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Wisconsin man pleads guilty to vandalizing synagogue

Aug. 13, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to vandalizing a synagogue last year as part of a neo-Nazi plot, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Yousef Barasneh, 22, of Oak Creek, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal civil rights charge, U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger of the Eastern District of...

FILE - Then-Brown County Supervisor Staush Gruszynski speaks May 17, 2017 at a Brown County Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall in Green Bay, Wis. The state Assembly's chief clerk has released records that show a legislative aide accused Gruszynski of trying to coax her into having sex with him last year. (Adam Wesley/The Green Bay Press-Gazette via AP, File)

Records: Staffer accused lawmaker of drunken proposition

Aug. 13, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly's chief clerk released records of a legislative aide's sexual harassment complaint against a freshman Democratic lawmaker, months after news organizations sued to gain access to them. The heavily redacted documents include a complaint from a staffer who said Rep....

Evers expects Trump to wear mask during visit next week

Aug. 13, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday that he expects President Donald Trump and his entourage to wear masks indoors and social distance when Trump visits Oshkosh for a rally next week. Evers, a Democrat, issued a statewide mask mandate in July to combat rising coronavirus...

Frank Sensabaugh, also known as Frank Nitty, who is the leader of Black Lives Matter group, is released from the jail, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. He was marching from Milwaukee, Wis., to Washington, D.C., when he was arrested along with two other group leaders on same day near Warsaw, Indiana. (AP Photo/Times Union- Amanda Bridgman)

3 Milwaukee residents headed to DC event arrested in Indiana

Aug. 13, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — Three men who are members of a Milwaukee group that's marching to the nation's capital for a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington were arrested in northern Indiana after police said they were blocking traffic on a highway. Frank David Sensabaugh, 30, Eric...

Double homicide case in Brown County moves to sanity phase

Aug. 13, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The trial for a Green Bay area man found guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend and her mother is moving to the next phase in which jurors will determine if he should be held responsible due to mental illness. A jury in Brown County found 30-year-old Jacob Cayer guilty Wednesday...

FILE - In this March 8, 2018 file photo, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales poses at the Milwaukee Police Administration in Milwaukee. Milwaukee's former police chief, who was demoted to captain in part for using tear gas against protesters demonstrating over George Floyd’s death, has chosen to retire instead of staying with the department. The city's Fire and Police Commission voted unanimously last week to demote Morales. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

Demoted Milwaukee police chief to retire, defends record

Aug. 13, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's former police chief, who was demoted to captain in part for using tear gas against protesters demonstrating over George Floyd’s death, has chosen to retire instead of staying with the department. The city's Fire and Police Commission voted unanimously last week to demote...

Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario, Byron Buxton and Jake Cave celebrate after a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Twins won 12-2. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Twins rout Brewers, 12-2, behind Kenta Maeda

Aug. 12, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Byron Buxton hit two solo home runs and Miguel Sanó added another as the Minnesota Twins jumped to an early lead and routed the Milwaukee Brewers 12-2 on Wednesday night. The victory gave the AL Central-leading Twins a 2-1 series win over the Brewers, who dropped to 2-6 at home....

Shyelle Smith, with community organization Black Umbrella Global, pauses during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, at Penn Park in Madison, Wis. Smith said an 11-year-old girl critically injured Tuesday

Grandmother: Girl shot in Madison going off life support

Aug. 12, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The grandmother of an 11-year-old girl shot in Madison said Wednesday the girl will be taken off life support. Loren Gomez told reporters that her granddaughter will go off life support Thursday morning. The shooting happened Tuesday on Madison’s East Side, the Wisconsin State...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo is University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank, at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery on the UW-Madison campus, in Madison, Wis. Chancellor Blank delivered a sobering message Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, about the state's flagship campus as the fall semester looms, saying

UW-Madison Chancellor: 'We're in a real financial crisis'

Aug. 12, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank delivered a sobering message Wednesday about the state's flagship campus as the fall semester looms, saying "we're in a real financial crisis” due to the coronavirus pandemic. How bad the crisis will be depends on several...

Acting Milwaukee Police Chief Michael Brunson, left, talks as Mayor Tom Barrett looks on during a press conference announcing a new Milwaukee Police Department-led initiative to improve police-community relations,  at the Community Warehouse, in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. While voters physically headed to the polls for Tuesday's primary election, many chose to vote absentee due to the Covid pandemic. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

New Milwaukee chief launches police community effort

Aug. 12, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee’s new acting police chief has launched an effort to help rebuild trust with the community. Acting Chief Michael Brunson Sr. on Wednesday introduced the “ReWaukee Project,” a new initiative aimed at improving police-community relations. The project will host...