Wednesday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2012 --- 8:50 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Minorities and women helped President Barack Obama secure Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes. Ninety-four percent of black voters and 57 percent of women supported the president, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney drew a small majority of male voters. Obama also was preferred over Romney by voters under age 40, college graduates and those with family incomes under $50,000.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Cold and wet weather didn't deter Wisconsin voters from turning out in near-record numbers on Election Day. Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy Says it appears more than 70 percent of eligible voters cast ballots yesterday. In 2008, about 69 percent of eligible voters went to the polls.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee County authorities closed a portion of Interstate 94 following a rollover crash which injured a driver who thought her child was missing. The crash occurred earlier today in the westbound lanes of the interstate. Authorities say the driver was injured and confused because the child was actually with a grandmother. The interstate was reopened about an hour later.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two Milwaukee museums are offering free admission for veterans this weekend in recognition of Veterans Day. The promotion takes place at the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Harley-Davidson Museum on Saturday and Sunday. Milwaukee Art Museum director Daniel Keegan says the free admission is a small way to thank veterans for their service.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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