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    Absentee voting up in Wisconsin, why it could help Gov. Walker

    MADISON (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke say turnout will be the key to victory in Tuesday’s election. It looks like they’ll get it. According to state election officials, voters had cast 240,308 absentee ballots by mail or in person as of Friday morning with 22,462 ballots still outstanding. That compares with 230,744 absentee ballots in the November 2010 election which saw Walker defeat Democrat Tom Barrett. University of Wisconsin-Madison political scientist Ken Mayer says […]

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    Humane Society: Neglected dogs weren’t abandoned in dumpster as the man who delivered them claimed

    BEAVER DAM (AP/WITI) — The Dodge County Humane Society says two neglected dogs brought to the shelter weren’t abandoned in a dumpster as the man who delivered them had claimed. Humane Society President Ryan Vossekuil says when police investigated the case of possible animal neglect, they found the man wasn’t telling the truth. He had claimed he found the small dogs in a dumpster behind a Beaver Dam grocery store earlier this week. Vossekuil says the man later told police […]

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    San Francisco Giants clinch World Series championship with 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals in Game 7

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons. With both starters chased early, this became a matchup of bullpens. And no one stood taller than the 6-foot-5 Bumgarner, who added to his postseason legacy with a third victory this Series. After Gregor Blanco misplayed Alex Gordon’s drive […]

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    Bucks blow big lead, lose opener in Charlotte 108-106 in OT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker made a 21-footer from the top of the key with five seconds left in overtime to lift Charlotte to a 108-106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, providing a winning conclusion for fans celebrating the return of the Hornets name after a 12-year absence. Walker finished with 26 points, including a tying 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left in regulation as the Hornets erased a 24-point third-quarter deficit. Marvin Williams had 19 points, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist […]

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    Cody Cousins, convicted of killing Andrew Boldt at Purdue University, found dead in prison

    MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP/WITI) — State correction officials say an Indiana man who fatally stabbed and shot a fellow Purdue University student earlier this year has been found dead in his prison cell. The Indiana Department of Correction released a statement Wednesday, October 29th saying 24-year-old Cody Cousins was pronounced dead from an apparent suicide about 30 minutes after he was found unresponsive Tuesday night at the Indiana State Prison. The department says Cousins suffered self-inflicted lacerations to his neck and […]

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    Woodman’s announces it is suing Clorox…but why?

    MADISON (AP) — The Woodman’s grocery store chain is suing Clorox Corp., alleging price discrimination. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Madison, Woodman’s says Clorox will only make large packs of products available to warehouse clubs, including Costco and Sam’s Club. The Janesville-based Woodman’s says that’s a violation of federal law which prohibits anti-competitive practices, including price discrimination. The State Journal reports the lawsuit says Clorox told Woodman’s it was changing its marketing strategy and creating the “right […]

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    12 Democratic lawmakers asking for audit of Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare due to backlog

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Twelve Democratic state legislators are asking for an audit of the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare because of a large backlog of unresolved child abuse and neglect cases. Rep. LaTonya Johnson is among the Milwaukee area lawmakers who say the backlog is putting thousands of children at risk. Johnson says the death of a six-year-old autistic boy is a case in point. Raul Espinoza was killed last spring when he ran out of his house in Milwaukee […]

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    Ford Motor Company recalls 205,000 SUVs for fuel tank leaks

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford says it’s recalling about 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states and parts of Canada to fix gas tanks that can rust, leak and cause a fire. The recall affects Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years. The company says it traced the problem to rust under some mounting brackets. Ford says it knows of one fire due to the problem, but no crashes or injuries. The SUVs are being recalled […]

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    Game 7 Wednesday night! Kansas City Royals rout San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series. Pitching with the initials of late St. Louis outfielder Oscar Taveras on his cap, 23-year-old rookie Yordano Ventura allowed three hits over seven innings for his first Series win. Jeremy Guthrie starts […]

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    Woman dressed as ‘Hello Kitty’ arrested on drunken driving charge

    GORHAM, Maine (AP) — Police say a Maine woman who was pulled over while wearing a Hello Kitty costume was arrested on a drunken driving charge. Gorham police say officers stopped 37-year-old Carrie Gipson, of Westbrook, at about 2 a.m. Sunday because she driving in the wrong lane. They say she refused to take a breath test and was arrested for operating under the influence. She was taken to the Cumberland County jail. Her police mugshot shows her wearing a […]

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    Elections board won’t change voting age policy despite student’s petition

    MADISON (AP) — The Wisconsin state elections board has decided not to change its policy about when a voter turns 18 and is eligible to vote. The Government Accountability Board was asked by Grafton High School student Zachary Ziolkowski to vote in the Nov. 4 election, arguing that he is eligible because his 18th birthday is on Nov. 5. His father Tim Ziolkowski, an attorney, argued Tuesday that he actually turns 18 on Nov. 4 and on his birthday he […]

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    Golf-ball sized hail storm causes minor damage in parts of northern Wisconsin

    PESHTIGO (AP) — A fall storm pounded parts of northern Wisconsin with golf ball-sized hail. Peshtigo and Oconto Falls are among communities hit overnight. Residents say the hail was brief, about 5 to 10 minutes that some described as “roaring” sound. No major damage was reported. Some citizens said skylights in their houses were cracked.


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