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  • Wisconsin Supreme Court

    Should state Supreme Court justices choose their leader? Voters will decide on April 7th

    MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin voters will decide on April 7th whether to amend the state constitution to let state Supreme Court justices choose their leader. Approval almost certainly would mean the court’s conservative majority will strip long-time Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson of her title. Abrahamson and her close friend, Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, are generally seen as the court’s liberal minority and have been openly feuding with the conservative justices for years. The Wisconsin Constitution says the justice with the […]

  • Amanda Knox

    Not guilty: Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. The decision by the supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case, ending the long legal battle waged by Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito. Both Knox, who was awaiting the verdict in her hometown of Seattle, and Sollecito have long maintained their innocence. The supreme Court of Cassation overturned last year’s convictions […]

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    Wisconsin Dept. of Justice turns over shooting report to prosecutor

    MADISON (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice has turned over its final reports on the events that led up to a white Madison Police officer killing an unarmed biracial man to prosecutors. Matt Kenny shot 19-year-old Tony Robinson in an apartment house near the state Capitol on March 6. Kenny was responding to calls that Robinson had attacked two people and was running in traffic. Police said Robinson assaulted Kenny before he was shot but have released no other […]

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    In the Elite 8! Wisconsin Badgers beat North Carolina Tar Heels 79-72

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament. Zak Showalter came off the bench to score six points in the Badgers’ 19-7 comeback run that sent them into the West Regional final Saturday against either No. 2 seed Arizona or sixth-seeded Xavier. Brice Johnson and Justin […]

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    DNR moves 26 elk from Kentucky to forest in northwest Wisconsin

    MADISON (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has moved 26 elk from Kentucky to Jackson County in hopes of establishing a second herd in the state. DNR spokesman Bill Cosh said the elk arrived Thursday morning. Gov. Scott Walker’s office said in a news release Thursday that the elk completed a 45-day quarantine period in Kentucky and will spend at least 75 days in an acclimation pen in the Black River State Forest before they’re released. Wisconsin has […]

  • Pope Francis

    President Barack Obama to host Pope Francis at the White House in September

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will host Pope Francis in Washington when he visits the United States this fall. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama and first lady Michelle Obama would welcome the pontiff as a guest at the White House on Sept. 23. It is Francis’ first papal visit to the United States. Francis is already scheduled to address the annual U.N. General Assembly of world leaders on Sept. 25. The pope has […]

  • Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny

    Blood test results back: Madison police officer had no alcohol, drugs in his system after shooting

    MADISON (AP) — Blood tests show a Madison police officer who shot and killed 19-year-old Tony Robinson was sober after the shooting. The Wisconsin Professional Police Association on Thursday, March 26th released results of tests on samples of Matt Kenny’s blood collected about two hours after he shot Tony Robinson on March 6th. The tests found no signs of alcohol or drugs in Kenny’s system. Kenny shot Robinson after responding to calls that Robinson had attacked two people and was […]

  • Scott Walker

    Republican says Governor Scott Walker’s proposal for SeniorCare is dead

    MADISON (AP) — The Republican co-chair of the Legislature’s budget committee says Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to require enrollees in the popular SeniorCare prescription drug program to first sign up for Medicare Part D coverage is dead. Rep. John Nygren tells The Associated Press on Thursday that there is not support for the idea among Republicans in the Legislature. Nygren says the issue has also been a top priority for many who have spoken out against it at public hearings on […]

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    Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

    SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is preparing to declare a public health emergency in a county that’s at the epicenter of an HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use. Pence didn’t specify whether the executive order he plans to issue will allow a needle-exchange program during a news conference in Scottsburg on Wednesday. He says he opposes exchanges as part of anti-drug policy but is listening to health officials on the best way to stop the epidemic. […]

  • jordy nelson

    Packers Nelson had hip surgery

    PHOENIX (AP) — Green Bay receiver Jordy Nelson has undergone hip surgery and will need between six and eight weeks to recover. A person with knowledge of the procedure told The Associated Press about it on condition of anonymity because Packers coach Mike McCarthy did not specify what part of the body was operated on. Nelson had a career-high 98 catches and 1,519 yards receiving to go with 13 touchdowns last season.

  • Trevor Casper

    “An amazing young man:” Trevor Casper, trooper killed in confrontation was Kiel native

    KIEL (WITI/AP) — A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper who was killed in a confrontation with a bank robbery suspect in Fond du Lac was a Kiel native who was active in high school sports and once made the prom court. He was a 2014 graduate of Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland, Wisconsin. Trevor Casper was just 21 years old, and three months out of the Wisconsin State Patrol’s training academy before Tuesday night’s shootout in Fond du Lac. Authorities say both Casper […]

  • Frank Kaminsky

    Coach Roy Williams: How will Tar Heels deal with Badgers’ Frank the Tank? “Very, very seriously”

    LOS ANGELES (WITI/AP) — The #1 seed Wisconsin Badgers take on the #4 seed North Carolina Tar Heels on Thursday evening, March 26th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen. On the eve of their big game, Badgers players practiced at the Staples Center and met with the media. North Carolina Coach Roy Williams says as the stakes get higher later in the season, it is more important than ever that your best players […]

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