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Schafer drives in 4, Twins top Royals 11-5 in 10th

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5. Bruce Chen, the sixth pitcher for the AL Central-leading Royals, gave up five hits and walked two in the 10th. Eduardo Nunez singled More >

Bridgewater starts as Vikings beat Titans 19-3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown in his first NFL start, Joe Banyard ran for 111 yards and the Minnesota Vikings wrapped up a perfect preseason beating the Tennessee Titans 19-3 on Thursday night. Blair Walsh kicked four field goals, and the Vikings defense had three sacks in a game where both coaches More >

Man critically injured in fall from moving vehicle

NORWALK, Wis. (AP) – A man who fell from the roof of a moving vehicle in a Monroe County field has suffered critical head injuries. Sheriff’s deputies say 22-year-old Joseph Miller climbed through the sun roof and was riding on top of the vehicle shortly after midnight Friday in a field on private property near Norwalk. More >

Fatal hit-and-run driver sentenced to 4 years

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – A drunken driver who struck and killed a man plowing snow in Eau Claire County and fled the scene is sentenced to four years in prison. Gregory Price, of Elk Mound, pleaded guilty Thursday to homicide by drunken driving. Prosecutors say it’s the fourth time Price has been caught driving drunk. More >

Wisconsin cranberry industry woos Chinese buyers

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials are turning to Chinese buyers to take a bite out of the state’s overgrown cranberry crop. Stevens Point Journal Media reports (http://spjour.nl/1lktOoS ) the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection hosted a group of potential buyers from China this past week to talk to local farmers and More >

Milwaukee man gets 10 years in deadly robbery

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee man whose friend was fatally shot when they tried to rob a barbershop has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1vt1Pa1 ) a Milwaukee County judge sentenced 24-year-old Jeremy Pierce on Thursday. He was originally charged with felony murder but pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless More >

Mother charged with homicide in child’s death

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A mother has been charged with homicide in Dane County after her 1-year-old daughter was struck and killed by a van while riding in a wheelchair. A criminal complaint says 33-year-old Raya Hansen was under the influence of drugs when she wheeled her daughter along a busy street in Madison in February More >

Milwaukee man found guilty in sex-trafficking case

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A 45-year-old Milwaukee man has been found guilty of sex trafficking, child abuse and related charges. A jury convicted Roy Weatherall on Thursday of 14 counts following an eight-day trial in Milwaukee County court. Charges include sexual assault of a child, soliciting prostitutes, reckless injury and witness intimidation. The only count he was More >

College students urged to protect identity

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin consumer protection officials are advising college students to be especially vigilant about protecting their private identity information. The Federal Trade Commission says one in five identity theft victims are in their 20s. And for college students focused on class schedules and navigating a new environment, protecting their identity might not More >

Base ball team to play at Old World Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Old World Wisconsin’s vintage base ball team will play its last game of the season at the historical site outside Eagle, not in Greenbush. The Eagle Diamonds are slated to finish their season on Sept. 13 against the Chicago Salmon. Old World Wisconsin’s website originally said the game would be played at More >