MADISON - Good news for air travelers. The Federal Aviation Administration says it has suspended all furloughs for air traffic controllers, and that air travel should return to normal by Sunday evening.
The furloughs, caused by federal spending cuts, resulted in thousands of flight delays and hundreds of cancellations throughout the week.
But congress passed legislation Friday giving the transportation department flexibility. It will be able to shift money around in its budget to stop the furloughs and put all controllers back to work.
RHINELANDER - Looking back on his 28 years as airport director, Joe Brauer says he has a lot to be proud of.
"When we got the disabled passenger lift, the non-motorized one, we were very, very proud of that," said Brauer, who's worked as the airport director for 28 years. He's also been in the airline business for 20 years.
Now, the longtime Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport director will be passing things off to a familiar face.
MADISON - The Wisconsin Senate has unanimously approved an $80 million juvenile justice overhaul plan that would close the troubled Lincoln Hills prison by 2021 and replace it with smaller regional facilities.
The Senate voted without any debate Tuesday to pass the plan, which largely mirrors what the Assembly unanimously approved last month.
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