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  • Milwaukee Brewers

    Milwaukee Brewers lose 5-0 against San Francisco Giants in final game of series

    SAN FRANCISCO  — Hunter Pence doubled in Matt Duffy to break a scoreless tie in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 on Wednesday. Pence also made two sparkling defensive plays in the outfield as the Giants bounced back from their only loss on this six-game homestand to beat the Brewers for the fifth time in six games this season. Ehire Adrianza added a two-run single and Brandon Crawford had a sacrifice fly […]

  • Jenn-Air recall

    Whirlpool recalls 40,000 Jenn-Air ovens due to burn risk

    NEW YORK — Whirlpool is recalling more than 40,000 of its Jenn-Air brand ovens after customers reported burns due to faulty oven racks. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the extendable rack inside the oven can fall out. Whirlpool received eight incident reports from customers, including one who reported second degree burns to the back and arm. The recall is for Jenn-Air’s single and double wall ovens. They were sold at Sears, Pacific Sales and other stores for between […]

  • body cameras Brown Deer Police Department

    Media advocates: Law doesn’t need changes for body cameras

    MADISON — Media advocates are arguing that Wisconsin’s open records law doesn’t need a substantial rewrite to address police body camera videos. A panel addressed the issue during a state Department of Justice summit examining whether the law needs to be updated to reflect changes in technology. Attorney General Brad Schimel began the discussion by asking whether images containing nudity, sensitive statements, interrogations and gruesome shots of bodies and blood should be released to the public. James Friedman is an […]

  • The Catapult

    Latest: State will not investigate failure of theme park ride

    WISCONSIN DELLS — The state will not investigate the failure of a ride at a Wisconsin Dells theme park. Earlier this month, a large cable snapped on the Catapult ride just seconds before it was supposed to launch two people into the air at Mount Olympus Water and Theme Park. The state Department of Safety and Professional Services will not investigate the failure, saying it only looks into accidents that involve injury or death. The agency was going to make […]

  • Milwaukee Brewers

    Wily Peralta returns from disabled list, pitches Brewers past Giants 5-2

    SAN FRANCISCO — Wily Peralta returned from the disabled list and shut down one of baseball’s hottest teams in his first start in more than two months, pitching the Milwaukee Brewers past the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Tuesday night, July 28th to snap the team’s three-game losing streak. Peralta (2-5) retired the initial six batters on the way to winning for the first time since May 6, and he outpitched Matt Cain (2-2) as the Brewers also ended a […]

  • Milwaukee Bucks arena

    Wisconsin Assembly approves Milwaukee Bucks arena funding deal; Gov. Walker says he’ll sign it

    MADISON — The Wisconsin Assembly on Tuesday, July 28th passed a bill to have taxpayers pay $250 million to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena in downtown Milwaukee. The bill passed on a bipartisan 52-34 vote. The measure now goes to Governor Scott Walker — who has been working with lawmakers to reach a deal. The Wisconsin Senate passed the bill on July 15th with a 21-10 vote. Under the agreement, current and former Bucks owners will pay […]

  • NFL

    NFL first: Arizona Cardinals name woman to training camp coach position

    TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason. The Cardinals say Welter is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL. Welter played running back and special teams in 2014 for the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League, becoming the first woman to hold a non-kicking position for a men’s professional sports league. She coached linebackers and […]

  • United Express plane makes emergency landing

    United Express plane makes emergency landing at Mitchell International Airport

    MILWAUKEE — A General Mitchell International Airport official says all passengers are safe after a United Express plane made an emergency landing due to a mechanical problem. Airport spokeswoman Pat Rowe says the United Express flight, operated by United Airlines, departed from Mitchell about 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 28th — when the pilots reported mechanical issues and returned to the airport. A photo of the plane from Mitchell International Airport shows a panel missing on top of one of the engines. […]

  • Polk County plane crash

    FAA, NTSB investigating after four killed in fiery plane crash near Amery in Polk County

    AMERY, Wisconsin — Authorities say four people are dead in the fiery crash of a small plane in western Wisconsin. Polk County Sheriff’s officials say there are no survivors of the crash in a field southwest of Amery. The single-engine Beechcraft crashed in the town of Alden about 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 27th and caught fire, burning the field around it. After firefighters extinguished the blaze, they found the remains of four people inside the plane. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s […]

  • Ho-Chunk Nation gaming

    Attorney General asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeal of ruling that allows Ho-Chunk to offer video poker

    MADISON — Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal of a federal court ruling that allows the Ho-Chunk Nation to offer video poker at its Madison casino. Schimel on Tuesday, July 28th announced the request to hear the case had been filed on Monday. The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in April reversed a lower court ruling and said the video poker offered at the casino was legal. The state Department of […]

  • The latest

    58-year-old Greendale man drowns in Minnesota lake

    GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP, Minnesota — Sheriff’s officials say a boater from Wisconsin has drowned in a northeastern Minnesota lake. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department says 58-year-old Richard Dziewit of Greendale  was apparently thrown from a boat on Lake Vermilion Monday night. Two people in another boat spotted Dziewit treading water about 8 p.m. while his boat was spinning circles around him. Authorities say the two people were able to pull Dziewit’s boat away from him, but he disappeared under water. […]

  • Milwaukee Bucks arena

    Deal close at hand: Assembly to approve funding for $500 million Bucks arena

    MADISON— Republican and Democratic state Assembly members are joining together to support a $500 million financing plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The Assembly plans to vote on approving the bill Tuesday. Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Democratic Minority Leader Peter Barca said at a news conference before the vote that it will pass without any changes. That means the bill will go to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature. The Senate passed it on a bipartisan 21-10 […]

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