CUMBERLAND, Wis.—When the Cumberland Police Department received a phone call Monday morning, it sounded like a serious situation. A car had crashed into the side of Cumberland High School, the caller said, near the principal's office. But when a police officer arrived at the scene on May 14, all he could do was laugh. The officer discovered that what at first appeared to be a car crashed into the school was actually a clever prank by high school senior students who graduate this weekend, police Chief Rick Rieper said.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — When he was elected to represent Wisconsin's 91st legislative Assembly district in 2012, Democrat Dana Wachs looked forward not only to representing the city where he was born and raised but to working with his fellow legislators on a host of issues intended to better the lives of state residents. But far too often, Wachs said, that hasn't happened. Instead, he said, the Republican-controlled Legislature has forwarded its agenda, often with little input from Democrats and the public in creating policies he said hurt many in the state.