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WGTD May 19, 2018

Williams Bay--Hundreds of people from the Geneva Lakes area and as far away as Chicago came out to a public meeting Friday night to speak their concerns and ideas for saving the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory in Walworth County.

In its heyday Yerkes... Read More

WGTD May 18, 2018

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Kenosha---In a ruling issued Friday, the woman who killed her ex-boyfriend in a plot hatched thousands of miles away in Hawaii will be allowed to claim self-defense.

In a victory for the defense, Judge Jody Meiers said "minimally... Read More

WGTD May 17, 2018

Presidential historian Jon Meacham is this year's commencement speaker at Carthage. The day before--Saturday, May 26th--Meacham will give a public presentation centered around his new book, "The Soul of America." 

Meacham argues that President Trump's demagogic... Read More

WGTD May 16, 2018

Roys, Walker Spar Over Whether State Should Protect Landowners

A Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor says she doesn't like the pressure being put on some homeowners to sell their property for the Foxconn project in Racine County. Kelda... Read More

WGTD May 15, 2018

Democratic State Representative---and---former 1st District Congressman---Peter Barca has decided NOT to run for the seat being vacated by the retiring Paul Ryan. Instead---he will seek re-election to the State Assembly. With Barca staying out of the race, two Democrats... Read More

WGTD May 11, 2018

A 21-year-old Town of Raymond man died in a one car roll-over accident in the 39-hundred block of Highway K---in Raymond---just after 10 o’clock Thursday night. A witness reported hearing the accident and located the man lying next to the vehicle.  When Sheriff’s... Read More

WGTD May 11, 2018

After nearly 30 years in the Navy---and---the last 3 as the Commanding Officer of the Great Lakes Naval Station---Kenosha native Captain Jim Hawkins is retiring today. He said he and his family will stay in this area as he decides what will be the "next chapter in my... Read More

WGTD May 10, 2018

Foxconn will spend $1 million dollars---over the next three years---to encourage Wisconsin colleges and universities---and their students---to develop new ideas for so-called “smart cities.” At an event held at UW-Parkside Thursday---Foxconn announced its “Smart City,... Read More