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    School bus driver cited in crash that killed bride-to-be, injured members of high school volleyball team

    SHAWANO (AP) — A school bus driver has been cited in a crash near Pulaski that killed one woman and injured members of a high school volleyball team. A report from the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department shows 75-year-old James Mueller was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign resulting in death and failure to yield at a stop sign resulting in great bodily harm. WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/1qyCieP ) says Mueller was driving the Pulaski High School girls’ volleyball team […]

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    OH SNOW! NFL relocates Buffalo Bills home game against New York Jets

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A league spokesman says a severe lake-effect snowstorm hitting Buffalo has led the NFL to relocate the Bills home game against the New York Jets on Sunday. Michael Signora said Thursday that the NFL has yet to determine where the game will be played. The decision comes as the region — including the team’s home in Orchard Park — has been blanketed by more than 5 feet of snow since Monday. Snow continued to fall on […]

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    Own a minivan? See how it held up in new insurance industry crash tests

    DETROIT (AP) — The Honda Odyssey is the only minivan to have earned the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the Nissan Quest, Chrysler Town and Country, and Dodge Caravan all garnered the lowest rating on the small overlap front crash test. In each of those tests, the crash caused the minivan’s structure to collapse. The small overlap test is a severe test that replicates what happens when […]

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    Milwaukee Panthers edged by IUPUI 70-68

    MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (AP) — D.J. McCall scored 10 second-half points, including a 3-pointer with 29 seconds left, and Mason Archie II hit five late free throws to lead IUPUI to a 70-68 win over Milwaukee on Wednesday night. McCall’s late 3 capped an 11-2 run and gave IUPUI (1-2) a 65-59 lead. Steve McWhorter answered with a 3-pointer of his own to make it 65-62 just 6 seconds later. Milwaukee immediately fouled and Archie hit the first of two free throws before Lyle made a layup, pulling […]

  • Badgers Basketball

    Wisconsin Badgers whip Wisconsin-Green Bay 84-60

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nigel Hayes scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help No. 3Wisconsin beat Wisconsin-Green Bay 84-60 Wednesday night. Hayes, who averaged less than eight points and three rebounds a game as a freshman, has now reached double digits in rebounds in all three games to start the season. Frank Kaminsky added 20 points and 15 rebounds for the Badgers (3-0). Keifer Sykes scored 20 to lead Wisconsin-Green Bay (1-1). The Badgers had a commanding edge on the boards […]

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    Bucks earn triple o.t. win in Brooklyn 122-118

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks overcame Brandon Knight’s shocking missed layup at the end of the first overtime to outlast the Nets 122-118 in three overtimes on Wednesday night in coach Jason Kidd’s return to Brooklyn. Knight made the tying 3-pointer in the second overtime and the clinching free throws with 5.6 seconds to go in the third, allowing the Bucks to leave with a victory that he should’ve provided much sooner. Rookie Jabari Parker scored a season-high 23 points, O.J. Mayo […]

  • President Barack Obama

    President Obama signs legislation to improve safety, quality of child care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federally subsidized child care providers will now have to conduct criminal background checks on their workers under new legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama. Obama says the law will improve safety and the quality of child care, plus give working parents more peace of mind. His remarks came as he signed the bill in the Oval Office Wednesday. Obama says the law shows Democrats and Republicans can be united when it comes to kids. Lawmakers […]

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    One taken to the hospital after explosion at fuels plant in La Crosse

    LA CROSSE (AP) — Firefighters in La Crosse have contained a blaze that erupted from an explosion at a fuels plant. Officials say the explosion and fire erupted in an above-ground tank containing an unknown amount of diesel fuel and asphalt at Midwest Fuels Wednesday, November 19th about 7:00 a.m. La Crosse Fire Captain Dan Skiles says one person was transported to the hospital with an injury. He says firefighters poured foam into the tank to smother the blaze and […]

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    Lawsuit: Does Wisconsin’s open enrollment program violate disability law?

    MADISON (AP) — Three families of children with disabilities are challenging Wisconsin’s law that allows students to open enroll at schools outside their home district, saying it violates federal disability law. The families are represented by the conservative group the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. The group announced on Wednesday that it had filed the lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Madison. The lawsuit alleges that Wisconsin’s open enrollment program is unlawful because it allows schools to create […]

  • Bottle Rocket Party: Warnings: “WARNING: This kit makes use of projectiles which may be harmful if misused…. This kit must only be used under the strict supervision of adults….”, and other warnings/cautions  HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR EYE, FACE, AND OTHER IMPACT INJURIES!  W.A.T.C.H. OUT! 8-year-old children, or “rocketeers”, are advised by the manufacturer of this “party kit” that “shooting off bottle rockets is a major event.” The package comes with yellow caution tape, however required “safety goggles” are not supplied.

    Before you go Christmas shopping, check out this list of the ’10 worst toys’ for kids

    BOSTON (AP) — A consumer watchdog group has released its annual list of what it says are the 10 most unsafe toys as the holiday season approaches. World Against Toys Causing Harm listed toys including a “light up power” bow and arrow, a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher at its end, and a set of bottle rockets powered by baking soda and vinegar. The group has released a “worst toys” list for more than 30 years. It urges parents […]

  • Paul Ryan

    House chooses Paul Ryan to chair tax panel, a possible 2016 platform

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders have chosen Paul Ryan to head the powerful House Ways and Means Committee for the next two years. The new post could give the Wisconsin Republican a high-profile platform if he decides to run for president in 2016 or beyond. Ryan was the party’s vice presidential nominee two years ago. He has sidestepped questions about his plans for 2016. His new job will give him a voice on the biggest economic issues facing the […]

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    Study: Wisconsin is home to an estimated 85,000 illegal immigrants

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin is home to an estimated 85,000 people who immigrated illegally, three-fourths of them from Mexico. That’s according to a new study released Tuesday, November 18th by the Pew Research Center. It focuses on illegal immigration from 2009 to 2012. The study says illegal immigration has been largely stable nationwide since 2009. It had declined during the recession after peaking in 2007 at 12.2 million people. The study estimates 55,000 people who immigrated illegally were working in […]

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