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MILWAUKEE - Police advocacy groups in Wisconsin on Friday objected to a painting displayed at the Madison Public Library that shows an African-American boy pointing a toy gun at three riot police officers who have their weapons aimed at the child, calling it inflammatory and biased.

Packers add to secondary, 
take CB Quentin Rollins

GREEN BAY - The secondary is the first priority in the NFL draft this year for the Green Bay Packers. Another position of need on defense - inside linebacker - will have to wait at least another day. Quentin Rollins is the latest defensive back to head to Titletown after the Packers took the cornerback from Miami (Ohio) in the second round of the NFL draft with the 62nd overall selection Friday.

Rams draft 2 offensive 
linemen, quarterback
ST. LOUIS - For the St. Louis Rams, the second day of the NFL draft was all about filling roster holes. They addressed their biggest needs on Friday night, trading down to add picks and then adding two offensive linemen and a quarterback. "The elephants in the room are all out," general manager Les Snead joked. The Rams took tackle Rob Havenstein of Wisconsin in the second round and Jamon Brown of Louisville, who projects as a guard, with the first of two third-round picks.
It's a girl! Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to princess Department of Tourism says visitor spending up across state

LONDON - A princess is born. Prince William's wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, "was safely delivered of a daughter" Saturday morning, less than three hours of checking into central London's St. Mary's Hospital, royal officials said. Kensington Palace said the baby was born at 8:34 a.m. London time (0734 GMT) and weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces (3.7 kg) The announcement was greeted by cheers outside the hospital, where die-hard royal fans dressed in patriotic Union Jack gear have been camping out on the sidewalk, eagerly awaiting news. 

MADISON - For the first time in four years, every county in Wisconsin reported an increase in visitor spending in 2014, the state's Department of Tourism announced Friday. Travelers contributed $18.5 billion to Wisconsin's economy last year, up 5.5 percent from the year before, according to a state tourism report. 
Thousands expected in Baltimore rallies, now celebratory Wyoming US Rep., others 
press for national wolf delisting

BALTIMORE - A massive march planned for Saturday to protest the death of a man in police custody is now being billed as a "victory rally" after Baltimore's top prosecutor filed criminal charges against the six officers involved in the man's arrest. The thousands of marchers who are expected to hit the streets this weekend will now do so to celebrate the decision by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to charge the officers with felonies ranging from assault to murder, and encourage continued peaceful demonstrations.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis and others in Congress are pushing the U.S. Department of Interior to end federal protections for wolves nationwide. Lummis, Wyoming's lone U.S. representative, and more than 30 other members of Congress this week wrote to U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Dan Ashe, head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, calling on them to implement a stalled 2013 federal plan to end protections for wolves under the federal Endangered Species Act. 



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Inked and irked: Apple Watch users report tattoo problems
NEW YORK - It's an annoying problem for the unlucky few: the Apple Watch's heart rate monitor and even some other features might not work if you have a tattoo on your wrist. Inked and irked Apple fans have dubbed the issue "TattooGate" on Twitter, complaining that they must choose between their body art and their stylish gadget. Apple, for its part, acknowledged the issue on its support website.

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Bucks coach Jason Kidd looks ahead to bright future
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd looked ahead to what he sees as a bright future, rather than dwell on the disheartening final 48 minutes of this season. The Bucks improved from an NBA-worst 15 victories last season to 41 in their first season under Kidd. 

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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.

Lawmaker wants food stamp, drug screen bills ready in days
MADISON - The leader of the state Assembly's new public benefits reform committee says he hopes to have bills that would require food stamp users to buy healthy foods and establish drug screening for public benefit recipients ready for a floor vote by mid-May.

18-year-old faces charges in stabbing of 2 bus passengers
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee 18-year-old faces charges on accusations he stabbed two female bus passengers last week.

Private investigators to search for missing Milwaukee woman
MILWAUKEE — The father of a Milwaukee woman missing for 18 months is renewing the call to find her. Twenty-seven-year-old Kelly Dwyer was last seen in October 2013.

Federal appeals court says Ho-Chunk can offer video poker
MADISON— A federal appeals court says the Ho-Chunk Nation can offer video poker at its Madison casino.

Kenosha man to stand trial in Berit Beck's death
FOND DU LAC — A Kenosha man charged with killing a teenager in 1990 has been ordered to stand trial in Fond du Lac County.

Fewer than 2 of 10 possible voters cast ballots in election
MADISON — Final election results show that fewer than two out of every 10 possible voters cast ballots in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race earlier this month.

Accused high school coach on the run
MADISON — A Madison high school coach accused of sexually assaulting a minor is on the run. Police say the 43-year-old man fled from officers Tuesday. 

DNR reminds hunters electronic registration begins this fall
MADISON — Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding deer and bear hunters that electronic registration will be the rule statewide starting this fall.

 

 
 
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