The family of a biracial man who was shot and killed by a Wisconsin police officer filed a federal civil rights lawsuit this week, alleging the officer's actions were unconstitutional.
The lawsuit contends that Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny's decision to shoot 19-year-old Tony Robinson Jr. in March violated Robinson's equal protection rights and right to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures. It also argues that the city enables such misconduct by failing to adequately train, supervise and control its officers, amounting to indifference to the use of deadly force.
At the same time Cecil dominated global news, a mysterious lion caught the attention of Wisconsinites. The Milwaukee Police Department received multiple calls from people reporting a lion-like creature slinking through riverside neighborhoods on the north and east sides of the city. The MPD confirmed that an officer saw some type of animal in a ravine near North 31st Street and West Cameron Avenue.
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers oppose a bill that would ban the use of aborted fetal tissue in Wisconsin.
Climate group 350-Madison has petitioned the Dane County Zoning and Land Regulation Committee to rescind its April 21 conditional use permit for a tar sands oil pipeline pumping station near Marshall.
Wisconsin authorities say a police dog assigned to the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits died after the air conditioner failed in his partner's squad car.
The K-9 named Wix was a 3-year-old male Belgian Malinois trained in explosives detection and tracking.
Republican lawmakers sponsoring a bill to ban research on aborted fetal tissue in Wisconsin — a proposal medical groups oppose — said this week they were working on changes to protect work at the University of Wisconsin that uses existing cell lines.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin on Aug. 11 notified Madison officials that a recent appeals court case makes clear that the city's anti-panhandling ordinance is unconstitutional.
Three years ago, Madison banned people from even peacefully soliciting donations in most of downtown.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on Aug. 10 announced that he instructed city staff to remove the granite and bronze stones from the area in the 100 block of Mifflin Street known as Philosopher’s Grove.
Authorities say a Racine man was arrested after forcing his way inside a home to take down a Confederate flag placed in a window.
The Journal Times of Racine reports 37-year-old Tajaun Boatner has been charged on counts including criminal trespassing and misdemeanor theft.
Sierra magazine, the official publication of the Sierra Club, released its ninth annual “Cool Schools” ranking of America’s greenest colleges and universities and put University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in the top 3.
A newly unsealed audio recording made by law enforcement officers as they raided the home of a former longtime aide to Gov. Scott Walker contradicts her description of how the search warrant was executed.