Gov. Evers Extends State’s Mask Mandate Until Nov. 21

Gov. Tony Evers has extended Wisconsin’s mask mandate until Nov. 21, citing a surge in coronavirus cases across the state, particularly on college campuses. The order has been in effect since August and was scheduled to expire on Monday. Evers on Tuesday extended the order even as his authority to issue the mandate is being…read more »

Isaiah Evans

Fugitive Wanted In A Beloit Attempted Homicide Arrested

Authorities in Marathon County say a 25-year-old man wanted for attempted homicide in Beloit has been taken into custody after a chase.  Sheriff Scott Parks says his department, as part of the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, worked with the U-S Marshals Office Wednesday to arrest Isaiah Evans and an accomplice.  Authorities were told…read more »


4 Elderly Victims Wounded At Mayville Apartment

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office reports four elderly people were wounded in a mass shooting at an apartment in Mayville.  Two of the four were airlifted from the Spring Glen Elderly Housing facility to trauma centers and they are in critical condition.  One of the critical patients is said to be the shooter.  No names…read more »

Dane County Courthouse

Cambridge Man Charged with Homicide by Drunken Driving

Dane County prosecutors are charging a Cambridge man with homicide by drunken driving.  Authorities say 27-year-old Lonzo Simmons crashed his vehicle while trying to get away from a traffic stop last June in Sun Prairie. The accident took the lives of two passengers and critically injured a third. Following the crash, Simmons’ blood-alcohol content was…read more »


UW-Madison Students Told to “Severely Limit” In-Person Interaction

Undergrads at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been told to “severely limit” their in-person interactions for the next two weeks. Campus leaders are trying to slow the growth in the number of positive COVID-19 test results. An open letter from Chancellor Rebecca Blank asks those students to limit their exposure.  As of Monday, there were…read more »

UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson

UW-Whitewater Chancellor Placed On Paid Leave, Complaint Being Investigated

The chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has been placed on paid leave while a complaint against him is investigated. A statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson did not disclose the nature of the complaint against Dwight Watson. Thompson says university officials will have no further comment on the personnel matter right now. UW-Whitewater…read more »