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The state Assembly is set to vote on a package of Republican-authored bills that would dramatically expand gun rights in Wisconsin. The proposals would allow people with concealed carry licenses to go armed on school grounds and in churches on private school grounds; lower the minimum age fo…

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Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 15 rebounds, and Khris Middleton scored 27 to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 126-114 victory over the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis, which had won 12 of 13, was without two of its leading scorers, Dillon Brooks and Desmond Bane. Ja Morant had …

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Coach Kyle Shanahan has a simple request for the San Francisco 49ers special teams units each week. With a dynamic offense and fearsome pass rush leading a stout defense, he just wants to avoid catastrophes in the kicking game. The 49ers have done a poor job of that this season with mistakes…

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The Green Bay Packers have released defensive lineman Kingsley Keke. The 2019 fifth-round pick from Texas A&M made eight starts this season but hadn’t played at all in their past three games. This move comes as the Packers prepare to host the San Francisco 49ers in an NFC divisional play…

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Police say a Milwaukee man charged in the shooting death of his 8-year-old daughter told investigators he wanted to teach his children about gun safety before inadvertently firing the weapon. Michael Huddleston is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the Saturday killing of 8-year-…

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Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body that was found inside a car in Cambridge after the driver was arrested for an altercation with police. The Dane County sheriff’s office says a 28-year-old woman was arrested Monday shortly before the body was discovered. No details have b…

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The former state Supreme Court justice Republicans hired to investigate the 2020 presidential election has filed a subpoena seeking election records from an immigrant rights group. Voces de la Frontera Action officials said in a statement Wednesday that Michael Gableman sent them a subpoena …

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A Wisconsin man accused of killing his girlfriend and trying to kill his teenage daughter in a double shooting in Milwaukee has been arrested following an hourslong standoff in northeastern Iowa. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 47-year-old Simone Hughes, of Milwaukee, was arres…

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Vice President Kamala Harris plans to visit Milwaukee on Monday, which would be her second trip to Wisconsin since taking office a year ago. The White House said Wednesday that Harris will be joined by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and second gentleman Doug Emho…

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A Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate has filed two lawsuits alleging that Wisconsin election officials aren’t keeping all ballots secret and are not properly vetting voting machines. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday that candidate Peter Peckarsky, an attorney, filed the la…

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will temporarily ease the requirements for becoming a school bus driver in an attempt to get more people behind the wheel and help school districts strained by a shortage of drivers. The DOT is waiving the portion of the test for potential drivers t…

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North Dakota’s State Investment Board has filled a position key to implementing new investment requirements of the state’s $8.5 billion oil tax savings account. The board has tapped Scott Anderson as chief investment officer for the state Retirement and Investment Office, which oversees abou…

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A legislative committee has signed off on a new two-year contract for Wisconsin's state troopers. The Joint Committee on Employment Relations approved the deal unanimously Wednesday with no discussion. The contract provides a 2% across-the-board wage increase in each of the two years, with l…

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An advocacy group working to end clergy abuse in Wisconsin has delivered thousands of documents from Wisconsin’s five Catholic dioceses to the state attorney general, documents it says show a systemic coverup of abuse. The group says the documents were provided to Nate’s Mission by whistlebl…

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in a redistricting case that could determine political boundary lines in the battleground state for the next decade. The court could issue a final decision within weeks after hearing the arguments Wednesday that …

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Aaron Rodgers memorably vowed after his 2005 draft day snub that the San Francisco 49ers would be more disappointed for passing him up at No. 1 than he would be at sliding to No. 24. While that proclamation has been true for most of the past decade-plus, Rodgers has been the one dealing with…

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in a redistricting case that could determine political boundary lines in the battleground state for the next decade. The court could issue a final decision within weeks after hearing the arguments Wednesday that are expected to last …

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Johnny Davis scored 27 points, helping No. 8 Wisconsin beat Northwestern 82-76. Wisconsin earned its seventh straight win, building on its best start since it was also 15-2 during the 2014-15 season. Wisconsin's Chucky Hepburn banked home a 60-foot heave at the halftime buzzer for two of his…

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Authorities say a 79-year-old man was injured after a small plane he was piloting crashed prior to takeoff at the Sylvania Airport in Racine County. The Racine County sheriff’s office says the pilot was the sole occupant of the plane, which struck a fuel tanker truck prior to liftoff Tuesday…

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A man accused of killing three people and wounding three others in an April shooting at a bar in Wisconsin has been found guilty on all charges. The verdict came less than two hours after the prosecution and defense delivered closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of Rakayo Vinson. The 25-ye…

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Three teens have been charged in the shooting of an-duty Milwaukee police detective who intervened during an armed robbery after one of the suspects was unsuccessful in an attempted carjacking. The alleged shooter, 18-year-old Keasean Ellis-Brown, of Milwaukee, is charged with attempted firs…

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Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney raised more than $42,000 during the last half of 2021 in his attorney general bid. Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday show Toney raised $42,896 over the last six months and had $41,000 in the bank as of Dec. 31. He raised $84,366 over the c…

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Wisconsin Republican lawmakers have introduced a package of legislation that would tighten eligibility for unemployment benefits and Medicaid coverage. Republicans said Tuesday that the bills are designed to get more people into the workforce and address what they maintain is a crippling lab…

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Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke says he won't seek reelection this fall. Steineke said in a news release Tuesday that he believes the time has come to “pass the torch” and he will refocus on returning to the private sector. The Kaukauna Republican was first elected to the Assembly in 2…

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Here is The Associated Press Wisconsin prep basketball poll for the week of January 18, with first-place votes in parentheses, record, total points and last week<s ranking, as voted upon by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters:

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Here is The Associated Press Wisconsin prep basketball poll for the week of January 18, with first-place votes in parentheses, record, total points and last week<s ranking, as voted upon by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters:

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Two people are dead and five others have been injured in a fire at a senior apartment complex in Kenosha. Fire Department Battalion Chief Ken Schroeder says the fire started at the Saxony Manor apartments about 9:30 p.m. Monday. Two people died in the fire and five others are hospitalized. T…

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the young girl fatally shot over the weekend in Milwaukee. Police say they are investigating the death of 8-year-old Tiana Huddleston as a homicide. A 47-year-old man is accused of handling a firearm that discharg…

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The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the young girl fatally shot over the weekend in Milwaukee. Police say they are investigating the death of 8-year-old Tiana Huddleston as a homicide. A 47-year-old man is accused of handling a firearm that discharged and struck the…

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Republican state lawmakers are pushing a plan that would lower the minimum age to legally carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin. Currently, a Wisconsin resident needs to be 21 before they can apply for a concealed carry permit. The GOP-backed bill would lower it to 18. The measure’s sponsor,…

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say they are investigating the Saturday afternoon shooting death of an 8-year-old girl as a homicide. A 47-year-old man is accused of handling a firearm that discharged and struck the girl, who died at a nearby hospital. Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson call…

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Milwaukee police say they are investigating the Saturday afternoon shooting death of an 8-year-old girl as a homicide. A 47-year-old man is accused of handling a firearm that discharged and struck the girl, who died at a nearby hospital. Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson called the death “hea…

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Authorities have issued ice safety warnings after two people went through the ice in the bay of Green Bay, a week after nearly three-dozen people were rescued from a floating chunk of ice that broke away from shore. The latest incident happened Saturday afternoon when two men were riding all…

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed Saturday morning by a Wisconsin & Southern Railroad train in Waukesha. Waukesha police received calls from citizens and the Canadian National Railroad Company around 10:55 a.m. reporting the incident. Lt. Chad Pergande says t…

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Pascal Siakam had 30 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his second career triple-double and the Toronto Raptors overcame an early 15-point deficit to beat the cold-shooting Milwaukee Bucks 103-96 on Saturday night. OG Anunoby added 24 points to help the Raptors improve to 3-0 this season…

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Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed Saturday morning by a Wisconsin & Southern Railroad train in Waukesha. Waukesha police received calls from citizens and the Canadian National Railroad Company around 10:55 a.m. reporting the incident. Lt. Chad Pergande says the man was “beyon…

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Greg Elliott made a tiebreaking free throw with 1.7 seconds left and Marquette withstood a long second-half drought to beat No. 20 Seton Hall 73-72 on Saturday for its fourth straight victory. The game was tied at 72-all when Elliott leaned forward and drew a foul on Seton Hall’s Bryce Aiken…

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A 54-year-old Milwaukee man faces hit-and-run charges in connection with a crash in West Allis that killed a woman. Martin Aurelio Martinez Rodriguez was charged Friday.  The crash, which occurred shortly before 6:30 a.m. Jan. 11, killed 20-year-old Donniesha Harris. Police received a tip fr…

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BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors in Rock County say a Beloit police officer who shot a man who was trying to disarm her won't face any criminal charges. The Beloit Daily News reports Sgt. Shannon Dykstra shot Bautista Almaraz after he tried to take her gun following a traffic accident on Dec.…

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he drove an SUV through a suburban Christmas parade must stand trial, a court commissioner ordered Friday.

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Prosecutors in Rock County say a Beloit police officer who shot a man who was trying to disarm her won't face any criminal charges. The Beloit Daily News reports Sgt. Shannon Dykstra shot Bautista Almaraz after he tried to take her gun following a traffic accident on Dec. 21. Rock County Dis…

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The trial for a Wisconsin man accused of killing his parents is set to resume next week after he tested positive for COVID-19. Chandler Halderson's trial was suspended Tuesday after he was one of 81 Dane County Jail inmates to test positive for the disease. Halderson is vaccinated. The Wisco…

MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) broke a new record with 19,783 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. This shatters the previous record of 13,355 recorded from the day before. 

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Police say a robbery at a Milwaukee Burger King that left one dead was staged. Sixteen-year-old cashier Niesha Harris-Bracell was shot to death during the robbery Jan. 2. Video surveillance showed a man with a gun leaning into the drive-thru window. According to a criminal complaint filed Fr…

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The Denver Broncos began their search for a new head coach in the Midwest. They met with Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn on Thursday and then flew to Green Bay where they're meeting with two of Matt LaFleur's assistants. First up was quarterbacks coach and passing game coordi…

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The chairman of a prominent international law firm based in Milwaukee and the chancellor the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus have been named as finalists to be president at the UW System. The finalists announced Friday are business attorney Jay Rothman, chairman and CEO of the Fole…

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Police say a man has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound following a shootout with police in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis. A caller told police a man had pointed a gun at him or her, then got in a car and drove away about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Officers found the driver and …