ANTIGO - For the first time since 2013, deer hunters in Langlade and Price counties will be able to target does with an antlerless deer tag in hand.
This week, Wisconsin's Natural Resources Board approved the fall hunt plans submitted by County Deer Advisory Councils (CDACs) all over the state. Langlade and Price counties had had bucks-only harvests in each of the last two deer seasons. But in 2016, some hunters will get antlerless tags as well.
RHINELANDER - You'll likely find some slow-moving guests on the road this weekend. Turtles start laying their eggs in late May and continue through mid-June. But, because of where they like to lay those eggs, it's a dangerous time for the reptiles.
Wild Instincts Rehab Center in Rhinelander treats at least 30 injured turtles each summer. Painted and snapping turtles are most common in the Northwoods. They tend to lay their eggs along roadsides, driveways, and in places with soft sand.
MADISON - A new report says Wisconsin's job creation agency has erroneously awarded more than $412,000 in tax credits to companies in the state.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports the detail came out in a review by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. The agency first revealed the tax credit issue at a board meeting last month, but Thursday's report was the first time the size of the problem was detailed.
MADISON - A judge has ruled that Gov. Scott Walker's administration must release most records related to proposed changes to the University of Wisconsin System's mission statement.
Walker in 2015 proposed changing the mission statement known as the "Wisconsin Idea," refocusing it on career readiness instead of public service and seeking a broader truth. He later backed down after a public backlash, saying it was a mistake.
CHICAGO - A rash of shootings on Chicago area expressways has authorities promising that they will keep an especially close eye on the roadways on the Memorial Day weekend.
Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz says that after 20 shootings on area expressways so far this year compared to 12 during the same period last year he is dispatching more troopers to the roadways â€" some in unmarked vehicles.
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