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Man charged with killing 3 in Wisconsin tavern shooting

Apr. 22, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man was charged Wednesday with killing three people and wounding three others in a weekend shooting at a crowded bar. Prosecutors charged Rakayo Vinson, 24, of Kenosha, with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide and three...

Dozens of vehicles crash on a snowy interstate, 1 killed

Apr. 22, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of vehicles crashed in near whiteout conditions on a Washington County interstate, killing one person and seriously injuring six people, according to sheriff’s officials. At least 48 vehicles, including several semis, were involved in...

Police chiefs hail Chauvin verdict as a key step to healing

Apr. 22, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

Not long after a jury convicted former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin of killing George Floyd, police chiefs across the U.S. started speaking up. And it wasn't to defend the police. New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said convicting Chauvin on...

Narvaez, Peterson homer, Brewers win 4-2 to sweep Padres

Apr. 21, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Omar Narvaez hit a two-run homer, Jace Peterson added a solo shot and six pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts for the Milwaukee Brewers, who beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. San Diego right-hander Dinelson Lamet...

Evers orders use of force updates for state law enforcement

Apr. 21, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday ordered the Wisconsin State Patrol and other state law enforcement agencies to update their use of force policies to prohibit chokeholds, unless as a last resort, after the Assembly's bipartisan racial disparities task force issued 18...

Brewers sign Strange-Gordon to minor league contract

Apr. 21, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former All-Star Dee Strange-Gordon has signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and been assigned to the alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin. Strange-Gordon, who turns 33 on Thursday, had gone to spring training with the...

NCAA volleyball semis: Kentucky-Washington, Texas-Wisconsin

Apr. 21, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Alli Stumler had a premonition she and her Kentucky teammates would break through this year and reach the NCAA national semifinals for the first time in program history. It hit her when she was in Pittsburgh to attend the 2019 championship match as a...

Audit: Wisconsin economic agency's performance improving

Apr. 21, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The performance of Wisconsin’s troubled economic development agency improved over the last fiscal year but it must sharpen its oversight of tax credit contracts, policies on closing contracts and the accuracy of online data, according to an audit released Wednesday. ...

Green Bay city attorney releases report on fall election

Apr. 21, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay's city attorney has released a report in response to questions about the integrity of the community's November election raised by Republican state lawmakers and other conservatives. Vanessa Chavez's 19-page report mirrors the city's...

Officials: Retired officer kills teenage son, takes own life

Apr. 21, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

WATERTOWN, Wis. (AP) — A retired Watertown police officer killed his teenage son and then took his own life, according to investigators. Watertown police say they were called to check on the welfare of Douglas Teuteberg Friday. Officers tried to call the 52-year-old...