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  • Milwaukee Brewers

    Brewers get rare win, 6-3 over Cardinals

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Adam Lind hit a two-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Sunday for just their second victory in the last 12 games. Milwaukee, off to the worst start in team history, improved to 4-15.   Every other team in the majors has at least six wins. The Cardinals had won nine of 10. They headed back to St. Louis, where ace Adam Wainwright will have an MRI on Monday to see how long his injured Achilles and left ankle […]

  • Andy Land

    Fond du Lac man survives deadly Nepal earthquake while climbing Mount Everest

    NEPAL (AP/WITI) — A Wisconsin man climbing Mount Everest survived a powerful earthquake that shook Nepal. The Wisconsin State Journal reports 52-year-old Andy Land of Fond du Lac and his climbing team guided by International Mountain Guides of Ashford, Washington, were in the Khumbu Icefall region near the mountain’s base when the 7.8-magnitude quake struck Saturday, April 25th. Eric Simonson, a partner with IMG, posted on the company’s website Saturday, saying the team called from base camp to say everyone was okay. […]

  • Jim Ott

    Trying again: Rep. Jim Ott to introduce seven bills that would increase penalties for drunk driving

    MADISON (AP) — A Wisconsin lawmaker is set to introduce seven bills increasing penalties for drunken driving in the only state where a first-time offense is not a crime. Republican Rep. Jim Ott says his bills would increase punishments for drunken driving offenses. And one would require first-time offenders to appear in court. Ott says he also decided to reintroduce half a dozen other bills that died last session to increase minimum sentences for drivers who injure or kill another […]

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    Game 5 here we come: Milwaukee Bucks defeat Chicago Bulls, 92-90

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jerryd Bayless made a layup at the buzzer off an inbounds pass, lifting Milwaukee to a 92-90 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, drawing the Bucks within 3-1 in their Eastern Conference playoff series. With 1.3 seconds left, Jared Dudley threw a high-arcing pass toward the basket from side court. Bayless caught the ball and quickly threw up the layup for the game-winning basket. Bulls guard Derrick Rose walked away in frustration after trying to guard Bayless […]

  • Harley-Davidson

    Harley-Davidson recalls nearly 46,000 motorcycles over clutch issue

    DETROIT (AP) — Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because they could stay in gear due to clutches that won’t fully disengage. The recall covers certain Electra Glide, Ultra Limited, Police Electra Glide, Street Glide, Road Glide and Road King models from the 2014 and 2015 model years. Harley says in documents that gas bubbles can cause the clutch master cylinder to lose its ability to fully disengage the clutch, especially if the bike has been parked […]

  • Steven Zelich

    Latest: Trial delayed for former officer accused in suitcase deaths

    KENOSHA (AP) — The trial for a former police officer accused of killing a woman whose body was found in a suitcase along a rural Wisconsin highway has been delayed until November. Steven Zelich is also suspected in the death of another woman who was found in a second suitcase at the same location in Walworth County. The 53-year-old was set for trial next month on first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse. According to online court records, on Friday […]

  • Scott Walker

    In visit to Minnesota, Governor Walker discounts idea Wisconsin lagging the Gopher State

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Visiting Minnesota, likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is discounting the idea that Wisconsin’s economy has performed worse on his watch than its Democratic-led neighbor. Walker maintained Thursday, April 23rd that Wisconsin made gains since he took office and that the comparison to Minnesota needs extra context. Walker says Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has tumbled since he took office in 2011. Minnesota’s jobless rate has consistently been lower than Wisconsin’s but never climbed as high during […]

  • college education

    Developing: Assembly Republicans to pass school testing pause bill

    MADISON (AP) — Republicans in control of the state Assembly say they will pass a bill next month that ensures results from the Badger Exam being taken by grade school students this spring will not be used against teachers or schools. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and other Republicans said Thursday they will pass a bill similar to the one that already cleared the Senate that puts off publishing report cards for schools with results from the tests. The scores would […]

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    Trader Joe’s Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage is recalled

    MONROVIA, Calif. (AP) — Trader Joe’s customers who bought the chain’s Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage are urged to throw it out amid concerns plastic may have made its way into the packages. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that Massachusetts-based sausage maker Kayem Foods is recalling more than 59,000 pounds of the product. The recall is for 8-ounce sausage packages sold at Trader Joe’s stores nationwide and marked with expiration dates of April 22, 25 and 29. Customers can return […]

  • State Capitol, Madison

    Online renewal of Wisconsin driver’s licenses scaled back

    MADISON (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal allowing Wisconsin driver’s licenses to be renewed online one time has been scaled back by the Legislature’s budget committee. The Joint Finance Committee voted Wednesday to allow online renewal only for new drivers moving from an instructional permit to a probationary license and then to a regular license. Walker wanted to allow any driver to renew online one time. But that elicited concerns from law enforcement about drivers going as long as 16 […]

  • Wisconsin DNR

    Wisconsin DNR sends layoff notices to 57 employees

    MADISON (AP) — Fifty-seven Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources workers have been notified that they may lose their jobs under cuts proposed by Gov. Scott Walker. DNR spokesman Bill Cosh said Wednesday the notices are the first step in the process, and it’s not known yet how many ultimately will lose their jobs. Walker’s two-year spending plan would cut 66 positions across DNR, including just over 18 in the Bureau of Scientific Services. Cosh says all 27 people in that […]

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    Funeral in Marshfield for guard member who died in Japan

    MARSHFIELD (AP) — Flags are flying at half-staff at state buildings and military installations to honor a Wisconsin Air National Guard member who died in a fatal fall in Japan. A funeral service will be held Wednesday in Marshfield for Airman 1st Class Kelly Tomfohrde. The 22-year-old guard member was deployed to Japan with Madison’s 115th Fighter Wing. She died April 5 when she fell from a fifth-story window in Okinawa. The Air Force says her death is under investigation. […]


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