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GREEN BAY, Wis | Green Bay Packers fire coach Mike McCarthy

GREEN BAY, Wis  — The Green Bay Packers have fired coach Mike McCarthy and made offensive coordinator Joe Philbin the interim head coach. The move announced by team president Mark Murphy came after a stunning 20-17 loss on Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals, dropping Green Bay to 4-7-1. Murphy, in a statement, said the 2018 … Continue reading GREEN BAY, Wis | Green Bay Packers fire coach Mike McCarthy

MADISON, Wis | Defense: Protester intended radioactive substance for self

MADISON, Wis — An attorney for a Wisconsin political activist accused of trying to buy a lethal dose of a radioactive substance online says his client intended to use it to kill himself because he has cancer. Federal public defender Joseph Bugni argued Monday that a criminal complaint filed last week against 30-year-old Jeremy Ryan … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | Defense: Protester intended radioactive substance for self

BARRON, Wis | The Latest: Sheriff thanks volunteers in missing girl case

BARRON, Wis— The Latest on the search for a Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed (all times local): 4:35 p.m. A Wisconsin sheriff says some items were found during a search for clues into the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl whose parents were killed, but they’re still being assessed and don’t seem to be linked … Continue reading BARRON, Wis | The Latest: Sheriff thanks volunteers in missing girl case

MADISON, Wis | Authorities seek 2 vehicles in missing Wisconsin girl’s case

MADISON, Wis — Authorities said Monday that they’re looking for two cars in connection with the disappearance of a Wisconsin girl whose parents were gunned down last week. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said during a news conference that investigators are looking for a red or orange Dodge Challenger and a black Ford Edge or … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | Authorities seek 2 vehicles in missing Wisconsin girl’s case

MADISON, Wis | The Latest: Investigators seek 2 cars in Wisconsin abduction

MADISON, Wis — The Latest on the search for a missing Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Investigators searching for a Wisconsin girl whose parents were gunned down in their home are asking for help tracking down two vehicles. Authorities believe 13-year-old Jayme Closs was taken from her home near … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | The Latest: Investigators seek 2 cars in Wisconsin abduction

GREEN BAY, Wis | Mason Crosby’s emotional week ends on high note for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis — Mason Crosby smiled as he left the field. It was quite the week for the Green Bay Packers’ veteran kicker. Crosby hit four field goals, including the winner from 27 yards as time expired to lift the Packers past the San Francisco 49ers 33-30 on Monday night. “This week was a … Continue reading GREEN BAY, Wis | Mason Crosby’s emotional week ends on high note for Packers

MADISON, Wis | Wisconsin receiver pleads not guilty to sexual assault

MADISON, Wis— Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges alleging that he sexually assaulted two drunken women in his apartment earlier this year. Cephus entered the plea to charges of second- and third-degree sexual assault during a hearing in Madison on Thursday. The proceeding was over in less than five minutes. Prosecutors … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | Wisconsin receiver pleads not guilty to sexual assault

MADISON, Wis | ‘Making a Murderer’ sequel set to premiere Oct. 19

MADISON, Wis — A sequel to the popular “Making a Murderer” documentary series is set to premiere Oct. 19 on Netflix. The first “Making a Murderer” recounted the story of Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, who were convicted in the 2005 slaying of Wisconsin photographer Teresa Halbach. Avery and Dassey are serving life … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | ‘Making a Murderer’ sequel set to premiere Oct. 19

GREEN BAY, Wis. | Carlson misses 2 FGs in OT, Vikings and Packers tie

GREEN BAY, Wis.— Wide right, times two. Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime, including one from 35 yards as time expired, and the Minnesota Vikings had to settle for a 29-29 tie with the Green Bay Packers after rallying from a late 13-point deficit on Sunday. The rookie’s final attempt went to the … Continue reading GREEN BAY, Wis. | Carlson misses 2 FGs in OT, Vikings and Packers tie

MADISON, Wis | $30 million poured into effort to energize young voters

MADISON, Wis  — Democrats know who their voters are. They just have to figure out how to get them to the polls in November — and that’s where the puppies come in. Students returning to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus this summer were greeted by therapy dogs for petting. Those lured by the chance to … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | $30 million poured into effort to energize young voters

OSHKOSH, Wis. | Wisconsin pilot flees officers, later crashes into cornfield

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Authorities say they were trying to arrest a Wisconsin man on a domestic abuse-related charge when he fled in an airplane before crashing into a cornfield. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office says officers went to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh on Friday night to try to arrest the 47-year-old for violating a … Continue reading OSHKOSH, Wis. | Wisconsin pilot flees officers, later crashes into cornfield

MADISON, Wis | Schoolteacher upsets longtime Wisconsin state lawmaker

MADISON, Wis — A schoolteacher who campaigned on improving education defeated a longtime Democratic state lawmaker in Tuesday’s primary to take his seat representing the northern swath of Milwaukee County. Lakeisha Myers upset state Rep. Fred Kessler by 23 percentage points in the 12th Assembly District. Myers will be unopposed in November. Kessler, 78, had … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | Schoolteacher upsets longtime Wisconsin state lawmaker

MADISON, Wis | Midwest primaries test Trump appeal against ‘blue wave’

MADISON, Wis — Democrats fought to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest on Tuesday as the 2018 primary season roared through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump’s appeal among working-class voters threatens to upend longtime political trends this fall and beyond. At the same time, accusations of domestic violence involving the … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | Midwest primaries test Trump appeal against ‘blue wave’

MADISON, Wis | Trump’s Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

MADISON, Wis — President Donald Trump’s call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize the president or stick with the Milwaukee-based company just ahead of Tuesday’s primary where Trump allegiance has been a central focus. Trump on Sunday tweeted it was “great” that “many” Harley owners … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | Trump’s Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

GREEN BAY, Wis. | Rodgers frustrated with effort from some younger Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis.— Aaron Rodgers expressed disappointment with the effort from some of the Green Bay Packers’ younger players after a frustrating period at practice. It appears that some of the rookie wideouts are the focus of his displeasure. Rodgers was running the scout team during one practice session on Tuesday, a sign that he … Continue reading GREEN BAY, Wis. | Rodgers frustrated with effort from some younger Packers

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis | The Latest: Firefighters do second search in explosion zone

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — The Latest on the fatal gas explosion and fire in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Firefighters are doing a secondary search of buildings damaged in a fatal explosion and fire in the southern Wisconsin community of Sun Prairie, although officials say they have no reports of any missing … Continue reading SUN PRAIRIE, Wis | The Latest: Firefighters do second search in explosion zone

ONEIDA, Wis. | Kim shoots 31-under 257, shatters LPGA scoring records

ONEIDA, Wis.  — Sei Young Kim watched her 12-foot birdie putt break toward the hole and disappear into the cup, putting her in territory no one had ever been on the LPGA Tour. She reached 30-under par in the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. And she wasn’t finished. Kim added yet another birdie, closed with a … Continue reading ONEIDA, Wis. | Kim shoots 31-under 257, shatters LPGA scoring records

MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin Badgers wrestler killed in Illinois vehicle crash

MADISON, Wis.— A University of Wisconsin wrestler was killed in a vehicle crash in Illinois, according to police and the school. Wrestler Eli Stickley was killed Thursday night, the university’s athletic department confirmed in a written statement. Stickley was a native of Urbana, Ohio, and wrestled in the 141-pound weight class at Wisconsin. According to … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin Badgers wrestler killed in Illinois vehicle crash

MADISON, Wis. | Driver tells police: Just a jogger, not connected to wreck

MADISON, Wis.— Police say a 19-year-old man flipped his car in Madison, Wisconsin, then fled the scene, removed some clothes and pretended to be a jogger unconnected to the wreck. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the unidentified man made a lane change Tuesday evening at the same time as another car. He overcorrected, hit … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Driver tells police: Just a jogger, not connected to wreck

MADISON, Wis | Wisconsin’s Harley-loving governor put in bind with Trump

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s full-throttled love of Harley-Davidson motorcycles has been intertwined with his rising political career, but now he must navigate revved up criticism of the Milwaukee-based company from President Donald Trump. The president on Tuesday tweeted that if Harley goes through with its plans to move some production overseas, … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | Wisconsin’s Harley-loving governor put in bind with Trump

ELKHART LAKE, Wis | Pole sitter Josef Newgarden roars to Road America victory

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Pole sitter Josef Newgarden dominated the IndyCar race at Road America on Sunday, leading 53 of 55 laps for his third victory of the season. The defending series champion crossed the finish line with a comfortable 3.38-second cushion over second-place finisher Ryan Hunter-Reay. Points leader Scott Dixon finished third, part … Continue reading ELKHART LAKE, Wis | Pole sitter Josef Newgarden roars to Road America victory

BEAVER DAM, Wis. | World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) — Sprint car driver Jason Johnson has died following a crash at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, race officials said Sunday. He was 41. Johnson was injured during a World of Outlaws race Saturday night at the 1/3-mile-long dirt oval, the series said. It said the driver from Eunice, Louisiana, crashed … Continue reading BEAVER DAM, Wis. | World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash

MADISON, Wis. | Toledo takes Champions lead; home star Stricker drops back

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Esteban Toledo birdied four of the last six holes for a 6-under 66 and the second-round lead Saturday in the American Family Insurance Championship. Five strokes behind tournament host Steve Stricker after an opening 69 in rain Friday at University Ridge, Toledo had six birdies in a bogey-free round to reach … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Toledo takes Champions lead; home star Stricker drops back

SUPERIOR, Wis | Midwestern states endure flash flooding, heat wave

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Lines of thunderstorms crawled across northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin on Sunday after overnight flash flooding washed out roads and highways, as a heat wave sent temperatures into the high 90s elsewhere in the Midwest. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings from east-central Minnesota across northwestern Wisconsin because of the … Continue reading SUPERIOR, Wis | Midwestern states endure flash flooding, heat wave

MADISON, Wis. | Election win puts Democrats close to taking Wisconsin Senate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic win in another Wisconsin special election has the party within striking distance of recapturing the state Senate and ending Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans’ stranglehold on state government, a priority for Democrats nationally as another round of redistricting nears. Many in the party acknowledge overlooking local races … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Election win puts Democrats close to taking Wisconsin Senate

GRAND CHUTE, Wis | Packers’ Matthews needs surgery after softball hits his face

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews says he needs surgery on his nose after getting hit in the face with a line drive during a charity softball game. Matthews was pitching during Saturday’s game when offensive lineman Lucas Patrick hit the ball directly into Matthews’ face, knocking him to the … Continue reading GRAND CHUTE, Wis | Packers’ Matthews needs surgery after softball hits his face

GREEN BAY, Wis | Favre says he went to rehab 3 times to fight addictions

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Retired quarterback Brett Favre says he made three trips to rehabilitation centers during his Hall of Fame career to fight his dependence on painkillers and alcohol. Favre told Sports Illustrated he took as many as 14 Vicodin at one time during the 1995 season in Green Bay. Favre won the … Continue reading GREEN BAY, Wis | Favre says he went to rehab 3 times to fight addictions

MADISON, Wis | Wisconsin again finds secret video shows no election fraud

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice has again concluded that secretly recorded videos of a liberal activist reveal no evidence of election fraud. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday that it had obtained investigatory reports that show the probe into recordings made by conservative group Project Veritas during the run-up to the … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | Wisconsin again finds secret video shows no election fraud