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Third of Wisconsin police in survey report no body cameras

Jan. 21, 2021 11:31 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than a third of Wisconsin law enforcement agencies that responded to a new survey said they don't use body cameras, according to findings released Thursday. The state Department of Justice released the findings from a survey of 553 agencies conducted in November. The survey asked...

Grocery employees, bus drivers recommended for vaccine

Jan. 21, 2021 8:38 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state advisory committee is recommending grocery store workers and transit bus drivers be added to the list of people in Wisconsin to be inoculated in the next phase of the coronavirus vaccine rollout. Adding those people to the list that already includes teachers, adults 65 and...

Wisconsin's Tyler Wahl shoots over Northwestern's Pete Nance during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wahl helps No. 10 Wisconsin beat Northwestern 68-52

Jan. 20, 2021 11:13 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said his team was better defensively in the second half. That was a bit of an understatement. Tyler Wahl paced a balanced attack with a career-high 14 points and the 10th-ranked Badgers pulled away in the second half for a 68-52 victory over Northwestern on...

Badgers' Kolodziej goes from strength coach to d-line coach

Jan. 20, 2021 7:00 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has named Ross Kolodziej defensive line coach after he served as the program’s head strength and conditioning coach over the last six seasons. Badgers coach Paul Chryst announced the promotion Wednesday. Kolodziej replaces Inoke Breckterfield, who had been...

Wisconsin lawmakers introduce police reform package

Jan. 20, 2021 5:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday designed to reform police use-of-force policies and investigations, including proposals that would ban training on chokeholds, punish municipalities that defund police departments and create a board to investigate...

Assembly Republicans want public to have vaccine by March

Jan. 20, 2021 4:31 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Everyone would be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by mid-March regardless of how much vaccine is available, under a bill heard by the Assembly Health Committee on Wednesday. The state is taking a “lackadaisical” approach to vaccinating people, bill sponsor and committee...

Transgender teen must use male name on offender registry

Jan. 20, 2021 3:03 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court rejected arguments Wednesday from a transgender teen who contended she shouldn't be forced to register as a sex offender because she has to use her male name on the registry in violation of her free speech rights. The teen, identified only as Ella in court...

Green Bay mother sentenced to 10 years in death of toddler

Jan. 20, 2021 10:25 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Green Bay woman convicted of neglect in the death of her 15-month-old daughter has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Sarah Kairys, 33, previously pleaded no contest to neglect with death as a consequence. Brown County Judge John Zakowski on Tuesday also placed Kairys on 10...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers pumps his fist after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers defeated the Rams 32-18 to advance to the NFC championship game. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

3 title game quarterbacks have similar draft history

Jan. 20, 2021 3:40 AM EST

Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen have something in common besides being three of the four starting quarterbacks remaining in the NFL playoffs. The three were picked in the first round by teams coming off a playoff berth in moves that Green Bay, Kansas City and Buffalo surely don’t regret. The...

A long-term care facility staff member, Pam Byers LPN, receives the COVID-19 vaccination for Oklahoma nursing home residents and staff at The Lodge at Brookline in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

Jan. 19, 2021 9:10 PM EST

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s leaders say limited supply is the main thing constraining distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in the state. Hawaii received 59,000 doses of the vaccine last week, but expects to get only about 32,000 this week. Still, Lt. Gov. Josh Green says the state expects to be able to...