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Wisconsin reinstates Cephus after sexual assault acquittal

Aug. 19, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus has been cleared to return to school after a jury acquitted him of sexual assault charges. The school announced Chancellor Rebecca Blank's decision in a statement Monday that said the university had obtained information that wasn't provided...

The Latest: Cephus attorney says harassment claim upheld

Aug. 19, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin reinstating receiver Quintez Cephus following his acquittal on sexual assault charges (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Wisconsin has reinstated former Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus after he was acquitted of sexual assault charges, but his attorney says the...

Police identify man fatally shot by Wisconsin officer

Aug. 19, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin police have identified the man who was fatally shot by an officer after he allegedly attacked the officer. Police say 38-year-old Jared Nelson of Racine died Sunday. Police say the officer was responding to a report of a burglary in progress in Caledonia when Nelson...

Life expectancy drops in Wisconsin due to alcohol, drugs

Aug. 19, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Life expectancy in Wisconsin has dropped for two years in a row fueled by increased deaths from alcohol abuse and opioids, a report released Monday from the nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum found. The group found that increased mortality among black people was also pushing...

Veteran salutes veterans by cleaning their gravestones

Aug. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (AP) — Dale Reich frequents cemeteries. But the graves he visits are those of people he's never met, and in lieu of flowers, he brings a bucket, scrub brush and bottle of Dawn. The 72-year-old Vietnam veteran has made it his mission in retirement to clean the headstones of veterans...

Gardening programs create community for Madison veterans

Aug. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Equipped with work gloves and a small shovel, Jemila Rosenthal puts her hair in a ponytail and walks over to the garden. In a few minutes, she is deep in the soil and pulling out large stalks of celery. The scorching summer heat and pesky bugs aren't enough to stop her from cultivating...

Police: Wisconsin man who attacked officer fatally shot

Aug. 18, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) — Police say an officer responding to a report of a burglary attempt in Caledonia, Wisconsin, was attacked by a man with an "edged weapon" and fired his gun, killing the man. Caledonia police said in a statement on the city's Facebook page that the officer suffered a serious head wound...

Bears release Elliott Fry, leaving Eddy Pineiro as kicker

Aug. 18, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears' kicking competition is over, for now, with Eddy Pineiro the winner. The Bears announced Sunday that Elliott Fry was released after an offseason and preseason competition with Pineiro and several other kickers to replace Cody Parkey. "I feel like I've done well,"...

12-year-old Milwaukee girl shot when bullets strike home

Aug. 18, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say a 12-year-old girl was shot when bullets struck her home. The shooting happened early Sunday. Police say the girl was sitting on her bed when bullets entered her bedroom and struck her. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports police say the girl was struck more than...

Former homicide convict seeks $5.7 million in compensation

Aug. 18, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man who spent 25 years in prison in connection with a 1992 homicide wants the state to pay him nearly $6 million, according to documents filed with the Wisconsin Claims Board. Derrick Sanders, now 48, is demanding $5.7 million. He argued he was wrongfully convicted of participating...