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2014-08-29

Walker offers reassurance on deficit

Governor Scott Walker said Friday that a state budget deficit – projected to be $215 million by mid-2015 – can be addressed. “I believe that just as there will be over a $400 million surplus in fiscal year ’14, we’ll…

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Steele charged in double murder

A former Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy accused of killing his wife and sister-in-law a week ago has been formally charged in court. Prosecutors on Friday filed two count of First Degree Intentional Homicide against 39-year-old Andy Steele. He’s accused of…

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Labor Day offers some vacation savings

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and those looking for some last minute getaways before the warm weather is completely gone could benefit from businesses that are competing for your dollar. By going online to the sites of…

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Recount flips results of state Senate primary

A recount has changed the results of the Democratic primary in the state’s 17th Senate District. The Government Accountability Board said it received final results showing that Spring Green lawyer Pat Bomhack had 3,837 votes, to 3,804 for former DOT…

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2014-08-28

Report: State added over 28,000 jobs during 12 month period

Newly released numbers by the state Department of Workforce Development show Wisconsin added 28,653 private-sector jobs during a 12 month period that ended in March of this year. The figures are based on a report submitted by the state to…

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Police say Beloit man killed father with hammer

New details in the case of a Beloit man accused of killing his father and turning himself into police.According to a criminal complaint, 30-year-old Peter Hemmy told police that he was upset Monday because his father Bruce told him that…

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Survey shows support for wolf hunt

Most Wisconsinites support a wolf hunt in the state, but only a minority of people want to see the wolf population decrease from its current level. That’s according to some of the draft findings of a recent state Department of…

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Homicide charge filed in death of Madison toddler

Prosecutors in Dane County have charged the mother of a one-year-old girl with homicide, after the child was hit and killed by a van. The incident happened in February of 2013, when 33-year-old Raya Hansen was pushing the girl in…

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State office building damaged by fire set to reopen

A state office building will reopen to the public, after it spent most of the summer closed because of damage from a fire. The state Department of Administration says the GEF1 building, located just off the Capitol Square in downtown…

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Tax collections fall $218 million short of estimates

Democrats see problems for Governor Walker in the latest state revenue estimates. Revenues are off by $281 million for 2014, according to tax collection numbers released by the state Department of Revenue. Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca said things would…

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Asian Crazy Worm wriggles into Appleton

An invasive species that can have a major impact on forests has been found in Appleton. The Asian Crazy Worm was also found in Madison’s UW Arboretum last fall, and the Department of Natural Resources is hoping to check its…

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Janesville police investigate ‘swatting’ incident

Janesville Police are investigating what they describe as a “swatting” incident on Sunday. A 911 caller reported he had shot his mother and had his brother hostage, prompting a full-scale SWAT response. After establishing a perimeter around the home, and…

posted 2014/08/28 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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