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Ohio driver resigns after hot-bus allegation

Ohio driver resigns after hot-bus allegation

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment. Lebanon Schools officials had placed driver Benjamin Spaulding on administrative leave after hearing complaints about what happened Monday afternoon. They say the seven-year driver resigned just […]

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Justice worker suspended over porn delay

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Newly released records show the state Department of Justice suspended an employee for failing to forward tips about child pornography to supervisors. DOJ announced in April it had disciplined the worker for a delay in addressing a 2010 tip that a Milwaukee man might have downloaded child pornography. No one reviewed […]

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4 killed in New Mexico crash of medical flight

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico authorities say all four people aboard a medical flight were killed when the plane crashed in Las Cruces. New Mexico State Police say the twin-engine aircraft had just left the Las Cruces airport and was headed to Phoenix at a low altitude before it crashed and burst into […]

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Burke to meet privately with Obama

Burke to meet privately with Obama

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke will meet privately with President Barack Obama on Monday but not speak at the Labor Day rally in Milwaukee. Burke spokesman Joe Zepecki says it is not appropriate for Burke to speak at the rally Obama is attending because it is an official White House event […]

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Minimum 17-year sentence sought in porch shooting

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – Prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence of at least 17 years for a Detroit-area man convicted of murder for killing an unarmed woman on his porch. Theodore Wafer, of Dearborn Heights, returns to Wayne County court next Wednesday. Prosecutors say in a court filing that the sentencing guidelines for second-degree murder call […]

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Advocates outline plan to combat domestic violence

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Agencies who work with domestic abuse victims in Wisconsin say nearly $20 million in new funding is needed to support core services in the next six years. A report from the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse and End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin details the impact of tight budgets on victim service providers. […]

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Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) – Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it’s not some kind of warped practical joke. The goal is to prevent falls, which are the leading cause of injury in older adults and cost $30 billion yearly to treat. Conventional efforts include strengthening exercises. But University of Illinois in Chicago researchers are testing […]

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Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

UNDATED (AP) – Nearly half of parents who answered a new poll say they’re not comfortable letting their child play football, as concerns over head injuries increase. Forty-four percent of parents who responded to the Associated Press-GfK poll say they’re uncomfortable letting their kids play football. But only five percent say they’ve actually discouraged their […]

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Wisconsin Civil War soldier to receive posthumous Medal of Honor

Wisconsin Civil War soldier to receive posthumous Medal of Honor

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network A Wisconsin war veteran from long ago will be honored, over 150 years after his heroics helped shaped the outcome of the Civil War. Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing fought for the Union Army, and died in battle. The White House announced this week that he will be posthumously awarded the Medal […]

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Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. The Labor Department says the four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 299,750. That’s just 6,000 higher than […]

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