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April 17, 2014

 
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Gov. Walker signs 
3 domestic-violence bills
Quack in action
MILWAUKEE — Gov. Scott Walker signed three bills Wednesday aimed at strengthening domestic-violence laws, including one measure proposed after a man fatally shot his estranged wife in 2012 while she was working at a Brookfield spa.
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WAUKESHA – Downtown Waukesha’s rubber duck race has been saved, ironically all thanks to a bill. Specifically, a bill signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday that legalized rubber duck races, previously forbidden by the Justice Department because such races supposedly were considered illegal gambling. In light of the new law, the downtown Waukesha rubber duck race is planned to take place at about 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, the same day as the Farmers Market and the fall Art Crawl.

Kohl plans to sell 
Bucks to private equity investors
Pirates dominate Brewers 11-2

MILWAUKEE – Herb Kohl, the owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, on Wednesday announced he plans to sell the basketball team to two hedge-fund billionaires for $550 million. Kohl intends to sell the team to private equity investors Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens. Lasry and Edens pledged $100 million toward the development of a new arena, and Kohl pledged an additional $100 million.

PITTSBURGH  — Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night. Harrison's two-run drive down the left field line off Rob Wooten (0-1) was the second of his career as a pinch hitter.
Defend 'Obamacare' 
unabashedly, some Democrats say
Mentors help minority 
companies accelerate growth

WASHINGTON — With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections. Republicans practically dare Democrats to embrace "Obamacare," the GOP's favorite target in most congressional campaigns. 

 

NEW YORK — Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn't have mentors to guide it. Gravely's company, TriVersity, joined a program called a minority business accelerator even before he bought a controlling interest in the Cincinnati-based company in 2006.

 

Lincoln County man
 found guilty of killing wife
Feds: 27 people indicted 
in drug investigation

MERRILL — A Lincoln County man was convicted Wednesday of killing his wife and disposing of her body in a swamp. Jurors deliberated for more than 10 hours over two days before finding Mark Buck, 50, guilty of first-degree intentional homicide, strangulation-suffocation and hiding a body.

 

MILWAUKEE — Federal officials in Wisconsin say 27 people have been indicted on drug-trafficking and related charges following a three-year investigation. U.S. Attorney James Santelle says the drug ring was led by a 40-year-old Pewaukee man who used family and friends in Milwaukee to distribute cocaine, heroin and marijuana and then launder the proceeds by buying cars, a boat and real estate.

 


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Teen canoeing on Milwaukee River is missing
CEDARBURG — Ozaukee County sheriff's deputies and others are searching the Milwaukee River for a teen who went missing while canoeing.

Van Hollen, Stepp promote drug take-back day
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

April storm dumps foot of snow in Minn., Wis.
MINNEAPOLIS — Just when it seemed like spring was here, an April snowstorm has dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of Minnesota.

Deputy shot and paralyzed in 1991 has died
ST. CROIX FALLS — A western Wisconsin sheriff's deputy who was paralyzed after being shot by a suspect in 1991 has died, and he will be buried with full law enforcement honors during a funeral expected to draw officers from several states, according to the Polk County sheriff.

Man's body found on Lake Michigan beach identified
LUDINGTON, Mich. — The frozen body of a man found on a remote Lake Michigan beach has been identified as a missing Wisconsin resident.

Miron to pay $4M to settle billing investigation
MILWAUKEE — Miron Construction Co. Inc. has agreed to pay $4 million to settle a federal investigation into how the company billed five Wisconsin school districts for labor costs.

Couple asks Supreme Court to nix marriage ban
MADISON — A same-sex couple has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down the state's gay marriage ban.

Johnson Controls buying air distribution business
MILWAUKEE - Johnson Controls, which makes both automotive and building systems, said Wednesday that it's buying Air Distribution Technologies from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for about $1.6 billion.

Wisconsin's Oneida tribe hosts food summit
ASHWAUBENON — The Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin hopes to combat serious health problems among Native Americans by teaching other tribal members to farm and preserve their own food.

DNR stocking 316,000 trout statewide
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is working to stock 316,000 trout across the state ahead of inland fishing season opener next month.

Document shredding days scheduled across Wisconsin
MADISON — The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau is hosting special events at three locations across the state where people can shred sensitive documents to prevent identity theft.

Jury breaks for day in husband's murder trial
MERRILL — Jurors began deliberating Tuesday in the murder trial of a Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife and dumping her body in a swamp last year.

Outdoor lovers vote to ban baiting, feeding
MADISON — Outdoor enthusiasts say Wisconsin should ban deer baiting and feeding in the days leading up to the November gun season.

UW students to design 3 of Capitol's flowerbeds
MADISON — University of Wisconsin Landscape Architecture students are competing to design the floral gardens that will be planted outside the Capitol this year.

Heating moratorium coming to an end
MADISON — The state's moratorium on disconnecting utility customers who are behind on their bills is ending.

More than 30 vehicles pile up on icy highway
WAUWATOSA — More than 30 vehicles piled up on an icy highway in Milwaukee County.

FBI director to meet with reporters in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE — The head of the FBI is scheduled to meet with reporters in Milwaukee, as part of his effort to visit all of the agency's 56 field offices.

SD jury sentences man to death in carjack killing
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — A man with a history of mental illness was sentenced to death by a jury on Monday for killing a South Dakota hospice nurse as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama.

 

 

 
 
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