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Wisconsin bar ends event after kidnap attempt

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin bar has ended its weekly “Lingerie Night” after a frequent patron allegedly tried to kidnap a bartender. Police tell the Appleton Post Crescent that Dennis Mitchell of Appleton approached the bartender as she walked to her vehicle and tried to put a bag over her head. He ran away […]

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Attorney general candidates to report fundraising

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic candidates for attorney general will be able to see how their fundraising stacks up against the lone Republican candidate with the filing of campaign reports. The reports showing fundraising through June were due Monday. State Rep. Jon Richards, of Milwaukee, reported raising $190,000 and having nearly $170,000 cash on hand. […]

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Fire damages Miller Park restaurant

Fire damages Miller Park restaurant

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Officials say a fire at the Milwaukee Brewers’ ballpark was contained mainly to a restaurant. The fire started about 2 a.m. Monday at Friday’s Front Row Sports Grill at Miller Park Milwaukee Deputy Fire Chief Aaron Lipski says the fire apparently started in the restaurant’s kitchen and spread up through some duct […]

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De Pere private school files for bankruptcy

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

DE PERE, Wis. (AP) – A private school in De Pere has closed and filed for bankruptcy, leaving some parents out nearly $30,000 in tuition payments. A Press-Gazette Media report says the Wisconsin International School filed for bankruptcy this month. The school has estimated assets of $50,000, but liabilities of about $550,000. Under the terms […]

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Arrest means more training for Green Bay police

Arrest means more training for Green Bay police

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A Green Bay officer who was recorded throwing a man to the ground during an arrest has been cleared of wrongdoing, but police are using the experience as a teaching tool for its officers and new recruits. A Press-Gazette Media says police acknowledge that better communication skills could have kept the […]

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Walker takes risk with attack on respected Trek

Walker takes risk with attack on respected Trek

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Trek Bicycle Corp. is known for its bikes made for everyone from kids on training wheels to competitors at the Tour de France. But now the company is in the middle of another kind of race – the one for governor. Democratic candidate Mary Burke proudly touts the jobs and economic […]

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Evacuees return to homes after train derailment

Evacuees return to homes after train derailment

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

SLINGER, Wis. (AP) – Dozens of residents have returned to their homes following a train derailment in a small southeastern Wisconsin community where crews are working to clear the tracks. Fire officials in the Washington County village of Slinger evacuated the residents Sunday night due to concerns that about 5,000 gallons of diesel spilled from […]

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Wisconsin officials offer propane purchasing tips

Wisconsin officials offer propane purchasing tips

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin consumer protection officials are offering propane users tips on purchasing more gas. A number of Midwestern states, including Wisconsin, grappled with a pronounced propane shortage this past winter due large to extended periods of frigid weather, a pipeline closure and heavy propane demand for drying grain. The state Department of […]

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Wisconsin officials to discuss changing poll laws

Wisconsin officials to discuss changing poll laws

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials are considering lifting the ban on camera usage by election observers. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the state elections board will meet Monday to vote on proposed changes to election observer rules. The Republican-controlled Legislature proposed the ban reversal. Election observers have been prohibited from shooting photos and video […]

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OWI law change poses problem for prosecutors

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) – A recent change in Wisconsin’s drunken driving laws is making it harder for prosecutors to pursue criminal charges for some drunken crashes. Wisconsin Act 224 went into effect April 10 and is aimed to create mandatory minimum penalties for drunken car crashes that cause substantial injury and for seventh […]

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