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MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin is expected to get less federal money this year to help pay for the heating bills of low income residents.
The Wisconsin Department of Administration says the average heating benefit this season is expected to be $227. That compares with $337 last season.
The heating assistance is available now through May 15. Eligibility is based on household income, household size and the home's heating cost. A family of four must earn less than $47,485 to qualify. An individual can earn no more than $24,692.
The state estimates that about 215,000 people will qualify.
Applications can be made through county social service offices, tribal governments, and private nonprofit agencies.
MILWAUKEE (AP) Gov. Scott Walker isn't saying much about a new secret criminal investigation, but he is questioning the timing of when news broke about the probe.
Walker would not say Monday during a stop at Beechwood Sales and Service in New Berlin whether he, his attorneys or any staff members have been contacted. His spokesman referred questions to Walker's campaign, which did not respond to requests for comment from The Associated Press.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported on the new investigation Monday. On Tuesday, the Journal Sentinel reported that Walker deflected questions about the probe, saying he didn't want to get ``pulled into'' because of the investigation's secrecy rules.
Walker says he expects stories like that to start coming out now that he has a Democratic opponent.
One of La Crosse's earliest Riverfest Commodores has died...
Lee Snapp was known as a past president of the La Crosse Convention Bureau, and for work at the Heileman brewery and in local radio. Snapp was chosen as Commodore for the 1988 Riverfest. Fellow Commodore Art Fahey says 'the Snapper' set a good example for the future royalty of Riverfest in promoting the festival.
Fahey calls Snapp a 'larger than life' guy.
Prairie du Chien police are on the look out for a violent sex offender. Willard Tyler, 46 years old, has now been missing since late Sunday after cutting off his electronic detention bracelet.
Police went to Tyler's house around 11 p.m. Sunday to attempt a probation and parole arrest, but when they entered the house they found his ankle monitoring device on the floor. Police say they immediately sent out an electronic nationwide alert through the dispatch center to law enforcement agencies.
Tyler is a 5-foot-8, 180-pound white male.
All games start at 7pm Friday night, except La Crosse Logan.
#6 La Crosse Central @ Ft. Atkinson
#7 Waunakee @ #2 Holmen
#7 Onalaska @ #2 Reedsburg Area
#6 Evansville @ #3 La Crosse Logan 4PM Saturday
#8 West Salem @ #1 Lodi
#5 Black River Falls @ #4 G-E-T
#8 Durand @ #1 Arcadia
#7 Westby @ #2 Mondovi
#8 Melrose-Mindoro @ #1 Darlington
#4 Whitehall @ #5 Cuba City
#8 Independence @ #1 Cochrane-Fountain City
#5 Bangor @ #4 Pittsville
#6 Hillsboro @ #3 Loyal
#7 Blair-Taylor @ #2 New Lisbon
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You can help the victims of the fire that destroyed an apartment building on Wall Street in north La Crosse last month and left a number of people homeless.
Nobody that lived in the apartments had insurance. The September 13th fire took everything they owned.
A fund to support the victims was established at Merchants Bank. Anyone wanting to contribute can go to any Merchants location and make a donation to Victims of the Wall Street Fire.