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Motorcyclist killed in crash with car in central Wisconsin

PORT EDWARDS, Wis. (AP) — A 38-year-old man has died after a car collided with the motorcycle he was riding in central Wisconsin. The Wood County Sheriff’s Department says the man from Nekoosa was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday night in Port Edwards. The department said in a news release that the motorcycle slowed More >

Milwaukee County Zoo to add 2 snow leopard cubs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee County Zoo is getting two snow leopard cubs after the death of a snow leopard at the zoo earlier this summer. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1JoYOOF ) reports the pair of cubs could come from Germany, Sweden or Russia. The zoo’s curator of large mammals, Tim Wild, says six cubs More >

2 men die in plane crash in SE Wisconsin

VILLAGE OF BRISTOL, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in southeast Wisconsin say two men who were on their way to the Experimental Aircraft Association convention in Oshkosh have died in a plane crash. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office was contacted Sunday morning by Winnebago County authorities about an overdue plane. The Zenith CH601XL airplane was last More >

Law agencies seek better communication after trooper killing

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Officials from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are trying to improve their communication after a Wisconsin state trooper was killed earlier this year. Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1MuZ7cu ) the agencies plan to meet this week. Marinette County is where serial bank robber More >

Deal elusive in Milwaukee County transit labor dispute

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A deal remains elusive for Milwaukee County union bus drivers weeks after they went on a three-day strike. The early July strike disrupted the lives of tens of thousands of county residents. But more than three weeks later, the Milwaukee County Transit System and the union representing its drivers and mechanics appear More >

Wisconsin nonpartisan elections board targeted for overhaul

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s nonpartisan elections and ethics oversight board created under a broad bipartisan deal now faces elimination by Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislators upset with a series of its decisions. They question the Government Accountability Board’s involvement in a secret investigation into Walker and other conservative groups that the Wisconsin Supreme More >

Woman believed to be oldest Wisconsin resident turns 112

WAUSATOSA, Wis. (AP) — A woman believed to be Wisconsin’s oldest living resident has celebrated another birthday. Viola Jacobi turned 112 on Saturday. She celebrated with cake and lemonade at the Lutheran Home in Wauwatosa. Jacobi, who is known as Vi, marked her birthday with family members that included great-great-grandchildren. She told the Milwaukee Journal More >

3 hurt in shooting at Beloit nightclub

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — Police say three people were shot and wounded at a nightclub in Beloit. Sgt. Mark Franseen says officers responded to shots fired at Adiktion Night Club just after 2 a.m. Saturday. Franseen says people were scattering as police arrived.Two people went to Rockford Memorial Hospital with injuries and one person was More >

Wisconsin man injured in lawn mower accident

TOWN OF OREGON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Belleville man was seriously injured when a riding lawn mower he was operating rolled on top of him. Dane County sheriff’s deputies were called to the accident in the Town of Oregon Friday morning. Authorities say the 22-year-old man was mowing an embankment at a gravel More >

Walker announces senior presidential campaign team

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has finalized his senior presidential campaign team. Walker had previously announced nearly all of the top positions he released Friday. Michael Grebe, a longtime Walker confidante and president of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, will serve as campaign chairman. Rick Wiley, a former political director for More >