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  • Wisconsin dairy says owner among Indiana plane crash victims

    ROSSVILLE, Ind. — A Wisconsin dairy owner and his son-in-law were among at least three people killed when a small plane crashed into a central Indiana farm field, the business said Friday. Kewaunee, Wisconsin-based Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy identified those who died as business owner John T. Pagel, his son-in-law, Steven Witcpalek, and pilot Nathan Saari. No one survived the crash that happened about 7:30 p.m. Thursday just north of the small town of Rossville, about 60 miles (96.5 kilometers) northwest […]

  • Walker tax cut, Lincoln Hills closure plan in jeopardy

    MADISON — Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald threw cold water on a couple of Gov. Scott Walker’s top priorities Friday, saying he was cut out of negotiations between the governor and Assembly on a tax cut deal and juvenile justice overhaul. Fitzgerald told The Associated Press that both proposals, which passed the Assembly this week, will have serious problems getting through the Senate with no changes. The Assembly has adjourned for the year and Speaker Robin Vos reiterated to […]

  • Florida governor: Ban gun sales to those under 21 years old

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — As teachers returned Friday to a high school where a shooter killed 17 people, Florida’s governor proposed banning the sale of firearms to anyone younger than 21. Gov. Rick Scott announced the proposal as part of a three-point plan to prevent gun violence. He also called for a trained law enforcement officer in every school in Florida by the time the 2018 school year begins. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland had one armed resource […]

  • Wisconsin Assembly passes bill targeting drunken drivers

    MADISON — Repeat drunken drivers could lose their licenses permanently under a bill the state Assembly has passed. The Assembly approved the measure 84-10 Thursday. It now heads to the Senate, which passed a nearly identical proposal unanimously last year. Under the bill, the state Department of Transportation would be required to permanently revoke the license of anyone caught driving drunk four or more times. The agency also would be required to permanently revoke a person’s license after a second […]

  • Report: FBI probe docs list range of payments to top players

    NEW YORK — Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports. Yahoo said Friday that the documents obtained in discovery during the investigation link current players including Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, Duke’s Wendell Carter and Alabama’s Collin Sexton to potential benefits that would be violations of NCAA rules. According […]

  • The language of ‘Black Panther’? It’s real. Give it a try.

    JOHANNESBURG — Much of what is seen in “Black Panther” is fictional, including the country where the movie is based. But in Wakanda, they do speak a language that is very much real, with distinctive clicks and other sounds that had some cast members struggling to speak it. “The clicks are no joke,” Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o said recently, calling isiXhosa “one of the hardest languages on the planet.” The idea to use isiXhosa, one of South Africa’s 11 official […]

  • 10 years in prison for driver who killed UW-Madison student

    MADISON — A driver who was drunk and on drugs when he struck and killed a University of Wisconsin-Madison student has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Thirty-three-year-old Kong Vang, of Fitchburg, apologized to friends and colleagues of Wendy Huai before he was sentenced Thursday in Dane County Circuit Court. The 24-year-old student was out to dinner with a friend to celebrate her master’s degree when Vang’s SUV careened around a corner, jumped a curb and struck the two […]

  • Plane skids off runway after landing at Austin Straubel Airport in Green Bay

    GREEN BAY — A United flight diverted from the Twin Cities in Minnesota slid off an icy runway at Green Bay’s Austin Straubel (STRAH’-bel) International Airport. Officials say none of the 180 passengers and seven crew members were hurt when United 878 slid about 250 feet off a runway about 3 a.m. Friday. Airport director Tom Miller said in a statement the flight originated in Houston, Texas and was headed for Minneapolis-St. Paul. It was diverted to Madison because of […]

  • Nze fuels Milwaukee’s 2nd half romp at Detroit Mercy, 72-49

    DETROIT — Bryce Nze scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as Milwaukee opened its final road trip of the regular season by trouncing Detroit Mercy, 72-49 in a Horizon League game Thursday night. With one game left, the Panthers are in fifth-place in the conference, a game behind Oakland for fourth. Milwaukee closes out the season Saturday against the Golden Grizzlies. Brock Stull drilled a 3 to open the game and the Panthers roared to a 13-3 lead barely […]

  • NBA setting up hotline to report misconduct, work concerns

    NEW YORK — The NBA is establishing a confidential hotline for league and team employees to report concerns about misconduct in their workplace. The move comes after a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile environment for women in the Dallas Mavericks organization. Commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to teams Thursday detailing plans for the hotline and asking them to review their respect in the workplace policies. The memo states that “respect and integrity are core NBA values, and […]

  • Happ leads Wisconsin past Northwestern, 70-64

    ROSEMONT, Ill. — Ethan Happ scored 19 points and put his unique blend of skills on display to ruin Northwestern’s Senior Night and lead Wisconsin to a 70-64 victory over the Wildcats on Thursday. Khalil Iverson had 16 points and lightly used 7-footer Andy Van Vliet added 14 for the Badgers (14-16, 7-10 Big Ten), who put together their first three-game winning streak of the conference season. Brevin Pritzl scored 11 points and hit the key shot of the night, […]

  • Elkhart Lake man guilty of throwing gas-filled bottles at Seattle police

    SEATTLE — A Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he threw gasoline-filled beer bottles at Seattle police during a May Day demonstration in 2016. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle says 33-year-old Wil Casey Floyd, of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, entered the plea Thursday to unlawful possession of a destructive device. He admitted he threw five unlit bottles at police as he participated in a so-called “black bloc” of protesters. One officer suffered leg burns after a flash-bang […]