WEST BEND – A seventh grader received a major surprise when her Marine father returned home. Major Greg Butcher just spent seven months in Afghanistan. Butcher, along with teachers at Badger Middle School, staged an elaborate plot to surprise his daughter, ...
A Milwaukee County employee says she was sexually assaulted twice by her male supervisor while at work at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex, according to a complaint filed with the state. The employee says she was harassed by her boss over a seven-year period, which included phone calls during and after work. The woman was forced to engage in sex acts with the supervisor once in the ...
Madison -- To close a shortfall in the state's roads fund, the Legislature's budget committee Thursday cut funding for highways and other projects by $59.5 million, which would delay work on the massive I-94 North-South and Zoo Interchange projects in the Milwaukee area. The proposal was approved unanimously without debate by the Joint Finance Committee after lengthy private ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Legislature's budget-writing committee has unanimously approved dozens of recommendations aimed at closing a $54 million deficit in Wisconsin's roads ...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The former chief financial officer for a Wisconsin-based religious group has been sentenced to four years in prison for tax ...
All of the controversy swirling around the authenticity--or lack thereof--of the events as depicted in Henry Joost and Ariel Schulmans Catfish since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival has certainly drawn attention to the film, and even if it turns out that the whole thing was an e ... ...
Boys Scout Alex Derr speaks out against anit-gay rules during the Equal Scouting Summit Press Conference being held near where the Boy Scouts of America are holding their annual meeting Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in Grapevine, Texas. The boxes in front of Derr hold petitions calling for the Boy Scouts of America to end its anti-gay policies. (AP Photo/LM ...
The I-Team discovered the company has a recent history of safety violations with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Thursday's accident came in the middle of a federal safety ...
President Barack Obama continues to speaks about national security, Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington, as CODEPINK founder Medea Benjamin of Code Pink shouted at him from the back of the auditorium. (AP Photo/Carolyn ...
But the rules that went into effect for meat on Thursday provide more detailed information. Instead of seeing a label that says, "Product of the U.S.A. and Canada," shoppers might find one that says "Born in Canada, raised and slaughtered in the United ...
The Wisconsin Historical Society has added the official portrait of former Gov. Jim Doyle to its collection of official portraits of state governors. The Doyle portrait is now on exhibit on the third floor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Chazen Museum of Art, 750 University Ave., through late summer. It was painted by David Lenz of Shorewood, a nationally recognized artist and ...
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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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