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MADISON - Critics are blasting legislators after the state's budget committee passed a surprise motion last week that would allow private, home-schooled and online charter students to participate in public school district athletics and activities.
Foltynewicz pitches into 8th, 
Braves beat Brewers 2-1

ATLANTA - Rookie Mike Foltynewicz pitched three-hit ball for 7 2-3 innings, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Sunday. Foltynewicz (3-1) allowed one run in his longest start in the majors. He struck out seven. The 23-year-old Foltynewicz was one of three players acquired by Atlanta in the offseason trade that sent Evan Gattis to Houston. He was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on May 1. He lowered his ERA from 5.32 to 4.25.

Carl Edwards races to first 
victory for new JGR team

CONCORD, N.C. - Carl Edwards was as much relieved as he was excited to win at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After all, joining Joe Gibbs Racing means big expectations that he hadn't met this season before the Coca-Cola 600.

Vermont hosting Great Lakes scientists at not-so-great lake Wisconsin man slain at Fort 
Hood gets Purple Heart

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Scientists at the University of Vermont still chuckle at the memory of Lake Champlain's brief listing as the sixth Great Lake, and they don't hold a grudge: those who spent years studying the not-so-great lake are hosting colleagues from across the globe eager to hear about the latest research about the world's largest bodies of fresh water.

Cynthia Seager, wife of Russell Seager, accepts the Purple Heart during a posthumous ceremony for Russell Seager, a Milwaukee VA nurse practitioner killed in the November 2009 Fort Hood massacre.MILWAUKEE - An Army Reservist from Milwaukee who was killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shootings has been awarded the Purple Heart. An overflow crowd of family, friends, veterans, service members, medical personnel and patients honored Russell Seager on Friday at the Milwaukee VA Medical Clinic as a three-star general presented the medal to his family.
Lake Michigan fishing charters 
hang on despite challenges
Des Plaines River dams being removed to restore natural flow
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. - Indiana charter operators on Lake Michigan are hanging on, despite the declining numbers of fish and high fuel costs. Carl "Fuzzy" Stopczynski, who operates Fuzzy Bear Charters out of Michigan City, has been chartering boats for 25 years and has fished Lake Michigan for 30 years. Des Plaines RiverVERNON HILLS, Ill. - Dams that have hindered the flow of the 133-mile-long Des Plaines River for more than a century are being removed to restore its natural flow, improve aquatic habitat and make the waterway safer for people who use it. Scientists say the dams, many built in the 1920s and 30s, have outlived their usefulness and are causing environmental problems along the river, which meanders from Wisconsin through northeastern Illinois, a news outlet reported.


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John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success
TRENTON, N.J. - Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics.

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Colombia revels in Indy 500 result, Chevrolet rules the day
INDIANAPOLIS - There were surely some parties in Colombia this weekend. Juan Pablo Montoya roared back from some early damage sustained under caution to win his second Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, while fellow Colombian driver Gabby Chaves overcame some issues of his own late in the race to finish 16th in his debut.

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West Bend Memorial Day Parade
Celebrate Memorial Day and all of our veterans at 9:30 a.m. today. If you would like to partake in the parade, line-up begins at 8:30 a.m. in front of Badger Middle School. No need to pre-register. A memorial service will follow the parade north of the Old Courthouse. Free admission to the Old Courthouse will begin at 11 a.m. at 320 S. 5th Avenue, West Bend. For more information, call (262) 335-5080.

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Washington County Tennis Invitational 05-16-15
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Arrowhead vs. Waukesha North 05-14-15
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Family gets 1 week to fix issues after 80 calves found dead
BRIGHTON - The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department says it has wrapped up its "on scene" investigation of animal abuse at farms in Brighton and Paris townships and is forwarding the case to prosecutors for possible charges.

Man dies after being trapped in fiery truck 
in Racine County

KANSASVILLE - A man has died after he became trapped in a fiery pickup truck in Racine County.

Conservationists spot endangered piping plovers in Duluth
DULUTH, Minn. - A conservationist group is encouraging the public to stay away from some areas of Duluth's Park Point beach, after two endangered piping plovers were spotted there earlier this month.

Authorities search Wisconsin River for Chicago man, 21
WISCONSIN DELLS - Authorities in Columbia County are using sonar to try to find the body of a 21-year-old Chicago man who disappeared in the Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Dells.

1 dead, 4 hurt in separate Milwaukee shootings
MILWAUKEE - Three separate shootings within 21 minutes of each other left one man dead and four injured in the city of Milwaukee.

Female passenger dies after thrown from motorcycle
MILWAUKEE - A 35-year-old woman who was a passenger on a motorcycle suffered a serious head injury and died after a crash in Milwaukee.

About 162,000 U-Haul vehicle trailer hitches recalled
WASHINGTON - About 162,000 trailer hitches sold at U-Haul outlets are being recalled because of weak steel that could cause the parts to break.

Victim of island house fire in Racine County identified
WATERFORD - Racine County sheriff's officials have identified the victim of a fire that broke out in a House on a Fox River island in Waterford.

2 women in 20s killed in Milwaukee crash
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police are investigating a crash that killed two women in their 20s.

Over 80 dead calves found on 2 Kenosha County farms
BRIGHTON - Authorities are investigating potential animal abuse on two farms where over 80 dead calves were found amid deplorable conditions, the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department said Saturday.

ME: Milwaukee alderman killed in motorcycle crash was drunk
MILWAUKEE - Authorities say a Milwaukee alderman who was killed in motorcycle crash was driving drunk.

Governor appoints son of foundation president to regents
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker has appointed the son of a president of a foundation that supports conservative causes to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.

Former deputy committed in slaying of wife, sister-in-law
MADISON - A judge has committed a former Dane County sheriff's deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease to a mental health institution after a jury earlier found he was not legally responsible for killing his wife and sister-in-law.

Lawmakers nix Walker plan to eliminate higher ed board
MADISON - Lawmakers on the Legislature's budget-writing committee have killed Gov. Scott Walker's plan to eliminate a small state agency that approves and regulates for-profit colleges.

Budget panel OKs seeking to raise Medicaid premiums for some
MADISON Low-income childless adults on Wisconsin's BadgerCare Plus Medicaid program may have to pay higher premiums if they engage in risky behavior.

Wisconsin soldier killed in Korean War buried in Arlington
ARLINGTON A Wisconsin soldier reported missing during the Korean War has been buried at Arlington National Cemetery after his remains went unidentified for years.

Feingold-founded PAC suspends activity
MADISON A political action committee founded by Democrat Russ Feingold has suspended its fundraising to avoid the appearance of a conflict with his run for the U.S. Senate.

Fatal island house fire in Racine County
WATERFORD Racine County sheriff's officials say an 88-year-old man has died in a house fire on a Fox River island in Waterford.

Court: DNA surcharge was too high for felony convictions
MADISON A Wisconsin appeals court has ruled that a DNA surcharge applied to a convicted felon was too high because it was based on a law that was not in effect at the time he committed his crimes.

Finance committee to mull changes to SeniorCare budget
MADISON The Legislature's finance committee is set to make changes to Wisconsin's popular SeniorCare program.

Family of man killed at Ford Hood to get his Purple Heart
MILWAUKEE The family of a nurse practitioner from Wisconsin killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting is set to receive his Purple Heart.

Roggensack has not talked to Abrahamson since switch
MADISON Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack says "there's no chaos" on the state's highest court, and she has not spoken with former longtime Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson since she succeeded her.

Governor signs bill to keep Badger Exam off school reports
MADISON Gov. Scott Walker has signed a Republican-authored bill that would ensure scores on the statewide Badger Exam public school children are taking this spring aren't used against teachers or put on report cards measuring school performance.

Lawmakers hope to expedite 20-week abortion ban bill
MADISON Republican state lawmakers say they hope to pass a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation before the budget is debated in June.

 

 
 
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