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  1. Wisconsin Christmas tree sellers optimisticRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | WKBT

    Following last year's high sales of Christmas trees nationwide, many growers in Wisconsin are looking for another good year. According to the National Christmas Tree Association, about 33 million real trees were sold last year, which is more than any of the previous seven years.

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  2. Benefit supports family of slain Milwaukee girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | WKBT

    Roughly 400 people have attended a fundraiser for the family of a 5-year-old girl who was fatally shot when bullets were fired into her grandparents' Milwaukee home. The weekend benefit in honor of Laylah Petersen raised money for the girl's funeral and therapy services for her family.

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  3. Hundreds line up for Black Friday beerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2014 | WKBT

    Some people wait for hours in the cold to buy cheap televisions or video games. People in Wisconsin do it for beer.

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  4. DOJ sues Oregon publishing group over alleged scamRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | WKBT

    The state Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against two Oregon-based publishing groups alleging it ran a subscription scam targeting the elderly. The DOJ filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Madison.

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  5. Local protest of Ferguson decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | WKBT

    Outrage led to fires and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday night after a grand jury chose not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. Shortly after Monday night's grand jury decision, students at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse made their own decision: to march in protest and stand in solidarity with those in Ferguson, upset and outraged by the no indictment verdict.

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  6. Milwaukee students protest Ferguson shooting caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | WKBT

    About 50 students rallied on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, officer who killed a black 18-year-old. Organized by student organizations and Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen, they started by standing silently with signs like, "We are Michael Brown," the teen killed in Missouri.

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  7. Wisconsin runways see 20 of close calls per yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | WKBT

    Data from the Federal Aviation Administration indicates there have been dozens of close calls on airport runways in Wisconsin throughout the past 13 years. A report by Gannett Wisconsin Media determined pilots have averted disaster 272 times at 12 of the state's airports, an average of about 20 times each year, since October 2001.

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  8. Attorney General-elect names transition teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | WKBT

    Attorney General-elect Brad Schimel has named his transition team as he prepares to take over the state Justice Department in January. Schimel announced Tuesday he has chosen attorney Andrew Cook to serve as his deputy attorney general and lead the seven-member transition team.

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  9. Utility workers rescued from platform in WisconsinRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | WKBT

    Four utility workers have been brought to safety after getting stuck on a platform about 150 feet above the ground at the We Energies plant in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley. A spokesman for the utility company said the workers were rescued late Monday after being stranded when an elevator traveling up a smokestack at the Valley Power Plant became stuck around 5 p.m. The four workers had taken shelter inside an enclosure on the platform while waiting to be rescued.

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  10. Door County fish business subject of federal probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2014 | WKBT

    A Wisconsin company that processes Great Lakes fish for sale worldwide has been caught up in a federal investigation into the illegal trafficking of lake trout, lake sturgeon, whitefish and walleye in Wisconsin and Michigan, according to a published report Saturday. Federal court records show U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents set up a fake fish store in L'Anse, Michigan, recorded conversations on boats and in bars around Beaver Island in Lake Michigan, and recently raided Dan's Fish in the northeastern Wisconsin city of Sturgeon Bay in Door County, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

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  11. Milwaukee family protests tree lighting in parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | WKBT

    Supporters and family members of a black man fatally shot by a white Milwaukee officer have protested a tree lighting ceremony in the downtown park where he was killed. WITI-TV reports about 20 people held signs calling for justice for 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton on Thursday evening as city leaders gathered to light the city and county Christmas tree in Red Arrow Park.

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  12. Fire officials: 6 displaced by Milwaukee fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | WKBT

    WITI-TV reports firefighters responded to the fire at a 1 A1 2-story bungalow Thursday evening. No injuries were reported.

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  13. Iowa woman to receive honor from Milwaukee policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | WKBT

    A Burlington woman is being honored for her part in saving a man's life at a Milwaukee music festival over the summer. The Hawk Eye reports Shelley Jochims and her family were attending Summerfest in July when her husband saw man collapse on the Milwaukee lakefront.

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  14. UW System names Milwaukee chancellor finalistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | WKBT

    The finalists are Gail Hackett, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri-Kansas City; Mark Mone, UW-Milwaukee's interim chancellor; and William "Mike" Sherman, senior vice president and provost and chief operating officer at the University of Akron. System officials say the finalists will participate in an as yet-to-be-scheduled series of public forums with faculty, students and staff.

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  15. Authorities: Body found in vacant Milwaukee houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | WKBT

    The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday that 53-year-old John Abbott was found dead when a realtor went to the house with a prospective buyer over the weekend. His body temperature was 22 degrees when the medical examiner responded to the scene.

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  16. Experts voice concern over Fox River proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | WKBT

    A plan to allow boats to bypass a lock on the Fox River is drawing concern from experts who say it will further the spread of invasive species. The Fox River Navigational System Authority has proposed a $3.8 million transfer station that will allow boats to move around a lock between Lake Michigan and Lake Winnebago.

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  17. Volunteer groups help make Rotary Lights a realityRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | WKBT

    Rotary Lights starts the day after Thanksgiving. Among the volunteers are people from churches, community groups and students from the area.

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  18. Madison credit union falls victim to fraud schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | WKBT

    One of the largest credit unions in Wisconsin has been affected by an alleged fraud scheme involving fake federal loans. UW Credit Union says it has taken an estimated $13.1 million "loss contingency" charge against earnings.

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  19. Portage inmate charged with attempted homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | WKBT

    A Wisconsin prison inmate has been charged with attempted homicide after an employee at the Columbia Correctional Institution was stabbed in the facility's library. Cesar DeLeon of Milwaukee is charged with first-degree intentional homicide by use of a dangerous weapon, as well as battery by prisoners by use of a dangerous weapon.

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  20. Semi stuck on walkway, driver blames GPSRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | WKBT

    A man who drove his semi onto a walkway at a Milwaukee park and got stuck on a foot bridge blames his GPS device for the mishap. The 50-year-old semi driver has been cited for reckless driving and failing to obey road signs, which carry nearly $580 in fines.

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