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Northwestern sweeps Wisconsin for first time since '95-96

Feb. 05, 2023 21:24 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Boo Buie scored 13 points, Brooks Barnhizer had a clutch blocked shot in the final minute, and Northwestern defeated Wisconsin 54-52 on Sunday night. The Wildcats swept the season series with Wisconsin for the first time since the 1995-96 season. ...

Man given 16 years for shooting at kids throwing snowballs

Feb. 04, 2023 12:52 PM EST

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man convicted of shooting at a group of children who threw snowballs at his car in 2020 received a 16-year prison sentence on Friday. WITI-TV reports that prosecutors had asked for a 25-year prison sentence after jurors found William Carson...

Biden, Cabinet visiting 20 states after State of the Union

Feb. 03, 2023 19:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and his Cabinet will embark on a post-State of the Union “blitz” to at least 20 states next week to discuss his economic agenda after his Tuesday night address to Congress, the White House announced Friday. Biden is expected to devote much...

Trump campaign staff on 2020 election lies: ‘fan the flame’

Feb. 03, 2023 17:43 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A newly released audio recording offers a behind-the-scenes look at how former President Donald Trump’s campaign team in a pivotal battleground state knew they had been outflanked by Democrats in the 2020 presidential election. But even as they acknowledged defeat, they...

Biden set to visit Madison area after State of the Union

Feb. 03, 2023 17:32 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to visit the Madison area the day after he gives the State of the Union speech. The White House announced Friday that Biden will visit the region on Wednesday. The announcement did not elaborate on Biden’s specific destination....

Bill would clarify bail amendment set for Wisconsin ballot

Feb. 03, 2023 15:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As promised, Wisconsin Republicans have circulated legislation that specifies which crimes would be included in a proposed constitutional amendment to make it harder for violent criminal defendants to go free on bail. The Republican-controlled Legislature...

Wisconsin thwarts Ohio State rally with Hepburn's foul shots

Feb. 02, 2023 22:00 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Connor Essegian scored 17 points, Chucky Hepburn added 15 and Wisconsin held off Ohio State 65-60 on Thursday night for the Buckeyes' third straight loss. Wisconsin led 62-47 with 7:18 remaining before Ohio State scored the next 13 points to get within 62-60....

Don’t like Phil’s forecast? Check out these rodents instead

Feb. 02, 2023 16:42 PM EST

Rodents predicting weather trends. Why? Just as fair a Groundhog Day question, though, is this: Why not? And more importantly, why should Punxsutawney Phil always get to, well, hog the press? The spring-heralding (or spring-delaying) small animal has taken firm root...

Voting experts to guide new Wisconsin poll watcher rules

Feb. 02, 2023 16:15 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A panel of voting experts and political party appointees will help the Wisconsin Election Commission rework its rules for poll watchers ahead of the 2024 presidential race, the commission said Thursday. Poll watchers, called election observers in Wisconsin,...

Wisconsin's largest vote audit finds no machine errors

Feb. 02, 2023 15:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Election Commission unanimously approved on Thursday the results of a hand-count audit of the November election, which found that voting machines worked as intended. Auditors inspected 222,075 ballots — the largest audit in state history — and...