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  • Henry, Olivia most popular baby names in Wisconsin

    MADISON — Move over, Oliver. Henry has overtaken you as the most popular baby name in Wisconsin. The latest report from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services released Tuesday shows that Henry was the most popular name for boys born in 2017, the most recent year available. Henry has slowly climbed in popularity in recent years, from fourth most popular in 2015 to second in 2016 before becoming most popular in 2017. For girls, Olivia remained the most popular for […]

  • Amazon adds more jets to its growing fleet

    NEW YORK — Amazon’s fleet of jets is getting bigger. The online shopping giant said Tuesday that it will lease 15 more Boeing 737s as it seeks to grow its delivery business and get packages to shoppers’ doorsteps faster. Amazon is in the midst of speeding up its delivery time to one-day from two for its Prime members. Amazon said it currently has 42 planes in its fleet and will have 70 by 2021. The Seattle-based company wants more control […]

  • High school student charged with distributing laced candy

    COURTLAND, Va. — A Virginia high school student has surrendered to authorities over accusations she distributed candy laced with an unknown substance to fellow students, sending up to eight to the hospital. News outlets report the 16-year-old girl at Southampton County High School surrendered to the sheriff’s office Sunday. The suspect appeared in juvenile court Monday and was charged with possession with intent to distribute narcotics and distribution of drugs on school grounds. Last week, police arrested 18-year-old Jaden Phillips, […]

  • Woman bitten by venomous snake while doing laundry at home

    MOUNT PENN, Pa. — Officials say a Pennsylvania woman was bitten on the arm by a venomous snake when she went to her basement to do laundry. The Reading Eagle reports that the Mount Penn woman called 911 Tuesday morning to report that she’d been bitten by a rattlesnake. Authorities say it was actually a 2-foot-long (0.61-meter) copperhead. They found it on a shelf near the washing machine. Mount Penn woman bitten by copperhead snake while doing laundry — The Reading […]

  • Strong quake jolts northwest Japan; no major damage reported

    TOKYO — A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, and officials warned of a possible tsunami up to one meter (3.3 feet) high along parts of the coast. Some areas lost electrical power and some bullet train services were suspended, but there were no immediate reports of serious injuries or damage from the magnitude 6.8 quake. Only a minor swelling of the sea was observed in several cities about half an hour after it struck. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said […]

  • San Diego Padres blank Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0

    SAN DIEGO — Backed by Manny Machado’s home run, Joey Lucchesi gave the San Diego Padres’ bullpen a chance to catch its collective breath. The big left-hander threw seven brilliant innings in a combined four-hitter to lead the Padres to a 2-0 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. Machado homered and doubled a few hours after appealing a one-game suspension handed down by MLB. Lucchesi (6-4) held Milwaukee to just three hits while striking out five and walking […]

  • Pentagon orders 1,000 more American troops to Middle East as Iran tensions mount

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Monday, June 17 ordered another 1,000 American troops to the Middle East, moving to bolster security in a region reeling from hostile attacks on commercial ships that the U.S. has blamed on Iran. Officials said the deployment includes security forces and troops for additional surveillance and intelligence gathering in the region. And while the number is small, it represents an escalation of U.S. military might aimed at deterring Iran and calming allies worried that transit […]

  • Gov. Evers says he doesn’t support GOP plan to raise car registration fees to pay for roads

    MADISON — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signaled Monday, June 17 that he doesn’t support Republican budget moves that would raise car registration fees to pay for road repairs, saying the plan exacts nothing from out-of-state drivers. Evers’ proposed state budget calls for an additional $624 million in transportation funding that would be generated in part by raising the state gas tax by 8 cents per gallon. Republicans who control the Legislature’s finance committee erased Evers’ plan from the budget earlier […]

  • Jakeus Meltz, Sgt. Chris DeVris, Deputy Marvin Gramajo

    Man in critical condition after he was shot by 2 Outagamie County deputies in Little Chute

    LITTLE CHUTE — A man, 43, was taken to the hospital in critical condition after he was shot by Outagamie County sheriff’s deputies on Sunday evening, June 16 in Little Chute. Officials with the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office said around 7:45 p.m., the man, identified by the sheriff’s office as Jakeus Meltz, was being arrested after an earlier domestic disturbance in Shiocton. Family members indicated Meltz was sending text messages indicating he was suicidal and looking to get shot by police.  […]

  • Dallas courthouse shooting

    Masked gunman opened fire on federal courthouse in Dallas; fatally shot in exchange with officers

    DALLAS — A masked gunman opened fire Monday on a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas before being fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with federal officers, witnesses and authorities said. Brian Isaack Clyde, 22, was pronounced dead at a hospital following the shooting outside the Earle Cabell Federal Building. Authorities offered no hint of his motive, but FBI agent Matthew DeSarno said there was nothing to indicate the presence of any other shooters or threats to the city. Clyde […]

  • LAPD investigates officer’s actions in Costco shooting

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering evidence and video footage in an administrative investigation into an off-duty officer who shot and killed a man authorities say attacked him inside a Southern California Costco Wholesale warehouse store. Authorities remained tight-lipped Sunday, not responding to requests for comment about what provoked the Friday night confrontation and whether anyone but the officer was armed. Two others were critically injured in the shooting in Corona, which is about 40 miles […]

  • Assembly bill would allow schools to release parents’ names

    MADISON — The state Assembly is preparing to vote on a bill that would allow public schools to release the names of students’ parents and guardians. Current state law allows schools to release students’ names, addresses, birthdates and phone numbers. Republican Rep. Mark Born’s bill would allow schools to release parents and guardians’ names as well if the schools so choose. Born tells the Wisconsin State Journal that it “just sounds weird to me” that schools can’t release parents’ names now. Democratic […]

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