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  • Wrenching testimony at hearing on drunk driving bills March 23, 2017
    Bills to toughen the penalties for driving drunk in Wisconsin received a public hearing at the Capitol on Thursday. The three measures, from Representative Jim Ott, set a minimum five year sentence for drunk driving homicides, raise minimum incarceration for fifth and sixth offenses from six months to 18 months, and prohibit all offenders from […]
  • Victims of Marathon County shootings identified March 23, 2017
    The four people killed by a gunman Wednesday in the Wausau area have now been identified. The state Department of Justice confirmed Everest Metro Police Department Officer Jason Weiland, a 15-year veteran of the department, was among those killed while responding to shootings reported at a bank and law office in Weston and the nearby […]
  • Kunin leaving Wisconsin for the pro’s (AUDIO) March 23, 2017
    Wisconsin hockey captain Luke Kunin will bypass his final two years of eligibility after signing a three-year entry level contract with the Minnesota Wild. The 19-year-old forward was the 15th overall pick in last year’s NHL Draft. In two seasons with the Badgers, Kunin scored 41 goals and 70 points in 69 games.  Coach Tony […]
  • DT Francois signs one-year deal with Packers March 23, 2017
    Free agent defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois has signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Green Bay Packers today.  The deal was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Packers were looking for depth on the defensive line after Letroy Guion was hit with a four-game suspension to start the season for violating the […]
  • German candy maker opening Wisconsin plant March 23, 2017
    A company best known for its gummy bear candies is opening its first North American manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. Germany-based candy maker HARIBO on Thursday announced plans to build a $242 million facility in Pleasant Prairie, which will initially create 400 jobs. During a press conference, Governor Scott Walker said the company chose Wisconsin after […]