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  • On the road: One-time-only art walk in Logan Square Oct 18, 2014 6:30 AM
    Take a Sunday stroll with soul as you visit neighborhood artists’ studios and galleries on a walking tour of Logan Square. If you think coffee shops are out of their gourds with pumpkin drinks, get a load of the 2014 Sycamore Pumpkin Festival.

  • Woman charged with trying to kill husband Oct 17, 2014 8:44 AM
    A 22-year-old Polk County woman is charged with strangling and stabbing her husband, who survived the attack. Authorities say Samantha Blackwell told investigators she had been fighting with her husband about finances and household responsibilities Tuesday night.

  • DNR urges waterfront owners to check for invasives Oct 17, 2014 8:47 AM
    Wisconsin environmental officials are urging waterfront property owners to check for invasive species clinging to their docks and swimming rafts as they pull them out of the water for the winter.

  • Police say Outlaws fugitive has been caught Oct 16, 2014 8:29 PM
    The U.S. Marshals Service says a member of the Outlaws motorcycle gang has been captured in Mexico after 17 years on the run. Randy Mark Yager, 58, was president of the Outlaws’ Chicago region when he and 16 other members of the gang were indicted by a Wisconsin federal grand jury in 1997.

  • Bond set at $2M in cold-case death of Wausau woman Oct 16, 2014 10:16 AM
    Bond is set at $2 million for a Wisconsin prison inmate accused of killing a Wausau woman and burying her body four years ago. Thirty-four-year-old Kristopher Torgerson appeared in court by video Wednesday. Torgerson is serving time at Boscobel prison in an unrelated case. Torgerson faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, attempted armed robbery and hiding a corpse in the death of Stephanie Low. Low disappeared from her apartment on Oct. 10, 2010. Authorities believe Torgerson went to Low’s apartment to get cocaine, and that Low fought him and Torgerson killed her. Police say Torgerson led them to Low’s remains last month in the national forest near Wabeno. Defense attorney Leonard Kachinsky says Torgerson plans to plead not guilty. WSAW-TV reports a preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 25. ——— Information from: WSAW-TV, http://www.wsaw.com

  • On a wing and a paintbrush at Milwaukee Art Museum Oct 16, 2014 5:45 AM
    That black speck walking precariously out on the Milwaukee Art Museum’s giant white wings? That’s a painter. Matt Radmacher, owner of Wisconsin Industrial Painters, and two other painters are touching up 40 rust spots on the museum’s Burke Brise Soleil — affectionately called wings — and repainting 72 rusted plates at the base. The painters started Sept. 29 and are expected to finish by the end of this week.

  • Latest Marquette University poll on state races to be released Oct 15, 2014 6:21 AM
    The latest Marquette University Law School poll showing voters’ thoughts on the races for governor and attorney general is slated to be released.

  • Wisconsin DNR board to ponder new shooting range Oct 15, 2014 6:39 AM
    The state Department of Natural Resources’ board is set to consider starting the process to establish a new public shooting range in Columbia County.

  • Wisconsin regulators cite wrong mining company Oct 15, 2014 6:35 AM
    Regulators in western Wisconsin say they took action against the wrong company after discovering permit violations at a frack sand mine.

  • Superior-based unit deploying to Afghanistan Oct 15, 2014 6:36 AM
    Family, friends and dignitaries will gather at a middle school in Superior to mark the deployment of about 100 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers to Afghanistan.

  • Couple accused of bringing toddler to burglary Oct 15, 2014 6:45 AM
    Waupaca County sheriff’s investigators are recommending child abandonment charges and numerous other counts against a man and woman accused of leaving a toddler in the vehicle while they burglarized a business. Authorities say the 22-year-old woman and 23-year-old man were arrested at Siegel Enterprises about 3 a.m. Tuesday in Helvetia Township after the owner reported a break-in. Deputies say they found a vehicle belonging to the woman parked behind a neighboring business. A 2-year-old boy was inside the vehicle and was crying. The child was taken to Riverside Medical Center for a checkup and then released to Waupaca County social service workers. The sheriff’s department hasn’t yet said whether the man and woman were the child’s parents. The case has been sent to the Waupaca County district attorney.

  • Eagles’ Don Henley sues Duluth Trading Co. over ad for henley shirts Oct 15, 2014 9:10 AM
    A founding member of the Eagles rock band is suing a Wisconsin clothing manufacturer over an ad he claims is a copyright violation. Don Henley apparently isn’t amused by the Duluth Trading Co. ad for its Henley shirts, which are a men’s pullover without a collar. Duluth’s ad encourages consumers to “Don a Henley and Take it easy,” playing off the Eagles first hit single “Take it Easy.”

  • Obama plans push to help 7 Democratic governor hopefuls Oct 15, 2014 6:38 AM
    President Barack Obama is planning a major campaign push in seven governor’s races, where Democrats’ prospects are looking up, while largely avoiding the party’s tougher challenges in the Senate as midterm elections approach.

  • Missing 7-year-old Wisconsin girl shows up for school Oct 14, 2014 10:51 AM
    A large-scale search for a missing 7-year-old Sheboygan girl ended when the child showed up for school. Dozens of volunteers had gathered Tuesday morning to continue a search for Lilleona Rose Badtke. The girl never made it home after school Monday,

  • Police look for pilot of drone over Camp Randall Oct 14, 2014 10:30 AM
    Police want to know who flew a drone over Camp Randall Stadium during the Wisconsin Badgers’ game last Saturday in Madison. University of Wisconsin police are working with federal aviation officials to identify the pilot of the drone seen hovering during the “Jump Around” between the third and fourth quarters.

  • Chicago man pleads guilty in Wisconsin shooting Oct 13, 2014 11:52 AM
    A Chicago man who shot a Wisconsin woman in the back has pleaded guilty to attempted homicide. Cordero Short faces up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced in November after reaching a deal with prosecutors. The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree intentional homicide as party to the crime in La Crosse County court.

  • Suspect in 1990 Wisconsin death linked through fingerprints Oct 13, 2014 9:04 AM
    Fond du Lac County investigators linked a suspect to a 24-year-old murder case through fingerprints found on items in the victim’s van, according to search warrants obtained by a newspaper.

  • Wisconsin church with roots in 1800s to close Oct 13, 2014 9:04 AM
    A suburban Milwaukee Presbyterian church with roots dating to the late 1800s has decided to close amid financial problems. The Milwaukee Journal Star reports New Life Presbyterian Church in Glendale voted to dissolve itself last month.

  • Sheriff: Hunter dies in Wisconsin accident Oct 13, 2014 12:49 PM
    Vernon County authorities say a 71-year-old hunter has been found dead after an accident near his 25-feet-high tree stand. Sheriff John Spears said Sunday that John Zumwalt of South Beloit, Illinois, died near the Town of Stark on Friday.

  • On the road: ‘Ghosts and Demons’ haunt the Art Institute Oct 11, 2014 6:15 AM
    Get into the Halloween season minus cheesy haunted houses and dreadful candy corn at the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition “Ghosts and Demons in Japanese Prints,” drawn from the museum’s own celebrated collection. Also, sample hundreds of wines from around the world at Wine Riot Oct. 17-18 in the Great Hall at Chicago's Union Station.

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