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Rabbits need rules too
River Falls man charged with third OWI after being clocked at 122 mph
A historic moment: Prescott High School opens new building
Hager City man airlifted after rollover crash
Wisconsin roundup: No post-recession relief in many small towns, report says; ballots could see 7 White House candidates; eight more state news stories
crime and courts
Football: Ellsworth wins big in Colfax
Football: Spring Valley defeats E-PC on strong second half
Sports scoreboard from Thursday, Aug. 25
Volleyball: Elmwood sweeps home quadrangular
Volleyball: Panthers return large group of starters
Memory of officer honored in Prescott
Backing the blue: Business donates shirts to 111 officers
Seniors saluted for hard work and dedication
Andersons serve as this year’s El Paso Days grand marshals
Record gate sales at 2016 Pierce County Fair
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 8/29/16 Special Meeting - Award Bids
LIEN SALE NOTICE: 9/7/16 at Advance Self Storage Center, Hager City
PROBATE ORDER: Jack Earl Brown Estate; Case No. 16PR61
TOWN OF MARTELL: Ad For Bids- New Town Maintenance Building
PIERCE COUNTY: 7/26/16 Board Meeting Minutes
Lenore Gunderson, 93
Karen S. Franson, 45
Karen Sue Franson, 45
Francis Lugar, 67
Lelah Johnson, 99
Diane Odeen column: Women's Equality Day
Kathleen Vinehout column: Finding help for flooded families and farms
Ron Kind column: Share your best memories from our national parks
Kathleen Vinehout column: Where did all that money go? Business tax credits pile up
Kathleen Vinehout column: Support more state aid for schools to offset rising property taxes
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October 9, 2009
Milwaukee researchers say they've opened the door to future treatments for liver disease
Researchers in Milwaukee say they've opened the door to future treatments for liver disease, without the need for transplants. Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin have turned human skin cells into liver cells called hepatocytes. They make up 70 percent of all the cells...
October 9, 2009 - 9:04am
Former Marine sentenced for providing flare that started Patrick Cudahy fire
A former Marine will spend his next three Julys in jail for providing the military flare that started a massive fire at the Patrick Cudahy meat plant near Milwaukee. Joshua Popp, 23, was also put on three years of probation Thursday, and was told to perform 500 hours of community...
October 9, 2009 - 9:00am
October 8, 2009
Milwaukee mayor may need more surgery on hand
Physical therapy may not be enough for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's injured hand. It's possible the politician may have to have another surgical procedure. The mayor's hand was badly hurt when he was attacked by a man with a tire iron outside the Wisconsin State Fair last August....
October 8, 2009 - 9:00am
September 30, 2009
Milwaukee committee delays plan to make workers who need city licenses show proof of citizenship
A committee in Milwaukee has delayed a plan to make workers who need city licenses show proof of citizenship or U.S. legal status. The Common Council's Licensing Committee was scheduled to act on the mandate Tuesday, and the public safety panel was going to vote on it Wednesday....
September 30, 2009 - 9:00am
September 24, 2009
Alleged serial killer Walter Ellis goes on trial next May for seven murders
Alleged Milwaukee serial killer Walter Ellis is scheduled to go on trial May 3, for the brutal killings of seven female prostitutes over 21 years. The trial was ordered yesterday, after a judge heard three hours of testimony and decided there was enough evidence to try Ellis, 49....
September 24, 2009 - 9:08am
September 18, 2009
Prosecutor says some criminals probably escaped charges as DNA samples not recorded
Milwaukee's chief prosecutor says at least some criminals in Wisconsin probably escaped charges because the DNA samples they were supposed to give to a state database never made it there. John Chisholm says he wants to find out who those criminals are, so he can get them into court...
September 18, 2009 - 9:00am
State agency gives $25,000 to child care provider allegedly overpaid in Wisconsin Shares program
State officials have been trying to get back $103,000 overpaid to a Milwaukee child care provider in the Wisconsin Shares program. But the same agency gave Latasha Jackson another $25,000 check this week. According to the Journal Sentinel, the money was for child care Jackson provided...
September 18, 2009 - 9:00am
September 14, 2009
Business summit on H1N1 swine flu tomorrow in Milwaukee
A business summit on the H1N1 swine flu will be held Tuesday in Milwaukee. Mayor Tom Barrett's office and the local Association of Commerce are sponsoring the event and the mayor is urging all businesses to send somebody. The meeting will explain the risks of getting the H1N1...
September 14, 2009 - 9:04am
September 11, 2009
Accused Milwaukee serial killer faces seven homicide charges
New charges were filed yesterday against accused Milwaukee serial killer Walter Ellis. He's now charged with stabbing or strangling seven female prostitutes to death since 1986. DNA evidence linked the Ellis, 49, to nine slayings. But Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm...
September 11, 2009 - 9:00am
September 10, 2009
$1 million bond ordered for alleged Milwaukee serial kiiller
A $1 million bond was ordered Wednesday for alleged Milwaukee serial killer Walter Ellis. He made his first court appearance on homicide charges in the deaths of Joyce Mims in 1997 and Ouithreaun Stokes a decade later. Milwaukee Police say Ellis's DNA was found on eight prostitutes...
September 10, 2009 - 9:00am
September 9, 2009
DNA sample from 2001 of suspect in Milwaukee murders was somehow lost
A Milwaukee man suspected of killing eight women since 1986 might have been arrested sooner. But a DNA sample taken in 2001 for a state database never made it there. For months, Milwaukee Police said there was never a sample taken from the person whose DNA was found by cold-case...
September 9, 2009 - 9:00am
September 8, 2009
Milwaukee man is arrested in the brutal killings of eight women in a 21-year period
Milwaukee Police say they nabbed a serial killer during the holiday weekend. Walter Ellis, 49, has been charged with two killing women and he's a suspect in six other slayings. Charges are expected in some of those cases this week. Ellis was picked up Saturday at a motel in...
September 8, 2009 - 9:00am
September 4, 2009
Beatles performed 45 years ago today in Milwaukee
It was 45 years ago today when the Beatles performed in Milwaukee. About 12,000 screaming young people and their parents jammed what's now called the U.S. Cellular Arena. And according to old news clippings, the Beatles played for about 30 minutes. The top ticket price at the...
September 4, 2009 - 9:00am
September 3, 2009
Bucks will have 70 of 82 games on Fox Sports Wisconsin
Cable and satellite viewers will once again get a healthy dose of Milwaukee Bucks' games this winter. The Bucks will have 70 of their 82 games...
September 3, 2009 - 9:00am
September 2, 2009
Pregnant woman chases car jacker to claim young son
It's bad enough police say Corey Hawthorne, 22, stole a car. That car had a baby in the back seat. Police say the baby's mother, Jenna Henschel, chased the car when Hawthorne jumped in and drove off from a Milwaukee convenience store. She had gone inside to pay for the gas she...
September 2, 2009 - 9:38am