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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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Remember Netscape browser? Class of ’18 doesn’t

Remember Netscape browser? Class of ’18 doesn’t

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan. Leon’s choice of the same university her mother once attended is one of the milestones marked this year by the Beloit College Mindset List, a nonscientific compilation […]

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US attorney backs gay couples in marriage case

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – U.S. Attorney James Santelle says the federal government is behind gay couples who are suing to have the right to marry. The federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of Wisconsin spoke Monday at a rally in Milwaukee before gay couples and their supporters boarded a bus to Chicago, where arguments will be […]

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Dane County to launch suicide prevention campaign

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Dane County is launching a new suicide prevention campaign that encourages middle-aged men to talk about mental health. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the campaign promotes a web-based service that uses male humor to stimulate conversations about mental health assessments and treatment. “Man Therapy,” which launched in 2012, was developed […]

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Community activists plan 3rd rally over shootings

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Community activists in Milwaukee are organizing their third rally in about a week over the officer-involved shooting deaths of Dontre Hamilton in Wisconsin and Michael Brown in Missouri. People are expected to gather Monday after at the downtown Milwaukee park where an officer shot Hamilton as many as 15 times in April. […]

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Public meeting on Enbridge pipeline proposal

Public meeting on Enbridge pipeline proposal

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network A new petroleum pipeline and a replacement to an older pipeline bringing oil to Superior have been proposed. Wisconsinites will be able to express any concerns they have with that proposal Monday. Pipeline company Enbridge is proposing the Sandpiper project, which would bring crude oil from the Bakken oil fields in the […]

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Former Dane County sheriff’s deputy could face homicide charges

Former Dane County sheriff’s deputy could face homicide charges

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network A former deputy with the Dane County Sheriff’s Department could have murder charges filed against him early this week, after his wife and sister-in-law were killed at his home in Fitchburg. Police say 39-year-old Ashlee Steele and 38-year-old Kacee Tollefsbol of Lake Elmo, Minnesota were found at the Steeles’ home last Friday. […]

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Wisconsin gay couples set off for arguments

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Two gay couples suing for the right to marry are off to Chicago to listen to oral arguments before a federal appeals court. Carol Schumacher and Virginia Wolf and Judi Trampf and Katy Heyning boarded a bus Monday morning after a send-off at the OutReach LGBT Center in Madison. About two […]

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Court asked to keep documents secret in John Doe

Court asked to keep documents secret in John Doe

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Two parties linked to a secret investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups in 2012 are asking a federal appeals court not to release any more documents in the case. The request filed Saturday came after the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ clerk mistakenly posted four […]

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Ashley Furniture gets tax credit despite job cuts

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin-based furniture manufacturer has been approved for a $6 million tax credit even though it plans to lay off half its workforce in the state. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. board quietly approved the tax credit for Ashley Furniture Industries. It will allow the company […]

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