April 22, 2019

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Pope during Easter vigil: 
reject the 'glitter of wealth'



















VATICAN CITY - At an Easter vigil in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged people to resist cynicism or pursuing the "glitter of wealth," and to avoid seeking life's meaning in "things that pass away." "Do not bury hope!" Francis exclaimed, after noting that when things go badly, "we lose heart and come to believe that death is stronger than life." "We become cynical, negative and despondent," Francis added.
Bellinger robs Yelich, homers off Hader, Dodgers top Brewers
MILWAUKEE — Cody Bellinger reached over the right field wall to rob Christian Yelich in the eighth inning of yet another home run, then hit a solo drive off Josh Hader with two outs in the ninth to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Sunday. Bellinger connected for his 11th home run. On Friday night, the hard-throwing Hader (0-2) gave up a three-run homer to Enrique Hernandez in the eighth that led Los Angeles to a 5-3 win.
Bucks beat Pistons 
119-103 to take 3-0 series lead
DETROIT — Khris Middleton had 20 points and nine rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 119-103 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the first-round series. The Bucks can finish off the Eastern Conference series Monday night in Detroit after winning the first three games by an average of 24 points.
At 19, Wisconsin's youngest 
lawmaker aiming high
Developer seeks feedback on proposed 48-unit Summit Avenue development
MADISON - In some ways, Kalan Haywood is a typical 19-year-old: His spare time is spent eating out with friends, going to movies, bowling and binge-watching Netflix. Not that Haywood has much time on his hands now that he's a state lawmaker - Wisconsin's youngest. The Milwaukee teenager's days in the Legislature can be jam-packed. On a recent day, a committee he's a member of listened to a presentation on Wisconsin's economy.

WAUKESHA — Before Bielinski Homes, Inc. will proceed with a proposal for a 48-unit residential development on a little more than 4 acres of land on Summit Avenue, the company is seeking the feedback of the Waukesha Plan Commission, which it’s scheduled to give Wednesday. According to a memo, Waukesha city staff “feels this project has merit, and recommends a conceptual approval” for the project proposed for the south side of Summit Avenue at Koenig Street.
>>Insurance company celebrates 125 years in West Bend
Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

Families find support 
at Madison's community schools
Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony
MADISON - More than two and a half years into the Madison School District's launch of "community schools," there are signs that students and parents are benefiting from the expanded array of services the schools provide.
Less clear is whether such a wrap-around pedagogical approach - which largely aims to boost student success by boosting family stability - will result in measurable academic improvements. 
LITTLETON, Colo. - Community members in suburban Denver marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting Saturday with a remembrance ceremony that celebrated the school's survival and by volunteering at shelters, doing neighborhood cleanup projects and laying flowers and cards at a memorial to the 13 people killed. "We're changed," Dawn Anna, whose daughter Lauren Townsend was among the students killed in the school's library, said before a crowd of more than 2,000.


Trump team's distortions on Mueller report
WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller all but boldfaced this finding in his report on the Russia investigation: No exoneration for President Donald Trump on whether Trump criminally obstructed justice.
But Trump and his aides are stating that Mueller's report did exonerate. No words from the report will throw them off their mischaracterization of it.

Amid plunking debate, MLB's marketing is all-in on bat flips
NEW YORK - When Tim Anderson spiked his bat and yelled toward his White Sox teammates, Major League Baseball's self-described "spicy" Twitter account was among the first to weigh in. "LET THE KIDS PLAY," proclaimed @Cut4 , the offbeat arm of MLB's social media portfolio with nearly 1 million followers.

Charles Radtke: Contained 
Charles Radtke: Contained is the first retrospective exhibition for the renowned furniture maker based in Cedarburg. Opening this weekend at the Milwaukee Art Museum, the exhibit will be featured at the Bradley Family Gallery through August 25th. The artist's cabinets, tables and chairs reflect his meticulous attention to detail. 


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Wisconsin high court takes up another lame-duck lawsuit
MADISON - The Wisconsin Supreme Court will take over the appeal in a second lawsuit challenging Republican-backed laws passed in a lame-duck session to restrict the powers of the newly elected Democratic governor and attorney general.

Study: Wisconsin's migration patterns threaten workforce
MADISON - Wisconsin has seen a steep decline in net migration of families with children and this could be problematic for efforts to replace the state's aging workforce, according to a new report.

Probe: Up to 10 students, staff harassed at Whitewater
MADISON - An investigation into the husband of former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper found that at least seven students or staff reported being sexually harassed by him, records released Friday showed.

Search continues for Wisconsin man who fell into Maine river
BATH, Maine - A search is continuing for a Wisconsin man who fell into Maine's Kennebec River.

Wisconsin tribe accused of embezzling $1.5M from casino
TURTLE LAKE - Federal gaming regulators are accusing St. Croix Chippewa tribal leaders of pocketing at least $1.5 million in casino funds with little or no documentation or receipts.

Baby, toddler, man found dead in NE Wisconsin home
SEYMOUR - A man and two young children have been found dead in a home in the northeastern Wisconsin community of Seymour.

Charges dismissed in fatal Uber crash in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE - Charges have been dismissed against a Milwaukee teen accused in a crash last month that killed an Uber passenger.

Corporate America embraces 420 as pot legalization grows
LOS ANGELES - Marijuana users have for decades celebrated their love of the drug 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. 

Wisconsin DNR corrects vote totals on CWD bounties program
MADISON - Corrected results from a survey of outdoor enthusiasts still show broad support for reviving a program to offer bounties for deer carcasses infected with chronic wasting disease.

20 years after school attack, Columbine remembers 13 lost
LITTLETON, Colo. - A Colorado community will mark the 20th anniversary of the attack on Columbine High School on Saturday with community service projects and a ceremony remembering the 13 people killed by teenage gunmen. 

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.

Brands roll with stoner 'holiday' as pot legalization grows
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. 

Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt
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. 

Marijuana advocates trying again for Wisconsin legalization
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. 

Foxconn says committed to long term Wisconsin job creation
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. 

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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