Tuesday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2012 --- 6:40 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State officials say domestic abuse victims are spending more time in shelters and seeking more assistance. Victims are spending about 12 percent more time in shelters and social workers say they're also hearing more reports of severe violence, stalking and death threats.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Five Green Bay residents are facing charges for growing hundreds of marijuana plants in the northeastern Wisconsin woods. Each suspect could face up to life in prison and $10 million in fines if they're convicted.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin farmers who are struggling with the prolonged drought will be allowed to harvest hay and let cattle graze on more than 11,000 acres of state-owned land. The special harvest will end August 10th for prairie grasses and August 30th for cool season grasses.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Department of Natural Resources will take public comments during an open house next about how to manage a giant swath of land that was once part of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant. The Army is expected to transfer about 3,800 acres of the plant to the DNR.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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