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Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2012 --- 7:25 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee County judge is expected to postpone the sentencing of a former aide to Scott Walker who was convicted of two misdemeanors. Darlene Wink worked for Walker when he was the Milwaukee County executive. Wink pleaded guilty in February to working on Walker's gubernatorial campaign while on county time.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Madison truck driver and his wife are set to return to court later this week after they were charged with starving and torturing the man's 15-year-old daughter. Attorneys for the couple are hoping to get the case dismissed. They're also asking a judge to move the trial out of Dane County.

(Information in the following story is from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com)

NEW GLARUS, Wis. (AP) -- A tourism promoter is hoping to turn southwest Wisconsin's spotty cellphone and broadband service into an attraction for tourists who are hoping to go on technology-free getaways. The area's hills interfere with gadget connectivity, and the executive director of the Tri-State Tourism Council says he wants to use that to promote unplugged vacations.

RUSSELL, Wis. (AP) -- Lincoln County authorities say a burglar who broke into a Russell garage and stole a 50-pound bag of sunflower seeds turned out to be a bear. Sheriff's deputies found claw marks, a broken window and evidence that the furry thief dragged the bag of seeds into nearby woods. So far, the bear hasn't been found.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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