Latest Wisconsin News

Mistakes, penalties plague Falcons, ensuring losing record

Dec. 9, 2018 6:58 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank watched coach Dan Quinn offer explanations about another defeat. The boss then gave Quinn a hug before he walked out the door of a Lambeau Field media room. Blank still appears to have Quinn's back as the losses keep piling up for Atlanta. In less...

Packers beat sliding Falcons 34-20, 1st win under Philbin

Dec. 9, 2018 6:17 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A tough week for the Green Bay Packers ended with a sorely needed win that relied on a familiar formula. They beat a warm-weather team on a chilly afternoon at Lambeau Field by building a big lead and winning the turnover margin. Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and set an...

Evers, Barnes to go on statewide budget listening tour

Dec. 9, 2018 3:40 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. -elect Tony Evers and incoming Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes will go on a statewide budget listening tour starting this week. The "Building the People's Budget" tour kicks off Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Green Bay. Other stops are planned Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Wausau, and Tuesday,...

The Latest: Chiefs lose Ware, Hill to 2nd-quarter injuries

Dec. 9, 2018 3:17 PM EST

The Latest from Week 14 of the NFL season (all times EST): 2:30 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware has hurt his right shoulder, after taking a shot from Baltimore safety Eric Weddle along the sideline in the closing minutes of the first half. Ware caught a short pass from Patrick Mahomes and turned...

Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills

Dec. 9, 2018 3:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Sunday he's not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor's power. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Evers said he talked by...

La Crosse school staffers help student bullied for hygiene

Dec. 9, 2018 12:09 PM EST

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — La Crosse middle school staff members have come to the aid of a truant teenage boy being bullied over hygiene. School staffers met with the 14-year-old young man's mother to discuss the student missing over 20 of days of school this semester, according to the La Crosse Tribune . His...

Who will challenge Tagovailoa for Heisman Trophy in 2019?

Dec. 9, 2018 11:32 AM EST

Tua Tagovailoa will be the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next season after the Alabama quarterback had to settle for second to Oklahoma's Kyler Murray. Murray is heading for professional baseball next year and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, the other Heisman finalist on Saturday night, could...

Critics: Wisconsin's Medicaid fraud crackdown is 'bullying'

Dec. 9, 2018 1:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nurse Debra Zuhse-Green was stunned to learn that the state of Wisconsin wanted her to repay $57,000 she had received for providing home care to children with significant medical needs. A 2013 audit concluded that Zuhse-Green should repay the state for six months of home care for the...

Marquette beats No. 12 Wisconsin 74-69 in OT; Howard has 27

Dec. 8, 2018 9:28 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette is winning games this season in ways that don't have to do with hitting 3s. They still have perimeter threats like Markus Howard and Sam Hauser. But a renewed focus on defense has given the Golden Eagles a lift this year. Howard scored 27 points, Hauser added 13 points and 14...

YMCA day care worker arrested on suspicion of sex assault

Dec. 8, 2018 12:34 PM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Oshkosh police have arrested a 75-year-old YMCA employee on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault of a child and false imprisonment. WBAY-TV reports the man was taken into custody Thursday night. He was fired by the YMCA. Formal charges are expected next week. Police say the man...