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UW Professor talks Food Safety on "Dateline NBC"

Updated: 03/25/2007 - The recent pet food recall making the news has us questioning what our furry friends eat. But, last fall, after an e-coli outbreak, we were wondering what we were eating. Food safety is one UW professor's specialty and Sunday he's sharing his knowledge with a national audience.

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Financial Firms Target of Mail Threat

Updated: 03/26/2007 - A postal investigator is hoping the public has information about a person accused of sending threatening letters and inactive bombs through the mail, with targets including four financial firms in the Milwaukee area.

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Tab for Avery Trial Expected to Top $200,000

Updated: 03/25/2007 - The tab for the Steven Avery murder trial is still being calculated -- but Manitowoc County officials estimate the cost of the 5-week proceedings at $200,000 or more.

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Video Bill on Fast Track in State Legislature

Posted: 03/24/2007 - A state bill would decrease the amount of money local governments receive from cable providers. But lobbyists for AT&T say it would benefit consumers by increasing competition.

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More Than 9,000 Ducks Killed in Barn Fire

Posted: 03/24/2007 - More than 9.000 ducks died in a barn fire in Yorkville this week, with some of the birds just one day old. But it could have been worse -- an adjacent barn about 50 feet away houses between 10,000 and 15,000 ducks.

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Wisconsin House Members Split on Iraq Vote

Posted: 03/23/2007 - Wisconsin House members split on party lines on legislation to bring troops back from Iraq. All 5 Democrats supported the legislation, while the 3 Republicans opposed it.

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Langdon Neighborhood Watch Changes Patrol Hours

Updated: 03/24/2007 - UW students say they are more scared than ever before. One neighborhood watch group hopes it can help eliminate some of the fear on campus with changes to its patrol times.

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Birth Control Prices Rise For College Women

Updated: 03/24/2007 - A change in federal law has resulted in a sharp increase in the price of birth control for college women. Many UW females are looking into using their private insurance or signing up for a Medicaid waiver.

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Dispatchers, Wisconsin Ready With Mutual Disaster Aid

Posted: 03/23/2007 - Emergency dispatchers expect to sign an agreement with the state next week to create back-up teams that could relieve local communications workers in a major disaster -- or replace them if they're wiped out in a terrorist attack.

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Factory Jobs at 17-Year Low

Posted: 03/23/2007 - The number of factory jobs in Wisconsin has hit a 17-year low. The state Department of Workforce Development says Wisconsin gained 13,500 jobs between February and the previous year.

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Authorities Still Looking for Cause of Fire that Killed 3 Girls

Posted: 03/23/2007 - Authorities said it's still unclear what caused a fire that killed 3 girls yesterday. But, Sheboygan County Sheriff's Detective Corey Norlander says investigators have found that the fire started near a first floor propane furnace.

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Rodent Poison in Recalled Pet Food is Identified

Updated: 03/23/2007 - The head of the New York State Department of Agriculture says tests found rat poison in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs in the US.

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Doppelbock, Ale? Soon Maybe a Little of Both!

Updated: 03/23/2007 - A new law could allow you to sample your beer before you buy it. The bill would allow liquor and grocery stores to hold beer tastings. And if you've ever wondered just what a dobblebock or a pale ale actually is, this might be the best way to find out before you buy a six pack.

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Fort Atkinson Focuses On Environmental Awareness

Updated: 03/23/2007 - Climate scientists say global warming's on the rise. Now the city of Fort Atkinson is taking steps to fight against global warming. The city unanimously passed a resolution focused on environmental protection.

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Proposed Bill Would Allow Beer Sampling

Updated: 03/22/2007 - A bill working its way through the Capitol would allow grocery stores and liquor stores to hold beer tasting sessions in the same way they are allowed to hold wine tastings.

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