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Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressman Paul Ryan is out with a new plan to merge anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he says would give more flexibility to distribute federal help for the poor. Eleven programs would be merged, including food stamps, cash welfare, housing subsidies and heating aid for the poor, […]

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Supreme Court rules against convicted conspirator

Supreme Court rules against convicted conspirator

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled against a man convicted for his role in plotting to kill his lover’s husband. The court said in a unanimous opinion Thursday that Carlos Cummings did not invoke his right to remain silent when he told police during an interrogation to “take me to my […]

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Insurance company compensates wrongly convicted

Insurance company compensates wrongly convicted

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

FRIENDSHIP, Wis. (AP) – A central Wisconsin man who spent three years in prison for a crime he did not commit has been compensated by his insurance company. The amount of the compensation for Joseph Awe, of Friendship, has not been disclosed. Awe says there’s no way to compensate him for the three years he […]

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Wisconsin court to decide cell tracking cases

Wisconsin court to decide cell tracking cases

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to clarify whether police can use cellphone data to track suspects The justices are expected to release rulings Thursday in a pair of homicide cases in Milwaukee and Kenosha counties. Police in both cases used data from their cellphone providers to track them down. They […]

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Both suspects in Stradivarius theft due in court

Both suspects in Stradivarius theft due in court

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee man who pleaded guilty to a role in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin is due to be sentenced, and his co-defendant is expected to change his not-guilty plea. Salah Salahadyn and Universal K. Allah are both due in court Thursday. Salahadyn initially pleaded not guilty to felony […]

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Supreme Court to decide murder-for-hire case

Supreme Court to decide murder-for-hire case

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule in a case involving a man convicted for his role in plotting to kill his lover’s husband. The court is set to issue an opinion Thursday looking at whether Carlos Cummings invoked his right to remain silent when he told police during an […]

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Hayward hosts Lumberjack World Championships

Hayward hosts Lumberjack World Championships

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) – International competition begins in Hayward where the very best lumberjacks are gathering. The U.S. Lumberjack World Championships get underway Thursday with log rolling, pole climbing and chopping events. The championships started in 1960. Organizers say it’s a way to acknowledge the rich history of the logging industry across the United States. […]

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Wisconsin police search for naked intruder

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) – Eastern Wisconsin police are searching for a naked man who Fond du Lac residents say has entered and lurked near their homes. The city’s Assistant Police Chief Steve Klein says the man entered an unlocked house Wednesday but didn’t steal or damage anything. Klein says a resident chased him […]

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Attorney general hopeful proposes senior advocate

Attorney general hopeful proposes senior advocate

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney general hopeful Jon Richards wants to create a new position with the state Justice Department to protect senior citizens. Richards announced Wednesday his so-called senior citizen advocate would work with local prosecutors to protect seniors from fraud and abuse. The advocate also would work with lawmakers to draft legislation to […]

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Unemployment up in Wisconsin’s largest cities

Unemployment up in Wisconsin’s largest cities

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Unemployment is up in all of Wisconsin’s largest cities and most counties. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that unemployment rates in June increased in all of the state’s 32 largest cities. Unemployment rates went up in 61 of 72 counties and remained unchanged in the other 11. Wisconsin’s […]

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