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AG: DNA Backlog Will Double Before It Gets Smaller

Posted: 02/07/2007 - From the minute a crime is committed, to the final judgment in the courtroom, DNA evidence can be the key to an arrest and conviction. But Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the backlog at the state crime lab will likely get worse before it gets better.

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Smoking Ban: Latest Comments Leave Door Open for Tavern Exemption

Updated: 02/08/2007 - Governor Doyle has proposed making Wisconsin one of just nine states to ban smoking in all restaurants, bars and workplaces. Yet, in a statement he made Tuesday, it appears he is not ruling out a possible exemption for taverns.

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Fatal Hit and Run on Femrite Dr. in Dane County

Posted: 02/07/2007 - A bicyclist is struck and killed in Dane County. Sheriff's deputies say 53-year-old Dale Connors was found injured and lying in the road in the Town of Bloomington shortly before 8:00 last night.

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19 Jurors Picked so Far for Avery Trial

Posted: 02/07/2007 - Attorneys are making slow progress in choosing jurors for the Steven Avery's murder trial. 3 more potential jurors have been chosen so far today.

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Neenah Area Soldier Laid to Rest

Posted: 02/07/2007 - Hundreds of people packed a Menasha church last night to pay tribute to a Wisconsin soldier killed in Taji, Iraq last week.

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Lawsuit in Fatal Falk Explosion Pending

Posted: 02/07/2007 - A lawsuit by the families of 3 workers killed in an explosion at the Falk plant in Milwaukee is expected to be filed today.

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Congressman, Humane Society Spar Over Animal Fighting Bill

Posted: 02/06/2007 - The Humane Society of the United States cleared an early hurdle today on legislation aimed at curtailing dogfights and cockfights ... but not before a tiff between the group's president and his onetime Republican adversary.

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Harley-Davidson, Union Leaders Meet

Posted: 02/06/2007 - Company officials from Harley-Davidson and union leaders met today to try to resolve the strike at the company's largest factory in York. But it's unclear if anything was resolved from today's session.

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Judge Rules That Priest Files in Milwaukee Must be Released

Posted: 02/06/2007 - A judge in Los Angeles ordered today that the Roman Catholic Church release insurance records and confidential files related to a notorious priest who had been convicted of molestation before being transferred to California.

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Call Congestion

Posted: 02/06/2007 - First, the bitter cold. Then, the snow. Old Man Winter delivers a double-punch to south central Wisconsin. AAA Wisconsin says roadside assistance is its specialty. But, the agency is having trouble keeping up with all the calls.

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Doyle Says Democrats Should Reject Limit on His Veto Power

Posted: 02/06/2007 - Governor Doyle says Democrats who control the state Senate should reject an attempt to limit his veto power. The Republican-controlled Assembly approved a constitutional amendment last week that would take away Wisconsin governors' partial veto power in budget bills.

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Pellet Plant Fire Injures Two Workers

Updated: 02/07/2007 - Police in the Village of Monticello say an explosion overnight at Risley Pellet Solutions on the east side of town injured two workers.

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Jury Selection Resumes for Steven Avery Murder Trial

Posted: 02/06/2007 - Jury selection has resumed today in the murder trial of Steven Avery. He and his teenage nephew are accused of killing 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach near their family's salvage yard in rural Manitowoc County.

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Two Girls Who Died in Late-Night House Fire Were Home Alone

Updated: 02/07/2007 - Investigators in Shawano County say two girls who died in a house fire last night were home unattended at the time. Deputies say 11-year-old Maria Garcia-Case and her 10-year-old sister Jacqueline were apparently alone when the fire broke out shortly before midnight.

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Police Arrest Man Who Gets Day Spa Services, Skips Out

Posted: 02/06/2007 - Police say they've caught up with the spa bandit. The man accused of failing to pay for massages and other spa treatments in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois is behind bars.

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Doyle Says He's Open to Exempting Taverns From Smoking Ban

Posted: 02/06/2007 - Governor Doyle appears to be opening the door to exempting taverns from his proposed anti-smoking ban. Doyle was asked today whether he would support removing taverns and bars from his proposed smoking ban affecting all work places in the state.

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