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2014-09-17

Teen Assembly candidate ends campaign over social media comments

The Republican candidate in Wisconsin’s 44th Assembly District announced Tuesday that he is withdrawing from the race. The move comes after 19-year-old Jacob Dorsey drew fire over an anti-gay message he posted on Twitter almost a year ago. Dorsey apologized…

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GOP sues GAB over ballot design

Republicans file suit against the Government Accountability Board over a newly-designed ballot slated for use in the November general election. The lawsuit argues the new ballot format unfairly favors Democrats and will confuse voters. Kevin Kennedy with the GAB says…

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Walworth County authorities investigate dog shooting

Walworth County authorities are looking for anyone who may have information about a dog that was found shot to death near the White River Trail in Geneva Township. The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a parking lot…

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Erpenbach assails Walker drug testing plan

There’s some criticism for the governor’s drug testing plan. Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to require drug testing for adults getting unemployment and food stamps is drawing fire from at least one Democratic lawmaker. “You really have to take a look…

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Dodge County chain reaction crash kills 1, injures 6 others

Authorities in Dodge County say one person was killed and six others injured Tuesday night, following a five-vehicle chain reaction crash. It happened along State Highway 60 in the Town of Rubicon, shortly after 6 p.m. Officials say traffic had…

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Marathon County deputy accidentally shoots himself in the hand

An internal investigation is under way, after a Marathon County Sheriff’s Department officer accidentally shot himself Tuesday. Investigation Division Captain Greg Bean is recovering at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was at the Duane Corbin Shooting Range, on Marathon County property…

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Marathon County deputy accidentally shoots himself

An internal investigation is under way, after a Marathon County Sheriff’s Department officer accidentally shot himself Tuesday. Investigation Division Captain Greg Bean is recovering at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was at the Duane Corbin Shooting Range, on Marathon County property…

posted 2014/09/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Cross touts UW System to a nationwide audience

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross touches on policy issues, economic impact, tuition cost, and the number of Nobel Prizes connected to the university (18). Despite the cost, Cross says, “of course” a college education is worth it. “College…

posted 2014/09/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-09-16

Wisconsin absentee voters will need to show photo ID (AUDIO)

Thousands of Wisconsin voters who have already requested absentee ballots, and in some cases already turned them in, will have to provide a copy of a valid photo ID for voting before the November 4th election. Otherwise, state election officials…

posted 2014/09/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

6th Congressional candidates debate

The candidates in the 6th congressional district race staked out some of their priorities, during a debate in Fond du Lac Monday. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris is running as a Democrat. He says Congress needs to focus on real…

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Wisconsin school report cards released

All but about two percent of Wisconsin’s 424 public school districts met or exceeded the state’s achievement expectations during the last school year. Annual report cards released by the state Department of Public Instruction on Tuesday also show that 88…

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Another veterans Honor Flight readies for Washington

Officials from the Never Forgotten Honor Flight say this weekend’s Guns and Hoses charity softball game in Stevens Point is their biggest one yet. Co-founder Jim Campbell says the softball game has topped all previous fundraisers. “They raised $45,000 which…

posted 2014/09/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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