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Regents OK new UW Colleges and Extension head

Regents OK new UW Colleges and Extension head

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension have a new chancellor. The UW System Board of Regents on Monday approved the appointment of Cathy Sandeen. Sandeen currently is vice president for Education Attainment and Innovation at the American Council on Education, based in Washington, D.C. Sandeen permanently replaces Ray Cross, who […]

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Obama goes to Wisconsin in bid to oust Gov. Walker

Obama goes to Wisconsin in bid to oust Gov. Walker

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – President Barack Obama is making a rare appearance on the campaign trail to help the Democratic challenger to Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin’s hotly contested race. Obama was scheduled to campaign tomorrow evening with Democrat Mary Burke, a former Trek Bicycles executive and state commerce secretary who is running close against […]

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Judge sentences woman to 25 years in kidnapping

Judge sentences woman to 25 years in kidnapping

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal judge has sentenced a Colorado woman who kidnapped her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and left him outside in freezing temperatures in Iowa to 25 years in prison. Kristen Smith faced anywhere from 25 years to life. U.S. District Judge James Peterson gave her the minimum 25 years […]

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Burke sees room for common ground

Burke sees room for common ground

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network If Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke wins next week, she still faces the strong possibility of dealing with a Republican-controlled Legislature in the next session. The state Assembly is expected to keep its Republican majority, while a few hotly contested races in the Senate mean control of that chamber […]

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Judge to sentence woman in newborn kidnapping case

Judge to sentence woman in newborn kidnapping case

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal judge has sentenced a Colorado woman who kidnapped her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and left him outside in freezing temperatures in Iowa to 25 years in prison. Kristen Smith faced anywhere from 25 years to life. U.S. District Judge James Peterson gave her the minimum 25 years […]

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Defendant screams; Forcibly expelled from court

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The man who scaled the White House fence last week has been ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation and treatment for the next 45 days. Dominic Adesanya appeared in court today — and he screamed for help as marshals forcibly removed him. The outburst came after a magistrate judge said he had been […]

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Wisconsin not among 35 states that apply for grant

Wisconsin not among 35 states that apply for grant

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Thirty five states have applied for $250 million worth of federal grants for preschool education, but Wisconsin is not one of them. Wisconsin did not apply by Friday’s deadline to qualify for up to $60 million in grants over four years. Democratic critics of Republican Gov. Scott Walker had pushed the […]

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Rock County judge announces Supreme Court bid

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Rock County Circuit Judge James Daley has announced his candidacy for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Daley announced his campaign Monday in Janesville. He is seeking the seat currently held by Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, who is also running. If more than two candidates qualify for the ballot, they will square off […]

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Wisconsin sex offenders must stay home Halloween

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Police are teaming up with parole agents across Wisconsin to make sure sex offenders stay home on Halloween night. All of the Wisconsin’s 5,000 registered sex offenders under active community supervision are subject to special restrictions on Halloween. Grace Roberts, who heads the Department of Corrections sex offender program, tells Wisconsin […]

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Xcel Energy sets hydro generation record in September

Xcel Energy sets hydro generation record in September

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Wind isn’t the only Xcel Energy renewable energy resource setting records. Hydro is also hitting high marks and had a record-breaking month for production from its Upper Midwest facilities in September. More electricity was generated by Xcel Energy’s hydro fleet – 19 plants in Wisconsin and the St. Anthony Falls facility […]

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