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2016-06-21

Kids Count finds Wisconsin lags in preschool participation

Wisconsin is lagging, in the numbers of kids in preschool programs. That’s according to Kids Count, an annual national measure of children’s well-being. “Especially for low-income kids, getting access to high quality, early childhood education can really make a difference…

posted 2016/06/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Waukesha wins approval for Great Lakes water diversion

After years of planning and hearings, Waukesha’s request to take its drinking water from Lake Michigan has won final approval. A council representing the eight Great Lakes states unanimously approved the plan Tuesday, which will allow Waukesha to withdraw up…

posted 2016/06/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Dogs maul Green Bay mom and toddler

Green Bay Police are investigating an incident where two pit bulls attacked a Green Bay mother and her 15-month-old child on Monday. It happened at 12:09 p.m. in the 1100 block of Reber Street. When officers arrived at the home,…

posted 2016/06/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-06-20

Bird in Dane County tests positive for West Nile Virus

A bird in Dane County is believed to be the first in Wisconsin to test positive for the West Nile Virus this year. County health officials in Madison said a bird found at an undisclosed location contracted the virus from…

posted 2016/06/20 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-06-19

Fond Du Lac fire station explosives scare

The fire station parking lot on South Main Street in Fond du Lac was cordoned off Monday morning while officials dealt with fireworks in the trunk of a car. Division Chief Troy Haase says a Fond du Lac man stopped…

posted 2016/06/19 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Vote set on Waukesha water diversion from Lake Michigan

After years of waiting, Waukesha will find out if it can use Lake Michigan for its drinking water. A unanimous vote is needed in Chicago Tuesday from all eight Great Lakes states, for Waukesha to become the first city outside…

posted 2016/06/19 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

DHS Secretary Kitty Rhoades dies

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades died Saturday after falling ill earlier this week, according to Governor Scott Walker’s office, which released a statement. Kitty’s dedication and service to the state have changed Wisconsin for the better, and…

posted 2016/06/19 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-06-17

Ryan has no plans to rescind endorsement of Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan has no plans to rescind his endorsement of Donald Trump. During his weekly media briefing in Washington D.C., the Wisconsin Republican was asked how many more times he’ll have to react to comments from Trump. “He’s…

posted 2016/06/17 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

DNA leads to arrest in 2010 sexual assualt

Appleton police have made an arrest in a five-year-old sexual assault case, thanks to the state’s DNA database. The case dates to November 11, 2010, when police say a 26-year-old woman was attacked while walking over the College Avenue Bridge…

posted 2016/06/17 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Wolf population numbers point to viability

Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources has completed it’s most expansive study ever of the state’s wolf population, and the results show the largest amount of wolves in the state in recorded history. The grey wolf was placed on the endangered…

posted 2016/06/17 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-06-16

Wisconsin unemployment hits 15 year low

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in 15 years. The state Department of Workforce Development reports that the unemployment rate dropped to from 4.4 percent in April to 4.2 percent in May. That’s the lowest it’s been since…

posted 2016/06/16 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

AAA calls for texting ban tweaks

Wisconsin AAA says the state’s ban on texting while driving needs to be updated. The motor club’s Nick Jarmusz says other states now ban using social media, downloading music, and other functions of modern smartphones. Since December of 2010, it’s…

posted 2016/06/16 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

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