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MADISON — Responding to pressure from parents and teachers upset with the troubled rollout of a new statewide test that grade-school students are taking this spring, Assembly Republicans said Thursday they will pass a bill next month ensuring the results aren't used to measure performance.
Rose scores 34, Bulls hold 
off Bucks 113-106 in double OT

MILWAUKEE — Derrick Rose scored 34 points, Jimmy Butler added 24 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-106 in double overtime on Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series. Butler got the second overtime off to a rousing start, intercepting a backcourt pass from Giannis Antetokounmpo and racing in for a layup. 

Lohse, Brewers snap 8-game 
losing streak, beat Reds 4-2

MILWAUKEE — Kyle Lohse bounced back from a poor start this season and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped an eight-game losing streak, beating the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Thursday. Closer Francisco Rodriguez pumped his right arm and yelled after recording the final out. The win was a relief for the Brewers, whose 3-13 mark is the worst in the majors.

 

In visit, Walker discounts idea Wisconsin lagging Minnesota A grocery store of their own
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Likely GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker hopped across the border Thursday to mingle with Minnesota Republicans and while there discounted suggestions that Wisconsin's economy has performed worse in his time as governor than its Democratic-led neighbor. WAUKESHA - Good Harvest Market co-owner Joe Nolan wants his new larger natural food store and cafι to be a place where people come and stay awhile - their third place. Referring to the book “The Great Good Place” by Ray Oldenburg regarding community building, Nolan said the first place is home and the second place is work, while the third place should have food and drink, is highly accessible, involves regulars, is welcoming and comfortable and a place to find old and new friends.
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Ex-deputy with Lou Gehrig's
 disease not guilty in killings
Majerus Foundation giving 
$1M to Marquette for scholarship

MADISON — A jury on Thursday found a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease not legally responsible in the killing of his wife and sister-in-law. Andrew Steele, 40, will be committed for life to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, which will conduct a predisposition investigation. 

 

MILWAUKEE — The family foundation named after the late former Marquette coach Rick Majerus has given a $1 million gift to the university to create an endowed scholarship in his name. Marquette said the money will help first-generation students who demonstrate financial need pay for tuition in the College of Arts and Sciences. It is the largest scholarship gift in the school's history.

 



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Comcast deal may be dead, but cable consolidation will go on
NEW YORK — Even if Comcast's $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on. Combining the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof, along with NBCUniversal.

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Manfred: Rose will be allowed to be part of 
All-Star Game
NEW YORK — Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer's All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati. Rose, baseball's career hits leader and a former Reds star player and manager, agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport in 1989 after a Major League Baseball investigation concluded he bet on his team to win while he was managing the club.

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Walker political group to reimburse travel costs
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker's nonprofit political group says it will reimburse the state for costs related to the likely presidential candidate's political travel.

Jury indicts man accused of trying to join Islamic State
MADISON — A federal grand jury in Madison has formally indicted a Wisconsin man accused of attempting to join the Islamic State group.

Barron County turkey flock is sixth with bird flu in state
MADISON — The deadly bird flu virus has been detected in a 90,000 turkey flock in Barron County.

Republicans want to end lawmakers' unpaid sick leave benefit
MADISON — A pair of Republican lawmakers wants to do away with a perk for Wisconsin state senators and representatives.

Bill to fix problem with marijuana byproduct law circulated
MADISON — A Republican state senator is circulating a proposal designed to help make a marijuana byproduct available to treat people with seizures a year after it was legalized but still not accessible.

State gives final approval for high-voltage power line
MADISON — Wisconsin regulators have given final approval to a $580 million high-voltage power line that will run between Madison and La Crosse.

Subject of numerous manhunts arrested at casino
BARABOO — A fugitive who was the target of numerous manhunts around Wisconsin has been arrested at a casino.

Packers' Thanksgiving game will displace traditional meal
GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers' Thanksgiving matchup with the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field will displace a long-held tradition in the stadium's atrium.

Appeals court: Navajo inmate can wear headband, eat venison
MADISON — A Navajo Indian imprisoned in Wisconsin can wear a headband in his cell and celebrate a tribal feast with wild venison, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Walker says there won't be 'huge amount' of new revenue
APPLETON — Gov. Scott Walker says new tax collection forecasts coming out in May will not provide a windfall, but any additional revenue should first be directed to help K-12 schools.

Mom of fatally shot boy, 11, upset about court punishments
ELKHORN — The mother of a fatally shot 11-year-old boy from the town of Sharon says punishments handed down in the case lessen the value of his life.

Budget committee approves funding for dead deer removal
MADISON — The state Department of Natural Resources would continue to get funding to pay for removal of deer struck by motorists on Wisconsin roadways under a vote by the Legislature's budget committee.

Online renewal of Wisconsin driver's licenses scaled back
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker's proposal allowing Wisconsin driver's licenses to be renewed online one time has been scaled back by the Legislature's budget committee.

Wisconsin DOJ charges trucker with multiple sexual assaults
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Justice has charged an Oconto-based trucker with multiple counts of child enticement and sexual assault of a child.

Man's body found on UW-Eau Claire campus
EAU CLAIRE — Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a park on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus.

Girl, 14, stabbed during robbery on Milwaukee County bus
MILWAUKEE — Authorities say a 14-year-old girl was the second person stabbed during a robbery on a Milwaukee County Transit System within two days.

DNR may get out of the dead deer business
MADISON — Spot a dead deer on the side of the road? Gov. Scott Walker doesn't want the state Department of Natural Resources paying to clean it up.

Harley-Davidson 1st-quarter results mixed, cuts outlook
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson's first-quarter profit edged up, benefiting from a reduced tax rate. But the motorcycle maker's revenue missed expectations and the company lowered its full-year forecast for motorcycle shipments, citing increased discounting among its rivals.

 

 
 
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