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Much of northwestern Wisconsin under red flag fire warning

Jun. 19, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The National Weather Service has placed much of northwestern Wisconsin under a red flag fire warning due to very low humidity and gusty winds. Wisconsin Public Radio reports the red flag warning has been issued for St. Croix, Polk, Burnett, Barron,...

Nonprofits look to improve Wisconsin homeownership disparity

Jun. 19, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — To Greg Lewis, the home was beautiful. Cozy and inviting, the two-bedroom house in Milwaukee had a finished basement, two and a half car garage, an attached apartment and a yard. He had his eyes set on it for 42 days, only to learn that the...

Grosjean tops first IndyCar practice at Road America

Jun. 18, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Romain Grosjean paced IndyCar's opening practice at Road America and immediately wished he was not at the top of the board. “I don’t like topping free practice,” the Frenchman said after Friday's session. Grosjean...

Evers vetoes bill increasing eligibility for voucher program

Jun. 18, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Friday vetoed a bill that would have opened the door to more children going to private school using a voucher paid for by taxpayers. The bill Evers vetoed would have raised the income eligibility for the voucher program to three...

Governor to examine claims against Eau Claire prosecutor

Jun. 18, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has appointed a commissioner to look into allegations that the Eau Claire County district attorney has behaved inappropriately with employees. The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports Gary King is accused of making inappropriate...

Elderly victim who died unnaturally identified in Rock Co.

Jun. 18, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The Rock County Medical Examiner's Office on Friday released the name of the elderly woman who was found dead this week of what sheriff's officials say was a complex, violent act. Ninety-seven-year-old Kathleen Beggs was found dead in a garage...

Wisconsin high court strikes down incapacitated driver law

Jun. 18, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down a state law Friday that allowed for taking blood samples from suspected drunken drivers who are incapacitated, ruling that it is unconstitutional. The court upheld a state appeals court ruling from...

Time running out to claim $1 million lottery ticket

Jun. 18, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Time is running out for the winner of an unclaimed $1 million lottery ticket purchased in Milwaukee. The Wisconsin lottery says the Megabucks ticket was purchased at Lisbon Express on Jan. 6. An appointment to cash the ticket with state lottery...

Wisconsin marks Juneteenth with ceremony and flag raising

Jun. 18, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin got a jump on its Juneteenth celebrations on Friday by raising a commemorative flag over the state Capitol and holding a ceremony organized by Black lawmakers and attended by Gov. Tony Evers and others. Evers, a Democrat, last year ordered...

Convention circuit of delusion gives forum for election lies

Jun. 18, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (AP) — For a few hours last weekend, thousands of Donald Trump’s supporters came together in a field under the blazing Wisconsin sun to live in an alternate reality where the former president was still in office — or would soon return. Clad in red...