Wisconsin

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Gov. Walker To End Decades-Old Waiting Period For Handguns

Gov. Scott Walker planned to sign a pair of bills that would loosen Wisconsin’s guns laws Wednesday, legislation that had passed the Republican-controlled Legislature before last week’s fatal shootings at a South Carolina church.

06/24/2015

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Wisconsin Company Says It Will Stop Making Confederate Flags

A flag maker in the Milwaukee area says it will stop making and selling the Confederate flag, saying the decision was motivated by last week’s shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

06/24/2015

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Hundreds Ejected From Kenny Chesney Concert In Green Bay

Police say hundreds of people were ejected from Lambeau Field during a concert featuring country music star Kenny Chesney. Press-Gazette Media reports between 250 and 300 people were kicked out of Saturday’s concert.

06/23/2015

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Charges: Wis. Man Shoplifted At Wal-Mart, Pointed Gun At Cop’s Face

A 34-year-old Wisconsin man and convicted felon faces three new felonies, according to court documents filed in Ramsey County, after he allegedly pointed a gun Sunday at an off-duty police officer and fled police.

06/23/2015

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Pilot Unhurt In Plane Crash In Eastern Wisconsin

A pilot has survived an emergency plane landing in eastern Wisconsin after his engine lost power.

06/21/2015

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Walker Tells Donors He’s Still Praying Over Presidential Run

Scott Walker told donors on Friday that he’s still praying over whether to run for president in 2016, but the Wisconsin governor said he believes he is “uniquely qualified to lead this country.”

06/19/2015

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Psychiatrist: Girl Accused In Stabbing Needs Intervention

One of two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictitious horror character has schizophrenia that is getting worse and intervention is the best way to mitigate the symptoms, a psychiatrist testified Thursday.

06/18/2015

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Wisconsin DNR Wants To Find Bald Eagle Killer

A reward is now being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person who shot and killed a bald eagle. The eagle was found on March 17 in a brush pile near the town of Forest, Wisconsin in St. Croix County.

06/16/2015

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Speed Limit Gets A Bump Between Woodbury & Wis. Border

The stretch of Interstate 94 between the Interstate 494-Interstate 694 slip will be boosted to 70 miles per hour this week. The nine-mile stretch had been maxed out at 65 mph, but following the results of a speed study, the Minnesota Department of Transportation elected to bump the speed limit up.

06/15/2015

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70 Mph Speed Limit Signs Going Up In Wisconsin

New 70 mph speed limit signs are being posted this week on interstates and highways in Wisconsin this week.

06/15/2015

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Police Identify Wisconsin Man Killed When Tree Fell On Truck

Authorities have identified a Wisconsin man who was killed when a tree fell onto the pickup he was driving in southeastern Minnesota. Minnesota State Police identified the man as 50-year-old Wayne Burkhardt of West Salem, Wisconsin.

06/15/2015

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Minnesota Man Dies In Wisconsin ATV Crash

A Minnesota man has died after crashing an all-terrain vehicle into a tree in northwestern Wisconsin. The Bayfield County Sheriff’s Department says 37-year-old Matthew Losen of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, and a group of friends were riding ATVs Friday when Losen went off the road into the ditch and struck a tree.

06/13/2015

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Wis. Sheriff: Van Broadsides Horse & Carriage, 9 Injured

Nine occupants of a horse and carriage have been injured in a crash with a van in western Wisconsin Wednesday, according to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office.

06/11/2015

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Walker Takes On Higher Education In Wisconsin

Four years after taking union rights away from teachers and other public workers in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker now wants to strip job protections for University of Wisconsin professors in a move he likens to the 2011 law that made him a national figure and set up his expected presidential run.

06/11/2015

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Wis. Anglers Rescue Deer In Lake

Two Wisconsin fishermen used their rods to reel in something much bigger than a fish this past weekend. The two instead found a deer about a half-mile off shore in Lake Winnebago near Green Bay.

06/10/2015

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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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