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Nickles ponders run for Petri seat
Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickles is considering a run for the Sixth District Congressional seat being vacated by Representative Tom Petri. “I don’t think it’s a surprise to anybody in the city that government and politics is what I love most in life, and everyone knows that ever since I was a young boy I wanted […]
04/18/2014 03:25:25pm
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New London school employee arrested
A New London School District employee is free on a signature bond, following her arrest Thursday in a case of missing funds from Bulldog athletic events. Wendy Swinton was booked into the Waupaca County jail Thursday on theft charges. New London Police Chief Jeff Schlueter says their investigation indicates the theft of thousands of dollars, […]
04/18/2014 02:26:34pm
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Appeals court rejects Act 10 challenge
A federal appeals court has upheld Governor Scott Walker’s signature collective bargaining law. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday that the law limiting collective bargaining for most public employee unions does not infringe on the constitutional rights of workers, rejecting a court challenge brought by two unions in Dane County. Those groups claimed […]
04/18/2014 12:47:59pm
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Burke calls for more tuition tax deductions
The main Democrat running for governor says paying for higher education is one of the main hurdles that keep people from getting a degree. Mary Burke says getting more technical college and university graduates is also a key factor, in filling more job openings in the state, and improving the economy. She wants to increase […]
04/18/2014 11:19:36am
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Oak Creek man charged with killing blind wife
Prosecutors say an Oak Creek man killed his blind wife of 56 years earlier this week because he couldn’t take her nagging anymore. Seventy-six-year-old Jack Lang was charged Thursday in Milwaukee County with first-degree intentional homicide. According to the criminal complaint, Lang and his wife June were driving to lunch on Wednesday when she called […]
04/18/2014 10:38:00am
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