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Feel the Bern: Dozens get free Bernie Sanders tattoo

Written by The AP Monday, 08 February 2016 13:19

Fans of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are wearing their support for him on their sleeves — and on their rib cages, calves, necks and backs.

Sun Prairie without ground hog after 2015 bite

Written by The AP Wednesday, 20 January 2016 08:02

Sun Prairie is without a groundhog for this year's Groundhog Day festivities, after the animal used at last year's event bit the former mayor. 

Atlanta couple says someone stole their food truck

Written by The AP Thursday, 31 December 2015 09:23

An Atlanta family says its dreams of running its own business were ruined when someone stole its food truck.

WiGWag: News with a twist
Dec. 17, 2015

Written by Lisa Neff
and Louis Weisberg,
Staff writers
Thursday, 17 December 2015 12:15

Heard about the tampon tax?

It’s expensive to have a uterus in the United States. Currently 40 states, including Wisconsin, impose a tax — either a regular sales or gross receipts tax or a luxury tax — on tampons and other menstrual products. In some states, such taxes are categorized as “sin taxes.”

PETA: Turn ‘Silence of the Lambs’ house into animal museum

Written by The AP Friday, 29 January 2016 09:57

An animal rights group wants to convert the western Pennsylvania house used in the film “The Silence of the Lambs” into an empathy museum, where visitors could wear the skins of slain and abused animals.

WiGWag: Palin selling home, Rubio wearing heels, first lady asked to go vegetarian

Written by Lisa Neff
and Louis Weisberg,
Staff writers
Thursday, 14 January 2016 13:11

Leaving Arizona: Sarah Palin’s vacation compound in Maricopa, Arizona, went on the market in early January, listed at $2.499 million. Palin purchased the home in 2011 for $1.695 million, prompting rumors she might run for Jon Kyle’s Senate seat when he retired in 2013 or wait for John McCain’s retirement. The 7,971-square-foot stucco house sits on 4.4 acres of desert landscaping and faux grass.

Online animals of the year: Grumpy Cat, NALA Cat and Toast

Written by The AP Wednesday, 30 December 2015 12:27

Grumpy Cat. — PHOTO: Courtesy

Animals can melt the human heart, tickle the funny bone or bring us to tears. And thanks to Instagram, YouTube and other online options, you can enjoy their antics simply by following, liking or pinning them.

Ear, ear: Maine town celebrates inventor of the earmuff

Written by David Sharp,
AP writer
Saturday, 12 December 2015 13:30
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Earmuffs today come in a variety of materials and styles.

Earmuffs have come a long way in 142 years.

WiGWag: Of beauty queens, billionaires and doughnut trails

Written by Lisa Neff
and Louis Weisberg,
Staff writers
Thursday, 28 January 2016 10:08

The Butler County Visitors Bureau in Ohio rolled out the Donut Trail earlier in January, announcing the county boasted a doughnut shop for every 20,000 residents — one of the highest numbers of shops per capita in the Midwest, according to someone who’s counting. BCVB director Mark Hecquet said the trail is a “great way to explore Butler County.” 

Woman beats DUI rap with claim her body brews alcohol

Written by Mary Esch,
AP writer
Sunday, 03 January 2016 07:56

Drunken-driving charges against an upstate New York woman have been dismissed based on an unusual defense: Her body is a brewery.

A lawyer representing the woman says her blood-alcohol level has been recorded at four times the legal limit when she hasn't had a drink. She didn't discover her rare condition until after her arrest.

Zillow poll: Taylor Swift welcome to the neighborhood, Donald Trump can move on

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 30 December 2015 05:19

Americans would most like to be neighbors with the singer-songwriter and pop sensation Taylor Swift, according to the ninth annual Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey.

Republican presidential candidate and business mogul, Donald Trump, was named the least desirable neighbor of 2015.

Backlash over a diocese’s post about deer-hunting nun

Written by The AP Thursday, 10 December 2015 08:38

Sister John Paul Bauer says she killed this unsuspecting herbivore just after saying her rosary. — PHOTO: Courtesy

A Roman Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania has removed the Facebook photo of a nun with a 10-point buck she bagged after the posting drew criticism by anti-hunting and animal rights activists.