MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill over Democratic objections that will affect health insurance coverage for more than 175,000 people. The bill passed today on a a 64-32 vote was proposed by Governor Scott Walker.
CHILTON, Wis. (AP) - A former Appleton school district teacher's aide is accused of sexually assaulting a student. Forty-four-year-old Laura Bates is accused of having sex with the 17-year-old boy at her home in Calumet County. A shackled Bates walked into court without an attorney Tuesday. She faces four felony counts of sexual assault of a student by school staff. WLUK-TV reports Bates was released from jail on a $20,000 signature bond. She is due back in court on December 30th.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin Rapids man has pleaded not guilty to growing marijuana. The Daily Tribune Media reports police learned about some marijuana plants growing on property owned by NewPage Holdings and at another location in Wisconsin Rapids. They then set up cameras that allegedly filmed Christopher Dale bringing water to the plants.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers aren't ruling out Aaron Rodgers even though the star quarterback hasn't yet been medically cleared to play since breaking his left collarbone a month ago. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said yesterday that Rodgers will practice in a limited fashion today but backup Matt Flynn will take the starter's snaps.
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