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Wisconsin girl with inspirational love of dogs dies at age 8

Nov. 18, 2019 7:59 AM EST

HARTLAND, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin girl with an inoperable brain tumor who received tens of thousands of pictures of her favorite animal from strangers has died at age 8. Emma Mertens loved dogs. So, after she was diagnosed in January family and friends sent photos of their dogs to the Hartland girl. And...

Badgers use balanced attack to defeat rival Marquette 77-61

Nov. 17, 2019 4:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft had an “aggressive” conversation with Brevin Pritzl on Saturday to get the senior guard fired up for Sunday’s game against in-state rival Marquette. It worked. Pritzl had 15 points and 13 rebounds off the bench, and each of...

Federal charges link New Jersey man to synagogue vandalism

Nov. 17, 2019 2:40 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man faces allegations he conspired to carry out spray paint vandalism attacks two months ago against synagogues in Michigan and Wisconsin. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported 18-year-old Richard Tobin allegedly recruited people on a neo-Nazi social network. Court records...

Census counting of prisoners becomes partisan battleground

Nov. 17, 2019 10:29 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When the U.S. Census Bureau counts residents of Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods next year, a significant portion of their population will be missing: prisoners. For these predominantly black areas, with incarceration rates among the highest in the nation, the...

Taylor over 200 again in No. 15 Badgers’ 37-21 win over Neb

Nov. 16, 2019 6:17 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska always brings out the best in Jonathan Taylor. The Wisconsin star ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns in the No. 15 Badgers’ 37-21 win on Saturday in a performance that further etched his name into the record books. Taylor became the first Football Bowl Subdivision...

Taylor over 200 again in No. 15 Badgers’ 37-21 win over Neb

Nov. 16, 2019 3:11 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Aaron Cruickshank ran back a kickoff 89 yards for a score, and No. 15 Wisconsin beat Nebraska 37-21 on Saturday. Taylor became the first Football Bowl Subdivision player since at least 2000 to run for 200 yards three times against...

Lucas carries Milwaukee over Kansas City 61-52

Nov. 15, 2019 11:15 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Te'Jon Lucas tallied 15 points and 10 assists to carry Milwaukee to a 61-52 win over Kansas City on Friday night. Lucas shot 8 of 10 from the floor and made all six of his free throws, but also committed seven turnovers. Josh Thomas had 14 points and six rebounds for Milwaukee (3-1). Wil...

Whooping cranes return to Alabama national wildlife refuge

Nov. 15, 2019 5:52 PM EST

Some migratory whooping cranes from Wisconsin are back at a national wildlife refuge in Alabama. For the second year in a row, a wild-hatched crane known as W7-17 was the first to arrive on the 670-mile (1,080-kilometer) flight southward to the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, the International Crane...

NBA teams enhancing fan experience with high-tech replays

Nov. 15, 2019 11:43 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — NBA fans will soon be able to look up at the big videoboard above the court and get a different look at that deep Trae Young 3-pointer early in the first quarter. Or see a different perspective of that monstrous Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk. In a reversal of roles, NBA teams are bringing the...

Doctor to examine competency of man accused in acid attack

Nov. 15, 2019 10:59 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 61-year-old man accused of throwing acid on a Latino man’s face during a racist attack will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine whether he can assist in his criminal defense. Clifton Blackwell’s lawyer asked for the evaluation during a Friday hearing in Milwaukee....