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Wisconsin Morning State News for Friday 3/9/18

>>Trump Tariff Ban Could Impact Cranberries, Harleys (Brussels, BE)  —  The trade commissioner for the European Union confirms American cranberries, bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice are on the list of products which could face counter-measure tariffs.  The E-U is responding to plans by President Donald Trump to put a 25-percent tariff on foreign steel More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Thursday 3/8/18

>>Walker, Senate Leader Talk School Safety (Madison, WI)  —  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald both say they want to set aside some spending in the state budget to increase safety in school buildings.  The only legislation senators could vote on right now would provide state grants for schools to hire More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Thursday 3/8/18

>>Madison Seeks State Help To Upgrade Former Oscar Mayer Site (Madison, WI)  —  Finding a tenant for the former Oscar Mayer plant site would be enhanced by some upgrades and the Madison Common Council is being asked to apply for a 500-thousand-dollar grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to finance the proposed enhancements More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Wednesday 3/7/18

>>Justice Dept. Suing Wisconsin Nursing Home Over Flu Vaccine Requirement (Milwaukee, WI)  —  The U-S Justice department has filed suit against a Wisconsin nursing home for forcing a former employee to take a flu vaccine shot despite her religious beliefs. The lawsuit filed today (Tuesday) alleges that Barnell Williams “suffered severe emotional distress” because Lasata More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Tuesday 3/6/18

>>Lyft Driver Takes Off With Woman’s Children (Milwaukee, WI)  —  A Milwaukee Lyft driver has had his account deactivated after driving off with a woman’s children.  Everlyn Rhodes says the experience started innocently, with that driver helping her load her kids into the vehicle on the city’s northwest side Friday.  Rhodes says she realized she More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Monday 3/5/18

>>Jury Selection Begins In Winnebago County Murder Trial (Oshkosh, WI)  —  Jury selection should be completed later today (Monday) in a Winnebago County murder trial.  If convicted, defendant Brian Flatoff could receive a sentence of up to 300 years in prison.  Police officers shot Michael Funk to death during a standoff and shootout in December More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Monday 3/5/18

>>Elections Commission Chooses New Director (Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin Elections Commission has promoted from within when choosing its new director.  Meagan Wolfe was already assistant director of the agency.  She takes the place of Michael Haas, who announced he would step down last week.  Haas will serve as a staff attorney before he eventually More >

Wisconsin State News for Sunday 3/4/18

>>Governor Walker Voices Opposition to Proposed Steel Tariffs (Madison, WI)  —  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is calling on President Trump to reconsider proposed new tariffs on steel and aluminum.  Walker says tariffs could force operations in Wisconsin and other U-S cities to move jobs to another country such as Canada and not face tariffs on More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Friday 3/2/18

>Bank Security Guard Shoots Robber To Death In Madison (Madison, WI)  —  Madison Police say a bank security guard shot a robber to death at a Chase Bank location Thursday afternoon.  The suspect entered the bank with his face covered at about 4:50 P-M, handing a bag to a clerk and demanding money.  The security More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Friday 3/2/18

>>Madison Police Find Bloody Woman, Man Holding Knife (Madison, WI)  —  Madison Police say they arrested a 23-year-old man as he came out of an apartment early Thursday morning with a knife in his hand.  When officers responded to a call at about 2:20 A-M they found a bloody woman outside of that apartment, apparently More >