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Judge blocks collective bargaining law (UPDATE)

By JASON SMATHERS and SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state’s new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect, raising the possibility that the Legislature may have to vote ...

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3 arrested in child prostitution ring

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Three people from central Wisconsin have been charged in a statewide prostitution ring. Prosecutors say three 17-year-old girls told police they worked as prostitutes for the trio. According to a criminal complaint, the girls were taken ...

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DA files lawsuit challenging Walker’s union law (UPDATE)

TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers violated Wisconsin’s open meetings law when they amended a contentious plan that bars most public employees from collective bargaining, a Madison prosecutor alleged in a lawsuit Wednesday. Dane County District ...

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Woman arrested for making meth at motel

DICKEYVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Drug officers from Wisconsin and Iowa say they’ve made an arrest after busting a methamphetamine lab at a motel. The Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force says a 32-year-old woman wanted in Iowa for “escape and dangerous drugs” ...

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