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Trek Bicycles defends ad - GOP files complaint Submitted: 07/22/2014

MADISON -
A spokeswoman for Trek Bicycles says its full page newspaper advertisement complies with Wisconsin law and is constitutionally protected free speech.

The Wisconsin Republican Party on Tuesday filed a complaint with the state elections board saying the ad that ran Sunday in Madison and Milwaukee newspapers was an illegal campaign contribution to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.

Her father started Trek and she formerly worked for the company.

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Gas station robbed in Stevens Point Submitted: 07/22/2014

STEVENS POINT - Stevens Point police want to find the man who robbed a gas station last night.

A store employee told police a man came into the Southside B P on Church street just after 9:30 last night.

He demanded cash from the register.

No weapon was seen, but the man kept his hand in his pocket.

He escaped on foot with the money.

Police have not said exactly how much he got away with.

The Portage County K9 unit was brought in to try to track him.

The man is described as being six feet tall with short blond hair.

He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court rules on whether past sexual relationships can be considered in rape cases Submitted: 07/22/2014

MADISON - The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled today on whether a prior sexual relationship can be considered in rape cases.

A Milwaukee man found guilty of rape challenged his conviction.

That's because the trial court refused to allow evidence that the man previously had consensual sex with the woman.

The Supreme Court decided it was proper to exclude that information at his trial under Wisconsin's rape shield law.

The court on Tuesday reversed an appeals court ruling that found in favor of the Milwaukee man.

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Lawsuit challenging Obamacare thrown out by federal judge in Wisconsin Submitted: 07/22/2014

GREEN BAY - A federal judge in Green Bay throws out a lawsuit challenging Obamacare.

U. S. Senator Ron Johnson filed the lawsuit in January.

The Wisconsin republican argued members of congress received special treatment under the affordable care act -- in the form of subsidies.

Johnson claimed those regulations forced him to participate in something he believed was illegal.

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Michigan police seek public help in shooting death Submitted: 07/21/2014

MUNISING, MI - State police are asking for public help in their investigation of the shooting death of a 47-year-old man following a police chase in the Upper Peninsula.

First Lt. Gregory Cunningham said Monday that investigators want to talk with anyone who came into contact with Timothy Mitchell on July 14, the day he died.

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ACLU objects to full court hearing gay marriage Submitted: 07/21/2014

MADISON - Gay couples challenging Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriages are objecting to the state's request that the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals hear arguments in the case.

American Civil Liberties Union attorneys representing eight same-sex couples challenging the ban filed an objection Monday to the state's request that the entire appeals court hear the arguments.

The ACLU says that would delay the appeal and put a burden on the court without any benefit.

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Train accident forces evacuation in southeast Wisconsin Submitted: 07/21/2014

SLINGER - People needed to be evacuated after two freight trains collided head-on in southeast Wisconsin.

The two trains crashed in Slinger, near Milwaukee.

The train cars were carrying sand and lumber.

At least ten train cars derailed after the collision.

Two members of the train crew are being treated for injuries, but they're expected to be okay.

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Wounded veterans trade wheelchairs for kayaks Submitted: 07/21/2014

WAUSAU - Wounded veterans traded their wheelchairs for specially outfitted kayaks this weekend in Wausau.

About a dozen veterans participated in the outing at Wausau Whitewater Park on Saturday.

It was organized by Team River Runner.

The nonprofit group was founded 10 years ago in Washington, D.C.

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Fire strikes restaurant at Miller Park Submitted: 07/21/2014

MILWAUKEE - Tonight's game will go ahead after a fire at Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers.

The fire was contained mainly to a restaurant.

The fire started about two this morning at Friday's Front Row Sports Grill.

The fire apparently started in the restaurant's kitchen and spread up through some duct work.

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Michigan's application period starts for antlerless deer hunt...less availability in the U.P. Submitted: 07/20/2014

LANSING, MI - Michigan's application period for licenses to hunt antlerless deer is underway and continues through Aug. 15.

The Department of Natural Resources says hunters can seek one license in any open deer management unit statewide. A non-refundable fee of $5 is charged.

In the Upper Peninsula, licenses are available only in management units 122, 055 and 155. They have been eliminated in other Upper Peninsula units because of deer herd losses resulting from severe winter weather.

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