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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 29, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Court: Boy accused in mall shooting should be tried as adult

Jun. 29, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled a boy accused of shooting and wounding eight people at a suburban Milwaukee mall in 2020 should be tried in adult court. The court, on a 4-3 decision released Wednesday, said a Milwaukee County Children's Court judge was...

Wisconsin court: Conservative holdover can stay on DNR board

Jun. 29, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's conservative-controlled Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a conservative member of the Department of Natural Resources policy board may remain on the panel indefinitely in a far-reaching decision that leaves Democratic Gov. Tony Evers all but powerless to seat...

Jury acquits man in fatal Racine biker club shooting

Jun. 29, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

A man accused in a fatal shooting at a Racine biker club in 2020 has been acquitted of criminal charges. Jurors found 37-year-old Donley Carey not guilty of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of DeMarcus Anderson at the Sin City Biker Club. A jury on Tuesday also found...

Woodruff fans 10 in return from IL, Brewers beat Rays 5-3

Jun. 28, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Woodruff struck out 10 over five innings in his return from the injured list, Andrew McCutchen and Luis Urías homered during a four-run sixth, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Tuesday night. Woodruff, who hurt his right...

Bucks' draftee Beauchamp overcomes adversity to reach NBA

Jun. 28, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — There was a stretch of homelessness while growing up. A constant shifting from one high school to another. The cancellation of an NBA draft training program due to the pandemic. A year proving himself with a G League developmental team. MarJon Beauchamp’s journey...

Wisconsin's Democratic AG sues to block state's abortion ban

Jun. 28, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic attorney general filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the state's 173-year-old abortion ban, arguing that statutes passed in the 1980s supersede the ban and it's so old that modern generations never consented to it. Wisconsin passed a law...

Election investigator sued again for deleting records

Jun. 28, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A liberal government watchdog group on Tuesday filed its fourth open records lawsuit over the investigation of the 2020 election result in Wisconsin, targeting the lead investigator for his practice of deleting records he didn’t deem useful to the investigation. ...

Anti-abortion groups look to update 1849 Wisconsin ban

Jun. 27, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Anti-abortion groups in Wisconsin say they'll work with lawmakers next year to pass legislation that will update or replace the state’s 1849 abortion ban, which led doctors across Wisconsin to stop providing abortions on Friday after the Supreme Court struck down the...

Sentencing set for man accuse of killing grandparents

Jun. 27, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A sentencing date has now been set in Outagamie County Circuit Court for a man convicted of fatally shooting his grandparents in 2019. Sentencing had been put on hold after attorneys for 20-year-old Alexander Kraus said his mental health had deteriorated and...