Bus driver cited for deadly crashSubmitted: 11/20/2014
SHAWANO COUNTY - A citation against a school bus driver claims his failure to yield at a stop sign caused a deadly crash in Shawano County.

75 year old James Mueller has been cited in a crash near Pulaski that killed one woman and injured members of a high school volleyball team.

A report from the Shawano County Sheriff's Department shows Mueller was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign -- resulting in death. He was also cited for causing injuries.

Mueller was driving the Pulaski High School girls' volleyball team back from a match in Seymour on September 2nd.

Mueller was trying to cross Highway 29 when a car slammed into the bus. A passenger in the car, 24-year-old Shannon Hall, was killed. The driver of the car, her fiance, and more than a dozen people on the bus were treated at the hospital.

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Wisconsin mom accused of damaging son's earsSubmitted: 11/20/2014

MILWAUKEE - A 26-year-old Fond du Lac woman is charged with felony child abuse after she was caught on video jamming cotton swabs into her son's ears, causing them to bleed.

According to the complaint, Jenna Schumacher took her 15-month-old son to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin for treatment of chronic ear bleeding and perforated eardrums.

The complaint says doctors found no medical reason for the ear injuries, but discovered a piece of a cotton swab in the boy's ear.

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Ryan to chair tax panel, a possible 2016 platformSubmitted: 11/19/2014

WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders have chosen Paul Ryan to head the powerful House Ways and Means Committee for the next two years.

The new post could give the Wisconsin Republican a high-profile platform if he decides to run for president in 2016 or beyond.

Ryan was the party's vice presidential nominee two years ago. He has sidestepped questions about his plans for 2016.

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Wisconsin residents warned to watch out for government imposter phone scamSubmitted: 11/19/2014

MADISON - Wisconsin consumer protection workers warn people to be on the lookout for a government imposter phone scam.

The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says residents around the state have been getting pre-recorded calls from a Steven Martin from the U.S. Treasury.

The recording warns that the treasury has launched an enforcement action against the person who answers.

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Fire contained after explosion at fuel plantSubmitted: 11/19/2014

LA CROSSE - Firefighters in La Crosse have contained a blaze that erupted from an explosion at a fuels plant.

Officials say the explosion and fire erupted in an above-ground tank containing an unknown amount of diesel fuel and asphalt at Midwest Fuels Wednesday about 7:00 a.m.

La Crosse Fire Capt. Dan Skiles says one person was transported to the hospital with an injury.

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Man reaches plea deal on animal abuse chargesSubmitted: 11/19/2014

RICE LAKE - A man in western Wisconsin has been sentenced to probation on animal abuse charges after 26 cows were found dead on his farm.

John Nelson was arrested in September after a tip led authorities to search his Rice Lake property. Investigators say they found the decomposed cows still chained in their manure-filled stalls.

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Man charged in rape of 101-year-old womanSubmitted: 11/18/2014

MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee man has been charged with sexual assault of a 101-year-old woman in her home.

Police said Antoine Devon Pettis, 20, was identified as a suspect through DNA evidence. He was charged Tuesday with burglary, aggravated battery and second-degree sexual assault.

A criminal complaint said the woman went to bed the night of Aug. 31 and was awakened by a man in her room. She told police the man slapped her in the face and eventually raped her.

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Study: 55,000 people work illegally in WisconsinSubmitted: 11/18/2014

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin is home to an estimated 85,000 people who immigrated illegally, three-fourths of them from Mexico.

That's according to a new study released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. It focuses on illegal immigration from 2009 to 2012.

The study says illegal immigration has been largely stable nationwide since 2009. It had declined during the recession after peaking in 2007 at 12.2 million people.

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