Sunday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2012 --- 8:15 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say an officer shot a robbery suspect who refused to drop a gun and pointed it at police. Authorities said the 22-year-old man was hit in the lower part of his body around 7:45 p.m. and was undergoing treatment at a hospital late last night.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate's top Republican has approved payments of about $31,000 to a law firm that helped the GOP draw favorable new election maps. Democrats blasted the timing of the last-minute payment, which came just before Republicans cede power to them on Monday. Senate chief Clerk Jeff Renk says Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald approved the payment last week.

ELMWOOD PARK, Wis. (AP) — Sometimes it seems like it's always recall season somewhere in Wisconsin. The latest effort is in the Racine County Village of Elmwood Park. A recall committee says it submitted 109 signatures to recall Village President Audrey Viau. Village Clerk Veronica Rudychev said Friday she expects the group will have more than the necessary 66 valid signatures.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin agriculture department has put together resources related to the ongoing drought on its website. The information can be accessed at

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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