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Wisconsin Democrats gird for right-to-work Senate vote

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Minority Democrats are bashing a Republican right-to-work bill hours before the state Senate was set to vote on the measure. Senate Democrats held a news conference Wednesday to warn the bill will result in lower wages and will hurt the middle class. Sen. Chris Larson of Milwaukee called on any remaining moderate More >

Court: Debt settlement company must give up $4.2m in fees

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A state appeals court says a hearing examiner properly ordered a debt settlement company to give up $4.2 million in fees and pay nearly $2 million in forfeitures because it was operating without a license. Morgan Drexen, Inc., has provided debt settlement services in the state since 2007, collecting $4.2 million in More >

Shopko pharmacy technician accused of stealing pills

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – La Crosse police arrested a Shopko pharmacy technician who’s accused of stealing about 2,000 pills. A police report says the 23-year-old technician told investigators she had been stealing pain and anxiety medication and other drugs since she began working at the pharmacy two years ago. WKBT-TV ( ) says the More >

Delays, permits at issue in UW Colleges projects

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – University of Wisconsin Colleges officials are pressing an Iowa developer to guarantee a student apartment complex at the Fond du Lac campus will be ready for the fall semester and be free of problems that have plagued its similar projects at the Marshfield and Baraboo schools. Bluffstone, of Bettendorf, Iowa, has More >

Feingold mum on next move following envoy job

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold is leaving his job as a special envoy to the Great Lakes Region of Africa without tipping his hand on his next potentially political move. Feingold didn’t talk about a possible rematch with Republican Sen. Ron Johnson during a speech Tuesday at the U.S. Institute of Peace. More >

Police seek man accused of sexually assaulting Madison woman

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Authorities are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old Madison woman who granted his request for a hug. According to the Madison Police Department, the victim was approached by the suspect early Sunday morning. An incident report states the man told the woman he was from France and asked More >

Wisconsin Senate to consider right-to-work legislation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Senate is set to take up a contentious right-to-work bill after an evening of bitter protests at the state Capitol. The Senate plans to consider the bill Wednesday afternoon. Debate looks to be fierce. Democrats are incensed after Republicans on the Senate’s labor committee cut a public hearing on the More >

Man fatally shot after stabbing Green Bay officer

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a man was shot and killed by Green Bay police after he stabbed an officer in the arm. According to the Green Bay Police Department, the incident happened Tuesday night on the city’s west side while officers were performing a well-being check on a suicidal man. Capt. Jeremy Muraski says More >

Third suspect arrested in Waukesha gas station killing

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a clerk during an armed robbery at a Waukesha gas station. Twenty-eight-year-old Darrin Malone was arrested Monday afternoon in Milwaukee. He’s charged with felony murder in the Jan. 13 death of 65-year-old Saeed Sharwani at a Citgo gas station. Police arrested More >

Arrest made after 2nd fire destroys sex offender future home

TOWN OF COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. (AP) – A suspect is under arrest after a second arson destroyed a home in Dane County that was supposed to house a convicted sex offender. Sheriff David Mahoney says a 50-year-old Cottage Grove man was arrested in Sunday night’s arson in the Town of Cottage Grove. The same home was targeted More >