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State Senator Joe Leibham to not seek recount for last week's election

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - Joe Leibham will not seek a recount for last week's 6th House District Republican primary. The Sheboygan state senator lost the four man race to State Senator Glenn Grothman by 219 votes, which was close enough to ask for a recount that would have been paid for by local government units. In a statement made Friday afternoon, Leibham said he has contacted Grothman about his decision and wished him well in the November general election.  He adds he is happy of the ...

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Chevrolet Volt battery fires found at Burlington test facility

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A 2012 Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle is parked at the solar-powered electric charging station designed by Sunlogics in the parking lot of
A 2012 Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle is parked at the solar-powered electric charging station designed by Sunlogics in the parking lot of

BURLINGTON, WI (WTAQ) - Government crash testing has produced a fire in the new Chevrolet Volt.

The testing was brought on by a series of fires first reported from a test facility in Burlington six months ago. That electric car caught on fire while it was being stored in a parking lot.

The fire started about three weeks after the car had been put through a side-impact crash test.

General Motors issued a statement Friday saying the Volt “doesn’t present undue risk as a part of normal operation or immediately after a severe crash.”

The National Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the safety threat from the Volt’s lithium-ion batteries.

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