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Report of gun in school results in arrest

Report of gun in school results in arrest

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) – Authorities will decide whether charges are warranted against a teenager accused of plotting to shoot a classmate at Wisconsin Dells High School. When police received that report Wednesday afternoon, students at the high school were moved to interior classrooms and anyone outside was told to come inside. The State Journal […]

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US factory orders fall record 10.1 percent

US factory orders fall record 10.1 percent

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Orders to U.S. factories fell in August by the largest amount on record, but the big drop was heavily influenced by a plunge in volatile aircraft orders. A key category that tracks business investment plans posted a small increase, which was viewed as an encouraging indication that factory production will maintain momentum […]

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Court takes up hear religious bias case over hijab

Court takes up hear religious bias case over hijab

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will consider whether retailer Abercrombie & Fitch’s refusal to hire a woman wearing a Muslim headscarf was religious discrimination. A lower court said the New Albany, Ohio-based company didn’t discriminate against the job applicant because she didn’t’ say she needed a religious accommodation. But the Supreme Court on Thursday […]

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NTSB blames fatal towboat accident on operator

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CRESCENT, Minn. (AP) – A federal report says a fatal towboat accident near La Crescent occurred because the vessel’s operator was not properly trained. The National Transportation Safety Board report says the driver told investigators he didn’t know he had to press a button on the control board in order to steer the towboat. […]

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No action from high court on gay marriage

No action from high court on gay marriage

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has taken no action on appeals asking it to take up the issue of same-sex marriage. The gay marriage cases are not among cases the court agreed to hear in its term that begins next week. The justices are expected Monday to turn away appeals in hundreds of cases, […]

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Governor Walker dismisses need for extended DMV hours

Governor Walker dismisses need for extended DMV hours

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Democratic lawmakers are asking for increased hours at Division of Motor Vehicles service centers. They claim that without that, many people will face unnecessary challenges in getting photo ID, which is now needed in order to vote in Wisconsin. “We just want to make sure that we’re doing all we […]

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Secret Service chief resigns amid security lapses

Secret Service chief resigns amid security lapses

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned, a day after testifying before Congress about the multiple security breaches involving President Barack Obama. Lawmakers pounced on Pierson when questioning her about last month’s fence jumper, who, with a knife, walked through the White House front door. Following Pierson’s testimony, it was revealed that […]

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Supreme Court asked to block Wisconsin voter Iaw

Supreme Court asked to block Wisconsin voter Iaw

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Opponents of Wisconsin’s voter identification law are asking the Supreme Court to keep officials from enforcing it in the November election. Legal papers filed Thursday with the Supreme Court say there’s not enough time to implement new ID requirements in the five weeks before the election. A federal judge struck down the […]

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2 firefighters retire during Atlantic City blaze

2 firefighters retire during Atlantic City blaze

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Two Atlantic City fire battalion chiefs had to walk off the job and retire while fighting a blaze that destroyed four buildings and displaced 17 people. No residents or firefighters were injured. Battalion Chiefs Robert Macready and Kevin Bennett responded to the fire on Atlantic Avenue late Tuesday. The two […]

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Workplace deaths decline in Wisconsin

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – New data shows the number of workplace deaths is declining in Wisconsin. Ninety-six people died in work-related incidents in 2013 – down from 114 deaths the year before. A sharp drop in violent occupational deaths is highlighted in the data gathered by the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene. There were 27 […]

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