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2014-04-17

Hidden camera suspect charged with child porn possession

The Waukegan, Illinois man charged in connection with the cameras found in the women’s locker room at the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex has been charged with possession of child pornography in Lake County, Illinois, and the investigation in Wisconsin has expanded…

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Unemployment rate moves in right direction

The state’s jobless rate is below 6 percent, but that’s still not good enough for one advocate for the poor. The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP) is the statewide association for several agencies whose focus is to eliminate poverty…

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DPI will not revoke license of Andrew Harris

A middle school teacher accused of sharing explicit emails will not have his license revoked by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Andrew Harris was a seventh-grade teacher at Glacier Creek Middle School when he was accused of sending and…

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A push for a free college education

A pair of UW-Madison professors have a plan they say could give all students at public colleges and universities two years of free schooling. Educational policy studies professor Sara Goldrick-Rab says much of the financial aid money spent by the…

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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…

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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…

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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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