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Federal appeals court deals blow to President Obama's health law

A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies. More>>

Fruit recall affecting peaches, plums sold at Walmart

Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12.
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At 101, weather observer gets special honor from National Weather Service

A retired dairy and chicken farmer on eastern Long Island has been tracking daily weather readings since Herbert Hoover was in the White House.
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Military suicides up slightly; more seek help

Preliminary Pentagon data shows that suicides among active duty military increased a bit this year compared to the same period last year, but officials say that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs. More>>

Minnesota's attorney general sues Globe University, Minn. School of Business

Minnesota's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against two colleges, accusing the schools of misleading criminal justice students about their ability to land a job in their field and about transferring credits to other institutions. More>>

Mondovi man killed in early morning motorcycle crash

On July 22, at 6:15 a.m., the Pepin County Sheriff's Department received a report of a one vehicle motorcycle crash located on County Highway H near Albany N in Pepin County.
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Girl stabbed 19 times receives anonymous Purple Heart in the mail

First she survived being stabbed 19 times. Police say it was by her 12-year-old friends.
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Rock Fest organizers and fans react to final headliner's short stay on stage Video included

Cadott (WQOW) - It may not have been caused by rain, but fans say what happened Sunday night put a damper on the final night of Rock Fest. Two songs into Sunday night's headliner and the show was over.  More>>

Angie's List: Summer pet health

Now that summer has arrived, our pets are spending more time outdoors, which can put them at risk for fleas and other harmful parasites. The good news is that pet owners can prevent these problems before they start. Your pet’s health is the focus of this Angie’s List report. More>>

Three people arrested in drug bust involving bath salts and synthetic marijuana

On July 8, 2014, the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the City of Hayward Police Department and Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigations, executed a search warrant at a residence on Kreyer Lane, Town of Hayward.
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Several inches of hail fell in Door County Monday night

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) -- It looked like winter had returned to Door County. But, the piles of white precipitation were actually hail.The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning late Monday night that included large hail. The hail wasn't that large. It was only about the size of a grape, but collectively it left a layer that looked like fresh snow in central Door County. The sheriff's department says the hail in the Town of Sevastopol was about 3 to 4 inches deep in som... More>>

Angie's List: Do I need a permit for that?

Do you need a permit to renovate your bathroom? What about to build a deck? It can be confusing for homeowners to figure out, but shouldn’t be ignored. In this Angie’s List report, how to determine if you project requires a permit and the pitfalls of not pulling one. More>>

City Council votes to postpone decision on Sustainable Bag Resolution

The Eau Claire City Council has decided to postpone a vote on a Sustainable Bag Resolution until early February. More>>

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