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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Labor Day will be a day to be on the road

According to Triple-A, over 700-thousand Wisconsinites are hitting the road this Labor Day. Spokeswoman Pam Moen says that’s a three-and-a-half percent increase from last year. She adds a vast majority will be traveling by car – so stay safe and remember to buckle up. Nationally, over 34-million people are expected to travel today.

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New Orleans’ first female firefighter has died in Wisconsin over the weekend. 57-year-old Kathy Wilkerson died on Saturday in Eau Claire. Family members say she died after a long battle with cancer. Wilkerson was a mother of two and on welfare when she was recruited in 1992 and retired in 1997. A friend of Wilkerson says he remembers her being a hard worker and was able to do everything that the male firefighters could do.

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One school district has spent nearly three-million dollars towards security upgrades. Dane County public school officials say the upgrades, from upgraded doors to cameras, were done over the summer. Dane County is not the only one… The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Sun Prairie spent thousands of dollars to upgrade entrances. The Verona School District also spent 64-thousand dollars to upgrade outdated cameras, among other security features.

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Milwaukee Police have arrested an alleged vandal who spray-painted a statue of Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. Police say the statue, outside of Miller Park, was defaced sometime yesterday morning at around four o’clock. An unidentified suspect was arrested on the scene and is accused of the vandalism.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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