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Student, staff work on changing calorie counting activity

Feb. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In November, Memorial High School sophomore Jake Zarov found two of the units in his health class were “kind of problematic.” One had students counting their calories every day and the other was a measurement of body mass index. The first functioned as “a...

Walker appointee, judge, prof face off in high court primary

Feb. 16, 2020 6:02 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters will choose between a Republican appointee, a Madison judge and a law professor as they winnow down the candidates for a state Supreme Court seat in a primary Tuesday. Conservative Justice Dan Kelly will face off against liberal-leaning Jill Karofsky and Ed Fallone....

Suspect arrested in homicide of runner on Dane County road

Feb. 14, 2020 6:35 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect in the homicide last month of a 26-year-old man who was killed while running on a southern Wisconsin road. Dane County sheriff's detectives arrested the 21-year-old Mt. Horeb man on Thursday in the Jan. 15 death of Nicholas Day of Blue Mounds, the...

Widow of slain police commander sues gun-selling website

Feb. 12, 2020 9:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The widow of a slain Chicago Police Department commander filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the website used to sell the gun tied to her husband’s death. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Erin Bauer and the nonprofit gun control group Brady filed the lawsuit against Armslist.com in U.S....

Finance committee, Kaul to discuss 3 possible settlements

Feb. 12, 2020 6:10 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers and Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul are scheduled to meet Wednesday to discuss settling three lawsuits after the defendants agreed to make the terms of the deals public. A lame-duck law Republicans passed in December 2018 stripped the attorney general's...

Wisconsin Elections Commission votes not to send 2 ballots

Feb. 12, 2020 6:08 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Elections Commission decided Wednesday not to require local clerks to send two ballots to 81,000 people who wanted to vote absentee in the April 7 presidential primary, a move made to avoid what commissioners worried would create “insanity” and...

Man accused of killing sister appealing incompetency ruling

Feb. 12, 2020 7:10 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting his sister at her Madison home is appealing a judge's ruling that he's incompetent to stand trial. The judge authorized a state mental health facility to medicate Joseph Green involuntarily, a ruling he's seeking to reverse. At Monday’s...

Assembly passes punishments for disrupting campus speeches

Feb. 11, 2020 4:19 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers continued their drive Tuesday to punish students who disrupt conservative speakers on college campuses, pushing a bill that calls for suspensions and expulsions after multiple incidents through the state Assembly. Under the bill, students who disrupt another's...

Man accused of killing sister incompetent for trial

Feb. 11, 2020 7:50 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting his sister at her home in Madison on Christmas Eve has been found incompetent to stand trial. A Dane County judge on Monday sent 57-year-old Joseph Green to a state mental health hospital until he regains competency. The State Journal says Green...

Supreme Court's Kelly raises nearly $1 million in 13 months

Feb. 10, 2020 5:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly raised almost $190,000 in January, bringing his 13-month campaign fundraising total to nearly $1 million, campaign finance reports filed Monday show. The conservative-leaning Kelly is trying to fend off liberal-leaning challengers Jill...