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2015-03-26

Police union says Madison officer was sober

Blood tests performed on samples taken from a Madison police officer hours after he fatally shot a biracial man show the officer was sober. The Wisconsin Professional Police Association released the results Thursday, a day ahead of when the state…

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Wisconsin DNR wants permanent walleye bag limits

The state Department of Natural Resources wants to put permanent bag limits in place for walleye on some northern Wisconsin lakes. Those limits are set each year based on the estimated impact of Native American spearfishing in the ceded territory.…

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Wisconsin budget committee holding final public hearing

Members of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee hold their final public hearing today on Governor Scott Walker’s proposed state budget. The hearing, taking place at Reedsburg High School, is expected to draw hundreds of people who are looking to weigh…

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Start of road construction season approaches

The start of spring means road construction crews will be back on the job soon across Wisconsin. With the orange barrels likely to be a common sight for many drivers over the next several months, Steve Olson with the state…

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Bill from Kind and Ribble would address VA painkiller concerns

New federal legislation proposed in the wake of the Tomah Veterans Administration prescription painkiller crisis. The bipartisan Veterans Pain Management Improvement Act would establish pain management boards around the country. It’s based on a recommendation by the VA Office of…

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Democrats raise concerns over Wisconsin’s IT update

With implementation only about three months away, Democrats in the state legislature were raising concerns about the project on Wednesday, while a Republican leader said they’d had weeks to have those concerns addressed. The State Transforming Agency Resources – or…

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Baldwin co-sponsors bill to increase oil train safety

Federal legislation would set tougher safety standards for freight trains carrying crude oil. It’s a concern, given the heavy volume of such traffic rolling through Wisconsin each week. Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin is one of four U.S. Senators proposing the…

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Wausau student is state’s cabbage growing winner

A Wausau student was named Wednesday has claimed top prize in a statewide student cabbage growing contest. Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Ben Brancel announced Riley Olbrantz as the state winner in the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade…

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2015-03-25

State Patrol says slain trooper made ‘textbook’ response

As investigators continue working to piece together the events that led up to a shootout in Fond du Lac, the former colleagues of a slain state trooper say he did everything he was supposed to leading up to the fatal…

posted 2015/03/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Pocan bill would repeal Patriot Act

Wisconsin congressman Mark Pocan is pushing for wholesale repeal of the 2001 Patriot Act. Pocan, a Democrat from Madison, and U.S. Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) have introduced the Surveillance State Repeal Act. The bill would abolish the entire Patriot Act,…

posted 2015/03/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wausau girl gets 30 days for fatal SUV crash

A 17-year-old Wausau girl will spend 30 days in juvenile detention and two years on probation, after she was found delinquent in a crash that killed two young girls last summer. Authorities said the girl did not have a driver’s…

posted 2015/03/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

AAA report reveals alarming numbers on distracted teen drivers (VIDEO)

The most comprehensive research ever conducted into crash videos showing teenagers behind the wheel has found significant evidence showing that distracted driving is likely a much more widespread issue than previously thought. The video analysis, released this week by the…

posted 2015/03/25 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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