Boy Scout Eli Skrypczak comforted dying truck driver after Missouri train derailment

A Wisconsin Boy Scout on the Amtrak train that derailed when it collided with a dump truck in Missouri comforted the truck driver before the man died, the scout’s dad told The Post. Dan Skrypczak, who is the Appleton Troop 73 Scout Master, said in a Monday night interview his 15-year-old son Eli rushed to … Read more

Ron Johnson embroiled in controversy over staff handing Pence fake electors list

Conservative Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who faces a tough re-election race this year, finds himself embroiled in new controversy after the House Jan. 6 Select Committee revealed Tuesday that his staff attempted to hand a list of fake electors to then-Vice President Mike Pence. Johnson is facing tough questions about how much he knew of … Read more

WATCH NOW: Cleanup begins after tornado confirmed outside of Tomah | Weather

OLIVIA HERKEN and STEVE RUNDIO La Crosse Tribune A damaging tornado was confirmed near Tomah Wednesday shortly after 4 pm According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Tornado appears to have traveled northeast from Hwy. 131 and Hwy. A for about 15 miles before leaving Monroe County north of Shennington. The tornado took down … Read more

Source: Whitmer, McConnell, Evers on Wisconsin gunman’s list

A gunman suspected of fatally shooting a retired county judge at a Wisconsin home had a list that included Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, Whitmer’s office and a law enforcement source said Saturday. Douglas K. Uhde, 56, who has not been charged, is suspected of killing … Read more

Wisconsin Republicans vote not to endorse for governor

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans voted Saturday not to endorse anyone for governor ahead of the GOP primary in August, with former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch falling just short of the 60% needed to get the nod — and cash — that comes with winning the party’s official backing. It marked the first time … Read more

Summerset Marine Construction fire, explosion in Eagle

Multiple fire departments are on the scene of a fire and explosion at a construction company in Waukesha County. The response is at Summerset Marine Construction on Chapman Lane in Eagle. Officials said the explosion and fire started shortly before 8 am Thursday. It’s not yet clear how it started or whether there were any … Read more

Kiel, Wisconsin school charges kids for using wrong pronouns

A Wisconsin school district has filed sexual harassment complaints against three middle schoolers for calling a classmate by a wrong pronoun. The school district in Kiel, a city of 3,600 residents, has charged the three eighth-graders at the Kiel Middle School with sexual harassment after an incident in April in which the students refused to … Read more

Wisconsin anti-abortion office fire investigation ongoing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police said Monday that they hadn’t arrested anyone over a weekend fire and vandalism at the office of a prominent Wisconsin anti-abortion lobbying group. The fire at the Wisconsin Family Action office in Madison, which the FBI is helping investigate, came after two Catholic churches in Colorado, including one known for … Read more

Fire at Wisconsin anti-abortion office investigated as arson

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vandals struck an anti-abortion group office, where a fire broke out and a Molotov cocktail was found, authorities said Sunday. Madison police spokeswoman Stephanie Fryer told the Wisconsin State Journal that the fire reported shortly after 6 am Sunday at the Wisconsin Family Action office in Madison was suspicious in nature. … Read more

Teen charged with killing Lily Peters lured her into woods: complaint

The teenaged boy charged in the slaying of 10-year-old Lily Peters lured her off a hiking trail into a wooded area in Wisconsin where he allegedly killed her — before returning to the crime scene to better hide her body, new court docs say. The 14-year-old suspect told police that he had been riding his … Read more