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Wisconsin department moves to dismiss Abrahamson's lawsuit

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MADISON — The state Department of Justice on Monday asked a federal judge to toss out Shirley Abrahamson's lawsuit demanding that she be allowed to retain her title as Wisconsin Supreme Court chief justice. Voters in April approved a constitutional amendment that allows the justices to elect their chief rather than basing the title on seniority. 
Counsell replaces Roenicke 
with Brewers after 7-18 start

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke and replaced him Monday with former Milwaukee infielder Craig Counsell. The Brewers, a major league-worst 7-18, lost 40 of their final 56 games under Roenicke. The skid included a late-season collapse last year after they led the NL Central for nearly five months and a 2-13 start this season.

Brewers win in Counsell's 
debut, 4-3 over Dodgers

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to win in Craig Counsell's managerial debut, a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw was denied his 100th career win, and took a no-decision.

 

Shooter disrupts family bike ride;
 4 dead, including gunman
Grafton development plan refined
MENASHA — The Stoffel family set out on a bike ride on a beautiful spring evening, the young Wisconsin couple and their three children pedaling across a bridge they had ridden before. They were halfway across the Little Lake Butte des Morts when a gunman, apparently upset over a fight with his ex-fiancee, opened fire. GRAFTON — Downtown redevelopment is moving forward as plans for a former lumberyard site are being refined into a combination of residential and commercial growth in Grafton. The Plan Commission last week reviewed a concept plan for the mixed-use development being designed by Shaffer Development. The development will include retail space, residential units and commercial space once the project is complete.
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GOP bill would require civics test
 to graduate from high school
Survey: States spend heavily
 to clear winter snow and ice

MADISON — Wisconsin students would have to pass the civics portion of the U.S. citizenship test to graduate from high school under a new Republican bill moving through the Legislature despite educators' misgivings. Rep. James "Jimmy Boy" Edming's bill calls for students to correctly answer at least 60 of 100 questions on the civics section of the test taken by those seeking U.S. citizenship.

 

BOSTON — Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation agencies to their limit as they fought to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey.


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McDonald's challenge: Make it simpler, but add choices
NEW YORK — McDonald's wants to simplify, simplify, simplify — but also add a bunch of choices for customers to avoid growing stale. CEO Steve Easterbrook said Monday that he will strip away the bureaucracy at McDonald's so the company can move more nimbly to keep up with changing tastes. 

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Wizards look to keep up their winning ways on road
The Washington Wizards are right at home on the road. Over the last two years, the Wizards have been the ultimate road warriors in the playoffs, winning eight of nine games away from D.C. and becoming the first team in NBA history to capture four straight Game 1s in the other team's arena.

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Body of River Falls student recovered from river
RIVER FALLS — The University of Wisconsin-River Falls confirms the death of one of its students whose body was found in a local river after leaving a bar.

Webcams keep eye on peregrine falcon nests in Wisconsin
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Webcams are tracking the habits of peregrine falcons in southeastern Wisconsin, including one nest where chicks are expected to hatch soon.

Human remains found in Winnebago County
TOWN OF VINLAND — Authorities are asking the public for help after human remains were found in east-central Wisconsin last week.

Number of Wisconsin flocks with bird flu rises to 10
MADISON — The number of Wisconsin farms where bird flu has been detected keeps rising. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Monday that a fifth case has been detected in Barron County and a third case in Jefferson County.

Milwaukee awarded 2015 Skate America
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Milwaukee has been awarded Skate America in 2015, the first time the city will host a major international figure skating event.

Man in custody after body found in Ripon area
TOWN OF RIPON — Authorities say a 45-year-old man from the Ripon area is in custody after a man's body was found in a home over the weekend.

Central Wisconsin wildfires burn 3 homes, prompt evacuation
WAUTOMA - Warm weather and dry conditions helped fuel wildfires in central Wisconsin, where three houses caught fire and 15 other homes had to be evacuated Saturday.

Portage teen gets to wear grandmother's dress to prom
PORTAGE - One Portage Junior Prom attendee will be wearing the same dress her grandmother wore to her own prom over 60 years ago.

No reports of major damage from small earthquake in Michigan
DETROIT - Geological experts say a small earthquake centered in southwestern Michigan has been felt around the state and other parts of the Upper Midwest.

Inland sport fishing season in Wisconsin is now open
HAYWARD - The inland sport fishing season is now open.

Menominee Park Zoo in Oshkosh has new wolves for opening
OSHKOSH - The Menominee Park Zoo in Oshkosh has a new family of wolves.

Gov. Walker signs bill for ride-hailing regulations
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that creates statewide regulations on ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft.

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.

 

 
 
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