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Wisconsin Gets $11M To Improve Public Transportation

The Federal Transit Association is sending 11-million dollars in grant money to Wisconsin to pay for four projects.  The feds are trying to improve the safety and reliability of bus transportation, especially in rural areas.  The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will get almost half of the money.  The rest goes to Janesville, Appleton and the More >

Madison:  Best US Place To Raise Kids

An online rental real estate company ranks Madison the best place in the U-S to raise kids.  Cities were ranked on 10 factors, including the percentage of income spent on rent, infant care costs and the violent crime rate.  Zumper-dot-com describes itself as a full-service home and apartment rental platform.  Lincoln, Nebraska and Lexington, Kentucky, More >

Republican Gives Up Leadership Position, But Won’t Resign

The assistant Republican Majority Leader of the Assembly has given up his leadership position but says he won’t resign.  Rob Brooks of Saukville has apologized for racist and sexual remarks he made to three female colleagues after a caucus event in Wisconsin Dells.  The governor has called for him to step down.  Representatives Cindi Duchow, More >

Authorities Concerned About Citizen Group Targeting Sexual Predators

Edgerton police say the activities by a group calling itself Worldwide Predator Hunters are causing problems.  Organizer Johnny Petty says he is trying to lure sexual predators so he can expose them online.  Police warn of the dangers and they’re not happy about efforts which bring potential dangerous predators into the community.  Attorney General Brad More >

2nd Teen Shot Near Madison School In 8-Day Period

For the second time in eight days, a teenager has been shot near a high school in Madison.  The name of the 16-year-old who suffered minor injuries Tuesday hasn’t been released.  Officers were called to an area about two blocks from La Follette High School shortly after 10:30 A-M.  Callers told police a group of More >

Making A Murderer” Sequel Airs Next Month On Netflix

The light will shine on Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey next month when Netflix airs the sequel to its “Making a Murderer” documentary.  Avery and Dassey are in prison for killing photographer Teresa Halbach.  Her remains were found on the Avery family’s Manitowoc property, but Avery says police framed him.  The first documentary brought on More >

Madison Officials Think ICE May Have Left The Area

A spokesperson for Madison’s mayor says Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents may have left the area after making dozens of arrests.  Local law enforcement agencies have complained that the feds didn’t tell them what they were doing.  A statement from ICE says a four-day operation in 14 Wisconsin counties resulted in 83 arrests, 20 of More >

400 Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers To Be Deployed

Soldiers with the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry out of Appleton will be deployed to Afghanistan this winter.  Members will provide security for coalition forces which are involved in destroying terrorist safe havens.  The soldiers come from Appleton, Clintonville, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Marinette, Ripon, and Waupun.  Details of a send-off More >

Body Found In Eau Claire Is Missing Veteran

The father of a U-S Army veteran is confirming the body found near Dells Pond in Eau Claire last week is his son.  September 5th is being listed as the official date of death for Nicholas Wagener, the last day he was seen.  Wagener served in Iraq for four years starting in 2001.  A witness More >

ICE Agents Make 9 Madison Arrests

Agents with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency reportedly made nine arrests in Madison last week.  The feds took the suspects into custody without notifying local officials.  Madison Mayor Paul Soglin says the arrests were made against the city’s policy.  Madison police say they have a working relationship with ICE, but the agency didn’t More >