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Davison has 16 points, No. 22 Wisconsin beats Northwestern

Feb. 23, 2019 10:53 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Brad Davison scored 16 points, D'Mitrik Trice and Ethan Happ added 14 points apiece and No. 22 Wisconsin held off Northwestern 69-64 on Saturday night. Khalil Iverson added 11 points for the Badgers (19-8, 11-5 Big Ten), who had lost two of three. Happ scored nine of his points in the...

Towns still dealing with concussion, won't play in Milwaukee

Feb. 23, 2019 8:08 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns remains in concussion protocol and will not play for Minnesota against Milwaukee, a night after missing a game for the first time in his career. The All-Star forward was in a car accident Thursday and didn't play Friday in New York, ending his streak of 303 consecutive...

Unique sight: Otters spotted roving in downtown Milwaukee

Feb. 23, 2019 12:55 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A group of otters made a rare if not unprecedented appearance in downtown Milwaukee earlier this week. The state Department of Natural Resources says a video of the otters along the Milwaukee River is the first documented otter sighting in downtown Milwaukee. The video was by the Milwaukee...

University of Wisconsin fraternity suspended for hazing

Feb. 23, 2019 12:18 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A fraternity at the University of Wisconsin has been suspended after younger members were allegedly pressured to run errands, wear "Dora the Explorer" backpacks and carry fruit around campus. The university says in a release that the student-led Committee on Student Organizations...

Report: Wisconsin dairy farmers see spike in hauling costs

Feb. 23, 2019 11:36 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin dairy farmers are facing higher trucking costs as an oversupply of milk continues to strain the market, according to a report released this month. The Upper Midwest Federal Milk Marketing Order found that the average cost to haul 100 pounds of milk in Wisconsin was 24 cents...

Report: Milwaukee officers were justified in fatal shooting

Feb. 23, 2019 11:30 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two Milwaukee police officers have been cleared in the fatal shooting in October of a man who was firing shots at them. Chief Deputy Milwaukee County District Attorney Kent Lovern says officers Brady Baker and Edgar Rodriguez were justified in using deadly force against Alonzo L. Smith...

Iowa lawmakers consider changing cosmetology requirements

Feb. 23, 2019 11:30 AM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Cosmetology schools in Iowa have been in the crosshairs in recent years, as some state lawmakers question their education requirements. Two bills in the Legislature would have reduced the minimum number of hours of education required to become a certified cosmetologist. Both failed to...

Wintry mix: Upper Midwest storm brings snow, sleet, wind

Feb. 23, 2019 11:01 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another winter storm is bringing a little bit of everything to the Upper Midwest, including a chance of thunderstorms. The National Weather Service says a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain started moving northeast across southern Wisconsin Saturday morning, with ice accumulations...

Veterans and their families share stories for video project

Feb. 23, 2019 1:06 AM EST

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — They were sitting ducks. Two young men crawling across a minefield — one with a missing foot, the other a medic with six weeks of first-aid training and a bag of crude battlefield medicine. Exposed and moving across a field of schu-mines, the medic helped the wounded man...

Iowa lawmakers consider changing cosmetology requirements

Feb. 23, 2019 1:06 AM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Cosmetology schools in Iowa have been in the crosshairs in recent years, as some state lawmakers question their education requirements. Two bills in the Legislature would have reduced the minimum number of hours of education required to become a certified cosmetologist. Both failed to...