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State Health Officials urge Wisconsin residents to get Flu shots

State Health Officials urge Wisconsin residents to get Flu shots

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON— As 20 people, including children and the elderly, have already been hospitalized in Wisconsin due to seasonal influenza this flu season, state health officials are encouraging Wisconsin residents to get flu shots to help protect against seasonal influenza. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone aged six months and older should […]

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Burke votes early in Wisconsin governor’s race

Burke votes early in Wisconsin governor’s race

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin gubernatorial hopeful Mary Burke is voting early. Burke, a Madison Democrat looking to unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker, voted Tuesday morning at Madison’s city hall. Other voters watched as Burke strode into the office with a gaggle of reporters, got her ballot, filled it out and turned it back in. […]

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Republicans call Walker email release ‘slimy’

Republicans call Walker email release ‘slimy’

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Republican Party says it’s a “slimy political stunt” for Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele to release thousands of emails prosecutors collected during the first secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s former aides and associates just two weeks before the election. Abele’s office on Tuesday planned to release 16,000 emails […]

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Principal saves student choking on corn dog

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) – The principal of a Portage elementary school says it was the universal sign for choking that let him know a fifth-grader was in serious trouble. John Muir Elementary School Principal Jason Meyer saw 11-year-old Trent Weier place his hands on his throat when he began choking on a mini-corn dog at […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court takes double homicide case

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Supreme Court will decide whether a Milwaukee man accused of killing his parents deserves a new trial. Prosecutors charged Corey Kucharski with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the 2010 shooting detahs of Ralph and Pamela Kucharski. Corey Kucharski said voices told him to kill them. He was […]

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Burke: Former Pres. Clinton will campaign in Wis.

Burke: Former Pres. Clinton will campaign in Wis.

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Mary Burke’s campaign says former President Bill Clinton will be in Milwaukee Friday to rally support in her bid for governor. The former president’s visit is the latest in a growing list of those by high-profile Democrats in the race for Wisconsin governor. First lady Michelle Obama has campaigned twice in Wisconsin […]

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Attorney General Van Hollen drops effort to restore Voter ID requirement before election

Attorney General Van Hollen drops effort to restore Voter ID requirement before election

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Andrew Beckett-Wisconsin Radio Network The state Department of Justice is no longer pursuing an effort to restore a Wisconsin law that requires voters to show a government-issued photo identification to obtain a ballot, before the November 4th election. After the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order putting the law back on hold earlier this […]

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Police: Wisconsin man gropes 3 at haunted house

Police: Wisconsin man gropes 3 at haunted house

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have charged a Wisconsin man who they say groped patrons inside a Mount Pleasant haunted house. Daniel Rosmann of Kenosha is charged with three fourth-degree sexual assault charges, as well as disorderly conduct and lewd and lascivious behavior. Police say three people reported that the 51-year-old inappropriately touched them […]

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Home sales hold steady in Wisconsin

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wisconsin’s housing prices climbed slightly in September as the level of home sales remained about the same compared to a year ago. The latest figures from the Wisconsin Realtors Association show housing prices rose about 3 percent. The median price of a home rose from about $144,000 to nearly $149,000. Association president […]

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Wisconsin DNR urges leaf composting, mulching

Wisconsin DNR urges leaf composting, mulching

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is urging homeowners to compost or mulch fallen leaves to keep them out of landfills and reduce burning piles. DNR officials say composting means more room and landfill and less chance of errant sparks from burning piles starting wildfires. Fewer burning piles also helps maintain […]

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