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Wis. background checks for gun purchases are up

Posted: 12/28/2012 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports total sales figures for firearms don't exist. But a good yardstick is the number of background checks when a gun is purchased.

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Roggensack submits signatures for re-election

Updated: 12/28/2012 - Roggensack delivered petitions Friday to the state elections board office. It takes at least 2,000 to get on the ballot for the April 2 election.

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Wis. retirees could face 13 percent cut

Posted: 12/28/2012 - The Department of Employee Trust Funds says in preliminary estimates that monthly payments to investors in the Wisconsin Retirement System's Core Fund are projected to either remain the same or drop up to 13 percent.

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Wis. DOT: Watch out for Superstorm Sandy cars

Posted: 12/28/2012 - The Department of Transportation warns the storm caused water damage to tens of thousands of vehicles, making their electrical systems suspect.

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Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

Posted: 12/27/2012 - A U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78

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Pet chicken alerts family about house fire

Updated: 12/27/2012 - Alma Center Fire Chief Jeff Gaede says the smoke detectors in the home did not go off, but the couple’s pet chicken woke them up. Both of them escaped.

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Report: Hunters mistakenly shot dog

Posted: 12/27/2012 - No charges against the individuals are expected by the Sheriff’s Office or the DNR at this time pending further review.

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Unemployment increases in most cities, counties

Posted: 12/27/2012 - The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that unemployment rates increased in every city with more than 32,000 in November except for Caledonia, which had no change.

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Police arrest subject of 2010 student death case for DUI

Updated: 12/27/2012 - Sgt. Ben Langham says McGlasson’s eyes were bloodshot and watery, and that he told officers that he drank one beer at the Back Door sports bar, but later told them he drank one rum and Coke.

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Caution Ahead: New Year’s ranks as deadliest day on U.S. Roads

Posted: 12/27/2012 - As Americans prepare for holiday celebrations, AAA reminds drivers and passengers alike of the dangers on the roads this New Year’s Day, which consistently ranks as the year’s deadliest day for alcohol-related fatalities.

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Drought unrelenting despite recent snowstorms

Posted: 12/27/2012 - The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows that roughly 62 percent of the continental U.S. remains in some form of drought, unchanged from the previous week.

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