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Father won’t be charged in toddler’s death

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A father in La Crosse County won’t face criminal charges in the death of his 15-month-old daughter. A rare death inquest hearing was held into the Dec. 28 drowning at the town of Campbell home. The father told investigators he was giving his daughter a bath and left the room for no more than five ...

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Court says convicted pot pilot can appeal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An appeals court has ruled that a failed script writer sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for flying $500,000 worth of marijuana to Wisconsin on his private plane should have been allowed to appeal his conviction. Trevor Ryan of Ukiah, Calif., was sentenced by a federal judge in Madison to 65 months in ...

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6 charged in big marijuana bust in northern Wis.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged six men with working in a large-scale marijuana growing operation in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin. U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said on Friday that five of the men are Mexican citizens and one of them, 40-year-old Norberto Burciago, is from St. Paul, Minn. Ashland County Sheriff Mick Brennan said nearly 10,000 ...

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U.S. Attorney: Marijuana destroyed from Wisconsin national forest

PARK FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve arrested one man and are seeking four more after eradicating a large marijuana growing operation found in Wisconsin’s Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said the man was arrested at the scene of the grow site that involved thousands of plants over a several-acre area about 25 miles northwest of ...

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La Crosse council passes marijuana ordinance

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The La Crosse Common Council has passed an ordinance that decriminalizes possession of a small amount of marijuana. The council Thursday night passed a local law that allows law enforcement to ticket, not criminally charge a person for first-time possession of 7 grams of marijuana or less. Half of the ticket revenue would go to ...

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Traffic stop yields 28 pounds of marijuana

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Racine County deputies say they’ve arrested a driver who was transporting a load of marijuana that weighed as much as a pair of bowling balls. According to the sheriff’s department, a deputy stopped the man Wednesday because his vehicle’s registration was matched to an unlicensed owner. The deputy smelled a strong odor of raw marijuana coming ...

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THE DARK SIDE: What is this state smokin’?

Everyone has to have faith in something or somebody. I have faith in the actuaries who work for insurance companies. If they say women should have lower rates for life insurance than men, then I know women live longer than men on average. If they base car insurance rates on zip codes, then I know zip codes are valid determinants ...

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