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Wisconsin State News for Sunday 2/11/18

>>Woman’s Body Found At Lake Wissota State Park (Chippewa Falls, WI)  —  The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department says foul play isn’t suspected in the discovery of a woman’s body.  Adults who were joining students on a field trip to Lake Wissota State Park found the 60-year-old victim Wednesday.  The woman had threatened family members that More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Friday 2/9/18

>>Amtrak Considers Addition Of 3 Roundtrips, Milwaukee-To-Chicago (Milwaukee, WI)  —  Transportation officials say the addition of three daily round trips between Milwaukee and Chicago would serve the massive Foxconn presence as its plant begins operations in Mount Pleasant.  Foxconn announced plans earlier this week to buy a seven-story building in downtown Milwaukee for its Wisconsin More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Friday 2.9.18

>>UW-Madison Opens Center To Help Students Start Their Careers (Madison, WI)  —  The University of Wisconsin-Madison has opened a new career center on the third floor of its University Book Store.  Called SuccessWorks, the center offers advisors, networking opportunities and interviews for internships or entry-level jobs.  Although the ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday, the center More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Thursday 2/8/18

>>Senate Republican Majority Leader Calls For Toll Roads (Madison, WI)  —  The majority leader in the state Senate says the federal government is offering one-and-a-half-trillion dollars for infrastructure — and, if Wisconsin is to get its share, toll roads might be the only answer.  Republican Senator Scott Fitzgerald says that seems to be the only More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Thursday 2/8/18

>>School Staffer Accused Of Body Slamming Boy In Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)  —  Prosecutors say they have filed charges against a Milwaukee school safety officer after surveillance video showed him body slamming an 11-year-old male student on a concrete floor. Milwaukee prosecutors say 60-year-old Charles Smith at first denied the February 1st incident at Lloyd Barbee More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Wednesday 2/7/18

>>UW System Regents Consider Tuition Hikes At 3 Schools (Madison, WI)  —  The finance committee for the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will vote Thursday on raising tuition at three schools.  Non-resident and graduate students would be affected at U-W-Eau Claire, U-W-Milwaukee and U-W-Stout.  Tuition hikes would range from 296 to 539 dollars More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Tuesday 2/6/18

2 Killed In Manitowoc Cranes Accident In Pennsylvania Identified (Shady Grove, PA)  —  The U-S Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)is investigating after two men were killed in an accident at a Pennsylvania crane manufacturer owned by a Wisconsin firm. The Franklin County, Pennsylvania Coroner’s Office identified the victims as 49-year old Chris Robison of More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Monday 2/5/18

>>Wisconsin Department Of Justice Funds Inmate Transition Program (Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin Department of Justice is working to develop a program to combat recidivism.  Four counties will receive grants of 80-thousand dollars to help inmates transition back into their communities after they are released.  The money originates from the federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grant More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Monday 2/5/18

>>Lawmakers Offer Plan To Partially Fund Milwaukee I-94 Project (Madison, WI)  —  Legislation proposed last week would dedicate 25-million dollars toward rebuilding Interstate 94 in the Milwaukee area.  Governor Scott Walker abandoned the billion-dollar project when the Legislature didn’t include any funding in the last state budget.  Walker said Milwaukee drivers need a break from More >

Wisconsin State News for Sunday 2/4/18

>>Madison Bank Robbery Given 20-Year Prison Sentence (Madison, WI)  —  A federal judge has sentenced a Madison man to 20 years in a federal prison for robbing People’s Community Bank in Plain in October 2014.  Forty-year-old Julian Thomas pepper-sprayed three bank employees during the hold-up.  A co-defendant, 29-year-old James Thompson of Madison, had entered a More >