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Posted Sunday, July 1, 2012 --- 9:20 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The new highway bill that Congress approved this week preserves funding flexibility for transit systems in Green Bay and Appleton. The bill passed the House and Senate on Friday. The only members of the Wisconsin delegation to vote no were U.S. Senator Ron Johnson and Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, both Republicans. GOP U.S. Representative Tom Petri says Wisconsin is slated to receive $719 million next year and $725 million in 2014.

UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) — The trustees on a Racine County village board have approved spending $4,000 to buy themselves seven iPads. The devices will be owned by the Village of Union Grove. Trustees will use them to check village email and read village documents. Trustee Gordon Svendsen says iPad data plans will be discussed next week.

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — Monroe County deputies say they've arrested a Sparta man in connection with a crash that killed his older brother almost three years ago. The 26-year-old suspect was jailed over the weekend pending a bond hearing tomorrow.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Eau Claire police say a 90-year-old man drove his car onto a bike path, colliding with a bicyclist who later died of his injuries. The victim was a 51-year-old Eau Claire man whose name wasn't released yesterday. The man was riding his bike Friday about 12:30 p.m. when he was struck.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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