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2016-05-22

Chief: ‘nobody seems to know anything about anything’ in Madison shootings

There was an all too familiar scene in Madison this weekend. Police Chief Mike Koval is amazed no innocent bystanders were hurt in the latest exchange of gunfire, outside a south side restaurant early Sunday morning. “I don’t know how…

posted 2016/05/22 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Body found in Bellevue being treated as homicide

An investigation is underway after a body was found in the Village of Bellevue Saturday afternoon. According to the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, the body was found near a field on the south side of Hoffman Road around 2 p.m.…

posted 2016/05/22 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Memorial Day expected to be big travel weekend in Wisconsin

The Memorial Day travel period could be a big one in Wisconsin, and across the country. The results of a survey from AAA show an estimate 38 million Americans plans to take a trip of 50 miles or more during…

posted 2016/05/22 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-05-21

Wisconsin business lobby raises concerns about federal overtime change

New federal overtime rules are prompting a wave of concern from Wisconsin’s largest business lobbying organization. The rules unveiled this week essentially double the threshold for when businesses have to pay employees overtime – from earnings of $23,660 a year…

posted 2016/05/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-05-20

Woman charged in crash that killed her two children

A 24-year-old Neillsville woman is facing felony charges in connection with a car crash that killed her children earlier this year. Aurelia Perez Amador was driving without a valid license on April 2nd on Granton Road and was involved in…

posted 2016/05/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Fallen law enforcement officers honored at Wisconsin Capitol

A parade of squad cars from around the state circled the Capitol Friday, as four officers killed in the line of duty had their names added to Wisconsin’s Law Enforcement Memorial. State Trooper Trevor Casper was killed in a shoot-out…

posted 2016/05/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Sheboygan runaway found safe

Sheboygan police are calling off the search for a missing 9-year-old girl after she was found safe. Lieutenant Bill Williams said they found Michelle McKinney just before 11:00 am on Friday. “She made it to Milwaukee where she was located…

posted 2016/05/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Walker rebuffs criticism that Republicans have limited local control (AUDIO)

The governor is defending against criticism that Republicans have restricted local control over the last five years. A Legislative Fiscal Bureau memo released this week shows the Republican-controlled Legislature has passed 128 measures since 2011 that either place unfunded mandates…

posted 2016/05/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-05-19

Long list of applicants for Wisconsin Supreme Court vacancy

The governor’s office says 11 people have applied to fill the seat of State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser, who plans to retire at the end of July. The list includes appeals and circuit court judges, Governor Scott Walker’s former…

posted 2016/05/19 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Proposals to improve campus climate at UW Madison

More than 100 proposals have been made to improve the climate on the UW Madison campus. Meredith McGlone, Director of News and Media Relations, notes it’s been “a very challenging semester” on the Madison campus. “We’ve had a number of…

posted 2016/05/19 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Wisconsin unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent in April

The state Department of Workforce Development says Wisconsin’s unemployment rate dropped last month. Preliminary figures released by the DWD show the statewide unemployment rate in April fell to 4.4 percent, down from 4.5 percent in March of this year and…

posted 2016/05/19 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Assembly Republicans back request for Voter ID education effort

Several Republicans in the state Assembly are urging the Legislature’s budget panel to approve funding for a statewide Voter ID education effort. The Government Accountability Board wants $250,000 to help raise awareness about what types of photo ID cards are…

posted 2016/05/19 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

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