Walker defends statewide smoking ban, opposes repeal

Regulations seem less onerous to incumbents than challengers.

Via WEAU.

Thirty trapped cats rescued from dead Milwaukeean’s home

Via 620 WTMJ.

Septuagenarian David Ward to be interim UW-Madison Chancellor

Blast from the past.

Via Capital Times.

Milwaukee County Exec Abele Solicited Campaign Funds from County Employees

One donor identified and contribution returned.  Rules so complicated even proponents can’t follow them.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Wisconsin Mug Shot Slideshow

Not a single one to bring home to mom and dad.

Via WISN.

Crazed Waukesha Pit Bull Attacks Two

Via WISN

Cap Times Calls for Justice Prosser’s Ouster

Clockwork.

That won’t happen through recall-fueling rhetoric that Prosser should admit that he’s “unfit to serve.”

Via Capital Times.

Ron Johnson abandons threat to block Senate legislation

Threat lasted only few hours.

Via Politico.

Journal Sentinel blogs at an accident scene

Yankees 12, Brewers 2

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Polls show split results in three recall districts

Real surprise is that King and Hopper are only few points apart, as Hopper’s been derided by everybody except, perhaps, himself.

Via Dane101.

Law professor and blogger Althouse complains about Isthmus columnist Emily Mills, after discovering that her name isn’t really Emily Post

A defense so self-referential it’s almost satire.

Via Althouse.

Sparta teacher dies in moped crash

Via WEAU.

Kratz Case Inspires Bill to Strengthen Protections for Crime Victims

Justice Prosser was asked to get help for anger management days before confrontation with Bradley

Request doesn’t remove uncertainty over what happened during confrontation.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online.

Police charge man as serial Walmart thief

Not jewels, exactly.

Via Sheboygan Press.

“This is one of those days when you can’t get paid enough”

So said Wausau Police Lt. Mark Pankow after the arrest of a naked drunk who had defecated in a neighbor’s garage, after which the rumpot was  arrested and transported to detox while sitting on a plastic sheet placed in the squad car.

Via Sheboygan Press.

Three Days in the Bronx

Brewers v. Yankees.

Via Yahoo! Sports.

Blaska’s Blog: Chief Justice Abrahamson should resign

Blaska thinks he’s found the real source of discontent on the court.

Via Blaska’s Blog at Isthmus | The Daily Page.

Esenberg: Sad Days at the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Yes, and as Esenberg notes, a problem where days is descriptive of far more than mere days.

Via Shark and Shepherd.

Home invasion terrifies Sheboygan family

All over the price of vodka.

Via Sheboygan Press.

Fond du Lac refuses to release of report on teacher’s alleged sexual relationship with student

Via Fond du Lac Reporter.

Stevens Point Schools Thief Makes Restitution, Avoids Felony Charges

Half-Mulligan.

Via Stevens Point Journal.

Police: Drunk mother left kids stroller-bound near busy street…

…while she allegedly rolled around in the grass.

Via Fond du Lac Reporter.

Civilians, La Crosse Sheriff’s Deputies Help Rescue Drunk Minnesotan from Drowning in Mississippi River

Via La Crosse Tribune.

Tag-Team Editorials for 6.28.11

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on Wisconsin Supreme Court: Unseemly, once again.

Wisconsin State Journal, on that same body: Supreme Court fracas unacceptable, another reason for reform.

Conservative Blogger Blasts ‘The Fitzgeralds’ Failure’

Big government conservatives triumphant in Madison.

Via Dad29.

Drunk Homeless Man Wields Machete at Middleton Nature Conservancy

Gets tased.

Via Channel 3000l.

Two probes begun into Justice Bradley’s claim against Justice Prosser

From Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin Judicial Commission.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Trash-can dog makes miraculous recovery

Via Wisconsin State Journal.

New collective bargaining law published

Takes effect Wednesday.

Via 620 WTMJ.

Wisconsin weeds becoming resistant to herbicides

Next: Day of the Triffids.

Via Wisconsin State Journal.

La Crosse woman accused of stabbing teenager four times

Party gone wrong.

Via La Crosse Tribune.