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DNR board: No buck-only counties for first time in decade

May. 22, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources board has approved a 2019 deer hunt framework that doesn't include any buck-only counties for the first time in a decade. Buck-only designations are typically imposed to protect does so area herds can grow. No buck-only counties signal the...

Republicans indicate no school funding deal yet

May. 22, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders indicated Wednesday that they have not yet reached an agreement with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on K-12 school funding following a rare closed-door meeting. The roughly 30-minute meeting came a day before a key vote in the Legislature's budget-writing...

The Latest: Evers says he can work with GOP on education

May. 22, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin budget negotiations (all times local): 11:57 a.m. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers says he sees a "lot of opportunity to make progress" with Republicans on education, transportation and criminal justice reform. Evers issued a statement Wednesday after a roughly...

Brewers' Yelich out of lineup again with back spasms

May. 22, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — NL MVP Christian Yelich has been scratched from Milwaukee's lineup against Cincinnati for a second consecutive day because of back spasms. "He's improved today," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday. "We'll go through a bunch of treatments today and see how he is. The day off...

Conservation Congress rejects CWD bounties idea

May. 22, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Conservation Congress has rejected the idea of paying bounties for deer carcasses infected with chronic wasting disease. The congress gauged support for the idea through an online survey and at its spring hearings in April. Nearly 60 percent of respondents supported the...

Kwik Trip veggie trays again linked to salmonella

May. 22, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin-based convenience store chain Kwik Trip has removed some vegetable trays from its stores after several reported illnesses in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Health officials say the Del Monte vegetable trays, which included broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip, have been...

High winds knock out power to thousands

May. 22, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) — High winds have knocked out power to thousands of people in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Service says the outages impact nearly 24,000 customers in Marathon, Lincoln, Oneida, Brown, Vilas and Portage counties. About 3,700 customers in Tomahawk and nearly 3,400 in Wausau are without...

Reds strike out 14, beat short-handed Brewers 3-0

May. 21, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — With Christian Yelich on the bench, Milwaukee couldn't even get a runner past second base. Sonny Gray and three Cincinnati relievers held down the Brewers, who were missing Yelich because of back spasms, in the Reds' 3-0 victory Tuesday night. It was the major league-leading seventh...

Josh Jones not in attendance at Packers' OTAs

May. 21, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers would love nothing better than to put an offseason of turmoil behind them. Not so fast: Safety Josh Jones reportedly wants a trade. With just about everyone on the 90-man roster present on Tuesday for the second day of the team's voluntary organized team activities, Jones...

Brewers' Christian Yelich scratched due to back spasms

May. 21, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — NL MVP Christian Yelich was scratched from Milwaukee's lineup against Cincinnati on Tuesday night because of back spasms. Yelich leads the major leagues with 19 home runs and is batting .325 with 41 RBIs in 44 games, including 42 starts. He has missed parts of seven games because of back...