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City of Wausau corrects 2 misspelled park signs

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — The city of Wausau has corrected spelling mistakes carved into two wooden signs bearing the names of different local parks. This month, the signs had to be edited after someone pointed out that they were erroneous. A sign behind City Hall had the word “fountain” misspelled and another at Alexander Park More >

Harley-Davidson unveils 2016 model year lineup

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson Inc. has unveiled its 2016 model year lineup with new bikes that will soon begin arriving at dealerships nationwide. The Milwaukee-based company’s touring lineup includes some of its most powerful cruiser bikes and the return of the Road Glide Ultra after a two-year absence. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1PMTtkQ ) reports More >

Wisconsin prisons relax solitary confinement policies

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin prison officials have quietly relaxed solitary confinement policies over the past year. According to a Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism report produced using documents obtained through an open records request and a lawsuit, the Department of Corrections no longer uses solitary confinement to punish prisoners who commit minor rule infractions. More >

Moore says Walker ‘tightening the noose’ on black people

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore says that Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s policies are “tightening the noose, literally, around African Americans.” Moore made the comment during a conference call Monday to discuss Walker’s campaigning for president in South Carolina. Moore is black and represents Milwaukee in Congress. She says Walker’s opposition to More >

Lawsuit blames lack of care for jail inmate’s death

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Survivors of a former Brown County Jail inmate are suing the county, saying he died after being denied adequate care. Press-Gazette Media report (http://gbpg.net/1U2pzim ) the lawsuit says 43-year-old Joshua Dylan Anderson, of Green Bay, regularly ate food containers, his jail uniform and human waste while in custody, resulting in More >

Transgender Wisconsin prison inmates sues to live as woman

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A transgender Wisconsin prison inmate is suing officials, saying they’re violating her rights by not allowing her to live as a woman. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1JNwI1l ) that 23-year-old Dominique Gulley describes herself as having identified herself as female since she was 8. Gulley was 15 when she struck and More >

Police: Bicyclist, 50, killed in hit-and-run in Germantown

GERMANTOWN, Wis. (AP) — Police say a bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Germantown in Washington County. The Germantown Police Department says the crash happened at 8:15 p.m. Sunday. According to police, a 50-year-old man was on a bicycle that was struck from behind by a vehicle that fled the scene. The man More >

Authorities destroy suspicious device at Wauwatosa station

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities used a robot to destroy a suspicious device that was found at a Wauwatosa gas station. Police Sgt. Chris McAtee says authorities later determined the device was not a bomb but rather an empty short pipe with two endcaps. An employee spotted the pipe near a fuel pump at the More >

Police: Man’s body found in East River in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Police say a 48-year-old man’s body has been found in the East River in Green Bay. Green Bay police Lt. Jody Ruth says people on the bike path Saturday morning reported seeing what they thought was a body in the river. He says officers and members of the police dive More >

Police: Officer shoots suspect who had gun in Wausau

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Wausau police say an officer responding to a report of a burglary shot a male suspect who had a gun. The Wausau Police Department said in a news release that officers went to a residence around 5:30 p.m. Saturday on the burglary report. Wausau police Capt. Matt Barnes says officers found More >