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Super PAC backing Scott Walker announces $9 million ad buy Submitted: 09/02/2015

MADISON - A super PAC backing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's run for the Republican presidential nomination has announced a $9.25 million ad buy for three early voting states, expanding on a $7 million television ad campaign starting in Iowa next week.

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Chief says cop-slaying suspects may have left the Fox Lake area Submitted: 09/02/2015

FOX LAKE, IL - Even with 100 investigators on the ground for a second day, authorities in northern Illinois acknowledge they have no indication that three suspects wanted in the gun-slaying of an officer are still in the area.

Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko says the officer provided no concrete description of the men he was pursuing on foot before he was shot, except to tell dispatchers that two of them were white and one was black.

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Wisconsin lawmakers consider Planned Parenthood funding Submitted: 09/02/2015

MADISON - About $7.5 million in federal funding for Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin would be cut off under a pair of Republican-backed bills being considered by a state Assembly Committee.

The Assembly's Health Committee held a hearing Wednesday on the measures.

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Survey: Wisconsin farmland values dip in 2nd quarter of 2015 Submitted: 09/02/2015

MILWAUKEE - A survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago says the value of Wisconsin farmland in its district fell about 2 percent from April through June.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1PKWJwl ) reports the survey also showed the value of "good" farmland dropped 2 percent for the second quarter of 2015 from a year earlier. That's the first such decline in nine quarters.

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Legionnaires' disease cases rise at Illinois veterans home Submitted: 09/02/2015

QUINCY, IL - Illinois officials are reporting six new cases of Legionnaires' disease at a state veterans home where seven residents have already died.

The Wednesday update from the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and the state Department of Public Health brings the total number of residents sickened in the outbreak at the facility in Quincy to 45.

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Wisconsin State Patrol rescinding raises for Walker security Submitted: 09/01/2015

MADISON - The Wisconsin State Patrol is rescinding pay raises for officers who provide security to Gov. Scott Walker after federal regulators said they are due overtime pay dating back to May 2013.

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Walker denies being career politician, offers own definition Submitted: 09/01/2015

MADISON -

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker denies he's a career politician even though he's been in elected office since he was 25 years old.


The 47-year-old Republican presidential candidate says in an interview with CNBC that he believes a career politician is "somebody who's been in Congress for 25 years."



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Police hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed Submitted: 09/01/2015

FOX LAKE, IL - Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men.

Lake County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli says the officer radioed in Tuesday morning to tell dispatchers he was chasing three men on foot, but communication with him was lost shortly after.

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Officer who killed Tony Robinson returns to duty Submitted: 09/01/2015

MADISON - A Madison police officer who killed an unarmed biracial man has returned to duty.

Matt Kenny shot Tony Robinson in an apartment house in March. Kenny said Robinson started punching him after he entered the building to investigate sounds of a disturbance. Witnesses said Robinson, who was high on mushrooms, had assaulted two people moments before the encounter.

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UW research center gets $20 million for nanotechnology research Submitted: 09/01/2015

MADISON - A center hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is getting $20  million in National Science Foundation funding as it studies the effects of nanotechnology on the environment.

The five-year funding for the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology was announced Monday.  Nanotechnology deals with the manipulation of materials at a tiny scale.

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