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3 hit by rockfall while trying to recover hiker's body

Aug. 05, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Three people trying to recover the body of a hiker on a Colorado mountain were injured Wednesday after being hit by a “massive rockfall” likely triggered by other climbers above them, authorities said. The most seriously injured Mountain Rescue...

Report: GOP accepts four times as much from businesses

Aug. 05, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans collected nearly four times as much money from corporations as Democrats during the first half of the year, according to a report released Thursday. The analysis from government watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign shows...

Wisconsin State Fair returns with some COVID-19 tweaks

Aug. 05, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin State Fair returns Thursday after the coronavirus pandemic canceled last year's event for the first time in 75 years. The event runs through Aug. 15 at the 200-acre State Fair Park in West Allis. COVID-19 means...

Father who left children alone charged in shooting death

Aug. 04, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man whose two young children were left unsupervised near a gun was charged Wednesday in the inadvertent shooting death of his son. Giovanni R. Smith, 26, faces a felony count of neglecting a child resulting in death for the incident that...

Pinch-hit HR by Tellez gives Brewers 4-2 win over Pirates

Aug. 04, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rowdy Tellez stayed calm long enough to deliver the kind of moment that produced bedlam from an adoring home crowd. Tellez connected on a three-run homer as a pinch-hitter to put the Milwaukee Brewers ahead for good in the seventh inning of a 4-2...

Wisconsin governor: State employees must wear masks indoors

Aug. 04, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' administration has ordered state workers to wear masks when they're working indoors, as COVID-19 cases continue to surge. The Department of Administration issued the mandate on July 30. It goes into effect on Thursday. ...

Oshkosh woman arrested in an alleged murder-for-hire plot

Aug. 04, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Oshkosh Police Department officials said Wednesday they have arrested a 39-year-old woman in an alleged murder-for-hire plot. Police said the woman was taken into custody Tuesday night during a traffic stop in Oshkosh. The woman, who is from...

Brews' Axford out for year after 1 game; Lauer on COVID list

Aug. 04, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers’ pitching staff has taken a couple more hits with John Axford now out for the season with elbow trouble and Eric Lauer joining the team's growing COVID-19 injured list. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Axford has significant...

Advocate Aurora Health requiring vaccinations for workers

Aug. 04, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Advocate Aurora Health will require its 75,000 employees in Illinois and Wisconsin to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Oct. 15, the hospital group announced Wednesday. With the highly contagious Delta variant spreading nationwide, Advocate...

Wildlife officials propose 130-wolf limit for fall hunt

Aug. 04, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials are proposing limiting the number of wolves hunters can kill this fall to 130 animals, saying they want to take a conservative approach because the impact of a rushed February hunt on the population remains unclear. ...