Saturday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Saturday, August 4, 2012 --- 6:05 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee police chief says a plant supervisor was gunned down while meeting with a disgruntled employee who then killed himself. Police Chief Ed Flynn says the shooter -- 23-year-old Thaiv Xiong -- acted alone and did not target anyone else. Flynn says the employee "developed a grudge against his boss" 58-year-old George Hites and acted out violently at Trans Coil International.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Wisconsin-based printing company is laying off more workers at its plant in Dubuque, Iowa. A spokeswoman at Quad Graphics of Sussex, Wisconsin says after final cuts are made, the plant will have about 200 employees. She says the company began notifying employees on Wednesday.

SAVOY, Ill. (AP) — The shock of sharp gas-price increases is hitting motorists across Illinois and Wisconsin. Triple-A says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Illinois jumped 33 cents the last week to $3.93, while the price is up 26 cents in Wisconsin. The average price in Chicago was $4.26.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde is raising concerns over a new attack ad against him by an independent group that is a client of the same firm running Tommy Thompson's campaign. A Hovde spokesman said yesterday that connection smacks of illegal coordination. But Darrin Schmitz, president of Persuasion Partners and a consultant to Thompson's campaign, calls the Hovde accusation "a cheap shot from a desperate campaign."

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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