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Authorities ID 2 dead in southern Wisconsin crash

Authorities ID 2 dead in southern Wisconsin crash

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have identified a rural Montello couple who people who died when their car collided with a pickup truck in south-central Wisconsin. The Columbia County sheriff’s office says 81-year-old Eldon Himsel was driving on Highway 22 around 2:45 p.m. Monday when he lost control of his car and slid into the […]

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Dispute over 9-point buck settled with coin flip

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) – A dispute over a nine-point buck was settled with a coin flip on Wisconsin’s deer season opener. The season was just a couple hours old when D.J. Jorgenson says his 11-year-old son, Kameron, wounded the buck in the Town of Oneida. He tells WLUK-TV they tracked it to a neighbor’s property. […]

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State legislator to be sentenced on sexual assault

State legislator to be sentenced on sexual assault

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State Rep. Bill Kramer is headed to jail for five months after pleading no contest to fourth-degree sexual assault. Kramer, the former Assembly majority leader, reached a plea deal last month just before he was to go to trial on felony charges. He starts his sentence Dec. 4. Kramer, a Town […]

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AG-elect Schimel names transition team

AG-elect Schimel names transition team

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney General-elect Brad Schimel has named his transition team as he prepares to take over the state Justice Department in January. Schimel announced Tuesday he has chosen attorney and Wal-Mart lobbyist Andrew Cook to serve as his deputy attorney general and lead the seven-member transition team. The group includes Avie Bie, […]

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Man sues Wisconsin police over Facebook arrest

Man sues Wisconsin police over Facebook arrest

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A man who was arrested after he posted Facebook comments calling a southern Wisconsin police department racist has filed a federal lawsuit alleging one of the agency’s officers violated his constitutional rights. Police arrested Thomas Smith in 2012 after he posted profanity-laced comments on Facebook calling police officers in Arena racists. […]

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Wisconsin runways see 20 close calls per year

Wisconsin runways see 20 close calls per year

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Data from the Federal Aviation Administration indicates there have been dozens of close calls on airport runways in Wisconsin throughout the past 13 years. A report by Gannett Wisconsin Media determined pilots have averted disaster 272 times at 12 of the state’s airports, an average of about 20 times each year, since […]

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70,000 more pages of Walker documents released

70,000 more pages of Walker documents released

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Nearly 70,000 pages of emails and attachments collected during the first John Doe investigation into former aides and associates of Gov. Scott Walker during his time as Milwaukee County executive have been released. The information made public Tuesday is the fourth such release of emails and other documents prosecutors seized from […]

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Black Friday deals come early

Black Friday deals come early

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Black Friday is around the corner, but holiday shopping is already under way. Black Friday traditionally begins on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year, many stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day, and several retailers are offering deep discounts an entire week earlier than usual. “Part of the reason for that […]

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Grand jury to hear ricin possession case

Grand jury to hear ricin possession case

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A federal grand jury will hear the case against a University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh student accused of attempting to make the deadly toxin ricin. The case will be forwarded to the grand jury now that Magistrate Judge James Sickel found probable cause exists that Kyle Smith knowingly possessed ricin. Jurors will […]

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AG-elect Schimel names transition team

AG-elect Schimel names transition team

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney General-elect Brad Schimel has named his transition team as he prepares to take over the state Justice Department in January. Schimel announced Tuesday he has chosen attorney Andrew Cook to serve as his deputy attorney general and lead the seven-member transition team. The group includes Avie Bie, a former state […]

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