Breaking in WI

A searchable database of wills now available online at is said to include more than 100 million people from the Colonial era to the beginning of the 21st century, including Milwaukeeans such as Byron Kilbourn.

A batch of mosquitoes collected in Mitchell Park in the City of Brookfield has tested positive for West Nile virus.

Several agencies in Dane County are teaming up on a pilot program aimed at balancing racial inequities among young offenders in the criminal justice system.

High-speed police chases and injuries are becoming more common in Wisconsin, despite some police departments’ restrictions on chases over minor infractions, according to a recent analysis of Wisconsin Department of Transportation records.

The bear hunting season is slated to begin on Sept. 9 and run through Oct. 13. State Department of Natural Resources officials say they’ve issued a record 10,690 permits.

U.S. stocks rebounded Wednesday, recovering a significant portion of their losses from the day earlier. Investors remain on edge after the latest market plunge, which was triggered by more signs of slowing growth in China.

Wisconsin boat builder Palmer Johnson Yachts is closing, resulting in the loss of more than 100 jobs in Sturgeon Bay.

A West Bend company that provides liability insurance and other services for people who have permits to carry concealed handguns would build a new headquarters and eventually add over 130 employees under a proposal that has received city approval.

Building projects at UW’s Madison, Stevens Point and La Crosse campuses will eventually alleviate bottlenecks students navigate for seats in chemistry classes.

By late 2016 or early 2017, there will be books, computers and furnishings in a 21st-century library that will be designed to serve as an educational and neighborhood anchor in the historic Hills building.

U.S. banks posted record quarterly profits in the second period as lending and fee revenue rose while delinquent loans continued to decrease.

The 12-page Milwaukee police body camera policy will go before the city’s Fire and Police Commission on Thursday for an initial review, marking the first chance for public discussion about it.

A man was shot to death Wednesday afternoon on Milwaukee’s north side, according to Milwaukee police.

Sometimes even good news can come at a bad time.

Rookie right-hander Zach Davies will make his major-league debut tonight as the Milwaukee Brewers host the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park.

A Mequon lawyer is free on $10,000 bail after his arrest on potential charges of sexually assaulting a beer cart attendant during a golf outing.

Two police officers placed on administrative leave following the death of 29-year-old Antonio A. Gonzales in July are back at work.

An officer was killed Tuesday just south of the Wisconsin border, sparking a manhunt for three suspects who so far have eluded authorities.

Employees have been putting the finishing touches on the first Wisconsin location of The Container Store at Mayfair mall.

Two environmental groups have sharply increased their media spending against Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson.