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8-year-old fatally shot in Milwaukee identified

Jan. 17, 2022 11:13 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the young girl fatally shot over the weekend in Milwaukee. Police say they are investigating the death of 8-year-old Tiana Huddleston as a homicide. A 47-year-old man is accused of...

Republican plan would lower age to carry concealed weapon

Jan. 17, 2022 08:19 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers are pushing a plan that would lower the minimum age to legally carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin. Currently, a Wisconsin resident needs to be 21 years old before they can apply for a concealed carry permit. The GOP-backed bill...

Professor turns to poetry to help manage medical treatment

Jan. 17, 2022 01:03 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ellen Samuels has spent a lot of hours in loud, cramped MRI machines. She said medical personnel would give her these “little headphones” to play music, but the sound of banging metal coils and vibrating electrical pulses all but muted that music. ...

As NBA prepares to celebrate King, Robertson also remembers

Jan. 16, 2022 21:01 PM EST

Officially, NBA players began participating in games that were scheduled to celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1986 when the federal holiday commemorating the civil-rights leader was observed for the first time. Oscar Robertson knows the tradition dates...

Vikings interview Packers' Hackett, Titans' Ossenfort

Jan. 16, 2022 20:47 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings interviewed Green Bay offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett for head coach and Tennessee director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort for general manager on Sunday. The team confirmed the completion of the interviews, with both the...

Police investigating Milwaukee girl's death as homicide

Jan. 16, 2022 14:31 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say they are investigating the Saturday afternoon shooting death of an 8-year-old girl as a homicide. A 47-year-old man is accused of handling a firearm that discharged and struck the girl, who died at a nearby hospital. Evidence...

Proposed Fargo-Moorhead science museum gets $1 million gift

Jan. 16, 2022 12:48 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A proposed science museum in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area has received a $1 million donation from a local business leader. Officials with the Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum say the gift from John Ballantyne will help with facility planning and...

Ice warning issue after 2 men rescued in bay of Green Bay

Jan. 16, 2022 11:27 AM EST

GARDNER, Wis. (AP) — Authorities issued ice safety warnings Saturday after two people went through the ice in the bay of Green Bay, a week after nearly three-dozen people were rescued from a floating chunk of ice that broke away from shore. The latest incident happened when two men...

Pascal Siakam has triple-double, Raptors beat Bucks 103-96

Jan. 15, 2022 22:11 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pascal Siakam had 30 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his second career triple-double and the Toronto Raptors overcame an early 15-point deficit to beat the cold-shooting Milwaukee Bucks 103-96 on Saturday night. “I just try to come out every night with...

Milwaukee shoots 62% in 89-54 thumping over IUPUI

Jan. 15, 2022 21:14 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Deandre Gholston scored 21 points and reserve Tafari Simms scored 19 on 7-for-9 shooting and Milwaukee clobbered IUPUI 89-54 on Saturday. The Panthers (6-12, 4-5 Horizon League) shot 62.3% (33 for 53) which is the seventh-highest, single-game percentage in program...