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Latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Union leaders say their success in striking down an Ohio law curbing collective bargaining rights for public workers points to an energized labor movement in 2012. Voters yesterday rejected the union measure promoted by Republican Governor John Kasich by a resounding 61 percent. Turnout was the highest ever for an off-year election in Ohio.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Police have arrested a 22-year-old Milwaukee woman after a man was stabbed more than 300 times. According to an affidavit accompanying a search warrant, the 18-year-old Arizona man was bleeding severely when he called police around 9 p.m. Sunday. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the woman is being held on $150,000 bail.

(Information in the following story is from: The Sheboygan Press,

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- A volunteer firefighter is charged with felony arson for allegedly setting fire to a Sheboygan area farm because he was bored. Twenty-six-year-old Sean Bradley of Cedar Grove allegedly told investigators he chose the barn at random as he drove around with lighter fluid. He was among the firefighters who responded to the blaze August 9th at Walvoord's Berry Farm in the Town of Holland.

(Information in the following story is from: The Post-Crescent,

WAUPACA, Wis. (AP) -- Former Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler has closed his Ford dealership in Waupaca. The Super Bowl champion says the economy played a factor and the area has a seasonal population that is gone most of the winter. The dealership had 15 employees.

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