Wisconsin

Farm mapper video from Scott Heiberger posted on YouTube.

Wis. farmers, firefighters partner on hazards maps

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Without even thinking, Joe Ortner rattles off a list of items on his family’s dairy farm that could kill you: 1,000 gallons of diesel, 500 gallons of gas, cleaning chemicals in the […]

05/25/2013

US Vice President Joe Biden (AP Photo)

Wisconsin boy gets handwritten response from Biden

MILWAUKEE (AP) — It might not be unusual for schoolchildren to write to the president or vice president. But one Wisconsin boy got an unexpectedly personal response. The 7-year-old, second-grade student at Downtown Montessori Academy […]

05/14/2013

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Drought eases in farm belt but not over yet

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the farm belt’s soil recharged by melted snow and spring rains, farmers are anxious to start working the fields and planting seed for the 2013 crop season.

04/12/2013

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Obama admin winds down plan for ‘uninsurables’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing financial concerns, the Obama administration began quietly winding down one of the earliest programs created by the president’s health care overhaul to help people with medical problems who can’t get private insurance.

02/15/2013

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen pays for injured teen’s therapy dog

MILWAUKEE (AP) — There’s a 15-year-old Florida girl who didn’t know much about Charlie Sheen before this week — but does now. The actor wired $10,000 to her for a therapy dog to help in her rehab from injuries at a Wisconsin amusement park ride.

02/15/2013

Couple can’t collect in birth control mix-up

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A clinic that mistakenly gave vitamins instead of birth-control pills to a Wisconsin woman doesn’t have to pay to raise the child she conceived but can be sued for other financial damages, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.

01/30/2013

Wis. couple says pet chicken alerted them to blaze

ALMA CENTER, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin couple says fire clucks, not fire trucks, helped them escape a blaze at their home. The couple was sleeping when their pet chicken woke them at about 6:15 a.m. Thursday.

12/28/2012

Rose Bowl Game 2013

Madison, Palo Alto mayors make Rose Bowl wager

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Mayors in Wisconsin and California are making a friendly wager on the Rose Bowl. Stanford Cardinal, which call Palo Alto home, and the Wisconsin Badgers will compete in the Rose Bowl Jan. 1.

12/27/2012

Winter weather

US storm’s toll up to 6 dead as system heads east

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The death toll has risen to six from winter storms in the nation’s midsection.

12/26/2012

Suzy Favor Hamilton (AP Photo)

Seeking an outlet, Olympian turned to double life

(AP) – The Big Ten isn’t talking about the future of the Suzy Favor Athlete of the Year Award, named after three-time Olympian who revealed this week she lived a double life as an escort in Las Vegas.

12/21/2012

Singer Taylor Swift

Man arrested at Tenn. home tied to Taylor Swift

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A man took a bus from Wisconsin to Nashville, climbed a fence at a home linked to singer Taylor Swift on Friday and told police he was there to surprise a woman on her birthday.

12/14/2012

n this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 photo, Karen Mallet stands in front of her Alexander Calder print in her Shorewood, Wis., home. Mallet bought the print for $12.34 at a Goodwill thrift store in Milwaukee. It turned out to be a lithograph by the American artist Alexander Calder worth $9,000. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

$9K artwork bought for $12 at Milwaukee Goodwill

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Holiday bargain-hunters may want to head to Goodwill. A picture that sold for around $12 at a thrift store in Milwaukee turned out to be a print by American artist Alexander Calder worth $9,000.

12/02/2012

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