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MADISON — A tangle of unresolved issues swirled around the Republican-controlled Legislature on Tuesday as lawmakers rushed to complete deals by the end of the week on some of the biggest pieces of Gov. Scott Walker's two-year state spending plan — including cuts to the University of Wisconsin, roads funding and paying for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.

Vogelsong, Giants complete sweep with 3-1 win over Brewers
MILWAUKEE — Ryan Vogelsong allowed one run in six innings to win his third straight start, Joe Panik hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants completed a three-game sweep in Milwaukee with a 3-1 victory Wednesday over the Brewers. The Giants bullpen finished off the last-place Brewers with three hitless innings, capped by Santiago Casilla's 1-2-3 ninth for his 14th save.
Brewers honor past, 
celebrate future with Selig exhibit
MILWAUKEE — A replica of his old County Stadium office looked so authentic to Bud Selig that it left the Milwaukee Brewers founder at a loss for words. That might be the best sign yet that the Brewers did a pretty good job with its latest homage to the former team owner and newly retired baseball commissioner.
1 of 2 girls charged in Slender Man case called model inmate Kohl’s wants to add café to Delafield store
WAUKESHA — A defense expert testified Tuesday that one of two Wisconsin girls charged as adults with trying to kill a friend to please a fictional horror character has a very low risk of future criminal behavior and a high likelihood of success in treatment. The testimony came at the start of a two-day hearing in which the 13-year-old's attorneys are trying to show she should be transferred to juvenile court. DELAFIELD - Kohl’s Corporation wants to create a café inside its Delafield location in the Nagawaukee Center off Highway 83 and Interstate 94.
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Unemployment rates drop in all Wisconsin counties
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Lawmakers says goal is to 
announce Bucks deal Wednesday
104,000 taxpayers have personal
 info stolen from IRS website
MADISON — Milwaukee officials, leaders of the Wisconsin state Legislature and the president of the Milwaukee Bucks all said Tuesday they're close to reaching a deal to pay for a new $500 million arena for the NBA team. The goal is to announce a deal Wednesday, said Rep. John Nygren, co-chairman of the Legislature's budget-writing committee. Nygren's committee is finalizing the state budget this week and intends to include a Bucks financing component. WASHINGTON — More than 100,000 taxpayers have had their personal tax information stolen from an IRS website as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds. The information was stolen from an online system called "Get Transcript," where taxpayers can get tax returns and other tax filings from previous years. 


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Amazon hires 6K full-time workers for distribution centers
NEW YORK — Amazon is hiring 6,000 full-time workers to staff up across its more than 50 distribution centers in the U.S. The workers will pick, pack and ship products to fulfill customer orders. Currently Amazon has about 50,000 full-time workers at the centers. Amazon has been opening distribution centers across the country in order to speed up delivery times. Its $99 annual Prime membership service comes with free two-day delivery on many items.

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The Latest: Stosur lucid on Sharapova threat at French Open
2011 U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur is painfully aware that she's going to have to raise her game to get past Maria Sharapova in the French Open third round. The 26th-seeded Australian has won just two of 16 previous encounters with the defending women's champion, seeded second this year.

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The swinging harmonies and soulful ballads shape Lake Street Dive’s brand of Motown-meets-Muscle Shoals soul. Not simply nostalgia, this band staggery energetic live performances keep audiences swinging and swaying all night long.

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Washington County Tennis Invitational 05-16-15
Posted 05-18-15


Arrowhead vs. Waukesha North 05-14-15
Posted 05-18-15


Milwaukee Lutheran vs. Hartford Union 05-13-15
Posted 05-18-15


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St. John's Northwestern Military Academy cadets sing
"Tell My Father."
Posted 05-27-15


Congressman Sensenbrenner shares story during Cushing Ceremony
Posted 05-26-15


Civil War education at Cushing Park
Posted 05-26-15


Final Push to Victory
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Raise Hope for Congo - Andy Mulumba
Posted 05-21-15

 

Ozaukee County canine officer Wasko gets his badge
Posted 05-13-15
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Sitcom actor accused in bar stabbing goes on trial
PORT WASHINGTON — The actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" is headed to trial in southeastern Wisconsin where he's accused of stabbing a man during a confrontation at a bar.

Committee to consider new emergency government office
MADISON — The Legislature's finance committee is set to consider Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to create a new office to ensure the government continues in the wake of a disaster.

Panel to consider stiffer penalties for unemployment fraud
MADISON  — The Legislature's finance committee is expected consider plans to impose stiffer criminal and civil penalties for unemployment benefit fraud.

Wisconsin officials lift avian flu quarantine
MADISON — Agriculture officials have lifted a quarantine zone around a Chippewa County farm where thousands of turkeys were infected with bird flu.

Wisconsin lawmakers introduce blaze pink bill
MADISON — Wisconsin lawmakers have formally introduced a bill that would legalize blaze pink for hunters.

Congress members back bills to phase out plastic microbeads
DETROIT — Two Michigan lawmakers say they and other members of Congress are sponsoring bipartisan legislation to protect the Great Lakes from the damaging effects of plastic microbeads found in some soaps and personal care products.

Lawmaker says school sports proposal benefits home-schoolers
MADISON — The state lawmaker who authored a measure that would allow private, home-schooled and online charter students to participate in public school district athletics and activities says he drafted the proposal to give children more options.

Regents pick next UW-Whitewater chancellor
MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has chosen UW-Whitewater Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Beverly A. Kopper to run the school as chancellor.

Authorities investigate bullet that hit Milwaukee ambulance
MILWAUKEE — Authorities are looking for whoever fired a gunshot that struck an ambulance responding to a call in Milwaukee.

Chicago man who went missing in Wisconsin River found dead
WISCONSIN DELLS — Authorities say they've found the body of a 21-year-old Chicago man who disappeared in the Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Dells.

Police say man shot outside his home in Waukesha 
WAUKESHA — Police are looking into the shooting of a man outside his Waukesha (WAW'-kih-shaw) home.

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.

 

 
 
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