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2014-11-18

Wisconsin man gets jail time for bungee jumping off construction crane

An eastern Wisconsin man will spend 30 days in jail for jumping off a 138 foot tall construction crane with a bungee cord. The Sheboygan County District Attorney’s office says 28-year-old Nicholas Proposon of Maribel was sentenced Monday, after pleading…

posted 2014/11/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Pope Francis will come to America

Pope Francis confirms that he’ll visit the United States next year to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. The papal visit is expected to include Washington and New York, where the pope would address world leaders at the…

posted 2014/11/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin DOT budget proposal makes tough choices

Transportation funding could be the biggest challenge in the next state budget, and a proposed budget from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation could be a tough sell with Republicans who control both chambers of the state legislature. Earlier this year,…

posted 2014/11/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-11-16

Wisconsin home sales rebounded in October

Wisconsin’s housing market recovered in October, after a lag in recent months. The Wisconsin Realtors Association says its members sold 9.6 percent more existing houses last month than at the same time a year ago. Almost 6,300 homes were sold,…

posted 2014/11/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Crash in Fond du Lac County kills two

Investigators in Fond du Lac County say a vehicle roll-over that killed two teens over the weekend may have occurred more than 12 hours before the crash was discovered. The crash scene was found in a farm field at around…

posted 2014/11/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

University of Wisconsin-Madison announces $100 million donation

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has received its largest ever gift from a single contribution. UW officials announced over the weekend that alumni John and Tashia Morgridge have agreed to donate $100 million to the state’s flagship campus. The Morgridges are…

posted 2014/11/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Assembly GOP touts conservatism, reaches out to Dems

Several members of the Assembly last week touted the level of their conservatism. Jim Steineke of Kaukauna has been elected as the new majority leader of the 63 members of his chamber — the largest majority since 1957. He says…

posted 2014/11/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Gordon breaks single game rushing record, Badgers win!

The Wisconsin Badgers are in the driver’s seat and control their own destiny for a spot in the Big Ten title game and running back Melvin Gordon put himself in serious consideration for the Heisman Trophy. Gordon broke the UW…

posted 2014/11/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-11-15

Wisconsinites recycle tons of stuff

A recent report compiled by the state Department of Natural Resources shows Wisconsin residents recycled more than 830,000 tons in 2013. That’s a 79,000 ton increase over 2012 figures. Brad Wolbert, DNR Recycling and Solid Waste Section chief, says we…

posted 2014/11/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-11-14

Postal workers protest plans to close Wisconsin mail facilities

The U.S. Postal Service plans to close four of its sorting facilities in Wisconsin next year. Centers in Madison, La Crosse, Eau Claire, and Wausau will close, with the mail typically sorted in those spots sent to other facilities. Postal…

posted 2014/11/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

State funding for new Bucks arena looking tenuous

There may not be any state taxpayer bucks for the Milwaukee Bucks. The new owners of the NBA franchise may be asking for as much as $200 million in state support, as part of the funding package to replace the…

posted 2014/11/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Capitol Christmas tree arrives

A sign of the season has arrived at the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison. Whether you call it a Christmas tree or a holiday tree, the forty-foot balsam fir will adorn the rotunda through the season. The tree was harvested…

posted 2014/11/14 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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