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Walker: Separating children at border is federal issue

Jun. 19, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker refused to take a position Tuesday on the Trump administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings and ignored calls to pull Wisconsin National Guard troops off the southern border. His refusal comes as some other Republican governors have...

Wisconsin sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be laid to rest

Jun. 19, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

PORT EDWARDS, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin sailor who died at Pearl Harbor will be laid to rest more than 75 years after his death. The sailor was Navy Pharmacist's Mate 1st Class John Schoonover of Port Edwards, Wisconsin. He was among 429 crewmen who died aboard the USS Oklahoma after Japanese torpedoes...

Parents of ex-UW-Madison student ask for redemption

Jun. 19, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The parents of a former University of Wisconsin-Madison student asked a judge Tuesday to give their son a chance at redemption when he is sentenced for a string of alleged assaults around campus. Alec Cook's parents, Arne and Jessica Cook of Edina, Minnesota, said in a letter to Dane...

Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

Jun. 19, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black. Brown's attorney Mark Thomsen filed...

Officials confirm wasting disease in doe in Marinette County

Jun. 19, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin agriculture officials have confirmed chronic wasting disease in a doe from a Marinette County breeding farm. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Monday the National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed test results Thursday and the farm was...

Walker's graduation pledge reminiscent of jobs promise

Jun. 19, 2018 4:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker, who famously promised in 2010 to create 250,000 jobs but still hasn't done it, has unveiled a new pledge for his latest campaign: give Wisconsin the country's highest high school graduation rate. Walker set the goal for 2023, which would be the end of his third term...

Utility buys Wisconsin land for substation to power Foxconn

Jun. 19, 2018 3:31 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — American Transmission Co. has purchased land to build a proposed electrical substation for the $10 billion Foxconn Technology Group complex in southeast Wisconsin. ATC confirmed Monday that it purchased 33 acres (13 hectares) of land in Mount Pleasant for $2.4 million, the...

DNR: Spring hunters killed nearly 39K turkeys

Jun. 19, 2018 3:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters killed nearly 39,000 turkeys during Wisconsin's spring seasons this year, the second-smallest harvest in the last 10 years. Preliminary data on the state Department of Natural Resources website shows hunters killed 38,886. The agency sold 212,781 permits. The smallest Wisconsin...

Arizona man sentenced to prison for cyberattack in Wisconsin

Jun. 19, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for his hacking conviction in a cyberattack three years ago that interrupted communications equipment for emergency workers in Madison, Wisconsin. Randall Charles Tucker of Apache Junction also was ordered at his sentencing...

The Latest: Mayor hopes lawsuit improves police conduct

Jun. 19, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against Milwaukee and the city's police department by NBA player Sterling Brown alleging excessive force (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Milwaukee's mayor says he hopes the relationship between police and residents can improve in the wake of an excessive force...