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Funeral set for Milwaukee officer, hit by driver in 2017

Sep. 20, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been made for a Milwaukee police officer who died years after he was intentionally hit by a motorist. Officer Mark Lentz was attempting to stop a speeding motorist Aug. 3, 2017, when he was intentionally hit by a driver. Police say Lentz began to show signs of...

Hundreds gather at state Capitol to demand climate action

Sep. 20, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of people are gathering at the state Capitol in Madison to demand action on climate change. The protest was part of the "Global Climate Strike" demonstrations around the world Friday. Protesters marched through downtown Madison streets before gathering on the Capitol steps....

Wisconsin lawmakers introduce medical marijuana bill

Sep. 20, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of lawmakers launched another push Friday to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin, introducing a bill that would allow patients to use the drug if they register with the state and create a licensing system for growers. Thirty-three states, including neighboring Michigan,...

Correction: Election 2020-Democrats story

Sep. 20, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a story Sept. 20 about Democratic political strategies, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Amy Klobuchar was touring Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. She was also touring Michigan. A corrected version of the story is below: Democrats shift 2020 strategies as Iowa draws...

Milwaukee zoo visitors get first glimpse of red panda cub

Sep. 20, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The public is getting its first glimpse of new red panda cub at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Kiki made her first public appearance Friday. She was born in June to father Dash and mother Dr. Erin Curry, who was named after a Cincinnati Zoo reproductive physiologist. The pair had their first...

Motorist killed in crossfire of Milwaukee gun fight

Sep. 20, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A mother driving with her two young children was killed when she was struck by a bullet during a gun fight in Milwaukee Thursday, police said. Two people on opposite sides of a north side street were shooting at each other at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday — while it was still light out...

Wisconsin legislators push in-state tuition for tribes

Sep. 20, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of lawmakers is introducing a bill that would allow American Indians from anywhere in the United States to pay resident tuition at University of Wisconsin System schools. The bill's chief sponsors, Democratic state Rep. Nick Milroy, Republican Rep. Jeff Mursau and Democratic...

AFP targets Democratic legislators in 2020 races

Sep. 20, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservative group Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin is setting its sights on three Democratic legislators in 2020. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the group is going after Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, Rep. Robyn Vining and Sen. Patty Schachtner. Shilling won...

40 years in prison for drug debt homicide

Sep. 20, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a Green Bay area woman in 2016 because of her boyfriend's drug debt has been given a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. Forty-seven-year-old Anthony Kitchenakow was sentenced in Brown County Circuit Court Thursday for first-degree reckless homicide in...

Analysis: Week 4: ND, Georgia meet with playoff implications

Sep. 20, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

There haven't been many tests so far for the teams atop the AP Top 25. For at least two of them, that should soon change. No. 7 Notre Dame visits No. 3 Georgia on Saturday in the first game of the season to match teams ranked this highly. The top seven teams in this week's poll are a combined 20-0 with an average...