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ONE PERSON CRITICALLY INJURED IN BICYCLE VS TRUCK ACCIDENT

One person is critically injured following a bicycle versus truck accident in Green Lake County.  The incident happened Wednesday morning around 8:30 a.m. on Forest Ridge Road, at McConnell Road, in the Town of Brooklyn.  Investigation shows the bicycle operator, 18-year-old Corey Viars of Green Lake, was southbound on Forest Ridge Road and failed to stop at a stop sign. Viars then struck the side of an eastbound Chevy Truck as it was proceeding through the intersection from a legal stop.  Viars was transported to the Green Lake Fire Station and then flown to a hospital for medical treatment.  The truck driver, 40-year-old Erubey Corona of West Bend, was not injured.  The incident remains under investigation.

RIPON COLLEGE NAMED A TOP GREAT COLLEGE TO WORK FOR

Ripon College is recognized again this year by The Chronicle of Higher Education as being among the “Top Great Colleges to Work For.” Ripon College President Zach Messitte says the recognition speaks volumes about the dedication of college faculty and staff in creating an ideal learning environment for students.  A total of 92 colleges were recognized in the magazine’s seventh annual survey of faculty and staff. Ripon and Beloit College were the only two ACM colleges and the only two Wisconsin-based colleges to make the list.  In addition, Ripon College was recognized this week as one of the “50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest” at number twelve by GreatValueColleges.net

NAME RELEASED OF MAN WHO DIED AT ROCK USA IN OSHKOSH

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office identifies a man who died at Rock USA.  Lt. Lori Seiler says 63-year-old Steven J. Londo of Oconto Falls died early Thursday morning in the campground area.  Seiler says Londo collapsed around 5:15 a.m. and rescuers were unable to revive him.  A cause of death has not been determined.  Seiler says investigators are waiting on the results of an autopsy.

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO HOTEL FIRE IN FOND DU LAC

Fond du Lac fire officials say they do not believe a fire that damaged a Fond du Lac motel last week was not intentionally set. Fire prevention specialist Troy Haase says it appears the fire at the Comfort Inn last Friday started when someone discarded a cigarette or hot ashes into a garbage can-ash tray outside the hotel.   Haase says the cleaning crews have been working since the fire to get the hotel reopened.  A dozen fire departments responded, as smoke and flames spread through much of the 78-room hotel.  Two people were treated for smoke inhalation.

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With the governor's race in a dead heat, Republican Scott Walker says the key to his re-election is for his supporters to call voters and knock on their doors.  A new Marquette Law School poll released yesterday shows Walker leads Democrat Mary Burke 46-to-45 percent among registered voters -- while Burke has a 47-46 edge over those likely to vote in November.  Both are well within the margin of error, and poll director Charles Franklin says nothing has statistically changed since the last survey in May.  Burke said she's glad to be leading among likely voters for the first time -- although the error margin puts that in doubt.  Also, just under half of voters said they still don't know enough about Burke to form an opinion of her.  Burke's campaign is trying to fix that with ads that profile her business experience with her family's Trek Bicycle company -- which Walker has criticized lately for shipping jobs to China.  Three-fourths of respondents in the Marquette poll said they were aware of the now-halted John Doe probe into Walker's campaign activities in the recall elections.  Of those, 54-percent said it was just more politics.

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Wisconsin gas prices are 18 cents lower than a month ago.  The Triple-"A" said regular fuel sold for an average of 3.54-a-gallon throughout the state this morning.  That's down from 3.60 a week ago, and 3.72 at this time in June.  Experts cite a lack of the most severe weather throughout the country, with no emergency refinery shutdowns.  Darrell DeHaan of GasBuddy-Dot-Com says we've probably seen our peak prices for the year -- and they should stay within the mid-three-dollar range in the Milwaukee area for the next month or two.  The Triple-"A" said Wisconsin fuel prices peaked at 3.73-a-gallon around Memorial Day.  While conflicts keep flaring up in Israel and the Ukraine, Nick Jarmusz of the Wisconsin Triple-"A" says they're not affecting the flow oil from the Middle East like the violence in Iraq could have done. 

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Can police use cellphone data to track down murder suspects?  The Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to answer that question today.  The justices are scheduled to rule on a pair of homicide cases from Milwaukee and Kenosha counties, in which police obtained data from cellphone providers to find and arrest the suspects.  Milwaukee Police found Bobby Tate in his mother's apartment.  He said detectives did not have enough evidence to justify a warrant they obtained to track his cellphone.  The Kenosha murder suspect, Nicolas Subdiaz-Osorio, was arrested in Arkansas.  He contends that the search of his phone data was illegal. 

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A construction worker was injured yesterday in Kenosha, where Amazon-Dot-Com is building a new merchandise distribution center.  Kenosha Police said the man was pinned between a beam and an aerial lift unit.  Rescuers were called around 3:30 p-m.  Police said the man was taken to a hospital with a shoulder injury, after he was freed by co-workers.  Beiler said none of the employees saw what happened.