March 24, 2018

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Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto



















WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending measure Friday, averting a midnight government shutdown just hours after declaring he was considering a veto. Trump said he was "very disappointed" in the package, in part because it did not fully fund his plans for a border wall with Mexico and did not address some 700,000 "Dreamer" immigrants who are now protected from deportation under a program that he has moved to eliminate.
Bucks overcame sluggish start to beat Bulls 118-105
CHICAGO — Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame another sluggish start to beat the Chicago Bulls 118-105 on Friday night. Milwaukee star swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo missed the game because of a sprained right ankle. Former Bull Tony Snell added 18 points, and Brandon Jennings had 16 points and five assists to help the Bucks (38-34) move within a half-game of the seventh-place Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Second half of Sweet 16 filled 
with compelling matchups
Loyola-Chicago and its game-planning nun are headed to the Elite Eight. So too are Kansas State, Florida State and Michigan in this maddest of Marches. Day 2 of the Sweet 16 has Villanova's Jalen Brunson vs. West Virginia's Jevon Carter, Duke's athletes trying to solve Syracuse's zone and the arm brace saga of Purdue's Isaac Haas. Oh, and all those athletes between Kansas and Clemson.
National Democrats take aim 
at Paul Ryan with 'Ironstache'
Pick ’n Save to be remodeled, offer new services and grocery pickup
In a nod toward their hopes of a wave election in November, national Democrats are taking sides in a Wisconsin primary battle for the right to challenge Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan in the fall midterms. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Thursday tapped ironworker Randy Bryce over educator Cathy Myers for its newly expanded list of 33 top prospects for flipping a Republican seat, raising the profile of Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District race and prompting new accusations of interference in an internal party contest. MUKWONAGO — The Mukwonago Pick ’n Save on 1010 N. Rochester St. will begin remodeling within two weeks and once construction is complete, a number of new features and services will be offered, according to James Hyland, Roundy’s Supermarket, Inc. vice president of communications and public affairs. 
Analysis: Foxconn plant could add $51B to Wisconsin economy
Changes at Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary include a new cafe
Dublin’s of West Bend set to close
New bakery coming to The Corners
Panel recommends single-family housing for undeveloped land
Wisconsin community still 
recovering 1 year after shooting
Spending bill rejects Trump 
effort to gut water cleanups
ROTHSCHILD - Employees at Marathon Savings Bank knew a coworker's marital strife had intensified, and there were signs it could escalate to violence. But neither Naly Vang, nor her fellow bank employees, nor her attorney, nor even the police, were prepared for what was coming: an afternoon of death and tragedy unlike anything the Wausau area had experienced before.  TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - President Donald Trump has gotten nowhere in his push to kill federal support for cleaning up some of the nation's most prized waterways, as the U.S. House decided Thursday to keep funding at current levels — and in some cases, boost it. A $1.3 trillion spending package for 2019 making its way through Congress includes nearly $448 million for Environmental Protection Agency programs.


UK tourism's post-Brexit bounce appears to be wearing off
LONDON - The initial boon that the British travel and tourism sector got from the country's vote to leave the European Union appears to be wearing off. Figures from the Office for National Statistics on Friday showed that the number of overseas residents visiting the country in the last three months of 2017 was down 7 percent from the year before, while their total spending decreased by 3 percent.

Return to the Future: Lillehammer explores another Olympics
TOKYO - The Norwegian ski resort of Lillehammer, site of the popular 1994 Winter Olympics, could be in the running to host again. Gerhard Heiberg, who headed the 1994 Lillehammer Games, told The Associated Press the resort would like to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics but said 2030 seems more likely. Lillehammer would be a strong favorite if it enters any race.

MAM After Dark
Pinkies up! The museum has gone British. Join in the fun from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. today at the Milwaukee Art Museum for MAM After Dark. Enjoy the special exhibition, "Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England," while trying delectable food and great toe-tapping tunes. 


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Wisconsin man leads police on chase in dump truck
JUNEAU - Authorities in southeastern Wisconsin say a man driving a dump truck led police on a chase and dumped dirt and rocks on the road.

Wisconsin Assembly Republicans pass school safety plans
MADISON - Assembly Republicans passed two school safety packages Thursday despite complaints from Democrats that neither goes far enough and GOP leaders are just trying to give their members campaign talking points.

About 70 treated after air quality forces school evacuation
OCONOMOWOC - Authorities say more than 70 people were treated at local hospitals after an air quality issue forced the evacuation of Oconomowoc High School and the adjacent Oconomowoc Arts Center.

Federal appeals court rules against conservative group
MADISON — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against investigators and former state officials involved in a now-halted secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign.

Walker recommends new 'opportunity zones' in 40 counties
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker wants to create 120 "Economic Opportunity Zones" in Wisconsin, a designation allowed under the new federal tax law designed to spur development.

Groups praise demise of $350 million for prison
MADISON — The Legislature's failure to pass a bill that approved borrowing $350 million to pay for a new prison is winning praise from groups that opposed the spending.

Senate adjourns without taking up frac sand exemptions
MADISON — It looks like legislation that would clear the way for a $70 million frac sand processing plant in western Wisconsin is dead.

Paul Ryan challenger urges march participation in new ad
MADISON — One of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan's Democratic challengers is using a new television ad to urge high school students to participate in an anti-gun violence march Saturday.

2 Wisconsin police officers cleared in fatal shooting
RACINE — Two Wisconsin police officers who fatally shot a black man they say ran from a traffic stop were justified in killing him because he displayed a handgun, a prosecutor announced Tuesday.

Wisconsin officials impose statewide ash borer quarantine
MADISON — Wisconsin officials are imposing a statewide emerald ash borer quarantine.

5-year prison sentence for delivering drugs that killed man
LA CROSSE — A La Crosse woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for providing the drugs that killed a man early last year.

Environmental groups challenge Wisconsin DNR settlement
MADISON — Several environmental groups are challenging a settlement between the state Department of Natural Resources and the Dairy Business Association over rules regarding concentrated animal feeding operations.  

Leaders finalize US budget bill; voting could begin Thursday
WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders have finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers," deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence.  

Milwaukee mayor raises concerns about deactivated voters
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett raised concerns Wednesday that as many as 32,000 voters in the city were mistakenly deactivated because of erroneous information but election officials say the number is much smaller.  

Judge denies move to juvenile court in school stabbing
KENOSHA — A teen accused of fatally stabbing a classmate at a Kenosha high school will face trial as an adult.

Police investigate Wisconsin tip on missing Arizona girl
PHOENIX — Police are investigating a new tip on the 1999 disappearance of an Arizona child after a dollar bill was found in Wisconsin with a message claiming to be from the girl.

2 teens charged in central Wisconsin gun shop burglary
MADISON — Prosecutors have charged two teenagers with burglary and theft for a break-in at a central Wisconsin gun shop.

Bolton PAC launches new ad to benefit Nicholson for Senate
MADISON — A television ad to benefit Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson paid for by U.S. Ambassador John Bolton's political action committee is running in Milwaukee.

Study: Helmets reduce neck injuries in motorcycle crashes
MADISON — A study of University of Wisconsin Hospital trauma patients found that motorcyclists who don't wear helmets are twice as likely to suffer neck injuries in crashes compared to those who use helmets.

Milwaukee man dies in car crash, fire after shot fired
MILWAUKEE — Authorities say a 43-year-old Milwaukee man has died after his car crashed into a tree and started on fire following a shooting.

2 men fatally shot in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE — Police are investigating a shooting that left two men dead in Milwaukee. Officers were called to a north side apartment building about 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

Former Wisconsin attorney general dies at age 82
MADISON — Former Wisconsin Attorney General Bronson La Follette has died at age 82. Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home, in Madison, said funeral arrangements for La Follette were being finalized Friday.

Hidden camera found in Wisconsin gymnastics center bathroom
YORKVILLE — Authorities say the owner of a Wisconsin gymnastics center is suspected of recording students with a camera hidden in one of the building's bathrooms.

Bomb technicians collect valuables for displaced tenants
BEAVER DAM — Bomb technicians from the FBI conducting a final sweep of the apartment building where a fatal explosion occurred last week were able to retrieve some important items for tenants who were not allowed to collect personal belongings.

Assembly's Vos to lead delegation to trade summit
MADISON — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is getting ready to lead a bipartisan delegation to a trade summit in Canada.

Pastor: Wisconsin man killed in explosion did not make bombs
BEAVER DAM — A Wisconsin man killed in an apartment explosion had friends and family who loved him and was not a bomb maker, according to the pastor who will conduct his funeral service.

Holder coming to Wisconsin ahead of Supreme Court election
MADISON— Former Democratic Attorney General Eric Holder is coming to Wisconsin as the group he leads tries to get Rebecca Dallet elected to the state Supreme Court.

GOP legislative campaign committees outraise Democrats
MADISON — Wisconsin Democrats may have high hopes for making gains in the Legislature in this fall's elections but the money is saying something else.

Parents charged after son fatally shot 9-year-old daughter
MILWAUKEE  — A criminal complaint says a 9-year-old Milwaukee girl who was accidentally shot and killed by her brother might have survived if she had received prompt medical attention.

Pensions to Wisconsin retirees increasing 2.4 percent
MADISON — About 203,000 retired public employees in the Wisconsin Retirement System will receive a 2.4 percent pension payment increase starting in May. 

Wisconsin tourism officials launch new ad campaign
MADISON — Wisconsin tourism officials are launching a new television ad campaign spotlighting a wheelchair basketball star and the state's German heritage.

Dallet woos liberals at San Francisco fundraiser
MADISON — Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Dallet touted her liberal support and warned backers at a San Francisco fundraiser this week that an onslaught of spending by conservative groups was coming in the waning days of her race against Michael Screnock.  

Jury rejects insanity defense in fatal police standoff
OSHKOSH — A jury has rejected the insanity defense of a Wisconsin man convicted of starting a standoff with police that led to the death of one of his hostages at a motorcycle shop.

Officials to burn down rest of building after fatal blast
BEAVER DAM — Officials plan to burn down the rest of a Beaver Dam apartment building where an explosion killed a man last week.

Dane County Region Airport could get solar energy project
MADISON — Officials in a southern Wisconsin county have proposed a large solar energy project.

Police: 9-year-old Milwaukee girl fatally shot by brother
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say a 9-year-old girl is dead after she was accidentally shot by her brother.

Suspect found dead after police standoff in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say a suspect in a kidnapping was found dead after a standoff at a home on the city's north side.

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates sparring over recusal
MADISON - Candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court are sparring over when to step aside in cases involving financial supporters. Michael Screnock's campaign on Friday asked on social media whether challenger Rebecca Dallet would denounce $140,000 in new spending on digital ads from the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. 

Agriculture Secretary: Trump tariffs not as bad as feared
FARGO, N.D. - Agricultural Secretary Sonny Perdue said Friday that while he's as anxious as farmers are about President Donald Trump's new tariffs, the move doesn't look as bad as he originally thought. 

Woman shot by trooper charged with attempted murder
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Milwaukee woman is charged with attempted murder after allegedly trying to kill the Minnesota state trooper who tried to help her after a crash on Interstate 94.

Kill list results in arrest of two 13-year-olds
REEDSBURG — Reedsburg police arrested two 13-year-old students after officials discovered a list of names titled "kill list."









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