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August 21, 2014

 
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Obama vows justice for killers of U.S. journalist; rescue mission failed Wisconsin senators make 
stops, discuss economy
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed justice for the Islamist killers of American journalist James Foley, as officials revealed that U.S. forces had launched a secret raid inside Syria last month to rescue him and other captives only to find they had been moved. As Obama spoke, U.S. forces launched 14 new airstrikes against the Islamic State, in defiance of the group’s threat Tuesday to kill a second American journalist if Obama didn’t end the attacks.
 

WAUSAU — U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin made stops in Wisconsin this week, discussing job creation and the Littoral Combat Ship program. Johnson stopped by Hsu's Ginseng Enterprises in Wausau on Tuesday, where he said high business tax rates are hindering the creation of higher-paying jobs in Wisconsin and throughout the nation, the Wausau Daily Herald reported.

 

Bautista, Blue Jays end
 Brewers'
5-game win streak
Familiar faces for Packers 
QB Aaron Rodgers
MILWAUKEE — Jose Bautista's three-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays outslugged Milwaukee 9-5 Wednesday, snapping the Brewers' five-game winning streak. Bautista hit a 1-2 pitch from reliever Brandon Kintzler into the Brewers' bullpen in right field. The homer made a winner of R.A. Dickey (10-12), who gave up five runs in 5 2-3 choppy innings.

GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers likes what he sees when he looks around the Green Bay Packers' No. 1 offense: Familiar faces. With running back Eddie Lacy in the backfield, top wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb entrenched and first-year starting center JC Tretter established as the clear-cut choice in the middle of the line, continuity has reigned throughout training camp on offense.

 

Media coalition wants 
John Doe documents unsealed
Church coalition extends 
calls for prison reform
MADISON— A coalition of media and open government groups pressed a federal appeals court Wednesday to unseal nearly three dozen documents linked to a secret probe into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign.  MILWAUKEE — A coalition of church congregations demanding reforms within the Wisconsin Department of Corrections launched the second phase of its campaign Wednesday, calling on state officials to provide more services and options for offenders on parole.
UW wants $95 million 
more in next state budget
Wisconsin retains 
number 2 spot on ACT test
MADISON — University of Wisconsin System officials want Gov. Scott Walker to give them an additional $95 million in tax dollars in the next state budget to fund a new plan to create jobs, boost graduation numbers and deal with a tuition freeze.

MADISON — Wisconsin has held onto its number two spot among states on the ACT college entrance exam. The state's high school seniors scored an average composite of 22.2 out of a possible 36, ranking just behind Minnesota among states where significant numbers of students take the test.

 


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BofA's $17B settlement not as large as it appears
WASHINGTON — Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but not by a full $17 billion.


TODAY IN SPORTS
Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward's death
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.

EVENTS


Annual Worldwide 24-hour Runathon to Raise Awareness and Money for Health and Giving
Participation in this global action event is easy. Simply commit to doing something active - think running, walking, biking, etc. - and encourage others to do so, too.  Donating to a cause or charity of choice is also suggested.  All efforts aim to do just what the event's name suggests - raise awareness and money for health and giving.

SLIDESHOWS



Brookfield Central WIAA Summer Baseball State Champions 08-01-14
Posted 08-15-14


Primary Election in Slinger 08-12-14
Posted 08-15-14


Senator Ron Johnson visits West Bend 08-06-14
Posted 08-15-14


VIDEOS



Mayor Reilly takes the ALS Ice
Bucket Challenge
Posted 08-14-2014


St. Francis Borgia groundbreaking
Posted 08-13-2014


Senator Ron Johnson in West Bend
Posted 08-06-2014


Ozaukee Co. Fair Fireworks
Posted 08-05-2014

97th Assembly forum on tobacco, alcohol and drug abuse
Posted 08-01-2014

 

97th Assembly District
candidates forum
Posted 08-01-2014


 
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Darlington man gets 25 years for child pornography
MADISON — A judge has sentenced a Darlington man to 25 years in federal prison for making sexually explicit videos of girls.

Canvass confirms Grothman lead in 6th District
MADISON — Sheboygan County's results are finally in, and they give Glenn Grothman a 219-vote lead over Joe Liebham in the hotly contested GOP primary for Wisconsin's lone open congressional seat.

2 companies settle with Wisconsin scam lawsuit
MADISON — Two out-of-state companies have agreed to pay $50,000 to consumers and Wisconsin after the state sued them for scamming people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and airline tickets.

Unemployment down in Wisconsin cities, counties
MADISON — Unemployment fell in most Wisconsin cities and counties in July.

Wisconsin agency to hold open government seminars
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Justice will hold its annual open government seminars again this fall.

Wisconsin judge rules Amish to comply with permits
EAU CLAIRE — A Wisconsin judge has ruled that local Old Order Amish families must obtain building and sanitary permits in accordance with an Eau Claire County requirement.

Milwaukee zoo visitors stuck when ride stops
MILWAUKEE — About a dozen visitors to the Milwaukee County Zoo were stuck in the air for about a half hour when a ride malfunctioned.

Body found may be woman missing for 3 months
CUDAHY — Relatives and neighbors say a woman whose body was found wrapped in a blanket in a suburban Milwaukee apartment had not been seen or heard from in three months.

Avery wants federal lawsuit dismissed
MANITOWOC — The man imprisoned for killing a 25-year-old photographer on his family property near Mishicot in 2005 wants his federal civil rights lawsuit dismissed.

5 plan to cross Lake Michigan on paddle boards
PETOSKEY, Mich. — A group of five friends who all have a passion for watersports and the preservation of the Great Lakes plan to paddle across Lake Michigan to raise money for the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

Police: Body of woman found in Wisconsin apartment
CUDAHY — Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found hidden in a Milwaukee-area apartment.

Man pleads not guilty in wife's decades-old death
STEVENS POINT — A Wisconsin Rapids man charged last week in the decades-old shooting death of his wife has pleaded not guilty.

Wisconsin deputy arrested for drunken driving
MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin sheriff's deputy has been arrested in Minnesota on suspicion of drunken driving.

Wisconsin seeks to commit man as sexual predator
BARABOO — The Wisconsin Department of Justice has requested that a 63-year-old man convicted of second-degree murder and two sexual assault charges be committed for treatment.

AP Interview: Ryan discusses father's alcoholism
WASHINGTON — At age 15, Paul Ryan was already feeling isolated from his father, who had grown distant from his family and leaned heavily on whiskey.

Court sets arguments in Wisconsin voter ID case
MADISON — A federal appeals court in Chicago has set oral arguments in the fight over Wisconsin's voter identification law for next month.

Robbery suspect charged in accomplice's death
MILWAUKEE — The man charged in a robber's shooting death at a Milwaukee-area store is one of the victim's alleged accomplices, not the store employee who allegedly fired the fatal shot.

Milwaukee man sentenced to 40 years for child porn
MILWAUKEE — Federal prosecutors say a Milwaukee man convicted of possessing child pornography has been sentenced to 40 years.

Self-serve beer proposed for Miller Park
MILWAUKEE — Self-serve beer could be on its way to Miller Park. Milwaukee Sportservice has filed an application with the city to install two beer vending machines at the Milwaukee Brewers ballpark.

Deadline looms for disabled deer hunt sign-up
MADISON — Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding disabled deer hunters the deadline to sign up for the state's special disabled hunt is approaching.

Ex-Milwaukee County official charged with bribery
MILWAUKEE - A former Milwaukee County official has been charged with accepting bribes.

 

 

 

 
 
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