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Milwaukee police identify woman found dead in car

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police have identified a woman found dead with gunshot wounds in a car on the city’s northwest side. Police identified the woman as 24-year-old Keanna Moore on Tuesday. They say her body was found inside a car parked in an alley near an apartment complex before 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Police said Monday More >

Police: Milwaukee girl, 10, sexually assaulted

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police are searching for a man who they say sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl. Police say a man in his late teens pulled the girl into the backyard of a home on the city’s south side after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. They say he assaulted her in the yard and was last seen More >

Wisconsin college gets $5.5M for concussion study

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year federal grant totaling $5.5 million to study concussions. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1sBkr8e ) the school is receiving the grant from the U.S. Defense Department. Concussions have become common injuries on battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as in professional and youth More >

21 Wisconsin co-workers share $1M lottery prize

DELAVAN, Wis. (AP) – A group of 21 co-workers in southeastern Wisconsin is sharing a $1 million lottery prize. The group recently claimed the prize from the Mega Millions ticket that matched all five numbers Oct. 17. The co-workers from the Pentair plant in Delavan had been buying weekly lottery tickets for about 14 years. Anthony Kienast More >

Wisconsin high court to take up some Doe cases

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases stemming from a John Doe investigation of fundraising and spending by Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and conservative groups backing him. The court on Tuesday accepted a legal challenge from two targets of the probe; a separate lawsuit from those two targets and More >

Body found in burned-out car in Dane County

TOWN OF MEDINA, Wis. (AP) – The Dane County sheriff’s office is investigating the discovery of a body in a burned-out car found in a field. Authorities say the badly burned Chevrolet Cruze was found in the Town of Medina about 8 p.m. Monday. The remains of one person were inside the vehicle. The Dane County medical More >

Wisconsin ranked as 12th highest taxed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new analysis finds that Wisconsin is the 12th highest taxed state in the country and third highest in the upper Midwest. The nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance said that was based on Census data on tax collections Tuesday. It analyzed the tax data as a percentage of personal income. The data shows that More >

Walker says he wants schools to have Common Core choice

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is backing off his call for the Legislature to repeal Common Core academic standards, saying he simply wants to insure there is no mandate they be used. Walker in July during his re-election campaign called on the Legislature to repeal the standards covering what students should know in the More >

Walker to review using hunting fees for mine costs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he wants to review whether hunting and fishing fees collected by the state should be used to pay for costs related to sighting an open pit iron ore mine near Lake Superior. Walker was asked about the issue Tuesday following a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that More >

Walker says he’s open to ideas on changing elections board

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he’s open to making changes to the nonpartisan board that oversees elections, campaign finance, ethics and lobbying laws in Wisconsin. But he says he doesn’t know whether the best approach is modifying the current setup, creating something entirely new, or reverting back to the separate elections and More >