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2015-04-07

Man shot by Eau Claire officer was unarmed

Investigators say an Eau Claire man was not armed when he was shot and wounded by a police officer last Wednesday, but that Tyler Holte had been suicidal and told someone he would act like a had a gun so…

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GeminiCares closure to mean 700 jobs lost

State officials say a firm which provides home and respite care to elderly and disabled patients has sent a mass layoff notice ahead of the company’s planned shutdown. GeminiCares notified the Department of Workforce development that it will be ending…

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Wisconsin voters head to the polls for spring elections

Voters are being asked to weigh in on a number of issues on ballots around Wisconsin today, ranging from school referenda to local offices. The only statewide office on the ballot is for the state Supreme Court, between incumbent Justice…

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Successful Badgers season helps Coach Ryan promote Wisconsin

The decision made a year ago to have University of Wisconsin Badgers Mens Basketball Coach Bo Ryan star in the state’s tourism commercials is reaping all kinds of benefits. Coach Ryan’s popularity continues to benefit tourism, especially after a successful…

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Advocates want federal funding for children’s BadgerCare

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote later this month on whether to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). State Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) said, under Wisconsin law, kids on the program will continue to be covered even if…

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2015-04-05

Family calls for international review of Tony Robinson shooting (VIDEO)

A month after a biracial teen was fatally shot by a Madison police officer, his family is calling for a more independent review of the case. A group of about 50 people marched on the Dane County Courthouse Monday morning,…

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Walker makes friendly wager with North Carolina governor

As the Badgers get set to take on Duke in the NCAA Championship game, Governor Scott Walker is placing a friendly wager with North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on the outcome of tonight’s game. Walker is offering up a selection…

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Badgers get rematch with Duke in National title game

The Wisconsin Badgers and Duke Blue Devils are both different teams from the two that squared off on Dec. 3 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.  Both teams have improved considerably since Duke knocked off Wisconsin 80-70 at the Kohl Center.…

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Wisconsin lawmaker wants ban on headphones while driving

Drivers who wear headphones while they are behind the wheel could face fines, under a bill being introduced at the Capitol. The bill from state Representative John Spiros (R-Marshfield) would ban the use of earbuds or headphones that cover both…

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Lawmaker wants e-cigarettes added to Wisconsin smoking ban

As electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices grow in popularity, there is also increased scrutiny of the potential health effects of the devices. While there’s no evidence yet of any health issues associated with their use, a state lawmaker wants…

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Brewers open 2015 season today

The Milwaukee Brewers open the season against the Colorado Rockies for the second time in the last three seasons.  We’ll soon see if the Brewers are the team that led the National League Central for five months last season, or…

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Badgers knock off Kentucky, will play for NCAA Championship (AUDIO)

After losing in last years NCAA National semifinals, the Wisconsin Badgers we’re looking for two things this year.  They wanted to play for and win a National Championship and hoped to have a chance to return the favor to the…

posted 2015/04/05 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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