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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Devin Funchess (17) runs a drill during practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Westfield, Ind. The Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Devin Funchess as he tries to bounce back from an injury-shortened 2019 season. Funchess played for the Indianapolis Colts last year but went on injured reserve after breaking his collarbone in a season-opening 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Packers sign former Colts wide receiver Devin Funchess

Apr. 2, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Devin Funchess as he tries to bounce back from an injury-shortened 2019 season. Funchess played for the Indianapolis Colts last year but went on injured reserve after breaking his collarbone in a season-opening 30-24 overtime loss to...

Wisconsin regents OK new Green Bay chancellor

Apr. 2, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System regents on Thursday approved hiring Michael Alexander as UW-Green Bay's new chancellor. Alexander has served as UW-Green Bay's provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs since July 2019. He'll replace Gary Miller, who resigned in October to...

Packers keeping running back/kick returner Tyler Ervin

Mar. 30, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are keeping running back/return specialist Tyler Ervin. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst announced Monday that the team has re-signed Ervin, who played in four regular-season games and two playoff contests for Green Bay last season. The Packers claimed...

In this Wednesday, March 18, 2020, photo, early voters cast their ballots at the Zeidler Municipal Building in Milwaukee. Wisconsin Legislature's top Republicans told Democratic county clerks on Friday, March 27, to stop telling people they can mark themselves as indefinitely confined to get around photo ID requirements for absentee ballots, saying the governor's stay-at-home order isn't a lockdown. Wisconsin voters can request absentee ballots online, but they must upload a photo ID with the application. Voters who are indefinitely confined are exempt from the photo ID requirement. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Judge tosses 1 lawsuit over Wisconsin election; plenty left

Mar. 28, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has tossed one lawsuit seeking to delay Wisconsin's presidential primary, even as a handful of other legal actions remain over how and whether it should be carried out in the midst of the coronavirus threat. Green Bay had sought to postpone the April 7 election and move...

Bew FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, Green Bay Packers' Jimmy Graham reacts after catching a pass for a first down during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Green Bay, Wis. The Chicago Bears have finalized a two-year contract with Graham on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, FIle)

Bears finalize 2-year deal with former All-Pro TE Graham

Mar. 26, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Jimmy Graham insisted he can become a dominant tight end again. And he looks forward to showing it in Chicago. The Bears finalized a two-year contract with the former All-Pro and one-year deals with six other players on Thursday. The Bears hope Graham can rediscover the form that...

Attorneys try to block suit seeking to stop in-person voting

Mar. 26, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The legal fight over how to conduct Wisconsin's spring election intensified Thursday as the League of Women Voters filed a lawsuit looking to ease absentee voting requirements and Republicans tried to block an action seeking to move to a mail-only footing. The election, which features...

City's lawsuit seeks to delay Wisconsin's April 7 election

Mar. 25, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Local officials' frustration with Gov. Tony Evers' refusal to order any changes to Wisconsin's presidential primary to protect people from the coronavirus reached new heights as the city of Green Bay sued to stop in-person voting and leaders in River Falls questioned how the election...

The Latest: No plans for Legislature to come back soon

Mar. 25, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Wisconsin’s Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday they want to understand what’s in the $2 trillion federal stimulus package before coming back to take any action at the state level...

Packers holding on to veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis

Mar. 24, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are keeping veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis as he gets ready for his 15th NFL season. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst announced Tuesday that they’ve signed Lewis, who is back for a third year in Green Bay. The 35-year-old Lewis caught 15 passes...

Pedestrians walk near the shore of Lake Michigan on a foggy Thursday March 19, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Evers says more deaths to come in Wisconsin from coronavirus

Mar. 20, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers warned that more people in Wisconsin will die of the coronavirus and in a continued effort to slow its spread ordered all nail and hair salons, barbers, spas, tanning and tattoo parlors to be closed as of 5 p.m. Friday. Evers and state health officials said all of the...