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MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) - The Manitowoc County supervisors say they are opposed to Republican-backed legislation that would reduce the power of the Milwaukee County Board. The legislation reduces the Milwaukee County Board's resources and authority. It also reduces the length of supervisor terms and limits the board's authority over certain deals. The board passed a resolution 20-4 Tuesday opposing the state's legislation.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The University of Wisconsin-Madison wants an exemption from the state's open-records law that would allow it to keep research information private until it's published or patented. A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report says the university is circulating a two-page document among Republican lawmakers suggesting language for a standalone bill.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - Police have released the name of a man shot dead while sitting in his vehicle outside a manufacturing company in Superior, Wisconsin. Superior Police Deputy Chief Nicholas Alexander says 46-year-old Terrance Rodney Luukkonen of Duluth, Minnesota was killed Thursday night. He was found outside Genesis Attachments, where he worked.
LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) - Two 18-year-olds have been arrested for tossing water balloons from a car, causing damage to at least three other vehicles. The Grant County Sheriff's Department says it began receiving calls on Tuesday about objects that were being thrown from a car on Highway 11 in Jamestown and Hazel Green townships. The teens were arrested this week.
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A five-year-old boy is dead this morning after being run over in a restaurant parking lot. It happened at about 8:30 p.m. outside Maximillian's Pub in the Village of Mount Calvary. The Fond du LacMore >>
A five-year-old boy is dead this morning after being run over in a restaurant parking lot.More >>
Neenah Police arrest two men after an armed robbery overnight. Police tell us a masked man confronted a pizza deliveryman with a gun at about 11:30 p.m. last night on the 1600 block of Harrison StreetMore >>
Neenah Police arrest two men after an armed robbery overnight.More >>
Appleton police are in an apparent standoff with a man on Walden Avenue. Police can be heard on a bullhorn saying they have a felony arrest warrant for the man, and asking the man to come out of the home. PoliceMore >>
A SWAT team and K9 unit entered the house on Appleton's Walden Avenue late Friday night to arrest a 62-year-old man and execute a search warrant at his home. More >>
The American Red Cross of Northeast Wisconsin has now closed the shelter at Langlade School. Five people slept there Thursday night while the other one hundred plus residents stayed with family or friends.More >>
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A pesky insect is likely to crash a few holiday parties on Lake Winnebago this weekend. The late spring weather has pushed back the lake fly hatch. More >>