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Man accused of choking woman, purposely causing crash

Feb. 25, 2020 9:20 AM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a man who was kicked out of a Milwaukee casino for being drunk tried to strangle his girlfriend as she drove on Interstate 94 and then purposely caused a crash. Hector Slawson, 50, of Waukegan, was charged Monday with first-degree recklessly endangering safety,...

Milwaukee police fatally shoot suspect

Feb. 24, 2020 5:55 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police say Milwaukee officers shot and killed a man on the city's south side. Police responded to a call about shots fired about 1 a.m. Monday and learned there was a suspect on the scene with a gun, according to officials. The suspect tried to run away and ignored the officers'...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, Sen. Luther Olsen, R-Ripon speaks during a news conference in the at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis. The longtime Republican state lawmaker said Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 that will not seek re-election. He announced Monday that he will step down after serving 16 years in the Senate. (M.P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Longtime Wisconsin lawmaker Olsen announces retirement

Feb. 24, 2020 4:58 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Longtime Republican state lawmaker Luther Olsen, one of a shrinking number of moderates in the Republican majority who survived a 2011 recall attempt and served as head of the Senate's Education Committee, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election. Olsen, who turns 69 on...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after making a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 119-98. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Bucks first to clinch playoff spot — after just 56 games

Feb. 24, 2020 12:57 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have a spot in the postseason, only a week after the All-Star Game. The Bucks became the first team in the NBA to clinch a berth Sunday after Washington lost to Chicago. The Wizards are in ninth place in an Eastern Conference that the Bucks have been running away with...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Antetokounmpo's 31 points lead Bucks past 76ers, 119-98

Feb. 23, 2020 12:28 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks turned a tight game with the Philadelphia 76ers into a mismatch immediately in the second half, led by the reigning league MVP. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 17 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 25 points and the Bucks beat the 76ers 119-98 on Saturday night...

Man accused in hospital ramp killing ruled competent

Feb. 22, 2020 12:06 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A judge has ruled the man charged with fatally beating a nurse practitioner in a Milwaukee hospital parking ramp may go forward with his insanity defense. Kenneth Freeman, 28, is accused of killing 33-year-old Carlie Beaudin after following her into the parking ramp at Froedtert Hospital...

Bond set at $750,000 for man accused of killing woman, girls

Feb. 21, 2020 1:17 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A $750,000 cash bond was set Friday for a Milwaukee man accused of strangling his girlfriend and her two young daughters. Arzel Ivery is charged in the deaths of 26-year-old Amarah Banks, 5-year-old Zaniya Ivery and 4-year-old Camaria Banks. Their burned bodies were found Sunday in a...

One dead, another wounded in Milwaukee gas station shooting

Feb. 21, 2020 9:12 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A shooting at a Milwaukee gas station has left one man dead and another wounded. The two men were shot inside of a car parked at the gas pumps at Express Gas on the city's west side about 1:30 a.m. Friday, according to police. A male suspect got into the back seat of the vehicle, shot and...

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos speaks to reporters in the Assembly chamber ahead of their final day in session Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Madison, Wis. Vos says he hopes Democratic Gov. Tony Evers will sign into law a GOP income tax cut proposal passing the Legislature on Thursday. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

Assembly GOP limits area with 4 a.m. convention bar time

Feb. 21, 2020 1:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly walked back a bill Thursday that would have allowed bars across Wisconsin to stay open later during the Democratic National Convention this summer, tweaking the proposal to allow extended hours only for taverns in the southeastern corner of the state before passing...

Business owner sentenced for slayings of 2 employees

Feb. 20, 2020 9:40 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former Franklin business owner was sentenced Thursday to 72 years in prison for killing his two employees and burning their bodies in a fire pit. Matthew Neumann, 44, maintained his innocence at his sentencing, drawing gasps in the courtroom as he denied responsibility for the deaths of...