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MADISON - Foxconn Technology Group said Thursday it remains committed to "long term" job creation in Wisconsin, after Gov. Tony Evers said it was unrealistic to expect the company to employ 13,000 people as promised. Evers also raised the possibility of renegotiating Foxconn's contract for a planned factory and development in southeast Wisconsin.
Bellinger, Muncy, Urias 
lead Dodgers past Brewers 3-1
MILWAUKEE — Cody Bellinger hit his 10th home run, Max Muncy also went deep, and Julio Urias struck out a career-high nine and allowed one hit in six strong innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to five games. Bellinger drove a 3-2 pitch from reliever Matt Albers (1-1) into the Dodgers' bullpen in right center in the sixth inning.
Players demand say in women's hockey future after CWHL folds
Hilary Knight put aside the jet lag and fresh memories of helping the United States win its latest world hockey championship to begin looking ahead to next season. Yes, the star forward intends on playing professionally in October. The only question Knight can't answer is where. "Yeah, exactly," she told The Associated Press by phone this week, shortly after returning home to Idaho after a 2-1 shootout victory over host Finland in the gold-medal game Sunday.
Marijuana advocates trying 
again for Wisconsin legalization
Donut Squad brings specialty doughnuts to Waukesha
MADISON - Marijuana advocates have high hopes that the latest proposal to legalize pot in Wisconsin has a better chance of success than ever given growing public support, but the bill unveiled Thursday again faces stiff opposition from Republicans who control the Legislature. That's not deterring Democratic Rep. Melissa Sargent, of Madison, who said voter approval of non-binding referendums in support of medical marijuana and recent polls show public support is at "an all-time high."

WAUKESHA — Waukesha’s newest doughnut slinger known as the “Donut Squad” has hit the downtown streets after the business had a soft opening on April 12. Kit Kats, S’mores and Fruity Pebbles- topped doughnuts are just a few of the unique fried dough options offered by Donut Squad, 308 W. Broadway.
>>March retail sales gains 'very encouraging'
>>Delafield Brewhaus celebrates two decades in Lake Country
>>ManpowerGroup reports 1Q income of $53.5 million
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Snap-On had earnings of $177.9 million in 1Q

Columbine focuses on healing 
as questions loom after manhunt
Brands roll with stoner 'holiday' 
as pot legalization grows
LITTLETON, Colo. - A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida teen "infatuated" with the shooting to buy a shotgun and kill herself in the snowy foothills nearby. Many questions remained unanswered about 18-year-old Sol Pais, but a friend disputed the contention by authorities that she posed a threat. LOS ANGELES - Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. No, Hallmark doesn't yet have a card to mark "420." But many other businesses inside and outside the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry are using April 20, or 4/20, to roll out marketing and social media messaging aimed at connecting with consumers driving the booming market.


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Drones, supercomputers and sonar deployed against floods
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and sonar that scans deep under water are helping to maintain flood control projects and predict just where rivers will roar out of their banks.

TODAY IN SPORTS
Pack might need to shift draft priority for help on offense
As long as they've had Aaron Rodgers at the helm, the Green Bay Packers have largely used the top of the draft for help on defense. This might be the year for the Packers to shift priorities, with one of the NFL's all-time great quarterbacks now at age 35. 

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Easter Egg Hunt
Join in the 2019 Easter Egg Hunt at Eagle Town Park. This free event starts at 10 a.m. Friday. Raffle prizes are available for each age group. Visit with farm animals, Eagle Police and Fire Departments and the Easter Bunny! Coffee, hot chocolate, water and cookies provided. 

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Dane County leads state in population growth
MADISON - New U.S. Census Bureau figures show Dane County led the state in population growth in 2018.

Booker in Wisconsin Tuesday
MILWAUKEE - Sen. Cory Booker will be the fifth Democratic presidential contender to campaign in Wisconsin in advance of the 2020 election.

Not guilty pleas entered in crash that killed 3 relativesers
KENOSHA - An Illinois man charged in a crash that killed three family members, including a doctor, a nurse and a dentist, has pleaded not guilty in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin unemployment remains at 2.9 percent in March
MADISON - Wisconsin's unemployment rate remains at 2.9 percent for the second month in a row.

Wisconsin's SeniorCare program extended for 10 years
MADISON — Wisconsin's popular prescription drug program for senior citizens has been granted approval to continue operating for at least another decade. 

Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects annexation for sand mine
MADISON — The state Supreme Court has rejected the city of Whitehall's attempt to annex land for a sand mine. The city council in 2015 approved annexing about 1,250 acres from the Town of Lincoln.

11-year-old girl struck by gunshot fired into a house
MILWAUKEE — An 11-year-old girl has been struck by gunfire shot into a Milwaukee home.

Official: Jayme Closs' kidnapper not cooperating on sentence
BARRON — Authorities say a Wisconsin man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents is refusing to cooperate in his presentence investigation.

Outdoor enthusiasts support CWD bounties program
MADISON — Wisconsin wildlife officials should again offer bounties for deer carcasses infected with chronic wasting disease as the ailment continues to sweep unabated across the state, two-thirds of outdoor enthusiasts who responded to a survey last month said.  

Kaul won't restart juvenile prison investigation
MADISON — Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said Wednesday that he's not going to launch a new investigation into the state's juvenile prisons, the same day that a new report showed young inmates are still being pepper sprayed, shackled and held in solitary confinement despite a court order to reduce such practices.

Wisconsin governor wants to renegotiate Foxconn contract
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that he wants to renegotiate Wisconsin's nearly $3 billion contract with Foxconn Technology Group, saying it's "unrealistic" to think the company will employ 13,000 people as originally promised.  

Former House Speaker Paul Ryan to lecture at Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is joining the University of Notre Dame faculty and will be a guest lecturer in political science and economics.

Prosecutors: Wisconsin teen typed plan to kill grandparents
APPLETON — A 17-year-old typed out pages on how he planned to fatally shoot his grandparents and law enforcement found those notes with a book on an executioner in the teen's backpack after he called 911 and confessed to the killings, prosecutors in Wisconsin said Tuesday.

Wisconsin nonprofit to open first peer-run veterans home
MILWAUKEE — Veterans organizations like Dry Hootch have long sought better care in the community for their colleagues seeking behavioral and substance abuse treatment.

Students say gym teacher had black kids research slave games
SHOREWOOD — A Wisconsin middle school gym teacher has been placed on indefinite leave while district officials look into claims that she separated students in one class by race and assigned the black children to research games that enslaved children played.

Wisconsin bill seeks to elevate status of 2 state trails
MADISON - Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced a bill that seeks to elevate the status of two trails, therefore providing access to more funding to expand and maintain the routes.

Milwaukee police say 4 people shot in 10 hours; 1 man dead
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police say four people were shot in a span of 10 hours overnight, including one who died after being hit by gunfire while driving on the city's north side.

Cut melon linked to US salmonella outbreak recalled
INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak.

Judge doesn't toss charges in crash that killed Girl Scouts
CHIPPEWA FALLS - A judge has declined to dismiss charges alleging that a man accused of killing three Wisconsin Girl Scouts and a mother in a hit-and-run was high on fumes from an aerosol can at the time.

Milwaukee River dyed green to celebrate Bucks' playoff run
MILWAUKEE - The river in downtown Milwaukee has been turned green — on purpose.

Wisconsin DOJ rape kit tests yield charges against 6 people
MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Justice's years of work analyzing thousands of untested sexual assault kits has generated charges against a half-dozen people so far, according to data the agency released Friday.

Electronic records company Epic Systems celebrates 40 years
VERONA - There were fancy cupcakes, by the thousands, at Epic Systems Corp. in Verona on March 22 and if there had been candles, they would have burned with 40 flames for Epic founder Judy Faulkner to blow out. 

Rock lovers bid farewell to Brown County arena at final show
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. - Turn out the lights. The party's over. 

Sanders promises to win back Midwest states Trump captured
MADISON - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to the friendly terrain of Wisconsin on Friday, promising to build a coalition that will defeat President Donald Trump as he kicked off a swing through pivotal states that are part of the Democratic "blue wall" strategy for 2020. 

DA: Use of deadly force warranted in Waukesha shooting
WAUKESHA — Waukesha County's district attorney says a police officer's use of deadly force was warranted because the armed suspect who died was a threat and aggressively encouraged the officer to shoot him.

Regulators OK solar projects to quadruple Wisconsin capacity
MADISON — Regulators have approved two solar farms that they say will more than quadruple Wisconsin's solar capacity.

Wisconsin to commemorate women's right to vote anniversary
MADISON — Some of the most powerful women in Wisconsin state government are coming together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the state's ratification of the 19th Amendment.  

Former Milwaukee schools official accused in bribery scheme
MILWAUKEE— The former president of the Milwaukee Public Schools board of directors is accused in a bribery scheme involving a Pennsylvania company that operated several charter schools, including three in Milwaukee.  

Wisconsin National Guard tracks 52 sexual assault complaints
MADISON — The Wisconsin National Guard received 52 reports of sexual assault between 2013 and 2017, with more than half related to military service, Guard officials said during a roundtable with reporters Thursday.  

Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built in Sturgeon Bay
STURGEON BAY — Construction is expected to start this fall on the first Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built in nearly four decades in Sturgeon Bay.

GOP bill calls for posting gas tax on pumps
MADISON — A Republican legislator is introducing a bill that would require state officials to post the gas tax rate on fuel pumps.

UW-Stevens Points scraps plans to drop 6 majors
STEVENS POINT — University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point officials have dropped plans to drop six liberal arts majors to help cope with a project budget deficit.

Oneida chairman warns of climate change, CWD in speech
MADISON — The chairman of the Oneida Nation is calling on Wisconsin lawmakers to eliminate remaining American Indian high school mascots, protect the environment and aggressively fight chronic wasting disease.

Senator expects votes on victims amendment in May
MADISON — A state lawmaker says he expects both legislative houses will pass a constitutional amendment bolstering crime victim rights this spring.

3 killed in suspected drunken driving crash in Bristol
BRISTOL — Authorities have identified the three relatives killed and a fourth injured in a suspected drunken driving crash in Kenosha County.

UW System to create tribal consultation policy
MADISON — University of Wisconsin System officials say they're starting to craft a new policy governing consultations with Wisconsin's American Indian tribes.

Man suspected in Wisconsin homicide arrested in Texas
BELOIT — A man suspected of a February homicide in the Wisconsin city of Beloit has been arrested in Texas.

Wisconsin diocese names 47th priest accused of sex abuse
GREEN BAY — The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay has named another priest who it says sexually abused a minor, bringing the total to 47 priests with confirmed allegations against them.

Woman sentenced for killing longtime boyfriend after breakup
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing her longtime boyfriend after he ended the relationship.

DNR moves last group of Kentucky elk to Wisconsin
MADISON — Wisconsin wildlife officials say they're done importing elk from Kentucky.

 

 
 
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