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DES MOINES, Iowa - The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade of would-be 2016 candidates trying to draw attention at a Saturday gathering of social conservatives. Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of Wisconsin and many others turned the Iowa Freedom Forum into the unofficial launch of the next campaign for the Iowa caucuses. 
O.J. Mayo scores 20, hot-shooting Bucks beat Pistons 101-86

MILWAUKEE - The Bucks made their coach proud with the way they moved the ball against the Detroit Pistons. With a season-high 33 assists on 41 baskets, former All-Star point guard Jason Kidd loved the way that Milwaukee got open looks in a 101-86 victory on Saturday night. "You know guys turned down a good shot to get a better shot for a teammate," Kidd said. "Make or miss that's what good teams do."

 

No. 6 Wisconsin holds off 
Michigan 69-64 in overtime

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Frank Kaminsky and his Wisconsin Badgers kept their cool after a last-second shot sent them to overtime. Kaminsky scored eight of his 22 points in the extra session, and No. 6 Wisconsin held off Michigan 69-64 on Saturday night. The Wolverines tied the game on Derrick Walton's 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left in regulation, but the Badgers went right back to their 7-footer, and Kaminsky put Wisconsin ahead to stay with a three-point play to open the scoring in overtime.

Wisconsin's 2-year budget hole forecast at up to $2 billion Beloit city manager hopes casino proposal will move forward
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker will have to plug a roughly $280 million budget shortfall by the end of June, and the state faces a two-year deficit that could be as large as $2 billion, based on new estimates released Friday by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. BELOIT - Supporters of a proposed Ho-Chunk casino in Beloit hope the proposal will move more quickly through federal review now that Gov. Scott Walker has decided against the Menominee Nation's request to build a casino in Kenosha.
Milwaukee County Zoo 
unveils name for baby gorilla
Bomb threat against 2 planes 
at Atlanta's main airport

MILWAUKEE - A male gorilla born at the Milwaukee County Zoo in November has finally been named. The name Sulaiman (SOO-lay-man) was chosen for the western lowland gorilla following a seven-day social media campaign among employees at Northwestern Mutual. Thirty-two percent of the votes were cast for Sulaiman, which means peace in Swahili. 

ATLANTA - Police bomb and dog teams searched two planes at Atlanta's main airport Saturday after authorities received what they descried as credible bomb threats, airport and law enforcement officials said. The threats targeted Southwest Airlines Flight 2492, which arrived from Milwaukee, and Delta Air Lines Flight 1156, which arrived from Portland, Oregon. 



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Added protections for consumer information on health website
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates. The Associated Press reported last week that details such as consumers' income and tobacco use were going to private companies with a commercial interest in such data.

TODAY IN SPORTS
Selig says MLB could expand internationally
NEW YORK - Bud Selig began his 8,173rd and final day in charge of baseball by waking up in a Manhattan hotel, having breakfast and working out. After nearly 22 1/2 years that began with unprecedented labor unrest, unfolded with rapid innovation and ended with unparalleled prosperity, he predicted a future filled with more transformation, perhaps with expansion to other countries.

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Stargirl
When an eccentric and fascinating homeschooler arrives at Mica Area High School, hallways buzz with texts, whispers fill the air, and eleventh-grader Leo Borlock’s life is changed forever. Based on the critically-acclaimed young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl celebrates first love, individualism, and the similarities that connect us all.

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University School of Milwaukee girls basketball vs. Port Washington 01-13-15
Posted 01-16-15


Homestead High School boys basketball vs. Germantown 01-09-15
Posted 01-16-15


Downtown Cedarburg Cedar Creek
frozen falls 01-07-15
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Families Facing Eviction
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Waukesha robbery-homicide press conference
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Wrong-way crash on Interstate 94 kills 1, injures 5
MILWAUKEE - A driver who entered Interstate 94 the wrong way is dead and five others are injured after a six-vehicle crash in Milwaukee County.

Walker tells Iowa crowd of 'go big and go bold' attitude
DES MOINES, Iowa - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is holding up his "go big and go bold" attitude as something Republicans need to emulate in Washington.

Kenosha mayor says he's disappointed with casino denial
KENOSHA - The Kenosha mayor says he's very disappointed Gov. Scott Walker decided against a request to build a casino there.

Wisconsin mine protester gets 9 months in jail
HURLEY - A woman accused of helping lead a protest that disrupted workers at a mining rig in northern Wisconsin has been sentenced to nine months in jail, a stiffer sentence than recommended by prosecutors.

12 Milwaukee aldermen condemn "rape" remark of colleague
MILWAUKEE - A dozen of Milwaukee's 15 aldermen have signed a letter condemning the remarks of a colleague who suggested there would be sexual assaults on streetcars that are part of a $124 million downtown project that he opposes.

A Waukesha County arena: Maybe Someday
WAUKESHA - When asking whether Waukesha County could be home to a Milwaukee Bucks arena or any other professional sports venue, it’s not just a case of those with the money making the rules. 

Couple waives extradition in connection with homicide
KENOSHA - A couple arrested for shoplifting in southern Wisconsin has waived extradition to Alabama in connection with a homicide investigation.

Green Bay man indicted in sexual exploitation of minors
GREEN BAY - A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a Green Bay man accusing him of coercing girls to appear in his pornographic videos.

Wausau police investigating road rage gunshot
WAUSAU - Wausau police say they're investigating a road rage shooting.

Crash victims identified as father, son
TOWN OF FOREST - Authorities say a Sheboygan Falls father and his 4-year-old son are the two people who were killed in a highway crash in Fond du Lac County.

Father arrested in fatal stabbing of his baby, another man
MILWAUKEE - A father fatally stabbed two people, including his 5-month-old daughter in her crib, and wounded two other people in an attack at a Milwaukee duplex Friday, the city's police chief said.

La Crosse County goes without heroin overdose death in 2014
LA CROSSE - There were no deaths from heroin overdoses in La Crosse County last year and officials are crediting naloxone, a drug that counteracts overdoses.

Prosecutors charge man with homicide in cold case
MADISON - Wisconsin prosecutors have accused a Michigan man of killing another man with his car in 2008.

A Bucks arena: Why not in Waukesha County?
WAUKESHA - It’s not uncommon to see the homes of professional sports teams located outside the cities they are named for - for example, the Dallas Cowboys of Arlington, Texas, the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, Mich., and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

UW-Madison will ask students to fill out sex assault survey
MADISON — University of Wisconsin-Madison officials plan to ask students to fill out a sexual assault survey this spring.

Lawmakers call for hearings on VA pain management
TOMAH — Some Wisconsin and Minnesota lawmakers are calling for congressional hearings after allegations of overmedication at the VA Medical Center in Tomah.

Milwaukee police return stolen puppy to owner
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee pet owner has been reunited with his 3-month-old Chihuahua after the puppy was stolen last week.

Conservation Congress proposes moving back wolf hunt start
MADISON - The Wisconsin Conservation Congress is gauging support for starting the state's wolf season later.

Wisconsin Assembly passes Supreme Court amendment
MADISON — The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a constitutional amendment that would rework how state Supreme Court justices pick their leader.

Assembly speaker supports more flexibility for UW System
MADISON — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he supports giving the University of Wisconsin System more flexibility.

Wisconsin unemployment rate unchanged at 5.2 percent
MADISON — Wisconsin's unemployment rate remained at 5.2 percent in December, unchanged from November.

Wisconsin lawmaker vows to bring back drunken driving bills
MADISON — A Republican lawmaker is promising to bring back a package of bills to stiffen Wisconsin's drunken driving laws.

 

 
 
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