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Trump Does Damage Control on 'Horrible' Milwaukee Line

'I love Milwaukee,' he tells rally in Wisconsin, accusing Democrats of distorting his words

(Newser) - As Democrats try to capitalize on Donald Trump's description of Milwaukee as "horrible," the former president is clarifying: "I love Milwaukee," he told a rally Tuesday in Racine, located in the same swing state of Wisconsin, reports the Guardian . Last week, Trump referred to Milwaukee—...

'Truly a Miracle No One Is Dead' After Rooftop Party Shooting

10 were injured in Wisconsin incident

(Newser) - An early morning shooting at a rooftop party in Wisconsin left at least 10 people injured, including teenagers, police said Sunday. Nine people were injured by gunfire and another was injured by broken glass at the party at a high-rise apartment in downtown Madison, the AP reports. All of the...

Warden, 8 Others Charged Over Deaths at Wisconsin Prison

Charges include abuse, misconduct in public office

(Newser) - The warden at Wisconsin's troubled Waupun Correctional Institution has been charged, along with eight other corrections officials at the maximum-security prison, in connection with the deaths of two inmates. Four inmates have died at the prison in the past year, and the charges follow investigations that were launched in...

Warden of Troubled Prison Becomes Jail Inmate

Wisconsin warden was jailed hours before news conference on deaths at Waupun facility

(Newser) - A Wisconsin prison warden was jailed Wednesday just hours before a scheduled news conference where officials planned to discuss the findings of investigations into multiple deaths at his facility. Online jail records indicate that Waupun Correctional Institution Warden Randall Hepp was booked into the Dodge County Jail around 8:20am....

Wisconsin Has Bad News for Three Trump Operatives

Attorney Kenneth Chesebro, 2 others charged with filing false paperwork alleging Trump had won the state

(Newser) - Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul filed felony forgery charges against two attorneys and an aide as part of a plan to subvert President Biden's victory over Donald Trump in the battleground state in 2020, per the AP . The charges were filed against Trump attorneys Kenneth Chesebro and Jim Troupis,...

Wild Hit-and-Run Crash Caught on Video

Driver fled the scene, is still being sought in Milwaukee

(Newser) - A dramatic hit-and-run collision was caught on video by a Milwaukee WTMJ-TV news crew that just happened to be filming in the area when it took place Sunday night. The crew was reporting on a shooting in the neighborhood when a vehicle sped by down the street. The driver, who...

20 Years After Missed Court Date, His Skeleton Was Found

Police seek info on Ronnie Joe Kirk, whose remains turned up in Wisconsin store chimney

(Newser) - His name was Ronnie Joe Kirk. How he got to be in the chimney of the Good 'n Loud Music store in Madison, Wisconsin, is anyone's guess. The body of the 5'7" man was discovered at the base of the chimney on Sept. 3, 1989, during the...

Louisiana, You're No. 1 (But You May Not Like Why)

State earns the dubious honor of having the most aggressive drivers, per ConsumerAffairs

(Newser) - "What the heck is making Montana drivers so unnecessarily angry?" That's the question posed by Jalopnik after viewing ConsumerAffairs' latest ranking of states where drivers are, shall we say, a little hot behind the wheel. Montana comes in third on that list, which ConsumerAffairs culled by looking at...

Teen Saves Busload of Kids After Driver Passes Out

'I feel more confident now—and brave,' says hero Acie Holland III

(Newser) - Preparing to get off his school bus last week, Acie Holland III noticed the driver wasn't slowing down for his stop. "She likes to joke with us a lot, and I thought maybe she was fooling with us," the eighth-grader tells the Washington Post . But this was...

Trump Won't Commit to Accept Results in Wisconsin

Former president says he will do so, but only if 'everything's honest' in his view

(Newser) - Donald Trump spoke to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on his swing through crucial Wisconsin this week, and he declined to commit to accept the swing state's election results. "If everything's honest, I'd gladly accept the results," Trump told the newspaper. "If it's not,...

Police Kill Armed Student Outside Middle School

Sources say Wisconsin suspect was 14-year-old boy

(Newser) - Police shot and killed a student outside a Wisconsin middle school Wednesday after receiving a report of someone with a weapon, the state's attorney general said in the first law enforcement briefing on gunshots that sent children fleeing and prompted an hourslong lockdown of local schools. Authorities had previously...

Minnesota Man Guilty of River Tubing Stabbing

Nicolae Miu killed teen, injured 4 other people

(Newser) - A 54-year-old Minnesota man was convicted Thursday in the slaying of a high school student and stabbing of four other people who were tubing on a western Wisconsin river. A Wisconsin circuit court jury found Nicolae Miu guilty of first-degree reckless homicide, four counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, and...

Man Who Firebombed Anti-Abortion Group Gets Prison

Wisconsin man Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury gets 7.5 years

(Newser) - A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 7½ years in federal prison for firebombing the office of an anti-abortion group in Madison in 2022, days after the leak of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury, 29, pleaded guilty in November to attempting to...

GOP Candidate Says 2020 Election Wasn't Stolen. But...

Wisconsin's Eric Hovde, running for US Senate seat, says nursing home turnout was exceedingly high

(Newser) - Not even two months ago, Eric Hovde's political campaign was described as "lackluster." Now, the Wisconsin Republican running against incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin for her US Senate seat is finally generating some attention, though for statements that may not play well with his state's older demographic....

Wisconsin Voters Approve Ban on Private Election Funding

Ballot measure was part of backlash to 'Zuckerbucks'

(Newser) - Private money to fund elections will be banned in Wisconsin after voters approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday put forward by Republicans. Voters also approved a second question put on the ballot by the Republican-controlled Legislature that amends the constitution to say that only election officials can administer elections, the AP...

Wisconsin Democrats See Changes as Helping Biden

Wisconsin Republican doesn't buy theory that competitive legislative races will boost presidential turnout

(Newser) - Wisconsin's presidential primary Tuesday clears the way for a general election campaign that Democrats see as an opportunity unlike any in recent state history. New legislative districts adopted last month erase Republican advantages that gave the GOP dominance of the Wisconsin Assembly even as Democrats won 14 of the...

Mike Johnson Hoped for an 'End of the Exits.' Now, Another

Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin to resign April 19, leaving House GOP down to a one-vote margin

(Newser) - Earlier this month, when Colorado GOP Rep. Ken Buck announced he was stepping down early from his seat in the US House of Representatives, Speaker Mike Johnson insisted there were no further resignations planned. "I think, I hope and believe that that's the end of the exits for...

Boy, 2, Is Sole Survivor of Wisconsin Crash That Killed 9

Van, semi collide in rural Wisconsin

(Newser) - A devastating crash in Wisconsin's Clark County killed nine people, leaving a 2-year-old boy as the sole survivor. The toddler was among nine occupants of a van that was traveling north on a rural roadway as a semi traveled east on a highway. Both vehicles were approaching the intersection...

In a Place Famous for Winter, 'What If Winter Never Comes?'

Life is currently 'unrecognizable' in Wisconsin's Northwoods, where snow and ice have been sparse

(Newser) - Maple sugaring season has kicked off early in Wisconsin's Northwoods—great news for pancake lovers, but not-so-great news for this area and other parts of the Upper Midwest that are experiencing what the Washington Post calls a "lost winter."
  • What's going on: Warmer-than-usual temps in Wisconsin
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34K+ Big Macs and Counting: Guy Is Still Eating Them

Guinness record holder Don Gorske has consumed an unimaginable quantity of the McDonald's burger

(Newser) - Two years ago, Don Gorske hit a taste bud-teasing milestone: a half-century of scarfing down Big Macs almost every day. Now, the Wisconsin man can claim even more Big Mac bragging rights, extending the record-holding status he first reached with Guinness World Records in 1999 by eating 34,128 of...

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