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2014-12-18

Severed fiber optic cable cuts off 911 service in four Wisconsin counties

Many residents in four southern Wisconsin counties were unable to reach 911 emergency services for several hours Thursday, after a contractor cut a fiber optic cable and disrupted communications across the region. Frontier Communications says the cut line, located near…

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Van Hollen reflects on 8 years as Attorney General

When he leaves office early next month, Wisconsin’s top cop says he’ll do so with no regrets. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen decided not to seek a third term this past November and will step down when Republican AG-elect Brad…

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Crews pump water from Keshena highway

Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Menominee tribal officials are trying to pump flood water off of Highway 47/55 in Keshena to reopen the road. The DOT closed the major highway in the Menominee reservation on Tuesday after the Wolf River…

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Wisconsin may regulate kickboxing

The Wisconsin legislature may tackle regulations for kickboxing. The state has long regulated boxing, and in more recent years, mixed martial arts. But state Senator Dave Hansen said there’s been a problem. “We established rules and regulations for MMA, and…

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Federal report shows Wisconsin continues to see slow job growth

A report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows job growth in Wisconsin continues to lag behind many other states. The BLS report says Wisconsin’s private sector job growth during the year that ended in June was at 1.5…

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Wisconsin headed into peak flu season

Wisconsin is headed into the peak of what is shaping up to be a challenging flu season. Tom Haupt, influenza surveillance coordinator with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, said reported hospitalizations due to influenza have increased steadily the past…

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Wisconsin unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in November

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since the recession. Preliminary figures released by the Department of Workforce Development show Wisconsin’s unemployment rate was at 5.2 percent in November, down from 5.4-percent in October and 6.4 percent…

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Ricin cleanup under way in Oshkosh

Hazardous materials crews from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Wisconsin National Guard spent the day Wednesday decontaminating and testing an Oshkosh house, where suspended UW-Oshkosh student Kyle Smith, 21, allegedly made Ricin. Doug Gieryn is the public health…

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Walker urges Senate Republicans to drop right-to-work push

Governor Scott Walker is publicly urging state Senate Republicans to back-off from efforts to pass a right-to-work law. Speaking to the GOP members on Wednesday, Walker restated previous comments that the measure would only be a distraction from more important…

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Obama’s Cuba decision brings mixed reaction in Wisconsin

We’re hearing mixed reactions from a couple of Wisconsin Congressmen regarding President Obama’s move to normalize relations with Cuba Wednesday. Seventh District Republican Sean Duffy is opposed to the move. Third District Democrat Ron Kind supports the change. Duffy is…

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Businesses join fight against Wisconsin right-to-work proposal

More than 300 private sector business interests are joining forces to fight an effort to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state. The Wisconsin Contractor Coalition includes a variety of private employers and skilled trade representatives. Spokesman Steve Lyons says members agree…

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Former players heaping praise on UW’s Chryst (AUDIO)

Paul Chryst is returning home.  The University of Wisconsin and Athletic Director Barry Alvarez is hoping he won’t have to hire another head coach during his time in Madison. Alvarez targeted the former Badger assistant coach as his number-one choice…

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