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2014-08-23

Documents show Walker pushed for donations to conservative group

A federal court on Friday released another wave of documents from a stalled John Doe investigation into possible coordination between Republicans and conservative groups during Wisconsin’s recall elections. The more than 1,300 pages of court documents from the secret investigation…

posted 2014/08/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Eau Claire County judge says Amish must have building permits

An Eau Claire County judge says Amish families must get county building and sanitary permits – and he finds little evidence that requiring those would harm their religious beliefs. Eau Claire County Circuit Judge Michael Schumacher heard a trial last…

posted 2014/08/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-08-22

Leibham won’t seek recount in 6th CD primary

Republican state Senator Glenn Grothman has had his primary win for Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District confirmed – fellow GOP state Senator Joe Leibham will not seek a recount. “After a review of the official election results and prayerful consideration with…

posted 2014/08/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Governor Walker agrees to two debates

Governor Scott Walker will take part in two debates with his Democratic challenger Mary Burke, but not a third one that’s also planned for mid-October. The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association says it will sponsor debates with both candidates October 10th in…

posted 2014/08/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-08-21

State’s challenge to gay marriage ruling set for next week

An appeal to the attorney general to stop defending Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban. Megin McDonell with the group Wisconsin Unites for Marriage said they delivered more than 3,000 petition signatures to the office of state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen…

posted 2014/08/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Wausau police chief has truck stolen

Sometimes, the victim of a crime is a law enforcement officer. This time, the victim was Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardel. 39-year-old Jason Warner of Michigan is charged with breaking into Hardel’s Town of Maine home and stealing his pickup…

posted 2014/08/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

NWS confirms tornado touchdown in Fox Valley

The National Weather Service now says a tornado landed in the Fox Valley earlier this week. Officials say a weak twister came down late Monday afternoon about two miles southeast of Medina in Winnebago County. Two utility poles were pushed…

posted 2014/08/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Rose Bly disappearance remains baffling

It’s been five years since the disappearance of a 21-year old woman in northwestern Wisconsin. Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland said since she went missing on August 21, 2009, not a sign of Rose Bly has turned up. “She was…

posted 2014/08/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Racine tavern owners file civil rights lawsuit

Several minorities, who are former bar owners in Racine, have re-filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in Milwaukee. The suit accuses city officials and local Tavern League of violating their civil rights by conspiring to run them out of business.…

posted 2014/08/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Wisconsin native killed in Afghanistan

A Wisconsin Rapids native serving in the military has died in Afghanistan. The Pentagon said 39-year-old Army Sergeant Matthew Leggett died Wednesday after he was attacked near Kabul’s airport. A relative said Leggett was born in Wisconsin Rapids, and his…

posted 2014/08/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Frac-sand mining moratorium to end in Trempealeau County

A year-long moratorium on new frac-sand mines is about to end in Trempealeau County in far western Wisconsin. The County Board in Whitehall voted 8-to-7 this week against extending the mining ban. A study committee has spent the last year…

posted 2014/08/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Police search for vandals who killed pheasants

Investigators in Richland County are working to find who is responsible for the deaths of several pheasants that were being raised as part of a student project at Richland Center High School. Police say someone broke into sheds behind the…

posted 2014/08/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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