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DOJ to dispatch attorneys, agents to polls

DOJ to dispatch attorneys, agents to polls

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen plans to dispatch state Justice Department attorneys and agents to polling sites across the state on Election Day to ensure compliance with state election laws. Van Hollen, a Republican, plans to send teams to Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Janesville, Beloit, Kenosha, Racine, Wausau, […]

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Humane Society says dirty dogs weren’t in dumpster

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) – The Dodge County Humane Society says two neglected dogs brought to the shelter weren’t abandoned in a dumpster as the man who delivered them had claimed. Humane Society president Ryan Vossekuil says when police investigated the case of possible animal neglect, they found the man wasn’t telling the truth. He […]

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Judge orders DOJ to release Schimel videos

Judge orders DOJ to release Schimel videos

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Madison judge says the state Justice Department must release videos of two training presentations Republican attorney general hopeful Brad Schimel gave to prosecutors but will give the agency a chance to appeal his ruling. The state Democratic Party filed a records request with DOJ seeking videos of Schimel, the Waukesha […]

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Wisconsin elections head predicts voter turnout at 57 percent

Wisconsin elections head predicts voter turnout at 57 percent

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network Expect plenty of Wisconsin residents to show up at the polls next Tuesday to cast their votes in a race for governor that both of the leading candidates admit will largely hinge on turnout. The state Government Accountability Board project about 2.5 million voters will cast ballots in the November 4 election, […]

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Judge to hold hearing on releasing Schimel videos

Judge to hold hearing on releasing Schimel videos

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Madison judge could rule on whether to release videos of what Democrats believe is Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel making inappropriate remarks at prosecutorial training seminars. The state Democratic Party has filed an open records request with the state Justice Department seeking five videos of presentations Schimel, the Waukesha […]

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DOJ records show agent was fired over ICAC delays

DOJ records show agent was fired over ICAC delays

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Newly released records show a state Justice Department agent that left her job over delays in assigning Internet child pornography cases was fired. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced in March that two investigators in DOJ’s Milwaukee office had left their jobs after DOJ officials discovered they had left nearly four […]

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DNR reminds hunters to review county boundaries

DNR reminds hunters to review county boundaries

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding deer hunters to learn the boundaries of new management units by reviewing county lines. The Department of Natural Resources has reduced the number of traditional management units this year from 134 to 72 units based on county boundaries in an effort to simplify the hunt. The […]

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Wisconsin studies music and memory program

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is leading a new study on whether music can help dementia patients. Similar studies will be done in Utah and Ohio on the Music and Memory program, which is in hundreds of nursing homes across the U.S. and Canada. The study in Wisconsin is the largest […]

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Schimel renews claims that Happ is activist

Schimel renews claims that Happ is activist

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel is renewing his accusations that his Democratic opponent Susan Happ is a liberal activist during the candidates’ third and final debate. Schimel opened the debate Wednesday at the state bar association by saying businesses should fear Happ, saying she will turn the state Justice Department […]

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Shootout sends wounded suspect to hospital

Shootout sends wounded suspect to hospital

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

LAKE NEBAGAMON, Wis. (AP) – A standoff and shootout in northwestern Wisconsin ended after the suspect was shot and wounded by sheriff’s deputies. Douglas County sheriff’s officials say the female suspect got into an argument with her mother Wednesday at a residence in Lake Nebagamon and pulled a gun. The mother fled to a nearby […]

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