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2014-10-09

Liberian woman held at Kenosha County jail showed no signs of Ebola virus

A Liberian woman who was being held at the Kenosha County jail and monitored for signs of the Ebola virus has been released to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The woman left before dawn, according to Kenosha County Sheriff’s…

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Oshkosh Defense cutting up to 370 workers

The Oshkosh Corporation is making another round of mass layoffs in its defense division. John Daggett is a spokesman for the Oshkosh-based company. He says up to 300 hourly workers and 70 salary positions will be cut in December. Most…

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Wisconsin needs to improve on flu immunization rates

When it comes to getting the flu shot, there’s lots of room for improvement in Wisconsin. The state did poorly, for the number of people vaccinated during the 2012-2013 flu season. “We could be ranked a whole lot better,” said…

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Kenosha County inmate monitored for signs of Ebola

A Liberian woman is a federal prisoner in the Kenosha County Jail, and currently in isolation, due to concerns worldwide about the Ebola outbreak. The woman was brought to the jail Wednesday from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport by Immigration and Customs…

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Suspect jailed in Packers ticket scam

A Marshfield man is under arrest for scamming fifteen Green Bay Packers fans out of $46,034 dollars. Patrick Blachut, 37, was arrested by Marshfield Police Wednesday. Lieutenant Darren Larson said Blachut approached people in personal and business settings claiming to…

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Lawmaker raises concerns about transportation fund amendment

A proposed state constitutional amendment on the ballot in Wisconsin next month asks voters to decide whether or not Wisconsin lawmakers and the governor should be allowed to remove money from the state transportation fund to pay for other projects.…

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Walker defends ad after Planned Parenthood slams it

In his campaign ad, Governor Scott Walker talks directly into the camera about the “agonizing decision” on whether to terminate a pregnancy. Planned Parenthood denounces the ad, saying the governor is anti-women. In his defense, Walker says Republicans have actually…

posted 2014/10/09 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-10-08

GAB head responds to calls to eliminate his agency

Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel of the Government Accountability Board, says his group is “focused on administering the upcoming election,” and won’t respond to personal comments. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Tuesday said the GAB — which oversees elections,…

posted 2014/10/08 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

EAB found in heart of the northwoods

A beetle that has wiped out ash tree populations in several parts of the country, is now in the heart of Wisconsin’s northwoods. State Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection spokesman Jim Dick says the emerald ash borer was…

posted 2014/10/08 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin drug take back events draw big response

Plenty of Wisconsin residents took advantage of an opportunity last month to get rid of their old medications. Initial figures from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration show 17 tons of prescription drugs were collected at 175 sites across Wisconsin last…

posted 2014/10/08 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Drug investigation results in arrests of two Forest County corrections officers

State officials say two Forest County correctional officers were among six people arrested in an undercover drug investigation. The state Department of Justice says a male and a female who work at the jail in Crandon were booked on possible…

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Matthews joins anti-domestic violence effort

A member of the Green Bay Packers hopes to encourage teens to talk to each other, if they’re in an abusive relationship. Linebacker Clay Matthews was on-hand Tuesday when Verizon Wireless gave End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin a $100,000 grant. The…

posted 2014/10/08 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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