Breaking in WI

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. on Wednesday unveiled the design of its Rose Parade float — a 10,000-rose work of art highlighting the ballerina dreams of a teenage girl who is fighting cancer.

A window at the Concordia University Wisconsin Milwaukee Midtown Center was shattered by gunfire Tuesday evening, resulting in a brief lockdown of the facility near N. 56th St. and W. Capitol Drive.

There’s a 60% chance of snow in Milwaukee, mainly before noon Wednesday, but any accumulation is expected to be less than half an inch, according to the National Weather Service in Sullivan.

The Pentagon plans to deploy about 200 more special operations troops to Iraq and has stepped up airstrikes in an effort to break a military stalemate with Islamic State, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told Congress on Tuesday.

One person was killed and another injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash in Brown Deer.

Hoping to cut about $3.5 million in costs, Bank Mutual Corp. said Tuesday it intends to close four Wisconsin branches in March and reduce its pension expense.

Hunters registered 204,725 deer in the nine-day gun deer season, according to a preliminary report issued by the DNR. The total is a 2.6% increase from 2014 but is the third-lowest in the last 30 years.

A memorial service will be held Friday in the state Capitol for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks, who died Sept. 21.

Circuit Judge Todd Martens found the Village and Town of Jackson complied with state law in creating the first-of-its-kind revenue sharing agreement and cooperative boundary plan.

A 42-year-old man was wounded Tuesday morning when he was shot outside a business in Oshkosh.

A 19-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were wounded Tuesday afternoon in a double shooting on Milwaukee’s north side.

As has been the case for nearly two decades, students in Jill Koszarek's eighth-grade science class at Lake Country School will dissect deer hearts this school year.

The victim, who police identified Tuesday as 47-year-old Tonie A. Phillips, was taken to a hospital after a pulse was reestablished more than 20 minutes after she was pronounced dead.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Talk about birth announcements: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife say they'll devote nearly all their wealth - roughly $45 billion - to solving the world's problems in celebration of their new baby daughter, Max.

WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Barack Obama worked to hammer out a global climate agreement in Paris, Republicans in Congress moved to block his plan to force steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants.

The ballpark pup has gone from watching walk-off home runs to a walk-on role in a production of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s “A Christmas Carol.”

Accused arsonist and fraudster Ybdi Islami won’t be moving out of the Waukesha County Jail anytime soon, a Waukesha County Circuit judge ruled recently.

Milwaukee’s Celeste Davis spent $5 on a ticket that appears to be a $50 winner, but the ticket never paid out, despite extraordinary efforts by Wisconsin Lottery staff to validate it.

Republican state lawmakers are circulating a bill that would block state transportation money from being used to operate the Milwaukee streetcar.

A key state witness against the man charged with killing a 13-month-old child while shooting up a house “like Swiss cheese” tried Tuesday to deny detailed statements about the crime he made to detectives.