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Finance panel pushes GOP tax cuts to full Senate, Assembly

Feb. 17, 2020 7:36 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers began a last-minute drive to pass their $250 million income tax cut plan Monday, pushing the bill through the Legislature's finance committee and setting up floor votes in the Senate and Assembly this week. The measure is moving with breathtaking speed as the GOP...

Search continues for missing Milwaukee university student

Feb. 17, 2020 6:37 PM EST

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Police at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee said Monday they are still searching for a freshman who has been missing since early Friday. Sean Baek was last seen departing the Cambridge Commons residence hall. Police said they are searching the neighborhood and along the nearby...

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., with felony aggravated battery, online court records show. 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 had recently battered woman who was found slain

Feb. 17, 2020 4:57 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A woman who was found slain in a Milwaukee garage along with her two daughters had been beaten up by her boyfriend the day before she was reported missing — and just hours after the funeral of the couple's young son, according to a criminal complaint. The bodies of 26-year-old...

Deaths of two investigated in Kaukauna

Feb. 17, 2020 11:19 AM EST

KAUKAUNA, Wis. (AP) — Police are investigating the deaths of two people in a Kaukauna home Monday. Police Chief Jamie Graff says officers were called to the home shortly after 7 a.m. He says they found the bodies of the two with “suspicious injuries.” WBAY-TV reports Graff says the public...

Bullet penetrates Marquette dorm window

Feb. 17, 2020 6:52 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police are investigating after a bullet penetrated a window of a dormitory on the Marquette University campus. Authorities say the bullet came from an exchange of gunfire between two cars outside Wells St. Hall Sunday night. No one was injured. Officials say the bullet hit an eighth...

Student, staff work on changing calorie counting activity

Feb. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In November, Memorial High School sophomore Jake Zarov found two of the units in his health class were “kind of problematic.” One had students counting their calories every day and the other was a measurement of body mass index. The first functioned as “a...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 photo, community members attend a monthly supper in the gym at Endeavor Elementary School in Endeavor, Wis. The intent of the gatherings on the last Wednesday of each month is about civility, community and togetherness. And, for the past six years, organizers of what is billed as the Sharing Supper believe their efforts have gone a long way in making this Marquette County village just north of Portage a better place to live. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Free meal connects community, promotes civility in Endeavor

Feb. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EST

ENDEAVOR, Wis. (AP) — The draw can be spaghetti, brats, chicken-and-dumplings soup, ham and scalloped potatoes. On this night it was 200 Salisbury steaks, 60 pounds of mashed potatoes, “a big ole pot” of gravy, 13 pounds of corn and dozens of dinner rolls with cake for dessert. Young and old...

Walker appointee, judge, prof face off in high court primary

Feb. 16, 2020 6:02 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters will choose between a Republican appointee, a Madison judge and a law professor as they winnow down the candidates for a state Supreme Court seat in a primary Tuesday. Conservative Justice Dan Kelly will face off against liberal-leaning Jill Karofsky and Ed Fallone....

No. 17 Iowa women run home streak to 34, top Badgers 97-71

Feb. 16, 2020 5:38 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Kathleen Doyle scored 22 points and No. 17 Iowa ran its winning streak at home to 34 with a 97-71 win over Wisconsin on Sunday. McKenna Warnock added 20 points and Monika Czinano 19 on a combined 14-of-19 shooting for the Hawkeyes (21-5, 12-3 Big Ten Conference), who won the first...

Milwaukee officials investigating homicides of 3 people

Feb. 16, 2020 3:51 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police are investigating the apparent homicides of a mother and two daughters whose bodies were discovered Sunday in a garage. The victims were identified as Amarah Banks, 26; Zaniya Ivery, 5; and Camaria Banks, 4. A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with the case and...