3 Chicago women killed in Milwaukee Uber traffic collision Submitted: 10/24/2016

MILWAUKEE - Authorities say three women from Chicago were killed when a vehicle ran a red light and slammed their Uber ride in Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office released a statement Monday identifying the victims as 32-year-old Amy Taylor, 30-year-old Ashley Sawatzke and 35-year-old Lindsey Cohen. Autopsies are expected Monday.

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Technology can use manure to help generate electricity Submitted: 10/21/2016

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin's utility regulator is planning to spend more money on energy projects in rural areas, including a plan to help underwrite the use of systems that convert cattle manure into electricity.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the systems known as manure digesters also help farms manage waste, which has become an increasingly controversial issue in Wisconsin as the size of dairy farms grows.

Wisconsin Public Service Commission officials say they're considering spending $10 million to $20 million on manure digester technology.

The commission also voted Thursday to authorize at least $7.7 million in funding for rebates for solar, wind and geothermal projects around the state that would keep a rebate program in place for energy consumers.

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Officer who sparked protests charged with sexual misconduct Submitted: 10/20/2016

MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee police officer who sparked several nights of protest after fatally shooting a black man in August has been charged with five counts of sexual misconduct in a separate case stemming from an alleged attack two days after the shooting.

The criminal complaint alleges Dominique Heaggan-Brown took the victim to a bar late on the night of Aug. 14 where they drank and watched TV as coverage of the protests aired. The victim told police he had trouble remembering everything that happened after they left the bar but that he felt drugged. He said he woke up to find Heaggan-Brown assaulting him.

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Heavily Democratic counties in Wisconsin see large early voting turnout Submitted: 10/20/2016

MADISON - About 30 percent of all absentee ballots cast in Wisconsin so far come from the state's most heavily Democratic counties.

The latest data posted on the Wisconsin Elections Commission website shows 55,000 ballots cast in Milwaukee and Dane counties.

21,700 have come in from three conservative counties near Milwaukee.

Over 183,000 were cast statewide.

Republican candidates typically must do well in those Milwaukee suburban counties to counter the Democratic votes in Milwaukee and Madison.

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Fewer dairy farms seen in Wisconsin Submitted: 10/20/2016

MADISON - Wisconsin may be the dairy state, but we've seen a decline in the number of dairy farms.

A report from the federal Agriculture Department shows that Wisconsin lost almost 400 dairy farms in the last year.

About 94-thousand dairy herds were active in the state as of October 1st.

Wisconsin Dairy Business Association President Gordon Speirs says the number of lost farms this year is low compared to previous years.

Annual losses reached as high as 1-thousand in some years.

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Walker and Johnson say Trump has to accept election results Submitted: 10/20/2016

GREEN BAY - MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker says Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has to accept results of the election, even though Trump hasn't said whether he will if Hillary Clinton wins.

WLUK-TV reports Thursday that Walker said following an event in Green Bay that "The bottom line is whether he does or doesn't, there's going to be a new president."

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Ho-Chunk casino expansion planned at Wittenberg Submitted: 10/19/2016

MADISON - Two Wisconsin Indian tribes express their concerns about another tribe's expansion of a gambling hall into a larger casino and hotel east of Wausau.

The Stockbridge-Munsee and Menominee tribes claim that allowing the expansion of Ho-Chunk Wittenberg goes against the past criteria for growth in gambling.

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Floodwaters recede after closing roads in U.P. Submitted: 10/19/2016

MARQUETTE, MI - Authorities say floodwaters that closed some roads in Michigan's Upper Peninsula are receding.

State police say U.S. highway 41 over the Chocolay River in Marquette County is open Wednesday along with most other area roads after being closed Tuesday due to water over the roadway. Michigan Route 94 west remained closed west of U.S. 41 due to a washout.

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Harley-Davidson plans additional job cuts Submitted: 10/19/2016

MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson Inc. says it expects to lay off about 225 salaried employees throughout the company by the end of the year in an attempt to cut costs amid a sluggish U.S. motorcycle market.

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Lawyer seeks dismissal of confession in Slender Man case Submitted: 10/19/2016

WAUKESHA - The attorney for one of two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictional horror character called Slender Man is challenging prosecutors' use of his client's confession.

In a motion filed in Waukesha County Circuit Court, the attorney for Morgan Geyser argues she was too young and had not been treated for schizophrenia when she talked to investigators on camera about the stabbing of classmate Payton Leutner in 2014. Payton, Morgan and Anissa Weier were all 12 at the time.

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