The state Department of Workforce Development reports that Wisconsin added about 28,000 jobs in the past year, despite losing more than 50,000 jobs over the winter. The pace of job growth is well below what Gov. Scott Walker promised during his campaign two years ago. "We are glad the numbers are going up," Walker says. "But it's still too little. I would like to see more."
Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas orders Jesus Castillo-Dimas, 30, to stand trial for allegedly running over and killing his 2-year-old son and trying to kill the boy's mother on July 9.
A woman tells police that her husband poured gasoline on her and threatened to ignite her at a storage locker on the city's northeast side. After a struggle, neighbors come to the wife's aid. The man is later arrested in Juneau County.
Madison's traffic engineering department releases a study that shows three of the worst five intersections for accidents are roundabouts. Lien Road and North Thompson Drive on the east side was the worst, with 23 accidents last year. In 2011, there were 4,871 car wrecks, including 13 fatalities. In addition, there were 139 bike crashes reported (with no fatalities) and 87 crashes involving pedestrians, which included four deaths.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the state's apple orchards are having a terrible year, with the yield expected to drop by 61% to 20 million pounds. A mild March, a cold April and a dry summer all share the blame.
For the third year in a row, Madison's Katie Howery is the first woman to cross the finish line in the Madison Mini-Marathon. Quinn Thomas, also of Madison, was the top overall winner.
Authorities identify Luke Voigt, 9, of Iron River, as the boy who died from a lightning strike while boating with family and friends the day before on Lake Superior.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers announces creation of a "License Based on Equivalency" to allow those with teaching experience outside the state or the public-education system easier access to a Wisconsin teaching license.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen asks the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reinstate the state's voter ID law in time for the November presidential election. Two judges have blocked implementation of the law.
Compiled, in part, from local media.