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10 People Shot In Subway In Brooklyn, New York; Police Identify Person Of Interest
Ten people were shot and over a dozen more suffered other injuries when a gunman opened fire on a subway train in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday morning, authorities said. Thirteen people were being treated for smoke inhalation from a smoke bomb or other injuries from the panic that ensued, officials said.Read More
New Inflation Numbers Ring Alarms For Senate Democratic Majority
A report by the Labor Department that inflation in March rose by 8.5 percent compared to a year ago is setting off new alarm among Democrats that their Senate majority is in serious trouble.
The bad news for Democrats is that inflation is projected to be a problem for the rest of this year, there’s not much they can do about it in the short term and it is souring Americans’ view of the economy.Read More
Why So Many Conservatives Are Talking About ‘Grooming’ All Of A Sudden
For the unfamiliar, “grooming” is a term typically reserved to describe the type of behavior that child sexual abusers use to coerce potential victims without being caught. But now some Republicans are using it against any Democrat (or company) who disagrees with them on certain policy issues.Read More
Satellite Images Show More Russian Military Deployments In Eastern Ukraine
Two probable Russian military resupply and maintenance bases have been established in southern Ukraine and Crimea, and are likely being used to help reinforce and resupply operations in and near Mariupol, Maxar satellite images show.
Russian ground forces continue moving into eastern Ukraine, where the stage is being set for a massive offensive in the Donbas region, Maxar says in a note to reporters.Read More
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, Voice Of Iago In 'Aladdin,' Dead At 67
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, who voiced the parrot Iago in Disney's 1992 animated film "Aladdin," has died. He was 67. The news was shared on Gottfried's social media through a statement from his family.Read More
Fate Of Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes On Trial In Wisconsin Supreme Court Case
The eventual ruling could have broad ramifications for voter turnout in the state’s closely watched governor and U.S. Senate races, as well as elections beyond 2022.Read More
Officials: Person Of Interest In Brooklyn Subway Shooting Has Wisconsin Address
In a news conference Tuesday evening, officials revealed that a person of interest in a Brooklyn subway attack that left several injured Tuesday morning, April 12, has connections to Wisconsin.Read More
DMV Investigations Recovered Over $1 Million For Consumers Last Year
Wisconsin Department of Transportation's (WisDOT) Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Dealer and Agent Section announces its Field Investigation Unit recouped nearly $1,180,000 for consumers in 2021 in the way of refunds, repairs and services following DMV investigations. This specialized unit recovers an average of $1.2M per year.
In addition to resolving consumer disputes, the Field Investigation Unit also regulates and educates more than 5,500 licensed motor vehicle dealers, wholesale auto auctions, and salvage dealers. They collaborate with federal, state and local enforcement agencies to deter criminal activity and protect consumers. They also investigate unlicensed dealers, odometer tampering and title fraud.Read More
Gov. Tony Evers Supports Cash Bail, But Hopes For Reform
Governor Tony Evers hopes that state legislature considers a bill to reform the process of setting bail. It’s a move already made by several states. Importantly, he doesn’t believe it should be eliminated, just modified.
In the race for state attorney general... the issue of bail isn’t likely to go away. But, any changes made to the system will require support from both lawmakers, and the governor.Read More
Bison: The Biggest, Baddest Animal In Wisconsin (Sort Of)
If you decide to include farm animals, the biggest animal in our state is a bison — which also happens to be the largest land animal in North America. Clocking in at more than 2,000 pounds, bison are raised for their meat in Wisconsin.
Before they met the same fate as cows, pigs, chickens and the like, bison were native to — and thriving in — much of the United States, including Wisconsin. But over-hunting and habitat destruction sliced the population from between 60 million and 70 million in the late 1700s to just 800 in the late 1800s.Read More