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LGBTQ Christians in Wisconsin look for a faith home

Sep. 16, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Craig Dull was studying to be a Lutheran minister when he came out during his junior year of college. It wasn't planned. At the time, he said, he believed he could somehow pray away his innermost feelings. Maybe if he prayed hard enough, he thought, God would intervene and make him...

Shooting kills 1 teen, injures another in Milwaukee

Sep. 15, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say a weekend shooting has killed a teenager and injured a young man. Police say the victims were passengers in a car when shots were fired into the car. The driver of that car then drove to a hospital. Authorities say a 16-year-old boy who was shot was pronounced dead on...

Onalaska man fatally stabbed in West Allis fight

Sep. 15, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — Police in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis say a 33-year-old man was fatally stabbed in a fight. Officers were called about the stabbing just before 2 a.m. Sunday. Despite lifesaving efforts by police and firefighters, the man died. Investigators say a fight between two groups led...

Former janitor sentenced for school shooting

Sep. 14, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The former janitor of a Milwaukee school whose gun discharged and grazed a student has been sentenced to the four days he's already spent in jail. The Journal Sentinel reports 60-year-old Heriberto Martin pleaded guilty Friday to possessing a firearm on school grounds. Martin also may not...

New York and Milwaukee vary in approach to juvenile justice

Sep. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The walk from a subway station in Brooklyn, New York, to a secure facility for kids in the criminal justice system takes all of five minutes. The route passes by a laundromat, a Chinese takeout restaurant, a bodega with fresh flowers on the sidewalk and a college preparatory high school....

Republicans say congressional races will boost 2020 turnout

Sep. 12, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The sons of former Republican rivals Scott Walker and Mark Neumann are considering entering what could be a crowded race for a Wisconsin congressional seat that the state GOP chairman predicted Thursday will boost turnout and help President Donald Trump's reelection efforts. Matt...

Sons of former GOP rivals Walker, Neumann eyeing Congress

Sep. 12, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The sons of two former Republican rivals are considering running for the same Wisconsin congressional seat. Matt Neumann and Matt Walker are among those eyeing a potential run for the 5th Congressional District, which covers the conservative northern and western Milwaukee suburbs. Matt...

Potency of Wisconsin THC cartridges may be higher than claim

Sep. 11, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin authorities say an operation that manufactured thousands of vaping cartridges may have been packing them with far more THC oil than the packaging claimed. The revelation Wednesday from the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office underscores warnings that people who buy vaping products on...

Mother charged with neglect after 42-pound teen son dies

Sep. 10, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee mother is facing child neglect charges following the death of her 42-pound (19.05-kilogram) teenage son. Hector J. Pizarro, 16, died Sept. 4 at a Milwaukee medical clinic where his mother, Iraida M. Pizarro-Osorio, had taken him after he became unresponsive, according to a...

Tiffany edges closer to run for Congress, 2 others bow out

Sep. 9, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The jostling for a pair of open congressional seats in Wisconsin stepped up pace on Monday, with one Republican state senator indicating that he's poised to enter the race in northern Wisconsin, and two others saying they won't run. Also, the 25-year-old son of former Gov. Scott Walker...