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Racine man held in fatal hit-and-run, bail jumpingSubmitted: 12/26/2014
RACINE - A 31-year-old Racine man has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident that left a pedestrian dead.

Charges filed Friday against Bradley Hayek allege he was at the wheel of a car that struck a man Thursday night in Racine and fled the scene. The victim, 45-year-old Robert Castaneda, died at a nearby emergency room.

Hayek was arrested a few blocks away. He faces multiple charges, including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. Hayek is also facing bail jumping charges, according to police.

Hayek was awaiting sentencing from a prior drug conviction.

A court commissioner set Hayek's bail at $50,000 Friday and ordered him not to drink and to wear an alcohol monitoring device if he's released. His attorney didn't immediately return a message.

Story By: The Associated Press

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Court rules landlord not liable in dog attackSubmitted: 12/26/2014

MADISON - The Wisconsin Supreme Court says a landlord can't be held liable as the owner of his tenants' dogs for multiple injuries they inflicted on a woman.

According to court documents, George Kontos allowed his daughter and her family to live on his Winnebago County property with their dogs. In June 2010 the dogs attacked Julie Augsburger.

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Program helps those just diagnosed with breast cancerSubmitted: 12/26/2014

MADISON - People just diagnosed with breast cancer can need someone to talk to.

A University of Wisconsin program gets them support and comfort from others who have been in their shoes.

The Patient Survivor Advocate Program connects those at the front end of treatment with those who have been through it.

A special bond develops between those in the grant-funded program.

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Unemployment down in most cities, but up in countiesSubmitted: 12/24/2014

MADISON - Unemployment rates decreased in most major Wisconsin cities last month, but increased in most counties.

Numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development were released Tuesday.

Unemployment rates for November went down or remained the same in 23 of the state's 32 largest cities.

Unemployment rates were up in 57 of the state's 72 counties.

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Protesters return from arena to Milwaukee parkSubmitted: 12/23/2014

MILWAUKEE - Scores of protesters have now returned to a downtown Milwaukee park where a white police officer killed a black man.

The protesters gathered at the park Tuesday evening to demand justice for 31-year-old Dontre Hamiton, who was shot by officer Christopher Manney in April. The protest followed Monday's announcement by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm that Manney would face no criminal charges.

The demonstrators marched from the park to the Bradley Center, where they surrounded the main entrance. Three busloads of police officers then arrived and formed a path through the protesters with their bodies to allow Bucks fans to enter the arena.

The protesters eventually marched back to the park.

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Some question endangered status for wolfSubmitted: 12/23/2014

MINNEAPOLIS - Some wolf experts think the animals don't need special protection anymore.

A federal judge in Washington put the wolf back on the endangered species list on Friday.

The judge's decision affects Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota.

The wolves' return to the endangered list stops wolf hunting and trapping.

David Mech of the U.S. Geological Survey disputes that wolf hunting in the three states threatened the species' survival in the region.

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UPDATE:DOJ to review Milwaukee police shootingSubmitted: 12/22/2014

MILWAUKEE - Federal officials say they'll review the shooting of a black man by a white police officer in Milwaukee for a possible civil rights violation.

Dontre Hamilton, a 31-year-old man whose family said he was mentally ill, was shot to death last April in a downtown park after he struggled with Officer Christopher Manney. The Milwaukee County prosecutor announced Monday that Manney's use of force was justified self-defense, and he wouldn't be charged in the case.

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No charges in Milwaukee Police shootingSubmitted: 12/22/2014

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee County district attorney says he's confident the public will see he made a fair decision in not charging a white Milwaukee police officer in the shooting death of a black man.

John Chisholm said the officer, Christopher Manney, was justified in using deadly force when his encounter with Dontre Hamilton turned into a fight last April. Manney shot Hamilton 14 times after Hamilton got control of the officer's baton.

Chisholm said the release of the full investigative file will help people understand what went into the decision.

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