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Revenue Department Misdirects Funds

Posted: 12/05/2006 - A state audit shows revenue officials misdirected $10 million, creating a temporary shortage in the transportation fund. The Department of Revenue incorrectly credited the special Petroleum Inspection Fund with more than the fund actually collected.

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Ranking Doesn't Reflect All of Wisconsin

Posted: 12/04/2006 - A study out of Boston College puts Wisconsin 40th nationwide in terms of its charitable giving. Break down the local numbers, though, and it's a different story.

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Salvation Army in Serious Need

Posted: 12/04/2006 - The Salvation Army and Toys for Tots drive are coming up short this holiday season, due to an unusually high amount of need in the Dane county area.

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Marine From Wisconsin Rapids Area Killed in Iraq

Updated: 12/05/2006 - A 19-year-old Marine from the tiny Wood County community of Vesper has been killed in Iraq. The Pentagon says Lance Corporal Jesse Tillery died Saturday from wounds suffered during combat in Al Anbar province.

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Doyle Says He'll Retain Chief of Staff for 2nd Term

Posted: 12/04/2006 - Governor Jim Doyle says he will retain chief of staff Susan Goodwin during his 2nd term in office. Doyle's announcement means Goodwin, an aide to Doyle since his tenure as state attorney general, will continue to be one of the most powerful figures in the Capitol.

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Capital One Bowl Interest

Posted: 12/04/2006 - More Badger fans may go to the Capital One Bowl than last year. UW's senior athletic director says interest is higher this year than in years past. He expects 15,000 to 18,000 Badger fans in Orlando.

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Prices at the Pump are Going Up

Posted: 12/04/2006 - According to AAA, a federal report says inventory of crude oil is low; holiday travel also spiked prices along with the hunting season. That leads to an increase in the demand for oil and led to an increase in oil prices.

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Group Claims Wisconsin Corporations Don't Pay Enough Income Tax

Posted: 12/04/2006 - Some of the largest, most-profitable companies in Wisconsin have not paid corporate income tax, resulting in a heavier burden on individuals. That is according to information released today by the independent, nonprofit group Institute for Wisconsin's Future.

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Christmas in Your Bathing Suit at an Indoor Water Park

Posted: 12/04/2006 - Water parks are catering to a growing trend of families vacationing over Christmas instead of staying home. Most of the 80 or so indoor water parks in the country are in the Midwest.

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Man Sought After Possible Meth Lab Found is Apprehended

Posted: 12/04/2006 - A man sought after a possible meth lab was found at Wausau is in custody. The Marathon County Sheriff's Department says 34-year-old Charles Bear was pulled over by Missouri State Troopers, and will be brought back to Wisconsin for questioning.

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Health-Care Costs to be Discussed at Farm Meeting

Posted: 12/04/2006 - Health care will be a major issue for discussion this week at the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation convention in Middleton. A recent survey done by the Farm Bureau showed 14% of Wisconsin farmers had no health insurance at all.

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Increase Reported in Teen Gambling

Posted: 12/04/2006 - The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling's executive director says there's been an increase in gambling among teenagers in recent years.

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Nuclear Emergency Exercise Scheduled Tomorrow

Posted: 12/04/2006 - More than a hundred Manitowoc County employees and volunteers are to take part tomorrow in a full-scale emergency response exercise for the Point Beach nuclear power plant.

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Wisconsin Dairy Producers Upgrade Due to Tax Incentive

Posted: 12/04/2006 - Wisconsin's dairy producers have made $500 million worth of upgrades on their farms due in part to a tax incentive the state is offering them. That's according to Jim Cisler, a dairy consultant in the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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Shop With A Cop Program A Big Success

Updated: 12/04/2006 - Shop with a cop program rewards students in Dane County for being good students with good behavior. This year's shopping spree rewarded 62 kids in the county who now have almost all of their Christmas shopping in the bag.

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Hunter's Death in Question

Updated: 12/03/2006 - The wife of a Spencer man who died while deer hunting in Taylor County said her husband's death doesn't make sense.

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More ATV Riders; Fewer Snowmobilers

Updated: 12/03/2006 - Fewer significant snowfalls in recent winters have more people buying all-terrain vehicles instead of snowmobiles.

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