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Girls seriously injured when dogs attack

BROWN DEER, Wis. (AP) — Two girls are recovering after they were attacked by two dogs in a Milwaukee suburb. Authorities say the two 14-year-old girls were mauled by two pit bulls in Brown Deer late Thursday afternoon. WISN-TV (http://bit.ly/2df4LUB ) reports the dogs lived with one of the girls. An officer responding to the attack shot More >

Area officers will investigate Milwaukee police shootings

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee’s police chief says his department will change the way it handles an investigation into a fatal shootings by an officer. Chief Edward Flynn says Milwaukee police have reached an agreement with area law enforcement agencies to have a team of detectives lead the investigations. Wisconsin law requires outside agencies to investigate fatal More >

Chief says again won’t release video in Milwaukee shooting

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said he won’t go against the advice of the state’s attorney general and local district attorney to release the video of a fatal police shooting that sparked riots. Flynn spoke to reporters Thursday at a Milwaukee Press Club event. The state Department of Justice has finished its investigation into More >

Northwestern Mutual Eliminating Jobs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Employees at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance have been told the company will eliminate 100 jobs this year and hundreds more in 2017. Northwestern Mutual’s top executive John Schlifske made the announcement at an employee town hall meeting Thursday. The company is one of the largest employers in the Milwaukee area with about 5,900 More >

Driver with no hands reaches settlement with Wisconsin DOT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Fox Valley man and state transportation officials have settled a lawsuit over his attempt to get a driver’s license. Mark Speckman was born without hands and says he was discriminated against as he tried to obtain a license in Wisconsin after moving from California where he had a clean driving More >

DNR: Adding positions will improve large farm permit ratios

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials say reallocating positions to help regulate large farms will mean more workers handling fewer permits. The DNR’s 2017-19 budget request calls for shifting four positions to regulating large farms, saying the industry has grown dramatically over the last decade. The DNR’s budget director, Joe Polasek, told the More >

DNR board cringes at possible forestry move

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Department of Natural Resources board members are balking at potentially moving the agency’s forestry headquarters from Madison to northern Wisconsin. The 2015-17 state budget mandated the DNR prepare a move proposal. The agency included the proposal in its 2017-19 budget request. According to the plan, building a headquarters in Wausau would cost More >

Trump campaigns in Wisconsin on Wednesday

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump campaigns in Waukesha on Wednesday. His rally at the Waukesha County Expo Center will get underway at 6 p.m. Polls show a tight race in Wisconsin, where neither Trump nor Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is hugely popular. Waukesha County is one of the most conservative in Wisconsin. It’s part More >

Trump To Campaign In Wisconsin

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump campaigns in Waukesha on Wednesday. His rally at the Waukesha County Expo Center will get underway at 6 p.m. Polls show a tight race in Wisconsin, where neither Trump nor Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is hugely popular. Waukesha County is one of the most conservative in Wisconsin. It’s part More >

Damage Approaches $10 Million In Recent Floods

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin emergency management officials say the damage to homes, businesses and public infrastructure from flooding that started last week is approaching $10 million. In an update Tuesday night, the State Emergency Operations Center put the damage to homes and businesses at over $1.6 million, with some counties still not reporting. And it More >