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Woman sentenced in alleged murder-for-hire plot

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A Merrill woman accused of trying to hire someone to kill her boyfriend has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. Thirty-three-year-old Jessica Strom of Merrill also was ordered to serve four years on extended supervision once she gets out of prison. WAOW-TV reports Strom broke down in court […]

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Eau Claire man charged with killing wife

Eau Claire man charged with killing wife

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – An Eau Claire man is accused of killing his wife after she threatened to leave him. A charge of first-degree intentional homicide was filed Tuesday against 60-year-old Thomas Biesterveld. He’s accused of fatally shooting his wife, Lois Biesterveld, late Thursday night. Police allege Biesterveld was involved in a physical confrontation […]

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Harley Davidson introduces 2015 models

Harley Davidson introduces 2015 models

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Milwaukee-based Harley Davidson has unveiled its model lineup for 2015 – and the selections includes a trike. “The broad 2015 Harley-Davidson model lineup demonstrates our commitment to delivering amazing products to our customers through world-class, customer-led product design,” said Harley Davidson president and chief operating officer Matt Levatich. “We are […]

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Shooting victim IDs deputy as gunman in 911 call

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Police say a wounded Wisconsin woman called 911 before she died and identified the man who shot her as her brother-in-law, a former sheriff’s deputy. A Fitchburg police affidavit says Kacee Tollefsbol called 911 around 1 p.m. Friday and said Andy Steele had shot her in the back. When police arrived […]

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Year in prison for hiding a corpse

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – One of three men accused of burying a homicide victim in Rusk County has been sentenced to a year in prison. A judge also sentenced 50-year-old Timothy Zamsky, of Holcombe, to three years of extended supervision. Zamsky and three others were charged with hiding the body of Frederick “Brian” Harvey. […]

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Mountain biking club league is launched

Mountain biking club league is launched

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – Mountain biking is a new club sport for teens in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin High School Cycling League includes middle and high school riders who compete in a series of fall races that culminates with championship competition at Cascade Mountain in Portage. The league kicks off with 19 teams across the state, […]

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Train hits, kills woman walking dog in Wisconsin

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

SOLON SPRINGS, Wis. (AP) – Douglass County authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was hit by a train. WDIO-TV reports it happened in Solon Springs on Monday evening. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the 59-year-old woman was walking her dog and had just left a grocery store. Authorities say she walked […]

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Remember Netscape browser? Class of ’18 doesn’t

Remember Netscape browser? Class of ’18 doesn’t

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan. Leon’s choice of the same university her mother once attended is one of the milestones marked this year by the Beloit College Mindset List, a nonscientific compilation […]

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US attorney backs gay couples in marriage case

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – U.S. Attorney James Santelle says the federal government is behind gay couples who are suing to have the right to marry. The federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of Wisconsin spoke Monday at a rally in Milwaukee before gay couples and their supporters boarded a bus to Chicago, where arguments will be […]

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Dane County to launch suicide prevention campaign

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Dane County is launching a new suicide prevention campaign that encourages middle-aged men to talk about mental health. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the campaign promotes a web-based service that uses male humor to stimulate conversations about mental health assessments and treatment. “Man Therapy,” which launched in 2012, was developed […]

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