January 18, 2020

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Winter storm pounds parts of Upper Midwest with heavy snow



















SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A winter storm was pounding parts of the Upper Midwest with heavy snow and making travel treacherous Friday. Blowing and drifting snow and whiteout conditions were expected to move in overnight Friday in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Iowa. In South Dakota and Minnesota, dozens of schools canceled classes Friday ahead of the snowfall. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem ordered state government executive branch offices in 42 counties to close early on Friday.
Rodgers-Sherman matchup highlights NFC title game
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Nine years into his career and a little more than two years removed from a debilitating torn Achilles injury, Richard Sherman is still tormenting quarterbacks on a weekly basis. Just ask Kirk Cousins. Sherman had his third career playoff interception last week in a victory over Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings that has sent the San Francisco 49ers into the NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers.
Bucks win easily again, beat Nets
117-97 for 6th straight
NEW YORK — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 20 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 117-97 on Saturday night for their sixth straight victory. The Bucks ran the NBA's best record to 38-6 with another romp. They came in beating opponents by 12.4 points per game, which would be a league record if it holds up all season, and their lead was never below that after Middleton hit consecutive 3-pointers in the final minute of the second quarter when Brooklyn was within nine.
Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Wendy’s, Fazoli’s penalized for child labor violations
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has assembled a made-for-TV legal team for his Senate trial that includes household names like Ken Starr, the prosecutor whose investigation two decades ago resulted in the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said he will deliver constitutional arguments meant to shield Trump from allegations that he abused his power.
>>How Trump's impeachment differs from a criminal trial
LOUISVILLE, KY — A franchisee will have to pay a civil money penalty of $157,114 for violating child labor requirements, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Labor. The department’s Wage and Hour Division, determined Manna Inc. violated child labor requirements by allowing 14- and 15-year-old employees to work outside of legally approved hours, and for more hours than allowed by the law.
Gun club wants talks with Delafield
Public hearing set on Fox Run redevelopment TIF district
Regulators OK natural gas power plant in northern Wisconsin Milwaukee coach prioritizes making students ‘better people’
MADISON — State regulators have approved plans for a $700 million power plant on the shores of Lake Superior despite conservationists' concerns that the facility will harm the environment. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the state Public Service Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to approve a permit for the Nemadji Trail Energy Center in Superior. The plant will be jointly owned by La Crosse-based Dairyland Power Cooperative and Duluth, Minnesota-based Minnesota Power. Plans call for the plant to use natural gas to produce 625 megawatts' worth of power. MILWAUKEE — It’s the day after Christmas, and the sounds of thumping basketballs, squeaking sneakers and shouts from Pulaski/Carmen High School boys varsity basketball coach Melvin White echo off the walls of the school’s gym. “No one in the City Conference is going to fall for that pump fake,” White howled as 11 players rotated from the top of the key to the baseline.



Boeing is working on a new software issue on the 737 Max
Boeing is working to fix a newly discovered problem with software powering up on the 737 Max, adding to the list of tasks the aircraft maker faces to get the grounded plane back in the air. Boeing said Friday it has told the Federal Aviation Administration about the issue.

Bettors leaning heavily toward home teams making Super Bowl
Pro Picks is surprised. Consider that the NFC title game is a matchup of the conferences's top two seeds. The spread favors host San Francisco (14-3) over Green Bay (also 14-3) by 7 1-2 points. In the AFC, it's the sixth-seeded Titans (11-7) at No. 2 Kansas City (13-4), which would seem to be more of a mismatch. Yet the spread is also 7 1-2.

Waukesha Janboree
From families, to adults, to children, there’s fun for everyone. Get to the Waukesha JanBoree! Friday through Jan. 26, downtown Waukesha . Enjoy many family, children, and adult events. Ice sculpting contest, where international and novice carvers form 300-pound blocks of ice into works of art. 262-524-3737


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Man arrested in death of 78-year-old man in Wisconsin
COLFAX — Authorities have arrested a man in the beating death of a 78-year-old man in western Wisconsin, the Dunn County Sheriff's Office said Friday.

Wisconsin Senate to vote on 1 of 8 homelessness bills
MADISON  — The Wisconsin Senate plans to pass one of eight bills designed to fight homelessness in Wisconsin, a bipartisan package that has run into trouble among some conservative senators concerned about the cost.

Student shot during attack on school officer to face trial
OSHKOSH — A Wisconsin teenager who was shot and wounded when he stabbed a school resource officer has been ordered to stand trial.

Medical examiner: Wisconsin death was homicide, not hit-run
TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS — Authorities in southern Wisconsin said Thursday that what they first believed was a hit-and-run death actually was a homicide.

Man sentenced for buying 'new school shooter' gun for boy
MADISON — A federal judge sentenced an Oshkosh man to a month behind bars for buying a rifle for a boy who boasted online that the weapon was a “new school shooter gun.”

37 charged in Puerto Rico to Wisconsin drug smuggling case
MILWAUKEE — Federal prosecutors have charged 37 people accused of sending cocaine and other drugs from Puerto Rico to Wisconsin and elsewhere in the country using the U.S. Postal Service, authorities said Thursday.

Former UW-Oshkosh administrators fined in misconduct case
OSHKOSH — Two former administrators of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony misconduct in connection with a financial scandal involving five building projects.

Ex-Indiana college president charged in Wis. sex sting
STURGEON BAY — The fired president of Franklin College in Indiana was charged Wednesday with three felonies after police in Wisconsin say he contacted someone he thought was a teenage boy on a dating app but was actually an undercover officer.

State to close assisted living center at veterans home
MADISON — State military officials announced Wednesday that they'll close an assisted living facility for veterans in southeastern Wisconsin this spring.

Nevada, other states part of $200K PayPal charity settlement
RENO, Nev. — The attorneys general of Nevada and 20 other states have reached a $200,000 agreement with PayPal Charitable Giving Fund Inc. to settle complaints over its handling of charitable contributions through the company's online fundraising platform.

Two Rivers officer cleared in fatal shooting
TWO RIVERS — A Two Rivers police officer was justified in using deadly force when he fatally shot a man during a traffic stop, according to investigators.

Assembly Republicans to try to override nurse training veto
MADISON — Assembly Republicans will try Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' veto of a bill that would make it easier to become a nurse's aide in Wisconsin.

Franklin College fires president following Wisconsin arrest
STURGEON BAY — Franklin College in Indiana has fired its president after he was arrested in Wisconsin on suspicion of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime and attempted child enticement, the school said Monday.

Oshkosh father found guilty of causing infant son's death
OSHKOSH — An Oshkosh father has been convicted of causing his infant son's death.

Public Service Commission member Huebsch resigns
MADISON — Wisconsin Public Service Commission member Mike Huebsch, a former speaker of the state Assembly, announced Monday he was resigning next month and would not finish off his term that runs for another year.

Wisconsin school counselor accused of hidden bathroom taping
GREEN BAY — A Green Bay high school counselor was charged Monday with secretly videotaping 15 people in a school bathroom, including one student.

Elk found dead from eating corn in northern Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE - Authorities say an elk was found dead in northern Wisconsin after it ate corn put out by a landowner in a misguided attempt to help wildlife. 

Wisconsin child dies of flu; hundreds hospitalized in state
MADISON - A child in Wisconsin has died from influenza, marking the state's first pediatric flu-related death of the season, health officials said Friday. 

Wisconsin man pleads guilty to nuclear material count
MADISON - A Wisconsin political activist accused of trying to buy a lethal dose of a radioactive substance online pleaded guilty Friday to one count of receiving a nuclear material. 

Evers approves Wisconsin Guard sex assault ombudsman
MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers on Friday approved a member of the Georgia National Guard to serve as the Wisconsin National Guard's new sexual misconduct ombudsman.

Woman arrested in 2018 death of infant in Fond du Lac
MILWAUKEE - A woman has been arrested in the 2018 death of an infant in Fond du Lac. 

Southern, eastern Wisconsin under winter storm warning
MADISON - A winter storm that is expected to hit southern, central and northeastern Wisconsin could bring several inches of snow, icy road conditions and high winds, making weekend travel hazardous, state emergency officials said Friday.

Court: Man properly sentenced despite inaccurate history
MADISON — A Milwaukee judge relied on inaccurate information about a convict's criminal history when he sentenced him to 13 years in prison, but the mistake was harmless because of the man's multiple brushes with the law, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Legal fight over estate of man deprived of water in jail
MILWAUKEE — A legal battle has developed over the division of the multimillion-dollar estate of a man who died after guards at the Milwaukee County Jail deprived him of water.

Competency exam ordered in 1976 murder case in Wisconsin
MARINETTE — A competency exam has been ordered for a man accused of killing a couple in a Wisconsin park in 1976.

Report: Driver in Milwaukee crash that killed 4 was on meth
MILWAUKEE — The driver of a speeding car that crashed into a tree in Milwaukee last month, killing himself, a woman and two of their children, was under the influence of methamphetamine and going over 90 mph, authorities said Thursday.

US blames Iran for Ukrainian jetliner downing, pledges probe
WASHINGTON — The U.S. promised “appropriate action” Friday in response to its assessment that an Iranian missile was responsible for downing a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed outside Tehran, as the Iranian government denied playing a role in the killing of all 176 people on board. 

As Iran and US take step back from the brink, Canada grieves
TORONTO — The worst had passed, it seemed, and the United States and Iran no longer appeared poised at the edge of war. 

Kaul: More needs to be done to combat sex trafficking
MADISON — Law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin are not consistently reporting human trafficking cases, leading to incomplete information and is likely undercounting the number of people who are forced into the sex trade, a report released by the state attorney general on Thursday found.  

Family mourning boy who died on Make-A-Wish trip to MOA
SUSSEX — A Wisconsin family is mourning their 11-year-old son who died on a Make-A-Wish trip to the Mall of America in Minnesota over New Year's.

Suspect shoots man, steals vehicle with toddler inside
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are looking for a suspect who shot a driver during a carjacking and fled with the vehicle and a toddler in the back seat.

Former Wisconsin official to lead EPA's Chicago office
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A former Wisconsin official has been appointed to lead a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional office covering six Midwestern states, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Wednesday.

Evers assigns 'homework' to GOP-controlled Legislature
MADISON — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, a former teacher and state superintendent of schools, assigned “homework” to the Republican-controlled Legislature on Thursday, calling on them to spend more money on combating homelessness, restrict the use of water-polluting chemicals and close a loophole that lowers property taxes for large retail stores.

Taxes consumed smaller percentage of income again in 2019
MADISON — Wisconsin residents continue to spend less of their income on taxes, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum.

Remains found in Wisconsin in '82 ID'ed as Minnesota man
BARRON — Remains found in western Wisconsin in 1982 have been identified as those of a Minnesota man, authorities said Tuesday.

Wisconsin legislator's daughter sentenced for woman's death
GREEN BAY — The daughter of a Wisconsin state legislator was found guilty Tuesday of supplying drugs that led to the death of a pregnant woman and her baby.

Wildlife groups host eagle viewings in Illinois, Wisconsin
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — Wildlife organizations are planning eagle viewing events in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Doctor finds Milwaukee acid attack suspect fit for trial
MILWAUKEE  — A 61-year-old Wisconsin man accused of throwing acid in a Latino man’s face during a racist attack is competent to stand trial, according to a doctor's report released to court Monday.

Milwaukee driver shoots children who threw snowballs at car
MILWAUKEE — A driver shot and wounded two children who threw snowballs at a car in Milwaukee, police said.

Waukesha County Courthouse closed due to bomb threat
WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Courthouse and Administration Building are closed because of a bomb threat, according to county officials.

Police search for suspect in fatal Christmas Eve hit-and-run
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are searching for a man now charged in a fatal hit-and-run on Christmas Eve.

2 snowmobile riders die after plunging into Wisconsin lake
RHINELANDER — Two snowmobile riders died and a third survived after their machines plunged into a lake in northern Wisconsin, authorities said Sunday.

Milwaukee police investigate baby's death as homicide
MILWAUKEE  — Milwaukee police say they are investigating the death of a 13-month-old boy who authorities suspect was beaten by the mother's ex-boyfriend.

Delta workers sue manufacturer Lands' End over uniforms
MADISON — Hundreds of Delta Air Lines employees have filed a pair of class action lawsuits against Wisconsin-based clothing manufacturer Lands' End, claiming that uniforms they are required to wear are causing serious medical problems.

Wisconsin county official accused of choking farm worker
SHAWANO — A Wisconsin county board member is accused of choking a worker at his farm because the worker and a colleague overslept and missed the start of their shift.

Man faces trial in 1994 Wisconsin murder case
MADISON — A judge ordered an Indiana man to stand trial for the 1994 death of a woman who was strangled and run over with a car in Madison, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin teacher admits to defecating in park for 2 years
WHITEWATER — A retiring Wisconsin English teacher cited for defecating in a public park for two years told authorities he was “being an idiot” and that he did it for convenience and to be disrespectful.

Investigators plan to move Hawaii helicopter crash wreckage
HONOLULU — U.S. investigators said Thursday they were waiting for weather to clear so they may send a recovery team to retrieve the wreckage of a tour helicopter that crashed last week into a remote mountain ridge on the Hawaii island of Kauai and killed seven people.

NYC official accused of facilitating child sex crime
NEENAH — A New York City education official was arrested in Wisconsin for allegedly using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, police say.

Man accused of killing girlfriend's new love interest
RACINE — A suburban Milwaukee man is accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend's new love interest at the victim's Racine County home.

Baby injured in Milwaukee crash dies; death toll rises to 4
A baby boy injured in a Milwaukee car crash has died, bringing the death toll from the weekend crash to four, authorities said Sunday

Kenosha police investigate death of baby boy
KENOSHA - Kenosha police are investigating the death of a baby boy. 

Milwaukee police find vehicle, still seek suspect in hit-run
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police have found the vehicle linked to the hit-and-run death of a woman on Christmas Eve but were still looking for the driver. 

Wisconsin man facing 11th drunken driving charge
STOUGHTON, Wis. - Authorities say a Wisconsin man is facing his 11th drunken driving charge after a hit-and-run crash on Christmas night.

Man charged with hate crime for Wisconsin Dells assault
LAKE DELTON - A visitor to a Wisconsin Dells resort has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly admitting that he assaulted a man based on his race in a resort bar, authorities said.

Suspect surrenders in Racine County home invasion killing
WIND LAKE, Wis. - A man wanted for fatally shooting a 40-year-old man after a home invasion in southeastern Wisconsin is in custody, authorities said Friday.

Man who killed 3 in Wisconsin crash wants to withdraw plea
A Russian immigrant wants to withdraw his guilty plea to killing three people in a wrong-way crash on a western Wisconsin interstate two years ago. 

Man who made 27,000 crosses for shooting victims is retiring
AURORA, Ill. - An Illinois man who made more than 27,000 crosses to commemorate victims of mass shootings across the country is retiring. 

US mass killings hit new high in 2019, most were shootings
The first one occurred 19 days into the new year when a man used an ax to kill four family members including his infant daughter. 

Man arrested in Christmas Eve shooting death in Madison
MADISON - Authorities say a man has been arrested in connection with a Christmas Eve homicide in Madison.








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