November 17, 2018

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Evers taking different approach to transition than Walker



















MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker is leaving office just like he came in — with a flourish. Walker killed high speed rail in Wisconsin days after his election win in 2010 and unveiled his anti-union Act 10 proposal within weeks of actually taking office, sparking massive protests, vaulting him onto the national political stage and eventually setting up his 2015 run for president.
Bucks use huge second half to rout Bulls 123-104
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer was seething over what he perceived as a lackadaisical effort in the first half Friday night and unloaded on his team at halftime. Message delivered. Eric Bledsoe scored 25 points, Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo each added 23 points and the Bucks erased a 22-point deficit and beat the Chicago Bulls 123-104.
Scott, Brooks help Cincinnati pull away from Milwaukee 74-63
CINCINNATI — Point guard Cane Broome wasn't overly concerned when the Bearcats opened the game in another shooting slump. "If we're not making shots and we stop them, then nobody's going to score," Broome said. It always comes back to defense and rebounding for Cincinnati, and the Bearcats had enough of both to get another win on Friday night.
Schimel to announce Monday whether he'll seek recount Developer pitches condos for
city’s far west side
MADISON — Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel will announce Monday whether he plans to seek a recount in his race against Democrat Josh Kaul. The Wisconsin Elections Commission announced Friday that based on canvassed vote totals Kaul got 17,190 more votes than Schimel. That is within the 1 percentage point margin that would allow for a recount, but Schimel would have to pay for it. WAUKESHA — An Oconomowoc-based developer is looking to develop roughly 4 acres south of Summit Avenue, west of Woodland Hills Drive, into a 42unit condo development. But while members of the city’s Plan Commission are receptive to the idea, they have encouraged him to make sure the project that comes before them for official consideration is architecturally unique and of high quality.
>>New Berlin manufacturer moving HQ to village
House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves Wisconsin programs seek to turn criminals to positive lives
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and poisoned out of existence in most of the U.S. by the mid-20th century. JANESVILLE — Austin Temple is at the cabin up north that his grandfather built, sitting in front of a fire. He can smell the smoke from the logs in the fireplace that he and his father built. He feels the fire's warmth. He looks out the window and sees snow falling.


Health care, energy companies power US stock market higher
Wall Street capped a day of volatile trading with a late-afternoon buying spree that sent U.S. stock indexes to a mostly higher finish Friday. Despite the 11th-hour rally, the benchmark S&P 500 index ended with its second weekly loss in four weeks. Gains in health care and energy companies powered the market higher.

On hot seat? Packers' McCarthy focuses on getting road win
GREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy knows his job is on the line. The Green Bay Packers' 13th-year head coach acknowledged he is aware that the team's 4-5-1 record has led to questions about his future. But he insisted he and the team are focused on next week's pivotal NFC North matchup with the Vikings in Minnesota, and not the uncertainty surrounding his job security.

Waukesha Holiday Vendor Shopping Event
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. More than 70 vendors and crafters. Products like Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, Thirty One Gifts, Gourmet Cupboard, Grandma Jenny’s Crafts and more. Free admission. 


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Jury: Man guilty in killing of abusive Missouri mother
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Wisconsin man was convicted Friday in the stabbing death of a Missouri woman who forced her daughter for years to pretend to be disabled as part of a fraud scheme.

CWD found in a deer harvested from Portage Co. hunt ranch
MADISON — Wisconsin authorities say a white-tailed deer harvested from a hunt ranch in Portage County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

Wisconsin unemployment at 3 percent in October
MADISON — Wisconsin's unemployment rate is at or below 3 percent for a record ninth month in a row.

2 women facing charges after dead, neglected horses found
TOWN OF STRONGS PRAIRIE — Two women are facing criminal charges after sheriff's deputies say they found 34 horses that were sick, malnourished or dead on an Adams County farm.

Wisconsin company gives employees revolvers for Christmas
HORTONVILLE — A Wisconsin company is giving employees revolvers for Christmas in what it says is an effort to promote personal safety and team building.

Wisconsin's 9-day deer hunt begins Saturday
MADISON — The day Wisconsin hunters have been waiting for all year is finally here. The state's nine-day gun deer hunt begins a half-hour before sunrise Saturday. The season runs through Nov. 25.

Senate OKs Coast Guard bill with ballast water compromise
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The U.S. Senate approved a compromise policy Wednesday on dumping ship ballast water in coastal ports and the Great Lakes, a practice blamed for spreading invasive species that damage the environment and the economy.

Wisconsin inmate pleads guilty to threatening Jewish center
MILWAUKEE — An inmate has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he mailed threats to a Jewish Community Center in suburban Milwaukee.

Chancellor sorry for media storm over porn star visit
LA CROSSE — The chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is apologizing for the attention he generated by inviting a porn star to speak on campus.

Court won't let man withdraw plea in gruesome homicide
MADISON — A state appeals court isn't letting a man withdraw his guilty plea in a gruesome northern Wisconsin homicide.

Man struck and killed was planned to become police officer
MILWAUKEE — Family and friends of a 23-year-old man struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Milwaukee say he was planning to enter a police academy in Arizona at the end of the month.

UW-Stevens Point reduces number of majors cuts
STEVENS POINT— University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point officials have reduced the number of majors slated for elimination by more than half.

Police officer shoots, wounds man in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say an officer shot and wounded a 42-year-old man on the city's northwest side.

Madison Fire Department may change after firefighter's death
MADISON — The Madison Fire Department may make changes to its health programs and policies as federal officials plan to investigate the death of one of the department's members.

Milwaukee police: Man killed in hit-and-run crash
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say a 23-year-old man has been killed in a hit-and-run crash.

Depressed milk prices forcing more farmers out of operation
DES MOINES, Iowa - High production costs and falling commodity prices over the past four years are forcing more and more dairy farmers out of business in Iowa and other dairy states, according to agribusiness experts and farm groups.

Man faces several charges in alleged election day threat
MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee man accused of threatening a polling place on election day is facing several charges, including recklessly endangering safety and carrying a concealed weapon.

Remembrance marks anniversary of wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald
SILVER BAY, Minn. - An annual remembrance ceremony on Minnesota's North Shore is set to mark the 43rd anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Wisconsin DNR staff pressured to OK golf course
SHEBOYGAN - "Here's our thistle! This is a rare, very rare plant," retired wetland ecologist Pat Trochlell exclaimed as she stood at the edge of Lake Michigan on a clear, windy and unseasonably cool day in October.

Project aims to bring wild rice back to Wisconsin
HOWARD - Federal, state and local groups have formed a partnership in Wisconsin to start a restoration project to help wild rice grow.

UW-Madison terminates Kappa Sigma chapter after dropped TV
MADISON - The University of Wisconsin-Madison has terminated its Kappa Sigma fraternity chapter after people pushed a television off the chapter's balcony and nearly hit a woman this summer.

Court fight likely in 10-year-old girl's homicide case
MINNEAPOLIS - When a 10-year-old Wisconsin girl was charged with homicide this week in the death of an infant, it was a rare - but not unprecedented - case of adult charges being filed against someone so young.

Green Bay correctional facility locked down after assault
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Correctional Institution was locked down after an inmate assaulted a staff member.

Democrats speak out against effort to curtail governor power
MADISON - Democratic state lawmakers say a Republican effort to curtail the power of incoming Gov. Tony Evers may be illegal, is "embarrassing" and amounts to "political shenanigans."

Report: $2 billion needed to maintain current services
MADISON - A new report says it will take more than $2 billion just to maintain current state services, with a modest increase in spending and a more sizeable boost for schools.

Fitchburg mayor reprimanded for legal work
FITCHBURG - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has reprimanded the mayor of Fitchburg's for his legal work on behalf of two clients. 

Evers wants to do stuff as governor, but it will be tough
MADISON - Tony Evers made a lot of promises during his successful campaign against Republican Gov. Scott Walker - some specific, many more vague. 

Shipyards workers settle lead claims for $7.5 million
SUPERIOR — Fraser Shipyards has settled lawsuits involving dozens of workers who were exposed to lead while working on an old freighter in Superior, the company said Thursday.

Ex-Wisconsin candidate indicted in radioactive material case
MADISON — A Wisconsin political activist who unsuccessfully ran for House Speaker Paul Ryan's seat in the last two Republican primaries has been indicted on charges alleging that he tried to buy a lethal dose of radioactive material in order to kill someone.

Kimberly-Clark tax break bill to get hearing, vote uncertain
MADISON — A $100 million tax break bill designed to keep paper products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. from closing an Appleton-area plant will get a public hearing in the Legislature, but approval remains uncertain.  

Record soybean harvest expected amid continued trade dispute
DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers are expected to harvest the largest soybean crop on record but must deal with a constricted market in which to sell the crop because of President Donald Trump's tariff battle with China. In its latest update released Thursday, the USDA places the expected soybean harvest at 4.6 billion bushels, the largest ever.

LGBT triumphs: 2 governorships, at least 9 seats in Congress
On the East Coast, West Coast and in heartland states between them, LGBT candidates scored a raft of notable midterm election victories — winning two governorships, at least nine seats in Congress, and their first-ever legislative seats in Indiana, Kansas and Nebraska. 

Former UW chancellor wins congressional seat in Florida
MADISON — Former University of Wisconsin Chancellor Donna Shalala has won a seat in Congress.

Funerals scheduled for Girl Scouts, mother struck and killed
LAKE HALLIE — Funeral arrangements are set for three Girl Scouts and a mother who were killed in a hit-and-run in rural northwestern Wisconsin.

Charges filed in hit-and-run that killed 4 in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE — Vehicular homicide charges were filed Tuesday against a 21-year-old man accused of inhaling chemical vapors before he crashed his truck into a group of Girl Scouts picking up trash along a highway, killing three children and one adult, Wisconsin prosecutors said Tuesday.

Sheriff: 10-year-old says she stomped head of baby in panic
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A 10-year-old girl charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of a 6-month-old baby told investigators that she panicked after dropping the infant, and stomped on the child's head to stop the crying, according to a sheriff in western Wisconsin.

Wisconsin DNR: Bear kill down in 2018
MADISON — Wisconsin wildlife officials say hunters killed fewer black bears this year.

Relatives struggle with Wisconsin deaths of Girl Scout, mom
MILWAUKEE — Relatives of a Girl Scout and her mother who were killed in a hit-and-run crash in Wisconsin that also claimed the lives of two other girls struggled Monday to come to terms with their sudden, heartbreaking loss, saying "we all expect them to come back."

Wisconsin Republicans mull limiting governor-elect's power
MADISON — Wisconsin Republican lawmakers on Thursday privately discussed ways they could limit the incoming Democratic governor before he takes office, which the governor-elect described as a "desperate attempt to cling to power."

Fond du Lac's 'Halloween Killer' case stalls in court
FOND DU LAC — The future of a Wisconsin convict known as the "Halloween Killer" is stalled as a state appeals court decides where to hold court proceedings to determine whether he'll be released or committed to a mental health facility.

Wisconsin village divided on animal research referendum
MOUNT HOREB — The most divisive item on the ballot for one rural village in southern Wisconsin is a referendum about animal research.

20 Line 3 opponents plead guilty to disorderly conduct
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Twenty opponents of Enbridge Energy's planned Line 3 replacement have pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in connection with an August protest.

Loaded gun found at Milwaukee airport is 9th firearm in 2018
MILWAUKEE — Transportation Security Administration agents discovered a loaded gun in a passenger's carry-on bag at Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport.

Seller of gun that killed Chicago police commander sentenced
CHICAGO — A Wisconsin man who illegally sold the handgun used to kill a Chicago police commander this year has been sentenced to 37 months in federal prison.

Enbridge says pilot killed in helicopter crash was employee
ODANAH — Enbridge says the pilot killed in a helicopter crash in northern Wisconsin was an employee.

Opioid prescriptions drop 32 percent over last 3 years
MADISON — A new state report shows doctors have been prescribing fewer opioids over the last three years.

Man charged in fatal Wisconsin stabbing found incompetent
MADISON — A Stoughton man has been found incompetent to stand trial on charges he fatally stabbed another man last year.

Court limits insurer's payout in massive wildfire
MADISON — The state Supreme Court is limiting an insurance company's payout in a massive northwestern Wisconsin wildfire.

State confirms rare bovine tuberculosis in Waunakee cows
MADISON — Wisconsin agriculture officials are investigating a rare outbreak of bovine tuberculosis on a Waunakee farm.

Pilot crashes plane into lake, leaves wreckage, hitches home
KENOSHA — Sheriff's officials say the pilot of an ultralight seaplane that crashed into a southern Wisconsin lake swam to shore and hitched a ride home without contacting the authorities about the wreck because he didn't think it was a big deal.

Schimel raises $484k in September, October
MADISON — New campaign finance reports show Democratic attorney general challenger Josh Kaul is winning the fundraising battle over Republican incumbent Brad Schimel as Election Day approaches.

Police: 21-year-old man shot in Madison parking ramp dies
MADISON — Madison police say a 21-year-old man has died after he was shot in a downtown parking ramp over the weekend.

Officer-involved shooting wounds man in Beaver Dam
BEAVER DAM — The Dodge County Sheriff's Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting that wounded a man in Beaver Dam.

Authorities: Green Bay officer shot man after confrontation
GREEN BAY — The Wisconsin Department of Justice says a man who was shot and killed by a Green Bay police officer last week had been arrested for failing to go to jail for a past drunken driving conviction.

Minnesota panel issues formal approval for disputed pipeline
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota regulators have issued a formal order approving Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, clearing the way for opponents to appeal.

Michigan man returning to Wisconsin to face charges from '75
CHEBOYGAN, Mich. — A Michigan man accused of killing his wife 43 years ago has waived extradition and will voluntarily return to Wisconsin to face charges.

DNR board approves catfish seasons
MADISON — Wisconsin wildlife officials have approved emergency regulations establishing catfish seasons.

Harley-Davidson: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $113.9 million.

Bucks VP's Tesla stolen, recovered, 4 arrested
MILWAUKEE — Four people have been arrested and accused of stealing a luxury SUV from a Milwaukee Bucks executive during the team's home opener.








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