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Wis. Gov. Walker Outlines Abortion, Gay Marriage Positions

Republican Gov. Scott Walker hasn’t said much publicly about his positions on abortion or gay marriage, but he proudly trumpets his stances on both issues in a letter to a conservative group whose endorsement he wants. In the Sept. 5 letter to Wisconsin Family Action, Walker says he passed legislation that gives women seeking abortions more information and health protection and that he cut off state funding for abortion providers.

10/21/2014

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Police: Wisconsin Man Gropes 3 At Haunted House

Authorities have charged a Wisconsin man who they say groped patrons inside a Mount Pleasant haunted house.

10/21/2014

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Number Of Wisconsin Births Declines For Sixth Year

The number of babies born in Wisconsin has dropped for the sixth straight year.

10/20/2014

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Tow Truck Driver Struck & Killed On I-94 In Wis.

A tow truck driver was struck and killed Monday morning in Jackson County, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says the accident happened at about 8:25 a.m. on Interstate 94, five miles east of Osseo. The victim was in the process of removing a disabled vehicle when he was hit by a passing truck.

10/20/2014

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9 Arrested In Wis. Child Sex Trafficking Sting

Authorities say nine people have been arrested in a child sex trafficking sting in the Eau Claire area.

10/20/2014

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Wis. Police Arrest 1 For Urinating On Squad Car

A Wisconsin man has been arrested for allegedly urinating on a marked Madison Police Department squad car.

10/19/2014

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Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Wife In Sawyer Co.

A man is accused of fatally shooting his wife in Sawyer County. The 26-year-old man is due in court Friday for a bond hearing.

10/17/2014

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Wis. Man Held In Connection With Wife’s Shooting Death

A Wisconsin man was arrested Thursday in connection with the shooting death of his wife, who died in a Duluth hospital earlier this month. According to the Sawyer County Sherriff’s Office, 26-year-old Cade Clark was arrested Wednesday in Tomah, Wisconsin.

10/16/2014

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Anonymous Threat Prompts Extra Law Enforcement At UW-River Falls

University of Wisconsin-River Falls police say there’s an increased law enforcement presence on campus following an anonymous threat. A campus safety alert says the written communication stated “Beware the Ides of October, the time is night and the bullets will fly.”

10/15/2014

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Protesters To Shadow Wisconsin Wolf Hunters

A group of protesters plans to shadow wolf hunters in Wisconsin so they can observe their methods. Wisconsin’s third annual wolf hunt began Wednesday. The group, which calls itself the Great Lakes Wolf Patrol, released a statement saying 11 members are operating out of a base camp on public lands in northern Wisconsin.

10/15/2014

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Missing 7-Year-Old Wis. Girl Shows Up For School

A large-scale search for a missing 7-year-old Sheboygan girl ended when the child showed up for school. Dozens of volunteers had gathered Tuesday morning to continue a search for Lilleona Rose Badtke. The girl never made it home after school Monday, prompting police and volunteers to search well into the night.

10/14/2014

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Gov. Walker: Same-Sex Marriages From June Will Be Recognized

Gov. Scott Walker says hundreds of same-sex marriages performed in June will be recognized by the state. There had been questions over whether those marriages would be legally recognized, since they happened when the gay marriage ban was blocked only temporarily.

10/13/2014

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Man Jailed After Crash Kills 2, Hurts 6 In Western Wis.

Authorities say a 21-year-old Wisconsin man is in jail after fleeing the scene of a crash in western Wisconsin Saturday morning that killed two people and injured six others. The Wisconsin State Patrol received a report of a crash involving two vehicles at about 2:40 a.m. Saturday on westbound Interstate 94 in Dunn County near the city of Elk Mound, which is between Menomonie and Eau Claire.

10/13/2014

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Voters Get First Chance To See Walker With Burke

Wisconsin voters get a chance to assess Gov. Scott Walker alongside Democratic challenger Mary Burke as the two meet for a live debate broadcast nationwide.

10/10/2014

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Wisconsin Truck Driver Arrested In Fatal Crash

Wisconsin authorities have arrested a man who they say caused a fatal crash in a dump truck while he was intoxicated. The La Crosse County District Attorney’s Office says the 36-year-old man faces a charge of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle in the July crash that killed 29-year-old Jason Songer of La Crescent, Minnesota.

10/08/2014

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