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Wisconsin officials consider adopting wheel tax

Wisconsin officials consider adopting wheel tax

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – Some Wisconsin communities are considering the addition of a vehicle registration fee to offset road repair and maintenance costs. The Leader-Telegram reports that the fee, known as a wheel tax, would help local governments raise money for transportation-related projects. The tax was recently proposed in Chippewa County by the county […]

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Stray voltage lawsuit heard in Wood County

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) – A trial is underway in central Wisconsin involving a couple who blames stray voltage for loss of their dairy farm. Steven and Annette Weyerts are suing Wisconsin Power and Light Company, saying they were misled about voltage levels on their farm in Junction City. The Weyerts say stray voltage hurt […]

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Unknown parties want Doe documents to stay secret

Unknown parties want Doe documents to stay secret

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Two unnamed parties have asked a federal appeals court not to release nearly three dozen documents in a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and conservative groups. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals plans to release 34 electronic files in the so-called John Doe probe on […]

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Dozens demonstrate in support of Michael Brown

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Dozens of people rallied in downtown Milwaukee to show solidarity for demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri who are demanding justice for Michael Brown, the black teenager killed by a police officer. More than 100 people stopped traffic at a major intersection in downtown Milwaukee and a highway ramp Sunday and rallied at a […]

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Former officer to enter plea in suitcase slaying

Former officer to enter plea in suitcase slaying

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – A former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases is due back in a Kenosha County courtroom. Steven Zelich is expected to enter a plea Monday to charges of first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in the death of Jenny Gamez, of […]

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Sen. Johnson accepts Walker’s ice-bucket challenge

Sen. Johnson accepts Walker’s ice-bucket challenge

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker laid down the challenge, and Sen. Ron Johnson delivered. As part of a charity fundraiser, the Republican governor posted a video on Facebook on Thursday showing himself and his wife Tonette getting a tub of ice water dumped on them. He then challenges three fellow Republicans – Johnson, Rep. […]

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Wisconsin school cancels varsity football season

Wisconsin school cancels varsity football season

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

GLENDALE, Wis. (AP) – A Milwaukee-area high school has announced it will cancel its varsity football season. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Nicolet High School released a statement Thursday saying the decision is a result of low participation. The junior varsity and freshmen programs won’t be affected. The athletic director says the school is […]

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Former officer waives hearing in homicide case

Former officer waives hearing in homicide case

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – A former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases has waived a preliminary hearing in southern Wisconsin. Steven Zelich is charged with first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in Kenosha County Circuit Court where he’s accused of killing Jenny Gamez, of Cottage […]

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Mini pot-bellied pig comforts Eau Claire veteran

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – A miniature pot-bellied pig has brightened the life and home of a 37-year-old Eau Claire veteran. The Leader-Telegram reports that Shane Wilson received the 5-month-old pig as a wedding present in May. His friend, who owns a pot-bellied pig of his own, showed up at Wilson’s door one day with […]

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Walker takes ALS ‘ice bucket challenge’

Walker takes ALS ‘ice bucket challenge’

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is partaking in the latest Internet sensation. The Republican on Thursday posted on his Facebook page a video of himself and his wife Tonette getting a tub of ice water dumped on them. The video is part of the ‘ice bucket challenge,’ launched by the ALS Foundation to […]

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