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STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working to restore buildings on some islands in northeast Wisconsin that date back more than a century. WLUK-TV reports that renovations to the 325-acre Plum Island and the 4-acre Pilot Island could total almost $7 million. The buildings on Plum Island are on the National Register of Historic Places. The island is also part of the Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The project could take about five years to complete.
RACINE, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say several people had to be rescued after an explosion and fire at a three-story residence in Racine. The Journal Times reports that at least one person was injured in the Saturday afternoon blaze. Racine firefighters were dispatched to the scene before 1 p.m. Officials say the fire was declared under control at about 2:15 p.m., although firefighters were still tracking down hot spots.
OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) - An Oak Creek teacher and high school basketball coach is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student. Authorities say 39-year-old Michael Jossie is charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child under age 16. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. The complaint says Jossie and the student had sex multiple times, including in the classroom.
(AP) - In announcing his decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was benefiting about 6 million Americans, President Donald Trump argued the subsidies were payouts to insurance companies, and the government could not legally continue to make them. The health care law failed to include a congressional appropriation, which is required before federal money can be spent. But by ending the provision Trump risks harming some of the very people who helped him win the presidency.
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