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OCONOMOWOC — A train struck a semi truck in downtown Oconomowoc Friday morning. The train’s engine is stopped near the George Webb restaurant on Wisconsin Avenue. The initial impact appears to have happened where Main Street crosses the railroad tracks at Summit Avenue. There is debris, which appears to be from the semi truck, thrown onto Summit Avenue.
Morant's triple-double leads 
Murray St upset over Marquette
HARTFORD, Conn. - The game was in hand for Murray State and sensational point guard Ja Morant, who dominated Marquette in every way. With a chance to make some NCAA Tournament history, Morant's coach told him to hit the boards and grab the rebound that would push him to an elusive triple-double. Morant went up for a missed shot, snatched the ball away from an eager teammate, and that was it.
After long year, Virginia 
gets chance at NCAA redemption
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Virginia has watched the motivational pick-me-up videos. The players have relived the loss when they are too tired to do one more drill at practice. And the Cavaliers have finally answered the last question about being the first No. 1 seed to lose in a NCAA Tournament game before getting a chance to redeem themselves. On Friday, 370 days after the stunning 20-point loss to UMBC, Virginia (29-3) gets to take the court again as a top seed, this time against Gardner-Webb.
Judge blocks laws limiting powers of Wisconsin governor Survey: Americans will spend more at businesses with clean bathrooms
MADISON - A judge on Thursday temporarily blocked Wisconsin Republicans' contentious lame-duck laws limiting the powers of new Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who immediately used his restored authority to pull the state out of a multistate challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess brushed aside GOP concerns that striking down the lame-duck laws would leave thousands of other statutes passed in so-called extraordinary sessions susceptible to challenge.
>>Republicans ask to stay order blocking lame-duck laws

MENOMONEE FALLS — Nothing is more of a shopping or eating turnoff than a dirty bathroom. In fact, 52 percent of people who responded to a survey conducted by Menomonee Falls-based Bradley Corp. said they’d likely spend more money at a business with a well-maintained bathroom.
>>Actuant reports 2Q income
>>Lands’ End reports 4Q profit of $16.2 million
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MillerCoors sues Anheuser-Busch over corn syrup ads
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CBD dispensary to open in Cedarburg

Democrat Kaul defends 
Wisconsin abortion law
Wisconsin unemployment 
drops to 2.9 percent in February
MADISON - Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul is defending Wisconsin's abortion restrictions in a legal filing made in response to a federal lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood. The filing Thursday comes a week after Republican lawmakers took steps to hire their own attorneys to intervene in the case because they don't trust Kaul will vigorously defend the laws. Kaul was endorsed by Planned Parenthood in the election and received more than $80,000 from its political action committee.  MADISON - Wisconsin's unemployment rate has dropped to 2.9 percent after five straight months at 3 percent. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that Wisconsin's unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in February. That is near the record-low of 2.8 percent reached in April last year. Prior to last year, Wisconsin's unemployment rate never dropped below 3 percent. Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman says the drop in unemployment reflects a tight labor market.


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Brexit delay gives UK more time to solve political crisis
BRUSSELS - Extra time has been added to the Brexit countdown clock. The European Union has granted Britain a few more weeks to overcome its political deadlock and chart a smooth road out of the bloc - or change its mind and seek a much longer delay. Here's a closer look at what is possible to happen next.

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NCAA tournament teams in San Jose content to slow it down
SAN JOSE, Calif. - When fans settle in to watch the NCAA Tournament games at the Shark Tank this weekend they should have plenty of extra time to check their phones after baskets to see what's happening at other sites around the country. While some teams may prefer to run and gun and launch shots as quickly as possible, the eight teams sent to San Jose on the opening weekend are among the slowest-paced teams in the entire tournament.

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95th Annual Realtors Home & Garden Show
Sweep aside your outdated and overgrown home and garden spaces and get inspired at this year's REALTORS Home & Garden Show presented by Unilock. There's no better place to learn about all the hottest home improvement tips and trends. The nation's longest running garden show runs today through March 31 at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

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Assembly committee OKs lifting elk hunt limits
MADISON - A legislative committee has decided to allow Wisconsin wildlife officials to lift restrictions on the state's elk hunt.

Judge gives gas station owner 2.5 years over synthetic pot
MADISON - A federal judge has ordered a Madison-area gas station chain owner to spend two-and-a-half years in prison and pay a $1 million fine for selling synthetic marijuana and possessing untaxed chewing tobacco.

Vos doesn't want to testify in redistricting case
MADISON - Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is refusing to testify in a federal lawsuit alleging that political boundary maps he helped draw were illegally gerrymandered.

Planned Parenthood spends $120,000 to help Neubauer
MADISON - An arm of Planned Parenthood is spending $120,000 to help the campaign of Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Lisa Neubauer.

Police identify victims in fatal Michigan snowmobile crash
ROCK RIVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Authorities have identified two people killed when their snowmobiles collided on a trail in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Gov. Evers wants to raise state unemployment benefits
MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers wants to boost Wisconsin's unemployment benefits and eliminate some requirements to qualify for them. 

3 workers hurt in building collapse in northeast Wisconsin
TOWN OF LAWRENCE - A building collapse has injured three construction workers in northeastern Wisconsin. 

Vos panel considers health threats from water pollution
MADISON - Wisconsin's water supply faces contamination threats ranging from fertilizer to fire-fighting foam, creating a risk of birth defects, cancer and learning disabilities, state regulators told legislators Wednesday at the first meeting of a task force examining water pollution. 

3 workers hurt in building collapse in northeast Wisconsin
TOWN OF LAWRENCE — A building collapse has injured three construction workers in northeastern Wisconsin.

Manitowoc police ask for help in solving double homicide
MANITOWOC — Manitowoc police are asking for the public's help in solving the killings of a man and his daughter last September.

Man shot by university police in stable condition
MILWAUKEE — Officials say a man shot by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police on campus is hospitalized in stable condition.

Bill would force interlocks for first-time drunken drivers
MADISON — Democratic legislators are proposing a bill that would require all first-time drunken drivers to use ignition interlock devices.

Milwaukee archdiocese removes names of two priests
MILWAUKEE — The Archdiocese of Milwaukee will remove the names of former archbishops William Cousins and Rembert Weakland from its buildings as part of the Catholic Church's response to clergy sexual abuse of minors.

Report: Some Wisconsin residents face housing cost burden
MADISON — About 13 percent of Wisconsin residents are paying more than half of their income on rent or a home mortgage and this could have a negative impact on their health care, according to an annual report ranking the health of nearly every county in the U.S. Sheri Johnson, director of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, said a person's ability to afford medication or transportation to a doctor can be affected if they spend a large portion of their income on housing.

Kaul pulls support for Indiana, Ohio abortion laws
MADISON — Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul has withdrawn Wisconsin's support for laws in Indiana and Ohio that limit abortion access.  

2020 Democrats' new litmus test: Abolish Electoral College
The Green New Deal and "Medicare for All" are old news. The hottest position in the Democratic presidential field this week is abolishing the Electoral College. 

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates defend past actions
MADISON — Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn said during a debate Tuesday that his Christian beliefs never affect how he rules as a judge. 

Plover church destroyed by fire
PLOVER — Officials say a Plover church is a total loss following a fire.
Authorities say no one was inside the Springs United Methodist Church when the fire broke out Monday. 

Tourism chief wants to lure visitors to Wisconsin by plane
MADISON — The state Department of Tourism's new leader says she wants to launch a new marketing campaign to draw visitors to Wisconsin by plane.

2 dead, 3 injured in Washington County crash
TOWN OF JACKSON — Two men have died and three others have been injured in a head-on crash in Washington County.

Wisconsin DOJ releases school threat assessment protocols
MADISON — The state Department of Justice is releasing new guides to help schools identify potential threats. The agency released the Wisconsin School Threat Assessment Protocol and the Wisconsin Comprehensive School Security Framework on Monday.

Man facing 8th OWI offense tried to drink in front of deputy
PORTAGE — Authorities in southern Wisconsin say a 56-year-old Cambria man arrested on suspicion of his 8th OWI offense tried to drink in front of a deputy.

Smart offers advice to Wisconsin town on teen's kidnapping
BARRON — Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart says it's OK for residents of a northwestern Wisconsin town to "smile, but don't stare" if they bump into a 13-year-old local girl recovering from the killings of her parents and her own abduction.

Federal appeals court OKs tax-free housing for clergy
MADISON — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a law giving clergy tax-free housing allowances is constitutional, overturning a ruling in Wisconsin that said it was an unconstitutional benefit and delivering a huge win to religious leaders who had fought to keep the substantial benefit.

Judge OKs deal for PCB polluters to cover Fox River clean-up
MADISON — A federal judge has approved a settlement calling for three paper companies that polluted the Fox River and Green Bay with chemicals decades ago to cover hundreds of millions of dollars in remaining cleanup costs.

Wisconsin's Evers declares flooding emergency
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers has declared a state of emergency across Wisconsin as heavy rain and melting snow flood roads, fields and communities.

82-year-old suspect in 1976 shooting arrested in Wisconsin
SILVER CLIFF — Wisconsin authorities have arrested an 82-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting a young couple 43 years ago.

Bonuses for Wisconsin pension fund managers drop
MADISON — Wisconsin pension fund managers and those who work directly with the state's investments will receive bonuses totaling $9.8 million this year, down 15 percent from 2018.

Flooding closes roads, causes evacuations in upper Midwest
FARGO, N.D. — Interstates in North Dakota and South Dakota were reopening Friday as residents were digging out from a late-winter storm. Still, authorities were urging residents to use caution while traveling on snow-covered roads.

Butterball recalls ground turkey after 4 salmonella cases
MADISON — Butterball LLC issued a voluntarily recall of more than 78,000 pounds (35,400 kilograms) of raw ground turkey products nationwide Thursday as Wisconsin health officials investigate four salmonella cases in the state.

5 Argentinean men charged in Wisconsin drug investigation
MILWAUKEE — Federal prosecutors in Wisconsin say authorities arrested three men in Argentina suspected of using illegal online pharmacies to import oxycodone and other drugs into the U.S.

Flooding prompts evacuations along Fond du Lac
FOND DU LAC — A fire official says workers have helped as many as 300 people evacuate from their homes because of ice-jam flooding along the Fond du Lac River in eastern Wisconsin.

Man arrested for killing mother of his child, girl missing
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police have arrested the man wanted for killing the mother of his child, wounding a second woman and for abducting the toddler. But, there is no sign of the 2-year-old girl.

Milwaukee house fire kills man, boy; 2 others escape
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee authorities say a 4-year-old boy and a man have died in a house fire.

Review finds 24 suspected voter fraud cases
MADISON — The Wisconsin Election Commission says its statewide review of elections in the past year have turned up two dozen cases of suspected voter fraud or irregularities.

Amtrak announces interest in Minnesota-Wisconsin rail line
SUPERIOR — Amtrak has expressed interest in building an up to $600 million passenger rail line between Minneapolis and the twin port cities of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin.

Judge rules suspect in hospital ramp killing incompetent
MILWAUKEE — A judge has found a Milwaukee man incompetent to stand trial in the beating death of a nurse practitioner in a hospital parking garage.

DATCP chief non-committal on taking over deer farm fences
MADISON — The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection isn't saying whether he thinks his agency should take over regulating deer farm fencing from wildlife officials.

Small-engine maker moving work from Wisconsin to Mississippi
HATTIESBURG, Miss.  — A maker of small engines is consolidating operations from Wisconsin to Mississippi, with plans to hire 250 people there over the next two years.

Defense: Complaint in 1979 murder case should be thrown out
WAUKESHA — The attorney for a Florida man charged with killing his wife in Wisconsin 40 years ago is attempting to have a criminal complaint against the defendant dismissed, saying prosecutors didn't including enough details about how they think the crime occurred.

Woman gets 3 years for sending meth to Red Cliff reservation
MADISON — A judge has sentenced a California woman to three years in prison for shipping methamphetamine to the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa's reservation in northern Wisconsin.

Officers, K9 partners visit girl with inoperable brain tumor
HARTLAND — A 7-year-old Wisconsin girl with a potentially fatal brain tumor got a boost of support from some furry law enforcement officers.

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay offers water science major
GREEN BAY — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay plans to offer a new undergraduate degree in water science this fall in part to fill a worker shortage as the state invests more into water quality programs.

Wisconsin doll-maker aims to fill diversity gap in retail
NEW BERLIN — A Wisconsin woman has been making custom dolls to celebrate the diversity of children who aren't well-represented in toy stores.

Milwaukee County Jail to stop cooperating with ICE agents
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office will no longer share information about people detained in the jail with federal immigration officials.

Upper Midwest hit with rain, sleet and heavy snow
MINNEAPOLIS - A storm bringing a mixed bag of heavy, wet snow in some areas and rain and sleet in others made travel hazardous Saturday in the Dakotas and Minnesota, some of which was due to street flooding.

Great Lakes see 'superior' ice coverage, but it won't last
DETROIT - As ice coverage goes, it's Superior.

Waunakee man committed to state hospital 
for killing woman

MADISON - A Waunakee man who shot his neighbor to death in her home last summer was ordered committed to a state mental hospital for life.

 

 
 
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