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Hayward hosts Lumberjack World Championships

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) – International competition begins in Hayward where the very best lumberjacks are gathering. The U.S. Lumberjack World Championships get underway Thursday with log rolling, pole climbing and chopping events. The championships started in 1960. Organizers say it’s a way to acknowledge the rich history of the logging industry across the United States. More >

2 children injured in Milwaukee shooting

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Two Wisconsin children are recovering after being shot inside a vehicle. A 10-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the Milwaukee shooting Wednesday night. Deputy Inspector Stephen Basting says the children were in a vehicle being driven by their mother. He says the mother drove them to a local hospital and More >

Wisconsin court to decide cellphone tracking cases

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to clarify whether police can use cellphone data to track suspects. The justices are expected to release rulings Thursday in a pair of homicide cases in Milwaukee and Kenosha counties. Police in both cases used data from the suspects’ cellphone providers to track them down. They More >

Supreme Court to decide murder-for-hire case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule in a case involving a man convicted for his role in plotting to kill his lover’s husband. The court is set to issue an opinion Thursday looking at whether Carlos Cummings invoked his right to remain silent when he told police during an interrogation More >

Both suspects in Stradivarius theft due in court

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee man who pleaded guilty to a role in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin is due to be sentenced, and his co-defendant is expected to change his not-guilty plea. Salah Salahadyn and Universal K. Allah are both due in court Thursday. Salahadyn initially pleaded not guilty to felony robbery. His More >

Wisconsin police search for naked intruder

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) – Eastern Wisconsin police are searching for a naked man who Fond du Lac residents say has entered and lurked near their homes. The city’s Assistant Police Chief Steve Klein says the man entered an unlocked house Wednesday but didn’t steal or damage anything. Klein says a resident chased him out More >

Police: Mom brought 3 kids to home burglary try

RACINE, Wis. (AP) – Racine police believe a woman brought her three children along when she allegedly tried to burglarize a home. Thirty-five-year-old Tanya Fawcett faces 10 counts related to a Monday night burglary in Racine. Officers said a homeowner called 911 when he returned to his home and found a woman and three children – ages More >

Construction worker hurt at Kenosha Amazon site

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – An accident at the construction site of an Amazon distribution center in Kenosha has sent a worker to the hospital. The Kenosha News ( reports the man was pinned between a beam and an aerial lift Wednesday. Kenosha police and fire crews responded about 3:30 p.m. Sgt. James Beller says the man was More >

Wisconsin to stop enforcing birth control law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker’s administration will no longer enforce the state’s contraception coverage law for employers with religious objections following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month. The decision riled birth control advocates and Democrats, who said Wednesday that Wisconsin law is not affected by the decision. The Supreme Court ruled that companies with More >

Walker’s favorability drops in new poll

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – After weeks of negative attack ads against Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, a new poll shows that roughly the same percentage of voters have a favorable view of her as those who don’t. But Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Gov. Scott Walker’s approval ratings dropped from 47 percent favorability More >