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Looking for your local polling place?

Nov. 02, 2012 9:44 a.m. | We are four days away from the next election and one of the best resources to find out local voting information is at the state's official page for Wisconsin Voter Information.

There you can find information on where to vote in your community, check your provisional ballot status and more.

Click here to visit the Wisconsin Voter Information page.

North Shore voters can visit our North Shore Voting Guide, which has a list of polling places and a post-redistricting guide to congressional, assembly, and senate districts.

Sloppy texting, alert 12-year-old lead to conspiracy charge

Nov. 01, 2012 3:11 p.m. | A Greenfield teen who thought he was texting with a co-conspirator in a robbery plot was actually communicating with a wrong number -- a 12-year-old boy.

According to a criminal complaint:

Recognizing the felonious flavor of the mysterious texts, the boy and his father turned the phone over to police, who began texting back and discerned that Jaime E. Jessup was trying to help "Josh" get back at someone named "Chente" who had robbed Josh of marijuana.

Officer Christopher Navarette played along as "Josh," and ultimately Jessup agreed to meet on Tuesday and take "Josh" to the Chente's house, where Jessup assumed Josh would rob Chente. He told "Josh" to be sure to come "strapped" (have a gun) because the target has a gun.

When Jessup, 17, arrived at the meet-up spot, he was arrested. He's now charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, use of force.

Suspected shoplifter uses stun gun to intimidate Greenfield store manager

Oct. 31, 2012 8:33 a.m. | A store manager called police after an unruly female customer attempted to shock him with a stun gun around 12:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

According to Greenfield police:

The manager at Factory Card & Party Outlet, 5058 S. 74th St., told police he confronted a female customer because he believed she was shoplifting. When he asked to see her purse the woman refused and became loud and disorderly.

The manager then asked the woman to leave the store. As he began following her to make sure she left the store, the woman took out an electric weapon - possibly a stun gun - and sparked it at the manager. The suspect then exited the store and got into a red or maroon four-door Buick driven by an unknown female. The vehicle was last seen driving southbound on 74th Street toward Southridge Mall.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set female and the driver of the vehicle is described as a shorter female, approximately 5-feet, 3-inches tall and carrying a silver purse.

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Library to close for voting

Oct. 29, 2012 7:14 p.m. | The Greenfield Public Library is a polling place and will be closed to regular library patrons on Nov. 6, election day, because so many people are expected to come to the library to vote in the presidential, senatorial and local races.

The library will be closed to all but voters because it cannot guarantee safe and convenient parking and easy entrance into the building for library patrons, said library director Sheila O'Brien.

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