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Evers gives UW System go-ahead for sex assault rules

Jul. 6, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has given the University of Wisconsin System the go-ahead to begin complying with new federal rules that bolster the rights of sexual misconduct defendants and narrow the range of sexual misconduct that colleges must investigate. Evers in June rejected system...

Wisconsin sees 484 new COVID-19 cases

Jul. 6, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed nearly 500 more cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. The state Department of Health Services said Monday that Wisconsin has seen 32,061 cases since the pandemic began in March. That's an increase of 484 cases since Sunday. The death toll has held at 796 since...

Appeals court reverses Wisconsin voting restrictions rulings

Jul. 6, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel upheld a host of Republican-authored voting restrictions in Wisconsin on Monday, handing conservatives a significant win in a pair of lawsuits just months before residents in the battleground state cast their ballots for president. The three-judge panel...

FILE - In this April 14, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos speaks at the state Capitol in Madison Wis. A company Speaker Vos runs received between $150,000 and $350,000 through the federal government's coronavirus small business lending program. That's according to lists of recipients the U.S. Treasury Department released Monday, July 6, 2020. That data shows Robin J. Vos Enterprises in Burlington received the money through the Paycheck Protection Program. The company manufactures popcorn and popcorn supplies. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

Vos company received $150K-$350K in coronavirus loans

Jul. 6, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Republican Speaker Robin Vos' popcorn company received tens of thousands of dollars through a federal small business lending program intended to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released Monday. Robin J. Vos Enterprises in...

Bucks close practice facility following COVID-19 testing

Jul. 6, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have closed their practice facility following the team’s latest round of testing for the coronavirus. Bucks officials confirmed Sunday that they had closed the facility and that they aren’t planning to reopen it before leaving for Florida on Thursday to...

Waukesha shootout ends when man takes own life, police say

Jul. 6, 2020 7:57 AM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A shootout with a domestic assault suspect in Waukesha ended when the man took his own life, according to police. Officers were called to a home shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday where the man armed with a handgun attempted to strangle a woman and threatened to shoot family members and...

The iconic

Houdini-inspired sculpture reappears in Appleton

Jul. 6, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The “Metamorphosis” sculpture that disappeared from Houdini Plaza a decade ago has reappeared at a plaza along the Fox River at the south end of the Lawe Street bridge. “I’m really pleased with the way this has turned out,” Alex Schultz, executive...

Angie Yeomans, through her son, Bob, and daughter-in-law, Gay, donated 120 items including this silver bread warmer, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Janesville, Wis..(Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP)

Historical society revels in Janesville family's donation

Jul. 6, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — At first Jennifer Drach thought someone was playing a trick on her. The curator at the Rock County Historical Society was looking through a recently donated book when a photo of Abraham Lincoln fell out. Not just any photo. But an original Lincoln photograph taken in 1861....

Wisconsin records 522 COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Jul. 5, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wisc. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials reported 522 more confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, but no new deaths from COVID-19. The state has seen an uptick of cases from people in their 20s, with the age group accounting for nearly a quarter of cases statewide, according to the Wisconsin...

FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich speaks after the Brewers announced his multi-year contract extension at the team's spring training facility in Phoenix. Yelich acknowledges he benefited from fortunate timing in how he handled his contract negotiations. The Brewers held the March 6 news conference to announce that the 2018 NL MVP had agreed to a nine-year, $215 million contract. Spring training was halted due less than a week later due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Brewers' Yelich knows he had fortunate timing on new deal

Jul. 5, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich acknowledges he benefited from fortunate timing in his contract negotiations. The Brewers held a March 6 news conference to announce that the 2018 NL MVP had agreed to a nine-year, $215 million contract. Spring training was halted less than a...