A judge has ordered the maximum sentence of life in prison to the man who kidnapped 13-year-old Jayme Closs after killing her parents in their northwestern Wisconsin home last fall. Jake Patterson has no possibility of parole on the first-degree intentional homicide conviction.
Gov. Tony Evers and Republican legislative leaders met Wednesday to talk about K-12 education funding. During his campaign, Evers proposed to increase K-12 funding by 10 percent over two years, Republicans have talked about a much lower increase.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has identified a 23-year-old man killed in Sunday's three-vehicle crash in Washburn as Brett Tyler form Chetek, Wisconsin. Authorities also say a 51-year-old Chippewa Falls man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Wisconsin state wildlife officials will present their 2019 hunting plans to the DNR. The plan does not include any buck-only counties for the first time in a decade. A sign that deer are becoming more abundant, especially in northwestern and southern Wisconsin.
Another man has been convicted in connection with a Lac du Flambeau tribal member's death in Iron County. Evan Oungst of Woodruff pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless homicide, aiding a felon, and delivery of gabapentin.
Former Vilas County district attorney, Albert Moustakis lost another court battle seeking to block the release of public records related to a closed investigation of him. In 2013, the state Department of Justice said no allegations against Moustakis were substantiated, but he still fought releasing the redacted records.
UW-Superior is running the only Great Lakes land-based facility that tests the success of technologies designed to prevent the spread of invasive species through ships' ballast water. The lab is on Montreal Pier in Superior.
Michigan would ease up on people who fail to renew their concealed pistol permit under a bill advancing in the Legislature. The plan would reduce the punishment from a felony conviction to a civil fine.