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Wisconsin students protest fraternity amid probe

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – More than 100 protesters have rallied outside of a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee fraternity house where police are investigating whether members slipped “date rape” drugs into party drinks. The group of mostly UWM students held signs and chanted as they marched to the Tau Kappa Epsilon house from a park Thursday night. Protesters […]

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Wisconsin minister charged with child sex abuse

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin minister has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl in the Green Bay area. Press-Gazette Media reports 34-year-old Jerry Fletcher Jr. of Neenah was charged this week in Brown County with the repeated sexual assault of a child, filming the sexual exploitation of a child and child […]

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Medical College explores pharmacy school

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Medical College of Wisconsin is exploring the possibility of opening a pharmacy school. A feasibility study will look at curriculum, class size and tuition and possible campuses in Green Bay or central Wisconsin. It will also evaluate developing specialty tracks in Milwaukee, such as genomics and personalized pharmacy, oncology, mental health […]

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Gun report prompts lock down at 4 schools

Gun report prompts lock down at 4 schools

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) – Police swarmed a Manitowoc neighborhood and four schools were locked down because of a citizen’s report of a man with a gun. As police searched for the alleged gunman Thursday afternoon, they advised Madison and McKinley elementary schools, Wilson Junior High and Immanuel Lutheran to shelter in place. WBAY-TV says police […]

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Severe respiratory illness confirmed in Wisconsin

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin has recorded its first case of an unusual respiratory illness striking children. Health officials said Thursday a child from Door County has tested positive for the virus, known as enterovirus 68. The illness has infected at least 220 people in at least 32 states in recent weeks. The Wisconsin State […]

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More allegations of plagiarism for Mary Burke

More allegations of plagiarism for Mary Burke

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke responds to more accusations of plagiarism in her jobs plan and other initiatives. In her defense, Burke says she wants to bring the best ideas to Wisconsin and “I don’t care where they’re coming from.” She adds, “I’ll be clear about this. As governor, I […]

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Planned Parenthood closes Fond du Lac clinic

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Planned Parenthood says it’s closing down another Wisconsin clinic because of cuts in state funding. The organization is shutting down its clinic in Fond du Lac, its fifth closure in the state over the past two years. Planned Parenthood’s Nicole Safar says the decision was prompted by a cut in […]

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Brother of Brookfield driver who died speaks out

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

HARTFORD, Wis. (AP) – The older brother of a 47-year-old race car driver who died in a crash is speaking out about last weekend’s accident at Beaver Dam Raceway. The (West Bend) Daily News reports Brian Semmelmann spoke publicly Wednesday during 92.5 WBWI-FM’s “The Drivers Meeting” program. He thanked everyone who has supported the family […]

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State mailing letters to Medicaid recipients

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Nearly 26,000 adults who lost Medicaid coverage through Wisconsin’s BadgerCare Plus program after being kicked off earlier this year are being sent a letter this week telling them they have more time to sign up for private subsidized insurance. The special enrollment period through Nov. 2 was announced by the federal […]

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Burke spokesman says no changes planned

Burke spokesman says no changes planned

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A spokesman for Democrat Mary Burke says no changes will be made to her campaign proposals, hours after Burke said at a news conference that she would cite any material that needs attribution. Republicans have accused her of plagiarism. Burke spokesman Joe Zepecki said Thursday that where cites are appropriate, they […]

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