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Wisconsin police brace for new probe protocols

A bill that would put outside agencies in charge of investigating officer-involved deaths could create conflict and confusion for Wisconsin agencies that have traditionally done it themselves, police observers say.

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Discussion held on funding new Milwaukee arena
A high of 50 degrees
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Kenosha County Board expects to go paperless
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Illinois unemployment drops to 5-year-low
Creditors to vote on archdiocese bankruptcy plan
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Obama says 8 million signed up for health care
UPDATE: Former Kenosha man sought in Green Bay homicide
Police: Video cameras were also hidden in Uline locker room

News briefs: High-speed chase deemed too dangerous

Kenosha Police said it ended a high-speed chase just after 9 a.m. Thursday when a vehicle repeatedly drove through stop signs and red lights while traveling in excess of 60 mph on city streets.

Timothy Hawkins, 38, of Racine, was reportedly in violation of a restraining order and wanted on a probation and parole warrant.


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Prep baseball roundup: Central doubles up Delavan

Brooks Gahart pitched six strong innings and Marshall Gilbert went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI as visiting Central beat Delavan-Darien, 6-3, in a Southern Lakes Conference game at Veterans Field on Thursday.

Gahart (1-0) allowed five hits and one unearned run while walking one and striking out five.

Boating season returns at Southport Marina


Crews at Southport Marina last week began the process of moving boats from the storage building to the water.

It takes a crew of five or six people to move a boat from the building to the marina. They begin by turning the boat around on a flatbed in a tight parking lot. Then the boat is hoisted by straps onto a traveler lift and lowered into the water.

A victory for smart phone customers

A move by members of a wireless phone industry trade group to equip new phones with “kill switches” is a victory for consumers.

Smart phone theft is a serious problem. More than 3 million Americans were victims in 2013, according to Consumer Reports. With the amount of personal data on the phones, a lost or stolen smart phone leaves its owner vulnerable to identify theft if the data on the phone can be accessed.

Today's Poll

Herb Kohl announced Wednesday the sale of the Milwaukee Bucks to a pair of New York hedgefund billionaires. As everyone knows, the NBA team is in need of a new arena. Kohl promised $100 million and the new owners will give $100 million as well. Who should cover the rest?
The new owners and investors should cover the cost.
The city and taxpayers should split the cost.
The Bucks don't need a new stadium.
Who cares? The team should look for a new home elsewhere.

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