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2015-08-19

Stevens Point lowers first-time marijuana fine

The Stevens Point city council has voted to drop the fine for first-time possession of small amounts of marijuana from $300 dollars to $100 dollars, or the equivalent of an underage drinking fine. Supporters and opponents spoke prior to the…

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Sheriff: K-9 was in squad for 47 minutes

The Brown County Sheriff’s Department has provided a few more details surrounding the death of a police dog last week. Last Wednesday, K-9 Wix died while inside a parked squad car at the PGA Championship in Haven. Wix and his…

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Madison woman held in fatal stabbing

A Madison woman is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of a 31-year-old Madison man who had earlier tried to run over her and a small child. Police said 25-year-old Cierra T. Finkley was arrested and charged Tuesday.…

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Lawmaker wants excess Lambeau tax revenue for Brown County

Returning excess revenue from the Brown County stadium sales tax which ends next month is the goal of a bill by a state lawmaker. Representative David Steffen (R-Howard) introduced a bill Tuesday which would pay back over $17 million to…

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Driver in double fatal Shawano County crash had license revoked

Court records show that a driver who caused a double fatal crash in Shawano County last week didn’t have a valid driver’s license due to a previous drunk driving conviction. Authorities say 42-year-old Tony Garvey was driving a pickup truck…

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Doctor’s death in Door County ruled a suicide

The mystery surrounding the disappearance and death of a Fox Valley doctor has ended. The Brown County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the manner of death of Dr. Jeffrey Whiteside of Grand Chute was suicide. Door County Sheriff Chief Deputy…

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FoodShare photo ID bill gets hearing

A Wisconsin lawmaker wants to add photo ID to state issued QUEST cards used to for FoodShare purchases. State Representative Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) says there could be millions in FoodShare fraud. “The USDA says 1.3 percent is the national average,”…

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Menominee Tribe votes on marijuana legalization

A Wisconsin tribe is voting this week on marijuana legalization. The Menominee Tribe in northeastern Wisconsin is voting Wednesday and Thursday on whether to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use. “We continue to look for revenue sources,” said Tribal…

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2015-08-18

Walker unveils health care plan in Minnesota

Republican presidential hopeful, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was in Minnesota Tuesday, announcing his proposal to do away with the Affordable Care Act if he’s elected president. He said it’s a simple plan: “it starts out with the premise that on…

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Walker pressed on immigration at Iowa State Fair

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and two other Republican presidential candidates faced questions about immigration policy at the Iowa State Fair. Walker was the first to speak Monday from The Des Moines Register’s Political Soapbox. When someone in the crowd asked…

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Shawano County has confirmed case of tuberculosis

The health officer in Shawano County says one person is being treated and monitored for tuberculosis. Shawano-Menominee Counties Health Department officer Jamie Bodden confirmed on Monday that the department is addressing an active case of tuberculosis in the Tigerton area.…

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Former UW-Stout student sentenced in drug bust

A former UW-Stout student has been sentenced after being charged in the university’s largest ever drug bust. Michael Auckland was ordered to serve 30 days in jail and 2 years of probation in Dunn County Court Monday. The 20-year-old Auckland…

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