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Martinez pitches Cardinals past Brewers 3-0
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
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
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
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
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.
returns to Wisconsin sideline at Badgers spring game
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
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.
Waukesha cleanup rescheduled
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
Better Business Bureau warns of student loan
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
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.