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Wisconsin Morning State News for Tuesday 1/23/18

>>Former Sheriff Clarke Cleared By Federal Jury (Milwaukee, WI)  —  A federal jury sides with former Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Junior, saying he didn’t violate another man’s free speech rights.  Clarke didn’t show up for Monday’s civil trial.  Daniel Black’s attorneys told the court their client received hateful messages and was intimidated after More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Monday 1/22/18

>>Governor Wants State Law On Pre-Existing Conditions, Health Coverage (Madison, WI)  —  Governor Scott Walker will call for a state law to guarantee health insurance coverage for Wisconsin residents with pre-existing medical conditions.  Walker is giving a preview of parts of his State of the State address to be delivered Wednesday night.  The Republican governor More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Monday 1/22/18

>Ryan Says Democrats Should Vote For Short-Term Spending Bill (Washington, DC)  —  House Speaker Paul Ryan says Democrats should vote for a short-term spending bill to end the federal government shut down.  The Wisconsin Republican says negotiations to protect young immigrants in the country illegally will resume when the government re-opens.  Ryan says good-faith negotiations More >

Wisconsin State News for Saturday 1/20/18

>>Former Milwaukee Police Officer Reaches Plea Agreement (Milwaukee, WI)  —  A former Milwaukee police officer could be sentenced to 15 years in prison as part of a plea deal reached this week.  Sexual assault charges against Dominique Heaggan-Brown were dropped one month before his trial was scheduled to start.  In another case, Heaggan-Brown had been More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Friday 1/19/18

>>Governor Walker Wants Special Session To Pass Welfare Reform (Madison, WI)  —  Governor Scott Walker has the backing of legislative leaders for his call for a special legislative session on welfare reform.  Walker says Wisconsin needs more people in its workforce.  A reform package called “Wisconsin Works for Everyone” would make people receiving food stamps More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Friday 1/19/18

>>Man Accused Of Beating Elderly Woman Will Have Competency Exam (Madison, WI)  —  A Dane County judge has ordered a competency hearing for a man accused of beating an elderly woman in her home.  The incident happened last week in the town of Dunn.  A Wednesday preliminary hearing for 33-year-old Joshua Radewan was delayed when More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Thursday 1/18/18

>Wisconsin Budget-Makers Get $138M (Good) Surprise (Madison, WI)  —  The Legislative Fiscal Bureau is telling state leaders the current budget will end in 2019 with 138-million dollars more than they expected.  The Fiscal Bureau says Wisconsin will have a balance of 385-million dollars when the two-year budget ends June 30th, 2019.  The adjusted forecast is More >

Wisconsin State News Afternoon Update for Wednesday 1/17/18

>>Former Milwaukee Swimming Pool Lifeguard Charged With Sex Crimes (Milwaukee, WI)  —  A former lifeguard at a Milwaukee County swimming pool is charged with more than one dozen sex crimes.  Police say the evidence was found on 23-year-old Jared Weber’s laptop by an ex-girlfriend.  She downloaded the pictures for investigators.  Weber is accused of taking More >

Wisconsin State News for Wednesday 1/17/18

Democrat Claims State Senate Seat From Western Wisconsin (Hudson, WI)  —  St. Croix County Chief Medical Examiner Patty Schachtner has won a special election to fill a vacant seat in the Wisconsin senate.  The district in western Wisconsin has been held by Republican Sheila Harsdorf for the last 17 years.  Harsdorf resigned to take a More >

Wisconsin State News for Tuesday 1/16/18

>>Man Facing Drug Charges, 6th OWI, Makes Court Appearance (Sparta, WI)  —  A 55-year-old man arrested during an early Monday traffic stop has a court appearance scheduled for today (Tuesday).  Scott Fedderly of Spring Valley faces his sixth operating while intoxicated charge, plus accusations of drug possession.  Sparta police say Fedderly appeared to be under More >