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Ice fisherman on ATV dies in Lake Waubesa in Dane County

Jan. 29, 2023 10:50 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities early on Sunday recovered the body of a 45-year-old fisherman whose ATV likely fell through weak ice on Lake Waubesa. The Dane County sheriff's office said it was notified late Saturday that the man had not returned home as expected. ...

Mayer's career-high 26 leads Illinois over Wisconsin 61-51

Jan. 28, 2023 18:06 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Matthew Mayer scored 18 of his career-high 26 points in the second half and Illinois defeated Wisconsin 61-51 on Saturday. Mayer tied his career high with five 3-pointers and shot 9 of 19 overall. Jayden Epps added 13 points for the Fighting Illini (15-6, 6-4...

Snow leads to massive pileup in Wisconsin, dozens injured

Jan. 27, 2023 23:00 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of people were injured in a massive traffic pileup amid snowy conditions in southern Wisconsin on Friday, which blocked Interstate 39/90 for hours, authorities said. Beloit Memorial Hospital said at least 27 people were treated for injuries sustained in...

Feds sue Wisconsin military department over discrimination

Jan. 27, 2023 12:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal attorneys have filed a lawsuit alleging that the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs refused to pay a woman applying for a supervisor position as much as male candidates. The U.S. Department of Justice filed the action against the state agency in...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 27, 2023 12:18 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. January 23, 2023. Editorial: Initiative exposes state’s laggardly approach to veterans The plan to use a wing at Grace Lutheran Church for veterans housing is an interesting one. It’s well outside the typical project for Habitat for...

Wisconsin's La Follette helps fund plaque honoring ancestor

Jan. 27, 2023 11:12 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette is helping to pay for a new plaque to be installed Friday in the state Capitol honoring one of Wisconsin's most famous politicians who is also a distant relative of the longtime officeholder. The bust of Robert...

Abortion front and center in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Jan. 26, 2023 14:17 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A liberal judge running in a pivotal race to determine majority control of the Wisconsin Supreme Court touts her support for abortion rights in the first two television ads of the closely watched race launched Thursday. The winner of the April 4 election will...

Former Browns tackle Joe Thomas confident of HOF selection

Jan. 25, 2023 22:11 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Thomas didn't have much to celebrate during 11 seasons playing left tackle for the Cleveland Browns. It was mostly misery. Numerous coaching changes. An ownership switch. One winning season. An 0-16 final one. In two weeks, Thomas can make up for...

Young, Scott lift Maryland over Wisconsin 73-55

Jan. 25, 2023 21:44 PM EST

Jahmir Young scored 22 points and Donta Scott recorded a double-double and Maryland distanced itself in the second half en route to a 73-55 win over Wisconsin on Wednesday night. Scott's jump shot with 9:10 remaining put the Terrapins up 59-49 and Maryland (13-7, 4-5 Big Ten) led by...

Wisconsin governor takes total control of resources agency

Jan. 25, 2023 17:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis., (AP) — The board that regulates Wisconsin's natural resources entered a new phase Wednesday, meeting for the first time with a majority of members appointed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers after months of stonewalling by a Republican who refused to step down. Evers'...