Thursday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 --- 7:35 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A man who's accused of threatening to blow up the state Democratic Party office in Madison has been released from jail. Sixty-year-old William Diederich was ordered not to have any contact with the Democratic Party or with any group that supports the recall of Governor Scott Walker. He was arrested last Friday in northern Wisconsin after he made more than 100 calls to party offices from his cellphone.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A West Salem day trader who's accused of gunning down his parents is set to stand trial next month. Eric Koula is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide for the deaths of Merna and Dennis Koula. They were found shot to death in their Barre home in 2010.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 13-year-old Wisconsin student is one of 10 finalists competing today in the National Geographic Bee in Washington. Vansh Jain is representing the state for the third time. He's from Minocqua.

WASHBURN, Wis. (AP) -- A far northern Wisconsin county is joining an international project that uses bracelet transmitters to help find people who wander or become lost due. Bayfield County is rural and wooded, which can make it particularly hard to find people who wander away. Officials hope Project Lifesaver will make it easier to find people with dementia, autism and other cognitive conditions.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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