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MADISON - Even with a new chief justice, the disputes continue behind the scenes inside the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Backers of a constitutional amendment allowing the justices to decide who will be their leader argued it would lead to more harmony on the Supreme Court. But emails released Friday show the tenure of new Chief Justice Patience Roggensack is off to a rocky start.
Peterson's 11th-inning single lifts Braves past Brewers, 3-2

AATLANTA Jace Peterson's single to left field drove in Alberto Callaspo from third base, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in 11 innings on Saturday. Peterson hit the first pitch from Brandon Kintzler (0-1) toward the gap in left-center field.

Brewers' Smith suspended 8 games for rosin, sunscreen on arm

ATLANTA - Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell didn't see a shiny substance on reliever Will Smith's right arm until it was too late. Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez had already emerged from the dugout to ask umpires to check to see if Smith was cheating.

 

 

California oil spill harder 
to clean up in choppy waters
Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu
LOS ANGELES - A 10-square-mile oil slick off the California coast is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said as more dead animals were discovered. The combination of sunlight and waves Friday helped evaporate and dissolve some of the oil that blackened beaches and covered wildlife in thick goo after a pipeline on shore leaked up to 105,000 gallons on the Santa Barbara coast Tuesday.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Egg prices reached record levels on Friday after a bird flu outbreak decimated the flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top producing state of Iowa.

Wisconsin hunters could wear pink under legislative proposal Milwaukee man pronounced 
dead, then moves limbs

MADISON - Real men - and women - could wear pink in Wisconsin's woods if a group of lawmakers get their way. The Legislature's sportsmen's caucus, a bipartisan group of legislators who focus on outdoor issues formed last January, is preparing to unveil a bill next week that would legalize blaze pink for deer hunters. The group has scheduled a news conference Tuesday at the state Capitol to announce the measure.

MILWAUKEE - A man was pronounced dead after collapsing at his Milwaukee apartment, but began to move his limbs as he was about to be taken to the morgue, authorities say. The girlfriend of the 46-year-old man had not been able to reach him for two days, and called police Tuesday asking for an officer to check on him. An officer went to the man's home and entered his apartment with the building manager. 



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California farmers agree to drastically cut water use
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record.

TODAY IN SPORTS
Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam
MONTREAL - Michael Sam has found a pro football job. In Canada. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. General manager Jim Popp considered Sam's sexuality a nonissue.

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98th Annual Boltonville Fire Department Rain Days
Come out this Memorial Day weekend and celebrate Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy live entertainment in the beer garden, Voll Marshland rides and games, water fights and a parade honoring our veterans. A turkey and ham dinner will be featured on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit
www.boltonvillefd.com

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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.

Surprise special needs voucher elicit mixed responses
MADISON The impromptu creation of a special needs voucher program early Wednesday morning caught disability rights advocates off guard, while those who supported the measure hailed the program as giving parents another option for educating their kids.

Green Bay police shooting under district attorney review
GREEN BAY A district attorney says he's reviewing a report from the Wisconsin Department of Justice on the shooting of a man who Green Bay police say stabbed an officer.

Appeals court invalidates portion of DNA surcharge
MADISON An appeals court invalidated a section of state law Wednesday that requires judges to impose a a DNA surcharge on misdemeanor convictions without submitting an actual sample, a ruling that could affect potentially thousands of criminals caught up in a wrinkle of budgetary timing.

Fitzgerald says prevailing wage repeal is unlikely
MADISON Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Wednesday that he doesn't have the votes to repeal the state's prevailing wage law, but he hopes to reform the statutes through the state budget.

Store destroyed by fire in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE Fire officials estimate the loss of a Milwaukee food and liquor store at $1 million. Firefighters responded to a massive blaze that destroyed Mother's Food & Liquor Tuesday about 10:30 p.m.

Forget grades: Wisconsin report cards may have stars
MADISON Forget grades. The Legislature's budget-writing committee early Wednesday morning voted to rate Wisconsin schools on a five-star system. Gov. Scott Walker had wanted to assign letter grades. 

Budget panel approves takeover for some Milwaukee schools
MADISON The Legislature's budget-writing committee has approved a Republican-backed plan that would place the worst-performing Milwaukee Public Schools under control of a commissioner appointed by the county executive who could convert them into private voucher schools or independent charter schools.

Committee approves alternatives for teacher licenses
MADISON Wisconsin schools would be able to hire people who don't have a bachelor's degree to teach subjects like math, science, technology and engineering under a proposal approved by the Legislature's budget-writing committee.

Drug screening for public beneficiaries approved
MADISON The Legislature's budget committee has approved requiring drug screenings for recipients of public aid programs like food stamps and unemployment benefits.

Budget committee approves more spending for prison beds
MADISON The Legislature's budget committee has approved spending an additional $5 million above previous estimates to pay for housing inmates in the state prison system.

Proposal opens public school sports to private students
MADISON Home-schooled students and those attending private, virtual or charter schools would have to be allowed to play sports and participate in extracurricular activities at their local public school under a proposal backed by Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature.

 

 
 
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