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A Rastafarian church in Wisconsin reopens after being raided

Jul. 18, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A self-styled Rastafarian church in Madison that police raided after it dispensed marijuana that leaders described as a sacrament has reopened, but without the cannabis. Jesse Schworck, 39, and Dylan Paul Bangert, 23, opened the Lion of Judah House of Rastafari in March. The Dane...

Evers starts search for new WEDC leader

Jul. 18, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers says he's starting a search for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's next leader. State law prevents Evers from replacing current WEDC Secretary Mark Hogan before Sept. 1. Evers said Thursday he's starting to look for applicants. Anyone who's interested can...

Republican leader calls for road-funding veto override

Jul. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate on Thursday called for a veto override after Gov. Tony Evers' administration announced a new $75 million transportation grant program that would make funding available for public transit projects like Milwaukee's streetcar. Senate Majority...

DNR working on tech to pinpoint CWD sample origins

Jul. 18, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials are working on technology to help pinpoint where hunters killed deer they turn for testing for chronic wasting disease tests. Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Health Section Chief Tami Ryan told the agency board's CWD subcommittee on Thursday that...

Wisconsin unemployment ticks up to 2.9% in June

Jul. 18, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is up slightly after two months at a record low. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that Wisconsin's unemployment rate for June was 2.9%, up slightly from the 2.8% in April and May. Those two months had matched the record low...

National Guard drone crashes near Volk Field

Jul. 18, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard is trying to determine how a drone crashed near Volk Field. The Guard issued a news release Thursday saying a RQ-7 Shadow drone lost its link to its operator at Volk Field on Wednesday afternoon about two miles northwest of the base during a training...

Bond set at $250,000 in deadly Milwaukee road rage shooting

Jul. 18, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl in what Milwaukee police say was a road rage shooting is jailed on $250,000 cash bond. Thirty-nine-year-old Antonio Bratcher is accused of firing a gun from his SUV into another vehicle Saturday after nearly colliding with it on Milwaukee's north...

De Pere deaths ruled a murder-suicide

Jul. 18, 2019 7:18 AM EDT

DE PERE, Wis. (AP) — Police say a woman fatally shot her husband before turning the gun on herself over the weekend at their De Pere home. WLUK-TV reports authorities have identified the bodies found Sunday night as those of 64-year-old Sharon Linzmeier and 65-year-old Gerald Linzmeier. Officers say they...

3 historic lighthouses on the Great Lakes to be auctioned

Jul. 18, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Three historic Great Lakes lighthouses owned by the federal government are going on the auction block. They include Lake Huron's Poe Reef lighthouse. That lighthouse 6 miles east of Cheboygan, Michigan, guides ships through a hazardous channel. The Ontonagon Breakwater...

Brewers hang on for 5-4 win over Braves

Jul. 18, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After Christian Yelich helped give the Milwaukee Brewers a big early lead, Josh Hader preserved the win that nearly got away. Hader struck out Ozzie Albies with two outs and the tying run on third in the ninth inning to save the 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. "They put a...