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  • Heavy rains flood portion of I-43 near Good Hope Road, strand several motorists

    MILWAUKEE — Heavy rains caused flash flooding on the interstate Friday, Aug. 17. I-43 near Green Tree Road was shut down twice throughout with what was a frightening morning for some drivers. “By the time I got here rain was over the barrier wall,” said Nick Vliegenthart, witnessed flooding. Heavy rain inundated I-43 during the morning rush. Nick Vliegenthart watched the water rise. “Probably in a matter of 15 to 20 minutes. It got pretty deep pretty quick,” said Vliegenthart. […]

  • Aretha Franklin’s funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

    NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit. The late singer’s publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul’s family and friends. Public viewings will take place Aug. 28-29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Franklin will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, along with her father […]

  • Tent collapses, leaves 12 people hospitalized

    HAYDEN, Ala. — Authorities say 12 people were hospitalized, including three who were seriously injured, after a tent collapsed in northern Alabama on Thursday, Aug. 16. Around 400 people were gathered under tents for a stockholders meeting when the tent crashed down. Some hid under tables. Those that were hospitalized sustained head and back injuries. The West Blount County fire chief believes the incident may have been caused by a storm that moved through the area following a significant weather […]

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus ‘grateful’ to be back on ‘Veep’ set

    The cast and crew of “Veep” are back in action. Less than one year after star Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced she had breast cancer, the actress is healthy and back at work. “So deeply grateful to be back together with all these superb people,” Louis-Dreyfus wrote in a post on Instagram, accompanied by a video of her giving a short speech before filming commenced. Production on the seventh and final season of HBO’s “Veep” had been postponed as Louis-Dreyfus sought treatment. Throughout her […]

  • Buildings destroyed by Sun Prairie explosion to be removed

    MADISON — Buildings destroyed by a natural gas explosion in Wisconsin will be removed at the end of the month. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the July 10 blast in Sun Prairie destroyed six businesses, one home and killed a volunteer firefighter. Many of the buildings damaged include apartments. City officials met this week with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to discuss the details of an agreement to reconstruct the Main and Bristol intersection. DOT officials say reconstruction could take up […]

  • Pres. Trump nixes $92M military parade, blames DC for high cost

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the “ridiculously high” price tag — a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the price first suggested by the White House. President Trump on Twitter accused local Washington, D.C., politicians of price-gouging. But preliminary estimates from the Pentagon showed that roughly $50 million would cover military aircraft, equipment, personnel and other support. […]

  • NY University offers free tuition for all medical students

    NEW YORK — New York University is offering free tuition for all of its medical students. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday the move is a first among major U.S. medical schools. Rising tuition and six-figure loans have been pushing new doctors into higher-paying fields and contributing to a shortage of researchers and primary care physicians. The associate dean for admissions and financial aid, Dr. Rafael Rivera, says there’s a “moral imperative” to reduce debt. “Our full-tuition scholarships make it possible […]

  • Aaron Rodgers throws TD pass, Packers top Steelers 51-34

    GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers needed just one drive to look at home in his first action at Lambeau Field in almost a year. Rodgers connected with tight end Jimmy Graham for an 8-yard score , and Tramon Williams had a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage of the Green Bay Packers’ 51-34 win Thursday night over the Pittsburgh Steelers. #Packers move to 2-0 in preseason play!#PITvsGB #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/fSffuap3RB — Green Bay Packers (@packers) […]

  • Johnny Sauter wins NASCAR Truck race at Bristol

    BRISTOL, Tenn. — Johnny Sauter took the lead with five laps left when John Hunter Nemechek slowed because of late fuel pump issues, then held off Stewart Friesen on Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway for his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season. The 40-year-old Sauter wrapped up the series regular-season title by starting the race on the 0.533 oval, and went on to break a tie with Brett Moffitt for the series victory lead heading […]

  • Pentagon delays President Trump’s veterans parade until at least 2019

    WASHINGTON — The Defense Department said Thursday that the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won’t happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said the military and the White House “have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019.” The announcement came several hours after The Associated Press reported that the parade would cost about $92 million, according to U.S. officials citing preliminary estimates more than three times the price first suggested by the White […]

  • 2.9 percent in July: Wisconsin unemployment under 3 percent for 6th month

    MADISON — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has been under 3 percent for the past six months, an indicator of economic health that Gov. Scott Walker has been touting on the campaign trail. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that Wisconsin’s unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in July. That is unchanged from June. The state added 9,100 private-sector jobs between June and July. Prior to last year, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate never dropped below 3 percent. The record was set in […]

  • ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer

    DETROIT — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated Press through a family statement that Franklin died Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit. The statement said “Franklin’s official cause of death was due to […]