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NEW INFO: Jury Finds Mark Jensen Guilty of Murder in '98 Death of Wife

Updated: 02/21/2008 - A jury that convicted a Kenosha man Thursday of poisoning his wife with antifreeze and then suffocating her says the letter she left behind was a critical part of the case. In the letter, 40-year-old Julie Jensen said she suspected her husband might be trying to kill her, and if she died, it should be given to police.

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Local Students Dive into the PAST

Updated: 02/21/2008 - Students at DC Everest are getting out of their normal classroom setting to take a deeper look into the past. The students were challenged back in December to come up with a creative and scholarly way to explain a conflict in history as part of National History Day.

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DNR Notes Increase in Killing Animals for Thrill

Posted: 02/21/2008 - State conservation wardens say they've seen a disturbing trend in recent years - young people killing wild animals just for kicks. DNR warden Rick Rosen in St. Croix County says it has nothing to do with hunting or sportsmanship - it's simply a criminal act.

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Feingold Says He's 'Inclined' to Support Obama

Updated: 02/21/2008 - Sen. Russ Feingold says he is "inclined" to support Barack Obama for president because of the candidate's victory this week in Feingold's home state of Wisconsin. He says that in making a final decision, he'll take into account whether a person is the right person for president and can win.

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Jurors in Jensen Case Resume Deliberations

Posted: 02/21/2008 - A jury deciding whether Mark Jensen killed his wife has resumed its third day of deliberations, after spending nearly 24 hours behind closed doors over the last two days. Several times jurors have asked for pieces of evidence. They include Julie Jensen's letter that she asked a neighbor to give to police if anything were to happen to her.

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Lawmakers Consider Psychological Exams for Police

Posted: 02/21/2008 - A bill that would require pyschological testing for police officers in Wisconsin is getting a lukewarm reception from a legislative committee. The bill comes in response to last fall's mass shooting in Crandon. Tyler Peterson, an off-duty police officer, killed six people with his SWAT assault rifle before killing himself.

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Fire Destroys Kenosha Restaurant, Apartments

Updated: 02/21/2008 - Fire officials say the blaze that destroyed a Kenosha restaurant and apartments apparently started in the kitchen. Battallion Chief Wes Bernhardt says the restaurant is probably a total loss.

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Wisconsin Dairy Exports Up 131 Percent

Updated: 02/20/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle says the value of Wisconsin's dairy exports increased 131 percent last year from $84.7 million to $195.8 million. Doyle says whey dominated dairy exports with 99.5 million pounds valued at a record $79.8 million, while cheese exports reached 21.3 million pounds for a record value of $75 million.

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Second Day of Deliberations in Trial of Man Accused of Poisoning Wife

Posted: 02/20/2008 - The jurors deciding whether Mark Jensen killed his wife are deliberating again Wednesday after a more than 14-hour day Tuesday. Several times Tuesday they've asked for pieces of evidence, including Julie Jensen's letter that she left with a neighbor to give to police if anything should happen to her. It pointed the finger at Mark Jensen if she was harmed.

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Snowmobile vs. Truck Accident Kills 1 in Waupaca County

Posted: 02/20/2008 - A snowmobile operator has been killed as a result of an accident involving a pickup truck outside Manawa Tuesday. The Waupaca County Sheriff's Department says in a news release that two snowmobiles were going north on Highway 22 when they hit the truck, which was turning out of the Union Town Hall parking lot.

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