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Illinois man arrested in New Jersey with $200K worth of stolen Wisconsin cheese

An Illinois man accused of stealing 21 tons of Wisconsin cheese has been arrested in New Jersey. New Jersey authorities say Veniamin Konstantinovich Balika, 34, from south suburban Plainfield was arrested Tuesday afternoon. New Jersey State Police Lt. Stephen Jones said Wednesday the man was driving a refrigerated truck carrying 42,000 pounds of Muenster cheese.


No sex on the beach: Wis. officials limiting nude beach

Wisconsin officials say they will close down a well-known nude beach on weekdays to reduce problems with outdoor sex and drug use.


Obama and Romney Zero In on Battleground States

President Obama sought to shore up his standing in Midwestern states, including Iowa and Wisconsin, while Mitt Romney fought to secure critical states like Florida and Virginia.


NBC/WSJ/Marist polls: Obama leads in Iowa, running neck and neck in N.H, Wis.

Less than a week before Election Day, President Barack Obama holds a statistically significant lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the battleground of Iowa, while the two candidates are locked in tight races in New Hampshire and Wisconsin.


Gunman opens fire near Wis. mall; manhunt underway

Wisconsin Mall Shooting

A manhunt was underway in Brookfield, Wis., on Sunday after at least seven people were shot at a suburban Milwaukee mall, law enforcement and hospital officials said. Deputies were on the scene of a shooting at Azana Salon and Spa across the street from Brookfield Square Mall, the Associated Press reports.


Unemployment rates fall in 7 US swing states

Unemployment rates fell or held steady last month in nine key swing states at the center of this year's presidential election. Rates dropped in Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa, Nevada and North Carolina. They were unchanged in New Hampshire and Virginia.


Wisconsin judge rejects union law

Anti-Union Bill

A Wisconsin judge strikes down a law stripping most public employees of collective bargaining rights, but Governor Scott Walker vows to appeal.


Man convicted of sex with dead deer charged with assault of police officer at Walmart

Hathaway received a probationary sentence and was ordered to undergo psychological treatment after he was convicted of having sex with a dead deer that he found while biking along Stinson Avenue in Superior, Wis., on Oct. 11, 2006.


Poll: Obama vs. Romney close in 3 swing states

President Obama leads Mitt Romney in Ohio while the two candidates are neck-and-neck in Florida and Wisconsin, according to a new poll of the three swing states. The polling by Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News shows the race tightening in Florida and Wisconsin. Romney is getting a small boost in these states from his selection of Rep. Paul Ryan, who hails from Wisconsin.


The psychology of heroism: Why some people leap in front of bullets

During the shootings in Aurora, Colorado, and Oak Creek, Wisconsin, some people confronted danger and saved lives, while most others scampered for the exits. What explains the difference?


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