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Academics in UW system get $17.3M in overage pay

Posted: 12:30 PM - GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Academic staff in the University of Wisconsin system received a total of $17.3 million in extra duty pay last year, after lawmakers lifted a limit on academic overtime.

Marquette approves of partnerships in tax dispute

Posted: 11/26/2014 - MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) -- Marquette officials have approved partnering with other entities to challenge a utility company's request to reduce the official value of a power plant property for tax purposes.

USDA buying cranberries due to oversupply

Posted: 11/26/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- An oversupply of cranberries from record harvests in Wisconsin and Canada has prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to buy up to 68 million pounds of berries.

Man sues police over Facebook arrest

Posted: 11/25/2014 - A man who was arrested after he posted Facebook comments calling a southern Wisconsin police department racist has filed a federal lawsuit alleging one of the agency's officers violated his constitutional rights.

NBA commissioner meets with Bucks investors

Posted: 11/25/2014 - MILWAUKEE (AP) -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is in Milwaukee to meet with Milwaukee Bucks investors and talk with young professionals involved in start-up companies.

Sheriff: Officer involved in fatal Wisconsin crash

Posted: 11/25/2014 - ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a squad car from an American Indian band police department in north Wisconsin has crashed head-one with another vehicle and killed a passenger.

70,000 more pages of Walker documents coming

Posted: 11/25/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Nearly 70,000 pages of emails and attachments collected during the first John Doe investigation into former aides and associates of Gov. Scott Walker during his time as Milwaukee County executive are being released.

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