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    Illinois man killed after tire flies through windshield near Madison’s Beltline

    MADISON (AP) — A passenger in a car was killed after a tire flew off an oncoming vehicle and through the windshield of the victim’s car on the interstate in Dane County. The State Patrol says the fatal accident happened shortly after 1 a.m. Monday, September 29th on Interstate 39/90 near Madison’s Beltline interchange. The driver of the car hit by the tire lost control of the vehicle and slid into a concrete barrier. The victim, a 55-year-old Lombard, Illinois, […]

  • Michelle Obama campaigns for Mary Burke

    “I’m so excited to be in Milwaukee:” First lady Michelle Obama campaigns for Mary Burke

    MILWAUKEE (WITI/AP) — Monday, September 29th was a big day for politics in Wisconsin. Folks lined up in downtown Milwaukee to hear first lady Michelle Obama speak. The first lady was in town campaigning for Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke. She spoke to a huge crowd at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. The first lady was campaigning in Milwaukee for Mary Burke, the first woman ever to be nominated by a major party for governor in Wisconsin. Right now, […]

  • Cassie Nygren

    Daughter of Wisconsin lawmaker faces new criminal charges, accused of possessing narcotics

    GREEN BAY (AP) — The daughter of a Wisconsin lawmaker faces new criminal charges accusing her of possessing narcotics. Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Nygren of Marinette appeared in Brown County court on Monday, September 29th after being arrested Friday morning. A report by Press-Gazette Media said Nygren faces two counts of possession of narcotic drugs and one count of possessing an illegally obtained prescription. Nygren’s struggle with heroin has made her a face of recovery and prompted her father, Republican state Rep. […]

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    Did Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown “rough up” another suspect? Grand jury reviewing case

    CLAYTON, MO. (AP) –  A St. Louis County grand jury will review another case involving the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old. A judge approved the request by county prosecutors Monday, September 29th in a case involving a drug suspect arrested in 2013 by officer Darren Wilson. The man’s attorney wants the drug distribution charge dismissed because he doesn’t expect Wilson, who did not attend the hearing, to show up in court. Wilson received a Ferguson City […]

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    Naked man, yes naked, walks into Wisconsin Capitol

    MADISON (AP) — State officials are looking into how a naked man found his way into the Wisconsin state Capitol’s rotunda. The man appeared in the rotunda around 4 p.m. Monday au natural and began shouting at the top of his lungs. It was unclear what he was saying. A Capitol Police officer quickly led him away. Stephanie Marquis is a spokeswoman for the state Department of Administration, which oversees the Capitol Police. She had no immediate comment.

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    Death toll from GM ignition switches now at 23

    DETROIT (AP) — At least 23 people have died and 16 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals in an Internet posting Monday. Feinberg says he has received 153 death claims since August. Of those, 23 have been deemed eligible for compensation payments, up from 21 last week. Sixteen of the 714 injury claimants have also received compensation. […]

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    Wisconsin Club for Growth Director asks “John Doe” D.A. John Chisholm to investigate himself

    MADISON (AP) — The director of a conservative group wants a prosecutor investigating whether right-leaning organizations illegally coordinated with Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign to ask a judge to appoint a special investigator to look into whether the probe is political. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm helped start the so-called John Doe investigation in 2012, looking for evidence conservative groups, including Wisconsin Club for Growth, illegally coordinated with Walker’s recall campaign in 2011 and 2012. Wisconsin Club for Growth Director […]

  • Double homicide investigated in Berlin, Wis.

    THE LATEST: Man questioned for double homicide in Berlin, Wis. released

    BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — Green Lake County’s top prosecutor says the man being questioned about two deaths in Berlin has been released. Police have described the deaths of Melissa Tuinstra and Justin Daniels as a double homicide. They were found slain late Saturday. The crime resulted in an Amber Alert for Tuinstra’s 8-year-old daughter who was found safe Sunday with relatives in a nearby community. The Amber Alert also named the man who was brought in for questioning as a […]

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    Wisconsin’s cranberry crop: Tops in nation for 20th straight year

    WISCONSIN RAPIDS (AP) — Growers expect Wisconsin will lead the nation as the top cranberry producer for the 20th consecutive year. The harvest is underway in the Badger State where about 5.3 million barrels of cranberries are expected to be produced this year. Each barrel contains about 100 pounds of cranberries. The 2014 crop estimate is down from 2013 when a record 5.8 million barrels of cranberries were produced. Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association president Tom Lochner tells Wisconsin Public […]

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    “He was very attentive, responsive:” Roger Goodell visits National Domestic Violence hotline

    AUSTIN, Texas (WITI/AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took some time off from a big weekend of football to visit the headquarters of the National Domestic Violence hotline in Texas. Goodell and several league officials walked into the Austin office about 7:15 p.m. Saturday, September 27th for what was expected to be a private two-hour meeting. He and the league have been heavily criticized for how they handled the recent suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who punched […]

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    Police: 18-year-old is dead after suffering severe injuries while apparently “car surfing”

    LA CROSSE (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old is dead after he suffered severe injuries while apparently “car surfing” in La Crosse. Police say Quacheenu Zach Vang of Holmen died early Sunday, September 28th at Gunderson Health System. Police say that Vang was injured sometime between midnight and 2 a.m. Sunday and was later brought to the hospital by family members. Authorities were initially told that Vang was assaulted by several people at Holmen High School, but his injuries at […]

  • Jennifer Lopez & Leah Remini (Photo Courtesy Instagram)

    SUV carrying Leah Remini, Jennifer Lopez & her two kids rear-ended by suspected drunk driver

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an SUV carrying actress Leah Remini and singer Jennifer Lopez and her two kids, was rear-ended by a suspected drunken driver who then fled the scene. Los Angeles county Sheriff’s Sgt. Philip Brooks says Remini was driving Lopez’s SUV at about 8 p.m. Saturday and stopped at a traffic light near the 22700 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Their vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck. No one was injured. The drivers […]

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