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Child helps Brown put new spin on 'Let's go, Brandon' chant

Jul. 02, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Brandon Brown wanted a way to change the narrative behind the “Let’s go, Brandon” message after his first career NASCAR victory inadvertently fostered a chant that has been used to insult President Joe Biden. Brown found that new message thanks to...

Cruz gets 12th RBI in 13 games, Bucs top Brewers 7-4

Jul. 02, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Oneil Cruz collected his 12th RBI in 13 games this season to help Pittsburgh Pirates bounce back from a blowout loss with a 7-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. The 23-year-old prospect put the Pirates up 4-1 with two outs in the fourth on a...

Wisconsin reports first confirmed case of monkeypox

Jul. 02, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Health officials in Wisconsin say the state now has its first confirmed case of monkeypox. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said Friday that a resident in Dane County is in isolation. The department said the risk of infection remains low for the...

Elliott wins pole as he tries to defend Road America title

Jul. 02, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Chase Elliott won the pole at Road America and will lead the field to green Sunday as he attempts to defend his win on the Wisconsin road course. NASCAR’s most popular driver is coming off a win last weekend at Nashville and put himself in position to...

Boy, 3, dies in accidental shooting at Milwaukee home

Jul. 02, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

MILWAUKE (AP) — A 3-year-old Milwaukee boy died after finding a gun and accidentally shooting himself. Officers were called at 4:40 a.m. Friday to a home and found Akai W. Stilo with wounds. He died later at a hospital. A 28-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Wisconsin's conservative high court hands GOP another weapon

Jun. 30, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's conservative-controlled Supreme Court handed Republicans their newest weapon to weaken any Democratic governors in the battleground state, ruling this week that political appointees don't have to leave their posts until the Senate confirms their successor. ...

Wisconsin court bats down challenge to Kohler golf course

Jun. 30, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservatives on the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a conservation group couldn't challenge an agency's decision to sell state park land for the construction of a high-end golf course along the shores of Lake Michigan. Opponents said the ruling...

Court backs arrest by officers responding to ShotSpotter

Jun. 30, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of a Milwaukee man who was arrested by officers responding to a report from gunshot location technology, ruling that the officers had reasonable suspicion to stop him beyond just the gunshot technology. ...

No parole possible for Tomah man who fatally beat toddler

Jun. 30, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — A Tomah man has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for the beating death of a 3-year-old child. In handing down the sentence Wednesday, a judge in Monroe County decided Marcus Anderson, 37, will never be eligible for parole in the death of...