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2015-04-28

Officer-involved shootings nationwide have ‘trickle-down’ effect

The narrative being reported in the national media following officer-involved shootings is having a “trickle-down” effect at the local level, according to Madison’s chief of police. Chief Mike Koval believes law enforcement agencies should be trusted institutions, because cops are…

posted 2015/04/28 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Bill would sunset Miller Park stadium tax

A pair of legislators from Racine County want to provide their constituents with some assurances, on an end date for the Miller Park stadium tax. The 0.01% sales tax used to finance and construct the Milwaukee Brewers stadium has been…

posted 2015/04/28 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Green County

Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Green County for the first time. The county is already under quarantine for EAB because of quarantines in neighboring counties. Officials say it’s a good reminder of the importance of not moving firewood…

posted 2015/04/28 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-04-26

Nepal earthquake triggers scam concerns

As many people look to provide help to earthquake victims in Nepal, scammers may also try to take advantage of the situation. The quake over the weekend killed thousands of people, and efforts to provide international aid are already picking…

posted 2015/04/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

UW president optimistic funding cuts will be reduced

It is very unlikely the state legislature will restore much of the $300 million proposed cuts to the University of Wisconsin System in the state budget. That’s what Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) told WKOW TV in Madison, but…

posted 2015/04/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Preparing for DA decision on officer-involved shooting

A decision on whether to criminally charge the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed biracial teen in Madison is highly anticipated. Madison’s mayor had said the city is prepared for the possibility of large protests if Officer Matt…

posted 2015/04/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Climber from Fond du Lac survives Nepal earthquake

A 52-year-old Fond du Lac man, who was climbing Mt. Everest to raise funds for hospice programs, has survived the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal. The quake triggered avalanches on the peak and has killed more than 2,500 people.…

posted 2015/04/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker: National right-to-work law a ‘legitimate’ goal

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says he has the “courage…and capacity” to take on powerful interests, including unions, at the federal level. Walker, a Republican who is likely to enter the presidential race soon, signed a “right-to-work” law in Wisconsin this…

posted 2015/04/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Bucks force a fifth game in Chicago

After the Milwaukee Bucks defense forced yet another Chicago turnover, Jared Dudley found Jerryd Bayless with an inbound pass that resulted in a game winning lay-up and a 92-90 victory over the Chicago Bulls at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. …

posted 2015/04/26 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-04-24

Settlement reached with family of ‘Baby Bou Bou’

A nearly one million dollar settlement has been reached between Habersham County, Georgia and the family of a toddler who was seriously injured in a law enforcement raid nearly a year ago. The little boy, Bounkham “Baby Bou Bou” Phonesavanh,…

posted 2015/04/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Walker not feeling pressure to announce presidential plans

Despite several Republicans announcing they are running for president in 2016, Governor Scott Walker says his attention remains on other priorities. Even though several Republicans have already made their plans public, Walker says he’s not feeling any pressure to push…

posted 2015/04/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Madison man pleads not guilty to trying to join terrorist group

A Madison man accused of trying to join the Islamic State has entered a not guilty plea. Appearing in a US District Court in Madison Friday morning, 34-year-old Joshua Van Haften plead not guilty to a charge of attempting to…

posted 2015/04/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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