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February 27, 2015

 
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OXON HILL, Md. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world. 
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Gov. Walker says timing was right for right-to-work bill
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Assembly leaders had promised no right-to-work debate
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Walker announces April trade mission to Europe
AP source: K-Rod, Brewers
 agree to $13M, 2-year deal

PHOENIX — Francisco Rodriguez will be jogging out of the bullpen again for the Milwaukee Brewers. The closer and the Brewers agreed Thursday to a $13 million, two-year contract, a deal subject to the successful completion of a physical. "One of the things we focused on was the depth in our bullpen, and bringing back a closer who's very durable put everybody back into a natural spot," Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said. 

Legislators looking for 
specific cost of Bucks' arena

MADISON — The co-chairmen of the state Legislature's Joint Finance Committee are pressing the Milwaukee Bucks owners to be specific about how much a new arena would cost. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Rep. John Nygren met separately with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in Madison this week and agreed that in order for the project to move forward legislators and elected officials need to know exactly what the Bucks have in mind.

 

Slender Man stabbing prosecutors: keep case in adult court Aurora receives $1 million donation for wellness program pilot

WAUKESHA — Two Wisconsin girls should be tried in adult court on accusations they lured a classmate into the woods and stabbed her repeatedly to please the horror character Slender Man, prosecutors say. The Waukesha County District Attorney's Office asked the court in a late Tuesday filing to find probable cause that both girls committed attempted first-degree homicide, reiterating arguments they made at a preliminary hearing earlier this month.

MILWAUKEE — Aurora Health Care Foundation announced Thursday it will receive a $1 million donation from local businesswomen Nan Gardetto to create an innovative integrative medicine program that aims to help people better manage and prevent chronic health issues.
>>Expansion and remodeling work started at Brookfield Square Mall

>>The Corners agreement approved by committee
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Nonpartisan analysis 
of Walker budget released
DNR board OKs northern
 Wisconsin land purchase

MADISON — A nonpartisan analysis of Gov. Scott Walker's nearly $70 billion budget proposal released Thursday will serve as the blueprint for legislative debate for the next four months.  The Legislative Fiscal Bureau's 559-page breakdown of every piece of Walker's 1,800-page two-year spending plan comes in advance of three days' worth of hearings next week where the Joint Finance Committee will hear from state agencies about their budgets.

 

MADISON — The state Department of Natural Resources' board has approved spending nearly $2 million to complete a new recreational forest in northwestern Wisconsin, despite Republican lawmakers' misgivings about the stewardship program. The board voted Wednesday to borrow $1.9 million through the stewardship program to acquire an easement on about 21,000 acres from the Lyme St. Croix Forest Co.


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Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall St. fight
WASHINGTON — Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts, a change that could affect the investment advice received by many Americans and aggravate tensions between the White House and Wall Street.

TODAY IN SPORTS
Braun's thumb feeling fine, aiming to regain powerful stroke
PHOENIX — Ryan Braun can't pinpoint the exact date, but he can remember with some clarity when his right thumb began bothering him. "It was a changeup against Joe Kelly in St. Louis," Braun said Wednesday as he reported to spring training with the rest of Milwaukee's position players. 

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Man in 60s dies in Cudahy house fire
CUDAHY — Officials say a house fire in Cudahy has left one man dead. WITI-TV reports the victim is a man in his 60s. His name has not been released.

US House approves bill to step up fight against toxic algae
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Members of Congress have called for more aggressive federal action to prevent toxic algae from contaminating the Great Lakes and other waterways around the nation, such as an outbreak on Lake Erie last summer that left more than 400,000 people without safe tap water for two days.

Farrow introduces bill to delay reporting school tests
MADISON — Results of tests given to Wisconsin public school students this year would not be used on the state's report cards and teacher evaluations would be delayed a year under a bill that's been put forward in the Senate.

Wisconsin DNR board approves county deer population goals
MADISON — The state Department of Natural Resources' board has approved county advisory councils' local deer population goals.

Advocates urge Congress not to cut Great Lakes funding
Advocates for the Great Lakes are meeting in Washington, D.C., this week to push for continued funding of cleanup programs and discuss water quality issues such as algae blooms and oil transportation.

Third suspect arrested in Waukesha gas station killing
MILWAUKEE — A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a clerk during an armed robbery at a Waukesha gas station.

Man, 18, shot by Milwaukee officer was pointing replica gun
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say an 18-year-old man had pointed a replica gun at a police officer when the officer shot and wounded him last weekend.

9 years in prison for teacher who assaulted girls
GREEN BAY — A former Green Bay elementary school teacher is sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting two students.

Apostle Islands ice caves could open this weekend
BAYFIELD — Apostle Islands National Lakeshore officials say the popular ice caves could be open to the public this weekend.

Madison company offered $9 million in tax credits
MADISON — A Madison company that's developed a test to screen for colorectal cancer is offered $9 million in tax incentives to grow its business.

Suspect arrested in Milwaukee gas station beating
MILWAUKEE — A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the beating of two clerks at a Milwaukee gas station.

Loaded gun smuggled into Milwaukee Co. jail found in laundry
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County executive says a loaded handgun that was smuggled into the county jail was found in a load of dirty laundry.

Wisconsin home sales slip in January but prices rise
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin home sales slipped in January but median prices continued to rise.

Tampered sprinkler causes up to $250K damage at hotel
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say a tampered sprinkler caused up to $250,000 in damage at a downtown hotel over the weekend.

Wisconsin man critically injured in Florida dispute
SUPERIOR — Authorities say a northern Wisconsin man is in critical condition after being shot in the head during a dispute over marijuana in Florida.

Hit-and-run crash kills 2, injures 4 in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE — Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed two people and injured at least four others on Milwaukee's southwest side.

House fire kills 1, injures 1 in Wauwatosa
WAUWATOSA — Authorities say a 4-year-old girl was killed and a man was seriously injured in a Wauwatosa house fire.

Madison mayor criticizes right-to-work bill
MADISON — Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is criticizing Wisconsin Republican lawmakers for putting a right-to-work bill on a fast track.

Wisconsin AFL-CIO plans rallies over right-to-work bill
MADISON - The Wisconsin AFL-CIO plans rallies Tuesday and Wednesday in Madison to protest a bill that would make Wisconsin a right-to-work state.

Sturgeon spearing season ends in Wisconsin
OSHKOSH - The sturgeon spearing season has ended, with more than 2,100 fish harvested.

 

 
 
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