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Storms, flooding lead to 2 Wisconsin deaths, 1 in Michigan

Jun. 19, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have attributed two deaths in Wisconsin and one in Michigan to storms and flooding. The Sawyer County Sheriff's Department says severe thunderstorms in Wisconsin toppled a large oak tree onto a camper Sunday on Lake Chetac, killing a man inside and leaving a woman and two...

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...

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...

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...

Foxconn investing in $30 million water recycling system

Jun. 19, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group plans to invest in a $30 million recycling system that will significantly reduce the amount of water it has to draw from Lake Michigan for its proposed manufacturing complex in southeast Wisconsin, the company said Tuesday. Taiwan-based Foxconn announced that the...

Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing the police for using a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation

Jun. 19, 2018 11:08 AM EDT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing the police for using a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation.

High court decision extends legal battle over gerrymandering

Jun. 19, 2018 12:55 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats hoped a Wisconsin case would be the vehicle the U.S. Supreme Court would use to strike down highly partisan gerrymandering of electoral maps. When those hopes fizzled Monday, attention turned to North Carolina. A case challenging that battleground state's congressional...

Pirates' Williams, 2 relievers 2-hit Brewers in 1-0 win

Jun. 18, 2018 10:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trevor Williams has been pitching in the majors for less than two full seasons. Still, he's come to understand the ups and downs that come with the sport. "Baseball kicks your (behind)," Williams said. "The highs are so high, and the lows are so low. You have to stay even-keeled."...

Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

Jun. 18, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while disaster declarations were issued Monday in northern Michigan after flash-flooding washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused dozens of sinkholes. The body of a 75-year-old man was...