A southeastern Wisconsin school district says it is disciplining students from a high school football team for hazing younger players. Older players at a New Berlin high school are accused of "paddling" younger teammates with a wooden board.
A Milwaukee mother is facing neglect charges after the medical examiner determined her 16-year-old son who weighed 42 pounds died of severe malnutrition. A criminal complaint says Iraida Pizarro-Osorio brought her teen son to a medical clinic in Milwaukee last week after he became unresponsive. The teen died at the clinic.
A freight train bearing a flammable liquid used in solvents derailed in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis Tuesday, causing a fire that sent thick, black smoke into the air and prompted the evacuation of nearby schools and residences.
The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty released a report that faults Democratic Gov. Tony Evers for slow response times, disorganization and lack of transparency. Evers' spokeswoman Melissa Baldauff refutes many of the report's key findings.
The deadly deer virus, epizootic hemorrhagic disease has been confirmed in a group of whitetails in central Minnesota's Stearns County. The disease isn't contagious, but it can lead to fewer deer in the area.
Wisconsin Rep. Katrina Shankland has introduced a package of bills that would allocate $2.2 million to expand cost-sharing for carcass-disposal dumpsters and kiosks where hunters can put deer for testing.
Red Lake Nation tribal scientists are monitoring the waters of Lower Red Lake for the appearance of zebra mussels that have already invaded the Upper Red. They're concerned that the invasive species will threaten a fishery that produces 1 million pounds of walleye per year.