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Potawatomi withhold payment to Wisconsin

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Forest County Potawatomi say they have not made their annual revenue sharing payment to the state of Wisconsin for their casino in Milwaukee because they anticipate the state will owe them money if Gov. Scott Walker approves a casino in Kenosha. The Potawatomi released a statement Tuesday after Walker’s office […]

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Victims’ uncle: Wisconsin ex-deputy now in jail

Victims’ uncle: Wisconsin ex-deputy now in jail

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) – Family members say they’ve been told a recently retired Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy is due in court this week in the shooting deaths of his wife and sister-in-law. Dan DuPuis of Hudson, an uncle of the two sisters, says the Dane County district attorney authorized him to say that former Deputy Andy […]

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Elections board: Primary turnout was 12.7 percent

Elections board: Primary turnout was 12.7 percent

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Turnout for Wisconsin’s primary elections two weeks ago was even lower than state election officials predicated. The state Government Accountability Board had predicted turnout would be 15 percent of eligible voters. The agency released figures Tuesday showing the official turnout for the Aug. 12 elections was 12.7 percent. The GAB said […]

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Woman sentenced in alleged murder-for-hire plot

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A Merrill woman accused of trying to hire someone to kill her boyfriend has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. Thirty-three-year-old Jessica Strom of Merrill also was ordered to serve four years on extended supervision once she gets out of prison. WAOW-TV reports Strom broke down in court […]

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Eau Claire man charged with killing wife

Eau Claire man charged with killing wife

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – An Eau Claire man is accused of killing his wife after she threatened to leave him. A charge of first-degree intentional homicide was filed Tuesday against 60-year-old Thomas Biesterveld. He’s accused of fatally shooting his wife, Lois Biesterveld, late Thursday night. Police allege Biesterveld was involved in a physical confrontation […]

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Harley Davidson introduces 2015 models

Harley Davidson introduces 2015 models

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Milwaukee-based Harley Davidson has unveiled its model lineup for 2015 – and the selections includes a trike. “The broad 2015 Harley-Davidson model lineup demonstrates our commitment to delivering amazing products to our customers through world-class, customer-led product design,” said Harley Davidson president and chief operating officer Matt Levatich. “We are […]

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Shooting victim IDs deputy as gunman in 911 call

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Police say a wounded Wisconsin woman called 911 before she died and identified the man who shot her as her brother-in-law, a former sheriff’s deputy. A Fitchburg police affidavit says Kacee Tollefsbol called 911 around 1 p.m. Friday and said Andy Steele had shot her in the back. When police arrived […]

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Year in prison for hiding a corpse

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – One of three men accused of burying a homicide victim in Rusk County has been sentenced to a year in prison. A judge also sentenced 50-year-old Timothy Zamsky, of Holcombe, to three years of extended supervision. Zamsky and three others were charged with hiding the body of Frederick “Brian” Harvey. […]

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Mountain biking club league is launched

Mountain biking club league is launched

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – Mountain biking is a new club sport for teens in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin High School Cycling League includes middle and high school riders who compete in a series of fall races that culminates with championship competition at Cascade Mountain in Portage. The league kicks off with 19 teams across the state, […]

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Train hits, kills woman walking dog in Wisconsin

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

SOLON SPRINGS, Wis. (AP) – Douglass County authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was hit by a train. WDIO-TV reports it happened in Solon Springs on Monday evening. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the 59-year-old woman was walking her dog and had just left a grocery store. Authorities say she walked […]

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