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GOP Lawmaker: Support ‘Unanimous’ for Pre-Existing Coverage

A Republican leader in the Wisconsin Senate says support is “unanimous” among GOP senators for guaranteeing that people with pre-existing health conditions have access to health insurance. Sen. Alberta Darling expressed confidence Tuesday after Senate Republican Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald last week seesawed on whether there votes for the idea. Fitzgerald last week initially said…read more »

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SWAT Team Called In To Resolve Weekend Waukesha Standoff

People living nearby say their lives were disrupted Sunday night by a standoff at a home which lasted for two hours.  An armed suspect refused to come out.  People had been called about a battered woman and when officers tried to take the suspect into custody, he barricaded himself in the home.  The deployment of…read more »

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Students Line Up For Early Voting

History suggests young voters don’t go to the polls and cast their ballots, but that may be changing.  Dozens of students voted early Monday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Advocates of early voting were urging students to cast a ballot on the East Campus Mall.  This is called VoteFest Week on hundreds of college campuses…read more »

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Defense Points Blame for Toddler Death Elsewhere

A defense attorney for a Wisconsin woman accused of killing her young stepson is attempting to pin blame for the child’s death on the boy’s father. Thirty-year-old Ellen Tran is on trial in Oneida County for first-degree reckless homicide. Twenty-month-old Avery Edwards died in April 2017 while he was in the care of Tran and…read more »

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Volunteers Needed To Help in Search for Missing 13 Year Old Girl

Authorities are hoping for as many as 2,000 volunteers to help in the search for a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl missing since her parents were killed in their home. Investigators believe Jayme Closs was taken from her home near Barron on Oct. 15. Her parents had been shot to death. Tips led authorities to call for…read more »

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Women Killed in Friday Crash Was from Milton

The Rock County Medical Examiner’s department released the name of the woman who died in a two-vehicle crash last Friday. 74 year old Merilyn Mitchell of Milton was pronounced dead shortly after she arrived at a local hospital. The incident happened in Janesville at Milton Avenue and Refset Drive at around 11:44 a.m. Preliminary results…read more »