Blue and black or gold and white? Debate goes viral over colors in dress

Written by The AP Saturday, 28 February 2015 22:46

It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?

Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black lace that, to many an eye, transforms in one photograph into gold and white. Experts are calling the photo a one-in-a-million shot that perfectly captures how people's brains perceive color and process contrast in dramatically different ways.

Unlikely new musical tells ‘Duck Dynasty’ family’s tale

Associated Press writer
Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:46

It’s all seemed like one big unlikely mashup: the Deep South, God-fearing family of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” turning their tale into a song and dance musical on stage in Sin City.

Even Broadway producer Michael David has been on the receiving end of inevitable surprise and, sometimes, concern when people learned of his involvement in the “Duck Commander Musical.”

What is sexual intercourse? That’s for the Florida Supreme Court to decide

AP writer
Monday, 09 February 2015 14:10

What does “sexual intercourse” mean in Florida?

The state’s Supreme Court justices are pondering the question in a case involving a 1986 law requiring HIV-positive people to reveal their infection before having “sexual intercourse.”

'Family source' confirms that Bruce Jenner is transitioning to female

Written by WiG reports Saturday, 31 January 2015 08:10

Multiple media are reporting that Bruce Jenner is transitioning to female.

WiGWAG: News with a twist, Feb. 26, 2015

Written by Lisa Neff, Louis Weisberg,
Matthew Reddin
Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:43

Kevin Matichek. — PHOTO: Courtesy

A 33-year-old Sheboygan alderman has resigned following accusations he was sexually involved with a 15-year-old boy. Ex-Alderman Kevin Matichek admitted to kissing the boy but denied the sex allegations. Matichek is a right-wing Republican whose Facebook page promotes fundamentalist Christianity and suggests affiliation with a far-right extremist group. 

Germantown officer credits dog for saving woman's life

Written by AP Sunday, 15 February 2015 14:27

The daughter of a 57-year-old Germantown woman is praising a police officer for saving her mother’s life, but the officer is crediting the woman’s dog.

Woman takes her kangaroo to a Beaver Dam McDonald's

Written by The Associated Press Thursday, 05 February 2015 12:08

A baby kangaroo injured in a brush fire in Australia. –PHOTO: gristfiles.com

A woman agreed to leave a McDonald's restaurant in Beaver Dam after a customer complained about the baby kangaroo she carried into the fast-food restaurant in an infant car seat.

WiGWAG: News with a twist, Jan. 29, 2015

Written by Lisa Neff, Louis Weisberg,
Matthew Reddin
Thursday, 29 January 2015 10:16

A “patriot” restaurant owner in Wyoming, Michigan — a town that appears to suffer from identity issues — has banned Michael Moore and Seth Rogen from his Brann’s Steakhouse and Grille for their outspoken criticism of the Oscar-nominated movie American Sniper. Our hunch is the two well-fed celebrities can find elsewhere to chow. 

Nevada Republicans sponsoring ‘Pop-Tart gun’ bill

Written by The AP Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:29

Nevada Assembly Republicans are backing a bill that would bar schools from punishing students who play with toy firearms.

Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler is sponsoring the AB121, which would forbid schools from punishing students that play with toy guns or pretend to use a firearm.

WiGWAG: News with a twist, Feb. 12, 2015

Written by Lisa Neff, Louis Weisberg,
Matthew Reddin
Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:49

‘Frozen’ sing-along: The head of a private Quaker school in Providence, Rhode Island, dismissed class in advance of a blizzard via a music video — an adaptation of “Let It Go” from Frozen. Sing along: “School is closed, school is closed, ‘cause it snowed so much last night. School is closed, school is closed. So stay at home and sit tight.”

Florida high court to define 'sexual intercourse' in HIV case

Written by WiG Thursday, 05 February 2015 07:58

The Florida Supreme Court is considering the definition of sexual intercourse in a case involving a gay man charged with not letting a partner know he was HIV-positive.

Arguments were held on Feb. 4 in the case involving Gary Debaun, who is trying to have a charge dismissed under a 1986 law designed to prevent the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus.

Arrested naked violinist sues, alleging excessive force

Written by The Associated Press Tuesday, 27 January 2015 07:33

A Hillsboro, Oregon, man arrested after playing a violin while naked outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, last year is suing police.

The Oregonian reports that 25-year-old Matthew T. Mglej claims authorities used excessive force and violated his First Amendment rights. He named the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau as defendants in a lawsuit filed last week, and he's seeking $1.1 million in damages.