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Bird in Wis. tests positive for West Nile virus

Updated: 06/20/2013 - Although very few mosquitoes actually carry West Nile virus, infected birds serve as an early warning that the virus is present in the area and that people should be more vigilant in protecting themselves against mosquito bites.

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Wis. AG named president of national association

Posted: 06/20/2013 - NAAG spokeswoman Marjorie Tharp says the organization, made up of attorney generals from all 50 states and six U.S. territories, elected Van Hollen to the position Wednesday during its summer meeting in Boston.

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Wisconsin unemployment dips to 7.0 percent

Posted: 06/20/2013 - The state Department of Workforce Development released the latest federal figures Thursday. The numbers are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Arcadia man killed in crash

Posted: 06/20/2013 - Investigators shut down a stretch of highway 95 for nearly an hour after the crash.

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Suspect in shooting arrested

Updated: 06/20/2013 - Deputies found the victim, a 60-year-old Spooner man, at a home in the Burnett County Town of Scott. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

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Republican Schultz to vote against budget

Posted: 06/20/2013 - Sen. Dale Schultz has been an outspoken critic of the Republican-backed spending plan but he has not said whether he would vote for it.

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House votes against dairy overhaul

Posted: 06/20/2013 - Supporters of the overhaul said the program was necessary to keep milk prices high. But milk, cheese and other dairy companies said those high prices would be passed on to consumers.

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Deputy: Vilas County sheriff dies after illness

Updated: 06/20/2013 - Sheriff's Capt. Russ Kennedy says Sheriff Frank Tomlanovich died Thursday morning. He says the sheriff will be remembered as a hard worker and good leader who took excellent care of his troops

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Republican Cowles will vote for budget

Posted: 06/20/2013 - If more than one Republican opposes the plan, it will not have enough votes to pass given expected unanimous Democratic opposition.

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Wis. board denies claim for high-speed rail work

Posted: 06/20/2013 - Milwaukee-based Wisconsin & Southern insists the state owes it $160,000 for preparing its tracks for the high-speed line between June 2010 and November 2010.

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Deal would protect clients of Wis. funeral fund

Posted: 06/20/2013 - The fund was marketed as a safe investment vehicle. But its money managers poured the cash into high-risk investments that lost money, so the fund that's supposed to have $70 million on hand only has $48 million.

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Top state ag officials meeting in North Dakota

Posted: 06/20/2013 - The Midwestern Association of State Departments of Agriculture is holding its annual conference through early Monday in the Badlands town of Medora.

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World Health Org.: Third of women suffer domestic violence

Updated: 06/20/2013 - In a series of papers released on Thursday by the World Health Organization and others, experts estimated nearly 40 percent of women killed worldwide were slain by an intimate partner and that being assaulted by a partner was the most common kind of violence experienced by women.

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