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Ethics Reform Agreement Reached At Capitol

Updated: 12/15/2006 - Gov. Doyle and Republican leaders announced they have reached an agreement on a major ethics reform package that will merge the ethics and elections board into the Government Accountability Board.

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Officials Testing For Emerald Ash Borer

Posted: 12/14/2006 - Wisconsin has more than 700 million Ash trees. And state forestry officials would like to keep it that way. That's why the state is expanding its testing for the Emerald Ash Borer.

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School Violence a Hot Topic

Posted: 12/14/2006 - School violence is taking center stage in Southern Wisconsin. The Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association held a meeting Thursday with nearly 70 safety leaders to discuss ways to prevent violence.

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Seasons Stealings:Thieves Target Laptops

Updated: 12/15/2006 - Businesses and homeowners beware - thieves are preying on the innocent and stealing the merry from Christmas. Thieves are stealing laptops and other electronics and getting away with sensitive personal data.

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Church Sales Require Tact, Creativity

Posted: 12/14/2006 - With a shortage of priests and declining attendance, Catholic leaders across the state are consolidating parishes and shedding their extra buildings.

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Ex-Deputy Accused of Trading Warrants for Sex Rejects Deal

Posted: 12/14/2006 - A former Kenosha County sheriff's deputy charged with sexual assault has rejected a plea deal and will go to trial. Investigators say Ryan Schabo overlooked the outstanding warrants of a woman he pulled over in exchange for sexual favors.

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Judge to Consider Dismissing Dassey's Statements

Posted: 12/14/2006 - An attorney for a teen accused along with his uncle of raping and killing a woman has asked a judge to dismiss statements the boy made to police about the death.

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Doyle, Legislative Leaders Have Agreement on Ethics Reform

Posted: 12/14/2006 - Legislative leaders and Governor Doyle have reached an agreement on an ethics reform package. It would merge the state Ethics and Elections boards into a new body with greater enforcement power to investigate public corruption.

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Ladysmith Man Charged in Death 30 Years Ago

Posted: 12/14/2006 - A Ladysmith man has been charged with killing a woman 30 years ago after her body was recently exhumed and her remains re-examined. A criminal complaint filed in Rusk County Circuit Court charges 63-year-old Roy Beaulieu with 2nd-degree murder in the death of Laura Bruce.

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Woman Gets 9 Months for Neglect Death of Son

Posted: 12/14/2006 - A Waupun woman gets 9 months in jail for child neglect and possession of marijuana following the death of her son. A criminal complaint says Jessica Moede told investigators she fell asleep with the infant on the couch after smoking marijuana and drinking.

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Dangerous Gas Causes Cheese Plant Evacuation

Posted: 12/14/2006 - A hazardous gas causes an evacuation of a cheese plant in New London. Employees at Saputo Cheese called the fire department about 8:30 last night after 2 cleaning chemicals were accidentally mixed together, causing a dangerous gas to be released in the plant.

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3rd Embryonic Stem Cell Company Created in Wisconsin

Posted: 12/14/2006 - Wisconsin will soon have a third embryonic stem cell company. And, it'll be the first one not associated with James Thomson, the UW Madison scientist who first isolated human embryonic stem cells in 1998.

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Reward Fund Established for Wolf Shootings

Posted: 12/14/2006 - A reward fund has been established for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for killing 9 grey wolves during the recent deer hunt in Wisconsin.

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Lack of Oversight Highlighted in Propane Explosion

Posted: 12/14/2006 - A Falk employee who carpooled with one of the workers killed in last week's explosion in Milwaukee says he hopes the tragedy will cause politicians to rethink the lack of regulated inspections of propane tanks and lines.

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Wisconsin Hunter Bags Deer With 7 Legs

Posted: 12/13/2006 - Rick Lisko hunts deer with a bow but got his most unusual one driving his truck down his mile-long driveway in southern Fond du Lac County. The young buck had nub antlers -- and 7 legs.

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Safe Ride Strapped for Cash

Updated: 12/14/2006 - UW's Safe Ride program is having trouble keeping up with demand with the combination of a rise in violence and the usually busy finals week.

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Whooping Crane `First Family' Reaches Florida

Posted: 12/13/2006 - Researchers trying to establish a second migratory flock of endangered whooping cranes in North America are celebrating after the first of the birds to be hatched in the wild successfully migrated to Florida from Wisconsin with its parents.

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Cell Phone Towers At Madison Schools

Updated: 12/14/2006 - The Madison school board is looking at the cell phone industry to help with funding. A new proposal would allow U.S. Cellular to install cell phone towers on school property.

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For Better or For Worse?

Posted: 12/13/2006 - Usually the more information you can get out to the public the better. But, a proposal by the Food and Drug Administration meant to help stop suicide is facing some opposition from the medical community.

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Accused Sex Offender In Court

Updated: 12/14/2006 - The Janesville man accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a child is now facing more charges. Jeremy Schade appeared in Rock County court today. Schade is now facing several federal counts of manufacturing child porn.

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Nuisance Ordinance a Nuisance for Landlords?

Updated: 12/14/2006 - Landlords in Janesville will have to take a more pro-active approach if their tenants get in trouble. A new city ordinance now holds them responsible for their tenants bad behavior.

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