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20 flu-related hospitalizations so far in October

20 flu-related hospitalizations so far in October

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State health officials say the flu season is off to a strong start in Wisconsin. State epidemiologist Thomas Haupt says influenza hospitalizations have been unexpectedly on the rise in October. Twenty people have been hospitalized in the past three weeks. Haupt tells WISN-TV one or two hospitalizations are common this time […]

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Wisconsin Assembly Republicans looking to next session (AUDIO)

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network The election is still two weeks away, but Republicans in the state Assembly are already turning their attention to the next Legislative session. Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and fellow GOP lawmakers outlined their ‘Forward Agenda‘ Tuesday at the Capitol. Vos said “the centerpiece of our agenda is really making sure […]

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County councils to release deer recommendations

County councils to release deer recommendations

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s newly created county deer councils are set to release their first recommendations on local herd sizes next month. Forming the councils was a key part of recommendations Texas researcher James Kroll came up with in 2012 to help the Department of Natural Resources improve deer management. The councils are scheduled […]

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Assembly GOP unveils legislative priorities

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Assembly Republicans are outlining their priorities for the next legislative session, saying they plan to focus on regulatory reform, combatting public assistance fraud and finding new ways to pay for the state’s roads. They promised during a news conference Tuesday to continue reviewing administrative code with an eye toward cutting red […]

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6th Congressional District candidates talk taxes

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – In the race for the only open House seat in Wisconsin this year, both 6th Congressional District candidates agree that the federal government needs to work on reducing the national debt. Democrat Mark Harris and Republican Glenn Grothman are also in agreement that the government should stop running budget deficits. But […]

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State Health Officials urge Wisconsin residents to get Flu shots

State Health Officials urge Wisconsin residents to get Flu shots

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON— As 20 people, including children and the elderly, have already been hospitalized in Wisconsin due to seasonal influenza this flu season, state health officials are encouraging Wisconsin residents to get flu shots to help protect against seasonal influenza. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone aged six months and older should […]

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Burke votes early in Wisconsin governor’s race

Burke votes early in Wisconsin governor’s race

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin gubernatorial hopeful Mary Burke is voting early. Burke, a Madison Democrat looking to unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker, voted Tuesday morning at Madison’s city hall. Other voters watched as Burke strode into the office with a gaggle of reporters, got her ballot, filled it out and turned it back in. […]

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Republicans call Walker email release ‘slimy’

Republicans call Walker email release ‘slimy’

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Republican Party says it’s a “slimy political stunt” for Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele to release thousands of emails prosecutors collected during the first secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s former aides and associates just two weeks before the election. Abele’s office on Tuesday planned to release 16,000 emails […]

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Principal saves student choking on corn dog

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) – The principal of a Portage elementary school says it was the universal sign for choking that let him know a fifth-grader was in serious trouble. John Muir Elementary School Principal Jason Meyer saw 11-year-old Trent Weier place his hands on his throat when he began choking on a mini-corn dog at […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court takes double homicide case

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Supreme Court will decide whether a Milwaukee man accused of killing his parents deserves a new trial. Prosecutors charged Corey Kucharski with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the 2010 shooting detahs of Ralph and Pamela Kucharski. Corey Kucharski said voices told him to kill them. He was […]

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