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Wisconsin DNR reports $11.7m in timber salesSubmitted: 09/29/2014
WISCONSIN - The state Department of Natural Resources says Wisconsin saw record timber sales from state lands during the last fiscal year.

DNR Chief Forester Paul DeLong says timber sales totaled $11.71 million during the year that ended June 30. That's up from $10.8 million during fiscal year 2013.


The sales were generated form state forests, fish and wildlife properties, state parks and other properties. The money goes to support DNR operations.

DeLong says that state forests continue to grow despite the record sales, adding a net 11 million cubic feet of saw timber each year.

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Jackson police use anti-heroin drug to revive manSubmitted: 09/29/2014

JACKSON, WI - Jackson police have used the drug Narcan to counter a suspected heroin overdose two weeks after the department received its first Narcan kits.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1pBraGP ) police found a Milwaukee man unconscious on a commuter bus. An officer noticed his pupils were constricted and administered a dose of Narcan into the man's nose.

Police say the man regained consciousness around two minutes later and was able to communicate with authorities. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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Lawmaker's daughter faces new drug chargesSubmitted: 09/29/2014

GREEN BAY - The daughter of a Wisconsin lawmaker faces new criminal charges accusing her of possessing narcotics.

Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Nygren of Marinette appeared in Brown County court on Monday after being arrested Friday morning. Nygren faces two counts of possession of narcotic drugs and one count of possessing an illegally obtained prescription.

Nygren's struggle with heroin has made her a face of recovery and prompted her father, Republican state Rep. John Nygren, to draft legislation aimed at helping addicts.

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FAA: 2 weeks to reopen Chicago-area control centerSubmitted: 09/29/2014

CHICAGO - The Federal Aviation Administration says it will take about two weeks to fully reopen a Chicago-area control center where an act of sabotage brought the city's two international airports to a halt last week.

The FAA said Sunday it hopes to return the facility to full service by Oct. 13.

Authorities say a contract employee started a fire Friday at regional control center in suburban Aurora and then attempted to commit suicide. More than 2,000 flights were canceled that day at O'Hare and Midway international airports, disrupting travel nationwide.

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Naked, screaming man arrested at Capitol rotundaSubmitted: 09/29/2014

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MADISON - State officials are looking into how a naked man found his way into the Wisconsin state Capitol's rotunda.

The man appeared undressed in the rotunda around 4 p.m. Monday and began shouting at the top of his lungs. It was unclear what he was saying.

A Capitol Police officer quickly led him away.

Stephanie Marquis is a spokeswoman for the state Department of Administration, which oversees the Capitol Police. She says the man was screaming that he was Jesus Christ. She says he will be taken to jail on suspicion of disorderly conduct and lewd and lascivious behavior.

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Inmate walks away from Marathon County JailSubmitted: 09/29/2014

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MARATHON COUNTY - Marathon County deputies want to find an inmate who walked away.

Tommie Rothenberger was let out of jail Friday morning to go to school at Northcentral Technical College. He never came back.

Around 4:25 p.m. Friday afternoon, a call came in saying Rothenberger was at a hotel in Clintonville with his girlfriend.

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UPDATE: Names released of 2 killed in Berlin, Amber Alert canceledSubmitted: 09/28/2014

BERLIN - UPDATE 9/28/14 4:48 p.m.

Authorities have released the names of two people shot dead in Berlin.

Police say 28-year-old Melissa Tuinstra and 28-year-old Justin Daniels were killed Saturday.

Authorities are calling their deaths a double homicide. They say they are questioning a person of interest and executing several search warrants Sunday as their investigation continues.

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5 juvenile males arrested in Manitowoc rail arsonSubmitted: 09/28/2014

MANITOWOC - Authorities have arrested five male juveniles in connection with a fire set at a Manitowoc train yard.

All five have been released to their parents, and charges are being forwarded to the Department of Human Services.

Police said Sunday that officers were sent to Pulaski Park on Saturday night due to a report of fireworks. They arrived and found items that appeared to be evidence from an early morning arson fire at the rail yard.

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