Author Archives: Gary Douglas

Two Area Women Candidates for 72nd Alice in Dairyland

Two Area Women Candidates for 72nd Alice in Dairyland

Five top candidates for the 72nd Alice in Dairyland were announced today, a key step in the process of selecting Wisconsin’s next agricultural ambassador. The five top candidates were announced at a press conference held at the New Glarus Hotel in New Glarus. Following an extensive interview process, the 72nd Alice in Dairyland will be…Read more »

Badgers, Golden Eagles Both Five Seeds in NCAA Tourney

Badgers, Golden Eagles Both Five Seeds in NCAA Tourney

The Wisconsin Badgers and Marquette Golden Eagles each drew number-five seeds for the N-C-A-A Tournament starting later this week.  The Badgers meet the Oregon Ducks in San Jose, California Friday.  Marquette heads to the east coast for a Thursday game against Murray State in the first-round action in Hartford, Connecticut.  Both programs were shut out…Read more »

Brewers Top Dodgers in Cactus League 9-8

Brewers Top Dodgers in Cactus League 9-8

The Milwaukee Brewers erased deficits of 5-0 and 7-3 in a wild 9-8 Cactus League victory over the Dodgers.  The teams combined for 26 hits, 11 walks and an error to produce 38 base runners.  Brewers starter Zach Davies was ineffective, giving up six runs in less than three innings.  Hernan Perez, Christian Yelich and…Read more »

Apple Watch Detects Irregular Heartbeat

Apple Watch Detects Irregular Heartbeat

The Apple Watch is able to detect irregular heartbeats.  Researchers analyzed 400,000 Apple Watch users and found about 2,000 received notifications of an irregular pulse. Those people were sent an ECG patch to wear for subsequent detection of atrial fibrillation episodes. And about 84% were later confirmed to have had AF episodes. Researchers say the…Read more »

(Some GOOD NEWS)… Lower Income Workers Get A Raise

(Some GOOD NEWS)… Lower Income Workers Get A Raise

For the first time since the mid-2009 economic recovery began, workers in the bottom half of the pay scale are benefiting more than wealthier folks from recent wage gains.  Retail employees saw an average 5% bump in hourly earnings in February, compared to 2% for finance workers. The trend suggests promising news for the consumer…Read more »

Ordering IN Is The New Dining Out

Ordering IN Is The New Dining Out

Although fewer Americans are eating out at restaurants, many are choosing to order food delivery several times a week. Restaurants experienced a hit during the last recession, and with delivery services booming, fewer people have returned to dining out. Factors such as working long hours, commuting, spending time with family, and the rise of video-streaming…Read more »

Janesville Man Arrested for Seventh OWI

Janesville Man Arrested for Seventh OWI

A Janesville man was arrested for his seventh OWI after attempting to run away from police early Sunday morning. 39 year old Pharon J. Voegeli was stopped in the area of Milton Avenue and Mt. Zion Street for failing to stop at a stop sign at 12:32 a.m., according to the Janesville Police Department. Upon…Read more »

$1M Bail Set for Man Charged with Killing Missing Girl’s Mom

$1M Bail Set for Man Charged with Killing Missing Girl’s Mom

Cash bond is set at $1 million for a 34-year-old man accused of killing a missing girl’s mother in Milwaukee. Dariaz Higgins appeared in court Sunday on charges including first-degree intentional homicide. Higgins is accused of fatally shooting 24-year-old Sierra Robinson and wounding another woman last week. Higgins is the father of 2-year-old Noelani Robinson.…Read more »

Evacuated Residents Allowed to Return Home in Green Bay

Evacuated Residents Allowed to Return Home in Green Bay

Officials say Green Bay residents who evacuated their homes can return as floodwaters recede. Green Bay Metro Fire Department lifted its emergency evacuation order at 10 a.m. Sunday for an eight- to 10-block area around the East River. Warm weather, rapidly melting snow and rain led to flooding Thursday night and Friday morning. The Green…Read more »