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Wisconsin Assembly passes critical race theory ban

Sep. 28, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin public schools would be prohibited from teaching students and training employees about concepts such as systemic racism and implicit bias under a Republican bill the state Assembly passed Tuesday on a party line vote. The measure would...

Former Milwaukee police chief to lead Fitchburg department

Sep. 28, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

FITCHBURG, Wis. (AP) — A former Milwaukee police chief who sued the city after he was demoted is the next chief in the Madison suburb of Fitchburg. The city has posted the announcement on its website with a statement that said the Police and Fire Commission looks...

Bucks' Antetokounmpo feeling fine but monitoring his knee

Sep. 27, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo says he feels fine as he prepares for the Milwaukee Bucks’ title defense but will be careful with the left knee that he hyperextended during the championship run. Antetokounmpo missed the final two games of the Eastern Conference...

Pedestrian struck, killed by driver who had been shot

Sep. 27, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 35-year-old man was struck and killed while trying to help his brother with a disabled vehicle by a driver who had been shot in Milwaukee, according to authorities. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office on Monday identified the man who died...

Brewers clinch NL Central, condemn Mets to losing record

Sep. 26, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers clinched their second NL Central title in four years, beating the sloppy New York Mets 8-4 Sunday behind Willy Adames's two-run homer and three RBIs. Josh Hader pitched a perfect ninth inning, retiring Brandon Nimmo on a...

Braun retires with Brews legacy that includes MVP, drug ban

Sep. 26, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Milwaukee Brewers' game Sunday as part of his farewell, a 30-minute celebration of a 14-year major league career that included the 2011 NL MVP award and a lengthy suspension for a drug violation. ...

Democratic leaders: Conditions improving for Afghan refugees

Sep. 26, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

FORT McCOY, Wis. (AP) — Democratic congresswomen from Wisconsin and Minnesota said they are encouraged about conditions for Afghans currently housed at an western Wisconsin base, though some of the refugees raised question about trauma-based care and cultural issues. ...

Brewers on brink of NL Central title after Burnes beats Mets

Sep. 26, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corbin Burnes pitched seven brilliant innings to win his ninth consecutive decision and the Milwaukee Brewers moved to the brink of clinching the NL Central title with a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night. The Brewers, already assured...

Brewers announcer Bob Uecker honored for 50 years behind mic

Sep. 25, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As expected, the ceremony honoring popular Brewers announcer Bob Uecker’s half-century at the microphone involved remembrances, appreciation — and a heavy dose of humorous stories. At least the ones Uecker said he could share with an audience of...

Snow Lilly, Milwaukee County Zoo polar bear, dies at 36

Sep. 25, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — North America’s oldest polar bear living in human care at the Milwaukee County Zoo has died, zoo officials said Saturday. The Journal Sentinel reports 36-year-old Snow Lilly was euthanized Friday due to her declining health and subsequent quality of...