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Restaurateur accused of drugging, assaulting women

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

CEDARBURG, Wis. (AP) – A man who owns an Ozaukee County restaurant is being investigated on allegations that he drugged women’s drinks, sexually assaulted them and took nude photos of them. Federal, state and local law enforcement authorities raided the man’s Wauwatosa home and Cedarburg restaurant. A search warrant filed Monday says they seized cameras, […]

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Village board approves renaming street for coach

Village board approves renaming street for coach

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) – There’s Lombardi Avenue, Brett Favre Pass and Donald Driver Way. Now, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is set to get his own street name near Lambeau Field. The Ashwaubenon Village Board voted Tuesday night to change part of Potts Avenue to Mike McCarthy Way. The village will negotiate with the […]

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Organic meat processor to close after dispute

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

VILLAGE OF BLACK EARTH, Wis. (AP) – A popular organic meat processor has decided to close after a dispute with village of Black Earth officials. Owner Bartlett Durand says Black Earth Meats expects to close by the end of July after it lost it loan with the Bank of New Glarus. That followed the Village […]

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UW-Madison band won’t make trip to first game

UW-Madison band won’t make trip to first game

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Badgers first football game of the season will take place before a nationally-televised audience against Southeastern Conference powerhouse Louisiana State. The Bucky faithful will travel to Houston for the Advocare Texas Kickoff Aug. 30. But, the university’s band will stay home. UW director of bands, Mike Leckrone, says it’s […]

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Democratic attorney general candidates at forum

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The three Democratic candidates for Wisconsin attorney general know they agree on most issues, so they’re trying to differentiate themselves by touting their experience and ability to win in November. The candidates are two district attorneys – Susan Happ in Jefferson County and Ismael Ozanne in Dane County – and state […]

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Wisconsin company creates Weird Al’s new video

Wisconsin company creates Weird Al’s new video

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Weird Al’s newest video has a connection to the Badger State. A Wisconsin company is responsible for making the newly-released Weird Al Yankovic music video, as the parody artist releases eight videos in eight days. “When we got the call from Al and his company, we asked the same question: ‘Why? Why’d […]

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Court rulings prompt confusion on ObamaCare subsidies

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network A pair of federal court rulings on Tuesday are causing some uncertainty over whether those buying insurance through federal health exchange will continue to qualify for subsidies. In one case, an appeals court in the District of Columbia Circuit ruled the residents of 36 states that rely on the federal […]

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Wisconsin GOP files complaint over Trek ad

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Republican Party has filed a complaint with the state elections board over a full-page newspaper ad by Trek Bicycle Corp., saying it amounts to an illegal contribution to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. She is the sister of Trek president John Burke. Their father started the company in the […]

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Railroad tracks open following Slinger derailment

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

SLINGER, Wis. (AP) – The railroad tracks have been cleared of derailed train cars in Slinger. Canadian National Railway spokesman Patrick Waldron said Tuesday the tracks are once again open to train traffic. More than a dozen cars and locomotives from Canadian National and Wisconsin & Southern Railroad derailed Sunday night at a rail intersection […]

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Court: Whistleblower law doesn’t protect interns

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court says a state law protecting health care workers who act as whistleblowers doesn’t apply to unpaid interns. The court ruled Tuesday that a former intern at the Medical College of Wisconsin did not qualify as an employee under the law because she did not receive pay or any […]

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