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Republican appointees to hear voter ID case

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The three federal appellate judges who will decide whether Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law is valid are all Republican appointees. Civil rights advocates are challenging the GOP-authored law. A federal district judge in Milwaukee has already struck it down but Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked the 7th Circuit […]

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Police: Wisconsin man shocks daughter with collar

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have charged a Sheboygan man who they say used a dog’s shock collar on his 7-year-old daughter. Sheboygan Press Media reports 28-year-old Zachary Kacmar was charged Thursday with felony physical abuse of a child. Police arrested him Wednesday after his wife called authorities. She tells police he put the collar […]

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Wisconsin DNR urges hunters to report observations

Wisconsin DNR urges hunters to report observations

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is urging bow hunters to report their wildlife observations online. The archery and crossbow deer seasons open on Saturday. The DNR is asking hunters to record all of their hunting activity and wildlife observations in a survey available on the agency’s website. DNR officials say […]

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Appeals court to decide on Wisconsin voter ID law

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) – A U.S. appeals court is set to hear arguments today on whether a Wisconsin law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls should be reactivated in time for the November elections following a nearly three-year legal battle. Attorneys for the state of Wisconsin’s Justice Department will defend the law in […]

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Emerald ash borer confirmed in Calumet County

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Calumet County

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in eastern Wisconsin’s Calumet County. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced the discovery Thursday. As a result, Calumet County will now be quarantined along with Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Outagamie counties. Emerald ash borer has not been found in those counties, but […]

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Wisconsin Book Festival set for next month

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Book lovers, rejoice. The Wisconsin Book Festival is returning to Madison next month. The festival is set to begin on Oct. 16 and run through Oct. 19 and multiple venues around Madison, including the UW-Madison campus, libraries and museums. The itinerary includes a book sale, performance poetry and presenations by multiple […]

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More emails released in first Walker-related probe

More emails released in first Walker-related probe

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Thousands of more documents collected during the first John Doe investigation into former aides and associates of Gov. Scott Walker when he was Milwaukee County executive have been released. The 7 gigabytes of documents were released Thursday by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. They were collected during the now-closed investigation that resulted […]

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DA: Delay Slender Man hearing, discuss competency

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – Waukesha County prosecutors are asking that next week’s preliminary hearing be postponed for one of the two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing and nearly killing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man. Assistant prosecutor Ted Szczupakiewicz filed the request Wednesday. He was responding to a public defender’s assertion […]

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Judges grant adoptions by same-sex couples

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – At least two Dane County judges have granted adoptions by same-sex couples, thereby recognizing their marriages. In the latest case Wednesday, Kat Riley adopted the 2-year-old biological daughter of her partner, Teresa Riley. And, Teresa Riley adopted her spouse’s 4-year-old biological son. The Rileys were married in Iowa last year. Now […]

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Brat’chos to veggie burgers on Lambeau menu

Brat’chos to veggie burgers on Lambeau menu

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – With the Green Bay Packers regular season home opener just around the corner, concessionaires at Lambeau Field want to make sure fans know about some new offerings. The Packers and Delaware North Companies Sportservice say some of the new sandwiches this season include the 22-inch horseshoe-shaped smoked sausage in a […]

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