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2014-04-17

Wisconsin unemployment rate drops to 5.9 percent

The state’s unemployment rate has fallen below six percent for the first time since 2008. Numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show Wisconsin’s preliminary unemployment rate for March fell to 5.9 percent, down from 6.1 percent in…

posted 2014/04/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Walker declares energy emergency

The lingering cold weather has prompted Governor Scott Walker to declare a 10-day energy emergency in Wisconsin. The move is intended to make it easier for propane suppliers to deliver heating fuel to those who need it. The declaration allows…

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Heavy snow dumped up north

Most of the snow resulting from a late-season winter storm was on the ground by-morning, but with warmer temperatures in the forecast it likely won’t be around for long. The National Weather Service was predicting up to 18 inches of…

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Police investigate fatal shooting in Green Bay

Green Bay police are investigating an overnight shooting that claimed the life of a 32-year-old man. Police say Steve Sims was the victim of a targeted attack. Police were called around 11:15 p.m. to a report of shots fired in…

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Body of missing Wisconsin man found on Michigan beach

A frozen body found on a remote beach in western Michigan has been identified as a man from Sheboygan who’s been missing since last fall. Three bicyclists found Allen Townsend’s body on Tuesday night, along the Lake Michigan shoreline north…

posted 2014/04/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-04-16

Bucks sold for $550 million (AUDIO)

Milwaukee Bucks owner and former Senator Herb Kohl announced the sale of his NBA franchise to a pair of New York investors, Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for $550 million.  Both Lasry and Edens are committed to keeping the Bucks…

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Walker stops short of committing to full second term

Governor Scott Walker doesn’t appear to be committing to serve his full term if reelected. In Madison on Wednesday, the Republican governor was asked whether he’ll commit to serving his full four-year term if he’s reelected this November. “I’m committed…

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Guilty verdict in Lincoln County homicide

It took less than 24 hours for a jury in Lincoln County to find Mark Bucki guilty on all counts in the death of his wife Anita. The six men and six women began deliberations at 3:45 p.m on Tuesday.…

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Couple challenges Wisconsin gay marriage ban

A same-sex couple from Milwaukee County is asking the state Supreme Court to take up a direct challenge to Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban. The lawsuit filed by Katherine and Linda Halopka-Ivery seeks to overturn a state constitutional amendment adopted by…

posted 2014/04/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Governor signs CBD bill

Cannabidiol, or CBD, comes from the marijuana plant. It is touted as a breakthrough treatment for kids suffering seizure disorders, and now it’s legal in Wisconsin. While the oil comes from the same plant that produces pot, the extract has…

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Conservation Congress voters back trolling, ban on deer baiting

The results of the spring Conservation Congress hearings are in, following the annual hearings that were held Monday night in all 72 counties across the state. State Department of Natural Resources liaison Kari Lee-Zimmermann says more than 7,000 people took…

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Deputy wounded in 1991 dies

A former deputy sheriff with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office has died. Deputy Michael Severson was shot and paralyzed in a line of duty incident 23 years ago. Sheriff Pete Johnson said Severson was assisting officers from the Burnett County…

posted 2014/04/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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