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How about blaze pink for hunters?

Real men could wear pink in the woods under a bill legislators are preparing to unveil next week that would legalize blaze pink for hunters.

Rep. Nick Milroy, a Democrat from South Range in northwestern Wisconsin, plans to hold a news conference Tuesday to announce the measure.

Sen. Terry Moulton, a Chippewa Falls Republican, wrote in a column for the Dunn County News this week that the bill is designed to encourage more women to try hunting.



Budget panel won't kill for-profit college board

Lawmakers on the Legislature's budget-writing committee have killed Gov. Scott Walker's plan to eliminate a small state agency that approves and regulates for-profit colleges.

The Joint Finance Committee nixed the idea without debate on Thursday.

David Dies, director of the Educational Approval Board, told the Wisconsin State Journal on Friday that it's better for the state and people who attend the for-profit colleges to keep the board operational.



State Dept. to release first Clinton emails

The State Department will release the first batch of emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state around 11:30 p.m. CDT Friday.

Spokeswoman Marie Harf says publication includes 296 emails given to a House committee investigating the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.

She says redactions were made according to Freedom of Information Act standards.



Twin Lakes to hire new Police Chief

A new Police Chief could be named in Twin Lakes as early as next week, administrator Jennifer Frederick said Friday. The Police Commission has interviewed six candidates to replace Police Chief Dale Racer, who will retire July 6 after 8 years in Twin Lakes.


Milwaukee man pronounced dead, starts moving

A Milwaukee County medical examiner's report says a 46-year-old man was pronounced dead after collapsing at his Milwaukee apartment, but then started moving his limbs just as he was about to be taken to the morgue.

The report says the man's girlfriend called police Tuesday because she had not heard from him recently. A police officer entered Thomas Sancomb's apartment and found him at the foot of his bed.

The report says both the officer and paramedics found he was cold, appeared pale and "in rigor" and did not attempt to resuscitate him. He was pronounced dead and his family was notified.

The report says as his body was about to be removed, he began moving his limbs. Paramedics returned to the scene and rushed him to a local hospital. Sancomb's brother, John, says he's "doing better every day."


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Fix It: Pennoyer Park flagpole has height issue

This week's Fix It feature looks at a vertically challenged flagpole at Pennoyer Park. See it now at kenoshanews.com or in today's Kenosha News.


Ex-con arrested in D.C. slayings

Authorities have arrested an ex-convict who was accused in the killings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper.

Members of a fugitive task force arrested Daron Dylon Wint, 34, on Thursday around 11 p.m., about a week after authorities said the family was killed and their mansion set on fire. Wint has been charged with first-degree murder while armed, D.C. police and the U.S. Marshals Service said.

Investigators tracked Wint to New York City, where they barely missed him Wednesday night, Robert Fernandez, commander of the U.S. Marshal Service's Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, told multiple news outlets.


Kangaroo, goats taken from Wis. zoo

The owners of a northeastern Wisconsin zoo say they do not believe a 5-month-old kangaroo and four baby goats that were taken will be found alive.

The animals from Special Memories Zoo in Outagamie County were reported stolen May 7. Dona Wheeler, who owns the zoo with her husband, tells Post-Crescent Media that the animals require special care in the early stage of their lives.

The mother kangaroo was also injured when her joey was taken, and the Wheelers aren't sure if the mother will be able to have another joey.



Milwaukee alderman dies in motorcycle crash

Milwaukee police say a motorcyclist killed in an overnight crash is a city alderman.

Authorities say 56-year-old Joseph Dudzik died after his Harley-Davidson motorcycle hit some construction barricades on the city's southwest side about 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Dudzik was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Dudzik was elected to the Milwaukee Common Council in 2002 and represented the 11th District. He worked for the city's public works department for more than 20 years. He's survived by his wife and two sons.



Today's forecast

Sunny skies are in the weather forecast for today, with a high of 60 degrees and a low of 40.


Expensive legal fees spur debate as Somers looks to refinance bonds

The Village of Somers is trying to refund more than $9.57 million of bond debt going back to 2008 to save money on lower interest rates but because they are tethered legally to the remnant town, both for revenues and debt, the deal is proving to be problematic.

The issue at Thursday's board work session was the sticker shock for board members and their lawyer for the cost of a legal opinion they need to go forward with the negotiated bond sale, now on hold until issues are worked out.



Man injured after jumping from moving vehicle

Kenosha police were investigating why a man jumped out of a moving vehicle, striking his head on the pavement in the 4600 block of Pershing Boulevard Thursday night.

The man was transported to Kenosha Medical Center following the 7:36 p.m. accident, police said. The vehicle was traveling up to 35 mph.

He was later flown via Flight for Life medical helicopter to Froedtert Hospital. Neither his identity nor condition was immediately known.


Suspect in killings of wealthy D.C. family arrested

Authorities have arrested a suspect in the slayings of a corporate executive, his wife, their 10-year-old son and a housekeeper at a northwest Washington, D.C., mansion.

U.S. Marshals Service spokesman David Neumann says 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint was arrested about 10:45 p.m. tonight in northeast Washington.


Somers Commission mulls interim fire chief

The Somers Fire Commission met in closed session Thursday to select an interim fire chief.

The Kenosha News has learned internal candidates Capt. Aaron Strom, Lt. Jodin Froeber, and Capt. Rob Hamm are three of the four being considered.

For more on this story pick up Friday's edition of the Kenosha News.



County Board questions consultants over pay study

A Kenosha County Board meeting on Thursday turned heated as supervisors questioned consultants and the county personnel director about the methods they used to perform a compensation study that proposes to re-classify wages and salaries.

At issue was the proposed reduced pay level of legal secretaries to the county's circuit court judges and why the consultants did not take a more in-depth look at the county's health plan.


Construction zones will slow Memorial Day weekend travel

Highway construction work along Interstate 94 and elsewhere in Wisconsin will be halted during the busy Memorial Day weekend, but motorists will likely encounter delays on some major roadways, transportation officials said Thursday.

Work on state highway projects will end at noon today and resume at 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to Wisconsin Department of Transportation projects communication manager Mark Kantola.

See more details, weather forecasts and more in Friday's Kenosha New or later on this website.



Brewers lose to Braves, 10-1

Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Braves beat the Brewers, 10-1, Thursday night in Atlanta. Milwaukee reliever Will Smith was ejected in the seventh inning for allegedly using pine tar. For more, see Friday's Kenosha News.



Unified still concerned about state budget fallout

Although public education cuts proposed by Gov. Scott Walker were rolled back by a legislative committee, Kenosha Unified School District officials remain concerned about the impact of the state budget on the district.

The Legislature's budget committee voted this week to remove the governor's proposed cut of more than $127 million in state aid, a reduction that would have cost Unified $3.3 million. But the committee recommended a raft of changes to public education, including a statewide expansion of the voucher system that takes money from public schools and gives it to parents to pay for private school tuition.

For more on this story, check kenoshanews.com and see Friday's Kenosha News.


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Finance committee will leave SeniorCare program alone

Republicans who control the Legislature's finance committee say they're going to reject Gov. Scott Walker's cuts to Wisconsin's popular SeniorCare program.

Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal calls for cutting $97 million from the senior citizen prescription drug discount program. It also would require participants to first sign up for the federal Medicare Part D drug program and use SeniorCare for any additional coverage.


Walker misses jobs promise by about 121,000 jobs

Gov. Scott Walker made it only about halfway toward fulfilling his signature 2010 campaign promise - repeated in the 2012 recall - that 250,000 private sector jobs would be created over four years under his leadership.

New figures released by the Republican's office on Thursday show about 35,700 private-sector jobs were created in Wisconsin in 2014. But taken together with the previous three years, only about 129,000 private sector jobs were added during Walker's term, or just over halfway to what was promised.


6 Baltimore officers indicted in death of Gray

The state's attorney in Baltimore says all six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury.

State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby made the announcement today. The charges returned by the grand jury were similar to the charges Mosby announced about three weeks ago.


Badgers open season with national broadcast

The University of Wisconsin football team opens its 2015 season against Alabama on Sept. 5 in Arlington, Tex.

The game will kick off at 7 p.m. and be televised on ABC as part of the network's first Saturday Night Football broadcast of the season, according to the university.

Alabama finished 12-2 and was ranked No. 4 in the final AP Top 25 after a loss to eventual national champion Ohio State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The Badgers went 11-3 and were ranked No. 13 following a victory against Auburn in the Outback Bowl.

Wisconsin beat Alabama, 15-0, at Camp Randall Stadium in 1928 in the teams' only previous meeting.



Salmonella confirmed by DNA in 5 patients

Salmonella with a matching DNA fingerprint has now been found in five patients, according to Kenosha County Division of Health.

That's three more cases than were verified Wednesday. In an update released this afternoon, the health department said more than 60 ill people have been identified in connection with the local outbreak, the same number that was announced Wednesday.

The source of the outbreak appears to be pork carnitas sold at Supermercado Los Corrales, 3933 52nd St., today's update said. Testing of food from the store remains in progress.

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