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Walker says trips to South Carolina, Florida, Nevada coming

RACINE, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he’s planning trips soon to important 2016 presidential primary states of South Carolina, Nevada and Florida. Walker told reporters in Racine on Wednesday that he wants to see if his message is resonating with voters around the country before he decides on whether to run for president. Walker on More >

Tomah VA director says overmedication already addressed

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) – The director of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah says he had already taken steps to address reports of overmedication of patients before federal officials announced a review of prescription practices at the Wisconsin facility. Tomah VA director Mario DeSanctis says his staff began looking into the unusually high rate More >

Man Accused of Faking Cancer, Collecting Disability

REEDSBURG, Wis. (AP) – A Reedsburg man accused of faking a cancer diagnosis to collect disability benefits. Thirty-year-old Brian Mentch is charged with felony theft by false representation. Prosecutors say he provided fake doctor’s notes and excuses to his employer, Seats Inc., in order to collect more than $2,600 in benefits. WISC-TV (http://bit.ly/1zzcpPZ ) says More >

Bipartisan lawmakers ask Walker to reconsider casino

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging Republican Gov. Scott Walker to reconsider his decision to reject a Menominee Tribe casino in Kenosha. Ten lawmakers, including Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, sent Walker the letter Wednesday. Walker said Friday he was not going to approve the $800 million casino, citing concerns over More >

Walker says he sees gaps in potential 2016 GOP field

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he sees gaps in the potential field of Republican presidential candidates in 2016. Walker told WTMJ radio in an interview Wednesday that just like he had concerns about the future of Wisconsin that motivated him to run for governor in 2010, worries he has about the country More >

Public meeting scheduled for Highway 33, Cashton

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss proposed plans for Highway 33 in Cashton. The meeting will be held Wednesday, February 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cashton Community Hall. The meeting will follow an informal open house format and WisDOT representatives will be available to More >

Gas Stations and Convenience Stores Targeted in Phone Scam

Law enforcement is warning operators and employees of a recent scam targeted at gas stations and convenience stores. Police say cashiers at gas stations and convenience stores throughout Wisconsin are receiving calls from individuals identifying themselves as district managers with that store. The caller instructs the cashier to take $500 from the drawer and go More >

Balanced Bucks beat Heat for 3rd time this season, 109-102

MIAMI (AP) – Brandon Knight had 17 points and six assists and the Milwaukee Bucks put seven players in double figures on the way to beating the Miami Heat 109-102 on Tuesday night. Khris Middleton also scored 17 for the Bucks, who got 15 from Jerryd Bayless, 14 from O.J. Mayo, 13 from Giannis Antetokounmpo, 12 More >

Wisconsin governor proposes plan to help fund Bucks arena

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the state will help the Milwaukee Bucks pay for a new basketball arena with $220 million in bonds that would be paid for by projected growth in income taxes from NBA players. Walker said Tuesday the “Pay Their Way” proposal would protect the state’s taxpayers, while keeping the More >

Coyle’s late goal lifts Wild past Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Charlie Coyle scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:23 remaining to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Nino Niederreiter also scored for the Wild, who snapped a two-game skid and have only three wins in their last 11 games. Boyd Gordon scored for More >