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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 >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Thursday 2/1/18

>>Report:  Hundreds Of Wisconsin Bridges In “Poor Condition” (Washington, DC)  —  The annual report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association finds more than 12-hundred Wisconsin bridges are in poor condition and double that many need some repair work.  Fixing all the bridges would cost about two-point-six-billion dollars.  Wisconsin is ranked 24th among the More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Thursday 2/1/18

>>UPDATE–No Injuries To 3 Members Of Wisconsin Congressional Delegation (Crozet, VA)  —  House Speaker Paul Ryan and fellow congressmen Sean Duffy and Glenn Grothman report they weren’t hurt when a train carrying Republican members of Congress was involved in an accident.  The train slammed into a garbage truck at a crossing in a small Virginia More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Wednesday 1/31/18

>>Monona District Considers Whether To Stop Teaching “To Kill A Mockingbird” (Monona, WI)  —  A committee made up of school board members, educators and civilians will make a recommendation in two weeks on whether Monona Grove schools should continue teaching from the book, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”  The parent of a 14-year-old student complains the More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Wednesday 1/31/18

>>Man Convicted On State Charges Of Stealing Firearms From Janesville Gun Store (Janesville, WI)  —  The man already found guilty on federal charges for stealing firearms from a Janesville gun store has now been found guilty of state charges. A Rock County jury today (Tuesday) convicted 33-year-old Joseph Jakubowski of burglary, theft and possession of More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Tuesday 1/30/18

>>Regents Committee Discusses UW-Whitewater Faculty Dismissal (Madison, WI)  —  A committee of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents is meeting today (Tuesday) to discuss firing a faculty member.  The instructor’s name hasn’t been released, but he or she teachers at U-W-Whitewater.  No details about the alleged offense have been made public.  Spokespersons for More >