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Wisconsin man accused of fatal shooting arrested in Iowa

Jan. 19, 2022 13:42 PM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of killing his girlfriend and trying to kill his teenage daughter in a double shooting in Milwaukee has been arrested following an hourslong standoff in northeastern Iowa. Simone Hughes, 47, of Milwaukee, was arrested Wednesday morning...

Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs competing redistricting maps

Jan. 19, 2022 13:42 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court justices on Wednesday weighed which map they should order enacted to set political boundaries for the next decade in the battleground state, with competing partisan interests arguing why theirs was the best option. The daylong hearing...

Vice President Harris plans Milwaukee visit next week

Jan. 19, 2022 13:17 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris plans to visit Milwaukee on Monday, which would be her second trip to Wisconsin since taking office a year ago. The White House said Wednesday that Harris will be joined by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael...

Democratic Senate candidate files election lawsuits

Jan. 19, 2022 12:49 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate filed two lawsuits Tuesday alleged that Wisconsin election officials aren’t keeping all ballots secret and are not properly vetting voting machines. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday that candidate Peter...

DOT eases test requirements for potential school bus drivers

Jan. 19, 2022 12:36 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will temporarily ease the requirements for becoming a school bus driver in an attempt to get more people behind the wheel and help school districts strained by a shortage of drivers. The DOT is waiving the portion of...

Legislators OK new contract for state troopers

Jan. 19, 2022 10:44 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A legislative committee signed off Wednesday on a new two-year contract for Wisconsin's state troopers. The deal covers the biennium that ended June 30. The contract calls for a 2% across-the-board wage increase in each year, with lump sump payments equal to 2%...

Group delivers whistleblower documents on clergy abuse

Jan. 19, 2022 08:42 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An advocacy group working to end clergy abuse in Wisconsin has delivered thousands of documents from Wisconsin's five Catholic dioceses to the state attorney general, documents it says show a systemic coverup of abuse. The documents were provided to Nate's...

3 dead, others injured in Wisconsin apartment building blaze

Jan. 19, 2022 06:13 AM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Three people have died as a result of a fire at a senior apartment building in southeastern Wisconsin that also injured several others, officials said. Kenosha Fire Chief Christopher Bigley said in a statement Tuesday the entire building was filled with smoke...

49ers, Packers set for record-tying 9th playoff meeting

Jan. 19, 2022 01:30 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers memorably vowed after his 2005 draft day snub that the San Francisco 49ers would be more disappointed for passing him up at No. 1 than he would be at sliding to No. 24. While that proclamation has been true for most of the past decade-plus,...

Davis scores 27 as No. 8 Wisconsin holds off Northwestern

Jan. 19, 2022 00:27 AM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Johnny Davis is getting used to all the attention. All the pushing, grabbing and bumping by opponents. He just keeps rolling along. Davis scored 27 points, and No. 8 Wisconsin beat Northwestern 82-76 on Tuesday night for its seventh straight...