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2016-02-04

Prospective buyer for Prentice Caterpillar plant

There’s some good news for employees at the Caterpillar plant in Prentice. The Prentice facility that makes forest products for Caterpillar has been the target for acquisition by one of Caterpillar’s vendors, Ritalka, Inc. Ritalka owner Kevin Wald confirmed he’s…

posted 2016/02/04 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Vos ‘comfortable’ with $20 million cap on spring bills

Assembly Republicans are showing some support for Governor Scott Walker’s request to limit the price tag of the spring legislative session. The governor this week said he would like lawmakers to keep new spending and tax cuts at under $20…

posted 2016/02/04 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Term limits proposed for Wisconsin governor, lawmakers

Wisconsin’s top executive and members of the Legislature could face term limits, under a proposed constitutional amendment being considered at the Capitol. The measure, which received a public hearing Thursday, would limit the governor and lieutenant governor to serving just…

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Governor signs bill allowing Wisconsin hunters to wear ‘blaze pink’

Governor Scott Walker has signed a bill that allows hunters to add bright fluorescent pink to their wardrobe options. The measure allows hunters to choose between blaze orange or bright pink for what they wear to improve their visibility to…

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Marshfield man shot after taking turnoff into Beloit

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting of a 32-year-old Marshfield man. The victim told deputies he was shot by three Hispanic men who’d flashed gang signs as he took an exit off the Interstate into Beloit Wednesday…

posted 2016/02/04 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Muscoda meteor captured on dashcam (VIDEO)

Thousands of people have watched a video of an apparent meteor flying over a small town in southwest Wisconsin. The Muscoda Police Department’s Facebook page has a six-second video of what looks like a huge white ball falling from the…

posted 2016/02/04 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Bomb threat puts Manitowoc on edge

Some tense moments on Wednesday evening in downtown Manitowoc as the Sheriff’s Department and Jail went into lock down. Manitowoc Police Captain Larry Zimney said the caller gave a specific reason for the bomb threat. “The caller made reference that…

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Lawmakers look to push back start of Wisconsin wolf hunt

While Wisconsin’s wolf hunting season remains on hold, lawmakers are looking to change when hunters and trappers could target them again if it’s ever restored. Under current law, the state’s wolf hunting season starts in mid-October. State Representative Al Ott…

posted 2016/02/04 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Bill would loosen lake dredging regulations

Legislation being considered at the Capitol would expand the rights of lake property owners. One provision of the complex and wide-ranging bill (SB 459) has to do with the rights of lake property owners to dredge muck off the bottom.…

posted 2016/02/04 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-02-03

Suspect in Madison grocery store shooting in custody

A man wanted in connection with the killing of a 25-year-old woman outside of a Madison grocery store is now in police custody. Madison police say 26-year-old Christopher O’Kroley was arrested Wednesday afternoon, after shots were fired near a mall…

posted 2016/02/03 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Ariens Company fires seven Muslim workers over prayer breaks

The Ariens Company says it has fired seven of its Muslim workers for continuing to take unscheduled breaks for prayer. The Brillion-based company began enforcing a policy last month that requires workers to stay on the assembly line, other than…

posted 2016/02/03 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Lagging state finances could cap spending in spring session

A continued decline in state revenue projections could have an impact on what bills the Wisconsin legislature passes this spring. A report from the state Legislative Fiscal Bureau last month showed the state is still expected to end the budget…

posted 2016/02/03 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

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