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September 2, 2015

 
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FOX LAKE, Ill. — As a small northern Illinois community mourned a popular veteran police officer who was fatally shot while on duty, authorities scoured the area overnight in search of three men wanted in his slaying. Helicopters were to aid about 100 officers early Wednesday as the manhunt in and around the village of Fox Lake for the suspects in the fatal shooting of Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz stretched toward a second day, a sheriff's office spokesman said.
Nelson leads Brewers 
past Pirates 7-4

MILWAUKEE — Jimmy Nelson followed up one of his worst starts of the season with one of his best. And he did it against one of baseball's hottest teams. Nelson pitched seven dominant innings and the Milwaukee Brewers tagged Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole for five early runs on the way to a 7-4 victory Tuesday night.

 

Injured Randall Cobb hopes 
to return for Packers opener

GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers have some good news about their injury-stricken receiving corps. Randall Cobb hopes to be back for the season opener on Sept. 13 against the Chicago Bears after spraining his shoulder in a preseason game last week against Philadelphia. "I don't plan on missing a game. I'm going to do everything I can to get back," he said Tuesday.

Elections head: Staff has opinions but don't make decisions Board rejects transfer of strip club license
MADISON — The state elections board's employees have personal political views but they don't make any decisions, the board's director said Tuesday as he tries to stave off Republican lawmakers' plans to restructure the agency. Conservatives' calls to overhaul the Government Accountability Board have grown louder following a newspaper story Thursday detailing a former staff attorney's emails. The messages offered encouragement to an investigator looking into whether Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign illegally coordinated with outside conservative groups.
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Board sends lobbyist contribution question to Legislature

TOWN OF TRENTON — A proposal to transfer a liquor license from a closed strip club to a different company was rejected by the town board Tuesday night. The former gentlemen’s club, Spearmint Rhino, has been closed for several months. ZES of Trenton LLC sought to have the liquor license transferred to Mookie Exotic LLC. A member of Mookie Exotic LLC’s board is Boro Buzdum of Slinger, who was part of a group that was denied an operator’s license by the board in July to reopen the club under the name TNT Gentlemen’s Club.
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Plan Commission approves new Delta Defense building
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Kewaskum approves commercial development
>>OSHA cites Waukesha Iron & Metal after worker’s death
>>Hartland board approves helping business relocate due to redevelopment
>>More local business news

Walker, in office since 25, 
denies he's a career politician
Report: More cities decriminalizing marijuana in Wisconsin

MADISON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker denies he's a career politician — even though he has been in elected office since he was 25 years old and first ran for office when he was 22. The 47-year-old Republican presidential contender said in an interview with CNBC, released Tuesday, that he is "just a normal guy" and rejects the career politician label despite being in politics for most of his adult life.

 

STEVENS POINT — Marijuana is still illegal in Wisconsin, but cities across the state slowly have been relaxing penalties against people caught with small amounts of the drug. A Gannett Central Wisconsin Media review found that nine of the state's 10 largest cities have decriminalized simple possession. Madison and Milwaukee were among the first cities in Wisconsin to reform their ordinances on marijuana.

 



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You think the stock market is crazy? Look at oil prices.
NEW YORK — Commodity markets are renowned for their booms and busts but the last four days in the crude oil market have even experienced traders wide-eyed. The price of oil plunged 8 percent on Tuesday, following a three-day ascent of 27 percent, the biggest such jump in 25 years.

TODAY IN SPORTS
Wisconsin's Clement, Alabama's Henry carry on in backfields
MADISON — When it comes to running the ball, few teams in the country can match the recent successes and lineages boasted by Wisconsin and Alabama. Next to step out of the shadows on Saturday night are two juniors: Corey Clement for the 20th-ranked Badgers and Derrick Henry for the third-ranked Crimson Tide.

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first slideIndian Summer Festival
The theme at this year's annual Indian Summer Festival is "Gathering Clans." The event aims to celebrate tribal culture and educate visitors on the roles of various clans still play today.

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Survey: Wisconsin farmland values dip in 2nd quarter of 2015
MILWAUKEE — A survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago says the value of Wisconsin farmland in its district fell about 2 percent from April through June.

Bills targeting Planned Parenthood funding up for hearing
MADISON — A Republican bill to block federal money from going to Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin is up for a public hearing.

Police: 5 sickened by smoking synthetic marijuana
LANCASTER — Lancaster police say five people were taken to a hospital after allegedly smoking synthetic marijuana.

Duchow wins primary for vacant Wisconsin Assembly seat
MADISON — A Town of Delafield supervisor has defeated three other Republican challengers in the race for a vacancy in the Wisconsin state Assembly.

Wisconsin private school voucher spending outpaces public
MADISON — Spending on Wisconsin's private school voucher program increased about seven times as fast as aid to public schools since Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans took control of the Statehouse, based on new figures released Tuesday.

Wisconsin State Patrol rescinding raises for Walker security
MADISON — The Wisconsin State Patrol is rescinding pay raises for officers who provide security to Gov. Scott Walker after federal regulators said they are due overtime pay dating back to May 2013.

Wisconsin officer who killed biracial man back on duty
MADISON — A Madison police officer who killed an unarmed biracial man has returned to duty.

OSHA seeks $42K in fines against Waukesha scrap yard
WAUKESHA — A federal safety agency is proposing $42,000 in fines against a Waukesha scrap yard where an employee was killed when he was struck by a forklift truck.

Wisconsin man convicted of woman's fatal shooting
JEFFERSON — A jury has convicted a 33-year-old Wisconsin man of killing the mother of his child. A Jefferson County jury on Saturday convicted Michael Henderson of Waterloo on one count of first-degree intentional homicide.

UW leaders set to start listening sessions
MADISON — University of Wisconsin System leaders are set to begin a series of listening sessions around the state. The first session is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at UW-La Crosse. Community, legislative and business leaders are expected to speak on health topics.

Largest, most diverse incoming class at UW-Superior
SUPERIOR — University of Wisconsin-Superior administrators say this year's enrollment increase can be attributed, in part, to a record influx of international students.

Safety officials urge drivers to watch for school children
GREEN BAY — Children across Wisconsin are heading back to school. Public safety officials are reminding motorists to be on the lookout for children boarding or exiting school buses.

Wisconsin dept. to provide back pay for Walker security team
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says it will provide back pay for State Patrol officers who serve as bodyguards for Gov. Scott Walker and other state officials.

Wisconsin driver helps bald eagle she struck with SUV
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A bald eagle hit by an SUV in Wisconsin is recovering at a University of Minnesota clinic after being helped by the driver who hit it.

Georgia-Pacific to close Wisconsin plant
PHILLIPS — Georgia-Pacific is closing its specialty wood-products factory in Phillips, eliminating about 60 jobs by late October.

1 injured when fire department truck overturns at airport
MILWAUKEE — Operations at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee County have returned to normal following a truck crash.

Authorities identify man killed in crop-dusting plane crash
HANCOCK — Authorities have released the name of a pilot who was killed when a crop-dusting plane crashed in Hancock in central Wisconsin.

American Family doubles spending at UW-Madison
MADISON — American Family Insurance is doubling its spending on advertising and donations at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

 

 
 
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