Sunday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2012 --- 8:25 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is condemning the killing of a 13-year-old boy who was allegedly shot by a neighbor. Barrett also is promising an investigation into how police treated the boy's mother after her son was gunned down last week. Darius Simmons was fatally shot after taking out the garbage. Seventy-five-year-old John Spooner is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in Simmons' death.

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Representative Ron Kind says Wisconsin Democrats should be proud of their efforts to force recall elections, even if Republicans ended up with major victories. The Democratic Congressman was a guest speaker yesterday at the Wisconsin Democratic Party's convention in Appleton.

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin says she's confident about the outlook for her Senate campaign, even though Wisconsin Democrats suffered major losses in this week's recalls. Baldwin said yesterday that no matter who her Republican opponent will be, the contrast will be clear. Baldwin spoke yesterday at the state Democratic Party convention in Appleton.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — University of Wisconsin System regents have chosen a new president after deadlocking at their Milwaukee meeting. Traditionally, the regents' vice president automatically moves up to become president, and the vote is a formality. But yesterday, the regents split evenly before unanimously electing Brent Smith president and Michael Falbo vice president.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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