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Craft beer taps squeezed as shutdown delays new releases

Jan. 16, 2019 1:10 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The nation's craft beer taps are being squeezed by the government shutdown, which has put new releases on hold, prevented new breweries from opening and stopped shipments of some suds across state lines. The partial shutdown halted operations at the federal agency that regulates alcohol...

Antetokounmpo has triple-double as Bucks crush Heat 124-86

Jan. 15, 2019 11:54 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Held well below his season scoring average, Giannis Antetokounmpo found other ways to help the Milwaukee Bucks win. Antetokounmpo had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in his fourth triple-double of the season, and the Bucks cruised past the Miami Heat 124-86 on Tuesday night....

The Latest: Grandfather: Suspect 'backed off from crowds'

Jan. 15, 2019 7:35 PM EST

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of 13-year-old Jayme Closs (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The grandfather of a 21-year-old Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents during a home invasion says his grandson was "quiet and shy." Jim Moyer told ABC News...

Complaint in Closs case could be road map for prosecution

Jan. 15, 2019 7:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The criminal complaint charging a Wisconsin man with abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents laid out the case in detail and offered a possible road map for how prosecutors will seek a conviction in the girl's 88-day ordeal. The 12-page complaint against Jake Thomas...

Milwaukee man charged in stabbing of woman in wheelchair

Jan. 15, 2019 6:16 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee prosecutors have charged a man in the killing of a 62-year-old woman in a wheelchair who was stabbed 116 times. The charges filed Tuesday say 31-year-old Kehinde Afolayan lived with the victim, Deborah Lynch, whom police found covered in blood and partially disemboweled on Jan....

Milwaukee Bucks sign F Bonzie Colson to 2-way contract

Jan. 15, 2019 5:56 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks signed forward Bonzie Colson to a two-way contract Tuesday. The 6-foot-5 forward has spent the 2018-19 season with the Canton Charge of the NBA G League after going undrafted in last year's draft out of Notre Dame. In 23 games with the Charge, Colson averaged 15.5...

Evers predicts he will prevail on Medicaid expansion

Jan. 15, 2019 5:23 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers told Republicans in a closed-door Capitol meeting Tuesday that he will push for accepting a federal Medicaid expansion, even though GOP leaders said the issue was a "nonstarter" for them. Evers said he also reiterated his decision not to pursue organizational...

Milwaukee hospital to pay $360K for improper waste disposal

Jan. 15, 2019 4:41 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin's attorney general says a Milwaukee hospital will pay $360,000 to settle a lawsuit for improperly disposing of pharmaceutical hazardous waste from 2013 to 2016. Attorney General Josh Kaul on Tuesday announced the settlement approved by a Milwaukee County judge. The lawsuit from...

The Latest: Pre-existing condition bill moving quickly

Jan. 15, 2019 4:03 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Legislature (all times local): 3 p.m. A bill to guarantee that people with pre-existing health conditions can get insurance is moving quickly in the Wisconsin Assembly. The measure was the first bill introduced this session and the Assembly's Health Committee...

Yasmani Grandal chose Brewers for family and chance to win

Jan. 15, 2019 2:56 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Asked why he agreed to a one-year deal with Milwaukee rather than multiyear offers from other teams, catcher Yasmani Grandal gave two simple reasons: the chance to win and family. Grandal lives in Peoria, Arizona, not far from the Brewers' spring training camp. "My wife told me: 'You get...