- Police used to teach people at schools and public places to stay put and hide if they faced an active shooter situation. MERRILL But the Merrill Police Department is helping to change that thinking. Analysis of mass shootings shows people who run or fight back often have a better chance of survival. For example, during the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, 28 of the 30 people who were killed reacted passively, not proactively.
- In Wisconsin, the Great Lakes play an important role in our lives. A program in the Northwoods Wednesday night will take a closer look behind the science of those lakes. MINOCQUA This month's Science on Tap topic is "The Great Lakes, Great Challenges, Great Science." Dr. Jim Hurley from the UW-Madison Aquatic Sciences Center will be the featured speaker.
- The Badgers don't face Kentucky in the Final Four until Saturday, but Northwoods fans are already stocking up on their gear. MINOCQUA Employees at Packerland Plus in Minocqua have already seen plenty of fans come in to buy gear. They usually see their Badgers sales increase between the Elite Eight and Final Four.
- Gogebic Taconite won't seek an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin, but the company's announcement last month isn't enough for the Sierra Club. WISCONSIN The environmental group wants a repeal of the state law that relaxed the mine permitting process.
- Whistleblowers and family members of veterans who died at a Tomah Department of Veterans Affairs medical center say they want lawmakers to enforce accountability and reform the hospital. TOMAH
- He's still defending the state's new religious-freedom law, but Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is calling on state lawmakers to send him a measure by the end of the week making it clear that the law doesn't allow discrimination against gays. INDIANAPOLIS
- A wildlife expert says a Republican bill intended to allow Wisconsin residents to feed deer may result in fatal implications for the animals. MADISON The bill would allow counties with chronic wasting disease to resume baiting and feeding the animals after three years if no new cases turn up.
- A funeral service is scheduled for the Marinette County man authorities say was killed by a bank robbery suspect who later fatally shot a state trooper. WAUSAUKEE