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Walker says budget will improve

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he will deal with a drop in tax collections by controlling expenses and by doing things to help the overall economy improve. Walker was asked about tax collections coming in 2 percent less than estimates on Friday during an interview on WTMJ-AM. Walker says he and Republicans who control More >

Former deputy suspected of homicide due in court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A former Dane County sheriff’s deputy suspected of fatally shooting his wife and sister-in-law is due in court. Andy Steele is scheduled for an appearance in Dane County Circuit Court Friday afternoon. Steele could be formally charged Friday in the deaths of 39-year-old Ashley Steele and her 38-year-old sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, More >

Walker says GOP complacency a big concern

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says complacency and fatigue among Republican voters is one of his biggest concerns as he faces re-election in less than 10 weeks. Walker addressed his concerns Friday on WTMJ-AM when asked about a poll released on Wednesday indicating that Democrats were more enthused about the upcoming election that Republicans. More >

Wisconsin private-sector jobs grew 1.3 percent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Private-sector jobs grew just 1.3 percent in Wisconsin during the 12-month period ending in March. Gov. Scott Walker’s administration released the preliminary figures late Thursday. They will be officially released on Sept. 18 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, along with figures from other states showing how well Wisconsin compares to More >

Enrollment for New Dairy Farm Risk Management Program in Wisconsin to Begin Sept. 2

Juneau County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Jon Williams, announced that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs More >

Wisconsin Department of Transporation and WRJC Wishes Safe Traveling This Weekend

WRJC wishes reminds drivers to be alert, to be patient, and to buckle up this holiday weekend. To minimize disruptions for Labor Day holiday travelers in Wisconsin, most major highway construction projects will be suspended during the three-day weekend. However, motorists may still encounter lane restrictions and traffic delays, according to the Wisconsin Department of More >

Man critically injured in fall from moving vehicle

NORWALK, Wis. (AP) – A man who fell from the roof of a moving vehicle in a Monroe County field has suffered critical head injuries. Sheriff’s deputies say 22-year-old Joseph Miller climbed through the sun roof and was riding on top of the vehicle shortly after midnight Friday in a field on private property near Norwalk. More >

Fatal hit-and-run driver sentenced to 4 years

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – A drunken driver who struck and killed a man plowing snow in Eau Claire County and fled the scene is sentenced to four years in prison. Gregory Price, of Elk Mound, pleaded guilty Thursday to homicide by drunken driving. Prosecutors say it’s the fourth time Price has been caught driving drunk. More >

Wisconsin cranberry industry woos Chinese buyers

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials are turning to Chinese buyers to take a bite out of the state’s overgrown cranberry crop. Stevens Point Journal Media reports (http://spjour.nl/1lktOoS ) the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection hosted a group of potential buyers from China this past week to talk to local farmers and More >

Milwaukee man gets 10 years in deadly robbery

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee man whose friend was fatally shot when they tried to rob a barbershop has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1vt1Pa1 ) a Milwaukee County judge sentenced 24-year-old Jeremy Pierce on Thursday. He was originally charged with felony murder but pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless More >