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Police: Stevens Point Man Dies of Accidental Drug Overdose

Updated: 04/03/2008 - Police say a 22-year-old Stevens Point man found dead in his apartment died of an apparent accidental prescription drug overdose. Stevens Point Police Capt. Jim Dowling says no foul play is suspected in Jason Pogrant's death.

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We Energies Worker Moved From Intensive Care Following Oconomowoc Explosion

Posted: 04/03/2008 - The utility worker seriously injured in an explosion and fire at a Baptist church in Oconomowoc has been moved out intensive care at a Milwaukee area hospital. Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital says 60-year-old Ross Phillips is in satisfactory condition Thursday.

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Death of Marshfield Woman Offically Considered Homicide

Updated: 05/02/2008 - An autopsy confirms a University of Wisconsin-Madison student found dead in her home is a homicide victim. Dane County Coroner John Stanley says 21-year-old Brittany Zimmermann's death was caused by a series of traumatic injuries.

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Marshfield Woman Found Dead in Downtown Madison

Updated: 05/02/2008 - A 21-year-old Marshfield woman has been found dead in downtown Madison. WMTV-TV in Madison reports Brittany Sue Zimmermann, a pre-med student at UW-Madison, was found Wednesday afternoon at a home on West Doty Street.

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Owl Population Dwindling After Cold, Icy Winter Causes Starvation

Posted: 04/02/2008 - The Raptor Education Group in Antigo says they're nursing dozens of owls back to health, but many have already lost their lives. They say they’ve received about 40 owls in just the last two weeks, all of them weak and dying of starvation.

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Students Get A Second Chance at a High School Education

Posted: 04/02/2008 - A study done by the University of Minnesota found that one in four high school students drop out of school and these numbers are not improving. But to give those local students a second chance at getting their high school diploma and having a career, the Wausau Fresh Start program offers an untraditional learning program.

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Edgar Family Living With Autism Diagnosis

Updated: 04/02/2008 - World Autism Day is Wednesday April 2nd, 2008 and a family in Edgar is sharing their story hoping to inspire others not to lose hope.

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Flood Waters to Crest in Kenosha County

Updated: 04/02/2008 - Kenosha County emergency officials say some houses in the town of Wheatland are surrounded by flood waters. County Emergency Management Director Ben Schliesman says some homes in the town of Wheatland on the Fox River's banks are accessible only by boat.

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Report: Wisconsin Remains Above Average for Education Funding

Posted: 04/02/2008 - A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau says Wisconsin collects more tax dollars per student than the national average, but the gap is shrinking. Of all states, Wisconsin collected the 17th highest amount per student in taxes to pay for education in the 2005-2006 school year.

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Marshfield Overwhelmingly Passes Smoking Ban

Posted: 04/02/2008 - Marshfield is the latest place in Wisconsin to ban smoking. Tuesday voters overwhelmingly passed a referendum banning indoor smoking in public places, including bars and taverns.

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ELECTIONS ALERT: Gableman Knocks Off Butler in Supreme Court Race

Updated: 04/02/2008 - Justice Louis Butler has publicly conceded defeat to Burnett County Circuit Judge Michael Gableman in the state Supreme Court race. Gableman completed an amazing race with a narrow victory over Butler, becoming the first candidate to defeat a sitting justice in 41 years.

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ELECTIONS ALERT: Jim Tipple Wins Second Term as Wausau Mayor

Updated: 04/02/2008 - Wausau Mayor Jim Tipple has won a second term in office by defeating challenger Deb Hadley. Unofficially, with 100 percent of the vote counted, Tipple picked up 4661 (58 percent) to Hadley's 3329 (42 percent).

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ELECTIONS ALERT: Partial Veto Limit Referendum Approved

Updated: 04/01/2008 - Wisconsin voters have approved a plan to scale back the veto power wielded by their governors. A majority of voters agreed in a statewide referendum Tuesday to amend the constitution to ban what critics call the "Frankenstein veto."

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