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2014-09-04

Former sheriff’s deputy ordered to stand trial in double murder

A former Dane County sheriff’s deputy was ordered today to stand trial for the killings of his wife and her sister. Dane County Circuit Judge Steven Ebert said there was enough evidence to proceed in the case of 39-year-old Andrew…

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Pocan introduces Next Generation Research Act

Congressman Mark Pocan wants to make sure young researchers get needed funding. The Wisconsin Democrat said the Next Generation Research Act will help address some of the funding losses to National Institutes of Health research at places like the University…

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David Obey Civic Resources Center dedicated

A new facility at the UW-Marathon County is aimed at inspiring the same passion about politics that inspired a long-serving Wisconsin Congressman to represent the state. The David R. Obey Civic Resources Center is named for the former 7th District…

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Former Stoughton teacher accused of sending explicit pics to students

A former Stoughton teacher and coach is accused of sending graphic pictures of his genitals to two female students he met while working in the district over the past year. 24 year old Brandon Amato of Madison admitted to police…

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Menomonie bike officers hurt in hit-and-run

A Melrose man has been arrested after a hit-and-run that injured two police officers on bikes in Menomonie. Police say it happened just after 1:00 Tuesday morning. Officers Daniel Westlund and Maloree Switlick were on bike patrol duty when they…

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New website promotes voter participation in Wisconsin

Tiny start-up group hopes to increase voter engagement in Wisconsin by making it easier for the younger generation. Young Madison-based tech entrepreneurs unveil a new online service that aims to help eligible voters cast their ballot on-the-go without having to…

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Bear hunt focuses on northwestern Wisconsin

The state’s annual bear hunting season has started, and hunters are being urged to focus on an area in northwestern Wisconsin. The season has an overall statewide harvest quota of 4,700 black bears, although nearly a third of that is…

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E-cigarettes pose risks to adolescents

Teens who use e-cigarettes are twice as likely to say they intend to smoke tobacco cigarettes within the next year. That’s according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Dr. Michael Fiore of the…

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2014-09-03

Abortions decline for fifth straight year

Nearly seven percent fewer abortions were performed in Wisconsin last year. That continues a five-year decline, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Department of Health Services. The annual DHS report on induced abortions found the number fell from…

posted 2014/09/03 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Labor Day weekend crashes kill 6 on Wisconsin roads

State transportation officials say six people died in traffic crashes on Wisconsin roads during the Labor Day holiday period, compared to ten in 2013. The busy holiday weekend capped off the deadliest month of the year so far for traffic…

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Dog owner attacks lifeguard on Madison beach

Madison Police are looking for the dog owner responsible for a fight that injured two lifeguards at a city beach over the weekend. Police say a lifeguard at Vilas Park was injured Saturday afternoon after using pepper spray to stop…

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Police arrest teens following weekend of robberies in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Police have arrested five teens who they say were part of a group that committed dozens of robberies over the holiday weekend; including one in which a robber was killed. Police said a 15-year-old Milwaukee boy was one of…

posted 2014/09/03 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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