• Miami HeraldSheriff: 3 shot dead at Wisconsin auto racing event

    Three Illinois men who were shot to death at point-blank range during a drag racing event in southeastern Wisconsin may have been targeted by a rival gang member, a sheriff’s official said Monday. … Read the story on Miami Herald.

  • Chicago TribuneSheriff: 3 men, two from Aurora, shot dead at Wisconsin auto race

    Three men were shot at point-blank range during an auto racing event in southeastern Wisconsin, but no suspects have been arrested in the killings, a sheriff said.Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said authorities responded to the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove around 7 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports that shots had been fired.A man shot the three at point-blank Read more...

  • MacRumorsApple Store in Madison, Wisconsin Moving to Hilldale Shopping Center Tomorrow

    Apple has announced that its West Towne Mall retail store in Madison, Wisconsin will be moving to the nearby Hilldale Shopping Center tomorrow. Apple Store at West Towne Mall Apple Hilldale’s grand opening will take place Saturday, August 12 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Apple West Towne will permanently close tonight. West Towne Mall has been home to Madison’s only Read more...

  • ReutersAudits show lax oversight by Wisconsin agency counting Foxconn jobs

    CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Wisconsin agency tasked with holding Foxconn accountable for delivering up to 13,000 jobs in exchange for $1.5 billion in state payroll tax credits has a history of failing to verify job-creation claims and rewarding companies that fall short of quotas, according to state audits. Read the story on Reuters.

  • The Seattle TimesPierce County deputies fatally shoot man they say lunged at them with knife

    Pierce County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a man who tried to stab one of them Saturday morning in Frederickson, according to a department spokesman. Deputies were dispatched about 6:30 a.m. to the 7400 block of 189th Street Court East, where the man’s sister reported that the man had kidnapped his brother-in-law, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. “They found him sleeping Read more...

  • Chicago TribuneMan's wound may be self-inflicted in South Side shooting, cops say

    A 19-year-old man was shot Saturday morning and got himself to South Shore Hospital, where officials said his wound may have been self-inflicted. The victim originally told police that he was shot in the wrist shortly before 11:20 a.m. in the 8000 block of South Crandon Avenue, Chicago police said.His his condition was stabilized at the hospital, police said.Police later said that Read more...

  • CNN10-year-old accidentally kills his brother

    (CNN)A 10-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his brother during a game of ‘cops and robbers’ when, police say, he pointed a rifle he didn’t know was loaded. The incident happened Tuesday at a rural home in Loganville in Wisconsin’s Sauk County. The boy was playing with his 14-year-old brother and another child. They were toying with a rifle that Read more...

  • ABC'Bachelorette' runner-up weighs in on becoming the Bachelor

    After Rachel Lindsay broke up with Peter Kraus on Monday night’s finale of “The Bachelorette,” fans of the 31-year-old Wisconsin native made #TeamPeter a trending topic on Twitter. Though there has been a grassroots campaign to make Kraus the next star of “The Bachelor,” he isn’t sure he’d take the job if it was offered to him. During a press Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesWisconsin wouldn’t break even on Foxconn incentives for 25 years

    MADISON, Wis. — It would take at least 25 years for Wisconsin taxpayers to break even on Gov. Scott Walker’s incentives to lure Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn to the state, according to a fiscal analysis released Tuesday.Walker’s bill would exempt construction materials from the state and local sales tax and hand the company up to $2.85 billion in tax credits Read more...

  • Kansas City StarExcerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 1 Make sure Foxconn deal meets environmental standards … Read the story on Kansas City Star.