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Braun's 2-run shot lifts Brewers over Reds 4-2Submitted: 06/14/2014
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MILWAUKEE - Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds Saturday.

With one out in the eighth inning, Scooter Gennett ended up with a double after blooping a ball to center that Billy Hamilton got his glove on but couldn't hold. Braun then drove the first pitch from reliever J.J. Hoover (1-5) over the right field fence for his 10th homer of the season.

Francisco Rodriquez pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 21st save in 23 opportunities. Will Smith (1-0) got the win despite giving up a game-tying home run to Hamilton in the eighth inning.

Reds pitcher Mat Latos gave up just two hits in six innings in his season debut.

Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo allowed one run on six hits in seven innings and struck out eight.





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RHINELANDER - A former Northwoods wrestling coach who faces five felony charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a child as well as giving drugs to students appeared in court Wednesday. Fifty-seven-year-old Joseph Fitzpatrick is accused of giving marijuana, alcohol, and Vicodin to at least eight Three Lakes students, both at the school and at his home.

All of the students were between the ages of 14 and 16 years old.

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ANTIGO - Kids who participate in the Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County will have a safe place to spend the long, warm days ahead.

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EAGLE RIVER - More than eight percent of eighth graders nationwide used illicit drugs in the past year, according to a recent report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. That statistic about triples for high school seniors.

Law enforcement across the country and right here in the Northwoods aim to lower that statistic by educating younger students.

About 60 fifth graders at Eagle River Elementary graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education [D.A.R.E.] program on Wednesday.

A Vilas County Sheriff's deputy held ten sessions during the past few months to teach the students about a range of topics from saying no to alcohol and drugs to having respect for oneself and others.

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NORTHWOODS - Many exchange students spent an entire year going to school in the Northwoods.

Those students will go home soon with many memories of life up north. 

Newswatch 12s Kaitlyn Howe spoke with five foreign exchange students who've spent the school year in northern Wisconsin. 

This week we're learning about the students' experiences. 

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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 06/03/2015

- Meet Sophia Figueroa, a high school student in Rhinelander who built her own blacksmith forge.

We'll have the details on this story and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.

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RHINELANDER - Doctors think breast milk can give premature or sick babies a fighting chance at life. However, not all moms can produce their own milk. That's where the Milk Bank comes into the picture. It gives hundreds of babies breast milk donated by mothers across the country.

One of the Milk Bank's very successful donation centers is in the Northwoods.

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RHINELANDER - People in Rhinelander will see a change to severe weather alerts this summer.  Sirens will no longer go off for every Severe Thunderstorm Warning in place for Rhinelander. It's part of an effort to make sure sirens blare only during severe weather.

"It seems like when we set those sirens off, the storm would skirt to the north or south of Rhinelander, and people wonder 'Why did we even set the sirens off?'," said Rhinelander Fire Chief Terry Williams. "We've kind of got the 'Cry Wolf Syndrome' going, where when the sirens did go off, people really didn't pay too much attention to them."

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