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Wisconsin woman gets 30 years in boyfriend’s death

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A Green Bay-area woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally shooting her boyfriend. Tricia Phillips of Howard was also sentenced to 15 years of extended supervision for second-degree reckless homicide and aggravated battery of David Rosenberg in August 2013. She pleaded no contest in July. Phillips […]

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WWII vet finally awarded Purple Heart

WWII vet finally awarded Purple Heart

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – It was an award that was 70 years overdue for a World War II veteran from the Fox Valley. Air Force Staff Sgt. Fred Zurbuchen was awarded a Purple Heart medal in a surprise ceremony at the Experimental Aircraft Association museum in Oshkosh. His family had gathered for the presentation Thursday […]

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Burke accused of plagiarizing jobs plan

Burke accused of plagiarizing jobs plan

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s jobs plan includes entire sections that are exactly the same as plans put forth by other Democrats in past campaigns. Republicans are accusing Burke of plagiarizing the material. Burke’s campaign spokesman says the sections were written by a consultant who also advised the other campaigns. Burke […]

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Corn growers urge driver caution during harvest

Corn growers urge driver caution during harvest

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Corn growers are warning drivers to watch out for farm machinery as the harvest season approaches. The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association says motorists can expect to see more farm equipment on the roads in the coming weeks as the harvest beings. The association says most farm machinery tops out at 25 […]

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Hearing set on request to change Wisconsin ballot

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A court hearing has been set for next week in the lawsuit filed by Republican legislative leaders seeking to force a change in the model ballot for the November election. Meanwhile, the state elections board is telling local clerks to move forward with sending out absentee ballots while the lawsuit is […]

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Attorney general candidates agree to debate

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin attorney general hopefuls Brad Schimel and Susan Happ have agreed to a debate next month. Schimel, a Republican, and Happ, a Democrat, said Thursday they’ve agreed to a debate sponsored by Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in Madison on Oct. 24. Schimel, who serves […]

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Republicans detail concerns over ballot redesign

Republicans detail concerns over ballot redesign

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network The campaigns of two Republican Legislative leaders have filed suit, over the redesigning of ballots for the November elections. The new ballots have no lines separating the offices and the first candidate. “I think the assumption would almost be, by the voter, that somehow that’s the incumbent, or somehow the […]

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Wisconsin job growth 33rd in nation

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s private sector job growth is 33rd nationwide and behind the national average. New data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows private-sector job growth in Wisconsin grew nearly 1.3 percent for the 12-month period ending in March. The national average was just over 2 percent. That ranked […]

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Wisconsin single mom poverty rate rose 2.5 percent

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A recent survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau has found poverty is increasing for single mothers in Wisconsin. The latest American Community Survey, which focused on family homes with children under the age of 18, found four out of 10 single-mother households in the state were living in poverty last year. […]

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Wisconsin job growth lags nation

Wisconsin job growth lags nation

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s private sector job growth is lagging the national average. New data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows private-sector job growth in Wisconsin grew nearly 1.3 percent for the 12-month period ending in March. The national average was just over 2 percent. The numbers show that Wisconsin […]

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