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Police say Student's River Death Ruled a Homicide

Posted: 11/17/2006 - The death of University of Minnesota student Chris Jenkins has been ruled a homicide. The 21-year-old Jenkins was last seen alive at the Lone Tree Bar in Minneapolis on Halloween 2002.

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Soldier From Waterford Killed in Iraq

Posted: 11/17/2006 - Another soldier from Wisconsin has been killed in Iraq. The US Army says 26-year-old Captain Rhett Schiller from Waterford died Thursday in Balad Ruz, Iraq, of injuries suffered when his unit fought with enemy forces using small arms during a combat operation.

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Craisins Popularity has Ocean Spray Expanding in Wisconsin

Posted: 11/17/2006 - Demand for Craisins -- dried, sweetened cranberries -- has Ocean Spray looking to quadruple its output and expand operations throughout the country, including Wisconsin, the nation's top producing cranberry state.

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Madison Police Say They "Gotcha Covered"

Posted: 11/17/2006 - The Madison Police Department wants you to know they "gotcha covered". The Department is teaming up with Lands Ends to hand out blankets to those in need.

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Salvation Army Launches its Red Kettle Drive

Posted: 11/17/2006 - Bells are ringing across Dane county as the Salvation Army launches its red kettle drive. The organization says it raised $1.3 million last year and is hoping to raise just under $1.5 million this holiday season.

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Finally Here

Posted: 11/17/2006 - Madison shoppers who were waiting in line for the new Play Station 3 got one that came for ... and it was a much more peaceful process than in other parts of Wisconsin.

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Turkey Fryers Fire Hazards

Posted: 11/17/2006 - If your cooking method of choice this Thanksgiving is deep-frying, Madison firefighters have a stern warning for you. Unattended cooking starts more house fires in the U.S. than anything else. A main culprit around the holidays--those popular turkey fryers.

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Suggestions Abound for New DNR Disease Strategy

Posted: 11/17/2006 - Hunters are sounding off on Friday about how to control chronic wasting disease. A state audit released this week found the state Department of Natural Resources hasn't been able to thin the deer herd in CWD zones.

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Companies, Airports Giving Away Bags to Smooth Holiday Travel

Posted: 11/17/2006 - This Thanksgiving, leftover stuffing and turkey drumsticks aren't all that will go into plastic bags. Some 25 million passengers are expected in the nation's airports during the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period, the busiest travel time of the year.

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Vang Appeals Conviction on Eve of Hunt

Posted: 11/17/2006 - The man who fatally shot 6 deer hunters in Sawyer County in 2004 is challenging his conviction on the eve of this year's gun hunt. Chai Vang has filed a hand-written petition with a state appeals court in Madison.

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Kohl's to Replace Kmart in Rhinelander

Posted: 11/17/2006 - Rhinelander's city planning commission has approved Kohl's Corporation's plans to move into the Northwoods community. The retailer will demolish the current Kmart and build a 68,000-square-foot store from the ground up.

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HIV Positive Man Faces Criminal Charges for Undisclosure

Posted: 11/17/2006 - A Racine County man is facing felony charges on accusations he had unprotected sex with men but failed to tell them he's HIV positive. 49-year-old Timothy LaGolden of Raymond is charged with two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety.

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Holiday Travelers, Hunters, Shoppers Converge on Highways

Posted: 11/17/2006 - Thanksgiving travelers, hunters and holiday shoppers will crowd Wisconsin highways during the next week. Motorist club Triple-A estimates nearly 7 million people will be traveling for Thanksgiving in the 5-state Great Lake region.

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Efforts To Decrease CWD Are Not Working

Updated: 11/17/2006 - It's been 5 years since the state first learned of CWD, a deadly deer disease, since then the state has been working to eradicate it. The state has spent $27 million to eradicate CWD and with the deer hunting season starting in just 2 days, some say Wisconsin's approach to the disease should be reevaluated.

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An Alternative to School Violence

Posted: 11/16/2006 - Alternative high schools are designed to target at risk teens before they hit their breaking points or turn to violence. We follow two local students to find out if the program is working.

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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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