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Ex-officer pleads not guilty in suitcase slaying

Ex-officer pleads not guilty 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 has pleaded not guilty in the death of one. Steven Zelich pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in the death of Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, […]

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House ethics panel continues probe of WI lawmaker

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House Ethics Committee says it will continue investigating a Wisconsin congressman’s stock dealings following a media report that that raised questions about his portfolio. Republican Congressman Tom Petri requested the investigation in February. Petri has since said he will not run for re-election in November, retiring after 18 terms in Congress. […]

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Wisconsin continues to have a ‘hefty’ population

Wisconsin continues to have a ‘hefty’ population

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Wisconsin was consistently ranked in the top tier of states with a high obesity rate. Efforts to help improve that ranking over the last 20 years have paid off, although Doctor Pat Remington, Associate Dean of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, says it’s […]

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Backpacks can be a real pain

Backpacks can be a real pain

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network With school right around the corner, there’s a warning about aches and pains from the misuse of backpacks. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that there has been a 300 percent increase in the number of backpack-related back injuries over the last 17 years. Doctor Douglas Keehn with Advanced Pain Management in […]

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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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