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Judge delays charging decision for Wisconsin officer

Jun. 21, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A judge has delayed his decision on whether to go around prosecutors and charge a Wisconsin police officer who killed a man sitting in a parked car. Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Glenn Yamahiro was expected to decide Friday whether to charge Joseph...

Nonprofits look to improve Wisconsin homeownership disparity

Jun. 21, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — To Greg Lewis, the home was beautiful. Cozy and inviting, the two-bedroom house in Milwaukee had a finished basement, two and a half car garage, an attached apartment and a yard. He had his eyes set on it for 42 days, only to learn that the...

Police: Oregon suspect forced woman to drive him 2K miles

Jun. 20, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

NORTH BEND, Oregon (AP) — A man sought in the killings of his father and two other people in a small Oregon city forced a woman to drive him more than 2,000 miles (3,219 kilometers) to Wisconsin, where he surrendered to police, authorities said Sunday. Oen Evan...

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson booed at Juneteenth Day event

Jun. 20, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson from Wisconsin joined in a Juneteenth Day celebration in his home state only to see his speech drowned out by a chorus of boos. Johnson made an appearance Saturday at a Republican Party booth in Milwaukee, where he drew...

Family seeks 2nd chance at charging officer in man's death

Jun. 20, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge will decide this week whether to charge a Wisconsin police officer who killed a man sitting in a parked car, after the man's family invoked a rarely used legal process in a bid to get around prosecutors who cleared the officer. Joseph...

Time running out to claim $1 million lottery ticket

Jun. 18, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Time is running out for the winner of an unclaimed $1 million lottery ticket purchased in Milwaukee. The Wisconsin lottery says the Megabucks ticket was purchased at Lisbon Express on Jan. 6. An appointment to cash the ticket with state lottery...

Bucks bounce back to beat Nets 104-89 and force Game 7

Jun. 18, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton and the Milwaukee Bucks refused to fold under pressure and wouldn't allow Kevin Durant to produce one more remarkable comeback that could end their second-round playoff series. Middleton set a career playoff high with 38 points, Giannis...

Black community has new option for health care: The church

Jun. 17, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Every Sunday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, the Rev. Joseph Jackson Jr. praises the Lord before his congregation. But since last fall he’s been praising something else his Black community needs: the COVID-19 vaccine. “We want to continue...

Evers promises to sign police bills, calls for more

Jun. 16, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers promised to sign bills banning chokeholds and making other policing changes passed by the state Assembly on Wednesday, while also calling on lawmakers to go farther to make law enforcement more accountable and transparent. Evers said...

Mahle fans 12, Reds silence Brewers' bats again in 2-1 win

Jun. 16, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tyler Mahle tied his career high with 12 strikeouts, Tucker Barnhart drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the seventh inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep. Cincinnati has won six...