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13th Annual Karner Blue Race in the Books

A total of 165 runners competed Saturday in the Karner Blue 5K-10K-Half Marathon races sponsored by the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Mequon Neighborhood Seeks Record For Shortest US July 4 Parade

Residents of a Mequon neighborhood are waiting to find out if their July Fourth parade set a new world record. About 30 people in the suburb north of Milwaukee have been marching and riding bikes for eight years. That was until organizer Bob Walerstein urged them to make Tuesday's parade a little more fun, by seeing what they had to do to get in the Guinness Book of World Records. They learned that the book does not have a record for the shortest Independence Day parade in the U-S, so they videotaped and documented an 88 yard march from Homestead High School to the first house on their street. Their noon time parade lasted less than two minutes -- and Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Sandy Williams will send all the proof to Guinness headquarters in London, while the neighbors wait for an official word of their accomplishment.

  • Written by Tyler Bue
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Two July Fourth Drownings In Southeast Wisconsin

Two people have drowned in a pair of late afternoon incidents on the Fourth of July in southeast Wisconsin. In Racine, police say a 14-year-old boy went underwater and never resurfaced while swimming with two others in a mucky area of the Root River near a storm sewer drain pipe. In Fond du Lac County, a 23-year-old Milwaukee man drowned while swimming in DeNeveu Lake in the town of Empire. Both victims were recovered from their respective waterways, and their names were not immediately released. Investigations continue into both drownings.

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UW Budget: No Tuition Hikes, But Fees Would Rise

A tuition freeze would continue for a fifth year, but U-W students would still have to pay more for room, board, and student fees this fall. The university's Board of Regents will act tomorrow (Thursday) on a six-point-two billion dollar budget for the coming year that raises food and housing costs by two-point-six percent on the four year campuses. Fees for student groups and programs would also rise an average of two-point-six percent, although they vary from school to school with no increase planned at Green Bay. Republican lawmakers first ordered a tuition freeze four years ago, after being upset when learning about millions of dollars in hidden reserves on the various campuses.

  • Written by Tyler Bue
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Fewer Troubled Teens Are Sent To Troubled Lincoln Hills

The numbers of delinquent teens sent to Wisconsin's juvenile facilities are still 30-percent less than when agents first raided them for alleged inmate abuses. Gannett's U-S-A Today Network says 180 juveniles are at the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake boys' and girls' institutions in Lincoln County. That's much fewer than the 264 inmates the day before the December 2015 raid that was part of two federal investigations now in their third years, as a federal judge recently ordered the state and the A-C-L-U to come up with a plan by the end of this week to change policies on using pepper spray and putting teens in solitary confinement for long periods. Milwaukee, Brown, and Racine counties sent a combined 57 fewer inmates to Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake last year than in 2015. Because of that, lawmakers propose increases in what counties pay the state to house the youngsters from 300-dollars a day to 400.

  • Written by Tyler Bue
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