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Democrats hope surprise election win in western WI can have ripple effect nationwide Video included

Scott Walker, who is up for re-election to a third term in November, took note, posting on Twitter minutes after Patty Schachtner's win calling it a "wake up call for Republicans in Wisconsin."


UPDATE: Police release name of child killed in St. Croix County house fire Video included

The medical examiner said the cause of death was likely carbon monoxide poisoning from breathing in smoke during the fire. 


Rusk Co. man charged with sexual assault of a child

A Rusk County man has been charged with a felony in Chippewa County, after sexually assaulting a young girl.


Altoona green lights officer health program Video included

The Altoona City Council approved a plan to make the city's officers healthier.  


Altoona City Council approves charging non-taxpayers for big fire calls Video included

Emergency calls in Altoona could come with a bill for those who live outside of the city.


Community discusses Appleton North slavery essay considered offensive

An assignment about slavery given to students at Appleton North High School was considered offensive by students, parents, and the district.


UPDATE: Counselors and administrators meet with Thorp students, while teacher waits to learn fate Video included


As of now, police don't expect any charges being filed against math and physics teacher Mark Wenta, but the school board is looking into whether he was in direct violation of the employee handbook.


WI radio station hosts domestic abuse forum

Wisconsin radio station, WHBY radio, held a domestic violence forum over the airwaves, giving survivors a chance to share their stories.


Meteor spotted across Great Lakes region Video included

There were multiple reports of a meteor spotted over Wisconsin and Michigan on Tuesday evening.


Children held captive by own parents in Southern California Video included

A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family’s home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.


Police won't seek charges against man in package investigation

Appleton Police will not request charges against a man who left two packages outside the Appleton Post Office that prompted a bomb squad response.


Fall Creek School Board approves $12.4 million referendum question Video included

Residents in Fall Creek will decide in April whether or not to fund upgrades for their schools.


Man arrested in Racine Co. after threatening bus passengers with gun

Authorities arrested a man aboard a Greyhound bus after a police chase that began when a passenger called to say a man claiming to have a gun was threatening to kill people.


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