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Walker Makes Case For Education Reforms Nationwide

Scott Walker touted changes he’s made to K-12 education as governor in Wisconsin in a newspaper column published Wednesday, saying there’s “no reason” what he’s done in the state can’t be matched nationwide.

06/10/2015

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Wisconsin Legislature OKs Ending Gun Waiting Period

Wisconsin Republicans moved within a step Tuesday of eliminating the state’s decades-old 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases, pushing a bill that would wipe out the statutes through the state Assembly to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk.

06/10/2015

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Wisconsin Senate Approves 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill

After three hours of debate, the Wisconsin state Senate approved a bill Tuesday night that would ban non-emergency abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

06/10/2015

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Wisconsin Woman Faces Charge Of 9th Drunken Driving Offense

A northwestern Wisconsin woman is being charged with her ninth drunken driving offense after authorities say she was found unresponsive with her foot on the brake of an SUV with two little girls in back.

06/10/2015

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Man Suspected In Kidnapping Located Near Eau Claire

A man suspected of abducting a female Walmart employee at gunpoint in southeastern Wisconsin and driving to Eau Claire remains at large.

06/09/2015

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Police: Good Samaritan Beaten In Wis. After Trying To Help Motorist

Police say a 66-year-old man was beaten in suburban Milwaukee after stopping to help a motorist push a car.

06/09/2015

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Police: Skateboarding Boy Fights Off Abductor In Wis.

Police say a 12-year-old boy fought off a man who tried to abduct him while he was skateboarding in northeastern Wisconsin.

06/08/2015

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Lauren’s Science Corner: Circumhorizontal Arc

Viewers in western Wisconsin today observed a unique atmospheric phenomenon: a circumhorizontal arc! Casually called a ‘fire rainbow,’ it occurs in summer-time as the sun must be high in the sky, at an angle of 58 degrees or higher.

06/06/2015

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Man Accused Of Kidnapping Ex, Forcing Her To Drive With Rope Around Her Neck

A New Richmond, Wisconsin man faces multiple criminal charges after allegedly kidnapping his former girlfriend and forcing her to drive for several hours with a rope around her neck. Baldwin police say 50-year-old Daniel O’Keefe snuck into his ex-girlfriend’s car Wednesday night in the parking lot of Notato Contour in Menomonie, where they both work.

06/06/2015

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Delta Air Lines Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Green Bay

A Delta Air Lines flight from Green Bay to Minneapolis had to make an emergency landing after an engine was damaged by an apparent bird strike shortly after takeoff. Airport director Tom Miller says the Airbus A319 with 78 people on board safely returned to Green Bay just before 8 a.m. Friday.

06/05/2015

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Woodbury Police: Young Sisters Located After Going Missing In Wisconsin

Woodbury police are asking for the public’s help to find three children who were not returned to their father’s custody after a visit to their maternal grandparents. The children — Kianna Dixon, 10; K’Aaliyah Abigale Dixon, 9; and Keivonnah La’Corda Dixon, 7 — were allowed to visit their grandparents in Wisconsin from May 15 until May 29.

06/05/2015

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3 Brothers Charged In Western Wisconsin Cockfighting Ring

Three brothers are being charged after authorities shut down a bird fighting ring, operating on several farms in western Wisconsin. Investigators charged Ernesto, Augustine and Idelio Benitez Tuesday.

06/03/2015

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Chief: Wisconsin Officer Cleared of Killing Tony Robinson Will Patrol

A white Wisconsin police officer was exonerated Wednesday by an internal investigation of his fatal shooting of an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man, a move that follows prosecutors declining to file charges and clears the way for him to get his job back. The Madison Police Department issued a summary of its finding that Officer Matt Kenny did not violate its deadly force policies in the March 6 shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson.

06/03/2015

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1,200 Birds Rescued From Western Wis. Cockfighting Ring

Wisconsin authorities and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have seized about 1,200 birds from a cockfighting ring in Polk and St. Croix counties. The ASPCA says law enforcement executed search warrants Tuesday at four western Wisconsin properties, detaining several people.

06/02/2015

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Gov. Walker Backs 20-Week Abortion Ban With Or Without Exemption

Gov. Scott Walker says he will sign a 20-week abortion ban whether or not it includes an exemption for cases of rape or incest. Walker was asked Monday about the bill following a speech at a Boys and Girls Club event in Delavan.

06/01/2015

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Sheriff: 3 Dead In Sawyer County (Wis.) Shooting, House Fire

Three people died Saturday after a male reportedly shot his mother’s husband and then set their northwestern Wisconsin home on fire, according to the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded at about 11 a.m. to a residence at 16742 N Knutson Lake Road in the town of Edgewater after a woman reported that her son shot her husband and set their home on fire.

05/31/2015

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Woman Arrested In Eau Claire For Speeding, Suspicion Of DUI With Child In Car

A 27-year-old Minot, North Dakota woman was arrested early Saturday morning in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on suspicion of driving under the influence with a 2-year-old in the car. Cassie Lynn Jackson was arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol at about 3:39 a.m. after she was pulled over for speeding on westbound Interstate 94.

05/30/2015

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Jury Convicts Dustin Diamond Of Misdemeanors In Stabbing

TV actor Dustin Diamond says he didn’t intentionally stab a man in a barroom scuffle just outside of Milwaukee. The 38-year-old Diamond, who played Screech in the 1990s show “Saved by the Bell,” is accused of stabbing a man on Christmas Day in Port Washington.

05/29/2015

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OSHA Fines Wisconsin Bar $7K For Death In Dumbwaiter

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a Wisconsin bar $7,000 for the death of an employee who died when her head got caught in a dumbwaiter. OSHA says WingDam Saloon and Grill in Fountain City failed to furnish a workplace free from recognized hazards that were likely to cause death to serious harm to employees.

05/29/2015

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Bail Upped To $125K For Man Accused Of St. Croix River Stabbing

A Minnesota man accused in a fatal stabbing along the St. Croix River was in court again Thursday to face accusations he violated the terms of his original bond.

05/28/2015

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Woman Says Punch Led To Dustin Diamond’s Wis. Bar Brawl

A woman has testified that TV actor Dustin Diamond pulled a knife in a Wisconsin barroom brawl right after she punched his girlfriend in the face. The 38-year-old Diamond, who starred in the 1990s show “Saved by the Bell,” is accused of stabbing a man during the fight in a Port Washington bar on Christmas Day.

05/28/2015

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Public Hearing Tuesday On 20-Week Abortion Ban In Wis.

A public hearing has been set on a fast-tracked Republican proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

05/27/2015

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Wisconsin Man Dies After Deer Crashes Through Windshield

Authorities say a northwestern Wisconsin man has died after a deer struck by another vehicle crashed through the windshield of the truck he was riding in.

05/27/2015

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Defense In Slender Man Case Say Adult Charges Unwarranted

Attorneys for one of two Wisconsin girls charged in adult court with trying to kill a friend to please a fictional horror character will argue her case belongs in juvenile court.

05/26/2015

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Authorities Say Suspected Drunken Driver Waved At Officer

Authorities say a suspected drunken driver who’d been headed the wrong way waved at an officer as he re-entered the highway after going into the ditch.

05/25/2015

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