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Wisconsin man accused of fatal shooting arrested in Iowa

Jan. 19, 2022 13:42 PM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of killing his girlfriend and trying to kill his teenage daughter in a double shooting in Milwaukee has been arrested following an hourslong standoff in northeastern Iowa. Simone Hughes, 47, of Milwaukee, was arrested Wednesday morning...

Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs competing redistricting maps

Jan. 19, 2022 13:42 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court justices on Wednesday weighed which map they should order enacted to set political boundaries for the next decade in the battleground state, with competing partisan interests arguing why theirs was the best option. The daylong hearing...

Vice President Harris plans Milwaukee visit next week

Jan. 19, 2022 13:17 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris plans to visit Milwaukee on Monday, which would be her second trip to Wisconsin since taking office a year ago. The White House said Wednesday that Harris will be joined by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael...

Democratic Senate candidate files election lawsuits

Jan. 19, 2022 12:49 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate filed two lawsuits Tuesday alleged that Wisconsin election officials aren’t keeping all ballots secret and are not properly vetting voting machines. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday that candidate Peter...

Group delivers whistleblower documents on clergy abuse

Jan. 19, 2022 08:42 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An advocacy group working to end clergy abuse in Wisconsin has delivered thousands of documents from Wisconsin's five Catholic dioceses to the state attorney general, documents it says show a systemic coverup of abuse. The documents were provided to Nate's...

Man guilty on all counts in Wisconsin shooting that killed 3

Jan. 18, 2022 20:04 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of killing three people and wounding three others in an April shooting at a bar in Wisconsin was found guilty on all charges Tuesday. The jury came back with the verdict less than two hours, including a break for pizza, after the closing arguments...

3 teens charged in shooting of off-duty Milwaukee detective

Jan. 18, 2022 16:49 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Three teens were charged Tuesday in the shooting of an-duty Milwaukee police detective who intervened during an armed robbery after one of the suspects was unsuccessful in an attempted carjacking. The alleged shooter, Keasean Ellis-Brown, 18, of Milwaukee, is...

Brewers make Henderson bullpen coach, Erickson gets infield

Jan. 18, 2022 11:26 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted Jim Henderson to take over as bullpen coach for the departing Steve Karsay. In other moves, the Brewers moved Matt Erickson to infield and assistant hitting coach and hired Daniel Vega as an assistant strength and conditioning...

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...