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2014-11-20

‘Almost incomprehensible’ – Kenosha man charged in 11 month-old child’s death

Bond has been set at a million dollars for a Kenosha man accused of the violent murder of his 11 month-old daughter on Tuesday. The accused, 34 year-old Russell Rose Jr., allegedly told police that he killed the child to…

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DOA projects Wisconsin revenues to fall short of spending requests

Budget requests from Wisconsin government agencies exceed expected state revenues in the next two-year budget cycle. Those numbers will be a starting point for Republican Governor Scott Walker and GOP legislators as they begin the task of putting together a…

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New Wisconsin State Capitol Christmas ornament unveiled

The program began in 2004. Each year, the souvenir focuses on a specific aspect of the state’s historic Capitol building. The 11th annual ornament features a replica of the Assembly chamber, its large mural, and Civil War mascot Old Abe…

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Woman dies after hatchet attack in Mount Pleasant

The victim of a Racine domestic violence incident is dead and her estranged husband is jailed on charges of that include homicide, mayhem, and kidnapping. Police say the 36-year-old victim from Arlington Heights, IL had come to a friend’s house…

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Wisconsin unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent in October

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate fell to a new post-recession low last month. Figures released by the state Department of Workforce Development on Thursday show Wisconsin’s unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent in October, down a tenth of a point from September…

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Wisconsin school administrators release policy proposals

A lobbying group representing school district administrators in Wisconsin has unveiled an education policy wish list. About 100 administrators gathered in Madison on Wednesday to present a set of detailed recommendations. John Forester is with the Wisconsin School Administrators Alliance…

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Kenosha man faces charges in death of infant daughter

Kenosha Police are recommending homicide, substantial battery, and arson charges against a 34-year-old man for the death of his infant daughter. Police Chief John Morrisey says the death of 11-month-old girl on Tuesday is one of the most violent he’s…

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Walker criticizes Obama on immigration reform at RGA

Governor Scott Walker is in Florida for a meeting of the Republican Governors Association. He says immigration reform has always been a “political tool” for President Obama. “If he was serious about it … he would have dealt with it…

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2014-11-19

DATCP warns of ‘Steve Martin’ scam

If you get a call from Steve Martin – hang up and don’t call back. It won’t be the banjo strumming comedian, but it also won’t be “Steve Martin” from the U.S. Treasury. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and…

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Wisconsin School choice program challenged in federal court

Wisconsin’s long-running public school choice program is facing a federal court challenge that argues it discriminates against disabled students. The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed the lawsuit in federal district court Wednesday, on behalf of three families…

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Early start to winter gives Wisconsin ski hills a boost

The early start to cold and snowy winter weather in Wisconsin means many ski hills in the state are ready to open ahead of schedule. A recent cold snap, combined with several inches of snow in northern Wisconsin last week,…

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Study claims metals in drinking water linked to We Energies coal ash

An environmental group claims to have documented a link between coal ash and metals in drinking water in southeastern Wisconsin. Tyson Cook is the chief scientist for Clean Wisconsin. The group said it’s found a correlation between elevated levels of…

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