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Med. examiner: Man who drowned heavily intoxicated

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – La Crosse County’s medical examiner says a man who drowned in the Black River was heavily intoxicated. The body of 23-year-old Shalim Augustine of La Crosse was found in the river July 11. He had been missing for several days. Medical examiner Tim Candahl says toxicology tests show Augustine’s blood More >

Agent ousted in child porn delays reaches deal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A former Wisconsin Department of Justice supervisor fired for allowing dozens of child pornography cases to languish has reached a settlement with the state. DOJ officials fired Special Agent-in-Charge Willie Brantley in March. Brantley appealed the termination to the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, alleging DOJ fired him in part because he’s black More >

Walker says choice in race is ‘clear-cut’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says voters will have a clear-cut choice when deciding in November whether to vote for him or Democratic challenger Mary Burke. Walker spoke Wednesday on WTMJ-AM after Burke easily advanced in the Democratic primary Tuesday. Walker says he will be laying out an optimistic vision for the state, while More >

Resources board approves crossbow season

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) – Many hunters will be able to use a crossbow for the first time in Wisconsin. The Natural Resources Board on Wednesday approved a crossbow hunting season to run concurrent with the archery season, which runs from mid-September until the end of November or beginning of December, depending on the year. Hunters More >

Walker releases new ad following primary

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The 12-week march toward Election Day is beginning with Republican Gov. Scott Walker releasing a positive television ad focusing on his job-creation record. Walker’s spot released statewide Wednesday focuses on Walker’s efforts to cut the unemployment rate and features five different people saying that they got a job. Walker speaks to the More >

Bieber wins sheriff primary in Shawano County

SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) – A two-term sheriff in Wisconsin has lost his job to a police officer who shares a last name with a pop star. Officer Adam Bieber defeated Shawano County Sheriff Randy Wright in Tuesday’s primary election. Bieber says he was surprised that sharing a last name with singer Justin Bieber gave his More >

Grothman wins GOP primary for House, lead shrinks

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The margin of victory has narrowed between two state senators in the Republican primary for Wisconsin’s open congressional seat. Glenn Grothman defeated three other candidates, including state Sen. Joe Leibham and state. Rep. Duey Stroebel, in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Tom Petri. But, as election results trickled in from More >

Wisconsin officials say manure spills in wetland

SPENCER, Wis. (AP) – Marathon County officials say an estimated 1 million gallons of manure have spilled from a farm storage tank into wetland and the Little Eau Pleine River. A county conservation official tells Wausau Daily Herald Media (http://wdhne.ws/VhHZid ) Wednesday the discharge from the 120-cow Willcome dairy farm lasted for about a year. A Wisconsin More >

Police: Florida men assault homeless Wisconsin man

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials have charged two Florida men in connection to the beating and sexual assault of a homeless man in Outagamie County. Post-Crescent Media reports (http://post.cr/1yuOYRS ) prosecutors on Tuesday charged 28-year-old Alexsander Mirkovich with substantial battery and party to first-degree sexual assault. They charged 48-year-old Anthony Gomez with first-degree sexual assault More >

Nekoosa Man Sentenced for Making False Statements

A Nekoosa man was sentenced to two years of probation for making false statements to the federal government. According to US Attorney, John Vaudreuil,  24-year-old Travis Billman was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman. Billman pleaded guilty in May of this year. On April 5, 2012, an anonymous individual contacted the Federal Bureau of More >