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Wisconsin given deadline to respond on voter ID

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials have been given until Tuesday to respond to a request that a federal appeals court reconsider its decision to reinstate a requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals set the deadline to respond on Wednesday, hours after opponents of the […]

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Police say Packers ticket scammer caught

Police say Packers ticket scammer caught

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) – Marshfield police say a local man has admitted to scamming football fans who thought they were buying Packers’ tickets. Police Chief Rick Gramza says about 20 people lost a total of $50,000. The chief says the 37-year-old man told ticket buyers he had connections with the Green Bay Packers through a […]

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UW System campuses will issue student voter IDs

UW System campuses will issue student voter IDs

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – University of Wisconsin System campuses will issue free voter identification cards to students that request them. A student’s regular university ID won’t work at the polls because it doesn’t comply with a new state law that requires a signature and a proper expiration date on the cards. Except for UW-Superior, university-issued […]

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Wisconsin drivers experience delays due to trains

Wisconsin drivers experience delays due to trains

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – More rail traffic in Wisconsin is leading to more blocked railroad crossings, a trend that is affecting drivers across the state. The Reporter Media reports that a Canadian National train blocked Highway 175 south of Fond du Lac earlier this month, creating problems for both law enforcement and drivers. Law enforcement […]

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Wisconsin DNR says manure spill contained quickly

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

BRUSSELS, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials say a 640,000-gallon manure leak at a Door County farm hasn’t contaminated drinking water. The state Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday the spill was contained quickly on Tuesday and crews have been pumping the waste since. The manure leaked from an above-ground storage container at a dairy farm […]

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Latest Wisconsin jobs numbers to be released

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The latest jobs numbers showing how well Wisconsin is doing creating jobs compared with other states is set to be released. The numbers coming Thursday from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will show private-sector job creation for the state and nation for the 12-month period ending in March. In the […]

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1 complaint requires memorial to be removed

1 complaint requires memorial to be removed

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) – State transportation officials say a memorial to a woman killed by a drunken driver must be removed in Sun Prairie because someone complained about it. Department of Transportation rules say that the memorial must be removed, even if just one person complains. An elevated bronze plaque is located on state-owned […]

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Wisconsin man pleads in dismemberment slaying

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin man has pleaded no contest to a homicide charge after being found competent to stand trial on charges of fatally shooting and dismembering a Minnesota man. Twenty-eight-year-old Kou Thao of Wausau pleaded no contest Wednesday to second-degree intentional homicide in the death of 58-year-old Tong Pao Hang, of St. […]

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Wisconsin drivers often uninhibited by citations

Wisconsin drivers often uninhibited by citations

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – Many Wisconsin drivers who lose their driving privileges have continued to operate their vehicles and commit additional violations. According to Wisconsin Department of Transportation data, there have been more than 57,000 convictions for operating while suspended, without a valid license or after revocation this year. Post-Crescent Media reports that number follows […]

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Federal court stays Wisconsin gay marriage ruling

Federal court stays Wisconsin gay marriage ruling

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court has stayed a ruling that Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month upheld U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb’s June ruling that the ban violated gay couples’ equal protection rights. Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is trying to […]

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