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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican Governor Scott Walker is shrugging off state lawmakers' decision to nix his plan to exempt rent-to-own businesses from Wisconsin's consumer protection act. A handful of Republican lawmakers sided with industry critics who insist the businesses prey on the poor and pressed the Legislature's budget committee to wipe out the governor's proposal. The committee deleted the provisions yesterday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin's Lemon Law King is trying to rally dealers against a Republican bill that would relax car buyer protection statutes. The bill would revise the Wisconsin's lemon law to erase mandatory consumer damage awards and give manufacturers more time to deliver a replacement vehicle or refund. Attorney Vince Megna sent letters today to Wisconsin dealers telling them to oppose the bill.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Governor Scott Walker says today he wasn't aware of his former campaign spokeswoman's drunken driving citations. Twenty-5-year old Nicole Tieman pleaded guilty to her second OWI offense in Milwaukee on Wednesday and was sentenced to 20 days in jail. She had already been convicted in March of operating with a prohibited alcohol content in Waukesha County.
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City lawyer for two massage therapists who sued retired Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre (farv) over claims he sent racy text messages says the case has been settled. Lawyer David Jaroslawicz (yahr-oh-SLAH'-vihk) wouldn't comment today on the terms of the settlement.
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Investigators are still looking into what caused a block-long apartment complex in Allouez to go up in flames yesterday.All that remains of the 74-unit Hilltop Place apartments are charred rubble, gapingMore >>
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A Fond du Lac high school student hopes to make history this weekend by organizing the largest food drive in 24 hours at a single location.An average Friday at Fond du Lac High School is going to turnMore >>
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Oshkosh West FFA students finished filling a semi-trailer with supplies for Oklahoma tornado victims.For the last four days, they've been taking bags and boxes full of donations for "Operation: Oklahoma."They'veMore >>
Oshkosh West FFA students finished their four-day "Operation: Oklahoma," filling a semi-trailer with supplies for this week's tornado victims. More >>
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From inland lakes and rivers to the Bay of Green Bay and Lake Michigan, authorities are urging boaters to play it safe and follow the law.More >>
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The three-day festival with more attractions and more vendors is expected to draw 25,000 people, and with them comes a need for more security.More >>
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The Claude Allouez Bridge will close from 9:15 a.m. until about noon for the Memorial Day Parade.More >>
Friends and softball teammates collect donations for the family of a nine-year-old Oklahoma girl with ties to Northeast Wisconsin after the girl was killed in Monday's devastating tornado.Sydney AngleMore >>
Sydney Angle's softball teammates have been collecting donations in Oklahoma, standing on the side of the road and filling helmets with cash.More >>