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Wisconsin Rapids man gets life in 2008 homicide

Posted: 10/30/2014 - WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) -- A 55-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury convicted him of killing his daughter's ex-boyfriend.

DOJ to dispatch attorneys, agents to polls

Posted: 10/30/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen plans to dispatch state Justice Department attorneys and agents to polling sites across the state on Election Day to ensure compliance with state election laws.

US judge considers dismissing 'coordination' suit

Posted: 10/30/2014 - MILWAUKEE, Wis (AP) -- An attorney for the board that oversees Wisconsin elections has asked a federal judge to step aside in a dispute over the state's campaign coordination law.

The AG race is overshadowed, but just as heated

Posted: 10/30/2014 - The attorney general candidates Democrat Susan Happ and Republican Brad Schimel made an argument public today with Happ writing a letter first to Schimel asking him to "clean up his act" accusing him and his campaign of calling her a liar. Schimel responded backing up claims that he made saying they were true, and he stands by what he and his campaign had said.

GAB predicts election turnout over 50%

Posted: 10/30/2014 - Wisconsin election officials are predicting a little more than half of the state's voting-age population will go to the polls next week.

Two women charged in heroin death

Posted: 10/30/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Two women who police say tried to revive a man who had overdosed on heroin have been charged in his death in Dane County.

Happ, Schimel to meet for final AG debate

Posted: 10/29/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin attorney general candidates Susan Happ and Brad Schimel are set to meet for their third and final debate at the state bar's Madison headquarters.

Burke, Walker haul in big bucks as election nears

Posted: 10/28/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Newly filed reports show well-heeled donors are opening their wallets in the waning days of Wisconsin's hotly contested race for governor, cutting big checks to help both Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke.

Unions, GOP give to Wisconsin AG candidates

Updated: 10/28/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Labor unions, the state Republican Party and the state realtors association are all pumping money to Wisconsin's attorney general candidates.

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