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Maldonado suspended five games for Easter punchSubmitted: 04/22/2014
Maldonado suspended five games for Easter punch
Story By Joe Dufek

- On Easter Sunday, the Brewers earned a hard-fought 14-inning victory over Pittsburgh.

The battle featured a benches-clearing brawl.

On Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced the suspensions.

Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado received the stiffest penalty.

He was suspended five games for throwing a punch and connecting with Pirates outfielder Travis Snider's eye.


Maldonado was also docked $2,500 bucks.

Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez - who was kicked out of the game - received a 3-game suspension.

Snider - who is sporting quite a shiner these days will miss two games for coming out of the dugout to seemingly to re-start a fight. Catcher Russell Martin will also miss one game.

Maldonado's suspension began Tuesday night. Gomez, and the two Pirates players are appealing their suspensions.



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What We're Working OnSubmitted: 09/24/2018

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We'll bring you the latest information on a fatal house fire in Rhinelander Friday evening.

The hot summer has made things difficult for farmers and harvests. We talk to an apple orchard owner and apple picker about struggles the orchard had to overcome this harvest season.

And following yesterday's Green Bay Packer loss to Washington, we'll tell you about a key defensive player that is out for the year with injuries, and we'll hear from Clay Matthews on his frustration with questionable roughing the passer penalties against him this season.


We'll bring you the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.

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MADISON, WIS. (AP) - Madison officials say Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents violated city policy by detaining at least six immigrants without letting police know ahead of time.

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says the department has a working relationship with ICE, but the federal agency did not follow protocol. Koval says ICE has agreed to call the assistant police chief before making arrests in Madison. This time the agency called the Dane County Communications Center.

Koval says the arrests were made at separate workplaces and are not considered to be part of a raid. He says the community is in "hyper-warp distress mode."

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin says ICE told city officials the people arrested are believed to have committed serious crimes, but he does not know the specifics of the investigation.

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WITTENBURG - Michael and Deb Obernik tied the knot a month ago. Their love blossomed into 320 acres of hemp on their farm.

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ANTIGO - People don't need to travel all over the world for international food. 

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WISCONSIN DELLS, WIS. (AP) - Three Illinois men are dead after their sport utility vehicle collided with a pickup near Wisconsin Dells.

Columbia County sheriff's authorities say the men were in a Toyota 4Runner that collided with a Chevrolet Silverado at an intersection on State Highway 127 on Saturday.

Authorities say the Toyota SUV apparently failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign. The three men died at the scene. Authorities say they apparently were not wearing seat belts.

The 33-year-old woman who was driving the pickup was flown to UW Hospital. Her passenger, a 33-year-old man, was taken to another hospital.

Names and hometowns of the victims were not released.

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16-year-old Angel Marie Simonson was found safe in Marshfield according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice. 

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THREE LAKES - After 30 years, Dr. George Karling decided it's time to retire as the Three Lakes District Administrator.

He plans to leave after the school year ends, but the school board is already preparing to find his replacement.

Early next month, the Three Lakes School District will host two input sessions for the public.

Three Lakes residents can go to give their opinions on what they want in a replacement. 

Karling's decision to retire comes about a month after he faced criticism for allowing the district to be featured in a campaign ad for Gov. Scott Walker. 

People who can't make it can still send their thoughts to the Three Lakes Board of Education. People can submit comments by writing to:

Board of Education, Three Lakes School District
6930 West School St. 
Three Lakes, WI 54562 

or email: tr@threelakessd.k12.us.



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