Pre-Teens Charged in Slender Man Case Deemed Fit to Stand Trial 

The two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to appease a mythical creature known as the Slender Man have been deemed competent by a judge to stand trial. They will both be charged as adults, at least initially, despite continued questions about their mental health: one of the girls… » 12/19/14 4:50pm 12/19/14 4:50pm

Congressman: Welfare Is a 'Bribe to Not Work That Hard' or Get Married

Newest Wisconsin congressman Glenn Grothman hasn't even taken his seat yet, but the 59-year-old Tea Party enthusiast has already set his sights on the Badger State's greatest scourge: low-income people who receive modest state and federal benefits. Grothman recently told a local news host that aid programs are "a… » 12/02/14 4:00pm 12/02/14 4:00pm

Lingerie Night at the Eager Beaver Bar Canceled After Kidnapping Attempt

The Eager Beaver bar in Appleton, Wisconsin has been operating for four years, and while neighbors have been unhappy in the past because the bar's too wild and noisy, they're now trying to shut the place down after a bartender was attacked after one of the establishment's weekly lingerie nights. » 7/21/14 11:30pm 7/21/14 11:30pm

Women in Wisconsin May Have to Wait 10 Weeks to Get an Abortion

Across the country, conservative legislators are gleefully endeavoring to enact laws that unnecessarily force abortion clinics to close, making it hugely difficult for women to have access to safe, legal abortions. And this week in Wisconsin, a federal judge is hearing arguments for and against Wisconsin's own shitty… » 6/05/14 4:00pm 6/05/14 4:00pm

Fetus's Lawyer Convinces Judge to Confine Drug-Free Pregnant Woman

Once upon a few months ago, in a horrible dark land called Wisconsin, a woman who was 14-weeks pregnant confessed to her doctor that in the previous year, she'd battled— and recently kicked— an addition to pills. But her doctor didn't believe her, so he told authorities. And under the justification of a surprisingly… » 10/24/13 11:15pm 10/24/13 11:15pm

Wisconsin Is The Latest To Instate Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Requirement

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who survived a recall last year thanks to his catchy campaign slogan ("Vote Scott Walker: He Keeps Your Vaginas... In A Cage!"), signed a law yesterday that requires all women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and ban doctors without admitting privileges from performing them at… » 7/06/13 2:00pm 7/06/13 2:00pm

Man Who Impersonated Neighbor to Schedule Craigslist Orgy Faces Prison

Craigslist, the parallel dimension where you can find a reasonably priced and barely stained couch as quickly as you can find a free handjob, is not to be trifled with, especially if that trifling involves the “casual encounters” section. Unfortunately, a Wisconsin man learned his lesson about not using Craigslist to… » 5/23/13 10:30pm 5/23/13 10:30pm

87-Year-Old Barkeep Fights for Her Right to Hang Bras From Ceiling

If you aren't already aware, bars in Wisconsin are a special breed of cheese curds and bizarre tradition. In a state with one bar for every 240 residents in one county, there's pretty much a watering hole for everyone, whether you're a burly biker with beef jerky breath or a soccer mom who likes to take shotskis on… » 5/20/13 5:00pm 5/20/13 5:00pm

Raw Milk Debate Has Maybe United Rural Conservatives, Urban Liberals

Wisconsin, America’s enchanted forest of cheeses, milks, and ice creams, is currently the home to one of the creamiest dairy debates in all the land about whether or not the governing powers that be should have the authority to punish dairy entrepreneurs for selling raw milk. If dairy consumers want to roll the dice… » 5/12/13 4:00pm 5/12/13 4:00pm