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Elder Fielder Hoping for Reunion With Son, Prince

Posted: 02/27/2008 - Former slugger Cecil Fielder says he expects to one day reconcile with his son, Prince, the Milwaukee Brewers slugger who has his father's power swing and ample physique. The two have been estranged for about three years amid lingering bitterness over the breakup of Cecil Fielder's first marriage.

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Audit Says Wisconsin's Bridges are Improving But DOT Should Track Work

Updated: 02/27/2008 - An audit says the condition of Wisconsin bridges has improved in recent years but recommends the Department of Transportation do more to monitor maintenance work. Lawmakers called for the review last year after the Minneapolis bridge collapse.

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NEW INFO: Autopsy Shows Kenosha County Backhoe Operator Drowned

Posted: 02/27/2008 - An autopsy shows drowning caused the death of a backhoe operator whose equipment broke through the ice on a Racine County quarry. Medical Examiner Tom Terry says 62-year-old Charles Nemetz was knocked unconscious when the backhoe toppled into 12 feet of water at Park View Sand and Gravel Monday.

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Wis. Natural Resources Board Creates New CWD Hunt Options

Posted: 02/27/2008 - State wildlife officials say they'll give sportsmen three options for new end-of-the-year hunts in chronic wasting disease zones. The Natural Resources Board wants public comment on whether to run hunts from Dec. 11 to 14, Dec. 15 to Jan. 4 or Dec. 24 to Jan. 4.

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Mark Jensen Sentenced to Life in Prison in Wife's Killing

Updated: 02/27/2008 - The man convicted of poisoning and suffocating his wife in Kenosha County has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. 48-year-old Mark Jensen was found guilty last week in the 1998 death of his wife.

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Small Communities Struggle To Fill Demand for Physicians

Posted: 02/26/2008 - The medical community in the United States is struggling to fill a shortage of physicians in many areas. And it's a problem that's also apparent in small communities in NorthCentral Wisconsin.

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Smoke Detectors Free to Wausau Homeowners

Updated: 02/26/2008 - If you live in the City of Wausau, you can get a smoke and carbon monoxide detectors free of charge thanks to local and national grants totaling more than $15,000.

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Wisconsin Senate Votes to Outlaw Human Trafficking

Posted: 02/26/2008 - The state Senate has passed a bill that would make human trafficking a felony in Wisconsin. Anyone convicted of trafficking a person for labor, services or commercial sex would face up to $100,000 in fines and 25 years in prison.

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Wisconsin Senate Passes Bill Requiring Autism Coverage

Updated: 02/27/2008 - Insurance companies would be required to cover autism under a bill that passed the state Senate but probably will not go any further. Gov. Jim Doyle has been a strong advocate for the bill, which passed Tuesday under a 25-8 vote.

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