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Key witness in baby Bill Thao killing flops story on witness stand 12/2/2015 2:37 am UTC
A key state witness against the man charged with killing a 13-month-old child while shooting up a house “like Swiss cheese” tried Tuesday to deny detailed statements about the crime he made to dete
What are the odds of $50 lottery ticket causing such a flap? 12/2/2015 2:32 am UTC
Milwaukee’s Celeste Davis spent $5 on a ticket that appears to be a $50 winner, but the ticket never paid out, despite extraordinary efforts by Wisconsin Lottery staff to validate it.
U.S. special ops to fight in Iraq 12/2/2015 2:28 am UTC
The Pentagon plans to deploy about 200 more special operations troops to Iraq and has stepped up airstrikes in an effort to break a military stalemate with Islamic State, Defense Secretary Ashton C
GOP bill would block state money for Milwaukee streetcar 12/1/2015 7:03 pm UTC
Republican state lawmakers are circulating a bill that would block state transportation money from being used to operate the Milwaukee streetcar.
GOP bills would limit government regulation of private property 12/1/2015 3:41 pm UTC
The draft measures would make it easier to develop dry lake beds, lessen the regulation of certain ditches and make it easier to learn of actions that could affect properties.
Obama: Climate pact an 'act of defiance' after Paris attacks 12/1/2015 4:16 am UTC
Pushing for a powerful climate deal, the president said the global talks opening Monday outside Paris prove the world stands undeterred by Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe and beyond.
Retailers ride Cyber Monday wave 12/1/2015 4:15 am UTC
Retailers are rolling out online deals on so-called Cyber Monday, and many of those deals have proved to be too good to pass up for consumers.
Prosecutors say drug retribution led to shots that killed toddler 12/1/2015 2:49 am UTC
Darmequaye Cohill thought he was targeting the house of a rival drug dealer when his group riddled a house with 13-month-old Bill Thao inside with bullets.
GOP senator from targeted district won't seek re-election 12/1/2015 2:48 am UTC
State Sen. Rick Gudex announced Monday he would not seek re-election after just one term, creating an open contest for what is expected to be the most-watched legislative race of next year.
Did you leave your Berliner in your Rumpelkammer? 12/1/2015 12:26 am UTC
A half-century after scholars at the University of Wisconsin-Madison launched the Dictionary of American Regional English, also known as DARE, researchers have revisited their landmark survey, thou
Ex-Sen. Tim Cullen hits Scott Walker, fellow Democrats on Act 10 maneuvering 12/1/2015 12:06 am UTC
In a book out next month, former Sen. Tim Cullen writes most of his Democratic colleagues in 2011 were unwilling to take a deal that would have softened Act 10’s effects.
Tenure policies violate standards, UW faculty leaders warn 11/30/2015 3:59 pm UTC
New tenure policies under consideration for faculty members across the University of Wisconsin System fail to meet professional standards for academia and jeopardize the system’s reputation, accord
PolitiFact: Five years, 1,000 factchecks, one story looking back at it all 11/30/2015 11:00 am UTC
A trip through the archive reflects a turbulent time in Wisconsin politics —and gives a peek into the future.
Investor sues Will Allen's Milwaukee venture as for-profit urban farm sprouts weeds 11/29/2015 11:11 pm UTC
A Racine County woman claims she was misled into investing $200,000 in the aquaponics farm led by Allen, founder of the heralded nonprofit Growing Power.
Chris Larson campaign manager quits weeks into bid for county executive 11/29/2015 9:51 pm UTC
News of the campaign manager’s departure comes as the state senator struggles to counter the expensive re-election effort mounted by Chris Abele.
Syrian refugee crisis hits close to home for Menomonee Falls man who escaped Nazis, Holocaust 11/29/2015 8:17 pm UTC
Phil Freund survived a refugee crisis at the beginning of World War II. Even for him, there are no easy answers to today’s refugee crisis.
Reporters discuss spending the holidays with troops in Iraq, Afghanistan; holiday shopping season 11/29/2015 7:37 pm UTC
What's it like spending the holidays with troops in Iraq and Afghanistan? Reporter Meg Jones talked to us about her experiences. Plus retail reporter Paul Gores gave us the scoop on the holiday sh
Koch brothers' Libre Initiative to target Wisconsin Latinos 11/29/2015 4:59 pm UTC
A multimillion-dollar effort aimed at winning over Latinos funded by conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is looking to expand in Wisconsin.
Woman is now patient of onetime toddler she nursed to health 11/29/2015 2:36 am UTC
Lynn Bartos felt there was something familiar about the nurse administering her IV treatment at Froedtert. The nurse, Nicole Krahn, sensed it, too.



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