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1-time foreclosure king, son arrested in Pewaukee

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

PEWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) – Heavily-armed federal agents broke down the door of a Pewaukee home and arrested a man described as a one-time king of foreclosures and his adult son. The U.S. marshals, assisted by the FBI, Waukesha County Sheriff’s deputies and Pewaukee police took Todd Brunner and his 24-year-old son, Shawn, into custody at […]

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Wisconsin DNR to close fourth wolf hunt zone

Wisconsin DNR to close fourth wolf hunt zone

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials are poised to close a fourth wolf hunting zone. The Department of Natural Resources plans to close Zone 5, an oval-shaped area in west-central Wisconsin, at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Hunters had killed 14 wolves in that zone as of Sunday, six shy of the zone’s limit. The agency has […]

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GOP accuses Happ of going easy on bomb builder

GOP accuses Happ of going easy on bomb builder

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republicans are accusing Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ of letting a pipe bomb builder get off scot-free. Happ currently serves as the Jefferson County district attorney. The GOP and allies have been digging through her records looking for cases that they say show she’s lenient on criminals. On Friday the […]

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6 generations celebrate in Rhinelander

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) – A 100-year-old Rhinelander woman and her family are celebrating a generational milestone. Bea Kofler got acquainted with her great-great-great grandson at her senior living center Sunday where her family had gathered. Kofler says holding nine-day-old Mason Borowski is almost overwhelming, but a great feeling. Kofler grew up in Milwaukee and later […]

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Early voting begins in Wisconsin

Early voting begins in Wisconsin

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Voters hoping to avoid lines at the polls Election Day can cast their ballots early. Municipal clerks across Wisconsin will accept ballots beginning Monday. Early voting hours generally run from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. weekdays, however local clerks can set their own hours within those perimeters. Early voting ends Oct. […]

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Historian to retrace Nicolet’s journey

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin historian is set to retrace French explorer Jean Nicolet’s travels this week. Patrick Jung, an associate history professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, will give a presentation on Nicolet on Tuesday at the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison. The presentation is part of the museum’s series of noon […]

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Wisconsin man bikes to raise pipeline awareness

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) – An 80-year-old Wisconsin man is riding his bicycle across 16 counties in the state to raise awareness about a proposed Enbridge Energy oil pipeline and call for greater transparency around the project. WDIO-TV reports Bruce Noble is biking through counties where the Canada-based company’s crude oil Pipeline 61 could be built. […]

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Missed the debate in Gov. race? Listen to full audio here

Missed the debate in Gov. race? Listen to full audio here

| October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke break little new ground in their second and final debate. Walker and Burke largely played it safe in Friday’s debate in Milwaukee, sticking to their well-worn talking points honed over months on the campaign trail. The debate comes just 18 days before the Nov. 4 […]

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Prepare your vehicle for winter before it’s here

Prepare your vehicle for winter before it’s here

| October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, WI. (October 15, 2014) – Seasonal changes can have a serious impact on your vehicle’s performance.  Preparation and proper maintenance can often be the difference between getting home safely and becoming stranded. “Harsh winter conditions make your vehicle work harder, particularly the charging and starting system, headlights, tires and windshield wipers,” says Nick Jarmusz, […]

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Walker considering requesting Ebola travel ban

Walker considering requesting Ebola travel ban

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) – Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he’s considering asking the federal government to impose travel bans to stop the spread of Ebola. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, an Oshkosh Republican, has called for restricting travel and quarantines for people who have recently been in affect nations or exposed to Ebola patients. U.S. Rep. […]

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