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Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Aug. 11, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. August 10, 2022. Editorial: Primary turnout is a good sign Anecdotal evidence on Tuesday suggested a high level of interest in this year’s primaries, with a number of people telling us their polling places were busy. That’s good news...

FACT FOCUS: Wisconsin mobile voting truck claims scrutinized

Aug. 01, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two years ago, the city of Racine became the first — and only — municipality in Wisconsin to purchase a mobile voting truck. City Clerk Tara McMenamin said she pushed for the truck because it was too difficult to set up equipment at remote sites for early...

Bogus ballot requests latest issue in Wisconsin elections

Jul. 29, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Harry Wait was so determined to show Wisconsin's election system is vulnerable to fraud that he logged onto the state website, requested an absentee ballot in the state Assembly speaker’s name and had it delivered to himself. Then he ran to a sheriff to tell him that he had...

UAW rescinds strike pay increase at annual convention

Jul. 28, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

Members of the United Auto Workers union on Thursday rescinded an increase in strike pay that had been approved earlier in their annual convention. The Detroit Free Press reported that after some delegates raised concerns about the potential cost of the $500 a week strike pay, it was...

Racine officer cleared in deadly shooting during pursuit

Jul. 20, 2022 08:05 AM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A Racine police officer has been cleared in a deadly shooting. Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson announced Tuesday that she will not file charges against Officer Zachary Brenner, who fatally shot Da’Shontay King on May 20 during a police...

Jury acquits man in fatal Racine biker club shooting

Jun. 29, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

A man accused in a fatal shooting at a Racine biker club in 2020 has been acquitted of criminal charges. Jurors found 37-year-old Donley Carey not guilty of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of DeMarcus Anderson at the Sin City Biker Club. A jury on Tuesday also found...

Two women hurt skydiving in Racine County

Jun. 20, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two women suffered serious injuries while skydiving in Racine County on Sunday, authorities said. According to the Racine County Sheriff's Office, emergency responders were called to Skydive Midwest, a skydiving facility in the village of Yorkville, around 1:40...

Man gets 40 months for starting fire during Kenosha protest

Jun. 10, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Racine man to 40 months in prison for starting a fire that destroyed a furniture store during protests over a police shooting in Kenosha in 2020. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller...

Senators urge CNH Industrial to offer striking workers more

Jun. 08, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

A group of U.S. senators led by Vermont independent Bernie Sanders is lending its support to workers at two CNH Industrial plants who have been on strike for better pay and benefits for more than a month. The group, which was also led by Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin and includes...

Police search for Wisconsin cemetery shooter who injured 2

Jun. 03, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Police were still searching Friday for whoever opened fire during a funeral at a Wisconsin cemetery. Someone began shooting during Da'Shontay King's funeral Thursday afternoon in Racine. King died last month after he was shot by a Racine police officer. ...