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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


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


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

Leibham and Harris enter race for 6th CD

There are two more candidates in the race to succeed retiring 6th District congressman Tom Petri. State Senator Joe Leibham, a Sheboygan Republican, made his official announcement Tuesday. And Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris is the first Democrat to enter…

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

Two UWSP students killed in crash

The Portage County sheriffs department has released the names of the two victims of Monday night’s crash on Highway 66 in Linwood. They are identified as 21-year-old Alexander Reeder of Wisconsin Rapids and his passenger 20-year-old Katherine Axlen of Mukwonago.…

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

Roth will seek state Senate seat

A former Wisconsin lawmaker has officially announced he will seek the state Senate seat being vacated by Mike Ellis. Roger Roth issued this statement Monday: “I am encouraged by the tremendous outpouring of support from my friends, family and neighbors…

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

Tax Freedom Day in Wisconsin

It’s Tax Freedom Day in Wisconsin, the day on which Badger State taxpayers have collectively earned enough income to pay off their total federal, state, and local tax bill. Wisconsin is the 37th state to reach Tax Freedom Day. According…

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

Sometimes it pays to screw up. Today on the PhilCast I have a couple of related stories regarding household chores…
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One of the stories I'll be talking about on the Tuesday show is one that compares what we consider today's…
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There they are, at least two of the three chairs that broke on Easter Sunday. I'll tell the story of…
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