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People are cutting back on driving more in Milwaukee and Madison than in almost any other U.S. city, according to a new report by the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG). The WISPIRG report compiled data from the Census Bureau, the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. It found that from 2006 to 2011, Milwaukee saw a nearly 21 percent decrease in vehicle miles traveled. Madison saw a nearly 18 percent decrease.
Over the past six weeks, investigators from the Superior Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Duluth Police Department and the Lake Superior Drug and Gang Task Force have initiated several undercover operations focused on addressing crimes associated with human trafficking, including prostitution, and patronizing and solicitation of prostitutes. According to a news release issued by Superior Deputy Chief Nicholas Alexander: The first operation Oct. 18 focused on identifying prostitutes.
The Department of Natural Resources has completed its review of Gogebic Taconite's revised Bulk Sampling Plan related to the company's potential mining project in northern Wisconsin and has identified all DNR approvals that will be required before bulk sampling may begin, according to a new release issued by the DNR Wednesday.
Investigators from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Superior Police Department narcotics unit executed a search warrant Friday at 1215 Weeks Ave. in the city. The search resulted in the seizure of a variety of illegal drugs including heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine. It also resulted in the arrest of six people. One of those arrested, a 25-year-old male from Superior, was referred to the Douglas County District Attorney's Office for prosecution Michael Andrew Ziegler was charged with the delivery of heroin on Monday.
Six people were arrested and a variety of illegal drugs seized when a search warrant executed by law enforcement officers last week in Superior. The search at 1215 Weeks Ave. on Dec. 6 resulted in the seizure of a variety of illegal drugs, including heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana, according to a release from Deputy Chief Nicholas Alexander with the Superior Police Department. One of the people arrested, Michael Andrew Ziegler, 25, of Superior, made his initial appearance Monday in Douglas County Circuit Court. He faces one count of delivery of heroin.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It's official. The iconic No. 3 car is coming back to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The much-anticipated and long-awaited announcement was made Wednesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where car owner Richard Childress introduced his grandson, Austin Dillon, as driver of the No. 3 Chevrolet. Together with officials representing sponsors from Dow Chemical and General Mills, they then unveiled two versions of the No. 3 race car that Dillon will pilot in 2014 for Richard Childress Racing. The No.
U.S. Highways 2/53 in Superior is expected to reopen by noon Friday, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The road closed last week between 43rd and 48th avenues East so Superior Water, Light and Power could make repairs to a broke water line below. Traffic along East Second Street in the city is currently flowing on the southbound lanes only in the affected area, causing traffic delays.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The federal government says 5,300 Wisconsin residents have signed up for health insurance through the federal website as of Nov. 30. The government released data Wednesday showing that more than 47,000 residents completed insurance applications through HealthCare.gov, and 5,300 completed the process. However, the government's numbers are more than a week old. The state released more recent figures Tuesday that are more telling. According to the state insurance commissioner's office, about 7,200 Wisconsin residents purchased health insurance as of Monday.
The Superior High School wrestling team opened its season with a 66-15 loss to the Cumberland Beavers Tuesday night in Cumberland. The Spartans, who return 10 wrestlers from last year's squad, had three victories on the night. Sophomore captain Ross Kennelly pinned Cumberland's Ben Gilbert in 15 seconds; Nick Long overcame a five-point deficit to win 9-6 over Cumberland's Drew Rihn; and Emanuel Carson won by forfeit at 145 pounds. "Cumberland is the defending conference champ and they won the match, but the score didn't show how close it really was," SHS coach Chris Brochu said.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign a bill that would increase requirements for high school math and science classes students would have to take for graduation. Walker was scheduled to sign the measure Wednesday in Madison. The bill would increase the math and science requirement for graduation from two to three credits each.