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Woman helps injured snowy owl

Raptor rehabilitator Dianne Moller knows how hard it is to give a snowy owl a bath. “A rehabber’s job is not as glamorous as many people think,” she said, days after cleaning manure from the feathers of a young bird. The owl ended up in a manure pit at a farm near Janesville, and the property owners called Moller for help. She is the founder of Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center of Milton. Today, Moller is optimistic “Mr. Clean,” as she named the owl, will be strong enough to make his journey back to the Arctic when released.

Legislature passed 135 laws in 2017

Cheese is Wisconsin’s official dairy product, but cheese was not the dairy state’s official dairy product until Act 8 passed June 1. The act was one of 135 pieces of legislation passed in Wisconsin in 2017, according to the state Legislature website. Among the 135, acts pertaining to hunting, schools and prescription drugs were most common.

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Hoax call ends in man's death

Police in Los Angeles have arrested a man they suspect made a hoax emergency call that resulted in a SWAT police officer fatally shooting a man at the door of his own home in Kansas, law enforcement officials said Saturday. Wichita Deputy Police Chief Troy Livingston on Friday characterized the hoax call as "swatting" in which a "prankster" called 911 with a fake story about a shooting and kidnapping to draw a SWAT team to the victim's address.

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