March 7 2013
There's a new door-to-door sales scam going on in Southeastern Wisconsin. A group called "Dreamers of America" claim they are part of a mentoring program to raise money for college, selling items to prove their responsibility. They have an official looking binder of items for sale such as plant stands, baskets and chairs. The Better Business Bureau encourages consumers to do research on these companies before handing over cash, credit card numbers and checks. Ask them to come back and if they are reputable, they usually do. Yesterday, Habitat for Humanity send out a warning about "Dreamers of America" saying they have been going door-to-door in Pewaukee, Wauwatosa and Fox Point claiming they are raising funds for Habitat.
You may remember one of our Community Stories about the river skimmer, dubbed the name "The Lynyrd Skimmer"? Well, it's returning to Milwaukee waterways in April. The skimmer scoops up floating debris like plastic containers, dead fish, tree branches and even picnic tables. in 2012, the skimmer collected more than 960 cubic yards of trash.
North Korea vowed to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States as the United Nations prepares to vote to level new sanctions against North Korea for its recent nuclear test. Although North Korea is believed to have nuclear fuel, it's not thought to have mastered the ability to produce a warhead small enough to put on a missile capable of reaching the U.S.
Gov. Scott Walker's plan to expand taxpayer-funded private schools faltered in the Legislature yesterday, with several Sendate Republicans' opposing the voucher expansion. GOP lawmakers said the proposal would need major changes to pass. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald called a meeting with Walker's aides, Assembly Republican leaders and representatives of voucher schools to see if a compromise proposal might be worked out.