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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: MU President announces resignation

MILWAUKEE - Marquette University president Scott Pilarz is resigning. A University spokesperson say Pilarz notified the Board of Trustees of his decision yesterday, his resignation set for the end of the fall semester.

 He is reportedly stepping down to pursue work as a priest. Pilarz has been Marquette’s president for two years and was instrumental in leading the University into the reconfigured Big East Conference.


 Federal auditors say the state owes nearly $23-million for improper Medicaid billing. The audit from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows Governor Jim Doyles administration improperly claimed $19 for every $20 reported, from 2004 to 2006. In the audit released on Friday, inspectors are recommending a $22.8 million dollar reimbursement. State officials will be given some time to respond to the audit before a final recommendation from federal officials.


 Nearly two months of negotiations, Journal Broadcast and Time Warner Cable have finally resolved a dispute. A spokesman for Journal Broadcast Group says the blackout was unfortunate, but they have received a fair market value. Some bad news for Time Warner customers: For the first time since 1953, WTMJ-TV will no longer be on channel four and has been moved to channel two. WGBA-TV also received a dial change, from channel 26 to 13.


 A bizarre letter is leading authorities to ask for help on a possible homicide in the 1950's. The Waukesha County Sheriff’s office has not revealed how they got hold of the letter, but says it described a possible victim in a homicide near low bride on Okauchee Lake. Authorities believe the letter may have been written in the fall of 1957 or 1958 and includes the name “Gordie”as a suspect. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Detective Ryan Dronek at 262-896-8139.