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Walker reports raising $10.3 million in last three months

Walker reports raising $10.3 million in last three months

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network A report filed with the state by Governor Scott Walker’s campaign shows the Republican incumbent raised more than $10.3 million in the past three months, and had just over $3 million on hand heading into the last few weeks of the campaign. The Fall Pre-Election finance report shows more than […]

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Rottweiler that killed boy owned by family

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

TOWN OF HUSTISFORD, Wis. (AP) – Dodge County sheriff’s officials say a Rottweiler that killed a 7-year-old boy was owned by his family. The dog attacked Logan Meyer last Friday evening at a Town of Hustisford residence. A 911 caller said the boy was bleeding profusely. Authorities say dispatchers talked the child’s mother through CPR. […]

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Kidnapper’s mother, children beg judge for mercy

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The mother and children of a Colorado woman who took her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and left him outside an Iowa gas station in freezing temperatures are asking a federal judge to have mercy on her. U.S. District Judge James Peterson is set to sentence Kristen Smith on a […]

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Johnson hoping for a shakeup in the US Senate

Johnson hoping for a shakeup in the US Senate

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network While Wisconsin does not have a US Senate race on the ballot next month, the state’s two members of that chamber have been actively working to make sure their party is in control after November 4. US Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has been campaigning in key Senate races across the […]

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UW-Oshkosh officials urge caution after 5 assaults

UW-Oshkosh officials urge caution after 5 assaults

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – Administrators at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh are urging students to travel in groups, be aware of their surroundings and walk in well-lighted areas at night after a fifth assault or robbery in the last month. The latest attack happened Friday night when two male students were stabbed while struggling with a […]

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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 is poised to sentence a Colorado woman who took her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and left him outside in freezing temperatures in Iowa. A jury found Kristen Smith guilty of kidnapping in July. According to court documents and prosecutors, she took her half-sister’s 4-day-old son, Kayden […]

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1.7 percent cost-of-living increase announced for Medicare, Social Security recipients

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced recently.  In 2014, the increase was 1.5 percent. This is the fourth cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) since 2009.  The increase will begin with benefits that 58 million Social Security beneficiaries […]

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Clinton rallies Democrats to defeat Gov. Walker

Clinton rallies Democrats to defeat Gov. Walker

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton is telling Democrats in Milwaukee that choosing the next governor of Wisconsin “should not be a hard choice.” Clinton campaigned Friday for Mary Burke, who is in a tight race with Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Clinton says the job of the governor is to create jobs and get […]

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Wausau’s Eastbay transports employees

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A Wausau company is literally going the extra mile to make sure it has enough help during the holiday shopping season. The sportswear company Eastbay is offering to transport employees who live as far as 45 minutes away in order to have adequate staffing during the holidays. Eastbay Distribution Center recruiting […]

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Keeping threat of Ebola in U.S. in perspective

Keeping threat of Ebola in U.S. in perspective

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network A Madison College professor says media consumers need to keep the threat posed by Ebola in the U.S. in perspective. While it’s important to inform the public, Madison College marketing professor Steve Noll says 24-7 coverage of Ebola has little to do with the extraordinarily small likelihood of individuals in […]

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