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6 injured in explosion and fire at Wisconsin pier factory

May. 19, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

EAGLE, Wis. (AP) — Six people were hurt, including three firefighters, in an explosion and fire that rocked a Wisconsin marine construction company Thursday with a blast so thunderous it shook a nearby elementary school. The fire at Summerset Marine Construction in the small...

Hiura's HR in 11th gives Brewers 7-6 victory over Braves

May. 18, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Keston Hiura celebrated his return to the majors by delivering the huge blow that capped the Milwaukee Brewers' biggest comeback of the season. Not bad for someone who spent much of the previous day battling the flu. Hiura hit a two-run homer off...

Wisconsin man gets 10 years in prison for racist acid attack

May. 18, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge sentenced a white Wisconsin man to a decade in prison Wednesday for throwing acid in a Latino man's face in a racist attack at a Milwaukee bus stop. Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Jean Marie Kies told 64-year-old Clifton Blackwell that he acted with...

Democratic Wisconsin Senate hopeful Barnes releases first ad

May. 18, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes highlights his middle class upbringing in his first television ad released Wednesday, after two of his primary challengers have already spent millions on TV spots and as polls show a tightening race. The...

Acuña returns, Ozuna homers as Braves defeat Brewers 3-0

May. 18, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. returned to action and wasted no time showing he's feeling just fine. Back atop the Atlanta lineup as the designated hitter Tuesday night after missing five games with a sore groin, Acuña opened the game by beating out an infield hit and later...

Deer District shootings leave Milwaukee leaders at the brink

May. 17, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

Milwaukee's mayor and police chief on Tuesday pleaded with citizens and lawmakers to help address ongoing gun violence punctuated by shootings outside an NBA playoff game that left 21 injured. Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said police have arrested 11 people varying in ages from 19 to...

Wisconsin judge skeptical of election grant arguments

May. 17, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday voiced skepticism about a lawsuit challenging the legality of private grant money awarded to Madison to help run the 2020 election, calling some of the arguments “ridiculous,” a “stretch” and “close to preposterous." The lawsuit...

Wisconsin Democratic Senate candidate Lasry delays filing

May. 17, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Millionaire Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alex Lasry will not have to report his financial assets until after the Aug. 9 primary, winning a delay to submitting the form that was due Monday. Lasry, who is on leave from his job as an executive with...

Violent death in America stalks ordinary walks of daily life

May. 17, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In far-flung cities, deadly violence ripped apart the most typical of American spring weekends, driven by rage or madness, the bloodiest by suspected racist hate. The crime scenes represented a cross-section of ordinariness — a grocery store in upstate New York,...

Peralta dominates for 7 innings, Brewers 2-hit Braves 1-0

May. 16, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Freddy Peralta dominated over seven innings, Hunter Renfroe scored on a wild pitch and the Milwaukee Brewers two-hit the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Monday night. Peralta (3-1) gave up two hits and a walk while striking out 10 and retiring his final 11 batters. It was the...