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2014-09-25

Republicans file complaint against Happ over sexual assault case

The state Republican Party is accusing the Democratic candidate for attorney general of misconduct in office. The complaint centers around how Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ handled the prosecution of a man accused of sexual assaulting a girl. Happ’s…

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More allegations of plagiarism for Mary Burke

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke responds to more accusations of plagiarism in her jobs plan and other initiatives. In her defense, Burke says she wants to bring the best ideas to Wisconsin and “I don’t care where they’re coming from.”…

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Manitowoc woman faces felony child abuse charges

The 31-year-old woman’s name isn’t being released to protect the child’s identity. On Monday, she allegedly “beat and scalded” her five-year-old son, who has down syndrome. A probable cause affidavit shows that the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department received a call…

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Planned Parenthood closes Fond du Lac clinic

Planned Parenthood says it’s closing down another Wisconsin clinic because of cuts in state funding. The organization is shutting down its clinic in Fond du Lac, its fifth closure in the state over the past two years. Planned Parenthood’s Nicole…

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Huge marijuana bust in Dane County

A big marijuana bust in the Madison area. Members of Dane County’s narcotics task force and agents with the DEA and DCI executed search warrants at several properties in Madison and Sun Prairie, and seized 1,124 marijuana plants, along with…

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Gastrointestinal illness hospitalizes 8 students in Pepin County

Health officials in Pepin County are investigating an outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness among students at Durand High School, which has hospitalized eight people so far. Pepin County Health Officer Heidi Stewart says the investigation began after the district reported…

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Fall colors starting to show in Wisconsin

Fall has arrived in Wisconsin, which means a vibrant array of colors will be on display in the coming weeks in the branches of trees statewide. The change has already started in some parts of the state. However, Tourism Secretary…

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Groups want Governor Walker to act on living wage in Wisconsin

At the Capitol in Madison on Wednesday, there was public a push for a “living wage” in Wisconsin. A coalition of worker groups is employing an obscure state statute, trying to force Governor Scott Walker’s hand on the minimum wage…

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2014-09-24

U.S. Transportation Secretary calls for highway funding in Janesville

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation says a highway project in southern Wisconsin could be among many that are delayed when federal transportation funding runs out in about seven months. Secretary Anthony Foxx was at a rest stop Wednesday just outside…

posted 2014/09/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Appeals court lifts injunction blocking Wisconsin John Doe probe

A federal appeals court has struck down an injunction blocking a John Doe investigation into Wisconsin’s recall elections. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a decision made by district Judge Rudolph Randa earlier this summer, which stopped the…

posted 2014/09/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Waukesha County judge dismisses ballot lawsuit by Wisconsin Republicans

A Waukesha County judge has dismissed a lawsuit, challenging a ballot design from the state Government Accountability Board. Republicans argued the ballot design could confuse voters and give Democrats an advantage in the upcoming elections. The state countered that legislative…

posted 2014/09/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

New flu vaccine recommendations make getting protected easy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends healthy children ages two to eight get the nasal flu spray when available, a much better option than being poked by a sharp needle. John Temte (temm-tee) is professor of family…

posted 2014/09/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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