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Regulators OK southwestern Wisconsin power line

Aug. 20, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State regulators have approved a contentious power line project in southwestern Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the Public Service Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve construction of the Cardinal-Hickory Creek line between Dubuque, Iowa, and Middleton....

Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus reinstated, not eligible to play

Aug. 19, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus was cleared Monday to return to school after a jury acquitted him of sexual assault charges, though it was unclear when he will be eligible to play in a game. The school announced Chancellor Rebecca Blank's decision in a statement that said the...

The Latest: Wisconsin says Cephus has 'eligibility issues'

Aug. 19, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin reinstating receiver Quintez Cephus following his acquittal on sexual assault charges (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Wisconsin football officials say receiver Quintez Cephus is back on the team after a jury acquitted him of sexual assault charges but it might be...

Gardening programs create community for Madison veterans

Aug. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Equipped with work gloves and a small shovel, Jemila Rosenthal puts her hair in a ponytail and walks over to the garden. In a few minutes, she is deep in the soil and pulling out large stalks of celery. The scorching summer heat and pesky bugs aren't enough to stop her from cultivating...

Evers: Lt. gov has been 'truthful' about college career

Aug. 16, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers said Friday that he believes Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes has been truthful about whether he graduated from college. Barnes volunteered in an interview this month with Isthmus, a weekly Madison newspaper, that he didn't graduate from Alabama A&M University because he...

Officers investigate shooting on Beltline

Aug. 16, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A shooting on the Beltline in Madison is delaying the morning commute. Dane County dispatchers received a report of a driver shooting at another vehicle about 8 a.m. Friday. Law enforcement officers are in the area near Rimrock Rd. looking for shell casings. There are no reports of...

Evers, Wisconsin Democrats propose gun background check bill

Aug. 15, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday proposed an expansion of background checks for gun sales in the state and called on Republicans who control the Legislature to pass the measure, even though GOP leaders have said they don't support such a move. "It's time...

Foxconn leaders, Wisconsin officials meet; details unclear

Aug. 14, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group executives met Wednesday with Wisconsin's governor, legislative leaders and others but no one is saying much about what they discussed. Foxconn, the world's leading electronics manufacturer, has been under the spotlight in Wisconsin ever since striking a deal...

Protester to plead guilty to seeking radioactive material

Aug. 14, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A political protester from Wisconsin who once ran against then-House Speaker Paul Ryan will plead guilty to seeking radioactive material under terms of a plea agreement filed in federal court. Jeremy Ryan, no relation to Paul Ryan, was arrested last year by FBI agents after they caught...

No Republicans sign letter supporting paralyzed Democrat

Aug. 14, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — No Republicans have signed onto a letter supporting a paralyzed Democratic lawmaker who wants to be able to call into some meetings when he's not able to get there in person. Rep. Jimmy Anderson, of Fitchburg, released the letter Wednesday that was signed by all 35 of his Democratic...