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January 11, 2019 2:42 PM Woman says missing Wisconsin girl called out to her for help

MILWAUKEE - A woman said she was walking her dog along a rural road when a disheveled teenage girl called out to her for help, quickly grabbed her and told her she was lost. Then the girl revealed her name: Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who vanished three months ago after her parents were fatally shot in the family’s home. Jeanne Nutter 120

January 11, 2019 12:55 PM The Latest: Man elated missing granddaughter found alive

Smith says she was given no other details about the case, other than being told a suspect was in custody. Investigators confirm they have a suspect in custody, but say no other details would be released until a Friday news conference. Jayme had been missing since Oct. 15. Police discovered someone had broken into her family’s home in Barron, killed her parents 125

December 5, 2018 7:03 PM Wisconsin Republicans approve bills stripping power from incoming Democratic governor

“That’s what this is about: power-hungry politicians using their grubby hands in their last-ditch effort to desperately cling to power,” state Rep. Katrina Shankland, a Democrat, said before the vote Wednesday morning. “All we’ve seen demonstrated today and over the past few days is a contempt for the public.” The fight over power in Madison came after 101

December 3, 2018 3:59 PM Wisconsin Republicans forge ahead with power-stripping bills

He also held out hope Walker might stop the bills, but Walker has not voiced any opposition to date. The last lame-duck session in Wisconsin was eight years ago, just before Walker took office, when Democrats tried unsuccessfully to approve union contracts. This year’s proposals are wide-ranging and would affect everything in the state from transportation 97

November 27, 2018 9:06 PM Three Canadian soccer players among semifinalists for MAC Hermann Trophy

KANSAS CITY, MO.— Three Canadians have made the list of semifinalists for the 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy, awarded annually to the top men’s and women’s U.S. college soccer players. North Vancouver defender Alex Comsia, a senior at North Carolina, and Victoria defender Callum Montgomery, a senior at the University of Charlotte, were among 15 men’s semifinalists 101

November 21, 2018 3:00 PM GOP Senators tell Trump they want vote on trade pact this year

If the president pursues congressional approval this year, “we commit to working with you in a consultative manner to draft implementing legislation that could win our votes, as well as a majority in the House and Senate,” the senators wrote. The senators asked for the pact to be provided before Nov. 30. All three nations are preparing to sign the agreement 95

November 13, 2018 1:31 PM Wisconsin boys’ Nazi salute photo was innocent, photographer says

BARABOO, WIS.—The photographer who took a picture of boys from Baraboo High School giving what appears to be a Nazi salute says he simply asked the students to wave goodbye to their parents. Pete Gust told community journalism website Madison 365 that the pre-prom photo, which has been shared widely on social media, was innocent. He says he asked the boys to give him a “high five” for the photo 72

November 4, 2018 3:02 PM In ‘SNL’s’ cold open, Fox News hosts offer some thoughts on the migrant caravan

After two weeks off the air, “Saturday Night Live” wasted no time diving back into politics. The show’s cold open focused on many of the claims being made about the caravan of Central Americans — what The Washington Post’s Michael E. Miller called “a sea of weary men, women and children, borne forward in waves by nothing more than their blistered, bleeding 134

September 4, 2018 5:27 PM JPMorgan will pay $24 million to end lawsuit from Black advisers

“These racial disparities result from Chase’s systemic, intentional race discrimination and from policies and practices that have an unlawful disparate impact on African Americans,” the six plaintiffs said in court papers. They are Jerome Senegal in Texas, Erika Williams in Illinois, Brent Griffin in Wisconsin, Irvin Nash in New York, Amanda Jason in Kentucky 93

August 9, 2018 5:02 PM Ontario Power Generation buys U.S. renewable energy firm for $388M

Ontario’s government-owned power company is making its first foray outside the province, announcing a deal to buy New Jersey-based Eagle Creek Renewable Energy for $388 million. Ontario Power Generation says Eagle Creek owns 63 small hydropower facilities in the United States providing a total of 216 megawatts of capacity. The privately held target company’s 82