Thursday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2012 --- 4:30 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

CLINTONVILLE, Wis. (AP) — An east-central Wisconsin factory is expanding and adding jobs. A spokesman for Hoffmaster Group tells WLUK-TV the company is expanding its Creative Converting plant in Clintonville. The 100,000-square-foot addition is expected to be finished by mid-January. The company expects to add 40 full-time hourly workers and 10 salaried workers. About 460 people currently work at the plant.

DANBURY, Wis. (AP) — Divers have found the body of a missing 3-year-old girl in a canal near her home in northwestern Wisconsin. The Burnett County Emergency Management Director says the body of Renna Williams was found at about 4:50 p.m. yesterday about 25 yards from her home in Danbury. Renna disappeared after apparently wandering away from her home about 7 p.m. Tuesday.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 13-year-old girl in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Milwaukee earlier this month. The girl faces four felony counts in the death of 57-year-old Ronald Forbes, including first-degree reckless homicide. Her next court date is September 7th in children's court.

CHICAGO (AP) — A new federal wildlife refuge has been authorized along the border between Illinois and Wisconsin. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced yesterday the establishment of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will create the refuge by purchasing land easements from willing sellers.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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