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2014-04-10

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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Walker signals support for remaining bills

Governor Scott Walker is indicating that most of the bills passed in the finals days of the Legislative session will likely be signed into law. The governor signed 62 pieces of legislation into law earlier this week, but dozens are…

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Homes evacuated after road crew breaks gas line

About 700 residents in eastern Wisconsin lost their natural gas service, after a road construction crew broke a gas main in New Holstein. Officials say a high-pressure line was struck around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. It did not explode, and nobody…

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Envelope maker closing Grand Chute facility

About 145 workers at a Grand Chute business will lose their job in two months. Cenveo announced Wednesday that it’s closing the former National Envelope facility. The plant is one of several that the Connecticut-based company bought last September. Cenveo…

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Suspect in Racine County homicide makes first court appearance

An Illinois man accused of a murder in Racine County 17 years ago remains in the Racine County jail, after his bond was set at $500,000 dollars Wednesday during an initial court appearance. 36-year-old James Eaton of Palatine, IL was…

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Task force charged with closing achievement gap

A task force hopes to close the state’s achievement gap. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers noted that the gap between white and black students has been persistent for decades. “Certainly a lot of it is economically based, and…

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Lawmakers lament litany of lousy legislation

Assembly Democrats want Governor Scott Walker to call for a special session of the legislature. Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) says there’s too much unfinished business that needs attention. He wants to have a special session, he says, “on…

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2014-04-09

Ellis downplays secret recording discussing illegal campaign activity

A state lawmaker is downplaying a secret recording that shows him discussing possible illegal campaign activity. The recording posted online by a conservative activist shows Republican Senator Mike Ellis of Neenah talking about forming his own Super PAC with some…

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Walker leads Burke in St. Norbert poll

A new poll shows Governor Scott Walker with a comfortable lead over his Democratic challenger. The latest Wisconsin Survey from St. Norbert College has Walker leading Democrat Mary Burke, with 56 percent support to Burke’s 40 percent. Walker was asked…

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