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2014-04-24

Walker named to ‘Time’ 100 most influential list

Governor Scott Walker is on Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. “It’s really about what we did, not what I did in Wisconsin. What got their attention was the fact that in the…

posted 2014/04/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Billboards seek information in motorcyclist deaths

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is turning to billboards in the search for a suspect vehicle in Sunday night’s fatal motorcycle crash on Highway 14 east of Janesville. Captain Todd Christiansen says billboards have been posted from Rockford to Beaver…

posted 2014/04/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

SC Johnson Tower opens to public next month

The S.C. Johnson Research Tower in Racine, the 15 story brick and glass tube building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, will be open to the public the first time, beginning next month. Researchers created such iconic products as Raid, Pledge,…

posted 2014/04/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Packers open against defending champs in prime time

The Green Bay Packers open the NFL season in prime time, Thursday, Sept. 4 against the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for our football team,” coach Mike McCarthy said.  “We have experience…

posted 2014/04/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Statewide tornado drill set for Thursday

Severe weather could happen at any time, and Tod Pritchard with Wisconsin Emergency Management reminds us to listen for the statewide tornado drill scheduled for testing Thursday. “That’s when you’ll hear the sirens going off; you’ll see the test on…

posted 2014/04/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-04-23

Horse molester will serve out commitment at Mendota

A former Weyauwega area man who molested horses 20 years ago will finish out his full commitment term at a state mental health institution. That was a judge’s decision in the case of 50-year-old Sterling Rachwal, who’s initial commitment to…

posted 2014/04/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Update for ag tourism

Farmers who want to become involved with agricultural tourism will have some liability protections under a bill signed by Governor Walker. According to Steve Peterson, President of the Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association, those visiting a farm will accept the risk…

posted 2014/04/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Co-sleeping death in Beloit

Beloit police are investigating the death of a three-month-old baby. A Beloit mother awakes to find her newborn dead after falling asleep with it on the couch. Dan Risse is the Beloit Police captain. ”Approximately 4:15 am the Rock County…

posted 2014/04/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Walker signs bill on police custody deaths

Governor Scott Walker has signed into law a bill requiring outside investigators to take the lead on deaths involving law enforcement officers. The new law requires a team of at least two investigators from an outside agency to lead reviews…

posted 2014/04/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Hostage standoff resolved peacefully

Nobody was hurt in a two-hour long hostage situation Tuesday in Wittenberg. The armed 28-year-old male suspect from the Gillett area walked into the Shell and McDonalds building shortly before 2 o’clock. He allowed most everyone to leave the building,…

posted 2014/04/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Legislative committee discusses online voter registration

The discussion at Wisconsin’s Capitol includes examples of online voter registration, its implementation, data sharing, costs, security, accuracy, and convenience. Tammy Patrick is Federal Compliance Officer for Elections in Maricopa County, Arizona, where they have online voter registration. She explains…

posted 2014/04/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-04-22

Mone tapped as UWM interim chancellor

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced Tuesday that Mark Mone will serve as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee interim chancellor following the departure of Chancellor Michael Lovell next month. Lovell announced on March 26 that he had been named…

posted 2014/04/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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