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2014-08-21

Wausau police chief has truck stolen

Sometimes, the victim of a crime is a law enforcement officer. This time, the victim was Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardel. 39-year-old Jason Warner of Michigan is charged with breaking into Hardel’s Town of Maine home and stealing his pickup…

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NWS confirms tornado touchdown in Fox Valley

The National Weather Service now says a tornado landed in the Fox Valley earlier this week. Officials say a weak twister came down late Monday afternoon about two miles southeast of Medina in Winnebago County. Two utility poles were pushed…

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Rose Bly disappearance remains baffling

It’s been five years since the disappearance of a 21-year old woman in northwestern Wisconsin. Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland said since she went missing on August 21, 2009, not a sign of Rose Bly has turned up. “She was…

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Racine tavern owners file civil rights lawsuit

Several minorities, who are former bar owners in Racine, have re-filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in Milwaukee. The suit accuses city officials and local Tavern League of violating their civil rights by conspiring to run them out of business.…

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Wisconsin native killed in Afghanistan

A Wisconsin Rapids native serving in the military has died in Afghanistan. The Pentagon said 39-year-old Army Sergeant Matthew Leggett died Wednesday after he was attacked near Kabul’s airport. A relative said Leggett was born in Wisconsin Rapids, and his…

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Frac-sand mining moratorium to end in Trempealeau County

A year-long moratorium on new frac-sand mines is about to end in Trempealeau County in far western Wisconsin. The County Board in Whitehall voted 8-to-7 this week against extending the mining ban. A study committee has spent the last year…

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Police search for vandals who killed pheasants

Investigators in Richland County are working to find who is responsible for the deaths of several pheasants that were being raised as part of a student project at Richland Center High School. Police say someone broke into sheds behind the…

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State falling short on cancer prevention efforts

The American Cancer Society is calling on Wisconsin lawmakers to make a number of improvements it argues would help with efforts to combat the disease. The ACS has released its annual report on state policies that deal with cancer-prevention and…

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State request to restore Voter ID law delayed

A federal appeals court in Chicago says it will not take up a request to restores Wisconsin’s long-stalled Voter ID requirement until after judges hear oral arguments in the case next month. Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen had asked…

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UW Board approves $95 million request

University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approves a request for an additional $95 million in the next two-year state budget. The Regents unanimously approve the funding request even though Governor Scott Walker had warned all state agencies against asking…

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Cousins pleads guilty in death of Andrew Boldt

Averting a trial, a Purdue University student has entered a guilty plea to killing a fellow student from Wisconsin. Special public defender Kirk Freeman said 23-year-old Cody Cousins did not seek a plea deal before he was convicted of murder…

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State loses out by not expanding BadgerCare

Are health insurance rates in Wisconsin higher than necessary? If they are, one groups argues it could be because of Governor Scott Walker’s decision not to accept a full expansion of federal funding for BadgerCare. Robert Kraig is with Citizen…

posted 2014/08/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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