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Wisconsin hoops adds Boston U grad transfer Katie Nelson

Apr. 15, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Point guard Katie Nelson is following her coach from Boston University to Wisconsin. New Wisconsin women's basketball coach Marisa Moseley announced Thursday that Nelson plans to play for the Badgers as a graduate transfer next season. Moseley took...

Cubs' Tepera suspended for 3 games, manager Ross 1 by MLB

Apr. 15, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Tepera was suspended for three games on Thursday by Major League Baseball, which concluded he intentionally threw at Milwaukee's Brandon Woodruff this week. Tepera appealed the penalty handed down by MLB senior vice president...

Nelson raises nearly $264,000 in Senate bid last quarter

Apr. 15, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrat Tom Nelson said Thursday he raised nearly $264,000 in the first three months of the year in his bid for the U.S. Senate, about a quarter of what challenger Alex Lasry brought in over six weeks. Nelson, the Outagamie County executive, has...

Lawsuit: College grant program not open to all minorities

Apr. 15, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A lawsuit filed Thursday by a Madison couple and others alleges that a college grant program for minorities violates the Wisconsin Constitution. The complaint said grants offered by the state’s Higher Educational Aids Board are available to some...

Marquette adds 2 transfers as part of roster overhaul

Apr. 15, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette has added former George Mason guard Tyler Kolek and ex-Clemson forward Olivier-Maxence Prosper as the Golden Eagles reshape their roster under new coach Shaka Smart. School officials announced Thursday the additions of Kolek and Prosper as...

Wisconsin unemployment held at 3.8% in March

Apr. 15, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.8% in March, far below the national rate of 6%, according to a report the state Department of Workforce Development released Thursday. The state added 12,900 total non-farm and 11,100...

New Wisconsin Senate leader acknowledges 'rocky start'

Apr. 15, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate's new majority leader acknowledged Thursday that he got off to a “rocky” start after he ran afoul of Assembly Republicans on a COVID-19 relief bill earlier this year. Senate Republicans elected Devin LeMahieu of Oostburg as...

Labs improve DNA turnaround, tool mark cases taking 3 years

Apr. 15, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's beleaguered crime labs improved their turnaround times on DNA and ballistics testing last year but took longer to complete drug and tool mark analysis, according to a state Justice Department report released Thursday. The data represents...

Consistency of starting rotation carrying Brewers early

Apr. 15, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corbin Burnes always sensed the Milwaukee Brewers were on the verge of producing an exceptional starting rotation. It just took some time to put it all together. Burnes now is the hottest pitcher in a rotation that has produced a...

Green Bay teacher accused of sexually assaulting students

Apr. 15, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Green Bay teacher is accused sexually assaulting students at his elementary school. The teacher was booked into the Brown County Jail Wednesday on possible charges that include sexual assault of a student by school staff, sexual contact with a...