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2015-03-12

Schimel: DOJ review of Tony Robinson shooting will take two weeks

The investigation into a fatal shooting by Madison police will take at least two more weeks – and no information will be released until it is completed. “Releasing information piecemeal, as I think we’ve seen with some of these officer-involved…

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Oshkosh Ricin suspect takes plea deal

A suspended UW-Oshkosh student accused of making ricin has entered a guilty plea in the case. As part of a deal with prosecutors, 21-year-old Kyle Smith entered a guilty plea Thursday morning to possessing ricin. As a part of the…

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Pray trial enters final stage

Testimony has been completed in the homicide case against a Plover man accused of beating his stepfather with an aluminum baseball bat. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Andrew Pray struck 77-year-old Christopher Bonnstetter between two and four times with intent to kill…

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Kind pleased with progress at Tomah VA

Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind says he’s happy to see action to fix a problem with opiate prescriptions at the Tomah VA Hospital. Kind talked about his meeting in Tomah at the VA Hospital during an appearance at UW-Stevens Point on…

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Sen. Johnson denies early knowledge of Tomah VA problems

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson says he was “not aware” of problems at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center until an Inspector General’s report was made public in mid-January. That’s despite a report in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel this week, which claimed…

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Bill would eliminate handgun purchase waiting period

A bill eliminating the 48 hour wait to buy a handgun in Wisconsin received a public hearing before a state Senate committee on Wednesday. State Representative Mary Czaja (R-Irma) told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the existing wait endangers women…

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Show of support for Madison police

Hundreds of people rallied in support of Madison police officers on Wednesday, as protesters elsewhere in the city gathered to condemn the officer-involved fatal shooting of 19-year-old Tony Robinson. Jim Palmer with the Wisconsin Professional Police Association addressed a crowd…

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