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Lohse, Brewers snap 8-game losing streak, beat Reds 4-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kyle Lohse bounced back from a poor start this season and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped an eight-game losing streak, beating the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Thursday. Closer Francisco Rodriguez pumped his right arm and yelled after recording the final out. The win was a relief for the Brewers, whose 3-13 mark is the More >

Majerus Foundation giving $1M to Marquette for scholarship

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The family foundation named after the late former Marquette coach Rick Majerus has given a $1 million gift to the university to create an endowed scholarship in his name. Marquette said the money will help first-generation students who demonstrate financial need pay for tuition in the College of Arts and Sciences. It More >

McCain Foods closure costs Fort Atkinson 120 jobs

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (AP) — McCain Foods is closing its plant in Fort Atkinson. That means about 120 people will soon lose their jobs. McCain Food president Frank Finn says the decision to close the plant is due to the overall business climate. Food products made in Fort Atkinson will be manufactured in other McCain More >

Teen accused of killing parents due in court

TOWN OF PIEHL, Wis. (AP) — A teenager accused of killing her mother and stepfather in Oneida County is due in court. Seventeen-year-old Ashlee Martinson has been brought back to Wisconsin from Indiana where she was arrested last month. Authorities say Martinson is scheduled for a Friday afternoon appearance in Oneida County Circuit Court. Martinson More >

Hearing for ex-police officer accused in suitcase deaths

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A former police officer is due in court for a hearing on accusations he killed a woman whose body was found in a suitcase discarded along a rural Wisconsin highway. Steven Zelich is also a suspect in the death of another woman whose remains were found in a second suitcase at More >

Attorney wants Slender Man suspect moved for psych treatment

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The attorney for a 12-year-old girl accused of stabbing a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man plans to ask a court to move his client from juvenile detention to a residential psychiatric treatment center. Anthony Cotton also wants the girl’s $500,000 bail reduced to a signature bond. A hearing More >

Walker political group to reimburse travel costs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s nonprofit political group says it will reimburse the state for costs related to the likely presidential candidate’s political travel. Our American Revival spokeswoman AshLee Strong said Thursday that the group will pay for the travel costs, including those related to Walker’s state patrol security detail. Strong says taxpayers More >

Jury indicts man accused of trying to join Islamic State

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal grand jury in Madison has formally indicted a Wisconsin man accused of attempting to join the Islamic State group. Prosecutors said the grand jury returned the indictment accusing Joshua Van Haften with trying to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization on Thursday. The grand jury indictment is More >

Barron County turkey flock is sixth with bird flu in state

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The deadly bird flu virus has been detected in a 90,000 turkey flock in Barron County. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says that is the sixth report of bird flu in the state in 10 days. Nearly 1.3 million birds are affected. Spokeswoman Raechelle Cline says initial More >

Republicans want to end lawmakers’ unpaid sick leave benefit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A pair of Republican lawmakers wants to do away with a perk for Wisconsin state senators and representatives. They circulated a bill this week that would no longer allow state lawmakers to accumulate unused sick leave, which can then be converted to credits to pay for health insurance upon retirement. The More >