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Wisconsin man uses ax on his property after spat over toys

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin police say a 34-year-old man who thought his wife damaged his action figures retaliated by taking an ax to the family’s car, television and laptop in the house. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says the man called police just after 10 p.m. Sunday and told them he had too much […]
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In Wisconsin, Farmers May Soon Be Milking The Profits Of Solar Energy Instead Of Cows

Wisconsin, the Dairy State, may someday be known as the Solar State too. While solar is a boost for some struggling dairy farmers, others fear the fallout from turning their farm community into a solar production site.
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Voting Rights: Will Iowa Be The Next State To Let Felons Vote?

Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is looking to roll back the state’s ban on felon voting, she announced this week. Iowa is one of three states with constitutions that permanently ban convicted felons from voting unless the governor choses to restore the felon’s franchise. Reynolds proposed in her Condition of the State speech a constitutional amendment, which would need to go through the legislature, to change the current system, though the details of the proposal are still unclear. More than 5...
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Church service gives thanks for missing teen’s safe return

CAMERON, Wis. (AP) — Residents of two Wisconsin communities gathered for a church service to give thanks for the safe return of a 13-year-old girl who was abducted and her parents were fatally shot. Jayme Closs escaped from the man accused of holding her captive for nearly three months on Jan. 10. The suspect, 21-year-old […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Wisconsin, Jayme Closs, CAMERON Wis


American team takes NLFPA Collegiate Bowl, 10-7

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Colorado’s Juwann Winfree made a spectacular 22-yard touchdown catch and Wisconsin’s Rafael Gaglianone made a 43-yard field goal to lead the American team to a 10-7 victory over the National squad Saturday at the Rose Bowl in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl. Gaglianone made the winning field goal with 4 […]
Tags: News, Colorado, Sports, Ap, Wisconsin, National, Rose Bowl, Pasadena Calif, Rafael Gaglianone, Juwann Winfree, NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl Gaglianone


No. 2 Michigan falls to Wisconsin, leaving No. 4 Virginia as lone unbeaten for now

The list of unbeaten teams in college basketball is down to just one — the No. 4 Virginia Cavaliers. No. 2 Michigan (17-1, 6-1 Big Ten) was unable to pull off a late comeback against unranked Wisconsin (12-6, 4-3 Big Ten) on Saturday afternoon, falling 64-54 for the Wolverines' first loss of the year.
Tags: News, Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Wolverines, Virginia Cavaliers


No. 4 Michigan falls to unranked Wisconsin for its first loss of season

Here are three takeaways from the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines' first loss of the season, to the Wisconsin Badgers.            [Author: Detroit Free Press]
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Happ, Wisconsin hand No. 2 Michigan its first loss, 64-54

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ethan Happ scored 26 points and had 10 rebounds as Wisconsin handed No. 2 Michigan its first loss of the season, breaking away in the final minute for a 64-54 victory Saturday. Fans rushed the floor after the Badgers (12-6, 4-3 Big Ten) finished off the upset. The Wolverines (17-1, 6-1) […]
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Wisconsin renews contract for coach Paul Chryst

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin renewed football coach Paul Chryst’s five-year contract through January 2024 on Friday. Chryst is entering his fifth season with the Badgers, who wrapped up a relatively disappointing season at 8-5 (5-4 Big Ten) with a dominating 35-3 win in the Pinstripe Bowl over Miami. Chryst is 42-12 at Wisconsin and […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Wisconsin, Badgers, Chryst, Madison Wis, Pinstripe Bowl, Paul Chryst, Miami Chryst


Why Gus the pelican is stuck in a Wisconsin town until the government shutdown ends

The bird, somewhat rare to the area, was found lying in someone's yard, unable to fly, in the town of Lebanon on Thanksgiving 2018.            [Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
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Judge: GOP can’t block liberal group’s Twitter comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge says top Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature violated the First Amendment when they blocked a liberal advocacy group from seeing their Twitter feeds. U.S. District Judge William Conley sided with the group One Wisconsin Now on Friday. The judge ruled the legislators acted in their official government capacity […]
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Here is the criminal complaint against defendant Jake Patterson

On January 10, Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs escaped from a home where she allegedly had been kept hidden and asked for help, police said, ending a nearly three-month search for her.
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Here is the criminal complaint against Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper

On January 10, Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs escaped from a home where she allegedly had been kept hidden and asked for help, police said, ending a nearly three-month search for her.
Tags: News, Stories, Wisconsin, Jayme Closs


Jayme Closs kidnapping: Here is the criminal complaint against defendant Jake Patterson

The criminal complaint filed against Jake Patterson details the accusations that he killed the parents of Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and abducted her and kept her in his home for nearly three months.
Tags: Cnn, Wisconsin, Jake Patterson, Jayme Closs


Bell nets 25, No. 23 Minnesota women end 4-game skid 78-50

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Kenisha Bell had 25 points and 10 assists and No. 23 Minnesota ended a four-game losing streak with a wire-to-wire 78-50 win over Wisconsin on Thursday night. Annalese Lamke added 15 points and Taiye Bello 14, with both grabbing nine rebounds, as the Golden Gophers (13-4, 2-4 Big Ten) won for […]
Tags: News, Minnesota, Sports, Ap, Wisconsin, Madison Wis, Golden Gophers, Kenisha Bell, Taiye Bello, Annalese Lamke


Judge Blocks Wisconsin GOP’s Early-Voting Restrictions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday struck down early-voting restrictions Wisconsin Republicans adopted in a December lame-duck legislative session, saying the limits are clearly similar to restrictions he blocked two years ago. Republicans voted in December to limit early voting to no more than two weeks before an election. The move came after a difficult midterm election in November in which the overwhelmingly Democratic cities of Madison and Milwaukee held early voting for six ...
Tags: News, Senate, Milwaukee, Ap, Gop, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Madison, Legislature, Walker, Peterson, Scott Fitzgerald, Robin Vos, Madison Wis, Republican Assembly, Vos


Federal Judge Strikes Down Lame-Duck Changes To Wisconsin Voting Laws

The bills were passed after Republican Gov. Scott Walker was defeated but before Democratic Gov. Tony Evers was sworn in. (Image credit: Andy Manis/Getty Images)
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Federal judge in Wisconsin strikes early-voting restrictions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday struck down early-voting restrictions Wisconsin Republicans adopted in a December lame-duck legislative session, saying the limits are clearly similar to restrictions he blocked two years ago. Republicans voted in December to limit early voting to no more than two weeks before an election. The move came […]
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A woman had a stroke next to one of Wisconsin's best hospitals. But her ambulance was turned away - and she died

Tiffany Tate collapsed next to a hospital closed to ambulances. This little-known "ambulance diversion" policy has been shown to endanger patients.            [Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Tags: News, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Tiffany Tate


Slope elope? Speed dating on ski chairlifts

Singles in Wisconsin who enjoy skiing will have an opportunity to find love on the slopes at a "It's Just Lunch" dating service event that will match skiers for a speed date on chairlifts.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Unbeaten Michigan could be No. 1 if it beats Badgers on road

A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 2 Michigan at Wisconsin. The Wolverines (17-0, 6-0) go into Madison on Saturday off six straight wins by at least 10 points. The Badgers (11-6, 3-3), who erased a 21-point deficit before losing in overtime to Maryland on Monday, […]
Tags: News, Maryland, Sports, Wisconsin, Michigan, Madison, Badgers, Wolverines


911 callers say Jayme Closs should get $50K reward for rescuing herself

The Wisconsin couple who called 911 to report that Jayme Closs had been found think that Closs herself is more deserving of the $50,000 reward money.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Wisconsin, Usa Today, Closs, Jayme Closs


Kidnap suspect's lawyers: Confession problematic for defense

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the man accused of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents acknowledged Wednesday that they're starting the case at a disadvantage after their client gave detectives a detailed confession and said they're not sure he can get a fair trial in the state.
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Planned Parenthood challenges Wisconsin abortion laws

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin asked a federal judge on Wednesday to repeal state laws that make it more difficult for women, particularly in rural areas, to receive abortions. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Madison targets restrictions enacted by the Republican Legislature under former Gov. Scott Walker. The lawsuit comes […]
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The Latest: Sheriff defends Jayme Closs 911 response

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and the killing of her parents (all times local):
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Jayme Closs kidnapping suspect's father: 'All I care about' is Jayme's family

The grandfather of a Wisconsin girl who was kidnapped after her parents were killed in October said Wednesday that he appreciates the sympathy being expressed by the suspect's father.
Tags: News, Wisconsin, Jayme, Jayme Closs


Closs family: Appreciate sympathy from suspect's father

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The grandfather of a Wisconsin girl who was kidnapped after her parents were killed in October said Wednesday that he appreciates the sympathy being expressed by the suspect's father.
Tags: News, Wisconsin, Closs, BARRON Wis AP


Suspect’s father: ‘All I care about’ is Jayme’s family

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The father of a Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl and killing her parents has expressed sympathy for the girl and her family. Patrick Patterson visited the Barron County Justice Center on Tuesday saying he wanted to pass a note to Jayme Closs’ family, CNN reported. On the verge […]
Tags: News, Cnn, Nation, Wisconsin, Patrick Patterson, Jayme, BARRON Wis AP, Jayme Closs, Barron County Justice Center


Complaint in Closs case could be road map for prosecution

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The criminal complaint charging a Wisconsin man with abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents laid out the case in detail and offered a possible road map for how prosecutors will seek a conviction in the girl's 88-day ordeal.
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