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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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Cosby’s Green Bay appearance canceled

Cosby’s Green Bay appearance canceled

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A performing arts center in Green Bay is the latest to cancel an appearance by comedian Bill Cosby who has been accused of sexual assault by a growing number of women. The Weidner Center provided no explanation for canceling Cosby’s April 12 show, but said any tickets purchases made by […]

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Sheriff: Officer involved in fatal Wisconsin crash

Sheriff: Officer involved in fatal Wisconsin crash

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a squad car from a tribal police department in northern Wisconsin has crashed head on with another vehicle and killed a passenger. WDIO-TV reports the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office said the crash Monday happened on Highway 2 between Ashland and Odanah. It’s unclear if the officer from the Chippewa’s […]

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70,000 more pages of Walker documents coming

70,000 more pages of Walker documents coming

| 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 are being released. The information being made public Tuesday is the fourth such release of emails and other documents prosecutors seized […]

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Utility workers rescued from platform in Wisconsin

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Four utility workers have been brought to safety after getting stuck on a platform about 150 above the ground at the We Energies plant in the Menomonee Valley. A spokesman for the utility company said the workers were rescued late Monday after being stranded when an elevator traveling up a smokestack at […]

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Baraboo Christmas tree growers reporting success

Baraboo Christmas tree growers reporting success

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Christmas tree growers in south-central Wisconsin say this year’s growing season was more favorable than past years. The Baraboo News Republic reports several Baraboo tree farms are seeing fewer trees lost this year. Jim and Suzanne Dohner, owners of Christmas Treeland, say they only lost a few hundred trees due to dry […]

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