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State legislator to be sentenced on sexual assault

State legislator to be sentenced on sexual assault

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State Rep. Bill Kramer is headed to jail for five months after pleading no contest to fourth-degree sexual assault. Kramer, the former Assembly majority leader, reached a plea deal last month just before he was to go to trial on felony charges. He starts his sentence Dec. 4. Kramer, a Town […]

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3 die in crash on Wisconsin Hwy. 35 near Onalaska

3 die in crash on Wisconsin Hwy. 35 near Onalaska

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) – Three people have died in a head-on crash on Highway 35 north of Onalaska in western Wisconsin. It happened about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Highway Z. The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office says the initial call said it was a crash between two cars, but deputies arrived to find a third […]

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USDA buying cranberries due to oversupply

USDA buying cranberries due to oversupply

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – An oversupply of cranberries from record harvests in Wisconsin and Canada has prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to buy up to 68 million pounds of berries. The result will be more stable prices for cranberry growers. The oversupply means growers are getting between 10 cents and 19 cents a pound. […]

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Wisconsin regulators to consider electric increase

Wisconsin regulators to consider electric increase

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State regulators are set to consider raising electric rates for tens of thousands of Dane County customers. Madison Gas and Electric has asked the Public Service Commission for permission to raise its fixed monthly rates from $10.44 to $19, the utility’s largest increase in the last decade. The proposal also calls […]

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Authorities ID 2 dead in southern Wisconsin crash

Authorities ID 2 dead in southern Wisconsin crash

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have identified a rural Montello couple who people who died when their car collided with a pickup truck in south-central Wisconsin. The Columbia County sheriff’s office says 81-year-old Eldon Himsel was driving on Highway 22 around 2:45 p.m. Monday when he lost control of his car and slid into the […]

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Dispute over 9-point buck settled with coin flip

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) – A dispute over a nine-point buck was settled with a coin flip on Wisconsin’s deer season opener. The season was just a couple hours old when D.J. Jorgenson says his 11-year-old son, Kameron, wounded the buck in the Town of Oneida. He tells WLUK-TV they tracked it to a neighbor’s property. […]

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State legislator to be sentenced on sexual assault

State legislator to be sentenced on sexual assault

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State Rep. Bill Kramer is headed to jail for five months after pleading no contest to fourth-degree sexual assault. Kramer, the former Assembly majority leader, reached a plea deal last month just before he was to go to trial on felony charges. He starts his sentence Dec. 4. Kramer, a Town […]

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AG-elect Schimel names transition team

AG-elect Schimel names transition team

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney General-elect Brad Schimel has named his transition team as he prepares to take over the state Justice Department in January. Schimel announced Tuesday he has chosen attorney and Wal-Mart lobbyist Andrew Cook to serve as his deputy attorney general and lead the seven-member transition team. The group includes Avie Bie, […]

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Man sues Wisconsin police over Facebook arrest

Man sues Wisconsin police over Facebook arrest

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A man who was arrested after he posted Facebook comments calling a southern Wisconsin police department racist has filed a federal lawsuit alleging one of the agency’s officers violated his constitutional rights. Police arrested Thomas Smith in 2012 after he posted profanity-laced comments on Facebook calling police officers in Arena racists. […]

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Wisconsin runways see 20 close calls per year

Wisconsin runways see 20 close calls per year

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Data from the Federal Aviation Administration indicates there have been dozens of close calls on airport runways in Wisconsin throughout the past 13 years. A report by Gannett Wisconsin Media determined pilots have averted disaster 272 times at 12 of the state’s airports, an average of about 20 times each year, since […]

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