Local News Briefs Monday 11/30/15

(WRN) Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind believes it will take the cooperation and coordination of several nations to successfully defeat ISIS in the Middle East. Kind says it would be a tremendous mistake to put boots on the ground in Syria though, based on lessons learned from past U-S involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq.

(WRN) State officials say two gun related fatalities have made this year the deadliest gun deer season in the last five years.  The pair of gun fatalities has ended a three year string of hunting seasons without firearm related deaths. Four more people were injured in other firearm related incidents.  

(WRN) Momentum for a bill to help reduce student debt.  The latest Marquette Poll found 61 percent support for legislation that would allow holders of student loans to refinance at lower rates. The “Higher Ed, Lower Debt” bill is from state Senator Dave Hansen, a Green Bay Democrat  Wisconsin residents with student debt owe an average of nearly $29,000. The bill has received a hearing, but a committee vote has not yet been scheduled, though Hansen and others have sent a letter requesting that.

(WRN) The holiday shopping season continues today, with Cyber Monday sales now targeting buyers.  Be wary of social media posts claiming to offer deep discounts at retailers. That warning from Michelle Reinen with the state Division of Consumer Protection. Reinen says shoppers should watch out for surveys or deals on social media, which may redirect you to sites that try to steal your personal information or download malicious software to your computer.  Today is Cyber Monday, when many retailers offer discounts online to try and entice shoppers to their sites.

(WRN) An exhibit at the E-A-A museum in Oshkosh is offering visitors a look at some historical art work that once flew through the skies. Spokesman Dick Knapinski says the museum is hosting a collection of more than 30 piece of airplane nose art, which helped depict what many soldiers in Word War Two were fighting for. Many of the pieces were saved by a railroad worker, who salvaged them from a scrap yard in Arkansas. The exhibit is on display at the museum’s Eagle Hangar for the next year. 

(WRN) Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker helped turn on the lights at the governor’s mansion. Walker also welcomed Santa during a tree-lighting ceremony Sunday evening. Open houses to view the decorations at the executive residence will be held through the month of December.

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