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AG candidates set to debate on public television

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin attorney general candidates Susan Happ and Brad Schimel are set to engage in their second debate. Happ, Jefferson County’s Democratic district attorney, and Schimel, Waukesha County’s Republican district attorney, are scheduled to appear together on Wisconsin Public Television on Friday evening. Polls show Happ and Schimel locked in a dead heat as More >

Wisconsin man claims $1M Powerball prize

STANLEY, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin man says he has no plans yet how to spend a $1 million Powerball prize. Robert Bogard of Stanley claimed his winnings Thursday. But Bogard admitted he has no particular plans on how to spend the money. The Leader-Telegram (http://bit.ly/1FLpMNg) reports the 57-year-old paid his truck off and plans to buy More >

Mitchell Airport to get $14M in improvements

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee will get more than $14 million worth of improvements, including a new de-icing facility and upgrades to a runway. Gov. Scott Walker announced the project Thursday. Project manager Wendy Hottenstein with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation says the de-icing facility has a more environmentally friendly collection system and will More >

Woman ruled competent in Wal-Mart shooting

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – A Neenah woman accused of shooting and wounding a co-worker at a Wal-Mart store has been declared competent to stand trial. Judge John Jorgenson ruled Thursday after two doctors found 48-year-old Justine Boyd competent. Boyd waived a preliminary hearing and then pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to attempted More >

Whooping cough on rise in La Crosse County

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Health officials report a jump in cases of whopping cough in La Crosse County this year. So far 43 cases of whooping cough have been reported in La Crosse County this year. That’s nearly double last year’s total of 23. The La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/1z2gryZ ) reports the rise has prompted the More >

Most voucher students came from private schools

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The vast majority of students receiving a taxpayer-subsidized voucher to attend private school this year did not go to a Wisconsin public school last year. Data released Thursday by the state Department of Public Instruction shows that just over 19 percent of the 538 students who entered the statewide program this year More >

Wisconsin court won’t reconsider voter ID case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has refused to reconsider whether the state’s voter photo identification law is unconstitutional. Republicans passed the law in 2011. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the immigrant group Voces de la Frontera as well as the League of Women Voters challenged the mandate in More >

Trial continues in 2008 Wisconsin Rapids killing

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) – Jurors have watched a 7-year-old police interview with a 55-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man accused in a shooting death. Joseph Reinwand is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Dale Meister. The 35-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man was found dead in his home on March 4, 2008. Court documents show More >

Appeals court rejects John Doe rehearing request

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court has unanimously rejected a conservative group’s request to reconsider a ruling last month tossing a lawsuit challenging an investigation into possible illegal campaign coordination. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the request from Wisconsin Club for Growth to rehear the case after a More >

Hunters killing Wisconsin wolves quicker this year

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Hunters are killing Wisconsin wolves so quickly this year it looks like the state’s third annual season is headed for an early end. The four-and-a-half month-long season began on Oct. 15 with a statewide kill limit of 150 animals. As of Thursday morning, hunters had harvested 103 wolves, or nearly 70 percent More >