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2014-09-24

Senator Ron Johnson encouraged by Arab participation in combating ISIS

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson was at the United Nations, as the U.S. launches airstrikes against ISIS in Syria. “I was very encouraged by the fact that 5 Arab states were not only participating, but were willing to go public with…

posted 2014/09/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-09-23

Schimel outlines plan to address violence against women

The Republican candidate for Wisconsin attorney general is out with a plan aimed at combating violence against women. The proposal, outlined Tuesday during an event on the UW-La Crosse campus, focuses on campus safety, date rape and domestic violence. Schimel,…

posted 2014/09/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Wisconsin elections agency attorneys want ballot design lawsuit dropped

Attorneys representing the Government Accountability Board are asking a judge to drop a lawsuit challenging a new state ballot design. Republicans claim the new ballot layout gives preference to Democratic candidates and could confuse voters. They want a judge to…

posted 2014/09/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Murder solved, Stephanie Low’s body recovered

Murder case solved. The mystery of what happened to Stephanie Low has been answered, and her body has been found. Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardel confirmed that their top person of interest Kristopher Torgerson let them to the body of…

posted 2014/09/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Wisconsin Gun control advocates push for background checks

There were 467 pairs of empty shoes lining the stairs outside the state Capitol building Monday – each pair representing a life taken in Wisconsin by a gun in an average year. Jeri Bonavia with the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, or…

posted 2014/09/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-09-22

Soglin ramps up efforts to assist voters

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin has launched a full-out push to help people vote. Citing what he terms ‘impediments’ in the form of voter ID and restrictions on absentee voting hours, Soglin said Monday that every effort will be made –…

posted 2014/09/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Wait times at Madison’s VA hospital are long, getting shorter

There have been nearly 700 formal complaints about the wait times at the Madison Veterans Hospital over the past two years. That’s according to records obtained by the Wisconsin State Journal.  Wait times at the Madison location were the longest…

posted 2014/09/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-09-21

First Lady to campaign in Wisconsin for Mary Burke

Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke will be getting some help on the campaign trail from the White House. Burke’s campaign announced Monday that First Lady Michelle Obama will come to Wisconsin on September 29th to take part in a…

posted 2014/09/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Appleton reconsidering SWAT vehicle

The ongoing national debate about the use of military-style SWAT vehicles by local police departments has an official in one Wisconsin community reconsidering the city’s ownership of an armored truck. Appleton Police partnered with the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department to…

posted 2014/09/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Woman stopped for driving drunk, kids in car

A woman is in trouble for driving drunk with her kids in the car. State Patrol troopers stopped 35-year-old Jessica Poetsch of Waukesha Sunday evening just south of Mosinee on I-39. Officers observed erratic driving, and pulled Poetsch over at…

posted 2014/09/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Son acccidentally shoots father while hunting turkey

A man is hospitalized after a turkey hunting accident in Marathon County Sunday evening. Marathon County sheriffs deputies say the shot was fired by an 11-year-old boy who shot his father in the chest. The incident happened Sunday evening shortly…

posted 2014/09/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Senior pictures and railroad tracks not a good match

As high school seniors plan their senior portraits, Wisconsin railroad officials are urging them to keep the tracks off their list of potential backdrops. The symbolism can be very effective for a reflecting the life of someone looking to move…

posted 2014/09/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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