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Supreme Court to decide murder-for-hire case

Supreme Court to decide murder-for-hire case

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule in a case involving a man convicted for his role in plotting to kill his lover’s husband. The court is set to issue an opinion Thursday looking at whether Carlos Cummings invoked his right to remain silent when he told police during an […]

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Hayward hosts Lumberjack World Championships

Hayward hosts Lumberjack World Championships

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) – International competition begins in Hayward where the very best lumberjacks are gathering. The U.S. Lumberjack World Championships get underway Thursday with log rolling, pole climbing and chopping events. The championships started in 1960. Organizers say it’s a way to acknowledge the rich history of the logging industry across the United States. […]

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Wisconsin police search for naked intruder

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) – Eastern Wisconsin police are searching for a naked man who Fond du Lac residents say has entered and lurked near their homes. The city’s Assistant Police Chief Steve Klein says the man entered an unlocked house Wednesday but didn’t steal or damage anything. Klein says a resident chased him […]

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Attorney general hopeful proposes senior advocate

Attorney general hopeful proposes senior advocate

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney general hopeful Jon Richards wants to create a new position with the state Justice Department to protect senior citizens. Richards announced Wednesday his so-called senior citizen advocate would work with local prosecutors to protect seniors from fraud and abuse. The advocate also would work with lawmakers to draft legislation to […]

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Unemployment up in Wisconsin’s largest cities

Unemployment up in Wisconsin’s largest cities

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Unemployment is up in all of Wisconsin’s largest cities and most counties. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that unemployment rates in June increased in all of the state’s 32 largest cities. Unemployment rates went up in 61 of 72 counties and remained unchanged in the other 11. Wisconsin’s […]

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Walker’s favorability drops in new poll

Walker’s favorability drops in new poll

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – After weeks of negative attack ads against Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, a new poll shows that roughly the same percentage of voters have a favorable view of her as those who don’t. But Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Gov. Scott Walker’s approval ratings dropped from 47 percent […]

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New poll shows Obama approval rating dips

New poll shows Obama approval rating dips

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – President Barack Obama’s approval rating is almost unchanged in Wisconsin, with 46 percent of registered voters saying they approve of the job he’s doing. A Marquette University law school poll released Wednesday says 47 percent disapprove of his performance, and 4 percent don’t know. A similar Marquette poll two months ago […]

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Van Hollen: Gay marriage isn’t a fundamental right

Van Hollen: Gay marriage isn’t a fundamental right

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause doesn’t cover sexual orientation the same way it does gender discrimination and there’s no fundamental right for gay couples to marry. Van Hollen made his arguments in a brief filed Wednesday with a federal appeals court in Chicago. He […]

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Federal declaration requested for winter damage

Federal declaration requested for winter damage

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is asking the federal government to help eight Wisconsin counties recover from infrastructure damage caused by the severe winter weather. Walker has requested a federal disaster declaration to help pay for about $11 million in damage to broken water mains and frozen water towers due to the extreme […]

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Appeals court asks unnamed parties for information

Appeals court asks unnamed parties for information

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court is asking two unnamed parties related to an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign and other conservative groups to explain why they are entitled to remain anonymous. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday asked the unnamed parties to address that in briefs […]

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