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Education, no charges for students in sexting case

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) – Oneida County prosecutors have decided to educate, but not criminally charge Rhinelander students who shared explicit photos electronically. The Rhinelander school district and Oneida County sheriff’s officials say the investigation into sexting on and off school premises has concluded. The students involved were given a 1-day suspension and those involved in […]

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Wisconsin DOT budget proposal makes tough choices

Wisconsin DOT budget proposal makes tough choices

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Transportation funding could be the biggest challenge in the next state budget, and a proposed budget from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation could be a tough sell with Republicans who control both chambers of the state legislature. Earlier this year, the governor’s Transportation Finance Policy Commission found that the state […]

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Brown County binge drinking exceeds statewide rate

Brown County binge drinking exceeds statewide rate

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A new survey shows adults in Brown County binge drink more than those in any other parts of the state, which was ranked highest in the nation for alcohol gorging and intensity of drinking. The 2014 Brown County Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Survey found 38 percent of Brown County adults […]

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Temperatures expected to rebound by weekend

Temperatures expected to rebound by weekend

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – An early start to winter weather in Wisconsin has ski hills welcoming visitors and the unprepared digging out winter coats and boots. But, forecasters say the below normal temperatures that have settled over the Great Lakes region this week should climb above freezing this weekend. Lake effect snow warning is in effect […]

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Wisconsin marketing campaign plays off beer love to lure businesses

Wisconsin marketing campaign plays off beer love to lure businesses

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s love of the Packers, beer and cheese is being used by Gov. Scott Walker’s job-creation agency as part of a nationwide advertising campaign. The effort launching this month also includes radio ads in Chicago and the Twin Cities, areas that were targeted earlier this year as well. The $1.6 million […]

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Wisconsin man gets jail time for bungee jumping off construction crane

Wisconsin man gets jail time for bungee jumping off construction crane

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network An eastern Wisconsin man will spend 30 days in jail for jumping off a 138 foot tall construction crane with a bungee cord. The Sheboygan County District Attorney’s office says 26-year-old Nicholas Proposon of Maribel was sentenced Monday, after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor of illegal entry to a construction site. […]

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Woman killed by officer identified

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

BOYCEVILLE, Wis. (AP) – The woman shot and killed by a police officer in Dunn County is identified. Authorities say 33-year-old Shonda Mikelson was shot in the chest after she refused to drop a rifle and pointed an apparent handgun at the Boyceville officer. The handgun was later determined to be a replica gun. Police […]

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Girl accused of stabbing classmate due in court

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – The attorney for one of the two Wisconsin girls accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate to please a fictional horror character is expected to tell a judge whether the defense will challenge a state doctor’s report that says the 12-year-old is mentally fit to stand trial. A Waukesha County judge is […]

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Jurors convict man who died before trial ended

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) – Jurors in Chippewa County have convicted a man who died before the verdict was announced. A jury found 37-year-old Jamie Llerena guilty of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in 2012. What the jury did not know at the time, was that Llerena had been found dead in an apparent suicide […]

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Fort McCoy urges hunters to watch out for ordnance

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Officials at Fort McCoy are warning deer hunters to watch out for unexploded ordnance when the gun season begins later this month. Range officers say hunters often come across unexploded artillery and mortar rounds. They say anyone who finds any unexploded ordnance should recognize the object could be dangerous, leave the […]

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