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Packers elevate CB Williams to active roster for game day

Jan. 23, 2021 4:23 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have elevated recent cornerback acquisition Tramon Williams to their active roster for Sunday’s NFC championship game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The move Saturday comes two days after the Packers announced they had signed Williams to their practice...

Les Motes and his two-year-old daughter Mahalia leave flowers, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Atlanta, near the spot where a ball hit for a home run by Atlanta Braves' Hank Aaron cleared the wall to break Babe Ruth's career home run record in 1974. Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth but went on to break the career home run record in the pre-steroids era, died peacefully in his sleep early Friday. He was 86. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Aaron's death prompts call to change name: Braves to Hammers

Jan. 23, 2021 2:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As his adopted hometown mourned Hank Aaron's death, some fans called on the Atlanta Braves to change their name to the Hammers in his honor. “Hammerin' Hank” died Friday at age 86, drawing praise from all segments of society — including the current and former presidents...

Boy, 2, recovering after possibly shooting self in Milwaukee

Jan. 23, 2021 12:22 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 2-year-old boy was recovering Saturday after he possibly shot himself in Milwaukee. Police said the boy was in his father’s care when the shooting happened at about 7 p.m. Friday. The man has been arrested. The boy is at a hospital where he is in stable condition. Police are...

Teaching about Trump brought death threats, hate mail

Jan. 23, 2021 1:04 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ken Mayer watched on TV earlier this month as a violent mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, killing a police officer, pillaging the hallowed halls of democracy and delaying the process of certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. The UW-Madison political...

Rural schools struggling virtually push return to classroom

Jan. 23, 2021 1:03 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Andy and Amy Jo Hellenbrand live on a little farm in south-central Wisconsin where they raise corn, soybeans, wheat, heifers, chickens, goats, bunnies, and their four children, ages 5 to 12. For the entire fall semester, the quartet of grade school students learned virtually from home,...

FILE - Hall of Famer Hank Aaron waves to the crowd during Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y., in this Sunday, July 28, 2013, file photo. Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth but went on to break the career home run record in the pre-steroids era, died early Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. He was 86. The Atlanta Braves said Aaron died peacefully in his sleep. No cause of death was given. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Hank Aaron, baseball's one-time home run king, dies at 86

Jan. 22, 2021 9:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — His name is all over the baseball record book and, indeed, Hank Aaron could do it all. Sure, he's remembered mostly for dethroning the Babe to become baseball's home run king on the way to 755, but don't forget about the .300 average, or the graceful way he fielded his position, or the...

FILE - Atlanta Braves' Hank Aaron smiles during a press conference at Atlanta Stadium, Ga., after the game in which he hit his 715th career home, in this April 8, 1974, file photo. With him is his wife Billye, partially obscured. Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, died Friday. He was 86. The Atlanta Braves, Aaron's longtime team, said he died peacefully in his sleep. No cause was given. (AP Photo/File)

Reaction to the death of Hank Aaron

Jan. 22, 2021 9:33 PM EST

Reaction to the death of one-time home run king Hank Aaron. He died Friday at the age of 86: “Thank you for everything you ever taught us, for being a trailblazer through adversity and setting an example for all of us African-American ballplayers who came after you. Being able to grow up and have the idols...

Ansong carries Green Bay past Purdue Fort Wayne 77-59

Jan. 22, 2021 8:07 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Emmanuel Ansong came off the bench to score 18 points to lift Green Bay to a 77-59 win over Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday. Josh Jefferson had 16 points for Green Bay (4-11, 4-7 Horizon League). PJ Pipes added 13 points and Amari Davis had five steals. The Phoenix forced a season-high...

Sheriff: Three adults found dead in Racine County home

Jan. 22, 2021 6:53 PM EST

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Three adults were found dead in the Village of Rochester on Friday, after authorities were called to a home to check on a family’s welfare, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said. Schmaling said authorities had information that 30-year-old man lived at the home with...

Evers looks to hire outside attorneys to handle PFAS suits

Jan. 22, 2021 6:50 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers’ administration announced Friday that it wants to hire outside attorneys to potentially file lawsuits over PFAS contamination. The administration said it will begin soliciting bids from law firms to “evaluate and pursue” litigation against...