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Rockin' For Reja

Updated: 11/11/2006 - A healthy newborn baby is all most parents hope for. But for one Dane county couple, their healthy newborn started getting sick. She was diagnosed with biliary atresia. Now hundreds of their friends, as well as some strangers, have come together to raise money and hope for one little girl.

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Standing in Support of Veterans

Updated: 11/11/2006 - On Saturday, veterans of all wars honored the men and women who carry out their military duties without question, including those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The holiday fell on the same week the White House questioned its direction in the War in Iraq, by welcoming a new Secretary of Defense.

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Ceremony Salutes Area Veterans

Posted: 11/10/2006 - A ceremony was held at Portage High School saluting area veterans. Students learned the history behind the pledge of allegiance, watched a video tribute, and got the chance to see a simulation of a military funeral.

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First Snow Storm of the Season

Posted: 11/10/2006 - Several inches of snow hit Southern Wisconsin, causing several roll overs and crashes. It is the first big snow fall of the year and many people say they are not ready.

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Challenges to the New Marriage Amendment

Posted: 11/10/2006 - It's the first of what could be a number of challenges to the new Marriage Amendment that passed in Wisconsin Tuesday. A Middleton legislator says he'll propose a constitutional amendment to ban discrimination in our state.

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Kaufert Will Compete for Assembly Speaker

Posted: 11/10/2006 - Representative Dean Kaufert said Friday he wants to be speaker of the Republican-held Assembly. Current Majority Leader Mike Huebsch has been the presumed choice for Assembly speaker when Republicans choose their leaders Tuesday.

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UW Leaders Giddy Over Tuesday's Election Results

Posted: 11/10/2006 - Leaders of the UW System say they're thrilled with the results of this week's election. After clashing with a Republican-controlled Legislature for years, UW leaders say they're happy with the prospect of working with a Democratic-led Senate.

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Andy Griffith Sues Former Wisconsin Sheriff's Candidate

Posted: 11/10/2006 - A Grant County man who changed his name to Andy Griffith to run for sheriff is being sued by the television actor. A suit filed in federal court says the former William Harold Fenrick changed his name to get more votes and asks the court to order him to change it back.

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Miller Says its OK to Drink a Cheap Beer

Posted: 11/10/2006 - A new ad campaign by Miller Brewing Company embraces Miller High Life's emphasis on value, saying it's OK to savor a lower priced brew.

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Schools Share Their Holidays Early

Posted: 11/10/2006 - Area schools are jumping on board full speed ahead to contribute to the Share Your Holidays campaign. Verona High School kicked off its collection drive a week ago.

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Squad Car Involved in Hit-and-Run

Posted: 11/10/2006 - Police say a drunk driver slammed his vehicle into a sheriff deputy's squad car early Friday morning in Fitchburg.

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Warm Fall Day Turns into Frozen Nightmare

Posted: 11/10/2006 - While snow has replaced summer-like temperatures in western Wisconsin, it's nothing like what happened 66 years ago. A warm fall day turned into a frozen nightmare November 11th of 1940.

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Adoptive Couple Charged with Abuse, Neglect

Posted: 11/10/2006 - A Wausau couple is charged with physically and mentally abusing two boys they adopted. The boys are ages 11 and 13. The two are charged with physical abuse of a child, mental harm to a child, neglect and reckless endangerment.

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3 Inches of Snow Hits Western Wisconsin

Posted: 11/10/2006 - Blowing leaves are buried under 3 inches of snow in Eau Claire. State Patrol Lieutenant Jeff Lorentz says it's making Interstate 94 snow-covered and slippery in the first significant snowfall of the season.

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Alderman Wants to Close Crime-Ridden Family Pizza Place

Posted: 11/10/2006 - A Milwaukee alderman wants to close a pizza place with kids' arcade games because it's become a target for crime. Alderman Tony Zielinski says the southside Chuck E-Cheese is a ``threat to the health, safety and welfare of the community.''

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Local Schools Target Football Violence "Whistle Blower"

Posted: 11/09/2006 - From a near riot on the field at a college game in Florida, to a California coach who charges an official, unsportsmanlike conduct seems to be a growing trend nationwide. One local referee says it's happening here too.

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Plan B Drug Offered At Local Pharmacies

Updated: 11/10/2006 - The morning after pill is now being offered at local pharmacies. The FDA announced it would allow the drug to be sold over the counter in August.

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Mercury Marine Lays Off 100 at Fond du Lac Site

Posted: 11/09/2006 - The largest employer in Fond du Lac County just got a little smaller. About 100 employees at Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac were laid off on Thursday. That represents about 3% of the work force.

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One of Two Formerly Conjoined Twins Released

Posted: 11/09/2006 - One of the two formerly conjoined twins from Wisconsin was discharged from the hospital on Thursday. The boys were born May 10th joined at the lower back and with conjoined spinal cords. Their parents are from Sheboygan.

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Seasonal Employment Forecast is Down

Posted: 11/09/2006 - The Dane County Job Center is estimating about a thousand fewer jobs in Dane, Iowa and Columbia counties. Even with the expected cut in holiday jobs some local retailers are having trouble hiring seasonal employees.

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