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2014-04-17

Burke calls for more tuition tax deductions

The main Democrat running for governor says paying for higher education is one of the main hurdles that keep people from getting a degree. Mary Burke says getting more technical college and university graduates is also a key factor, in…

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Appleton officers cleared in shooting

An investigation into a police officer-involved shooting in Appleton last week has determined the man wounded by officers was trying to commit suicide by cop, and that police were justified in opening fire on the suspect. Appleton Police Captain Todd…

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Oak Creek man charged with killing blind wife

Prosecutors say an Oak Creek man killed his blind wife of 56 years earlier this week because he couldn’t take her nagging anymore. Seventy-six-year-old Jack Lang was charged Thursday in Milwaukee County with first-degree intentional homicide. According to the criminal…

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Fatal fire in Tomahawk

A house fire in rural Lincoln County has claimed the life of an elderly man. Fire fighters were called to the home in rural Tomahawk early Thursday afternoon by a man who had arrived to plow snow. The plow driver…

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Unemployment rate is better, not good enough

The state’s jobless rate is below 6 percent, but that’s still not good enough for one advocate for the poor. The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP) is the statewide association for several agencies whose focus is to eliminate poverty…

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Hidden camera suspect charged with child porn possession

The Waukegan, Illinois man charged in connection with the cameras found in the women’s locker room at the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex has been charged with possession of child pornography in Lake County, Illinois, and the investigation in Wisconsin has expanded…

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Unemployment rate moves in right direction

The state’s jobless rate is below 6 percent, but that’s still not good enough for one advocate for the poor. The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP) is the statewide association for several agencies whose focus is to eliminate poverty…

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DPI will not revoke license of Andrew Harris

A middle school teacher accused of sharing explicit emails will not have his license revoked by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Andrew Harris was a seventh-grade teacher at Glacier Creek Middle School when he was accused of sending and…

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A push for a free college education

A pair of UW-Madison professors have a plan they say could give all students at public colleges and universities two years of free schooling. Educational policy studies professor Sara Goldrick-Rab says much of the financial aid money spent by the…

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Wisconsin unemployment rate drops to 5.9 percent

The state’s unemployment rate has fallen below six percent for the first time since 2008. Numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show Wisconsin’s preliminary unemployment rate for March fell to 5.9 percent, down from 6.1 percent in…

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Walker declares energy emergency

The lingering cold weather has prompted Governor Scott Walker to declare a 10-day energy emergency in Wisconsin. The move is intended to make it easier for propane suppliers to deliver heating fuel to those who need it. The declaration allows…

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Heavy snow dumped up north

Most of the snow resulting from a late-season winter storm was on the ground by-morning, but with warmer temperatures in the forecast it likely won’t be around for long. The National Weather Service was predicting up to 18 inches of…

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