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WXPR News: Monday, August 5, 2019

Aug 5, 2019

  • State realtors look at the state of the housing market
  • Federal assessment requested of storm damage in Wisconsin
  • Projects will create more welcoming communities in Wisconsin
  • The Northland Pines School District reviews its annual bullying report

  • Community leaders broke ground on expansion of the LDF Country Market,
  • A local Chamber of Commerce director joins the Governor's Tourism Council,
  • A Wisconsin Rapids man is hoping for a complete recovery after a spinal injury cleaning up after a storm,
  • Republicans are after AG Josh Kaul for not following the rules.

  •   The Lakeland Times files an open meetings complaint against Rhinelander officials,
  •   A Schofield man faces charges after leaving his child in a hot car,
  •   A Shawano county judge will determine the estate of a man believed dead in Missouri,
  •   A conservative group files to overturn the partial veto powers of the Governor.

  •   Vilas Co. government gets more than 200 cyber attacks each day,
  •   A Merrill man faces more sex offender charges,
  •   Chippewa Co. authorities say a shooting there might have been a Jayme Closs copycat,
  •   Chicago area residents are leaving the Windy City to live in a less costly Wisconsin.

  •   Republicans say they aren't going to bypass Gov. Evers on redistricting,
  •   A warning to not get scammed as your reaching out to get a settlement because of  getting scammed,
  •   No sales tax holiday this year for back to school,
  •   Senator Ron Johnson says Wisconsin farmers are not over the hump after being hurt by tariffs.

  • Rhinelander will be asked to consider two petitions regarding elections and political boundaries
  • Storm damage still impacting recreational areas
  • Bill would make it tougher to build new projects on campuses in the University of Wisconsin System
  • Search for two missing Wisconsin brothers now a death investigation

  • Feedback sought on rule revisions on how to assess the health of lakes and streams
  • Use of advanced life support services on ambulance calls being studied in Vilas County
  • Lung damage in eight Wisconsin teenagers may be tied to vaping
  • Bill to help improve access to broadband internet clears Senate committee

  • Two-day conference on Chronic Wasting Disease continues today in Madison,
  • Wisconsin's Agriculture Secretary says state budget will help consumers and tech,
  • the National Weather Service is reporting 16 tornadoes touched down over the weekend,
  • and Lakeland Union High School's board is considering a possible referendum,

  • The state will spend more than four million to buy 14,000 acres of forest,
  • agencies continue the cleanup in the aftermath of severe weather,
  • Robin Mendez has been found guilty of his wife's murder and sentenced to life in prison,
  • and the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is demanding a pipline be removed.

  • PFAS found in Rhinelander drinking water, current supply ok to use, testing Crescent spring,
  •  Damage cleanup continues from weekend storms and power is being restored,
  •  The death of a Spooner man appears to be a homicide,
  •  A Racine woman leaves a child in a hot car, child saved by rescuers, then woman gets mad at police for breaking window to get child out.

  • Fire destroys a business building near Eagle River
  • A pastor speaking in the Northwoods spent a year talking to people about Donald Trump
  • Wisconsin’s Green Fire lays out recommendations to address nitrate contamination in water
  • Weekend storms may have contributed to two deaths in Wisconsin

  • The Veterans Administration names the new Harshaw veterans cemetery,
  • An Oneida County employee might face criminal charges,
  • Action in Vilas County court regarding the former Phelps hospital,
  • An anti-bullying ordinance goes into effect in Wisconsin Rapids.

  • After a vote yesterday, Merrill voters return 4 of 5 incumbents to the city council,
  •  A new study shows kids over the summer gain weight from sugary drinks,
  •  Gov. Evers tells a fellow Democrat his criticism of the budget are just "rantings",
  •  WE Energies agrees to not charge solar users more.

  • A former Rhinelander-area doctor takes a lesser charge concerning the death of his son,
  • Wausau Police hope the public helps locate a suspect in a shooting incident,
  •  Officer cleared in central Wisconsin shooting,
  •  U.S Senator Tammy Baldwin says laid-off Shopko workers haven't gotten the money they were promised.

  • "Topping off" ceremony held for new hospital being built in Minocqua
  •  Experts on climate change to speak in Three Lakes
  •  Rhinelander Chamber putting new emphasis on marketing and adding members
  •  Send-off ceremony held for Wisconsin National Guard soldiers heading to Afghanistan

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