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3:51 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Assembly Committee Approves Drunken Driving Bills

An Assembly committee Thursday approved six bills related to drunken driving.
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A legislative committee has approved a half dozen measures that would impose tougher sanctions on drunken drivers.

One of the bills would make the first offense a crime, if a driver's blood alcohol content is .15 or above. Currently, first offenders are issued municipal tickets.

Another measure would make the third offense a felony.

The panel also approved bills imposing mandatory sentences for drunken drivers who injure or kill someone and allowing authorities to seize offenders' vehicles.

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Economy & Business
12:56 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Wisconsin Lures Light Maker, 400 Jobs from Gurnee

Kenall Manufacturing plans to move its offices and factory to Kenosha, as soon as the company and Wisconsin leaders agree on a package of financial incentives.

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Politics & Government
9:31 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Report Details Possible Cost Savings From South Shore Fire Service Consolidation

A report by the Public Policy Forum says Cudahy, South Milwaukee and St. Francis could realize significant equipment and other cost savings if the communities consolidated fire services.

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Economy & Business
9:21 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Plan Underway to Convert Wauwatosa's Warehouses Into Shopping Center

One of the many sketches in the works for the Mayfair Collection, opening in April 2014.
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A Chicago developer may be setting a precedent as it repurposes Wauwatosa’s warehouses into a shopping center.

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Economy & Business
9:07 am
Thu September 12, 2013

PHOTOS: Train Cars Get New Life at Avalon Rail

Avalon Rail president June Garland offers an inside look at the company's West Allis train rehab shop.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon takes us on a tour of Avalon Rail in West Allis.

Whether or not you are a rail fan, you might have noticed private rail cars attached to the end of a conventional train, or sitting on the tracks at the intermodal station in Milwaukee. 

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