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2014-04-10

Walker calls for extending UW tuition freeze

Governor Scott Walker says the University of Wisconsin System should extend a tuition freeze for another two years, on top of a two year freeze that is already included in the current state budget. The freeze adopted last summer was…

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Whitewater barn fire kills 200 animals

About 200 animals are dead, following an early morning barn fire in Whitewater. The Whitewater Fire department says it responded to the fire on Tri County Line Road just after 6:30 Thursday morning. The roof of the barn had collapsed,…

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Charges filed in Kenosha County locker room camera case

Prosecutors in Kenosha County have filed almost a dozen charges of capturing images of nudity against an Illinois man, after cameras were found in the locker room of a Pleasant Prairie recreation facility. 36-year-old Karl Landt of Waukegan, IL remains…

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Racine County prosecutor admits to driving drunk

Racine County’s chief prosecutor will lose his driver’s license for a year, after pleading guilty to driving drunk. Racine Police said District Attorney Rich Chiapete struck a traffic signal and a tree last Friday night, then went to his home…

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Reaction to Ellis video continues

The head of a government watchdog groups says it’s a “tragedy in many respects” that a past supporter of campaign finance reform was caught on video, talking about setting up his own Super PAC for his run for re-election. Republican…

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Walker to launch campaign Tuesday

Governor Scott Walker will holds a series of events across Wisconsin on Tuesday, as he makes his re-election bid official. It’s also the first day that candidates for the state’s fall elections can circulate nominating petitions. Walker begin the day…

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Woman sentenced in bicyclist’s death

A Chippewa County woman will spend five years in prison for killing a bicyclist while driving drunk. Circuit Judge James Babler handed down the sentence against 28-year-old Krista Holler of Cadott. She must also spend five years under extended supervision…

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Shoplifting suspect shot by Appleton police

Appleton police shot a man on the city’s south side Thursday night, after he allegedly drew a gun on officers. Sergent Dave Lund says the man was taken to a local hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. Green Bay police are…

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Van Hollen marks 30 years of VOCA

A ceremony at the state Capitol celebrates 30 years since the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. The Victims of Crime Act provides millions of dollars to states across the country. That money…

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White-nose syndrome found in Wisconsin

A fungus that has killed almost six million bats since 2006 has arrived in Wisconsin. The state Department of Natural Resources says that white-nose syndrome was found in 11 bats hibernating last month at an old mine in Grant County.…

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Oshkosh Corporation announces over 700 layoffs

Military cutbacks are forcing another ripple effect at the Oshkosh Corporation. The company said today it would layoff about 700 hourly employees and 60 salaried workers beginning in June. The head of the Oshkosh defense division, John Urias, said the…

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Trooper recovering after loss of leg

A State Trooper is making progress, after being struck by an SUV at the scene of an accident on Highway 41 near Neenah. Trooper Jason Hansen lost his right leg below the knee and broke his left leg, when the…

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