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2 children found dead had 'intentionally inflicted injuries'

Feb. 18, 2020 5:16 PM EST

KAUKAUNA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a young girl and boy found dead in a Kaukauna duplex had “intentionally inflected injuries.” Police found the bodies of 3-year-old Danielle Beyer and 5-year-old William Beyer in the upper level of the duplex around 7 a.m. Monday. Kaukauna Police Chief...

This combination of Nov. 19, 2019 photos shows Marquette University Law Professor Ed Fallone, left, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Jill Karofsky, center, and Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly, during a candidate's forum for a seat on the state Supreme Court. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 voters will narrow the field from three to two for the general election in April. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Primary voters to narrow Supreme Court, 7th District fields

Feb. 18, 2020 5:06 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters will winnow the field of candidates for state Supreme Court and an open congressional seat representing northern Wisconsin in primaries Tuesday. The Supreme Court primary pits incumbent conservative Justice Dan Kelly against liberal challengers Jill Karofsky and Ed Fallone. The...

Wisconsin Assembly targets prescription drug prices

Feb. 18, 2020 4:32 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bipartisan measure designed to lower the cost of prescription drugs and ensure there's access to needed medicine in Wisconsin cleared the state Assembly on Tuesday, with lawmakers saying they hope it's just the beginning of efforts to address rising prices. The measure is part of a...

Arzel J. Ivery is seen in an undated photo provided by the Shelby County, Tenn., Sheriff's Office. Ivery, boyfriend of Amarah Banks, is charged in Milwaukee County, Wis., Ivery is charged with three counts of first-degree homicide. The bodies of Amarah Banks, 5-year-old Zaniya Ivery and 4-year-old Camaria Banks were discovered Sunday. Feb. 16, 2020. Autopsies are planned Monday on the bodies of Banks and her two young daughters that were found in a Milwaukee garage more than a week after they were reported missing.  (Shelby County, Tenn.  Sheriff's Office via AP)

Charge: Man strangled girlfriend, 2 girls, burned bodies

Feb. 18, 2020 4:15 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man strangled his girlfriend then killed her two young daughters, kissing the girls and telling them their mother wanted them to be in heaven with her, prosecutors said Tuesday. Arzel Ivery, 25, was charged in Milwaukee County with three counts of first-degree intentional...

Wisconsin voting website appears to be working again

Feb. 18, 2020 4:01 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary election in Wisconsin (all times local): 2:55 p.m. A website voters in Wisconsin can use to find out where to vote appears back in business after not working earlier during Tuesday's primary election. The Wisconsin Elections Commission on Tuesday morning...

Wisconsin tribal leader calls for action on opioids

Feb. 18, 2020 2:38 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The leader of the Forest County Potawatomi Community on Tuesday urged Wisconsin policy makers to work together to fight the scourge of opioid abuse that he said was hitting the state's native populations hard. Forest County Potawatomi Chairman Ned Daniels Jr., used the annual State of...

Wisconsin Assembly considering constitutional convention

Feb. 18, 2020 2:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a proposal to call a convention of the states to consider making changes to the U.S. Constitution, including imposing term limits on federal offices. Wisconsin would become the 16th state to pass such a resolution should it clear...

Wisconsin Assembly to vote on bills fighting water pollution

Feb. 18, 2020 2:11 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bipartisan, $10 million package of more than a dozen bills designed to combat groundwater contamination in Wisconsin is slated for approval in the state Assembly on Tuesday. Democrats generally support the plan, but argue Republicans aren’t doing enough to stop the groundwater...

Parents sue Madison schools over transgender policy

Feb. 18, 2020 1:29 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of parents filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the Madison school district's transgender policy is unconstitutional because it prohibits teachers and staff from informing parents that their children want to switch sexes. Conservative law firm Wisconsin Institute for Law and...

In this Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, photo, Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin removes a Torah scroll from the ark, a cabinet that houses scrolls of the Hebrew Bible, while preparing for Shabbat morning service at Temple Sinai in Oakland, Calif. In September 2017, on the first day of Rosh Hoshana, the Jewish new year, a security guard found an anti-Semitic message scrawled on an outdoor wall of Temple Sinai. “Since 2017, the congregation has been looking to try to feel safe,” she said. “It’s another layer that we always have to be conscious of.” (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Stresses multiply for many US clergy: 'We need help too'

Feb. 18, 2020 10:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Laurie is among America’s most successful clergymen -- senior pastor at a California megachurch, prolific author, host of a global radio program. Yet after a youthful colleague’s suicide, his view of his vocation is unsparing. “Pastors are people, just like...