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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2012, file photo, the Wisconsin state capitol dome becomes a backdrop as President Barack Obama waves to photographers as he greets supporters at a campaign event in downtown Madison, Wis. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to give a speech Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, possibly the first visit by a sitting vice president or president inside Wisconsin's state Capitol building in its 103-year history , but Democratic Gov. Tony Evers won't be in his office just a few feet away when it happens. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Pence touts school choice in liberal capital of Wisconsin

Jan. 28, 2020 2:19 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence touted alternatives to a public school education during a visit Tuesday to the state where the private school voucher program began, stopping in battleground Wisconsin for a noontime celebration in the state Capitol. Pence, and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy...

Wienermobile pulled over in Wisconsin for traffic infraction

Jan. 28, 2020 11:28 AM EST

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Oscar Mayer's iconic Wienermobile got a grilling from a Wisconsin sheriff's deputy because the driver of the giant hot dog failed to give enough room to another car on the road with emergency lights. The deputy pulled over the Wienermobile and gave the driver a verbal warning for not...

Man killed in crash with sheriff's squad was school lobbyist

Jan. 28, 2020 8:19 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The man killed in a crash involving a sheriff's squad car was a community advocate and Milwaukee Public Schools lobbyist, according to Milwaukee County officials. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Monday 47-year-old Ceasar Stinson died in the collision in downtown...

Brewers re-sign RHP Shelby Miller to minor league deal

Jan. 28, 2020 3:00 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Oft-injured pitcher Shelby Miller re-signed with the Milwaukee Brewers, agreeing to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to major league spring training camp. The team announced the move Monday on Twitter. Miller, an All-Star in 2015 with Atlanta, was released by Texas last...

Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) stumbles due to injury in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Mavs' Powell has surgery for season-ending Achilles injury

Jan. 28, 2020 2:18 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell underwent surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon, an injury that ended his season. The team said Monday the surgery was performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The 28-year-old Powell could be ready for training camp in early...

Iowa center Luka Garza blocks a shot by Wisconsin forward Micah Potter (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Garza, No. 18 Iowa rally to beat Wisconsin 68-62

Jan. 27, 2020 11:54 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s offense was sputtering, so the 18th-ranked Hawkeyes vowed to beat Wisconsin with defense. “We knew we weren’t going to lose this game,” center Luka Garza said. “We had to string together some stops, and we would be fine.” They did just...

Wisconsin man charged after fatal road-rage stabbing

Jan. 27, 2020 5:38 PM EST

WAUPACA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man was charged Monday after a fatal case of road rage. Tyler Knutson, 23, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide after the Saturday night stabbing in Iola. The victim is a 42-year-old Mukwonago man identified only by his initials. According to the criminal...

New Hampshire general will oversee Wisconsin Guard changes

Jan. 27, 2020 1:27 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An East Coast general will oversee changes in the Wisconsin National Guard's sexual assault protocols, Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday. The governor's office said Brig. Gen. Laurie Ferris of the New Hampshire National Guard will lead implementation the changes. Farris is the assistant...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2012, file photo, the Wisconsin state capitol dome becomes a backdrop as President Barack Obama waves to photographers as he greets supporters at a campaign event in downtown Madison, Wis. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to give a speech Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, possibly the first visit by a sitting vice president or president inside Wisconsin's state Capitol building in its 103-year history , but Democratic Gov. Tony Evers won't be in his office just a few feet away when it happens. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Democratic Gov. Evers won't be in Capitol for Pence visit

Jan. 27, 2020 1:12 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to make possibly the first visit by a sitting vice president or president inside Wisconsin’s state Capitol building in its 103-year history, but Democratic Gov. Tony Evers won’t be in his office just a few feet away when it happens....

Franciscan Sisters to end perpetual prayers at chapel

Jan. 27, 2020 12:34 PM EST

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — For nearly a century and a half, the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration have said prayers every hour of every day in their chapel in La Crosse. But, next month that practice will be coming to an end. The sisters have announced that after a dozen years of study and...