Friday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Friday, June 8, 2012 --- 6:35 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Total spending on 15 recall races, including the one targeting Governor Scott Walker, will easily top $125 million. The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign released new estimates yesterday that show spending on Walker's race by the candidates and outside groups will reach up to $80 million. Last summer about $44 million was spent on nine state Senate recalls.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tuition throughout the University of Wisconsin System will rise 5.5 percent for the 2012 through 2013 academic year. The Board of Regents approved the proposal yesterday at the UW-Milwaukee campus. The measure passed by a vote of 17-1. UW System President Kevin Reilly said the rate hikes would help compensate for cuts in state aid.

MERRILL, Wis. (AP) — Police say speed apparently was a factor in a car crash that killed two women and injured two others in the City of Merrill. Police Chief Ken Neff says three of the women were thrown from the car when it rolled i around 3:30 a.m. yesterday. Police identified the victims as 33-year-old Jessica Hartwig and 31-year-old Misty Glisch, both of Merrill.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Green Bay man is now convicted of stabbing another man five times during a Madison block party. Twenty-three-year-old Colin Rosenow pleaded no contest yesterday to a reduced charge of first-degree reckless endangerment. Rosenow was accused of stabbing 21-year-old Mathew Warnert during a fight at last year's Mifflin Street Block Party.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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