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Christie to campaign for Walker in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming to Wisconsin to campaign for fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker later this month. A spokesman for the Republican Governors Association confirmed Wednesday that Christie was coming on Sept. 29, but said details of the visit are still being worked out. A spokeswoman for Walker’s campaign More >

Lawrence receives largest gift in school’s history

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – Lawrence University in Appleton says it’s received an anonymous $25 million donation to support scholarships – the largest gift in the school’s history. Lawrence leaders said Wednesday it’s a dollar-for-dollar matching gift that will make $50 million in new money available for scholarships. The university says 96 percent of Lawrence students More >

Fire destroys cabinet manufacturer in Omro

OMRO, Wis. (AP) – Officials say a cabinet manufacturer that caught fire in Omro is a total loss. Omro-Rushford firefighters say CC&R Wood Products was fully engulfed in flames by the time they arrived on the scene Tuesday afternoon. Fire Lt. Dustin Treleven says the fire apparently started in a spray booth where workers were More >

Search continues for missing boater in Kenosha Co.

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities are searching a Kenosha County lake for a missing fisherman from Illinois. The search on Silver Lake began Tuesday night after family members reported the 66-year-old McHenry, Illinois man had not returned from his fishing trip. Sheriff’s officials located the man’s boat, but there was no sign of him. Kenosha More >

1 person killed in recycling truck accident

FREEDOM, Wis. (AP) – Outagamie County sheriff’s authorities say one person has died in a recycling truck accident. The sheriff’s department got a call about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday from a citizen in Freedom who saw a person pinned in the mechanism in the back of the recycling truck. Sheriff’s deputies are investigating.

Republicans file lawsuit over redesigned ballot

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican legislative leaders have filed a lawsuit seeking changes to the newly redesigned ballot for the November election. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald filed the lawsuit on Wednesday in Waukesha County Circuit Court. The complaint argues that the forms are confusing and make it difficult for voters More >

1 killed, 6 injured in chain reaction crash

TOWN OF RUBICON, Wis. (AP) – A chain reaction crash involving five vehicles in Dodge County caused the death of one person and injured six others. The sheriff’s department says the vehicles were stopped on Highway 60 in the Town of Rubicon Tuesday evening when a truck hit the back of one of them, causing More >

Person of interest in custody in Dodge Co. death

TOWN OF FOX LAKE, Wis. (AP) – The Milwaukee woman wanted for questioning in the death of a Dodge County man is in custody. Sheriff’s deputies say the 30-year-old woman turned herself in to Milwaukee police Tuesday. Investigators say the woman was one of the last people with Michael Soeller before he was found dead More >

Divers search Kenosha Co. lake for missing boater

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities are expected to resume their search for a missing boater on a Kenosha County lake. The search for the missing man was suspended about 2 a.m. Wednesday on Silver Lake. Sheriff’s officials used a thermal imaging camera late Tuesday night and found the man’s boat. But, there was no sign More >

Man pleads not guilty in $250K child support debt

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A California man who owes $250,000 in Wisconsin child support has pleaded not guilty to 10 felony charges. Raul R. Cardona of North Hollywood was arrested last month at an exclusive California country club. He’d been ordered to pay $563 per month, starting in 1994 and continuing until his daughter graduated from high More >