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4-year-old injured in Milwaukee gunfire exchange
5:44 p.m.
 


MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 4-year-girl Milwaukee girl has been injured in an exchange of gunfire, but police say she was fortunate to escape with only a graze.
Police say it happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday as the girl was sitting on a porch with relatives. Police say they weren’t the intended victims.
The girl was grazed by either a bullet fragment or pieces of a concrete pillar that was hit by a bullet. A police statement Sunday calls her wound ‘‘very minor’’ and says it didn’t require any treatment except for a bandage.
There were no immediate arrests, and the investigation is continuing.

 

Duda and deGrom deliver, Mets defeat
Brewers 2-0
5:39 p.m.



MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, rookie Jacob deGrom pitched well into the seventh, and the New York Mets split a four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers with a 2-0 win Sunday.
Duda sent an 0-2 slider in the sixth from rookie Jimmy Nelson (1-2) into the second deck above right field to break a scoreless pitcher's duel. It was Duda's third homer in four days in Milwaukee.
The Brewers mounted a ninth-inning rally against Jenrry Mejia with two outs after Jean Segura's single put runners on first and second. Mejia got Lyle Overbay to ground out for his 15th save.
DeGrom (5-5) held the Brewers to four hits and two walks, exiting with one out in the seventh after allowing two singles. Vic Black got out of that jam.

 

 

Wisconsin DNR seeks to scale back gypsy moth suppression
4:26 p.m.
 


MADISON (AP) The state Department of Natural Resources wants to dramatically scale back its gypsy moth aerial spray program.
Communities and individuals have been able to ask the DNR to spray moth-infested areas for 14 years. But the agency now wants to limit spraying to only state lands. DNR officials say private aerial spraying has become more available and the gypsy moth threat has decreased. They also say federal cost sharing has shrunk as low as 17 percent of the total expense and they expect it will continue to dwindle.
DNR officials plan to ask the agency's board at a meeting next month in Hayward for permission to start drafting rules to implement the scale-back and hold public hearings on the idea in December.

Changes in store for state's do-not-call list
3:49 p.m.


MADISON (AP) Changes are in store for Wisconsin's popular do-not-call list.
Starting in August, people who sign up their cell or home phones for the program blocking unwanted telemarketing calls and text messages will no longer have to renew every two years. And, they will be added to the list the next day instead of the following quarter.
The changes are a result of the registration moving to the Federal Trade Commission's nationwide list. Phone numbers currently on Wisconsin's list will be automatically switched over.
Phone numbers can be added to the list at the website http://nocall.wisconsin.gov or by calling 1-888-382-1222.

 

Thunderbirds to perform AirVenture in Oshkosh
3:12 p.m.


 

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Thunderbirds are expected to draw an unusually large crowd to eastern Wisconsin next weekend for the Air Force jets' first full performance at the nation's largest convention of pilots.
Neither the Thunderbirds nor the Navy's Blue Angels have done anything more than flybys at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual convention, AirVenture, because the military teams require more free space on the ground than other airshows held during the event.
To clear a half-mile wide and 2-miles-long space on the ground below the aerobatic box in which the F-16 jets perform, AirVenture organizers asked 40 hanger owners as well as 13 businesses and 18 homeowners near the airport whether they would be willing to close or leave during three approximately hour-long shows.
Those who agreed include Mark Lloyd, 54, a hobby pilot who lives next to the airport with his wife. He said they had some safety concerns but determined their homeowners' insurance would cover any accidents — which they consider a remote possibility. He said the Thunderbirds are worth any inconvenience.
"We are pleased that they are going to come, and we are anxious to see them perform," Lloyd said.

Organizers planned to bring the Thunderbirds to AirVenture last year, but the military teams cut their seasons short amid federal budget cuts. The Thunderbirds will do a practice performance Friday with regular shows Saturday and Sunday.
AirVenture, which starts Monday, typically draws more than 500,000 people to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

 

Sunday in Waukesha County unfolding under a canopy of clouds, chance for storms is 50 percent
2:25 p.m.


 

WAUKESHA —  Waukesha County will remain under a canopy of clouds for most of the day on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are not expected to deviate far from 70 degrees   and there is a 50 percent chance that scattered showers and thunderstorms could roll in before 10 p.m. Winds during this stormy weather could reach as high as 30 mph. Between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., there is a 40 percent chance for isolated showers. A mostly cloudy evening will give way to a clear night, with a low temperature around 54 degrees.
Monday will be precipitation-free with a high temperature around 70 degrees. Evening temperatures are expected to mimic the night before, with lows around 54 degrees. The forecast for each day in the rest of the work week acknowledges that precipitation could occur, with percentages ranging between 20 and 30 percent.

 

Packers re-sign WR Jordy Nelson after 1st practice
2:25 p.m.


GREEN BAY (AP) — The Packers have signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years. Green Bay announced the deal Saturday after the first practice of training camp. Terms of the contract were not announced by the team, and NFL.com reported it was a four-year, $39 million deal with an $11.5 million signing bonus. Nelson was a second-round pick in 2008 who posted career-highs of 85 catches and 1,314 yards last season.
 

1 dies after being shot in car in Milwaukee
1:10 p.m.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say two men were shot while they were sitting inside a car on Lisbon Avenue — and the car then crashed into a building.A 20-year-old Milwaukee man died and a 32-year-old Milwaukee man was hospitalized with severe injuries. Police say the men were shot late Friday by a known subject, who was arrested a short distance away. Authorities are investigating.