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Home sales decline in August

Home sales decline in August

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Sales of existing homes in Wisconsin have declined. The Wisconsin Realtors Association reports sales dropped 5.7 percent in August compared to a year earlier. Association board chairman Steve Lane says tighter inventory of properties in the state’s metro areas could have slowed sales there. Lane tells the Journal Sentinel that even though […]

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Social worker sued for impregnating client

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A state social worker who fathered the child of a client is being sued in federal court in Milwaukee. The caseworker, Peter Nelsen, testified Monday he had repeated sexual relations with the woman and when she became pregnant, pressured her to have an abortion. Nelsen was assigned to investigate allegations of child […]

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Appleton reconsidering SWAT vehicle

Appleton reconsidering SWAT vehicle

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network The ongoing national debate about the use of military-style SWAT vehicles by local police departments has an official in one Wisconsin community reconsidering the city’s ownership of an armored truck. Appleton Police partnered with the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department to accept the donated armored truck through a national program. However, Alderwoman Polly Dalton […]

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Michelle Obama to campaign in Milwaukee for Burke

Michelle Obama to campaign in Milwaukee for Burke

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Michelle Obama is coming to Milwaukee next week to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. The visit on Sept. 29 comes the same day that Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is to be campaigning across the state in Hudson, near the Minnesota border, for Gov. Scott Walker. No details […]

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Lambeau Field concert likely in 2015

Lambeau Field concert likely in 2015

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Because of construction at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers’ home stadium hasn’t hosted a concert or major event inside the bowl since Kenny Chesney visited in 2011. That could change next year. The Green Bay-Brown County Professional Stadium District is expected to take up the possibility this week. WLUK-TV […]

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Feds find Sheboygan River PCB levels still high

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – A federal report finds that despite a significant drop, levels of a cancer-causing chemical found in fish and sediment in Sheboygan’s river and harbor are still unacceptable. Sheboygan Press Media reports leaders and government officials say such results are not a surprise so soon after completion of a multi-million dollar cleanup […]

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Senior pictures and railroad tracks not a good match

Senior pictures and railroad tracks not a good match

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network As high school seniors plan their senior portraits, Wisconsin railroad officials are urging them to keep the tracks off their list of potential backdrops. The symbolism can be very effective for a reflecting the life of someone looking to move one, with a high school senior sitting on a set of railroad […]

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Liberal group complains voters can’t get ID

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A liberal attack group plans to file a brief in the legal battle over Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law alleging state offices aren’t open enough to produce enough IDs for would-be voters ahead of the Nov. 4 election. The law has been dormant since February 2012 pending legal challenges. The 7th […]

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Emily’s List to spend $1.2 million for Burke

Emily’s List to spend $1.2 million for Burke

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A national group that works to elect Democratic who support abortion rights plans to spend $1.2 million on television ads for Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. Emily’ List announced Monday that it would begin airing ads statewide in early October. Emily’s List says the first spots will focus on Republican Gov. […]

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Wisconsin gun group sues for Green Bay records

Wisconsin gun group sues for Green Bay records

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A group promoting Wisconsin gun owner rights is suing the city of Green Bay for records that might indicate if the city has a policy on carrying guns openly. Press-Gazette Media reports Wisconsin Carry Inc. has asked a Brown County judge to order city officials to relinquish public records. Wisconsin […]

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