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2015-03-13

Thiesfeldt calls open meetings complaint ‘frivolous’

The chair of the state Assembly Education Committee says an open meetings complaint filed by a liberal group is nothing more than a “frivolous” waste of time. The complaint, filed this week by One Wisconsin Now, alleges that state Representative…

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2015-03-12

Wausau teen stabbing suspect remains in adult court

The 15-year-old charged with stabbing a 13-year-old to death in Wausau will be tried in adult court. Marathon County Judge Jill Falstad made that ruling Thursday during a two-hour long hearing. Attorney Jay Kronenwetter told the judge that Dylan Yang…

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People often unaware of their water source

A University of Wisconsin expert says the public often is unaware of the volume of our water resources and where their drinking water comes from. This discussion comes as officials mark Groundwater Awareness Week. Dr. Jim Hurley from the University…

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Deadline arrives for ice shanty removal

An early thaw means you probably shouldn’t be waiting to get your ice shanty off your favorite lake. State regulations require that those shacks be removed by Sunday off of all inland waters north of Highway 64, but Department of…

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Pray guilty of intentional homicide using baseball bat

A Portage County jury found Andrew Pray guilty of first degree intentional homicide. That was the most serious of the possible charges, meaning Assistant District Attorney Cass Cousins was able to convince the jury of Pray’s intent to kill his…

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Coach Bo Ryan stars in new Wisconsin tourism ad

The new tourism ad for summer 2015 premieres just in time for the Big Ten Tournament. The star of the latest ad for Wisconsin fun is UW Badgers Basketball Coach Bo Ryan. Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett says…

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Schimel: DOJ review of Tony Robinson shooting will take two weeks

The investigation into a fatal shooting by Madison police will take at least two more weeks – and no information will be released until it is completed. “Releasing information piecemeal, as I think we’ve seen with some of these officer-involved…

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Oshkosh Ricin suspect takes plea deal

A suspended UW-Oshkosh student accused of making ricin has entered a guilty plea in the case. As part of a deal with prosecutors, 21-year-old Kyle Smith entered a guilty plea Thursday morning to possessing ricin. As a part of the…

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Pray trial enters final stage

Testimony has been completed in the homicide case against a Plover man accused of beating his stepfather with an aluminum baseball bat. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Andrew Pray struck 77-year-old Christopher Bonnstetter between two and four times with intent to kill…

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Kind pleased with progress at Tomah VA

Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind says he’s happy to see action to fix a problem with opiate prescriptions at the Tomah VA Hospital. Kind talked about his meeting in Tomah at the VA Hospital during an appearance at UW-Stevens Point on…

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Sen. Johnson denies early knowledge of Tomah VA problems

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson says he was “not aware” of problems at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center until an Inspector General’s report was made public in mid-January. That’s despite a report in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel this week, which claimed…

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Bill would eliminate handgun purchase waiting period

A bill eliminating the 48 hour wait to buy a handgun in Wisconsin received a public hearing before a state Senate committee on Wednesday. State Representative Mary Czaja (R-Irma) told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the existing wait endangers women…

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