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2014-09-11

Johnson supports Obama’s plan to banish ISIS, but wants commitment

Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate Republican supports President Obama’s strategy to eradicate ISIS, but Ron Johnson says the United States needs to be fully committed to destroying the terrorist group. Johnson, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says Obama took…

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Madison schools sued over union contract with teachers

A conservative group is suing Madison school officials, claiming they violated a state law that limits collective bargaining with public employees when they took advantage of a judge’s ruling to negotiate a new teachers’ contract. The Wisconsin Institute for Law…

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Minnesota man arrested for killing girlfriend in western Wisconsin

A Minnesota man is in jail in St. Croix County, in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend in western Wisconsin. Saint Croix County sheriff’s deputies are still trying to determine what led to the killing of 28-year-old Angel…

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Home Depot consumers warned of credit data breach

State consumer protection officials say anyone who’s shopped at Home Depot between April and May of this year should be checking their credit cards. The company was recently the target of the same hacking group that perpetrated the Target breach…

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Weather keeps electric utility crews out all night

The wind and the wetness has kept electrical linemen out all night again. Wisconsin Public Service crews were dispatched to restore electricity to about 6,000 customers. There were scattered outages in the Wausau, Antigo, Tomahawk, and Merrill. Most of the…

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September is national emergency preparedness month

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month, a time for families to discuss their plans for what to do in the event a severe storm or other major disaster strikes. Tod Pritchard with Wisconsin Emergency Management says families should have a…

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2014-09-10

Calls to domestic abuse hotline up 72 percent after Rice video

The dramatic 72 percent increase in phone calls to the National Domestic Violence Hotline comes after a video of former NFL player Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancée was made public. Patti Seger is executive director of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin.…

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Search for missing Wisconsin Rapids teen

Wisconsin Rapids police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 15-year-old girl. Jade Chambers was last seen on September 2. She called her mother two days later, but has not returned home. Police believe she’s travelling with…

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Petri honored for work on House Transportation Committee (VIDEO)

As he nears retirement, Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) is receiving praise for his years of service on the House Transportation Committee. Petri chairs the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, which held what will likely be its last meeting of the…

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Lawmakers talk with northern Wisconsinites about school funding

Two state legislators head to the Northwoods to hold a public forum on school funding. State Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) and Representative Mandy Wright (D-Wausau) will be in Rhinelander Thursday evening to discuss the impact of current and possible…

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Filing unemployment claims, work search data, easier online

New technology tools will be available Wednesday evening to some unemployed Wisconsinites that have to file work search reports. John Dipko is a spokesman for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. He encourages unemployed people filing claims and completing job…

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Man accused of beating puppies with sledgehammer out on bond

A Dorchester man accused of beating puppies with a sledgehammer is now free on bond. Terrence Seubert, 68, made an appearance in Marathon County court Tuesday, where Judge Greg Grau set a $1,500 signature bond. Seubert is accused of killing…

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