Police search for man who shot at off-duty officerSubmitted: 10/29/2014
MILWAUKEE - Police are looking for the gunman who fire shots at an off-duty officer in Milwaukee.

Authorities say the 52-year-old University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee officer witnessed a traffic accident Tuesday about 5:30 p.m. and following the striking vehicle which had left the scene. At one point the male suspect got out of his car and showed a handgun.

Police say as the officer began to flee, the suspect fired. The officer was not injured.

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Wisconsin study to probe farm kids' allergiesSubmitted: 10/29/2014

MARSHFIELD, WI - Marshfield Clinic researchers are enrolling pregnant Wisconsin farmers in a study of children's allergies and asthma.

News-Herald Media reports (http://mnhne.ws/1FSghvR ) the clinic's National Farm Medicine Center plans to enroll about 100 expectant mothers who live on farms and 100 non-farm women. The center will work with the University of Wisconsin's asthma and allergy research center to track kids' development of allergies and respiratory infections for two years, starting before the babies are born.

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Man hurt in Wausau stabbingSubmitted: 10/29/2014

WAUSAU - A stabbing in Wausau put one man in the hospital, and another in jail.

Police report there was a dispute between two men who are related to each other. Things escalated and one man stabbed the other Tuesday night.

A 39 year old was taken to Aspirus Hospital where he's in stable condition. A 29 year old relative is in the Marathon County Jail.

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Wood County man charged in death of brotherSubmitted: 10/28/2014

WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Wood County authorities have charged a 55 year old man who they say killed his brother and buried the body in his backyard.

Ronald Horan of Wisconsin Rapids was ordered held on $20,000 bond Monday on a charge of second-degree reckless homicide. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Horan's attorney, Gary Kryshak, says he believes it was a tragic accident and not a crime.

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Health officials set up Ebola transfer planSubmitted: 10/28/2014

MADISON - Wisconsin health officials have set up a plan for moving Ebola patients in the state to one of four hospitals.

The state Department of Health Services issued a news release Tuesday saying the agency will work with doctors caring for Ebola patients to move the patients to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison or Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

Children diagnosed with Ebola would go to the American Family Children's Hospital in Madison or the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

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Record milk production seen in SeptemberSubmitted: 10/28/2014

MADISON - Wisconsin's cows might produce the most milk ever this year.

Dairy farmers had another record-setting month of milk production in September.

If they keep up at this pace, Wisconsin will set a new yearly record.

Wisconsin milk production in September increased 70 million pounds from the year before.

State dairy farmers broke the old record with 2-thousand fewer cows than in 2013.

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GAB: 146K absentee votes cast so farSubmitted: 10/28/2014

MADISON - Wisconsin election officials say state voters have cast more than 146,000 absentee ballots so far.

The Government Accountability Board released figures Monday that show 146,196 absentee ballots were cast through Friday. Of those, 90,452 were cast in local clerk's offices and 55,717 were cast by mail. About 28,400 absentee ballots have not yet been returned.

None of the ballots will be counted until Election Day on Nov. 4.

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Illinois governor says quarantine is in public interestSubmitted: 10/27/2014

CHICAGO - Governors in states that are quarantining health care workers who've had contact with Ebola victims are defending those measures.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says those affected should be able to remain home where they'll be more comfortable, but that they'll be forced to stay there. He says, ``In the interest of the public and public health, it will be mandatory.'' Quinn says, ``We have to be on our toes.''

Illinois doesn't have any confirmed Ebola cases.

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