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Crews search for man swept away in Wisconsin flooding

Aug. 21, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man who was stranded in his vehicle is missing and presumed dead after gushing floodwaters wrenched him from a would-be rescuer's arms after a deluge of heavy rain in southern Wisconsin, fire officials said Tuesday. The National Weather Service says more than 11 inches (28...

The Latest: Wisconsin officials declare flooding emergency

Aug. 21, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on flooding around Madison, Wisconsin(all times local): 9:50 a.m. Wisconsin officials have declared a state of emergency due to torrential rains that have caused widespread flooding around Madison. The National Weather Service estimates that as much as 13 inches (33...

Kohl's puts up big 2Q numbers, and gets punished

Aug. 21, 2018 8:55 AM EDT

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Kohl's breezed past profit and revenue expectations for the second quarter and raised its outlook for the year, only to be punished by investors before the opening bell Tuesday. The reaction on Wall Street was similar last week when Macy's topped almost all expectations and...

Koch group spends $1.8 million in ads for Wisconsin's Walker

Aug. 21, 2018 4:01 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative advocacy group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is launching a $1.8 million ad buy for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin announced the TV, cable and digital ad buy on Tuesday. It's the latest in a series of seven-figure ad buys in the...

WR trio will have to pick up slack at No. 4 Wisconsin

Aug. 21, 2018 2:56 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The suspension of Quintez Cephus leaves Wisconsin without one of its top receivers for the foreseeable future. Cephus was charged with felony sexual assault Monday, accused of misconduct involving two women at his apartment last April. Cephus, a 20-year-old junior from Macon, Georgia,...

Shaw, Yelich power Brewers past Reds, 5-2

Aug. 21, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw and Christian Yelich homered to help the Milwaukee Brewers overcome an early deficit, and Chase Anderson kept the ball in the ballpark when it mattered. Anderson settled in after giving up two early solo homers and the Brewers rallied for a 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds...

Depth chart thinning at running back for Packers

Aug. 20, 2018 8:53 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Injuries and unexpected developments have left the Green Bay Packers thin at running back with just two camp practices and two games left in the preseason. Only Ty Montgomery, who has overcome injury issues in the past, and little-known halfback Joel Bouagnon have made it through...

Swimmer missing in Lake Michigan, another swimmer injured

Aug. 20, 2018 7:35 PM EDT

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a man from the Milwaukee area is missing after he went swimming with a group in Lake Michigan. The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call Monday from a person at Harrington Beach State Park who said five people went into the lake to swim, but only...

Raiders happy to have receiver Jordy Nelson on their side

Aug. 20, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — After spending his first 10 NFL seasons in Green Bay with the same quarterback and head coach, Jordy Nelson acknowledged it took a little time to adjust to his new environment with the Oakland Raiders. Nelson got over that fairly quickly and has done his best to fit in and adjust...

1 dead, 1 missing after pontoon found in western Wisconsin

Aug. 20, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A Minnesota man is dead and another missing after an unoccupied pontoon boat was found on Lake Wissota in western Wisconsin. Authorities were called Sunday about the pontoon near the Wissota Hydro Dam. Someone later reported finding a rubber tube floating near buoys near the...