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Martinez pitches Cardinals past Brewers 3-0
11 p.m.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carlos Martinez struck out eight in seven innings, Jason Heyward and Jhonny Peralta homered, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 Friday night.   
 Martinez (2-0) gave up four hits and walked two in the longest of his three starts this season. Jordan Walden pitched eighth and Trevor Rosenthal finished for his seventh save in seven tries, completing a five-hitter.   
 Heyward belted a solo shot off Matt Garza in the third, lifting St. Louis to a 2-0 lead. Peralta homered leading off the sixth.   
 Garza (1-3) allowed seven hits in six innings while striking out a season-high six.   
 Milwaukee has dropped nine of 10. At 3-14, the Brewers have the worst record in the majors.   
 The Brewers threatened in the third, but were hurt by poor baserunning.   
 Garza led off with his fourth career walk and advanced to second on Jean Segura’s single. As Gerardo Parra squared to bunt, Garza broke for third. Initially ruled safe, Garza was called out after a review. Parra then struck out and Segura was caught stealing.   
 Yadier Molina’s run-scoring groundout got St. Louis on the board in the second, but the All-Star catcher left in the fifth in what the team said was a precautionary move. Molina appeared to be in pain after a foul tip struck him in the knee guard in the fourth. He is day to day.   


 

Slender Man stabbing suspect Geyser to remain in secure facility
3:59 p.m.


WAUKESHA — Slender Man stabbing suspect Morgan Geyser will remain incarcerated at the Washington County Juvenile Detention Center after a judge denied a motion from her attorney that would have transferred her to a non-secure facility where she could receive mental health treatment.
Defense attorney Anthony Cotton filed the request earlier this month that sought to reduce his client’s $500,000 bail to a signature bond and allow her to receive treatment for her diagnosed schizophrenia at the Milwaukee Academy in Wauwatosa.
On Friday, Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren denied the motion, citing a risk to the public posed by placing someone accused of such a violent crime into a non-secure facility with no guards or locks.
For more details, see Saturday’s Freeman.


 

Chryst returns to Wisconsin sideline at Badgers spring game
3:57 p.m.


MADISON (AP) — Paul Chryst returns to the Wisconsin sideline as head coach when the Badgers hold their spring scrimmage on Saturday.   
 Chryst was hired in December after Gary Andersen left after two seasons to take the same job at Oregon State. A former Wisconsin offensive coordinator, Chryst came back to Camp Randall Stadium following a three-year stint at Pittsburgh.   
 The return adds a new element to what is usually a glorified spring practice session.   
 It’s the first peek for Badgers fans about what Wisconsin might look like in the fall, even if the top players might see minimal action and play-calling is vanilla.   
 Linebacker Vince Biegel says players hoped to impress the new boss this spring and work on any weaknesses. The regular season opener Sept. 5 against Alabama.  
 

Drug abuse a factor in numerous Washington County thefts
3:22 p.m.


WEST BEND — Felony cases in Washington County increased about 18 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year, according to a Washington County District Attorney’s Office report. The DA said rising heroin and drug abuse comes into play in many retail thefts.
Read more in Saturday's Daily News.

 

Downtown Waukesha cleanup rescheduled 

11:23 a.m.


WAUKESHA — A planned volunteer cleanup of downtown Waukesha scheduled for Saturday morning has been postponed to the morning of May 2 because of weather concerns. For more information on the event, visit bit.ly/WKAclean.

 

Better Business Bureau warns of student loan scams
2:20 a.m.


MILWAUKEE — Everyone is anxious to get their student loans paid off, but if you are approached by someone who says they can eliminate your debt, be wary as it is most likely a scam, warns the Better Business Bureau.
The scam involves a phone call, email or social media post that claims a company can erase student loan debt. Many claim that their service is made possible by a new government program or policy, according to the BBB. As part of the process, the company asks for an upfront fee to negotiate with the student loan lender, but what they will do is take the fee money and disappear.
In another version of the student loan scam, con artists claim that they can save a person money by consolidating the student loans. Some charge a fee for using a free government service or others may actually move loans to a private lender with a higher interest rate, according to the BBB.
Learn more about student loans at Studentaid.ed.gov.