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Kenosha police say argument among crowd turns deadly

Sep. 28, 2020 7:07 AM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An argument involved several dozen people turned deadly in Kenosha. About 30 to 40 people were arguing in the parking lot of a local establishment about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to authorities. When police arrived, the people began to leave, then gunshots rang out. Officers found...

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Lawyer says officer thought Blake was trying to kidnap child

Sep. 27, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times last month told investigators he thought Blake was trying to abduct one of his own children and that he opened fire because Blake started turning toward the officer while holding a knife, the officer's lawyer...

Wisconsin tops 2,000 COVID-19 cases for 4th straight day

Sep. 27, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin health officials on Sunday reported 2,217 new cases of the coronavirus, the fourth day in a row the state has confirmed more than 2,000 positive tests. The update showed a positivity rate of 27.6% for the more than 8,000 COVID-19 tests results processed in the last day. A...

FILE - This April 19, 2010 file photo shows U.S. District Judge William Conley at the U.S. Courthouse in Madison, Wis. A federal appeals court on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 temporarily halted a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin's presidential election, a momentary victory for Republicans and President Donald Trump in the key presidential battleground state. U.S. District Judge William Conley ruled Sept. 21 that ballots that arrive up to six days after Election Day will count as long as they're postmarked by Election Day. Sunday’s action puts Conley’s order on hold until the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals or U.S. Supreme Court issues any further action. (Mike DeVries/The Capital Times via AP, File)

Appellate court halts Wisconsin ballot-counting extension

Sep. 27, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Sunday temporarily halted a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin's presidential election, a momentary victory for Republicans and President Donald Trump in the key presidential battleground state. As it stands, ballots will now be due...

Federal appeals court temporarily halts six-day extension for counting ballots in battleground Wisconsin.

Sep. 27, 2020 4:38 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal appeals court temporarily halts six-day extension for counting ballots in battleground Wisconsin.

High-speed pursuit ends with officer-involved shooting

Sep. 27, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

CLINTON, Ind. (AP) — A high-speed chase in western Indiana involving a stolen car ended with the shooting of a Wisconsin man, state police say. Omaree Shay Roby, 23, of Milwaukee, had carjacked a vehicle in Evansville and was traveling at a high rate of speed in Terre Haute, about 100 miles (161...

San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr., right, is congratulated by Eric Hosmer after hitting a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Giants need win, help to reach playoffs after loss to Padres

Sep. 27, 2020 1:15 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 17th home run and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 6-2 on Saturday night, leaving the Giants in need of help to make the playoffs. San Francisco fell to 29-30 and is tied with Milwaukee for the final NL playoff spot. The Brewers hold the tiebreaker,...

Pastor Greg Lewis, founder and president of Souls to the Polls and Pastors United, poses for a photo Aug.7, 2020 in Milwaukee. He survived coronavirus, and now, he's back to organizing for change. (Photo by Bridget Fogarty/Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service via AP)

Milwaukee pastor who survived COVID-19 is now helping others

Sep. 27, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Greg Lewis isn’t used to slowing down. He’s usually focused on helping others. Lewis serves as the assistant pastor at St. Gabriel’s Church of God In Christ and is the founding president of Pastors United and Souls to the Polls. Both are Milwaukee-based groups that...

Milwaukee Brewers' Daniel Vogelbach celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Brewers boost playoff chances with 3-0 win over Cardinals

Sep. 27, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brandon Woodruff allowed two hits in eight innings and the Milwaukee Brewers boosted their playoff prospects in a big way by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 on Saturday night. Ryan Braun and Daniel Vogelbach hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth, the third time the Brewers have hit...

A limited number of fans in the student section, seated according to COVID-19 restrictions requiring social distancing and masks, watch in the first half an NCAA college football game between LSU and Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Mississippi State won 44-34. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Cal State Long Beach campus announces quarantine

Sep. 26, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. — All California State University, Long Beach, students who live on campus have been placed in quarantine after five students tested positive for COVID-19 and all in-person instruction will be halted for two weeks. University President Jane Close Conoley said in a statement that the...