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Thompson Buying Radio Stations

Updated: 05/24/2006 - Former Gov. Tommy Thompson is partnering with a former top aide facing indictment in Chicago in a deal to buy six radio stations.

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Teaching Abstinence Becomes Law In WI

Updated: 05/24/2006 - Sex education classes aren't making the grade in Wisconsin. That's according to some state legislators. They say the classes are not reducing the number of teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. But a new law is designed to try and change that.

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Getting What You Pay for at the Pump

Updated: 05/24/2006 - It's getting tough to fill up our gas tanks, with prices higher than ever, but the state wants to make sure you're not getting charged more than you should be.

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Last Runs for Model Trains

Posted: 05/23/2006 - For the first time in more than 45 years, a local railroad won't be chugging down the tracks.

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Area Veterans at Higher Risk for Identity Theft

Updated: 05/24/2006 - We know more now about a major security breach involving the personal information of millions of military veterans. This news may make many area veterans nervous about a possible identity theft attack.

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Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery, Part 3

Updated: 05/23/2006 - It's estimated that the adult entertainment industry makes $10 billion a year, but the children and teens exploited in the business don't see the profits. Author of the autobiography "Memoirs of a Sex Industry Survivor," Anne Bissell has made it her mission to educate communities and offer support for survivors.

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Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery, Part 4

Updated: 05/24/2006 - Nineteen cases of human trafficking were reported to the Greater Milwaukee Area Rescue and Restore Coalition over the past year. Milwaukee was one of 16 U.S. cities chosen to host pilot programs to train agencies to identify and offer help to trafficking victims.

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$10,000 Gift for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Updated: 05/23/2006 - More kids from Abbotsford Elementary will be able to participate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program after Tuesday (May 23, 2006).

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Wisconsin Among Salad Recall States

Updated: 05/23/2006 - Mrs. Gerry's Kitchen Incorporated has announced a voluntary recall of about 54,000 pounds of salads that may be contaminated with harmful bacteria.

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Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery, Part 2

Updated: 05/23/2006 - Sex trafficking is bringing in 7 billion dollars a year and it's being reported in Wisconsin. Traffickers are using the Internet as a tool to lure victims. Traffickers will disguise themselves in on line chat rooms to reach victims while others use mail order bride websites to attract women from foreign countries.

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Lincoln County Garage Fire Not Suspicious

Posted: 05/22/2006 - The sheriff says a garage fire in the Town of Harding was "non-suspicious in nature." It's in about the same location as a string of fires that are suspicious.

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Funding the Non-Profits

Updated: 05/23/2006 - They help everyone from domestic abuse victims to senior citizens, but non-profit organizations often need help too, like finding the funds to keep running.

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Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery, Part 1

Updated: 05/23/2006 - Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world and it's going on in the United States and in Wisconsin. It's estimated that 20,000 people are trafficked to the U.S. every year, which does not include people being trafficked from state to state.

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Attorney Suspended in Pipe Bombing Case

Posted: 05/22/2006 - The attorney for the Neillsville man accused of trying to blow up the car carrying his ex-wife and her fiance is being suspended. That could put Jensen's case on hold for awhile.

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Soft Drinks Tested Have High Benzene Levels

Posted: 05/22/2006 - The FDA has finished testing U.S. soft drinks for the cancer-causing chemical, Benzene. 95 of the 100 beverages tested had insignificant or undetectable levels, but 5 beverages had levels that were too high;

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14 Month Old's Funeral Today

Posted: 05/22/2006 - People in Hewitt will be grieving the death of a young girl today (5/22) following a tragic accident.

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Gus Macker Three on Three Basketball Tournament Will Return to Wausau For Its Fifteenth Year

Posted: 05/22/2006 - The Gus Macker Tournament is the fourth largest three on three basketball tournament nationwide and will be held at Wausau West High School June 17 and 18, Father's Day weekend. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome to pick up registration forms at News Channel 7, County Market and East Bay or teams can register on line.

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Family First: Selecting a Preschool

Updated: 11/14/2006 - It's a big decision for parents and a big transition for kids. In this week's Family First, we'll help you choose a preschool to meet your needs.

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