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Kenosha mayor says he's disappointed with casino denial Submitted: 01/24/2015

KENOSHA - The Kenosha mayor says he's very disappointed Gov. Scott Walker decided against a request to build a casino there.

Gov. Scott Walker on Friday denied the Menominee Nation's request for permission to build an off-reservation casino in Kenosha, saying it could leave the state owing a rival tribe millions of dollars.

Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman says he's frustrated with Walker's denial of the tribal casino at the former Dairyland Greyhound Park.

He said the loss of $800 million in investment and the expected thousands of construction and permanent jobs is a blow to the city.

Bosman said the process has been very frustrating.

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Wrong-way crash on Interstate 94 kills 1, injures 5 Submitted: 01/24/2015

MILWAUKEE - A driver who entered Interstate 94 the wrong way is dead and five others are injured after a six-vehicle crash in Milwaukee County.

According to the county sheriff's department, 32-year-old Marcos Cortez, of Wauwatosa, entered the freeway at about 8 p.m. Friday travelling westbound in the eastbound lanes without headlights on when he crashed into another car.

Cortez died on the scene. The three people in the car he struck were not seriously injured.

Four other vehicles were involved in secondary crashes, with two people taken to hospitals for minor injuries.

The eastbound freeway was shut down for nearly 5 hours while deputies investigated.

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No bombs found on planes in Atlanta after threat Submitted: 01/24/2015

ATLANTA - Police who searched two airplanes in Atlanta found no bombs following online threats made against the aircraft.

FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said law enforcement officials finished their search Saturday night at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The threats targeted Southwest Airlines Flight 2492, which arrived from Milwaukee, and Delta Air Lines Flight 1156, which arrived from Portland, Oregon.

Both flights arrived safely.
NORAD spokesman Preston Schlachter said the threats were made through Twitter, an online social media network. The military dispatched two F-16 fighter jets to shadow the planes until they reached the airport.

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5 people stabbed, 2 dead, at Milwaukee duplex Submitted: 01/23/2015

MILWAUKEE - Authorities say five people have been stabbed at a duplex on Milwaukee's west side, including two who died.

Milwaukee fire officials tell WTMJ-TV a 7-month-old baby and middle-aged man were found dead in the home about 8:30 a.m. Friday. Three others, including two males and a female, were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries.

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Wisconsin set to finish fiscal year in $283 million hole Submitted: 01/23/2015

MADISON - New nonpartisan projections show Wisconsin is on track to finish the current fiscal year with a larger shortfall than Gov. Scott Walker's administration anticipated.

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau released a report Friday that shows the state is expected to finish the year that ends June 30 with a $283.4 million shortfall. Walker's administration had projected in November the state would finish the year $132.1 million in the red.

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Wisconsin lawmaker vows to bring back drunken driving bills Submitted: 01/23/2015

MADISON - A Republican lawmaker is promising to bring back a package of bills to stiffen Wisconsin's drunken driving laws.

Rep. Jim Ott, a Mequon Republican, has been pushing for tougher drunken driving laws for years. He introduced a package of bills last session that included measures that would have changed third and fourth offenses from misdemeanors to felonies, imposed mandatory sentences and court appearances and allowed authorities to seize drunken drivers' cars.

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Wisconsin Assembly passes Supreme Court amendment Submitted: 01/22/2015

MADISON - The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a constitutional amendment that would rework how state Supreme Court justices pick their leader.

The Wisconsin Constitution states that the justice with the most seniority is the chief justice. But the court's conservative majority has been chafing under the leadership of liberal-leaning Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. Under the Republican-authored amendment, the justices would vote on a chief. That would allow the majority to oust Abrahamson.

Republicans say they want a more democratic process. Democrats counter the GOP wants to punish Abrahamson.

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Walker announces drug testing plan for aid recipients Submitted: 01/22/2015

MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker is following through on his campaign promise to require drug testing for public aid recipients in Wisconsin and limiting how long they can receive benefits.

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'Saved by the Bell' actor pleads not guilty in bar fight Submitted: 01/22/2015

PORT WASHINGTON, WI - The actor who played Screech in the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" has pleaded not guilty to charges resulting from a bar fight in southeastern Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin lawmaker vows to bring back drunken driving bills Submitted: 01/22/2015

MADISON - A Republican lawmaker is promising to bring back a package of bills to stiffen Wisconsin's drunken driving laws.

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