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Man charged after girl eats pot-laced chocolate

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) – A Chippewa Falls man whose daughter was sickened after eating a marijuana-laced chocolate bar faces three criminal charges. A Chippewa Herald report says 38-year-old Jason N. Hetke is charged with felony second-degree reckless endangerment. He’s also charged with two misdemeanors – child neglect and possession of marijuana. Prosecutors say the […]

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Wisconsin governor skirts touchy casino decision

Wisconsin governor skirts touchy casino decision

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has made a reputation for his willingness to take on difficult political issues. But he’s delayed a decision on one of the hottest questions for voters in densely populated southeastern Wisconsin: Will he approve the Menominee Nation’s plans for a casino in Kenosha? Walker has pushed the […]

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Green Bay measure would crack down on dog brokers

Green Bay measure would crack down on dog brokers

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay officials are considering a measure that would only allow dog owners to keep puppy litters if the mother dog lives there too. A Press-Gazette Media report says the goal is to prevent pet brokers from stockpiling hordes of animals, which can end up confined in unsanitary conditions. City […]

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Man who was fatally shot in Madison is identified

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Madison man who was shot and killed at a party on the city’s south side over the weekend has been identified as 25-year-old Darren J. Goodwan. The Dane County medical examiner’s office released his name in a statement late Sunday. Preliminary autopsy results say the death was homicide by gunfire, […]

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Walker offers reassurance on deficit

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Governor Scott Walker said Friday that a state budget deficit – projected to be $215 million by mid-2015 – can be addressed. “I believe that just as there will be over a $400 million surplus in fiscal year ’14, we’ll finish the year with a balanced budget, and ideally a […]

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Labor Day offers some vacation savings

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Jackie Johnson-Wisconsin Radio Network Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and those looking for some last minute getaways before the warm weather is completely gone could benefit from businesses that are competing for your dollar. By going online to the sites of the places you may be thinking about visiting, state Tourism […]

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Steele charged in double murder

Steele charged in double murder

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network A former Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy accused of killing his wife and sister-in-law a week ago has been formally charged in court. Prosecutors on Friday filed two count of First Degree Intentional Homicide against 39-year-old Andy Steele. He’s accused of fatally shooting his 39-year-old Wife Ashley Steele and her 38-year-old […]

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Oshkosh finds little demand for 3 liquor licenses

| August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – Liquor licenses in Oshkosh have been in high demand for the last 40 years, so city officials are a little surprised that no one is applying for three licenses that have been available for a while. An Oshkosh Northwestern Media report says the city’s Common Council plans to wait and see […]

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Report: State added over 28,000 jobs during 12 month period

Report: State added over 28,000 jobs during 12 month period

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Newly released numbers by the state Department of Workforce Development show Wisconsin added 28,653 private-sector jobs during a 12 month period that ended in March of this year. The figures are based on a report submitted by the state to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as part of the Quarterly Census of Employment and […]

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Walker says budget will improve

Walker says budget will improve

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he will deal with a drop in tax collections by controlling expenses and by doing things to help the overall economy improve. Walker was asked about tax collections coming in 2 percent less than estimates on Friday during an interview on WTMJ-AM. Walker says he and Republicans […]

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