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Holiday Lights Can Burn Hole In Wallet

Posted: 11/16/2006 - Spreading holiday cheer by lighting up your house isn't cheap. That's why more people and cities are switching to LED lights, which use 10% the electricity of standard lights.

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Woman's Body Found on Lake Superior Island

Posted: 11/16/2006 - The remains of a body found in Canadian waters near the eastern shore of Lake Superior are those of a middle-aged woman. But Ontario Provincial Police say the examination did not determine a cause of death or the woman's identity.

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Doyle Names Transition Team for Second Term

Posted: 11/16/2006 - Governor Doyle has formed a transition team to help his administration prepare for a second term in office. Doyle says Department of Revenue Secretary Michael Morgan will chair the 4-member team.

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Wisconsin Filmmakers Put Out Welcome Mat for Hollywood

Updated: 11/17/2006 - A group of Wisconsin filmmakers and lawmakers hope to lay the welcome mat out for Hollywood a little sooner. The filmmakers are pushing to have the Film Wisconsin Incentives Bill take effect as early as January of 2007 instead of 2008.

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Big Rig Safety Lesson

Posted: 11/16/2006 - The American Trucking Association is teaming up with the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association and State Patrol to remind drivers of road safety around semis.

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To Check or Carry On: Long Lines Expected

Posted: 11/16/2006 - It is the first major holiday since new rules on liquids and gels went into effect for carry-on luggage and screeners say they are still finding hundreds of items that they have to confiscate.

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Appeals Court: Trooper Can Stop Slow Driver

Secondary Roads

Posted: 11/16/2006 - An appeals court says a state trooper properly pulled over a driver for going too slow and drifting within his lane. A Grant County judge earlier ruled the trooper had no reason to stop Gay Denner a year ago because traveling below the speed limit.

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Fireworks Production Continues by Bartolotta Despite Flash Fire

Posted: 11/16/2006 - Production at a Waukesha County fireworks company continues, despite an accident that injured three men. The three were injured when a flash fire erupted on Wednesday as they made explosives for blasting rock at construction sites.

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Cranberry Supply Expected to Meet Holiday Demand

Posted: 11/16/2006 - The cranberry industry is confident it can meet demand during the busy holiday season, even though a summer hailstorm in the top producing state destroyed millions of pounds of berries.

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Man Injured in Race for Playstation Spot

Updated: 11/17/2006 - The mania over the new Playstation system is turned up a notch in West Bend on Thursday. A 19-year-old man had to be taken to the hospital after he was injured racing other customers for a chance to buy the game console, which goes on sale after midnight.

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Free Help for Soldier Smokers

Posted: 11/16/2006 - The Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line says it can help soldiers who are looking to quit smoking. The line's Operation Quit Tobacco program offers free help to soldiers who want to quit smoking.

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Former Inmate Gets Jury Trial on Prison Treatment

Posted: 11/16/2006 - A former inmate at Wisconsin's most secure prison has won a jury trial on his claim of cruel and inhumane treatment. Nathan Gillis first filed suit in 2002 claiming his constitutional rights had been violated by a guard at the Boscobel prison.

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Several Camp Out For Playstation 3

Updated: 11/16/2006 - Thousands are waiting for the new Playstation 3 to hit store shelves. The new system debuts on Friday and there's only a limited number available.

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Man Who Escaped From Protective Custody Found

Posted: 11/15/2006 - Police say the man who escaped during a transfer to the UW Hospital psychiatric unit Monday was found earlier tonight. Police say a resident walking their dog spotted Joseph Mercer.

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Deer Hunting Season Opens Saturday

Posted: 11/15/2006 - Ed Harvey of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress says hunters got some changes in the season in return for promising to trim the size of the burgeoning deer herd by shooting enough does and young bucks to check its growth.

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Hefty, Other Manufacturers Offer Free Baggies for Air Travel

Posted: 11/15/2006 - With the holiday travel season nearing, plastic bag manufacturers are coupling with airport authorities to give travelers the plastic bags they need to carry shampoos and other liquid items on airplanes.

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School Safety Then and Now

Updated: 11/15/2006 - School safety measures are in place all over sourthern Wisconsin, no matter how big the district. It's a much different approach than what districts did 20 or 30 years ago, and for at least one high school, it starts in the classroom.

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Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Part D Starts

Posted: 11/15/2006 - From now until the end of the year people who use the federal government's prescription drug program can change plans. The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups says even if your current plan is working it doesn't hurt to look around.

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Wal-Mart Expands in Janesville

Posted: 11/15/2006 - The world's largest retailer opens new doors in Janesville, but not without controversy.

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