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Milwaukee County Expanding Traveling Beer Garden

A traveling beer garden is expanding for its second annual tour across Milwaukee County. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced Tuesday that a second truck will be added to the Traveling Beer Garden Tour this summer.

01/28/2015

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Sheriff: 19 Arrested In Wis. Cockfighting Ring Bust

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says 19 people have been arrested in connection to a cockfighting ring bust Saturday. On Jan. 24 at 1:13 p.m., the sheriff’s office received information of a possible cockfighting event held at a dairy farm located at 1721 315th street in Glenwood, Wisconsin.

01/27/2015

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Sheriff: Friends Were Flying Plane To Alaska When It Crashed

Wisconsin authorities say two friends were flying a recently purchased airplane to Alaska when it crashed, killing the pilot’s father. Clark County Sheriff Greg Herrick released the names of the three people involved in Monday’s crash in central Wisconsin.

01/27/2015

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker Forms Group To Boost Possible 2016 Bid

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that he formed a political organization to help boost a potential 2016 presidential run, the first concrete step toward a possible campaign that comes as others are also ramping up efforts to seek the GOP nomination.

01/27/2015

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Wisconsin DOJ Didn’t Track Gay Marriage Case Hours

The state Department of Justice says it doesn’t have any records of how many hours it spent defending Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban, making the full cost of fighting the case impossible to determine. A group of gay couples filed a lawsuit last year challenging the marriage ban.

01/26/2015

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Wisconsin Lawmaker Hopes To End ‘Vaping’ Indoors

Lawmakers are set to reignite conversations this week about whether vaping — using electronic cigarettes and other vapor smoking devices — should be included in Wisconsin’s smoking ban.

01/26/2015

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11 Hurt When Bus Crashes On I-94 In SE Wisconsin

Police say 11 people were hurt but none seriously when a bus crashed on Interstate 94 in southeastern Wisconsin.

01/25/2015

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Minnesota Trucker Dies In Wisconsin Crash

A Minnesota man was killed Wednesday after the semi-truck he was driving lost control on Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin, authorities said.

01/22/2015

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‘Saved By The Bell’ Actor Pleads Not Guilty In Bar Fight

The actor who played Screech in the 1990s TV show “Saved by the Bell” has pleaded not guilty to charges resulting from a bar fight in southeastern Wisconsin. Dustin Diamond and his fiancee, Amanda Schutz, appeared in Ozaukee County Circuit Court Thursday morning on charges stemming from Christmas Day scuffle at a bar in Port Washington.

01/22/2015

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Wisconsin Man To Be Sentenced For Killing, Dismemberment

A Wisconsin man is facing sentencing in the fatal shooting and dismemberment of a Minnesota man. Twenty-eight-year-old Kou Thao pleaded no contest to a second-degree intentional homicide in the death of 58-year-old Tong Pao Hang, of St. Paul, Minnesota.

01/21/2015

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Apostle Island Ice Caves Still Inaccessible

Businesses that cater to tourists flocking to the Apostle Island ice caves say this season so far has been very different than last year. The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore says there’s little hope for an early ice cave season because of ice conditions. Last winter at this time, 3,000 people viewed the ice caves in one weekend.

01/20/2015

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3 Good Samaritans Pull Wis. Man From Burning Car

A Wisconsin man is alive Wednesday thanks to strangers. Three men rescued 31-year-old Lee Neihart from his burning car after he crashed on County Road E in St. Joseph, Wisconsin Tuesday night. Neihart lost control of his car before hitting a guard rail.

01/14/2015

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Sheriff: Driver Runs Stop Sign, Kills Woman; Alcohol A Possible Factor

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says alcohol may have contributed to a crash that killed a 54-year-old Wisconsin woman Tuesday evening.

01/14/2015

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Report: Plaintiffs In Wis. Gay Marriage Case Request $1.2M

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit that challenged Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage are requesting attorney fees in the amount of $1.2 million, according to a new report by the National Law Journal.

01/13/2015

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Court Upholds Sentence For Woman Accused Of Food Stamp Fraud

A Wisconsin appeals court has upheld a 10-year prison sentence for a Milwaukee woman accused of defrauding the state’s food stamp program.

01/13/2015

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01/13/2015

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Democrats Say Walker Distracted By Presidential Ambitions

Republican Gov. Scott Walker is distracted by his exploration of a presidential run, top Wisconsin Democrats complained Monday, noting that he’s speaking at political events in Iowa and California this month when they say he should be focused on solving the state’s $2.2 billion budget shortfall.

01/12/2015

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Falling Dairy Prices Bad For Farms, Good For Pizza Parlors

Good news for your next grocery trip: Dairy prices are lower than they’ve been in years.

01/10/2015

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Nearly 60 Counts Against Wis. Couple For Alleged Bilking

A Wisconsin couple is facing almost 60 felony counts between the two of them.

01/09/2015

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Looking Up Skirts Could Become A Felony In Wisconsin

Looking up a woman’s skirt would be a felony under a Republican-sponsored bill that’s one of the first introduced this year in the Wisconsin Legislature.

01/08/2015

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1 Killed, 2 Hurt In Wis. Crash Involving 3 Semis

Authorities say one person has died and two others have been hurt in a western Wisconsin interstate crash involving three semis.

01/07/2015

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Superior Schools To Keep Kid’s Book About Girl With 2 Moms

A school board in northwestern Wisconsin has decided not to ban a children’s book about a girl who has gay parents. The Superior School Board voted Monday night to continue allowing “Emma and Meesha My Boy: A Two Mom Story” in district classrooms and libraries. The book tells the story of a little girl who learns how to be nice to her cat with the help of her mothers.

01/06/2015

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‘Saved By The Bell’ Actor Back In Court In Stabbing Case

The actor who played Screech on the 1990s TV series “Saved by the Bell” is expected to appear in a Wisconsin courtroom for a hearing on whether a stabbing case against him will proceed.

01/05/2015

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Police: Homeowner Shoots Intruder In Polk County (Wis.)

Authorities say a homeowner in western Wisconsin shot and injured a man who was attempting to break into his home on New Year’s Day.

01/02/2015

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