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Halloween safety tips including safe costumes

Halloween safety tips including safe costumes

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s consumer protection agency is offering a variety of safety tips for trick-or-treaters heading out on Halloween. To prevent fires in homemade costumers, the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says to pick flame-resistant materials and avoid costumes that are billowy and baggy to minimize the risk of the […]

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Early voting gets underway in Wisconsin

Early voting gets underway in Wisconsin

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network Voters who have already made up their minds about who they will be voting for on November 4 can start casting their ballots. Early voting got underway in Wisconsin on Monday, allowing voters to cast in-person absentee ballots at their local municipal clerk’s office for the next two weeks. Clerks […]

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Number of Wisconsin births declines for sixth year

Number of Wisconsin births declines for sixth year

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The number of babies born in Wisconsin has dropped for the sixth straight year. The state Department of Health Services reported Monday that there were 66,566 live births to Wisconsin residents in 2013. That is 663 fewer than in 2012. Births in Wisconsin have gone done every year since 2007. The […]

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9 arrested in child sex trafficking sting

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say nine people have been arrested in a child sex trafficking sting in the Eau Claire area. Police released more details about the sting at a Monday morning press conference. The La Crosse Tribune reports nine men, ranging in age from 20 to 60, were arrested on preliminary charges […]

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Wisconsin DOJ settles sand mine case

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A sand mining company has agreed to pay the state and Trempealeau County $80,000 to settle allegations of storm water permit violations. Wisconsin Department of Justice officials said Monday that the storm water permit for Alpine Sand LLC’s Town of Arcadia operation was based on the representation that runoff would be […]

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Brown County to decide future of 50-acre island

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Brown County officials are trying to decide what should be done with a 55-acre island off the southern shore of Green Bay. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently in the process of transferring Renard Island over to the county. WLUK-TV reports the property was built by the federal […]

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Happ refutes claim she was soft on bomb builder

Happ refutes claim she was soft on bomb builder

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republicans are accusing Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ of letting a pipe bomb builder get off scot-free even though she stepped aside to let federal prosecutors handle the case. Happ currently serves as the Jefferson County district attorney. On Friday the state GOP questioned why Happ’s office charged Christopher Hamlin […]

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1-time foreclosure king, son arrested in Pewaukee

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

PEWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) – Heavily-armed federal agents broke down the door of a Pewaukee home and arrested a man described as a one-time king of foreclosures and his adult son. The U.S. marshals, assisted by the FBI, Waukesha County Sheriff’s deputies and Pewaukee police took Todd Brunner and his 24-year-old son, Shawn, into custody at […]

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Wisconsin DNR to close fourth wolf hunt zone

Wisconsin DNR to close fourth wolf hunt zone

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials are poised to close a fourth wolf hunting zone. The Department of Natural Resources plans to close Zone 5, an oval-shaped area in west-central Wisconsin, at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Hunters had killed 14 wolves in that zone as of Sunday, six shy of the zone’s limit. The agency has […]

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GOP accuses Happ of going easy on bomb builder

GOP accuses Happ of going easy on bomb builder

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republicans are accusing Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ of letting a pipe bomb builder get off scot-free. Happ currently serves as the Jefferson County district attorney. The GOP and allies have been digging through her records looking for cases that they say show she’s lenient on criminals. On Friday the […]

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