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2015-05-03

Four dead in Menasha shooting

Four people are dead – including the suspected shooter – in what Mesasha police are calling a random shooting Sunday night. Police Chief Tim Styka said officers responded to the Trestle Trail bridge trail over Little Lake Butte des Morts…

posted 2015/05/03 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-05-02

Packers add more defensive backfield help on day 2 of NFL draft (Audio)

Trying to fill the need at defensive back after losing Tramon Williams and Davon House in free agency, the Green Bay Packers used back-to-back draft selections on that position. After picking Arizona State’s Damarious Randall with the 30th pick in…

posted 2015/05/02 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Governor Walker signs ride sharing legislation

Ride sharing companies will have to obtain state licenses, under a bill signed into law by Governor Scott Walker. The Republican governor’s office announced late Friday night that he signed the bill, which passed the legislature last month with broad…

posted 2015/05/02 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Opening weekend for anglers in Wisconsin

It’s opening weekend for Wisconsin fishing season, and officials say the conditions are ripe for a great day out on the lakes. DNR fisheries biologist Steven Hogler says that, thanks to the warmer weather this spring, you’ll be seeing fish…

posted 2015/05/02 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-05-01

Madison library’s ‘Don’t Shoot’ display troubles officers

A new display at the Madison Central Library has drawn negative reactions in the law enforcement community for its portrayal of police officers. The painting, entitled “Don’t Shoot,” depicts three police officers dressed in riot gear, with the central figure…

posted 2015/05/01 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-04-30

Drug screening for benefits bills get hearings in Madison

Some public benefits recipients would need to pass drug screenings under terms of bills getting public hearings at the Capitol on Thursday. State Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah) would require people receiving food stamps and unemployment benefits – including some job…

posted 2015/04/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Senate committee will take up prevailing wage repeal

A Wisconsin state Senate committee is set to act next week on a bill to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law, potentially setting the stage for Capitol protests by organized labor. Labor committee chairman, Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) has scheduled…

posted 2015/04/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Chief Justice Roggensack vows to repair damage to Wisconsin Supreme Court

The newly elected head of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court says she wants to “begin repairing damage that has been done to the reputation of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.” Chief Justice Patience Roggensack offered few details on how she plans to do…

posted 2015/04/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Cracking down on cell phone use while driving in construction zones

Legislation at the Wisconsin Capitol would prohibit the use of hand-held telephones while driving through construction zones when workers are present. Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) is the bill’s author and chair of the Senate Transportation Committee. “While there are obvious…

posted 2015/04/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Senate committee approves 70 mph speed limit

The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously (5-0) approves an amended bill (AB-27), which would allow the Department of Transportation to increase speeds from 65 to 70 mph, but only on certain roads. “Those being the interstate system, freeways that have no…

posted 2015/04/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Lawmaker raises concerns about WEDC and WHEDA merger

A Democratic leader in the state legislature is urging Republican lawmakers and the governor to put the brakes on a proposal to merge two state agencies that handle economic development in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker proposed combining the Wisconsin Economic…

posted 2015/04/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

House committee approves Sensenbrenner-authored USA Freedom Act

A congressional panel has approved a major intelligence reform bill co-authored by a Wisconsin Republican. The House Judiciary Committee’s 25-2 vote Thursday to approve the USA Freedom Act sets the state for floor debate. Wisconsin GOP Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, a…

posted 2015/04/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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