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  • Average US price of gas drops 22 cents per gallon to $2.51

    CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 22 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past three weeks, to $2.51. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that falling crude oil costs are the main reason for the decrease at the pump. The average gas price has dropped 40 cents in the past three months. The highest average price in the nation is $3.58 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area. […]

  • Lawyer: Mother accused in death of decapitated 5-year-old ‘very mentally ill’

    HOUSTON — The attorney for a Houston woman accused of drowning and decapitating her 5-year-old son says she is a “very mentally ill individual.” Lihui Liu remained jailed Sunday without bond after being charged with capital murder. She appeared in court Friday. The boy’s father found his body wrapped in a plastic bag and inside a trash can in the family’s garage on Nov. 30. Defense attorney George Parnham tells the Houston Chronicle Liu, who is from Singapore, is unable to communicate […]

  • ‘Change is good:’ Packers fans optimistic after 1st win with Philbin coaching at Lambeau Field

    GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and set an NFL record for interception-free football, and the Packers beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-20 on Sunday, Dec. 9 to win their first game under interim head coach Joe Philbin. The Packers handed Atlanta their fifth straight loss and guaranteed the Falcons a losing record for the first time since 2014. The Packers (5-7-1) regained some swagger with Philbin taking over for the fired Mike McCarthy. They’ve still got work […]

  • 1st game without Coach McCarthy: Packers get 34-20 win vs. Falcons at Lambeau Field

    GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and set an NFL record for interception-free football, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-20 Sunday to win their first game under interim head coach Joe Philbin. Aaron Jones ran for a 29-yard score in the third quarter. The defense limited quarterback Matt Ryan after a game-opening touchdown drive to hand Atlanta its fifth straight loss and guarantee the Falcons a losing record for the first time since […]

  • Governor-elect Evers, Lt. Gov.-elect Barnes to embark on statewide budget tour

    MADISON — Wisconsin Gov. -elect Tony Evers and incoming Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes will go on a statewide budget listening tour starting this week. The “Building the People’s Budget” tour kicks off Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Green Bay. Other stops are planned Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Wausau, and Tuesday, Dec. 18, in La Crosse before the tour ends Wednesday, Dec. 19, in Milwaukee: Dec. 11, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Green Bay, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Phoenix Room. 2420 […]

  • La Crosse middle school staff members step up for truant boy bullied over hygiene

    LA CROSSE — La Crosse middle school staff members have come to the aid of a truant teenage boy being bullied over hygiene. School staffers met with the 14-year-old young man’s mother to discuss the student missing over 20 of days of school this semester, according to the La Crosse Tribune . His mother confirmed she did not have the funds necessary to wash clothes. A group of La Crosse staff members decided to make arrangements for her to be taken to […]

  • Packers QB Aaron Rodgers snaps Tom Brady’s record for interception-free run

    GREEN BAY — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers set yet another record Sunday, Dec. 9. His 24-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb with 12:44 left in the third quarter against the Atlanta Falcons gave him 359 consecutive attempts without an interception, the longest streak in NFL history. New England’s Tom Brady held the previous mark of 358, set in 2010-11. The Packers won vs. the Falcons 34-20 in their first game under interim head coach Joe Philbin.

  • Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray apologizes for anti-gay tweets posted several years ago

    NORMAN, Okla. — Newly minted Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is apologizing for anti-gay tweets posted to his Twitter account several years ago, when he was 14 and 15. The Oklahoma quarterback tweeted : “I apologize for the tweets that have come to light tonight from when I was 14 and 15. I used a poor choice of word that doesn’t reflect who I am or what I believe. I did not intend to single out any individual or group.” The tweets […]

  • 300-pound woman crushes, kills 120-pound boyfriend by lying on top of him

    ERIE, Pa. — A woman has pleaded guilty to killing her boyfriend by stabbing him, hitting him with a table leg and crushing him under the weight of her roughly 300 pounds. Windi Thomas, of Erie, faces a sentence of 18 to 36 years after pleading guilty to third-degree murder. She had been scheduled for trial next week, but instead will be sentenced on Dec. 21. The 44-year-old Thomas admitted killing Keeno Butler last March, partially by lying on top […]

  • Democrats: President Trump’s illegal payments are ‘impeachable offense’ if proven

    WASHINGTON — The incoming Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Sunday it would be an “impeachable offense” if it’s proved that President Donald Trump directed illegal hush-money payments to women, stressing a need for continuing investigations and a deeper look by Congress into the extent of presidential misconduct. Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York described the details in prosecutors’ filings Friday in the case of President Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as evidence that President Trump was […]

  • ‘Nothing but scorn for humanity:’ Sandy Hook shooter’s early writings released

    HARTFORD, Conn. — Documents from the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are shedding light on the gunman’s anger, scorn for other people, and deep social isolation in the years leading up to the shooting. The documents that a court ordered Connecticut State Police to release include several writings by Adam Lanza, who gunned down 20 children and six educators on Dec. 14, 2012. He fatally shot his mother before driving to the school and […]

  • Governor-elect Tony Evers not optimistic Gov. Walker will veto lame-duck bills

    MADISON — Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers says he’s not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor’s power. Evers told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that he spoke by telephone with Walker and appealed to him to veto the legislation, but says Walker was noncommittal. Walker has indicated that he generally supports the legislation though his office late last week said only that he was reviewing it. Evers […]