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May 28, 2015

 
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MADISON — Wisconsin's prevailing wage law, supported by the construction industry and opposed by conservative Republicans, would be repealed under a bill passed Wednesday by an Assembly labor committee. Gov. Scott Walker in a statement Wednesday said he would sign the measure should it advance.
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Budget committee approves long-term care changes

Vogelsong, Giants complete 
sweep with 3-1 win over Brewers
MILWAUKEE — Ryan Vogelsong allowed one run in six innings to win his third straight start, Joe Panik hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants completed a three-game sweep in Milwaukee with a 3-1 victory Wednesday over the Brewers. The Giants bullpen finished off the last-place Brewers with three hitless innings, capped by Santiago Casilla's 1-2-3 ninth for his 14th save.
No deal yet on arena 
for Milwaukee Bucks

MADISON — A key Wisconsin lawmaker negotiating a financing plan to pay for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks says there's no deal yet, but he's still optimistic to reach an agreement by the end of the week. Rep. John Nygren said Wednesday that there's general agreement on a financing deal for the $500 million arena, but "I don't think we're there yet."

 

Judge considers best option
 for girl charged in stabbing
Unemployment rates drop significantly in Waukesha County during April
WAUKESHA — One of the two Wisconsin girls charged with trying to kill a friend to please a fictitious horror character would have her mental health issues better served in juvenile court, defense attorneys told a judge Wednesday. Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren said he will issue a ruling Aug. 10 on whether the 13-year-old and her 12-year-old friend should be moved from adult court to the juvenile system. WAUKESHA — Numbers released by the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday showed significant declines in the number of unemployed workers in April — something Waukesha County Chairman Paul Decker had expected, but felt excited to see affirmed.
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Aurora Health Care hires top Wisconsin insurance executive
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Ground Round opens on Moorland in Brookfield
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The business of bump-outs
>>McDonald’s future is even less certain now
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Walker asks for supporters' opinions on national issues Pentagon: Military mistakenly 
shipped live anthrax samples
MADISON — In another sign of his likely presidential campaign, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday asked his supporters to fill out a survey seeking their opinions on a variety of national issues and foreign policy. WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.


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Madison college students create
algae-removal system
MADISON — A system that clears up surface-level algae by slurping it away and depositing it into a dumpster will make its debut this summer in Madison lakes. Engineering students at Madison Area Technical College designed and developed the system to address algae blooms that have caused beach closures in recent years.

TODAY IN SPORTS
Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship
LONDON — Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer's global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ship.

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Big Fish
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – except for his son Will.

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Washington County Tennis Invitational 05-16-15
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Arrowhead vs. Waukesha North 05-14-15
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Milwaukee Lutheran vs. Hartford Union 05-13-15
Posted 05-18-15


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St. John's Northwestern Military Academy cadets sing
"Tell My Father."
Posted 05-27-15


Congressman Sensenbrenner shares story during Cushing Ceremony
Posted 05-26-15


Civil War education at Cushing Park
Posted 05-26-15


Final Push to Victory
Posted 05-22-15

Raise Hope for Congo - Andy Mulumba
Posted 05-21-15

 

Ozaukee County canine officer Wasko gets his badge
Posted 05-13-15
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Chicago man, 21, identified in Wisconsin River drowning
WISCONSIN DELLS — Police have identified a Chicago man whose body was found in the Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Dells after he had gone missing.

Budget panel authorizes borrowing for building projects
MADISON — The Legislature's finance committee has authorized borrowing tens of millions of dollars for building projects around the state.

Panel OKs seeking office space outside Madison, Milwaukee
MADISON — The Legislature's budget committee has approved a Republican plan that calls for looking to lease state office space outside Madison and Milwaukee.

Panel plans stiffer penalties for unemployment fraud
MADISON — The Legislature's budget committee has imposed stiffer civil penalties for unemployment fraud but scrapped plans to create harsher criminal penalties.

Abrahamson appeals order allowing her to be replaced
MADISON — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson has appealed a federal court ruling temporarily denying her attempt to remain as chief justice.

Public hearing Tuesday on 20-week abortion ban
MADISON — A public hearing has been set on a fast-tracked Republican proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

DNR board prohibits antlerless kills in 13 counties
MADISON — The state Department of Natural Resources' board has prohibited hunters from killing antlerless deer in 13 counties this fall in an effort to regrow the herd in those areas.

Sitcom actor accused in bar stabbing goes on trial
PORT WASHINGTON — The actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" is headed to trial in southeastern Wisconsin where he's accused of stabbing a man during a confrontation at a bar.

Committee to consider new emergency government office
MADISON — The Legislature's finance committee is set to consider Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to create a new office to ensure the government continues in the wake of a disaster.

Panel to consider stiffer penalties for unemployment fraud
MADISON  — The Legislature's finance committee is expected consider plans to impose stiffer criminal and civil penalties for unemployment benefit fraud.

Wisconsin lawmakers introduce blaze pink bill
MADISON — Wisconsin lawmakers have formally introduced a bill that would legalize blaze pink for hunters.

Congress members back bills to phase out plastic microbeads
DETROIT — Two Michigan lawmakers say they and other members of Congress are sponsoring bipartisan legislation to protect the Great Lakes from the damaging effects of plastic microbeads found in some soaps and personal care products.

Lawmaker says school sports proposal benefits home-schoolers
MADISON — The state lawmaker who authored a measure that would allow private, home-schooled and online charter students to participate in public school district athletics and activities says he drafted the proposal to give children more options.

Regents pick next UW-Whitewater chancellor
MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has chosen UW-Whitewater Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Beverly A. Kopper to run the school as chancellor.

Authorities investigate bullet that hit Milwaukee ambulance
MILWAUKEE — Authorities are looking for whoever fired a gunshot that struck an ambulance responding to a call in Milwaukee.

Chicago man who went missing in Wisconsin River found dead
WISCONSIN DELLS — Authorities say they've found the body of a 21-year-old Chicago man who disappeared in the Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Dells.

Police say man shot outside his home in Waukesha 
WAUKESHA — Police are looking into the shooting of a man outside his Waukesha (WAW'-kih-shaw) home.

Family gets 1 week to fix issues after 80 calves found dead
BRIGHTON - The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department says it has wrapped up its "on scene" investigation of animal abuse at farms in Brighton and Paris townships and is forwarding the case to prosecutors for possible charges.

Man dies after being trapped in fiery truck 
in Racine County

KANSASVILLE - A man has died after he became trapped in a fiery pickup truck in Racine County.

Conservationists spot endangered piping plovers in Duluth
DULUTH, Minn. - A conservationist group is encouraging the public to stay away from some areas of Duluth's Park Point beach, after two endangered piping plovers were spotted there earlier this month.

Authorities search Wisconsin River for Chicago man, 21
WISCONSIN DELLS - Authorities in Columbia County are using sonar to try to find the body of a 21-year-old Chicago man who disappeared in the Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Dells.

1 dead, 4 hurt in separate Milwaukee shootings
MILWAUKEE - Three separate shootings within 21 minutes of each other left one man dead and four injured in the city of Milwaukee.

 

 
 
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