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Wis. DOJ Investigating Police Shooting In Menasha

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is leading an investigation into a fatal police shooting in Menasha.  Authorities said officers from Neenah and Menasha were serving a search warrant in an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation on Tuesday afternoon.  Police said the subject of the investigation confronted officers with a knife and was shot by a…

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Wis. Assembly Passed Budget, Sent It To Senate

The Wisconsin Assembly passed the state budget yesterday.  The two-year spending plan approved now heads to the Senate, which is scheduled to give it final approval today.  It then would go to Governor Tony Evers, who has not said whether he will sign the plan or veto it.  He could also make changes with his…

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New Law Removes Tax Benefit For Companies That Move Out Of State

Governor Tony Evers signed into law a bill that eliminates a tax benefit for companies that move out of Wisconsin.  The measure he signed Monday targets tax deductions businesses claim when they move. Under previous law, a business may deduct from its income or tax liability all expenses paid to move from one location to…

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New Law Allows Larger Quantity of Hard Liquor Sales

Governor Tony Evers signed into law a measure supported by mega-liquor store “Total Wine & More” that allows for larger quantities of liquor to be sold at a single transaction at certain stores.  The measure Evers signed Monday pertains to liquor stores and other places that sell alcohol for consumption off premises, but that also…

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Reward Increased For Arrest & Conviction Of Killer Of Police Officer

The reward amount has been increased for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed an off-duty police officer.  Authorities are offering more than $75,000 as of Monday for any tips leading to the capture and conviction of the suspect who killed Racine police officer John Hetland.  Hetland was off-duty when…

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I-94 In Racine Co. Open After Fiery, Fatal Crash

All lanes of Interstate 94 in Racine County are open today following a fiery, fatal crash involving two semis and several other vehicles yesterday.  The Racine County Sheriff’s Office said the northbound lanes reopened early Thursday morning after repairs were made to the roadway.  The two semis exploded into flames near Mount Pleasant on Wednesday…

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Officers Identified In Wood Co. Fatal Shooting

The officers involved in a fatal shooting in Wood County have been identified.  Police said Wood County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Dean shot and killed 32-year-old Logan Johnsrud of Marshfield.  Dean has six years of service with the department.  Police said they were called to the home on State Highway 186 in Arpin for a welfare…

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Wis. Assemble Passed Several Bills

The Wisconsin Assembly passed several bills yesterday.  It passed a bill that would limit the regulation of 5G, or “small cell,” technology; that bill, having previously been passed by the Senate, was sent to Governor Evers.  The proposal creates a statewide regulatory framework for the 5G technology, including provisions about where the small wireless facilities…

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1 Dead, 2 Injured In Wood Co. Welfare Check

One person is dead after a welfare check on Tuesday lead to a deputy being shot in Wood County.  According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, police were called to a welfare check on State Highway 186 in Arpin.  While there, the subject allegedly got a knife.  A struggle ensued, and the person was shot…

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Former Winter, Wis. Priest Guilty Of Child Sexual Assault

A former priest in Winter, Wisconsin is guilty of sexual assault against a child.  Records show a judge in Sawyer County found Thomas Ericksen guilty during a plea hearing Tuesday.  The 71-year-old was accused of sexually assaulting children while serving as a priest in Winter decades ago.  He requested not to have a jury trial…

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