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Man Pleads Not Guilty In Bodies-In-Suitcases Case

A former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he tried to hide their bodies in suitcases dumped along a rural Wisconsin road. The plea was entered for Steven Zelich, 52, during a brief hearing in Walworth County, where highway workers cutting grass found the suitcases on June 5. He appeared by video from the Walworth County Jail.

07/17/2014

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2 Killed In St. Croix County Crash

Two drivers were killed and a third injured in a multi-vehicle crash in western Wisconsin on Tuesday. St. Croix County Sheriff’s officials say 34-year-old Amanda Day, of Osceola, Wis., struck a vehicle she was trying to pass on Highway 35 in Somerset Tuesday afternoon.

07/16/2014

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Benefit For Playground Honoring Schaffhausen Sisters Is July 19

Three River Falls, Wis., sisters killed by their father in April of 2012 are being remembered by a playground in the community they grew up in. Next weekend, organizers are putting together a fun run in memory of Sophie, Cecilia and Amara Schaffhausen.

07/13/2014

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Wis. Court: Hunters Can Train Dogs On Wolves

A state appeals court ruled Thursday that hunters can train dogs to chase down wolves, rejecting arguments from a group of humane societies that wildlife officials are allowing deadly wolf-dog clashes and cementing one of the most contentious elements of Wisconsin wolf hunting.

07/10/2014

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Wisconsin Appeals Ruling Allowing Gay Marriages

Wisconsin has appealed a federal judge’s ruling from last month striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional.

07/10/2014

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Suitcase Bodies Suspect Dodged Discipline As Cop

The suspect in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases dumped along a rural Wisconsin highway resigned his job as a police officer to avoid discipline amid allegations of stalking, lying and abuse of power, according to personnel records released Wednesday.

07/09/2014

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Last Bit Of Snow Melts Away In Superior, Wis.

The last remnants of snow are finally gone in Superior. The judges in the Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce’s “Snowpocalypse” contest declared the last snow in the city’s snow dump to have melted on Monday.

07/08/2014

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Wis. Gov. Says He Knew Son Was Witnessing Gay Wedding

Gov. Scott Walker says his 19-year-old son’s decision to act as a witness at the same-sex marriage of a relative is not a policy statement. Walker was asked Tuesday about his son Alex’s decision to serve as a witness to the June 9 wedding in Waukesha County.

07/08/2014

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Wis. Logger Frees Black Bear Trapped In Can

One lucky black bear has a Wisconsin logger to thank for helping him out of an odd situation. Garrett Smith found a bear struggling in a corn field near Rice Lake, Wis. on Sunday and used a claw to pop a can free from the bear’s head.

07/08/2014

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Minn. Man Making Old-Time, Sustainable Soda Pop

Step inside a Forest Lake industrial park and the product flowing from the factory is “pop.” Soda pop to be exact, made from simple recipes and all natural ingredients. Whistler Classic Soda is new to the market, but it harkens the tastes of decades ago.

07/07/2014

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Sheriff: Man, 24, Drowns In Western Wis. Lake

Authorities said a 24-year-old Hopkins man is dead after a drowning at a western Wisconsin lake on Sunday. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was called at about 10:25 a.m. to a residence on Kemah Park Lane on Balsam Lake on a report of a missing swimmer.

07/07/2014

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Wis. Anglers Caught Way Over The Limit In ND

Five Wisconsin men face significant fines after North Dakota Game and Fish say they were over their limit of walleyes by 110 fish. A call to a poacher tip line led wardens to the men, who’d been staying and fishing on Devils Lake.

07/05/2014

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Defense Attorney: Suitcase Deaths Were Accidents

An attorney for a former police officer charged with dumping two bodies hidden in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin highway said the man killed the women accidentally and should not be charged in deaths that a detective said happened during bondage sex.

07/03/2014

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Stillwater Lift Bridge To Reopen Wednesday

Commuters moving back and forth through the eastern Twin Cities metro area will have one reason to breathe easier this holiday weekend. The Stillwater Lift Bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2.

07/01/2014

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Apparent Tornado Hits Rural Southern Wisconsin

An apparent tornado has damaged homes and farm buildings in rural southern Wisconsin. The storm hit around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Damage stretches from south of Highland to north of Dodgeville.

06/30/2014

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