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    Yum? Starbucks said to be testing beer-flavored latte

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is testing a latte that it says has the “savory toasty malt” flavor of a foamy mug of stout. The “Dark Barrel Latte” is being tested in a handful of stores in Ohio and Florida, said Linda Mills, a Starbucks spokeswoman. She said the drink is topped with whipped cream, dark caramel drizzle and incorporates a “chocolatey stout flavored sauce.” Despite the stout flavor, the latte does not contain alcohol. She declined to provide further […]

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    Lambeau Field hasn’t hosted a concert since 2011 — but that could change next year!

    GREEN BAY (AP) — Because of construction at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers’ home stadium hasn’t hosted a concert or major event inside the bowl since Kenny Chesney visited in 2011. That could change next year. The Green Bay-Brown County Professional Stadium District is expected to take up the possibility this week. WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/1qnb0Rx ) reports team president Mark Murphy had said in the past that because the Chesney concert was successful in 2011, the Packers are hoping to […]

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    First Lady Michelle Obama to campaign in Milwaukee for Mary Burke

    MADISON (AP) — Michelle Obama is coming to Milwaukee next week to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. The visit on Monday, September 29th comes the same day that Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is to be campaigning in Wisconsin for Gov. Scott Walker. No details about either event have been released. Burke’s campaign announced the visit on Monday and said more information would come out later. Polls show the race between Walker and Burke to be nearly […]

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    51-year-old Saukville man one of two killed when ultralight plane crashed in Indiana

    BLOOMINGTON, Indiana (AP) — A southern Indiana coroner has released the names of two men killed Thursday, September 18th when their ultralight plane crashed during a landing approach at a Bloomington-area airport. Monroe County Coroner Nicole Meyer said Saturday that 51-year-old Russell Kotlarek of Saukville, Wisconsin and 72-year-old Thomas Saccio of Blounts Creek, North Carolina, died in the crash. She says the victims’ preliminary causes of death are trauma as a result of the crash but the final causes are […]

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    Pirates edge Brewers 1-0 Sunday, move closer to playoffs

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vance Worley pitched eight sparkling innings, Russell Martin hit a late RBI single and the Pittsburgh Pirates trapped a runner in the ninth, edging Milwaukee 1-0 Sunday to extend their wild-card lead over the Brewers. The Pirates led Milwaukee by 4 1-2 games for the second NL wild-card spot with a week to go. Andrew McCutchen singled and scored in the seventh, helping Pittsburgh take two of three from the Brewers. Milwaukee totaled just three runs in […]

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    An ugly loss for Green Bay: Packers 1-2 after 19-7 loss to Detroit Lions

    DETROIT (AP) — Don Carey returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown, and Detroit’s defensive front smothered Green Bay on Sunday, leading the Lions to a 19-7 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. The Lions (2-1) came into the game with a secondary decimated by injuries, but that didn’t much matter with Rodgers under constant pressure. He was sacked twice and threw for only 162 yards, and Green Bay (1-2) wasn’t any better running the ball. Reggie Bush […]

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    Another 8th inning lead blown as Brewers lose and fall further back

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Russell Martin swatted at Jonathan Broxton’s 96 mph fastball and watched as Carlos Gomez gave chase. When the ball cleared the fence just out of Gomez’s reach, the Pittsburgh Pirates catcher thumped his chest as he rounded first base after providing the latest lightning bolt in a season full of them for one of baseball’s most resilient teams. “It’s hard to be happier than that,” Martin said. Buried in May, the Pirates are streaking toward October. Martin’s […]

  • George Gamboeck

    Man convicted of 8th drunken driving charge, admits driving drunk hundreds of times

    JUNEAU (AP) — Prosecutors say a Wisconsin man sent to prison for his eighth drunken driving conviction told investigators he had gotten behind the wheel while intoxicated hundreds of times. 55-year-old George Gamboeck, of Reeseville, has been sentenced to 4½ years behind bars after pleading no contest to drunken driving in Dodge County. His latest arrest was last December following a three-vehicle crash in the Town of Portland. One of the other drivers said Gamboeck’s vehicle crossed the center line. […]

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    Cardinals beat Brewers 3-2 in 13 innings

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tony Cruz singled in the winning run in the 13th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals moved closer to their second straight NL Central title with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. The defending National League champions took two of three in a tight series that featured only 12 runs and another game that lasted 12 innings, and lead the division by 2 1/2 games with nine games to go. They begin […]

  • Timothy Jones Jr.

    Arrest warrant: Father who killed his 5 children thought they would “kill him, chop him up”

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An arrest warrant issued for the South Carolina father who authorities say killed his five children says the father thought his children were going to “kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs.” The warrant obtained Wednesday by WIS-TV and WLTX-TV said Timothy Ray Jones Jr. ordered his children, ages 1 to 8, out of his vehicle at a Lexington Walmart on Aug. 28. Authorities think Jones killed his children soon after, put […]

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    Sheriff’s officials: Burned armpit hair leads to crash; five teenagers injured

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A car full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after authorities say one of the passengers lit the driver’s armpit hair on fire with a lighter. The Idaho Statesman reports all five young people in the Ford Bronco were hurt in the crash Sunday and had to receive medical treatment. Authorities say two of the passengers were thrown from the vehicle, but none of the five suffered life-threatening injuries. The Ada County Sheriff’s Office says the rollover […]

  • Susan Happ, Brad Schimel

    Candidates for Wisconsin Attorney General agree to debate

    MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin attorney general hopefuls Brad Schimel and Susan Happ have agreed to a debate next month. Schimel, a Republican, and Happ, a Democrat, said Thursday they’ve agreed to a debate sponsored by Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in Madison on Oct. 24. Schimel, who serves as Waukesha County district attorney, and Happ, who serves as Jefferson County district attorney, are set to square off in the Nov. 4 election. The winner […]

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