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Teens broke into a Wisconsin luxury dealership and drove off with 9 cars worth $583,000, police say

Feb. 23, 2024 19:32 PM EST

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A group of teenagers believed to be from the Chicago area broke into a luxury car dealership in Wisconsin and drove off with nine vehicles worth more than a half-million dollars, police said. Sunday's heist at a Jaguar-Land Rover dealership in Waukesha was...

Wisconsin ethics panel recommends felony charges against Trump committee, lawmaker

Feb. 23, 2024 16:52 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Ethics Commission has recommended that state prosecutors file felony charges against a fundraising committee for former President Donald Trump and a Republican state lawmaker related to an effort to unseat Assembly Speaker Robin Vos. The ethics...

Wisconsin Assembly approves increases in out-of-state outdoor license fees to help close deficit

Feb. 22, 2024 17:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly approved a bill Thursday that would raise a variety of hunting, fishing and trapping license fees for out-of-state residents to help shrink a deficit in the state's fish and wildlife account. The Assembly passed the legislation 97-0,...

Assembly OKs bill to suspend doe hunting in northern Wisconsin in attempt to regrow herd

Feb. 22, 2024 17:52 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters in northern Wisconsin would be barred from killing any does for four years under legislation the state Assembly approved Thursday. The Republican-authored measure is designed to help the northern herd replenish itself after an anemic nine-day gun hunt...

Former Black schools leader radio interview brings focus on race issues in Green Bay

Feb. 22, 2024 16:30 PM EST

When an Atlanta radio host referred to the Wisconsin city of Green Bay as “about as lily white as I have ever seen," Claude Tiller Jr. responded: “The lily on top of the lily.” The back and forth was part of a Feb. 6 radio interview that included blunt comments on race that led...

Wisconsin lawmakers OK bill to tackle forever chemicals pollution, but governor isn't on board

Feb. 22, 2024 15:26 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would unlock $125 million to help municipalities and landowners cope with pollution from so-called forever chemicals. But Gov. Tony Evers isn't on board. The Senate passed the Republican-authored...

Planned Parenthood asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to find 1849 abortion law unconstitutional

Feb. 22, 2024 13:39 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn a 174-year-old state law that conservatives have interpreted as an abortion ban. It's the second legal challenge to the statute since the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated Roe v. Wade. ...

Wisconsin Potawatomi leader calls for bipartisanship in State of Tribes speech

Feb. 22, 2024 12:38 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The leader of the Forest County Potawatomi tribe on Thursday called on Wisconsin lawmakers and other state leaders to search for bipartisan solutions to problems including human trafficking and affordable housing. James Crawford, chair of the Potawatomi,...

Wisconsin school district releases tape of Black superintendent's comments that led to resignation

Feb. 21, 2024 20:24 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay school district on Wednesday released the recording of its first Black superintendent's appearance on an Atlanta radio show in which he made blunt comments about race relations, criticized the community and derided one of the district's principals. ...

Exact Sciences: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 21, 2024 19:10 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Exact Sciences Corp. (EXAS) on Wednesday reported a loss of $49.8 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Madison, Wisconsin-based company said it had a loss of 27 cents. The results beat Wall Street...