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Wisconsin Unemployment Under 3 Percent for Sixth Month

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has been under 3 percent for the past six months, an indicator of economic health that Gov. Scott Walker has been touting on the campaign trail. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that Wisconsin’s unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in July. That is unchanged from June. The state added 9,100…read more »

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Biden Endorses Kaul in Wisconsin Attorney General Race

Former Vice President Joe Biden is endorsing Democrat Josh Kaul in Wisconsin’s attorney general race. Kaul’s campaign announced the endorsement in a news release Thursday. The news release quotes Biden saying that Kaul will fight the opioid epidemic, has spoken out about the state Department of Justice’s delays in testing unanalyzed sexual assault kits and…read more »

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Gubernatorial Air War Heating Up

The air war in Wisconsin’s governor’s race is picking up. A group backed by the Democratic Governors Association is launching a $1.8 million television ad to boost Tony Evers in his run against Republican Gov. Scott Walker. It comes as the Wisconsin Republican Party is launching a $500,000 attack ad against Evers. He won the…read more »

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National Guard Soldier Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Boy

Wausau police accuse a 28-year-old Wisconsin National Guard soldier of sexually assaulting a boy he met online.  The incident reportedly happened August 3rd at the Plaza Hotel.  Anthony McWhorter entered a not guilty plea to four felony charges in Marathon County Circuit Court Wednesday.  Investigators say he gave the 15-year-old victim an X-box and 500-dollars…read more »

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Bus Driver Comforts Child Who Had Wandered Off From Home

A bus driver took action when she saw a little girl standing in the street in a T-shirt and underwear. Diana Serrano was beginning her route for the Milwaukee County Transit System on Aug. 4 when a motorist in front of the bus stopped to help the girl and carried her to the side of…read more »

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Man Accused of Sex Trafficking in 9 States

A man accused of sex trafficking in nine states is jailed in eastern Wisconsin. Investigators say they have evidence 39-year-old Glenwood Brown was prostituting women across the country for years, including two in the Fox Valley. WLUK-TV reports Brown is scheduled to be in Outagamie County Circuit Court Thursday on two felony charges of human…read more »