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WASHINGTON - Wisconsin's Scott Walker has emerged as a force in the 2016 White House contest. It's a position two other Republican governors from the Midwest, lesser known but similarly ambitious, undoubtedly would like to be in.

Counsell replaces Roenicke with Brewers after 7-18 start

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke and replaced him Monday with former Milwaukee infielder Craig Counsell. The Brewers, a major league-worst 7-18, lost 40 of their final 56 games under Roenicke. The skid included a late-season collapse last year after they led the NL Central for nearly five months and a 2-13 start this season.

Brewers win in Counsell's debut, 4-3 over Dodgers

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to win in Craig Counsell's managerial debut, a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw was denied his 100th career win, and took a no-decision.

 

Madison bans discrimination 
against atheists, non-religious
Muslims plan to build 
mosque in Wausau area
MADISON — While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren't invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin's capital city were busy protecting the rights of another group: atheists. In what is believed to be the first statute of its kind in the United States, Madison banned discrimination against the non-religious on April 1, giving them the same protections afforded to people based on their race, sexual orientation and religion, among other reasons.

WAUSAU — A group of central Wisconsin Muslims wants to build a mosque in the Wausau area to help meet the growing number of worshippers. The Islamic Society of Central Wisconsin has purchased a building for the mosque and hopes to have construction complete within the next two years.

Police: 4 dead, 1 hurt in
 shooting on Wisconsin bridge
Survey: States spend heavily
 to clear winter snow and ice

MENASHA — Four people are dead and another person is injured after a shooting on a bridge in eastern Wisconsin that a police chief says appears to be a "random act." The Menasha Police Department said in a statement that the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Sunday on the Fox Cities Trestle Trail bridge.

 

BOSTON — Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation agencies to their limit as they fought to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey.


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McDonald's to detail latest turnaround plans
NEW YORK — McDonald's is set to unveil its latest plans to revive its sputtering business on Monday. The plans are to be detailed just two months after CEO Steve Easterbrook stepped in to take charge of the world's biggest hamburger chain.

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NFL linebacker's case highlights rise of revenge porn laws
Amid a national push to punish jilted lovers and others who distribute racy photos, NFL linebacker Jermaine Cunningham will be the most recognizable defendant yet to face "revenge porn" charges when he appears in court Wednesday.

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Man in custody after body found in Ripon area
TOWN OF RIPON — Authorities say a 45-year-old man from the Ripon area is in custody after a man's body was found in a home over the weekend.

8th case of bird flu detected in Wisconsin
MADISON — An eighth case of bird flu virus has been detected in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Sunday the latest case is in a commercial turkey flock in Barron County.

Central Wisconsin wildfires burn 3 homes, prompt evacuation
WAUTOMA - Warm weather and dry conditions helped fuel wildfires in central Wisconsin, where three houses caught fire and 15 other homes had to be evacuated Saturday.

Portage teen gets to wear grandmother's dress to prom
PORTAGE - One Portage Junior Prom attendee will be wearing the same dress her grandmother wore to her own prom over 60 years ago.

No reports of major damage from small earthquake in Michigan
DETROIT - Geological experts say a small earthquake centered in southwestern Michigan has been felt around the state and other parts of the Upper Midwest.

Inland sport fishing season in Wisconsin is now open
HAYWARD - The inland sport fishing season is now open.

Menominee Park Zoo in Oshkosh has new wolves for opening
OSHKOSH - The Menominee Park Zoo in Oshkosh has a new family of wolves.

Gov. Walker signs bill for ride-hailing regulations
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that creates statewide regulations on ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft.

Wisconsin first lady launches childhood trauma care website
MADISON - Wisconsin first lady Tonette Walker has launched a website for Fostering Futures, a collaborative effort aimed at providing trauma care for children.

DOJ probing more officer-involved deaths in wake of new law
MADISON - A new report shows the state Department of Justice is investigating substantially more officer-involved deaths in the wake of a new law requiring outside agencies run such probes.

State Sen. Farrow announces July 17 resignation
MADISON - Republican state Sen. Paul Farrow, of Pewaukee, says he will resign from his seat effective July 17.

Walker says deal on new Bucks arena 'close'
MILWAUKEE - Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks a deal to pay for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks is "close."

Fishing season includes catch, release in popular lakes
MINOCQUA - Anglers eager to drop a fishing line in the open water are heading for Wisconsin's lakes, rivers and streams.

Lake Express ferry begins 12th season on Lake Michigan
MILWAUKEE - The ferry connecting Wisconsin and Michigan is off and running for its 12th season.

2 people killed in Milwaukee shooting
MILWAUKEE - Authorities say two people are dead after a street fight erupted overnight in a north side Milwaukee neighborhood.

Former Shell employee ordered to pay $19.3M in fuel leak
MADISON - A former pipeline inspector must pay nearly $19.3 million in restitution for his role in a jet fuel leak at General Mitchell International Airport three years ago.  

Regulators approve Wisconsin Energy acquisition
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin regulators have approved a $9 billion transaction that combines Wisconsin Energy Corp. and Integrys Energy Group.

Senate committee to hold hearing on ending prevailing wage
MADISON — The state Senate's labor committee has scheduled a hearing on a GOP bill that would repeal Wisconsin's prevailing wage law.

Johnson subpoenas VA inspector general for Tomah documents
MADISON — U.S. Senator Ron Johnson says he has subpoenaed the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of the Inspector General for information on an embattled medical center in Tomah.

Assurant selling or closing health insurance division
MILWAUKEE — The parent company of Assurant Health said it will sell or shut down the insurer, which has struggled financially since the introduction of the federal Affordable Care Act.

Former coach turns self in on assault accusations
MADISON — Police say a Madison high school coach accused of sexually assaulting a minor has surrendered to authorities.

Wisconsin DA says VA ha lagged in drug-dealing probe
MADISON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has moved too slowly in its investigation of interstate drug distribution, a Wisconsin district attorney said Thursday in a letter to the agency's secretary and members of Congress.

Republicans propose banning cellphones in construction zones
MADISON — Republicans are moving a bill through the Wisconsin Legislature that would prohibit drivers from using cellphones in construction zones.

Senate committee OKs 70 mph speed limit bill
MADISON — The state Senate's transportation committee has approved a bill that would clear the way for a 70 mph speed limit.

 

 
 
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