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It's Confirmed: Johnny Depp is Coming to Wisconsin

Posted: 02/26/2008 - It may have been the worst kept secret in Wisconsin filmmaking history. Gov. Jim Doyle's office confirmed Tuesday that Depp will be in the state to star in "Public Enemies."

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NEW INFO: More Assistance Sought for Domtar Workers

Updated: 02/26/2008 - The state is expected to file a petition this week seeking federal assistance for the workers expected to lose their jobs when the Domtar mill is closed in Port Edwards this spring.

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Major Employer Leaving Neillsville

Updated: 02/26/2008 - A major employer in Neillsville plans to close this year and move work to Mexico. About 130 workers will eventually lose their jobs when Leeson Electric Motors Plant begins to shut down this summer.

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Advocacy Group Says Madison, Appleton Doing Fine Without Smoking

Updated: 02/26/2008 - A new report by an advocacy group pushing for a statewide smoking ban says the economies of Madison and Appleton have been doing just fine since the cities banned smoking in public places. The report finds that requests for liquor licenses there have actually increased since the smoking bans took effect.

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As Motorists Were Stranded, Wis. Traffic Cameras Collected Dust

Updated: 02/26/2008 - Traffic cameras that could have helped authorities detect a backup that stranded thousands of motorists in a snowstorm earlier in February have been in storage for years. Authorities say the cameras could have helped them understand earlier the severity of the traffic jam between Madison and Janesville.

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Wisconsin Battles Flu Outbreak

Posted: 02/25/2008 - Wisconsin is being effected with a later than usual flu outbreak and doctors are saying if you haven't gotten your flu shot there is still time.

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Gableman Won't Retract Fundraising Letter Butler Calls 'False'

Posted: 02/25/2008 - The two candidates running for the state Supreme Court sparred over a fundraising letter that says the incumbent's ruling in a case resulted in the release of a sex offender. Burnett County Circuit Judge Michael Gableman's campaign sent the letter. Gableman is running against Justice Louis Butler.

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DNR: 24 Snowmobilers Killed So Far This Winter in Wisconsin

Updated: 12/30/2008 - A state safety expert says snowmobile crashes on Wisconsin trails have killed 24 riders so far this winter, considerably more than a year ago. DNR records show Wisconsin has averaged 27 snowmobile deaths per season over the past 12 years.

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Eagle River Man Accused of Causing Boating Death to Enter Plea Monday

Updated: 02/25/2008 - A 46-year-old Eagle River man is scheduled to enter a plea Monday in connection with a boating crash that killed one woman. Prosecutors say Jeffery Habenicht was piloting a jet boat in 2006 that collided with another boat carrying several people, including 31-year-old Melissa Mann.

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Wait for DNA Testing Decreases Slightly

Posted: 02/25/2008 - The number of criminal cases waiting for DNA testing at the State Crime Lab is down slightly for the first time in five years. The backlog for forensic scientists fell from 1,785 at the end of 2006 to 1,735 in 2007.

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Tomahawk's Hagar Thinking 4th Title

Posted: 02/24/2008 - Tomahawk junior Nick Hagar won his 3rd straight state wrestling championship on Saturday. Only 9 have won four.

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