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Tiffany pledges to protect property rights with new set of bills Submitted: 07/20/2017

MADISON - State Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) believes state government doesn't do enough to protect private property rights of people in Wisconsin.

On Thursday in Madison, he rolled out a set of bills he's calling the "Homeowners' Bill of Rights."

Tiffany is teaming up with State Rep. Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) on the bills. They say courts have gone too far in regulating what people can do on their property.

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New round of flooding hits Wisconsin Submitted: 07/20/2017

ARCADIA - Parts of Wisconsin remain underwater or in cleanup mode after flooding.

That now, that includes western Wisconsin.


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Wisconsin arrested dozens as part of national push to capture child sex predators Submitted: 07/19/2017

MADISON - Wisconsin Department of Justice officials say they arrested dozens of people this spring as part of a national push to capture child sex predators.

The agency announced Wednesday that it arrested about 60 people as part of Operation Broken Heart in April and May.

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Wisconsin father charged in fatal shooting of 3-year-old son Submitted: 07/19/2017

RACINE - A father has been charged in the fatal shooting of his 3-year-old son in Racine, Wisconsin.

Police were called to the apartment July 12 where they found Jere'Miah Pitt dead of a single gunshot wound to the chest. A criminal complaint says his 30-year-old father, Jeffrey Pitt Jr., told police he drank five shots of alcohol, put in a movie for his son then passed out. He said he found his son dead the next morning.

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Partner of officer says he was startled before fatal shooting Submitted: 07/19/2017

MINNEAPOLIS - The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman who had called 911 told investigators he was startled by a loud sound near their squad car seconds before his partner fired his weapon.

Officer Matthew Harrity's account was released Tuesday by state investigators.

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State Senate introduces own version of budget Submitted: 07/18/2017

MADISON - Senate Republicans have taken the unusual step of introducing their own version of the state budget as a standoff with their Assembly counterparts over road funding continues.

Republicans in both houses can't agree on how to plug a $1 billion shortfall in the transportation fund. Senate Republicans want to borrow more money. Assembly Republicans want to generate more revenue, possibility by raising the state gas tax and vehicle registration fees. The impasse has brought work on the state budget to a standstill.

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Johnson may not back health care bill Submitted: 07/18/2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A third Republican senator is signaling he may not back his party's health care bill when it finally comes to a vote. That puts the high-profile legislation in deep jeopardy.

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Australian woman killed in Minneapolis police shooting Submitted: 07/17/2017

MINNEAPOLIS - The family of an Australian woman who was shot and killed by police in Minneapolis says they're trying to understand why it happened.

In a statement released by Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the family of the woman - who Minneapolis authorities haven't identified yet - say this is a difficult time.

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Coast Guard rescues 4 during Lake Michigan boat race Submitted: 07/17/2017

MILWAUKEE - The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued four people from a capsized boat on Lake Michigan during the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Island, Michigan.

The Coast Guard says the four were clinging to the vessel's hull and only two were wearing life jackets when rescued Sunday off the lakeshore community of Fox Point north of Milwaukee. The Coast Guard says the four are in good condition.

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Heavy rains slow Wisconsin timber harvest Submitted: 07/17/2017

MADISON - Wisconsin's logging industry is struggling to harvest wood because of the wet summer, leaving loggers with less money while they wait for work during better weather.

Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the last three months are among the five wettest on record in the state, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information.

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