News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. CST
MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Milwaukee-based startup has developed floor sensors to give retailers insights on customers as they move through their stores. It's one of several efforts from brick-and-mortar stores trying to better understand consumer patterns by amassing and analyzing data like Amazon and other e-commerce giants. In recent years, stores have begun using sensors, cameras, and Wi-Fi hotspots to gather customer data.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A man was sentenced to nearly 13 years in federal prison for the armed robbery of a Madison bank last May. The State Journal reports that 56-year-old Rod Hunt, of Madison, was convicted on charges of bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during the robbery. Hunt was sentenced to additional 18 months for violating his supervised release conditions from a previous conviction.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Democratic state Rep. Dana Wachs says he has raised more than half a million dollars for his campaign for governor. The Eau Claire attorney says he raised $514,454 between Aug. 7 and Dec. 31, and has $163,205 in cash on hand. He's among several Democratic candidates for governor. Republican Gov. Scott Walker is seeking a third term. The deadline for fundraising reports is Tuesday.
PHILLIPS, Wis. (AP) - Two men are dead after a snowmobile crash in north-central Wisconsin. The Price County Sheriff's Office says searchers found the bodies near Long Lake just before 2 a.m. Sunday, about two hours after the snowmobilers had been reported missing. The initial investigation indicated the snowmobile had collided with the shoreline. The investigation is continuing. The 33-year-old driver and 37-year-old passenger weren't immediately identified.
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