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Houdini-inspired sculpture reappears in Appleton

Jul. 6, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The “Metamorphosis” sculpture that disappeared from Houdini Plaza a decade ago has reappeared at a plaza along the Fox River at the south end of the Lawe Street bridge. “I’m really pleased with the way this has turned out,” Alex Schultz, executive...

Jury to decide if teen who killed grandparents mentally ill

Jun. 30, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teenager has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his grandparents, but his lawyers will argue at a trial that he shouldn’t be held criminally responsible because he was mentally ill. Alexander Kraus, 18, of Neenah, is charged with two counts of first-degree...

Club Ritz opens to patrons following the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision to strike down Gov. Tony Evers' safer-at-home order amid the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Kaukauna, Wis. (William Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP)

Wisconsin governor warns of 'massive confusion' after ruling

May. 14, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers warned Thursday of “massive confusion” after the state Supreme Court tossed out the Democrat's stay-at-home order and Republicans said they may leave it up to local governments to enact their own rules for combating the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Wisconsin hair salon owner sues over stay-at-home order

May. 13, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The owner of a Christian-based children's hair salon has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Gov. Tony Evers' “safer at home” order that closed nonessential businesses is a violation of free speech and religious rights. The lawsuit filed Tuesday is the third legal...