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Walker says Alabama Senate candidate Moore should step aside

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is joining the growing chorus of Republicans who are calling for Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside amid more allegations he had sexual contact with teenage girls in the 1970s. Walker on Sunday said Moore should only step aside if the allegations proved true. More >

Walker eliminates Wisconsin’s minimum hunting age

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that eliminates a minimum age requirement to hunt in Wisconsin. The bill Walker signed a week before the start of the gun deer season allows a person of any age to participate in a mentored hunt. The law had previously required a child to More >

President of Fire Fighters Association to enter governor’s race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The president of the Professional Fire Fighters Association of Wisconsin is expected to launch his candidacy for governor. Mahlon Mitchell has a series of events in Green Bay, Milwaukee and Madison on Monday to make a political announcement. Mitchell would join the large field of Democrats hoping for a chance to More >

Man putting gas in car struck and killed on interstate

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man putting gas into his disabled vehicle was struck and killed by another motorist on a Milwaukee freeway over the weekend. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department says 27-year-old Angelo Quin of Greenfield was putting gas in the tank when he was struck by a car driven by a 30-year-old man Saturday More >

Coach quits over racist tweets aimed at black NASCAR driver

CAMBRIDGE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school golf coach has resigned and apologized for a series of racist tweets aimed at NASCAR driver Darrell Wallace Jr. Brent Nottestad resigned Thursday as coach at Cambridge High School. Nottestad apologized, saying the tweets he posted Wednesday about Wallace, an African-American NASCAR driver, “went way over the More >

Father charged with baby’s death from too hot bath

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 26-year-old Milwaukee man is charged in the death of his infant daughter who was burned during a bath. Walter Earl Henderson appeared in court last week on a charge of neglecting a child resulting in death. The┬áJournal Sentinel┬áreports the 6-month-old girl was pronounced dead at Children’s Hospital after two scans showed More >

Wisconsin cattle drive scrubbed after cows wander into field

LEBANON, Wis. (AP) — A weekend cattle drive planned for southern Wisconsin was scrubbed after cows began wandering into a soybean field. A crew of about 15 people on horseback had planned to drive 50 head of cattle from the town of Lebanon to a farm near Juneau over about four hours Sunday morning. But More >

Wisconsin approves scaling back beauty parlor regulations

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Legislature has approved a proposal to eliminate continuing education requirements for cosmetologists and barbers in Wisconsin. The bill sent to Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday would also make it easier for people licensed in other states to work in Wisconsin. The Assembly passed the measure on a voice vote. More >

Authorities ID woman killed in house fire in Sand Creek

SAND CREEK, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have identified a woman who died in a house fire in Sand Creek. The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office says 69-year-old Kathleen Johnson was the victim of the fire Monday night. An autopsy concluded she died of carbon monoxide poisoning due to smoke inhalation. Authorities determined that the fire started More >

Assembly approves bill allowing divorced couples to remarry without waiting 6 months

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Couples who get divorced would no longer have to wait six months before remarrying under a bill approved by the Wisconsin Assembly. Under state current law, a person who was a party to a divorce action in Wisconsin or any other state must wait six months after the divorce is granted More >