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Fans mourning Franklin in Detroit, New York Submitted: 08/16/2018

NEW YORK - Fans are mourning Aretha Franklin at some of the places where the legendary singer performed.

Several people, some visibly mourning, walked or drove by New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit Thursday morning after news of Franklin's death was announced. Franklin's voice on some of the songs she made hits streamed from the second floor of a home across the street.

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Bus driver comforts child who had wandered off from home Submitted: 08/16/2018

MILWAUKEE - A bus driver took action when she saw a little girl standing in the street in a T-shirt and underwear.

Diana Serrano was beginning her route for the Milwaukee County Transit System on Aug. 4 when a motorist in front of the bus stopped to help the girl and carried her to the side of the road.

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Brian Hagedorn announces run for Wisconsin Supreme Court Submitted: 08/16/2018

MADISON - Conservative state appeals court Judge Brian Hagedorn is running for Wisconsin Supreme Court, setting up a contest with liberal-backed Appeals Court Judge Lisa Neubauer.

Hagedorn is Governor Scott Walker's former chief legal counsel. He announced his run for the state's highest court on Thursday. The election to replace retiring Justice Shirley Abrahamson is in April.

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Researchers look into Lake Superior algae bloom Submitted: 08/15/2018

DULUTH - Scientists are investigating an unprecedented algae bloom in Lake Superior and have sent samples for lab testing to determine if it's toxic.

Minnesota Public Radio reports that kayakers and other visitors to the popular lakeshores along eastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin found green scummy algae last week on Lake Superior's surface.

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Broadcasters invite governor, Senate candidates to debates Submitted: 08/15/2018

MADISON - The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association is inviting Wisconsin's gubernatorial and Senate candidates to a pair of televised debates in October.

The association on Wednesday invited Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers to an Oct. 5 debate in Madison. The organization also invited Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican challenger Leah Vukmir to an Oct. 13 debate in Wausau.

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AG: Chicago man arrested on suspicion of running prostitution service out of Green Bay area, 8 other states Submitted: 08/15/2018

MADISON - State and federal agents think a Chicago man ran a prostitution ring in Wisconsin and at least eight other states.

Officers arrested Glenwood Brown Junior, 39, on August 7.

Attorney General Brad Schimel said in a media release that Brown offered up two young women for sex out of hotel rooms in Appleton and Grand Chute using the now shutdown website Backpage.

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Evers wins Democratic Gov. race; says he will take fight to Walker Submitted: 08/14/2018

MADISON - The Democratic nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he will "take the fight" to Walker by running the same kind of race he did in the primary.

Tony Evers won the eight-person Democratic primary Tuesday. He is the state schools chief and says that he will attack Walker on his record and talk about issues Wisconsin voters care about, including education and jobs.

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Vukmir wins Republican primary for U.S. Senate Submitted: 08/14/2018

MADISON - A Wisconsin state senator and close ally to Gov. Scott Walker has defeated a former Marine who cast himself as a political outsider in the state's Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

Leah Vukmir beat Kevin Nicholson in Tuesday's primary and now advances to face Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

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Milwaukee police shoot, kill man on city's south side Submitted: 08/14/2018

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police have shot and killed a 48-year-old man on the city's south side.

Police Chief Alfonso Morales says officers were following up Monday afternoon on a suspect who fled from them earlier in the day. Officers conducted a traffic stop, and Morales says the Milwaukee man got out of the vehicle with a gun.

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2 found guilty in Wisconsin pipeline protest case Submitted: 08/14/2018

SUPERIOR - A jury has found two people guilty of disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer following a protest at Enbridge Energy's Line 3 construction site in Wisconsin last summer.


Wisconsin Public Radio reports that 24-year-old Alexander Emery Good-Cane-Milk of South Dakota and 26-year-old Kyla L. Hassig of Minnesota were also found guilty of trespassing on the site where Enbridge was working to replace a 12.5-mile (20-kilometer) segment of its 1960s-era oil pipeline in Wisconsin.

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