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Lightning Strike kills Janesville Wisconsin couple who were celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary

James and Donna Mueller were killed in a lightning strikeNews One. A family is in disbelief after two of their older members died after being struck by lightning. Michelle McNett of Janesville the niece of James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, said they were a loving couple and that the family is in shock and requesting privacy. McNett added that she’s not sure why the couple chose the nation’s capital for their vacation but said “Donna was a constant learner.”
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Trump's pick will win Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial primary, CNN projects

Donald Trump's chosen candidate for governor in Wisconsin will win the GOP nomination, CNN projects, underscoring the former President's clout among Republican primary voters in the latest contest in which he and former Vice President Mike Pence were on opposite sides -- and the first since the FBI search of Trump's Florida resort.
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How Trumpy are we, Wisconsin?

Like a summer storm, Donald Trump blew through the Wisconsin Republican primary, propelling his chosen candidate, construction company owner Tim Michels, to victory over the establishment-picked former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. At a rally in Waukesha for Michels last Friday, Trump not only attacked Kleefisch, whom he called “the handpicked candidate of a failed establishment,” […] The post How Trumpy are we, Wisconsin? appeared first on Wisconsin Examiner.

DeForest Windsor Fire crew rescues hawk from tree

DEFOREST, Wis. — Firefighters are not strangers to rescuing animals from trees, but usually, those animals don’t have razor-sharp talons. That’s what crews with the DeForest Windsor Fire Department had to deal with Tuesday when they rescued a hawk. Somehow, the bird had gotten its foot stuck in a tree and was hanging upside down.

Beloit woman arrested on fourth OWI charge early Monday morning in Janesville

JANESVILLE A Beloit woman was arrested on a fourth-offense OWI early Monday morning on Janesville’s north side, according to a Janesville Police Department news release. The police department received a complaint at 4:15 a.m. Monday of a vehicle driving the wrong way on the Center Avenue bridge. Officers later found the vehicle from the complaint at 5 a.m. traveling south on Milton Avenue near the Uptown Janesville shopping mall, according...

Warren County crash victim fondly remembered for generosity

Steven Schnall, 55, died last week in a motorcycle crash in Warren County. He was a highly respected and successful entrepreneur and philanthropist. He was the head of Quontic Bank, a thriving mortgage business. He was one of the founding board members of The Arthur Project. That’s a non-profit that...

Western Lakes Fire District referendum fails in five of seven communities; measure would have addressed staffing shortages

Voters in five of seven Waukesha County communities voted against a referendum Tuesday that called for nearly doubling the annual budget for the Western Lakes Fire District, which would enable the district to address severe staffing shortages. Voters in the towns of Merton, Oconomowoc, Ottawa and villages of Dousman and...

Kleefisch to rally in Oconomowoc

Senator Tammy Baldwin teamed up with MG&E Tuesday afternoon to discuss the future of electric vehicles. One person is dead after deputies responded overnight to reports of gunfire in the Town of Sumner, the Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Office reported. Barnes watch party begins in Milwaukee. Updated: 5 hours ago.

Woodman's claims decades-old sign unearthed during renovation of its original Milton Avenue location

JANESVILLE The nearly century-old Woodman’s Food Market sign recently discovered during removal of a façade on a Milton Avenue storefront has disappeared from sight. Again. But this time, that’s temporary. The circa-1930s sign has been removed from the building at 922 Milton Ave. where it was attached a lifetime ago, and its removal is top of mind for Woodman’s Food Market. ...
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Michels Edges Out Kleefisch in Republican Gubernatorial Primary

WAUKESHA, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) – Tim Michels, co-owner of the state’s largest construction company and Army veteran, came out victorious in Tuesday’s Republican primary race for governor. Michels defeated former lieutenant governor Rebecca Kleefisch and will face Democrat Tony Evers in November’s general election. Momentum built through...
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Nashotah man dies in car vs. tree crash Tuesday morning in town of Ottawa

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department and the Western Lakes Fire District responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 67 just south of Parry Road in the town of Ottawa just before 5 a.m Tuesday morning. According to the sheriff's department, an initial investigation shows the vehicle, which was being...

Kleefisch Concedes Governors Primary to Michels

WAUKESHA, WI (WSAU) — Tim Michels is the Republican nominee for Governor. “Thanks to you, we took on the Madison Establishment and won,” said Michels in his victory statement, which was released just after 10:30 PM. “Tonight we celebrate, but then, first thing tomorrow, let’s get to work.”
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Trump-backed candidate Tim Michels wins Republican primary race for governor

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Tim Michels has won the Republican primary race for governor, clearing the field to go head-to-head with incumbent Democratic Governor Tony Evers this fall. This, after Rebecca Kleefisch conceded to Michels in Tuesday's primary. "I know Madison needs firm executive leadership and that's what I'm...

Unofficial Election Results: Gerber Wins Tight Race for Sheriff; Local GOP Candidates for Assembly Dist. 31 Appear to Lose (Updated)

Updated 8/10 @ 11:43 a.m. primarily with information about contests in the November general election. Poll workers reported steady traffic at the primary election on Tuesday. Unfortunately segregated City of Whitewater results are not available at this time; however, we are able to report below the unofficial results on races of particular local interest.

Doctor calls survivor in DC lightning blast ‘absolute miracle’

The human rights advocate was about to celebrate her 28th birthday with her husband when the unbelievable happened. Now she’s beating the expectations of trauma specialists. "An absolute miracle" is what doctors are calling the lone survivor in last week’s deadly lightning strike that killed three people standing across the street from the White House, the woman's family said.
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WLFD referendum fails; Five of seven municipalities vote against measure

OCONOMOWOC — The referendum asking for an additional $6.3 million for the Western Lakes Fire District's budget failed to pass on Tuesday. The referendum asked voters from seven municipalities to approve the measure: the Town of Merton, Town of Oconomowoc, Town of Ottawa, the Village of Dousman, Village of Lac La Belle, Village of Summit and Oconomowoc. The Village of Lac La Belle and Oconomowoc were the only municipalities to approve the ask.