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Manitowoc police investigating homicide Submitted: 02/05/2016

MANITOWOC - Police in Manitowoc say a man fatally shot at his home was apparently targeted by his assailant.

In a news release Friday, police Capt. Larry Zimney says no one is in custody, but the public is not believed to be in any danger.

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Fired Tomah psychiatrist setting up practice in La Crosse Submitted: 02/05/2016

MILWAUKEE - The chief of staff fired from the Wisconsin Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah after allegations of over-prescription of narcotics were investigated is set to begin practicing psychiatry in La Crosse.

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Update: Bond set for student accused of carrying stolen gun at Wausau school Submitted: 02/04/2016

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WAUSAU - An alternative high school student in Wausau faces felony charges for carrying a loaded handgun on school property.

Keanan Brown, 17, appeared in Marathon County Court Thursday afternoon. Police arrested him at Northcentral Technical College's Alternative School Wednesday. Someone called in a tip telling police Brown was carrying a gun around town in his backpack. Officers found Brown at the school. He was carrying the 9mm gun in his jacket.

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Budget committee approves spending more on drug treatment Submitted: 02/04/2016

MADISON - The Legislature's budget committee has approved a bill that would boost funding for drug treatment programs.

Rep. John Nygren's (R- Marinette) bill would increase treatment for drug treatment and diversion programs by $2 million per year. The money would come out of the Department of Health Services and go to the state Department of Justice to administer as grants to counties.

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Officials warned of water, Legionnaires' link Submitted: 02/04/2016

LANSING, MI - Internal emails show that high-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public.

When he disclosed the spike in January, Snyder said he had learned about it just a couple of days earlier. But emails obtained by the liberal group Progress Michigan through public-records requests and shared with The Associated Press show Snyder's own office was aware of the outbreak since last March.

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Explosives threat one of many in Avery case Submitted: 02/04/2016

MANITOWOC - Bomb threats to a Wisconsin county sheriff's office made with an apparent reference to "getting justice" for the convict profiled in the popular Netflix series "Making a Murderer" are the latest in a long string of threats made to the department and its officers since the series went online.

Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department Inspector Gregg Schetter says of the dozens of threats made to his department, four have been referred to the FBI and state agents because they include specific targets.

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Electronic voter registration bill clears election committee Submitted: 02/03/2016

MADISON - A Republican bill that would allow Wisconsin voters to register online has passed the Senate's elections committee.

The panel voted 3-2 to approve the measure Wednesday, clearing the way for a full Senate vote.

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Suspect in custody in Madison homicide Submitted: 02/03/2016

MADISON - Madison police say a suspect is in custody in the fatal shooting of a woman in a grocery store parking lot.

The man was taken into custody early Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly shot at an officer during a sweep of a shopping area.



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Walker plans to pay off campaign debt by end of year Submitted: 02/03/2016

MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker says he plans to pay off his presidential campaign debt by the end of the year.

Federal reports show Walker's campaign owed $1.2 million at the end of 2015. The governor told reporters following a speech to the Wisconsin Counties Association at a Madison hotel on Wednesday that he believes his campaign has paid down a third of its total debt so far, and he hopes to pay off the rest by the end of 2016.

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Parts of Wisconsin dig out from powerful storm Submitted: 02/03/2016

WISCONSIN - Many Wisconsin residents headed back to work or school a day after a powerful storm left its mark on parts of the Badger State.

Snow removal crews continued their work Wednesday as a winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service expired.

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