Thursday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Thursday, July 5, 2012 --- 7:50 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- An excessive heat warning remains in effect for much of Wisconsin through tomorrow night. And there's still a heat advisory posted for northern parts of the state. The National Weather Service says temperatures could soar as high as 106 today.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The family of a 13-year-old boy who was fatally shot outside his Milwaukee home in late May has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the 75-year-old suspect. Prosecutors say John Spooner accused Darius Simmons of stealing his guns and shot the boy when he denied it. Spooner has pleaded not guilty.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A third person involved in a wrong-way crash in Milwaukee has died. Kathlene Flessert died yesterday. She had been in critical condition since the Monday morning crash on Highway 41. The wrong-way driver and another person died Monday.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin elections board is creating a website to help military and overseas voters request absentee ballots. Those voters now must contact their municipal clerk directly to have a ballot sent to them. But the Government Accountability Board is developing a single website to simplify the process. A Defense Department grant is paying for the project.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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