A small snake that's thwarted construction projects in southeastern Wisconsin has been removed from a list of protected species by the Department of Natural Resources. The Butler's garter snake, a cousin of the common garter snake, was one of seven animal species that lost its protected status when the Natural Resources Board voted, 7-0, on Wednesday to approve a revision of the ...
A bicyclist killed Friday in Madison has been identified as Stephen L. Rader, 47, of Madison, according to the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office. Rader was killed at 3:44 p.m. at the intersection of Mineral Point Road and Yellowstone Drive. He was transported to the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics and died a short time later. No other details of the crash were released. ...
From caramel Frappuccinos to Croft & Barrow solid pique polos: Kohl's Corp.'s hiring of high-flying Starbucks executive Michelle Gass to fill a newly created, top-level post is, by itself, a big move for the Menomonee Falls-based retailer. Gass -- her name rhymes with "sauce" -- didn't just figure prominently in taking the Frappuccino from a new iced-coffee ...
Airbnb.com and similar websites to rent rooms to travelers could be operating unlicensed inns, according to the trade group for Wisconsin's bed and breakfast operators. As a result, those homeowners are avoiding health inspections, license fees and room taxes. "Sometimes it's not a fair playing field," said Liz Brown, co-owner of the Stagecoach Inn, a licensed 12-room bed ...
MILWAUKEE - House of Harley-Davidson hosted the second annual Law Enforcement Ride, benefitting the COPS organization, that's the Concerns of Police Survivors. Officers led the ride Saturday which began in Milwaukee and took a scenic route to the COPS Kids Camp in East Troy, Wisconsin. Today's TMJ4's Todd Hicks spoke with a woman, still healing after her loved one was hit by a ...
It seems like its been a while since somewhat has dipped into the Fatal Attraction well and delivered a thriller about a psychotic woman tearing apart the life of the man she will do anything to possess. In the years immediately following Adrian Lynes zeitgeist-puncturing domestic thril ... ...
Milwaukee--An MPS teacher has been accused of exposing himself to his students. Kevin France, 37, worked at Mary McLeod Bethune Academy on N. 35th st. According to the criminal complaint, the allegations go as far back as December 21 when four female students from his class reported the incidents to Principal Carol McKay. McKay told police that she separated the students and had them each ...
BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Elmbrook Church has a regular disaster response team, that according to its website, is ready to mobilize within 48 hours. This weekend instead of going to a party, a picnic or a parade, members of this non-denominational church are heading to Moore, Oklahoma, to help those devastated by a tornado that killed 24 people. The team had planned to go to Texas last week after ...
MILWAUKEE - A thousand people showed up at the Milwaukee March Against Monsanto Saturday. Demonstrators gathered at Broadway and St. Paul and marched north on Water Street to City Hall. Michael Pettit helped to organize the protest and says it's an effort to show a growing public rejection of Monsanto, which has increasing control over food production by bio-tech companies. Speakers ...
RACINE, Wis. - A piece of history nearly went down in flames Saturday morning. The former Women's Club of Racine at 740 Lake Avenue caught fire and were it not for an immediate call to 9-1-1, firefighters say it could have been a total loss. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from the stage area of the main floor and were able to extinguish the flames and ventilate ...
TWIN LAKES, Wis. - Twin Lakes police are mourning the loss of one their own this Memorial Day weekend. Lt. Jeffrey Kreft was on his way home after third shift Saturday, when his vehicle was hit head-on. The accident happened around 6:30am on Highway 120, about a half mile south of Highway 36 in the Town of Lyons. Driver of the other vehicle, a 16 year old man, was traveling southbound on ...
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Of the forty five U.S. senators who voted down Wednesday's gun reform bill, 42 have received funding from arms manufacturers or their agents.
The London newspaper The Guardian revealed the statistic on Thursday citing a study dating back to 1990.
On Capitol Hill, 45% of the Senate was able to derail a proposal that polls say is supported by roughly 90% of Americans.
"Everyone who voted yesterday knows after reading that bill, in their heart of hearts, that the bill would have made America safer," MSNBC's co-host Mika Brzezinski said on Thursday's Morning Joe. "We are the 90%," his co-host Joe Scarborough added. "And 90% will not be ignored."
Forty one Republicans voted against the bill, as did four Democrats.
"All in all this was a pretty shameful day for Washington," President Barack Obamai, in company with victims of gun violence, told a press conference in the Rose Garden Wednesday.
Seven amendments were put up, covering assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and straw purchases. All 7 amendments were defeated.
The senators who opposed the bills were:
1. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
2. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
3. Sen. ...
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