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(AP) Passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight were taken off a plane in Milwaukee and re-screened after a man found a live shotgun shell at his seat. Milwaukee County sheriff's spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin says the passenger notified flight crew at about 6:45 a.m. Wednesday of the live shotgun shell while it was at General Mitchell International Airport.
(AP) The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be the first school in the UW System to offer a so-called flexible degree, in which students will be able to earn college credit for knowledge already gained through work or life experience. UW System officials outlined the program over the summer. On Wednesday they provided details about how the courses would work and which programs would be included.
(AP) Republican state Rep. Don Pridemore of Hartford is running for Wisconsin state schools superintendent. Pridemore registered his campaign committee with the state elections board on Wednesday. He joins incumbent state superintendent Tony Evers as the only announced candidates so far seeking the post. The 66-year-old Pridemore was re-elected to his fifth term in the Assembly in November. He was not contested.
Candidates seeking to become secretary of the Department of Public Instruction can begin circulating nomination papers on Saturday. They are due to be returned on Jan. 2. The election is April 2 but if more than two candidates run there will be a Feb. 19 primary.