Sunday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted: Sunday, February 3, 2013 -- 7:42 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's groundhog prognosticators say spring is right around the corner. In Sun Prairie, Jimmy the Groundhog did not see his shadow yesterday morning, predicting an early spring. Jimmy's handlers say the groundhog has an 80 percent accuracy rating. The Sun Prairie Fire Department escorted Jimmy to Cannery Square Plaza for the Groundhog Day event.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it plans to internally investigate a flawed sting operation in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report this week exposed a 10-month ATF storefront operation intended to bust felons for drug and gun offenses was marred by missteps. The newspaper reported that the ATF operation was robbed of $35,000 in merchandise, an agent's machine gun was stolen and a document listing undercover agents was left behind.

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) -- State officials have accused a Middleton foster care agency of misusing nearly $5 million in taxpayer money. The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families has revoked the license of Community Care Resources. The state alleges the agency inflated salaries and spent money on luxury cars, personal travel and other inappropriate expenses between 2009 and 2011.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is looking for sponsors to feed low-income children this summer. In 2012, the 177 sponsors in the food service program who contracted with DPI provided 2.4 million free meals to children during the summer months. The sponsors operated 728 sites statewide last year.

Copyright: Associated Press 2013

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