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2016-06-29

Jury dismissed in Dennis Brantner murder trial

A Fond du Lac County judge has dismissed the jury in the trial of a Kenosha man charged in the 1990 murder of a Sturtevant teenager. The decision comes after the jury spent 16 hours deliberating the case and was…

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Democrats lament end of the GAB (AUDIO)

With the Government Accountability Board set to split into separate elections and ethics agencies Thursday, Democrats continue to criticize the shift. Speaking on the Capitol steps Wednesday, former state Senator Judy Robson, who helped create the GAB eight years ago,…

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UW in top for producing Fortune 500 CEOs

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of only three public universities on the top 10 list of colleges that produce the most Fortune 500 CEOs. The list, compiled by Money Magazine, uses data from the educational backgrounds of the recently…

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Inmate attacks three workers at Green Bay prison

Officials say three employees at the Green Bay Correctional Institution were assaulted by an inmate Wednesday morning. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections says all three were taken to the hospital. The prison is on temporary lock down following the attack. …

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Walker criticized for comparing teachers to NFL players

Governor Scott Walker this week suggested that Wisconsin teachers should be paid like NFL free agents, a comment that drew a flurry of penalty flags from Democratic lawmakers and others. The Republican governor also said Wisconsin is a more attractive…

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Marshfield will ask PSC for rate increase to replace pipes

Marshfield could become the first city in Wisconsin to use higher water rates for the sole purpose of replacing aging water pipes. “This is something new,” said Bob Trussoni, the city’s utilities manager. “The PSC has never done this before,…

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Head of Wisconsin elections agency starts last day on the job (AUDIO)

After 37 years helping to oversee elections in Wisconsin, Government Accountability Board executive director Kevin Kennedy is spending his last day on the job today. Kennedy is retiring, just a day before the GAB dissolves into separate elections and ethics…

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Report raises concerns about Wisconsin tax credit

A new report suggests a state tax credit for Wisconsin manufacturers and agricultural producers is costing the state big money, while showing no real returns. The study by the Wisconsin Budget Project looked at the Manufacturing and Agriculture Credit. Analyst…

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Common Causue: GAB successor ‘set up to fail’

The handwriting was on the wall in the fall of 2014, when Assembly Speaker Robin Vos pledged that Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board would not last another two years. Now the GAB is history. The non-partisan panel of six retired judges…

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2016-06-28

State settles with Madison radio host

Wisconsin taxpayers will foot the bill for a Madison radio host’s settlement with the state. Philip Dominic Salvia co-hosts the “Devil’s Advocate Radio Show” on The Mic 92.1 FM in Madison. Capitol police arrested Salvia and dozens of others three…

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Appleton man gets life in prison for Green Bay murder

The man convicted of killing a woman in a parking lot near the UW-Green Bay campus last summer will spend life in prison. A Brown County judge handed down the sentence Tuesday to 27-year-old Percy Sims, who will be able…

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Milwaukee woman added to FBI Ten Most Wanted list

A Milwaukee woman has been added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. The FBI says 24-year-old Shanika S. Minor is wanted for the March fatal shooting of a woman who was nine-months pregnant at the time. The shooting,…

posted 2016/06/28 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

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