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Antetokounmpo scores 27 on 27th birthday, Bucks win 112-104

Dec. 06, 2021 23:47 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo came back from a two-game absence and scored 27 points on his 27th birthday to help the Milwaukee Bucks defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-104 on Monday night. The two-time MVP made all three of his 3-point attempts and also had 12 rebounds in...

Antetokounmpo back in Bucks' lineup for his 27th birthday

Dec. 06, 2021 19:57 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is celebrating his 27th birthday by returning to the Milwaukee Bucks’ lineup after a two-game absence. The two-time MVP is listed among the Bucks’ five starters for their game Monday night with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Antetokounmpo had...

Packers hopeful about injured players entering stretch run

Dec. 06, 2021 16:24 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur says there’s a possibility three of his injured Pro Bowl players from last season could return to practice this week. The Packers have been playing without 2020 All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) as well as...

Evers signs bills to improve sexual assault kit process

Dec. 06, 2021 15:18 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Monday signed bipartisan bills establishing a first-ever process for collecting and tracking sexual assault evidence kits, proposals that stalled for years over partisan bickering despite widespread support among law enforcement agencies, victims' advocates...

Bears assessing QB Justin Fields' ability to face Green Bay

Dec. 06, 2021 15:14 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears showed Sunday they struggle trying to beat good teams with veteran Andy Dalton at quarterback. The attention turns now to getting rookie quarterback Justin Fields available and healthy enough to face the Green Bay Packers for a second time...

Wisconsin Republicans urge removal of DA over parade deaths

Dec. 06, 2021 14:27 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than a dozen Republican Wisconsin state lawmakers on Monday called on Democratic. Gov. Tony Evers to remove Milwaukee County’s top prosecutor because his office recommended $1,000 bail for a man before he allegedly drove his vehicle through a Christmas parade, killing...

Wintry weather causes dangerous travel in some states

Dec. 06, 2021 10:56 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A strong storm that created blizzard-like conditions in several Upper Midwest states left behind more than a foot of snow in some places, closed an interstate and dozens of schools and contributed to numerous accidents, including one that was fatal. High winds...

Mushrooms being tested for cleaning up contaminated soil

Dec. 06, 2021 01:19 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In the garage of a vacant farmhouse at the Marathon County landfill, mushrooms are growing in contaminated soil. The soil was the site of an oil spill in the Fox Valley. Plants won’t grow on it. It’s not safe to leave it. In fact, there’s not...

La Crosse seeks to make homeless population a 'top priority'

Dec. 06, 2021 01:12 AM EST

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — In what officials called a “historic” meeting between city of La Crosse and La Crosse County leaders, the two groups outlined their goal to purchase a downtown building as a long-term action against homelessness. Using federal COVID relief,...

Trump-tied group pushing for voting changes in Wisconsin

Dec. 06, 2021 00:18 AM EST

MADISON, Wisc. (AP) — A group formed to support former President Donald Trump's agenda is working with Wisconsin Republicans on a ballot measure that would bypass the state's Democratic governor to change how elections are run in the battleground state. The effort...