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Texas man stabbed in Ozaukee County
12:42
p.m.


BELGIUM — A 20-year-old Texas man was hospitalized after he was found bleeding from his arm because of a stab wound Monday morning in Belgium in Ozaukee County.
According to the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office, authorities received two 911 hang-up calls at about 2:07 a.m. Monday. It was determined the calls came from the area of Main Street and Elevator Lane.
For more on this story, see Tuesday's Freeman and Daily News.

 

 

Phillies beat Brewers behind Williams, Eickhoff, Kendrick
12:40 p.m.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Williams is sticking to his same, aggressive approach at the plate, no matter how pitchers are pitching to him.
With the way things have been going, why not?

Williams homered and had three more RBIs, Jerad Eickhoff pitched six strong innings and Howie Kendrick continued to increase his trade value with two hits and two RBIs as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Sunday.

Williams has shined since his call-up on June 30. He hit a two-run, opposite-field homer in the fourth inning, his fourth of the season, to break a scoreless tie, and drove in another run during a four-run fifth that broke open the game.
 

 

Ryan says special counsel Mueller is not 'biased partisan’
12:39
p.m.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says special counsel Robert Mueller is not a biased partisan, even as President Donald Trump has decried the investigation into ties between his campaign and Russia as a witch hunt.
Ryan commented Monday during an interview on the ‘‘Jay Weber Show’’ on WISN-AM in Milwaukee.

Ryan says the facts uncovered through the Mueller and congressional investigations will ‘‘vindicate themselves.’’ And he says there’s no question that Mueller is a Republican, noting that he was first appointed FBI director under Republican President George W. Bush in 
2001.
Later Monday, Ryan toured Milwaukee’s MillerCoors brewery to speak about tax reform. He weighed in on senior White House adviser Jared Kushner’s appearance before the Senate intelligence committee saying, ‘‘this is just an ongoing part of the investigations.’’

 

 

Family, others mourning fatal shooting of 6-year-old in Milwaukee
12:38 p.m.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Family members and others gathered in the Milwaukee neighborhood where a 6-year-old boy was killed in a hail of gunfire.
Neighbors knocked on doors Sunday and encouraged anyone who saw what happened to come forward with information that could help police catch those responsible for the death of Justin Evans Jr.
Family members say Justin was visiting his grandmother’s house and was heading out on a fishing trip Saturday evening. They say Justin was running to the house to tell his mother he was leaving when gun shots rang out in the yard and he was hit.
Justin’s aunt, Dakota Jones, says he was full of joy and positive energy and was eager to start first grade. An autopsy is expected to be done Monday.

 

 

Clarke says he’s not running for U.S. Senate
2:37 a.m.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke says he’s not running for U.S. Senate next year and called a political action committee set up by some of his conservative loyalists a ‘‘scam.’’    
 Clarke made the comments Friday on WISN-AM talk radio, saying he wanted to put to rest rumors of a candidacy ‘‘because it’s becoming a distraction.’’    
 Clarke rose to national prominence in recent years with provocative social media posts, appearances on conservative media programs and his staunch support of President Donald Trump. He announced in May he had taken a job at the Department of Homeland Security but the agency never confirmed it and Clarke later said he withdrew his name from consideration.

 

Judge halts Milwaukee County rule for apps like Pokemon Go
11:36 a.m.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — A judge says a Wisconsin county is likely violating the U.S. Constitution with its requirement that game developers obtain permits for augmented-reality apps like Pokemon Go to be played in parks.
U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller said in a ruling Thursday that Milwaukee County can’t enforce the ordinance for now. The ruling came at the request of Irvine, Calfiornia-based game developer Candy Lab Inc., which is suing to overturn the rule.
Milwaukee County passed the requirement in response to the large crowds that Pokemon Go attracted to one of its parks last summer. Officials say the sudden influx of people left the park trash-ridden. Candy Lab is developing a game that would be affected by the rule. 
The county has argued the game is not protected speech under the Constitution.