Bundle Up program aims to keep families warm; how you can help
RHINELANDER - You can help families stay warm this winter by donating your extra winter clothing to the Big Bundle Up Campaign. Tourism groups across Wisconsin are looking for mittens, scarves, coats, and other winter gear.
"Those would be really helpful for a lot of people in the area," Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dana DeMet said. "And I think the biggest challenge in the Northwoods is that it's just not as visible, so it's a little harder sometimes to garner that support if you are not faced with it on the streets every day."
RHINELANDER - Federal officials are looking for people to join two Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest advisory committees.
One committee serves the Chequamegon portion of the forest in northwestern Wisconsin. The other serves the Nicolet portion in northeastern Wisconsin. Both panels work to improve relationships between forest users and advise forestry officials on which projects to undertake and spending.
Each committee is made up of 15 members who represent diverse interest groups. Members must be Wisconsin residents and be willing to serve a four-year term.
MADISON - As a growing number of police departments nationwide equip officers with body-worn cameras, Madison police are issuing a report that questions some benefits of the devices.
Police plan to present the report to the Madison City Council on Tuesday.
The report notes that studies have shown departments that use the cameras have seen fewer citizen complaints. But it also says more research is needed to see if the cameras actually bolster trust in officers.
Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson; peaceful ``pro-community'' car cruise in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, MO - A handful of people are gathered in downtown St. Louis for what the organizer is calling a ``pro-community'' car cruise.
Organizer Paul Byrd says the Thanksgiving morning cruise is meant to be peaceful and to counteract the violence seen earlier this week in Ferguson after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
The Imperial, Missouri, man declined to say whether he supported Wilson but said he supports police officers.
MILWAUKEE - The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer in Milwaukee is showing solidarity with the family of Michael Brown.
More than 100 protesters gathered in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee and then marched through the streets Tuesday demanding justice for both Brown and for Dontre Hamilton, a Milwaukee man killed by Officer Christopher Manney earlier this year.
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