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2014-08-21

Canvass confirms Grothman win in 6th Congressional District primary

Republican state Senator Glenn Grothman had his primary win for Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District confirmed Wednesday, with the canvass of last week’s primary ballots now complete. The results posted by the state Government Accountability Board show the Campbellsport Republican winning…

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

State increases efforts to fight sexual abuse on campus

Officials at the state Department of Justice are stepping up their efforts to help protect incoming college students from sexual assaults on campus. Crime Victim Services director Jill Karofsky says the problem is pervasive, even if it is not being…

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

UW Regents contemplate requesting $95 million in state budget

The UW Board of Regents could decide today whether to ask for another $95 million in the next two-year state budget.University of Wisconsin System officials say they need more tax dollars to help pay for the school’s new Talent Development…

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

2014-08-20

First human case of West Nile virus reported for 2014

The state has recorded its first human case of West Nile virus for the year. The mosquito-borne virus was found in an Ashland County resident, although state health officials are offering no details about the person or their current condition.…

posted 2014/08/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Marquette community mourns death of James Foley

The Marquette University community is mourning the death of alumnus and journalist James Foley. Islamic militants in Iraq released a video which appeared to show the beheading of Foley. In the video posted on YouTube Tuesday by ISIS, Foley is…

posted 2014/08/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Waupaca County sexual assault suspect sought

The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department has released a sketch of a man alleged to have attempted a kidnapping and sexual assault near Clintonville. Just before 10:00 p.m. Tuesday the sheriff’s office received a report that a man in a pick-up…

posted 2014/08/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Advocacy group works to end domestic abuse among teens

One in three teens is affected by dating violence, yet 81 percent of teens’ parents don’t believe it’s an issue, especially in the lives of their children. That’s according to Patti Seger, executive director of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. She…

posted 2014/08/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Man charged with threatening Pine River tubers

Charges have been filed against a man accused of threatening tubers on the Pine River Oxbow in Florence County earlier this month. According to the sheriff’s department, 70-year-old Gary Bovee pointed a shotgun at a group of tubers floating on…

posted 2014/08/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Head-on Trempealeau County crash kills three

A head-on crash in Trempealeau County killed three people. Trempealeau County Sheriff’s officials have identified the victims of the crash on Highway 95 near Arcadia Monday morning. The department confirmed on Tuesday that both of the drivers involved were killed…

posted 2014/08/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

State releases regulations for 2014 wolf hunt

The latest hunting and trapping regulations for Wisconsin have been released, including the upcoming wolf season. DNR’s Wildlife Regulations Policy Specialist Scott Loomans says not much has changed for wolf hunters this fall. “There have not been any significant regulation…

posted 2014/08/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Senators look at forestry issues in northern Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s two U.S. senators are taking a closer look at issues facing the forestry and timber industries in northern Wisconsin. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Tuesday toured Forest County and National forest land with representatives from the Great lakes Timber…

posted 2014/08/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Wisconsin ACT scores and participation increase

Wisconsin continues to have the nation’s second-best scores on the ACT college entrance exam. Figures released by the state Department of Public Instruction on Wednesday show an average composite score of 22.2 for Wisconsin high school seniors, out of a…

posted 2014/08/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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