Friday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Friday, June 15, 2012 --- 7:45 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- State Senator Van Wanggaard has until 5 p.m. today to request a recount in last week's recall election. The outcome determines the majority party in the state Senate. An official canvass this week found that the Racine Republican trails his Democratic challenger by 834 votes, or 1.2 percent.

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- The state Supreme Court declined to review an appeal by a man who was convicted in the grisly 1992 murder of a Green Bay paper mill worker. Rey Moore was one of six men who were convicted of killing Tom Monfils. His body was found in a pulp vat at the then-James River Corporation plant in Green Bay with a weight tied around his neck.

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Attorneys for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay are asking for a new trial in a civil lawsuit. A jury last month awarded $700,000 to two brothers who claimed the diocese fraudulently misrepresented the safety of former priest John Feeney when it installed him as pastor at a church in the 1970s. They were 12 and 14 when he molested them in 1978.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Department of Natural Resources says more people are camping at Wisconsin's state parks. Camping reservations are up 9.3 percent from the same time in 2011. Online reservations are up 11.5 percent and the number of walk-in campers without reservations rose nearly 80 percent.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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