The Rothschild Police will receive two K-9s to be named in honor of two local children that died as a result of medical incidents. K9 Katie, named after Katie Brodjieski, will be added to the department next month. K9 Forrest, named after Forrest Goetsch, will join the department in March 2022.
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines. The decision comes as the aggressive delta variant spreads and some communities report troubling increases in hospitalizations among unvaccinated people.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is urging anyone age 12 or older who will be attending school in the fall to get vaccinated as soon as possible for COVID-19, as cases surge in the state due to the more contagious delta variant.
The 32-year-old man accused of shooting another man at a Weston bar in May 2019 pleaded no contest to his most serious counts Thursday during a plea deal with prosecutors. Sergio Retana was subsequently convicted of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree recklessly endangering safety and illegally possessing a firearm. Three other counts were dismissed as part of a plea deal.
Wisconsin is set to receive about $400 million as part of a proposed $26 billion national legal settlement over the opioid crisis. Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Wisconsin’s share of the settlement with the three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and drugmaker Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday.