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September 4, 2015

 
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MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker has appointed a bank executive who has contributed thousands of dollars to his campaign to a six-figure job leading the state's troubled economic development agency. Walker announced Thursday that he has tapped Mark Hogan to serve as the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.'s chief executive officer. 

Jungmann, Santana, Brewers beat Pirates for 6th time in row

MILWAUKEE — Taylor Jungmann has found a groove against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jungmann, who made his major league debut against the Pirates in June, pitched six strong innings to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat Pittsburgh 5-3 Thursday night. Jungmann is 3-0 in three starts against Pittsburgh this season, pitching to a 1.35 ERA over 20 innings.

 

Rookie QB Brett Hundley impresses, Packers rout Saints 38-10

GREEN BAY — Based on what he's done this preseason for the Green Bay Packers, rookie Brett Hundley may someday turn into a starting quarterback in the NFL. The New Orleans Saints would just like to find decent replacements in their depleted secondary before the regular season starts in less than two weeks.

 

Milwaukee County exec Abele says he won't run for governor Here come the hogs
MADISON — Democratic Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said Thursday he "definitely" will not be running for governor in 2018, putting to bed rumors that he was considering mounting a bid after hiring a prominent party official. Abele told The Associated Press he felt compelled to deny speculation he might run so it wouldn't impair his ability to work with both Democrats and Republicans in Milwaukee. Abele also is running for a second term as county executive next year.

WAUKESHA - The 13th annual Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Rally is set to cruise through town until Monday. Events will be spread throughout the five Wisconsin Harley-Davidson dealerships, the Harley-Davidson museum in Downtown Milwaukee and the Harley-Davidson Engine Plant on Pilgrim Road in Menomonee Falls. The festival features music, vendors and “bikes for miles and miles,” Communications Project Manager Tim McCormick said.
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High hopes for new University of Wisconsin science buildings Tomah VA director fired in wake of over-prescription reports

MILWAUKEE — The annual struggle to find a seat in chemistry classes at three University of Wisconsin campuses will get a little easier due to building projects in Madison, Stevens Point and La Crosse. The Madison campus will get a new chemistry building that's estimated to cost $107.8 million, with construction expected to start in 2017 and end in 2020.

 

TOMAH — The director of the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been fired, becoming the second top official ousted amid reports of over-medication practices at the facility. Acting director John Rohrer sent an email to employees Wednesday stating only that Mario DeSanctis is no longer employed by the VA, the La Crosse Tribune reported Thursday.

 



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From eggs to trees, USDA promotional programs controversial
WASHINGTON — The slogans are familiar: "The Incredible Edible Egg," ''Pork: The Other White Meat," and "Got Milk?" They've all been part of promotional campaigns overseen by the Agriculture Department and paid for by the industries that vote to organize them.

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No. 3 Alabama plays Wisconsin where Tide wanted to end 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas — Alabama will start its season with a new quarterback in the NFL stadium where Blake Sims and the Crimson Tide wanted to be last January. The third-ranked Tide play their opener Saturday night against No. 20 Wisconsin in the Dallas Cowboys' stadium. 

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Metropolitan Builders Parade of Homes
The 2015 MBA Parade of Homes, presented by Nonn’s, will run Saturday, August 15 through Monday, September 7, 2015. Walk through 25 brand new homes built by 21 of Southeastern Wisconsin’s top homebuilders showcased in three subdivisions

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Wisconsin State Fair 08-26-15
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Brookfield Central vs. Milwaukee Riverside 08-27-15
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2 children die in Milwaukee house fire overnight
MILWAUKEE — Two children have died in an early morning house fire in Milwaukee. Authorities say it started around 2 a.m. Friday. They arrived to find the two-story home fully engulfed.

Police: Woman killed, man hurt in Milwaukee shooting
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say a 39-year-old woman has died in a shooting that also injured a 41-year-old man.

Harley riders rumble into Milwaukee for custom bike show
MILWAUKEE — Gearheads are converging on the Harley-Davidson Museum near downtown Milwaukee to show off and talk shop over Labor Day weekend at a motorcycle rally and custom bike show.

Woman, girl found dead after western Wisconsin house fire
NEW RICHMOND — Police say a woman and her daughter were found dead after a house fire in western Wisconsin and a 37-year-old suspect has been arrested in Texas.

Butterfly sculpture stolen from 6-year-old girl's grave
DUNDEE — A family is asking for help after a memorial to their daughter was stolen from her grave in Fond du Lac County.

Joy Global 3Q results miss Street, lowers guidance
MILWAUKEE — Joy Global's fiscal third-quarter results missed analysts' estimates as falling commodity prices led to project delays and customers holding off on spending. The mining equipment maker cut its full-year outlook further.

Former chief justice appeals decision in lawsuit over title
MADISON — Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson has appealed a ruling that her fellow justices properly stripped her of her title.

Police: Suspect arrested in Waukesha fatal shooting
WAUKESHA — Police say they've arrested a 35-year-old man in the fatal shooting of another man last month in Waukesha.

First television ad backing Walker touts fight with unions
MADISON — The first television ad backing Republican Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign to begin airing in Iowa next week highlights his 2011 battle with public sector unions.

Sausage patties recalled after complaints of metal pieces
KENOSHA — A Wisconsin company is recalling roughly 89,000 pounds of pork sausage patties after officials say consumers complained of finding small pieces of metal.

Supreme Court to hear arguments in record redaction case
MADISON — The state Supreme Court will hear arguments this month on whether police can redact information gleaned from driver data from reports released to the public.

Report: Wisconsin police officers chasing more suspects
APPLETON — High-speed police chases and injuries are becoming more common in Wisconsin, despite some police departments' restrictions on chases over minor infractions, according to a recent analysis of Wisconsin Department of Transportation records.

Survey: Wisconsin farmland values dip in 2nd quarter of 2015
MILWAUKEE — A survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago says the value of Wisconsin farmland in its district fell about 2 percent from April through June.

Bills targeting Planned Parenthood funding up for hearing
MADISON — A Republican bill to block federal money from going to Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin is up for a public hearing.

Police: 5 sickened by smoking synthetic marijuana
LANCASTER — Lancaster police say five people were taken to a hospital after allegedly smoking synthetic marijuana.

Duchow wins primary for vacant Wisconsin Assembly seat
MADISON — A Town of Delafield supervisor has defeated three other Republican challengers in the race for a vacancy in the Wisconsin state Assembly.

Wisconsin private school voucher spending outpaces public
MADISON — Spending on Wisconsin's private school voucher program increased about seven times as fast as aid to public schools since Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans took control of the Statehouse, based on new figures released Tuesday.

Wisconsin State Patrol rescinding raises for Walker security
MADISON — The Wisconsin State Patrol is rescinding pay raises for officers who provide security to Gov. Scott Walker after federal regulators said they are due overtime pay dating back to May 2013.

 

 
 
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