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2:59 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Milwaukee Mom: Texting Driver Paralyzed My Son

Milwaukee mom Valetta Bradford and her son Xzavier, who was paralyzed by a texting driver three years ago, are featured in a new national campaign and documentary about distracted driving.
Credit AT&T

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Milwaukee mother Valetta Bradford and her 8-year-old son, Xzavier Davis-Bilbo.

A Milwaukee woman tells the story of her son's injuries at the hands of a texting driver in a new documentary - and hopes others will take action.

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Environment
2:59 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

State Senate Will Not Vote Tuesday on Limiting Access to Proposed Mine Site

The author of a bill restricting how close people can get to a proposed mine in northern Wisconsin says he does not have enough votes.

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Politics & Government
1:52 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

AT&T Works with Local Schools to Prevent Texting and Driving

Wisconsin has had texting while driving laws on the books since Dec. 2010, but it remains a big issue on our roads.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews AT&T Wisconsin State President Scott Vandersanden about the company's anti-texting-while-driving campaign.

Werner Herzog's brutal and moving documentary about the dangers of texting and driving, "From One Second to the Next," has gone viral since it was released just a few weeks ago.

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Environment
1:38 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Lights Go Out in Menomonee Valley Helios Solar Plant

A sea of Helios panels follow the sun at a solar farm in rural Walworth County.

Its website shows no sign of change, but Helios Solar Works shut down operations in its Menomonee Valley plant.

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Arts & Culture
1:02 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Old 97s Find Inspiration in Strange Places - Like Lunchboxes

The Old 97s play at Turner Hall, and are interviewed by Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.
Gretchen Teich

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the Old 97s on stage at Turner Hall.

The genre known as alt-country goes in and out of fashion with some regularity.  Right now, it’s in fashion – witness the thousands of people who turned out in Milwaukee earlier this month for a concert by the group Mumford and Sons.

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