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Appleton leaders debate need for military vehicle

Appleton leaders debate need for military vehicle

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – Appleton police officials are defending their decision to receive an armored military truck last spring. Interim Police Chief Jim Lewis spoke forcefully about the mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, known as an MRAP, at a safety panel Thursday night. He was responding to two aldermen who are calling for a review of […]

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Soldier shares story with UW-Oshkosh students

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students are including a 48-year-old soldier in a class blog dedicated to telling the stories of local residents. U.S. Army Master Sergeant Buss Wood Jr. spoke to students who run the Humans of Oshkosh site before he left for his third deployment to the Middle East. Northwestern […]

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Wisconsin boy locked out of classroom during drill

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) – Officals at a Fond du Lac elementary school are apologizing after a first-grader was accidentally locked out of his classroom during a drill. The Reporter Media reports the 6-year-old Waters Elementary School student didn’t hear the announcement of the drill when he was in a bathroom. The boy’s grandmother […]

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Burke bashes vouchers, praises common core

Burke bashes vouchers, praises common core

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke bashes private school vouchers and praises the common core curriculum in a speech to Wisconsin school leaders. Burke spoke Friday at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators. She used the speech to say that the statewide voucher program is a […]

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Mother of stabbing victim talks about ordeal

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – The mother of a 12-year-old Waukesha girl stabbed 19 times says her daughter’s will to live is the reason she found the strength to crawl out of some woods to get help following the attack. Stacie Leutner and her husband are talking with ABC’s David Muir about their daughter and her […]

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Federal appeals court rejects request for new Wisconsin voter ID hearing

Federal appeals court rejects request for new Wisconsin voter ID hearing

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network A federal appeals court has rejected a request to reconsider a ruling that effectively reinstated Wisconsin’s voter ID law. Those challenging the law had asked the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to hold another hearing on a three-judge panel’s decision from earlier this month, which lifted an injunction […]

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Burke apologizes to Neenah schools superintendent

Burke apologizes to Neenah schools superintendent

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke has apologized to the superintendent of the Neenah school district for comments she made on the campaign trail. Burke had been citing the district as an example of negative effects she says have been caused in Wisconsin schools by the law known as Act 10 that […]

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Torgerson transferred back to state prison

Torgerson transferred back to state prison

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network A man who helped Wausau police find the body of a missing woman has returned to the state prison at Boscobel. That’s where Kristopher Torgerson will finish serving his five-year sentence. Wausau police say the 34-year-old man will be charged in the death of Stephanie Low, who disappeared in October 2010. No […]

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Drug take-back day set for this weekend

Drug take-back day set for this weekend

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Wisconsin residents will have another opportunity this coming Saturday to clean out their medicine cabinets. It’s time for another drug take-back day, a biannual effort to help the public dispose of unwanted, expired, and unused medications. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says Wisconsin has consistently seen a strong response each time […]

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Republicans file complaint against Happ over sexual assault case

Republicans file complaint against Happ over sexual assault case

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network The state Republican Party is accusing the Democratic candidate for attorney general of misconduct in office. The complaint centers around how Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ handled the prosecution of a man accused of sexual assaulting a girl. Happ’s husband was involved in a land deal with the man, […]

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