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Poll shows strong support for Kenosha casino

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A poll shows strong support for a new tribal casino in Kenosha. The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows 49 percent support the casino while 35 percent oppose it. The Menominee Tribe wants to build an $810 million casino and Hard Rock Cafe complex in Kenosha. The project is […]

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Poll: Democrat Happ leads Republican Schimel

Poll: Democrat Happ leads Republican Schimel

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new poll shows Democrat Susan Happ leads Republican Brad Schimel in the race for attorney general, but nearly one-in-four voters are undecided. The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Happ with 40 percent support among registered voters, while Schimel has 33 percent. Twenty-four percent of respondents were undecided […]

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Wisconsin governor’s race remains dead heat

Wisconsin governor’s race remains dead heat

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke remain in a dead heat. The latest results released Wednesday show little movement in the race with 10 weeks until Election Day. Polls in May and July also showed the race to be essentially tied. […]

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Suspect in Dane County double homicide now in jail

Suspect in Dane County double homicide now in jail

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network A court appearance is expected on Friday for the former Dane County deputy accused of murdering his wife and sister-in-law. 39-year-old Andy Steele has been released from a Milwaukee medical facility and is now in the Rock County jail. He’s being held there to avoid a conflict of interest because he was […]

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Kenosha-area officials call for casino approval

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Leaders from southeastern Wisconsin and Democratic state lawmakers say Gov. Scott Walker should immediately approve the Menominee tribe’s proposed casino in Kenosha because it would put people back to work. They came together Wednesday to put pressure on Walker to approve the casino. The Bureau of Indian Affairs gave its OK […]

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Missing boy found in Fox River has died

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) – A missing 6-year-old boy found in the Fox River in Neenah has died. Police say Elijah Vanderhoof was in Riverside Park with his mother, older sister and cousins Tuesday afternoon when he went missing about 4:15 p.m. Neenah police responded and began a search. The boy was found in the river […]

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Park officials allow Apostle Islands fire to burn

Park officials allow Apostle Islands fire to burn

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) – National Park Service rangers have discovered a fire on one of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior that they say has been burning for weeks. The service said Tuesday it’s allowing the fire on York Island to keep burning. It says a lightning strike likely ignited the fire during a late […]

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Police: Green Bay gang bust leads to 9 arrests

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay police say a nine-month investigation into a street gang has led to the arrests of nine people. Police said Tuesday the recent arrests have broken up a gang called the Bay City Latin Kings. They say a 26-year-old Green Bay man who was arrested last week is the […]

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Hundreds gather to honor slain journalist Foley

Hundreds gather to honor slain journalist Foley

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Slain U.S. journalist James Foley is being remembered as a person committed to social justice and as a modest friend who deflected questions about himself. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Father Fred Zagone, the chaplain for the Marquette University Alumni Association, said at a vigil Tuesday that Foley cited the resonance […]

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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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