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    Police sniper shoots man who says he has bomb at TV station

    BALTIMORE — A police sniper shot a man who walked into a TV station lobby wearing a full animal costume and surgical mask and displaying what appeared to be an explosive device on his chest. Baltimore Police Department spokesman T.J. Smith said the man was alive and conscious and communicating with authorities on Thursday through a robot designed to detect explosives. Smith says officers and paramedics cannot approach the man until they can determine he doesn’t have an explosive device […]

  • Hostage situation in Neenah

    Police chief: No apparent warning before Michael Funk shot by officers in Neenah on Dec. 5th

    NEENAH — The police chief in Neenah, Wisconsin says a dashcam video appears to show that officers who fatally shot an armed hostage in December gave no warning before they fired outside of a motorcycle shop. Neenah Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson commented Thursday, April 28th on the video, which was obtained and published online by the USA Today Network . It appears to show that Michael Funk wasn’t warned on December 5th as he ran from the Eagle Nation Cycles […]

  • Fans place flowers outside the Paisley Park residential compound of music legend Prince in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 21, 2016. Emergency personnel tried and failed to revive music legend Prince, who died April 21, 2016, at age 57, after finding him slumped unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park studios in Minnesota, the local sheriff said. / AFP / Mark Ralston

    Latest: Minnesota judge seals search warrant for Prince’s home

    CARVER COUNTY, Minn. — A Minnesota judge has sealed a search warrant in the investigation of Prince’s death after authorities argued that making it public would hamper their work. The search warrant is for Paisley Park, the musician’s home and recording studio complex in suburban Minneapolis. Prince died at the complex on April 21. The local sheriff and prosecutor filed papers Thursday requesting it be sealed. They cited the intense media scrutiny following Prince’s death. The singer was found unresponsive in […]

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    NFL Draft: Green Bay Packers may look to draft an inside linebacker

    GREEN BAY — How the Green Bay Packers proceed with their first-round pick in the NFL draft could be a sign of the team’s comfort level with the young inside linebackers on their roster — or not. General manager Ted Thompson has never been one to drop big hints. Thompson has said picking the best player available is always the preference. He offered few clues about how moving linebacker Clay Matthews back to the outside could impact his decision when the Packers pick […]

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    Jake Arrieta waits as Brewers and Cubs postponed by rain

    CHICAGO — Jake Arrieta will have to wait for his chance to match Johnny Vander Meer. Arrieta’s first start since his no-hitter against Cincinnati last week was pushed back when the Chicago Cubs’ game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night, April 27th was postponed because of rain. A makeup date was not announced. Arrieta’s start was pushed back to Thursday’s series finale. Vander Meer is the only pitcher to throw no-hitters in consecutive starts, beating the Boston Braves and Brooklyn […]

  • Patrice Price

    Two-year-old fatally shot his mother in the back on Highway 175: “Everyone’s heart is broken”

    MILWAUKEE — Relatives say a young mother was fatally shot in the back by her two-year-old son as she drove on southbound Highway 175 in Milwaukee on Tuesday, April 26th. Antonio Price said investigators told him his sister, 26-year-old Patrice Price, was driving with her two sons, ages one and two, on Tuesday when she was shot. Antonio Price said investigators told him the older boy fired the gun. The woman’s father, Andre Price, said his daughter was driving her boyfriend’s car […]

  • Dontre Hamilton police shooting

    Family of Dontre Hamilton files federal civil rights lawsuit against Milwaukee, Christopher Manney

    MILWAUKEE — The family of Dontre Hamilton filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in Milwaukee on Wednesday, April 27th. The lawsuit names both former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney and the City of Milwaukee as defendants — and was filed on behalf of Dontre Hamilton’s son. According to a statement released by the family, they are “seeking justice and accountability” for the death of 31-year-old Dontre on April 30, 2014. Dontre was shot and killed by Manney in Red Arrow Park […]

  • Recall

    Ford recalls 202K pickups, SUVs, cars to fix transmissions

    DETROIT — Ford is recalling nearly 202,000 pickup trucks, SUVs and cars in North America because the automatic transmissions can suddenly downshift to first gear. The recall covers the 2011 and 2012 F-150 and the 2012 Expedition, Mustang and Lincoln Navigator. Ford says a speed sensor can force vehicles into a downshift. The company says the problem has caused three crashes but no injuries. Dealers will inspect the sensors. If they find no trouble codes, they’ll update software. If trouble […]

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    Brewers fall to Cubs, who were able to snap a tie: Best 20-game start for Chicago since 1907

    CHICAGO — Addison Russell’s two-out, two-run triple in the sixth inning snapped a tie and the Chicago Cubs held off the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 Tuesday night, April 26th to secure their best 20-game start since 1907. Anthony Rizzo added an RBI single in the seventh and Adam Warren (2-0) struck out three in two scoreless innings as the Cubs improved to 15-5, surpassing the 1969 club’s 14-6 start. The 1907 World Series-winning team began 16-4. Ryan Braun’s pinch-hit, two-run double off Pedro […]

  • Oscar Mayer

    Kraft Heinz announces timeline for closing Oscar Mayer plant in Madison

    MADISON— Madison’s Oscar Mayer plant is now slated to close by March 2017, ending nearly 100 years as a part of the city. Parent company Kraft Heinz Food Co. announced the impending closure in November, along with the closure of six other plants, as part of a plan to save $1.5 billion in costs. According to a notice from Kraft Heinz to Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development released Tuesday, April 26th, the closure will occur in phases beginning at the end […]

  • Governor Scott Walker

    Gov. Walker signs bill expanding property owners’ rights

    MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill expanding property owner rights and barring counties from imposing development moratoriums. The bill cuts down on ways local governments can interfere with property transactions. It forbids municipalities from blocking property owners from selling or transferring land titles and bars counties from regulating repairs on structures legally located in shore land setback areas. The bill also requires judges to resolve ambiguity in zoning ordinances in favor of property owners. Walker signed the legislation […]

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    Gov. Scott Walker signs drunken driving sobriety proposal

    MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill allowing judges to place offenders in a sobriety testing program rather than force them to drive with ignition interlock devices. The Republican-authored bill has drawn criticism from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which has urged Walker to veto the bill. The group says sobriety checks won’t stop drunken drivers from getting behind the wheel. The sobriety programs would require at least twice-daily sobriety tests. The bill’s authors say the sobriety program will provide […]

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