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Sometimes, when things are working well, you have to wonder why people want to change the way things work. Such is the case with lawmakers in Madison, who want to...
(AP) Passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight were taken off a plane in Milwaukee and re-screened after a man found a live shotgun shell at his seat. Milwaukee County sheriff's spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin says the passenger notified flight crew at about 6:45 a.m. Wednesday of the live shotgun shell while it was at General Mitchell International Airport.
She says deputies and Transportation Security Administration officials had the passengers leave the plane and screened them again and found nothing. She says a canine unit also swept the plane and didn't find anything.
The passengers again boarded the plane, which was bound for Detroit. Delta spokesman Michael Thomas says the flight was delayed about an hour and landed safely in Detroit at 9:55 a.m.
(AP) The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be the first school in the UW System to offer a so-called flexible degree, in which students will be able to earn college credit for knowledge already gained through work or life experience. UW System officials outlined the program over the summer. On Wednesday they provided details about how the courses would work and which programs would be included.
UW-Milwaukee will begin offering degree programs this fall in nursing, diagnostic imaging and information science, as well as a certificate program in communications. The 13 two-year UW colleges will also provide courses for general education and liberal arts.
The target audience includes nontraditional students such as military veterans and those who left school with some college credits.
(AP) Republican state Rep. Don Pridemore of Hartford is running for Wisconsin state schools superintendent. Pridemore registered his campaign committee with the state elections board on Wednesday. He joins incumbent state superintendent Tony Evers as the only announced candidates so far seeking the post. The 66-year-old Pridemore was re-elected to his fifth term in the Assembly in November. He was not contested.
Candidates seeking to become secretary of the Department of Public Instruction can begin circulating nomination papers on Saturday. They are due to be returned on Jan. 2. The election is April 2 but if more than two candidates run there will be a Feb. 19 primary.
The post is officially nonpartisan and the term runs for four years.
The Monroe County Board faces two big challenges when they vote on a new