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  • Police: Wisconsin man shocks daughter with collar Sep 12, 2014 9:12 AM
    Authorities have charged a Sheboygan man who they say used a dog’s shock collar on his 7-year-old daughter. Sheboygan Press Media reports 28-year-old Zachary Kacmar was charged Thursday with felony physical abuse of a child. Police arrested him Wednesday after his wife called authorities.

     
  • Lighthouse on Door County island going high-tech Sep 11, 2014 9:24 AM
    A lighthouse on an uninhabited Door County island is going high-tech. Plum Island sits off the end of the peninsula that forms Wisconsin’s “thumb.” Federal officials are planning to replace its historic lighthouse lens with an LED lantern.

     
  • Wisconsin farmer accused of killing puppies Sep 11, 2014 9:24 AM
    A 68-year-old Dorchester farmer faces felony animal mistreatment charges for allegedly killing eight puppies with a sledgehammer. Terrence Seubert was charged in Marathon County with eight felony counts of mistreatment of animals causing death.

     
  • Wisconsin agencies set up new voter ID process Sep 11, 2014 10:37 AM
    Wisconsin officials said Wednesday they’ve set up a free process to verify birth information for people looking for state identification cards to vote but who lack birth certificates. The announcement comes after the state Supreme last month upheld a Republican-authored law that requires voters to show photo identification at the polls. The high court’s decision said the state can’t require someone seeking an ID to vote to pay fees for supporting documents, however.

     
  • Police: 40-pound pet tortoise recovered in Kenosha Sep 11, 2014 10:37 AM
    Kenosha police say a 40-pound tortoise worth about $4,000 has been recovered after its owner reported it stolen. Police say the pet tortoise was eating grass on the front lawn of a house when it was taken on Monday. They say it was dropped off at a Kenosha pet store Wednesday and they’re treating it as a theft.

     
  • Wisconsin DNR says bat disease limited to 1 mine Sep 10, 2014 8:31 AM
    Wisconsin wildlife officials say a deadly bat disease hasn’t spread beyond a single Grant County mine. The Department of Natural Resources found signs of white-nose syndrome in the mine during surveys of 135 mines and caves between January and March.

     
  • Prosecutor: Wisconsin man tormented half brother Sep 10, 2014 8:31 AM
    A former Wisconsin man accused of killing his half brother and then hiding the body would torment the autistic man, beating him with a board and shooting him with a BB gun, a prosecutor alleged in opening statements Tuesday.

     
  • 2nd girl in Wisconsin’s Slender Man case unfit for trial Sep 10, 2014 1:55 PM
    A psychologist has determined the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate 19 times in an attempt to please a fictional character called Slender Man has mental health problems that make her unfit to stand trial, her attorney contends.

     
  • Wisconsin’s fall turkey season starts Sept. 13 Sep 9, 2014 8:43 AM
    Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding hunters that the state’s fall turkey season begins Saturday. The state Department of Natural Resources says more than 80,000 hunters have applied for a fall permit.

     
  • Enterovirus not yet found in Wisconsin Sep 9, 2014 8:45 AM
    Health officials say there’s no evidence that a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children in more than 10 states has been found in Wisconsin.

     
  • Lawsuit over Walker-related probe to be argued Sep 9, 2014 8:48 AM
    Prosecutors investigating Gov. Scott Walker’s recall campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups hope to convince a federal appeals court to overturn a judge’s ruling that temporarily blocked the probe. The arguments Tuesday before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals come exactly two months before Walker faces re-election against Democrat Mary Burke.

     
  • Valve malfunction blames for mill blast Sep 8, 2014 9:43 AM
    Expera Specialty Solutions says the weekend explosion at its Kaukauna mill was the result of a malfunctioning valve in the coal feeder system.

     
  • Wisconsin motorcycle passenger killed in deer crash Sep 8, 2014 9:44 AM
    A passenger on a motorcycle has died in a collision with a deer in Winnebago County. Sheriff’s officials say the motorcycle driver suffered injuries that aren’t life threatening when the bike crashed into the deer on a county highway in Poygan Sunday afternoon.

     
  • Deerfield man killed while changing tire Sep 8, 2014 5:59 PM
    A man who apparently stopped to change a flat tire Sunday night on the interstate in Racine County and was struck and killed by a passing motorist has been identified as a Deerfield resident.

     
  • Body of missing Schaumburg man found in Wisconsin lake Sep 8, 2014 3:30 PM
    Authorities say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 30-year-old Schaumburg man pulled from a Wisconsin lake Sunday afternoon. The body of Robert Giner was discovered in Middle Lake, in the Lauderdale Lakes area north of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, by the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team at about 4:43 p.m. Sunday.

     
  • States urge Supreme Court to take up gay marriage Sep 5, 2014 9:42 AM
    A stinging rejection of same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana, issued by a unanimous and unequivocal U.S. appeals court, has brought hope to those fighting the laws that the Supreme Court will feel pressure to rule soon in their favor. The ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago came Thursday, the same day 32 states asked the Supreme Court to settle the issue once and for all.

     
  • Budget shortfall postpones Wisconsin Army National Guard drills Sep 4, 2014 7:32 AM
    Thousands of Wisconsin Army National Guard members won’t be participating in drills this weekend, as they have traditionally done the first weekend of September. The National Guard’s $101 million budget shortfall has caused states to cancel or postpone the drill weekend at armories and firing ranges. That means the guard members’ paychecks for the weekend will also be postponed or canceled. They can range from a couple hundred dollars to more than $700, depending on rank and years of service. The Journal Sentinel says Wisconsin has sent $2.5 million to help the national bureau reduce the shortfall. Wisconsin Army National Guard’s Maj. Paul Rickert says members will train instead on the last weekend of the month. The budget shortfall does not include the Air National Guard.

     
  • Fast-food workers in Milwaukee join wage protest Sep 4, 2014 7:32 AM
    Several dozen fast-food workers in Milwaukee have gathered in the rain in the latest demonstration for a higher wage. The employees Thursday joined hundreds of workers from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco bell and other fast-food chains who are expected to walk off their jobs nationwide to support an hourly wage of at least $15. Outside a McDonald’s in Milwaukee, fast-food worker Mary Coleman tells WTMJ-TV that it’s tough to survive on $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum. Coleman says she hopes corporate CEOs hear the workers’ protests and “do the right thing.” The protests are expected to take place at fast-food restaurants in 150 cities nationwide Thursday. President Barack Obama referenced the “Fight for $15” campaign during a Labor Day appearance in Milwaukee.

     
  • Officials: 1 dead, 14 hurt in Wisconsin bus crash Sep 3, 2014 10:08 AM
    Authorities say a car collided with a school bus carrying high school athletes near Pulaski, killing a passenger in the car and injuring 14 people.

     
  • Girl who survived 19 stab wounds back in school Sep 3, 2014 10:16 AM
    he 12-year-old girl who nearly died after she was stabbed 19 times in Waukesha is back in school. A spokesman for the girl’s family says it has been a summer of doctor’s appointments, surgeries, specialists and recovery.

     
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