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Chiropractor sports exams bill heads to Wisconsin Senate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Chiropractors would be allowed to perform sports physicals under a bill headed to the Wisconsin state Senate for consideration. The Assembly approved the bill on a voice vote late Wednesday night. It must pass the Senate and be signed by Gov. Scott Walker before becoming law. Democrats who objected argue chiropractors More >

Woman charged in fatal Milwaukee arson caught on cellphone

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Milwaukee woman allegedly caught on cellphone video setting a home on fire where a 72-year-old man died. The Milwaukee County district attorney’s office on Wednesday charged 39-year-old Java Wright with felony counts of first-degree reckless homicide and arson. Firefighters were called Friday night and found Willie Greer badly More >

Assembly passes voucher school background check requirement

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Private schools in Wisconsin’s voucher program would have to conduct employee background checks under a bill passed by the state Assembly. The bipartisan proposal passed on a 67-30 vote Wednesday with no debate. It also includes a number of other mostly technical changes for voucher schools. That includes eliminating academic benchmarks More >

Wisconsinites Could Soon Be Able To Text 911

(Madison, WI)  —  Wisconsinites could one day text 911 instead of having to call for police, fire, and ambulance services. The governor’s proposed state budget would spend seven million dollars to modernize copper landline wires to dispatch facilities and create what’s called “Next Generation 911.” Kathy Sukus of the Rock County Communication Center says it’s More >

Second Teen Sentenced For Oshkosh High School Threats

(Oshkosh, WI)  —  A second teenager has been sentenced for making threats that closed Oshkosh North and West high schools for more than one day in January. Eighteen-year-old Andrew Monroe of Oshkosh was given a six month jail term and two years in probation after he pleaded no contest to making terrorist threats and a More >

Jury Deliberations Underway In Officer Shooting Trial

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Jury deliberations resume Wednesday to decide the fate of former Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan Brown. Jurors spent five hours late Tuesday reviewing almost one week of testimony, and they have the option of convicting him on one of two lesser charges. The 25-year-old Heaggan Brown is currently charged with first degree More >

Wisconsin Assembly to take up bill that would limit recounts

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly is set to vote on a bill that would make it far more difficult to request election recounts in the state. The measure up for a vote Wednesday comes amid anger from some Republicans that Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was able to request a recount in More >

Wisconsin Assembly to vote on woodchuck season

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It may soon be open season on woodchucks in Wisconsin. The state Assembly was set to vote Wednesday on a bill that would allow year-round hunting of woodchucks, also known as groundhogs. The proposal would remove woodchucks from the Wisconsin’s protected species list and establish a year-round open hunting and trapping More >

Wisconsin Assembly set to relax deer baiting-feeding ban

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly is set to vote on a bill that would relax Wisconsin’s ban on baiting and feeding deer in counties with chronic wasting disease. Baiting and feeding for the purpose of hunting or training dogs is currently banned in counties where CWD is present as well as in neighboring More >

Wisconsin Assembly to vote on chiropractor sports exams bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Assembly is poised to vote on allowing chiropractors to perform sports physicals. The Republican-backed bill is up for a vote Wednesday. It faces opposition from Democrats, the Wisconsin Medical Society and other who fear that chiropractors lack the training and expertise of medical doctors. The proposal would require More >