MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin says it has received $700,000 of the $100 million that Foxconn Technology Group pledged to fund engineering and innovation research on the school’s flagship campus. A Wisconsin State Journal report Tuesday says progress has been slow since the world’s leading electronics manufacturer made the promise in August 2018. UW-Madison spokesman John Lucas says there has been “no significant progress in discussions.” Foxconn says it remains committed to UW-Madison.
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man is accused of running a 10-man operation that manufactured thousands of vaping cartridges loaded with THC oil every day for almost two years. Police arrested 20-year-old Tyler Huffhines on Thursday. He is being held on a $500,000 cash bond pending charges. He is due in court Friday. Health officials have bene investigating 450 cases in 33 states of a severe lung disease possibly tied to vaping. As many as six people have died.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul says hundreds of millions of dollars could be at stake in lawsuit settlements that require the Legislature’s budget committee to approve. A law approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature gives the GOP-controlled committee power to approve lawsuit settlements. But there is no process in place for how that works. Kaul said Tuesday that tens of millions of dollars are at stake now and if it persists hundreds of millions of dollars could be at risk.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee mother is facing neglect charges following death of 42-pound teenage son. A criminal complaint says Iraida Pizarro-Osorio brought her 16-year-old son to a medical clinic in Milwaukee last week after he became unresponsive. The teen died at the clinic. Pizarro-Osorio told investigators her son had a genetic disorder, was epileptic and had autism and that his condition impacted his ability to gain weight.