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Severe weather damages trees, buildings in Wisconsin

Jul. 20, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Heavy rain and fierce winds downed trees, damaged buildings and left tens of thousands of people without power in Wisconsin on Saturday as a heat warning remained in effect for parts of the state. Two injuries were reported in Trempealeau County. And We Energies said it could be days...

The Latest: 2 storm-related injuries reported

Jul. 20, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on storms that moved through Wisconsin on Friday and Saturday (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Storms that swept through Wisconsin on Saturday are being blamed for two injuries in Trempealeau County, and authorities are investigating whether the storm was a factor in two deaths. The...

Diamondbacks hit natural cycle in 10-7 win over Brewers

Jul. 20, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks fell into an early hole against a team ahead of them in the NL wild-card standings. Once they cycled through the third inning, the hits kept coming. Christian Walker hit a two-run homer to cap the first natural cycle by consecutive batters in Arizona's history,...

Wisconsin camp reunites incarcerated mothers with their kids

Jul. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bridget Davis eagerly waved one hand in the air and wiped a tear from her eye with the other one as a yellow school bus pulled up in front of Taycheedah Correctional Institution. Her son Lawson was on the bus, and the last time she saw him was more than a year ago, when she dropped him off...

AirVenture marks 50 years in Oshkosh

Jul. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Steve Wittman made a pitch. The airport he ran here had two runways, one that ran east-west and another north-south. Equally important in his 1969 proposal to Paul Poberezny was the land that surrounded the air strips. It would provide ample room to park planes and campers from around...

Republican leader calls for road-funding veto override

Jul. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate on Thursday called for a veto override after Gov. Tony Evers' administration announced a new $75 million transportation grant program that would make funding available for public transit projects like Milwaukee's streetcar. Senate Majority...

Bond set at $250,000 in deadly Milwaukee road rage shooting

Jul. 18, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl in what Milwaukee police say was a road rage shooting is jailed on $250,000 cash bond. Thirty-nine-year-old Antonio Bratcher is accused of firing a gun from his SUV into another vehicle Saturday after nearly colliding with it on Milwaukee's north...

Brewers hang on for 5-4 win over Braves

Jul. 18, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After Christian Yelich helped give the Milwaukee Brewers a big early lead, Josh Hader preserved the win that nearly got away. Hader struck out Ozzie Albies with two outs and the tying run on third in the ninth inning to save the 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. "They put a...

Man charged in road rage killing of girl, 3, in Milwaukee

Jul. 17, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday charged a man suspected of killing a 3-year-old girl in what Milwaukee police say was an act of road rage. Antonio Bratcher is accused of firing a gun from his sport utility vehicle into another vehicle Saturday morning after a collision almost occurred on...

Man accused of killing Racine officer waives preliminary

Jul. 17, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — The Milwaukee man accused of fatally shooting a police officer at a bar in Racine last month has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Twenty-six-year-old Dalquavis Ward appeared in Racine County Circuit Court Wednesday for a hearing that lasted only minutes. Ward is accused of...