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New suit filed over gay marriage ban Submitted: 04/17/2014

MADISON - A same-sex couple wants the Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down the state's gay marriage ban.

The couple filed a lawsuit directly with the high court Wednesday, bypassing the trial and appellate courts.

The lawsuit says the pair lives in Milwaukee County and married in San Diego.

They claim Wisconsin's gay marriage ban denies them federal rights afforded to opposite-sex married couples.

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Meth bust in town of Pine Lake Submitted: 04/16/2014

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RHINELANDER - Police arrested four people in a meth bust near Rhinelander.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Department says the bust went down yesterday in the town of Pine Lake.

Arrested were 38 year old Gerry Frederick, 55 year old Thomas Franz, 40 year old Scott Dumpprope and 46 year old Carrie Steinmetz.

Potential charges include conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house.

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Support for baiting and feeding ban before deer season Submitted: 04/16/2014

MADISON - Outdoor enthusiasts think Wisconsin should ban deer baiting and feeding in the days leading up to the November gun season.

The Conservation Congress is a group of sportsmen that advises the DNR on policy.

Annual spring hearings across the state we held Monday.

People who attended answered nearly 60 questions asking for their positions on a number of proposals.

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Walker announces run for second term Submitted: 04/15/2014

MADISON - Republican Governor Scott Walker wants another four year term.

Walker launched his re-election campaign today.

He's holding a series of rallies across Wisconsin.

He started the day in Dane, a small town north of Madison.

Walker said he deserves a second term because he turned Wisconsin around by cutting taxes, making sure everyone in poverty has access to health insurance and improved the economy leading to the creation of 100,000 new jobs.

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Moratorium on utility disconnections expires Submitted: 04/15/2014

MADISON - People behind on their utility bills could start getting shut off today.

That's because the state's winter moratorium on disconnecting utility customers is ending.

The law prohibits utilities from shutting off a customer's heat between November 1st and April 15th.

Nearly 26,000 Wisconsin Public Service customers got at least 4 months behind on payments this winter.

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Shawano County Officers warn of possible police impersonator Submitted: 04/14/2014

SHAWANO - Shawano County officers want to warn you of a possible police impersonator.

They got a call about someone impersonating an officer in the Village of Bonduel early Sunday afternoon.

The caller said a person in a car similar to a Pontiac or Honda Civic was stopped in front of the intersection of County Highway BE at State Highway 117.

According to the Shawano County Sheriff's Office, the caller said the impersonator exited his car and walked up to his car.

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Conservation Congress Hearings scheduled around state Monday night Submitted: 04/14/2014

MADISON - People who like to hunt and fish get a chance to vote on outdoor issues tonight.

The annual Wisconsin Conservation Congress meetings will be held starting at 7:00 p.m. this evening in every county in the state.

People who drop by can weigh in on issues such as making trolling for fish with a single line legal statewide.

Another proposal shaping up to be controversial would allow hunters to retrieve hound dogs on private property without landowner permission.

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Walker signs bill creating Silver Alert Submitted: 04/11/2014

MADISON - A new system to send alerts when an at-risk adult has gone missing will be created under a bill Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law.

Walker signed the bill Friday in Green Bay. It creates a Silver Alert program that would operate similar to the Amber Alert system for missing children.

The program will use the state's pre-existing Crime Alert Network to quickly get out information about missing adults, like those with Alzheimer's, who may be in danger.

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Winter kill seen on some lakes Submitted: 04/11/2014

MADISON - Even while protected by a layer of ice, fish felt the effects of a hard winter.

The DNR warns you might see some dead fish washing ashore when you head down to the dock this spring.

Die-offs are an ordinary part of the season.

Over the winter ice and snow blocks sunlight from reaching underwater plants.

The plants in turn stop producing oxygen and that is unfortunate for the fish.

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University of Wisconsin system finances unveiled Submitted: 04/11/2014

MADISON - The University of Wisconsin System drew fire for keeping a large stack of cash on hand while still raising tuition.

New figures show the system finished the first three quarters of it's current fiscal year with more than 1.7 billion dollars.

On Thursday, totals were released on the money all the campuses combined had
available at the end of March.

System officials expect to finish the fiscal year on June 30th with 1.1 billion on hand.

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