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Fond du Lac Planned Parenthood clinic closes

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) – Planned Parenthood has closed its Fond du Lac clinic, the fifth one in Wisconsin shuttered in two years due to a lack of state funding. None of the health centers provided abortion services. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin CEO Teri Huyck says the closures are the direct consequence of the […]

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Football team, coaches, others sick in Durand

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

DURAND, Wis. (AP) – Eight Durand students are hospitalized and dozens of others are sick with a gastrointestinal illness. Health officials say test results from at least one person confirm a common foodborne illness called Campylobacter infection that causes flu-like symptoms. WQOW-TV reports most of the 30 to 35 sickened students are on the football […]

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Jury: State not liable in client pregnancy case

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A federal jury has found the state of Wisconsin is not financially liable for a social worker who impregnated a client. The jury must now decide how much to award the woman, Theola Nealy. Nealy is seeking $15 million in damages. The Journal Sentinel reports whatever the jury awards, Nealy will likely […]

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Milwaukee set to host state bat festival

Milwaukee set to host state bat festival

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Milwaukee is set to go batty next month. The free three-day Wisconsin Bat Festival is set to begin Oct. 3 at Riverside Park and the Milwaukee County Zoo. The agenda includes a presentation by Rob Mies, executive director of the Organization for Bat Conversation, daily screenings of the movie “Battle for […]

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Questions about latest ruling in John Doe case

Questions about latest ruling in John Doe case

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court on Wednesday overturned a ruling halting an investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups for alleged illegal campaign activity. Some questions and answers about the case: Q. What’s the gist of this investigation again? A. Walker was the subject of […]

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Business group holds wedding expo for gay couples

Business group holds wedding expo for gay couples

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce says it will hold a wedding expo for same-sex couples in anticipation of gay marriage becoming legal in Wisconsin. A federal judge declared Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in a June decision upheld by a federal appeals court this month. State attorneys are asking the […]

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Wisconsin AG candidates agree to another debate

Wisconsin AG candidates agree to another debate

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin attorney general hopefuls Brad Schimel and Susan Happ have agreed to two more debates. Both candidates say they have agreed to appear in an Oct. 12 debate on WISN-TV in Milwaukee and in an Oct. 29 debate in Madison sponsored by the Wisconsin State Bar Association, WISC-TV and WisPolitics.com. They […]

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Janesville schools preparing staff for emergencies

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) – The Janesville School District is teaching its staff how to treat victims in medical emergency situations, including school shootings. The Janesville Gazette reports all 1,200 school officials will receive training in tourniquet application. A school resource officer at Marshall Middle School says he hopes the training will empower teachers to realize […]

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Man accused of skinning dog enters insanity plea

Man accused of skinning dog enters insanity plea

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network A man who is accused of trying to skin his dog alive is now pleading ‘not guilty’ by reason of mental disease or defect. On-line court records show that Charles Weissmiller of Withee entered his plea yesterday. His court appearance was via a video-link from a mental health facility in Trempealeau County. […]

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New flu vaccine recommendations make getting protected easy

New flu vaccine recommendations make getting protected easy

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends healthy children ages two to eight get the nasal flu spray when available, a much better option than being poked by a sharp needle. John Temte is professor of family medicine at UW Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. “We […]

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