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Bear in Sheboygan

Sheboygan police say they captured a black bear in Sheboygan early Tuesday morning after they started getting calls of a bear sighting around 4:30 am.

Officer found the bear near homes. They used chemicals to safely capture the bear.  No one was hurt or injured while the bear was in the city.

The DNR will release the bear. Police say DNR experts estimate the bear is a two-year-old male that weighs about 250 pounds.

Bear sightings are not common in our area but if you see a bear, do not approach it and call authorities as soon as possible.

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Actor Shia LaBeouf in Manitowoc

Actor Shia LaBeouf is hitchhiking to Anywhere, U.S.A., and on Monday he was around Manitowoc and Sheboygan.

The “Transformers” star is giving strangers the chance to pick him up from coordinates he posts on takemeanywhere.vice.com and on Twitter @thecampaignbook to give him a ride to any location.

Shia LaBeouf and two other artists, Nastja Rönkkö and Luke Turner, rode the S.S. Badger carferry from Ludington, Michigan, to Manitowoc on Sunday night. Coordinates indicate they went to Sheboygan Monday morning, and were heading on Wisconsin 23 toward Fond du Lac.

The team is documenting the places they go and people they meet along the way and his journey continues through Jne 23rd.

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Fatal Shooting in Appleton

Appleton police report they are looking for two men labeled as persons of interest as they investigate a fatal shooting Saturday morning.  A 43-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds when officers were called to a home at about 2:44 a-m.  A woman was also wounded, but she was treated and released.  The man, whose name wasn’t released, died at a local hospital.  Police say they want to talk to 29-year-old Jorge Luis Zendejas-Cano and 31-year-old Miguel Luis Zendejas-Cano.

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Recap of Last Year’s Xfinity Race at Michigan

Kyle Busch made a triumphant return to the X-FINITY Series, passing Chase Elliott for the lead four laps from the finish and keeping his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in front the rest of the way. It was Busch’s first series start since he was injured February 21st in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. His margin of victory over Elliott was a half-second. Kyle Larson finished third as Sprint Cup Series drivers grabbed six of the top ten finishing positions. Points leader Chris Buescher and Elliott Sadler completed the top five. Pole sitter Joey Logano finished seventh after leading a race-high fifty-four laps … With his fourth-place finish, Buescher stretched his points lead to twenty-five over Ty Dillon, who ran thirteenth in the race … It was Busch’s seventy-first career win and his second at M-I-S, the first coming in 2004.

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NASCAR Heads to Michigan

NASCAR heads to Michigan for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400, the fifteenth race of the 2016 Sprint Cup Series. Kurt Busch is the defending winner and also the most recent Cup Series race winner, breaking into the 2016 win column just four days ago with a victory in the rain-delayed Axalta 400 at Pocono. If he finishes first again come Sunday, Busch would become the first driver since Denny Hamlin in 2010 and 2011 with back-to-back wins in Michigan’s June race. In recent years, qualifying has become a key part of the weekend at M-I-S. Four of the last five winning drivers have started from the first four rows including three pole winners: Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Joey Logano.

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Tips on Summer Solicitors

With the summer door-knocking season underway, the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin (BBB) is warning consumers about deceptive sales tactics.

BBB urges consumers to stay alert for unreliable solicitors and to have a plan in place when it comes to door-to-door salespeople.

Though many door-to-door salespeople operate honestly and represent reputable businesses, there are others who are only looking to make a sale and move on as quickly as possible – often leaving customers wondering if they’ll receive the product or service they’ve paid for or if they have just been scammed.

A classic tactic of less than-than-reputable solicitors is to tell consumers they have extra product leftover from another job and will perform the work for a minimal cost. Professional contractors typically know how much product is needed for a job and rarely have material left over.

“Wisconsin summer is finally here and the warm weather will bring salespeople to our front doors offering asphalt paving, home improvements, alarm systems, and more,” says Jim Temmer, BBB Serving Wisconsin CEO/president.  “It’s very important to inquire about licensing and research the business before signing any contracts.”

BBB offers the following tips on door-to-door solicitations:

Ask for identification. A reputable seller will provide you with all of the information you request, including a photo ID and a business card containing the business name, address, and phone number.

Verify the individual and the business. If you’re interested in doing business with the solicitor, get everything in writing. Tell the solicitor you will look into it and get back to them if interested.

Read the contract. Make sure you understand and agree to all of the terms and conditions before signing a contract. Watch out for high-pressure sales tactics.

Inquire about licensing. Many cities require door-to-door salespeople have a solicitor’s license. Ask the salesperson to show you their solicitor’s license. If you’re unsure if your city requires a permit, contact your city offices.

Know your rights. The Federal Trade Commission’s Three-Day Cooling-Off Rule gives the customer three days to cancel purchases over $25 that are made in their home or at a location that is not the seller’s permanent place of business. Along with a receipt, salespeople should also include a completed cancellation form that customers can send to the business to cancel the agreement. By law, the business must give customers a refund within 10 days of receiving the cancellation notice.

Consumers who have issues with door-to-door salespeople can contact their local police department. File a complaint with BBB using our online complaint form. Learn about scams in your area and report scams to our BBB Scam Tracker.

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For more information or further inquiries, contact the Wisconsin BBB at www.bbb.org/wisconsin or 414-847-6000 (metro Milwaukee), 920-734-4352 (Appleton), 608-268-2221 (Madison) or 1-800-273-1002 (elsewhere in Wisconsin). Consumers also can find more information about how to protect themselves from scams by following the Wisconsin BBB on TwitterFacebook and You Tube.

 

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Naked Man Accused of Leading Police Into Fox River

A Waukesha man is due back in court next Tuesday, after he was accused of leading police on a car and foot chase into the Fox River while he was nude. Police say 29-year-old Mark Hunkins was either loitering or trying to rob somebody early on June first when a neighbor called 9-1-1 — and when officers responded, Hunkins car refused to stop so a chase ensued. Officers removed the defendant from the Fox River, but they say he lunged at the patrol personnel — so they calmed with a Taser stun gun. A judge sent Hunkins to jail under a 15-thousand dollar cash bond on two felony counts of fleeing officers, two misdemeanor charges of obstructing police, and one misdemeanor count of lewd and lascivious behavior.

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Triple Stabbing in Hobart

A 26-year-old Green Bay area man is under arrest for the stabbing deaths of two people and the wounding of another at a house in Hobart. Police Chief Randy Bani says the suspect is from nearby Ashwaubenon. He’s thought to be a former boyfriend of a 25-year-old woman who was found dead in the home. A 63-year-old woman was found dead just outside. A man who survived the incident had surgery and was expected to survive. At least one other person was injured, and officials have not said if there were more. Police say the suspect was taken to the Brown County Jail, after he was found hiding in a wooded area that was close to the home. The case remains under investigation.
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Kids from Wisconsin Return to Manitowoc

The Kids from Wisconsin are back for their 48th show season with a talented group of 33 KIDS representing 29 different hometowns across Wisconsin, including Manitowoc’s own, Michael Burish on trumpet! The Kids will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14 at the Capitol Civic Centre.

The performance is presented by Manitowoc Noon Rotary, with proceeds donated by Manitowoc Noon Rotary to benefit many great local causes.

The KIDS are embodying this year’s tour theme, “Sing!” borrowed from the same-titled song by two-time Grammy winning a capella group Pentatonix. The lyrics tell listeners to “Get up and dance, just feel that beat and sing it,” and that is what the KIDS are ready to do this tour season when they play the Capitol Civic Centre.

Executive Director Tina Weiss said “It is a gift to be able to bring the KIDS to their hometowns to ‘Sing!’ Having a hometown KID in the Kids from Wisconsin is very exciting for these communities, and something to be proud of. Enjoying and participating in the KIDS experience has had a positive impact on the lives of our 900 alumni and the nearly 5 million audience members inspired by our performances for nearly 50 years.”

33 of Wisconsin’s most talented youth, along with 10 camp alternates, were chosen during state-wide auditions
in February. The troupe is comprised of 20 singers/dancers and a 13-piece show band.

Michael Burish, a senior at Lincoln High School, was the lead trumpet in Lincoln’s production of Guys and Dolls and has performed at the state level for Solo and Ensemble. Michael’s high school choir was selected to perform with the Milwaukee Symphony this winter.  Michael will be attending UW- Stevens Point in the Fall in Music Education and Jazz Studies and was selected as part of the UWSP State Brass Quintet.  Michael has studied with and would like to thank Jack Naus for the past nine years of trumpet instruction and his family for their support. He is excited and happy to be traveling with the KIDS for his third season and delighted to once again perform on the Capitol stage!

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 14: online 24/7 at cccshows.org or at the Box Office, 913 S. 8 Street or (920) 683-2184. Adult tickets are $21 and students ages 18 and younger are $10 (plus Wisconsin Sales Tax and $2 per ticket Capitol Preservation Fee).

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Kurt Busch Wins at Pocono

Kurt Busch kept one eye on his fuel gauge and the other on a fast-closing Dale Earnhardt Junior down the stretch Monday afternoon, winning the rain-delayed event at Pocono Raceway. Busch got the jump on “Junior” on the day’s final restart and kept the Number-41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet in front the rest of the way, stretching his fuel mileage through the final thirty-two laps to notch his first win of 2016. Busch’s margin of victory was one second over Earnhardt with pole sitter Brad Keselowski, rookie Chase Elliott and Joey Logano completing the top five. It’s Busch’s twenty-eighth career victory and third at “The Tricky Triangle.” The race was originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon but persistent rain moved it to Monday. Logano and Matt Kenseth showed power during the first third of the race, combining to lead forty-eight of the first sixty-five laps. Elliott took over from there and went on to lead fifty-one laps through the middle portion of the race before yielding to Earnhardt – who then fell victim to Busch on the final, pivotal restart … The race pace was slowed by ten cautions, just three shy of the track record. Busch won with an average speed of 125.490 miles per hour, some twenty miles per hour slower than Jeff Gordon’s track record set in 2011 … Speaking of Gordon, he’s the last driver to win back-to-back June races at Pocono – in 1996 and 1997. Martin Truex Junior had his sights set on matching that achievement but was involved in pit-road contact with Matt DiBenedetto early in Monday’s race and never fully recovered, finishing nineteenth … Kevin Harvick’s ninth-place finish was enough to keep him atop the regular-season point standings.

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