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Federal report: Homelessness down slightly in WI

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal report says the number of homeless people has declined slightly in Wisconsin. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report to Congress comes from a one-night count by local homeless advocacy agencies. Wisconsin’s report says the number of homeless people declined nearly 1 percent this year compared to […]

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Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy. For the first time, Wal-Mart is offering free shipping on what it considers the season’s top 100 hottest gifts, from board games to items related to Disney’s hit film “Frozen,” starting Saturday. Wal-Mart is also […]

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Frein’s 1st court appearance

Frein’s 1st court appearance

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa (AP) – An initial court appearance is set for this morning in Pike County, Pennsylvania for the man accused of gunning down two Pennsylvania state troopers, killing one of them. Eric Frein (freen) had evaded authorities for 48 days, until he was captured yesterday by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, […]

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Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference

Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – State health officials in Louisiana are telling any doctors who’ve recently been around Ebola patients or to certain West African countries to stay away from a medical conference in New Orleans. The order came in a letter Wednesday to the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, which makes it clear […]

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Recovery to begin after Wichita plane crash

Recovery to begin after Wichita plane crash

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Crews in Kansas will begin recovering the bodies of the four people killed when a small plane crashed into a building at the airport in Wichita. A federal investigator says the pilot reported a problem with the aircraft’s left engine soon after taking off from the airport yesterday morning. The dead […]

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Coca-Cola exec to speak at UW ceremony

Coca-Cola exec to speak at UW ceremony

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Coca-Cola executive who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison almost 30 years ago will return to his alma mater to deliver the speech at this winter’s graduation ceremony. Ben Deutsch graduated from UW-Madison in 1985 with a journalism degree and spent two years as a sports reporter at the Wisconsin […]

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Trooper ambush suspect captured

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) – Police in Pennsylvania say it was important that fugitive suspect Eric Frein (freen) be held in handcuffs belonging to the state trooper he’s accused of killing. After a seven-week manhunt, Frein was captured Thursday, about 30 miles from the Pocono Mountain state police barracks where one state trooper was shot […]

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Wisconsin GAB predicts 56.5 percent voter turnout

Wisconsin GAB predicts 56.5 percent voter turnout

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin election officials are predicting a little more than half of the state’s voting-age population will go to the polls next week. The Government Accountability Board officials said Thursday it expects about 2.5 million people will vote Tuesday. That’s about 56.5 percent of the 4.3 million people in Wisconsin old enough […]

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US judge considers dismissing ‘coordination’ suit

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MILWAUKEE (AP) – An attorney for the board that oversees Wisconsin elections has asked a federal judge to step aside in a dispute over the state’s campaign coordination law. The Milwaukee-based group Citizens for Responsible Government Advocates filed a lawsuit Oct. 2, asking U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa to declare unconstitutional a law limiting coordination […]

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DOJ to dispatch attorneys, agents to polls

DOJ to dispatch attorneys, agents to polls

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen plans to dispatch state Justice Department attorneys and agents to polling sites across the state on Election Day to ensure compliance with state election laws. Van Hollen, a Republican, plans to send teams to Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Janesville, Beloit, Kenosha, Racine, Wausau, […]

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