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Nonprofit Group Steps up Solar Power

Posted: 11/28/2006 - One of the largest solar panels in the state is going up in Dane County. The nonprofit group, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation, hopes the new office it's building will be an example for other commercial buildings.

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6 Convicted Legislators Eligible for Health Care

Posted: 11/28/2006 - 6 Wisconsin legislators convicted of corruption are eligible for nearly $300,000 in free health care when they retire. Former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen can cash in an insurance credit worth more than $71,000.

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Judge Keeps School Shooting Suspect's School Records Sealed

Updated: 11/29/2006 - A judge has ruled that school records of a 15-year-old boy accused of gunning down his principal can not be turned over to prosecutors. The ruling comes after Eric Hainstock's attorney argued that the records are confidential.

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Authorities Recover Evidence From Lake in Homicide Case

Posted: 11/27/2006 - Police say a woman in custody in Chicago is a suspect in the murder of a man found dead in a car last week in Madison. Divers from the Dane County Sheriff's Department searched Lake Monona Sunday afternoon for evidence in the case.

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Restaurant Worker From Wisconsin Found Dead

Posted: 11/27/2006 - A Burger King employee from Wisconsin was killed and her body was found early Monday at the restaurant just south of the state line in Lindenhurst, Illinois.

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Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Resigns

Posted: 11/27/2006 - Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Jorge Gomez will be leaving the position next month to return to the private sector. Governor Jim Doyle announced the resignation Monday. The governor says a successor will be named soon.

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Cherished Calf Killed with 4 Other Buffalo in Storm

Updated: 11/28/2006 - A white buffalo calf born in August was among 5 buffalo killed by lightning at a farm near Janesville. Farmer Dave Heider says he found the animals dead, near a tree, when he went to check on them before going to work this morning.

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More Madison Water Woes

Updated: 11/27/2006 - A cancer-causing chemical has been found in a Madison drinking water well, but city officials say there is no reason to worry.

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Wal-Mart Drug Changes

Posted: 11/27/2006 - Wal-Mart is bringing its $4 prescription drug program to Wisconsin. That happens Tuesday, but due to the state's so-called "unfair sales law" 16 of the more than 300 prescriptions will not be available.

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Two Local Schools Vandalized Over the Weekend

Posted: 11/27/2006 - The investigation continues in the Town of Black Earth after 2 schools were vandalized over the weekend. The Dane County Sheriff's department investigation is ongoing after thousands of dollars worth of damage at Wisconsin Heights High and Middle Schools.

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Ringing for Pay?

Posted: 11/27/2006 - Bells and red kettles go together this time of year. But, finding volunteers to ring those bells is a challenge. So, the Salvation Army in Fond du Lac is recruiting bell ringers with cash. The question is--will this become commonplace?

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Charter Still Negotiating With NFL Network

Posted: 11/27/2006 - Cable viewers may have to travel to see the Packers-Vikings game on Dec. 21st. The game is on the NFL Network and Charter still hasn't negotiated a deal to get the network on cable.

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Family Mobilizes to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Posted: 11/27/2006 - A Cottage Grove family is mobilizing to raise money and awareness for an organization dedicated to fighting pancreatic cancer -- a deadly disease that affected a father of four children.

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Animal Rights Activists Gain Victory in Museum Controversy

Posted: 11/27/2006 - A Dane County judge has ruled in favor of animal rights activists who want to build a protest museum between two primate research labs. A judge ruled that a contract between the activists and a business owner for the purchase of property near the UW research labs is valid.

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10 Shooting Accidents, 1 Fatality During 9-day Deer Hunt

Posted: 11/27/2006 - The safety numbers are in for the 9-day deer hunt that ended Sunday. The Department of Natural Resources today says there were 10 shooting accidents and 1 fatality -- a 49-year-old Eau Claire hunter killed during a deer drive in Clark County.

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Ex-state Employee Convicted in Travel Case Reports to Prison

Posted: 11/27/2006 - A former state employee began serving her 18-month prison sentence today for steering a contract to a donor of Governor Doyle. The Federal Bureau of Prisons says Georgia Thompson is being transported to a federal facility.

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Girl Accused in Comb Stabbing in Court

Posted: 11/27/2006 - The 12-year-old girl accused of trying to kill a classmate with a metal pick comb is scheduled in Kenosha County Circuit Court today. The 7th-grader is charged with attempted homicide after stabbing another 12-year-old girl who attended Lincoln Middle School.

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Mail Order Trees Growing Business

Posted: 11/27/2006 - Mail-order Christmas tree sales are a growing business for farms in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Their customers are most likely to come from the coasts or the South.

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