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    A Wisconsin fugitive accused of shooting a police officer has been taken into custody in Gary, Ind., authorities said Wednesday. Following the report of a car break-in in Kenosha, Wis., on Aug. 8, the responding officer met a man at the scene fitting the suspect’s description, according to the Wisconsin Attorney General’s Office. That suspect, identified as 29-year-old Jonathan Massey, fired at the officer with a handgun, according to authorities. Jonathan Massey is accused of shooting a Kenosha, Wisc. police officer. (Courtesy: Wisconsin Department of Justice) INDIANA FUGITIVE GETS STUCK IN CHIMNEY WHILE ELUDING COPS The two exchanged gunfire, and the suspect escaped after hitting the officer in the abdomen. He was taken for surgery and authorities later said he was stable....
    One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a classmate because she believed a fictional horror character named Slender Man would attack her family if she didn't kill the girl lost an appeal Wednesday. Morgan Geyser was 12 at the time of the 2014 attack, which Payton Leutner survived. Geyser's attorney Matthew Pinix had argued that she should have been charged with attempted second-degree intentional homicide, which would have placed the case in juvenile court. Instead, she was charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, which put the case in adult court. But Wisconsin's 2nd District Court of Appeals found that the Waukesha County Circuit Court correctly kept the case in adult court, saying it found probable cause that she had...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a classmate because she believed a fictional horror character named Slender Man would attack her family if she didn’t kill the girl lost an appeal Wednesday. Morgan Geyser was 12 at the time of the 2014 attack. Geyser’s attorney Matthew Pinix had argued that she should have been charged with second-degree intentional homicide, which would have placed the case in juvenile court. Instead, she was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, which put the case in adult court. But Wisconsin’s 2nd District Court of Appeals found that the Waukesha County Circuit Court correctly kept the case in adult court, saying it found probable cause that she had committed first-degree...
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has taken face mask requirements to a new level, mandating that employees wear the masks even if they're at home on virtual meetings, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This department rule is not backed up by any public health guidance, department officials openly admit that the purpose is to virtue signal that masks are important and the department takes them seriously. From the Journal Sentinel:Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole reminded employees in a July 31 email that Gov. Tony Evers' mask order was going into effect the next day. That means every DNR employee must wear a mask while in a DNR facility, noted Cole, an appointee of the Democratic governor."Also, wear...
    By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a classmate because she believed a fictional horror character named Slender Man would attack her family if she didn’t kill the girl lost an appeal Wednesday. Morgan Geyser was 12 at the time of the 2014 attack. Geyser’s attorney Matthew Pinix had argued that she should have been charged with second-degree intentional homicide, which would have placed the case in juvenile court. Instead, she was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, which put the case in adult court. But Wisconsin's 2nd District Court of Appeals found that the Waukesha County Circuit Court correctly kept the case in adult court. Pinix said he planned to...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states Biden touts Trump saying Harris would be 'fine choice' for VP pick Kamala Harris: The conventional (and predictable) pick all along MORE is leading President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE in five of six battleground states, according to a new poll released on Wednesday.  Biden leads Trump by 6 points in Florida, 50 to 44 percent, and  the former vice president leads by 5 points in Michigan, 48 to 43 percent, according to the "States of...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a classmate because she believed a fictional horror character named Slender Man would attack her family if she didn’t kill the girl lost an appeal Wednesday. Morgan Geyser was 12 at the time of the 2014 attack. Geyser’s attorney Matthew Pinix had argued that she should have been charged with second-degree intentional homicide, which would have placed the case in juvenile court. Instead, she was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, which put the case in adult court. But Wisconsin’s 2nd District Court of Appeals found that the Waukesha County Circuit Court correctly kept the case in adult court. Pinix said he planned to appeal Wednesday’s ruling to the Wisconsin Supreme...
    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s coronavirus deaths surpassed 1,000 on Tuesday, a grim milestone on the same day the  Big Ten said it was postponing the fall football season and schools statewide grappled with whether to resume in-person classes in September. Deaths from the virus have touched nearly every corner of Wisconsin, with at least one reported in 52 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. Nearly half of the 1,006 deaths — 458 — were in Milwaukee County, home to the state’s largest city that has been the epicenter of the pandemic that arrived six months ago. Since then, the state has recorded 61,785 confirmed cases. Wisconsin’s death count is the 28th highest in the country overall and the 37th highest per capita...
    MADISON, Wis. — A wide majority of Wisconsin residents support requiring masks to be worn in all public places as concern about the coronavirus rises, a new Marquette University Law School poll released Tuesday showed. The poll was released on the same day that deaths from the coronavirus topped 1,000  in Wisconsin and positive cases grew to nearly 62,000. The poll was conducted just days after Gov. Tony Evers issued a statewide mask mandate, which took effect Aug. 1. Coronavirus cases in Wisconsin have been increasing since mid-June and the poll shows that public worry about COVID-19 is also growing. Overall, 69% of respondents agreed that masks should be required in all public places, but Republicans were far less supportive...
    Reuters August 11, 2020 0 Comments After messy primaries marred by long lines and chaos earlier this year, Wisconsin and Georgia held another round of elections on Tuesday with fewer reported problems – but enough glitches to raise warning flags for the real test in November. Both states made adjustments after the earlier contests, and neither Georgia nor Wisconsin saw a widespread repeat of the long voter lines and multi-hour waits that were prevalent earlier in the year. But in relatively low turnout primaries for congressional, state and local offices, there were enough problems to sow doubts about the hurdles voters might face when they try to cast ballots on Nov. 3 amid the coronavirus pandemic, voting rights groups...
    (CNN)Three new polls out this week find former Vice President Joe Biden leading or in a tight race with President Donald Trump in the crucial battleground state of Wisconsin. Trump won Wisconsin in 2016 by a very narrow margin -- 0.77% -- and that gave him the necessary 270 votes in the Electoral College required to win the presidency. Wisconsin is set to be pivotal in the 2020 race as well and Biden has consistently led the President in the Badger State.A CBS News and YouGov poll released Sunday morning found Biden leading Trump 48% to 42% among likely voters, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison Survey Center, looking at registered voters, found Biden ahead with 49% to Trump's...
    By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A wide majority of Wisconsin residents support requiring masks to be worn in all public places as concern about the coronavirus rises, a new Marquette University Law School poll released Tuesday showed. The poll was conducted just days after Gov. Tony Evers issued a statewide mask mandate, which took effect Aug. 1. Coronavirus cases in Wisconsin have been increasing since mid-June and the poll shows that public worry about COVID-19 is also growing. Overall, 69% of respondents agreed that masks should be required in all public places, but Republicans were far less supportive of such a mandate than Democrats. Only 43% of Republicans supported a mask mandate, compared with 93% of...
    A new poll finds presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he is 'seriously' considering a capital gains tax cut Why Joe Biden is in trouble Harris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick MORE leading President TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection MORE by 5 points in Wisconsin, a key battleground state that Trump won narrowly in 2016. The latest Marquette University survey finds Biden with 49 percent support and Trump at 44 percent among all registered voters. That is mostly unchanged from the same poll in June, when Biden led...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A nursing home in western Wisconsin announced on Tuesday that numerous residents and staff members in the assisted living facility have tested positive for COVID-19. The Lodge at River Falls Comforts of Home and the Pierce County Public Health Department reported that so far 15 residents and eight staff members or personal caregivers have tested positive for the virus. Officials say three residents who contracted COVID have since passed away. “Together with senior living leaders, we have been preparing for the possibility of outbreaks in our senior living communities,” said AZ Snyder, Health Officer. “Public Health is working closely with The Lodge at River Falls Comforts of Home staff to ensure everyone in the facility is closely...
    WINTER, Wis. (AP) — The search for a missing toddler in northern Wisconsin has ended with her safe return. The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office confirmed 3-year-old Abby Ladwig has been found, but did not yet provide details on the successful search. The girl was last seen about 6:30 pm. Sunday outside her home in Winter. Her mother, Lisa Koch, says her daughter had been playing outside and wandered off. Authorities believe she may have followed the family dog into some woods. Law enforcement and scores of volunteers searched the family's 40 acres of land following her disappearance. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Wisconsin
    Black Forest Lager from Yoerg Brewing While I don’t usually enjoy darker beer until the temperatures cool, Yoerg owner Thomas Keim was so crazy about this new beer that I thought I’d give it a try. It’s a crazy little concoction, made with 30 percent pilsner malt and 70 percent wheat, of which 35 percent is a chocolate wheat from Bavaria. It’s light on the palate with a body not unlike that of Guinness, with a lovely chocolatey finish. The hops are German Tettnang, which offer the slightest herbaceous note and a wee bit of spice. The verdict is that I would, did and will definitely drink this beauty in any season. If you are a Guinness fan, it’s...
    WINTER, Wisconsin — Searchers are looking for a missing 3-year-old girl in northern Wisconsin. Abby Ladwig Abby Ladwig was last seen in the Winter area, according to the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office. She followed the family dog into the woods around 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Police believe the dog has been located, but the search continues for Abby. Authorities are asking the public to check their properties and outbuildings for any sign of the girl, WDIO-TV reported. Related Articles Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin Wisconsin Dells water park closes for season after coronavirus sickens 2 employees GOP leader wants Wisconsin Senate to strike down mask order Wisconsin’s Democratic...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Searchers are combing an area of western Wisconsin for a 3-year-old girl who went missing Sunday evening while following a dog into the woods. The Sawyer County Sheriff’s office says Abby Koch was last seen at about 6:45 p.m. southwest of Winter, Wisconsin, which is about 20 miles north of Ladysmith. Abby Koch (credit: Sawyer Co. Sheriff’s Office) Investigators believe the dog she went after has been found. Koch is a white girl who stands 2-feet-10-inches tall, weighs about 41 pounds, and has blue eyes and blond hair. She was barefoot at the time of her disappearance, and was wearing a black shirt that has a flower on it. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is...
    Floyd case body camera footage. WCCO reports: “The Hennepin County judge overseeing the George Floyd case has made the body worn cameras from ex-officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng available. … On Friday, Judge Peter Cahill wrote in a court document, ‘Members of the Media Coalition, as well as other media and members of the public may obtain copies’ of body camera footage from former Minneapolis police officers Kueng and Lane from George Floyd’s death — May 25, 2020. Until now, the Cahill allowed the footage to be viewed by appointment only. … The footage was made available to the public and media on Monday.” Another new idea in policing. MPR’s Kirsti Marohn reports: “Six years ago, St. Cloud...
    The Democratic Convention will feature a lineup of everyday American speakers, including Pennsylvania farmer Rick Telesz who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 The Democratic National Convention speakership lineup features several everyday Americans, including a farmer from Pennsylvania who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 as a new poll shows likely voters in the swing state favor Joe Biden. 'Over the last several months in planning this convention, we had two goals in mind: to include more Americans than ever before, and to ensure that all Americans see themselves reflected in what they were viewing,' Stephanie Cutter, the 2020 Democratic National Convention Program Executive, said in a press release announcing nine of the speakers. Rick Telesz, who runs a...
    Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 6 points in both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, two battleground states that Trump carried in 2016, a new poll from CBS shows. The poll shows that 49% of Pennsylvania participants prefer Biden win the election compared to 43 percent who prefer Trump. 48% of people surveyed in Wisconsin also favor Biden, compared to Trump’s 42%. WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 09: President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Marine One on August 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. The President spent the weekend at his property in New Jersey where he attended multiple campaign and fund raising events. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) CBS and YouGov surveyed 1,225 likely voters in Pennsylvania...
    Late on election night 2016, it was Wisconsin and Pennsylvania that put Donald Trump over the top and into the White House, thanks to late-deciding voters who went his way, and big margins among people who wanted change. Today, the vast majority of voters in these two states say things in the U.S. are going badly. They think Joe Biden would do a better job of handling coronavirus by significant margins, washing out any edge Mr. Trump has on the economy. And looking back now, relatively few voters in these states say the Trump presidency has been going as they expected — more say it's gone worse than gone better. And so Biden leads both Pennsylvania and Wisconsin today by...
    The fear in Wisconsin was clear.  The coronavirus pandemic was still relatively new in early April as the Wisconsin governor's late attempt to delay the fast-approaching primary election was thwarted by a GOP court challenge. And even with a crucial state supreme court seat on the line, along with the presidential primary, some Democrats worried that asking people to head to the polls on election day could be a major health risk.   Four months later, as other states have also taken a similar blended election approach with an emphasis on mail-in voting along with in-person options, those concerns may have not been as far-reaching as some had first feared. But as the country hurtles towards holding a contentious presidential election...
    Epic Systems has told its employees they will not be required to return to in-person work on Monday at the health care records company based in Wisconsin. The company had planned to start a phased approach to bringing employees into work. Wisconsin Public Radio report s the company informed its employees they changed that plan after Public Health Madison and Dane County questioned whether they would comply with guidance on preventing coronavirus infections. Epic employs about 10,000 people, and about 4,200 had already returned last week to its campus located in Verona. Some employees had pushed back against Epic's plan for them to return to working at its facility. The company is now allowing employees to opt out of the...
    One man died in a Saturday night shooting in Wisconsin, the Racine Police Department reported. Police officers responding to a call for a shooting in northern Racine found a man dead with a gunshot wound. Officers have arrested a man suspected in the shooting. Officers have not released the names of the victim or suspect. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Wisconsin
    One tweet tells you everything you need to know about Wisconsin’s dominating running backs over the years. FOX College Football tweeted out a graphic of the nation’s top rusher every year since 2010, and Wisconsin had more players on the list than any other school. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The Badgers had the top rusher in 2018 (Jonathan Taylor), 2014 (Melvin Gordon) and 2011 (Montee Ball). No other school was on the list three times. ????⚡️ @BadgerFootball had more rushing leaders in the past decade than any other team Which ball carrier was your favorite to watch? pic.twitter.com/Rg4RiJbjCK — FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) August 8, 2020 As we always say about the...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden has opened up leads in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, two states largely considered “battleground” states whose electoral votes could make the difference in the November election, according to a new CBS/Battleground Tracker poll. In Pennsylvania, Biden leads by six points, 49 percent to 43 percent, while in Wisconsin the presumptive Democratic nominee leads 48 percent to 42 percent. Voters in both states point to the coronavirus pandemic in favoring Biden over Trump. Specifically, 75 percent of poll respondents in Pennsylvania, and 76 percent in Wisconsin, said they believe things in the U.S are going badly amid the pandemic and economic turmoil. In both states, according to The Hill, 47 percent of voters said the former vice...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Trump executive order is 'a reckless war on Social Security' Trump got into testy exchange with top GOP donor Adelson: report Blumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections MORE led President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in a poll released Sunday. The CBS-YouGov poll found that Biden had a 6 percentage point lead over Trump in both states. In Pennsylvania, Biden received 49 percent to Trump's 43 percent, while in Wisconsin, the former vice president...
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, two states won by the Republican in 2016 on the way to the White House, according to a CBS poll. Biden is up six points in each state, 48% to 42% in Wisconsin and 49% to 43% in Pennsylvania, the poll showed. By a wide margin, voters surveyed said things in America are going “badly,” and Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was a major issue. About two thirds of voters reported disliking how Trump “handles himself personally.” Days before Biden is expected to announce his choice of running mate, a majority of voters suggested the pick was “not at all” or “not very” important to them. The...
    Wisconsin Democrats filed a complaint to block Kanye West from appearing on the presidential ballot in the state in November saying his campaign was late to submit his nomination papers and filed bogus signatures including 'Mickey Mouse' and 'Bernie Sanders'. The state Democratic Party filed the challenge to block the rapper from running as a third party candidate on Friday citing numerous problems with his paperwork including incorrect addresses for circulators and fake signatures. They included affidavits from six individuals who said they were duped into putting their names on West’s paperwork. He also allegedly didn't list his residence accurately. 'If the affidavits are true … crimes were committed by the West campaign,' attorney Michael Maistelman, who gathered the affidavits, said to...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin confirmed six new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, bringing the statewide death toll to 996. The latest figures from the state Department of Health Services show there were 1,165 newly reported cases on Saturday, a single-day high that brings the state’s total to nearly 60,000. About 16% of the cases are active. A total of 1.04 million people have been tested for the coronavirus, including 13,162 reported Saturday. The number of people who have ever been hospitalized in the state was 4,980 on Saturday, up 50 from Friday. There were 311 people hospitalized on Saturday, including 96 in intensive care. Health officials reported another 152 people who were awaiting results of a coronavirus test also were hospitalized....
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West’s attempt to get on Wisconsin’s presidential ballot as a third-party candidate is being challenged. One challenge filed Friday with the Wisconsin Election Commission alleges that West’s nomination papers were delivered too late and don’t properly list his residency. Another challenge raises issues including illegible signatures. The first challenge was filed by Joseph R. Santeler. Filing papers didn’t include further identifying information. The other came from several people identifying themselves as Wisconsin voters. Lane Ruhland, a former general counsel for the Wisconsin Republican Party who dropped off West’s nomination papers this week, didn’t immediately return a voicemail message on Friday. Democrats allege that Republicans are pushing West’s candidacy in several states to siphon votes...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin confirmed six new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, bringing the statewide death toll to 996. The latest figures from the state Department of Health Services show there were 1,165 newly reported cases on Saturday, a single-day high that brings the state’s total to nearly 60,000. About 16% of the cases are active. A total of 1.04 million people have been tested for the coronavirus, including 13,162 reported Saturday. The number of people who have ever been hospitalized in the state was 4,980 on Saturday, up 50 from Friday. There were 311 people hospitalized on Saturday, including 96 in intensive care. Health officials reported another 152 people who were awaiting results of a coronavirus test also were hospitalized....
    Alex Henderson August 6, 2020 2:34PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. In 2018 and 2019, Kanye West was President Donald Trump's most prominent supporter in the hip-hop community, sometimes inspiring criticism from other rappers who considered the president overtly racist. But on July 4, West tweeted that he planned to run for president — running against Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden in the general election. And according to reporting from the New York Times and CNN, some Republican operatives have been trying to help West get on the presidential ballot in various states. One of the GOP operatives cited by reporters Maggie Haberman and Danny Hakim in the Times is Mark Jacoby, who they describe as "an executive...
    DENVER (CBS4/AP) – Rapper Kanye West filed paperwork in Colorado to run for president in November. The Colorado Secretary of State’s office confirms that West’s campaign filed the paperwork on Wednesday along with the $1,000 filing fee. Kanye West (credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images) “Our office will still need to review that the presidential electors filed are registered Colorado voters before his paperwork is confirmed as complete,” said Betsy Hart with the Secretary of State’s office. The filing deadline in Colorado was 3 p.m. Wednesday. West and running mate Michelle Tidball filed signatures in Wisconsin on Tuesday to run as an independent ticket of the BDY, The Birthday Party. President Donald Trump hugs rapper Kanye West during a meeting in the...
    A general view of the Wisconsin Center ahead of the Democratic National Convention on August 05, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) The 2020 Democratic National Convention, scheduled to take place on August 17-20 in Milwaukee will not feature the presidential candidate on-site to make his acceptance speech. READ MORE: Joe Biden leading President Trump in swing state polls Joe Biden will not attend the event, and neither will the other speakers according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal. Concerns over the continuing spread of the deadly coronavirus have forced Democrats to shift to virtual proceedings. The decision was to “in order to prevent risking the health of our host community as well as the convention’s...
    A Restoration PAC poll released Wednesday revealed a positive trend for the president, who appears to be gradually closing the gap on Joe Biden’s sizeable lead in the key Rust Belt states Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. The latest survey, taken July 13 – 27 among 600 likely voters in each state, showed President Trump narrowing the gap in each state compared to June’s results, which had the former vice president up by double-digits in every state. In June, the former vice president led Trump by 17.5 percent in Michigan, 16.5 percent in Wisconsin, and 11.7 percent in Pennsylvania. The latest results shows his lead shrinking in each state. He now leads by 11 percent in Michigan, 12.8 percent in Wisconsin, and...
    (AP) — Rapper Kanye West filed signatures in Wisconsin Tuesday to run for president as an independent candidate in November. The Wisconsin Elections Commission said signatures were submitted on behalf of West on the last day for independent presidential candidates to submit the required 2,000 signatures of Wisconsin voters to get on the ballot. But those signatures could be challenged. West and running mate Michelle Tidball listed themselves as candidates of the BDY, The Birthday Party. A former supporter of Republican President Donald Trump, West broke with Trump and announced his own presidential bid last month. The Wisconsin Elections Commission staff will be reviewing the petitions in coming days to determine if there are enough valid signatures and if the candidates meet...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West filed signatures in Wisconsin Tuesday to run for president as an independent candidate in November. The Wisconsin Elections Commission said signatures were submitted on behalf of West on the last day for independent presidential candidates to submit the required 2,000 signatures of Wisconsin voters to get on the ballot. But those signatures could be challenged. West and running mate Michelle Tidball listed themselves as candidates of the BDY, The Birthday Party. A former supporter of Republican President Donald Trump, West broke with Trump and announced his own presidential bid last month. The Wisconsin Elections Commission staff will be reviewing the petitions in coming days to determine if there are enough valid signatures and if the...
    Joe Biden has nixed plans to travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to accept the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination. Biden, the two-term vice president and 36-year Delaware senator, was expected to be crowned his party's 2020 standard-bearer in Milwaukee, but his campaign has altered arrangements as Wisconsin and other Midwest states experience a rise in COVID-19 cases, according to Bloomberg News. Biden's announcement coincides with President Trump teasing Wednesday morning that he may be coronated on the White House's South Lawn. "It's the easiest alternative," Trump told Fox & Friends. "I'll probably do mine live from the White House." The White House is "the least expensive from the country's standpoint," the president added. The coronavirus pandemic has upended both the 2020...
    Greg Keller, a Republican operative who has worked on a number of GOP campaigns — such as former Gov. Scott Walker's failed presidential bid, as well as Mitt Romney's failed 2012 presidential election — is also helping West, New York Magazine reported on Monday. Meanwhile, the  Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that several of the electors West needed to get on the ballot are major Trump supporters or Republican activists. And the New York Times reported that two other Republican operatives are working to help West's bid, including Mark Jacoby — who was arrested in 2008 on allegations of fraud while he worked for the California Republican Party. Members of Trump's own campaign have admitted that West's bid would help Trump peel Black...
    At least four Republicans have been revealed to be playing an active role in helping to aid Kanye West’s 2020 presidential bid, as the rapper made the deadline to file as an independent candidate in the state of Wisconsin on Tuesday. West’s ties to the individuals has raised questions about the intentions of his White House bid and whether the campaign is all a just a GOP-orchestrated ruse to help siphon votes from Joe Biden in vital swing-states to benefit President Trump. Petitioning company Let the voters Decide, which is headed by Mark Jacoby, has been helping the Grammy -winning artist secure signatures to run in three states: Ohio, West Virginia and Arkansas. Jacoby was arrested on charges of voter...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West filed signatures in Wisconsin Tuesday to run for president as an independent candidate in November. The Wisconsin Elections Commission said signatures were submitted on behalf of West on the last day for independent presidential candidates to submit the required 2,000 signatures of Wisconsin voters to get on the ballot. But those signatures could be challenged. West and running mate Michelle Tidball listed themselves as candidates of the BDY, The Birthday Party. A former supporter of Republican President Donald Trump, West broke with Trump and announced his own presidential bid last month. The Wisconsin Elections Commission staff will be reviewing the petitions in coming days to determine if there are enough valid signatures...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West filed signatures in Wisconsin Tuesday to run for president as an independent candidate in November. The Wisconsin Elections Commission said signatures were submitted on behalf of West on the last day for independent presidential candidates to submit the required 2,000 signatures of Wisconsin voters to get on the ballot. But those signatures could be challenged. West and running mate Michelle Tidball listed themselves as candidates of the BDY, The Birthday Party. A former supporter of Republican President Donald Trump, West broke with Trump and announced his own presidential bid last month. The Wisconsin Elections Commission staff will be reviewing the petitions in coming days to determine if there are enough valid signatures and...
    Another day, another deadline. Kanye West’s presidential run marched on Tuesday when he made the deadline to be on the ballot in the swing state of Wisconsin this November. The rapper/producer has now filed paperwork in seven states in his quest to become the next Oval Office occupant: Oklahoma, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Vermont, West Virginia and now Wisconsin. KANYE WEST HIRES PETITIONING FIRM TO HELP HIM GET ON BALLOT IN WISCONSIN  But West’s path to the White House will face a number of hurdles as he’s already missed the deadline to be on the ballot in South Carolina and a court in New Jersey ruled on Tuesday that the signatures on his petition to be on the ballot in...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A University of Minnesota botanist discovered a new invasive grass in Wisconsin last month, state wildlife officials announced Tuesday. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials said Amanda Weise was volunteering with the DNR’s Rare Plant Monitoring Program on July 12 when she spotted Japanese stilt grass in the Coulee Experimental State Forest between West Salem and Bangor. The grass had never before been found in Wisconsin, although it is spreading in every state east and south of Wisconsin except for Maine. The plant likely traveled to La Crosse County on the shoes or gear of a hunter or hiker who visited an infested area in another state, DNR officials said. Weise reported the find...
    Mugshot/Facebook Travis and Addrianna Christianson. A criminal complaint alleges that the Wisconsin father accused of stabbing his teenage daughter to death attacked the helpless girl in the bathtub, where police found the teen lying wounded in bloody water. The complaint accuses Travis Christianson, a Madison, Wisconsin elementary school custodian, of murdering his biological daughter, identified by the medical examiner’s office as 13-year-old daughter Addrianna Christianson. The motive for the grisly attack is not clear, although the complaint does say the mother told the father shortly before that she wanted to sell the couple’s house, instead of refinancing it, which she described as possibly leading to divorce. The complaint says the bloody attack occurred when the mother went...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A University of Minnesota botanist discovered a new invasive grass in Wisconsin last month, state wildlife officials announced Tuesday. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials said Amanda Weise was volunteering with the DNR's Rare Plant Monitoring Program on July 12 when she spotted Japanese stilt grass in the Coulee Experimental State Forest between West Salem and Bangor. The grass had never before been found in Wisconsin, although it is spreading in every state east and south of Wisconsin except for Maine. The plant likely traveled to La Crosse County on the shoes or gear of a hunter or hiker who visited an infested area in another state, DNR officials said. Weise reported the find to the...
    247Sports thinks the Wisconsin Badgers will be one of the best basketball teams in the Big 10 this season. The popular sports publication recently released the projected standings for the upcoming basketball season, and Wisconsin is predicted to finish third. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Iowa is predicted to win the whole thing and Illinois is expected to finish second.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Wisconsin Basketball (@badgermbb) on Jun 9, 2020 at 10:24am PDT Another day goes by and there’s more preseason hype for the Wisconsin Badgers. It’s clear that we can’t fly under the radar this season. That might have worked last year after a...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Wisconsin man is the third person charged in the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl at a Fourth of July party in Chicago's Austin neighborhood.Terrell Boyd was placed in custody on an arrest warrant Monday evening in Racine, according to Chicago Police.Boyd, 30, was extradited to Chicago and charged with first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm in the shooting that took place in the 100-block of North Latrobe.Davion Mitchel, 22, was charged earlier this month.RELATED: Mitchell, 22, is described by his lawyer as a local rapper and religious man.Reginald Lamar Merrill, 33, was arrested and charged on the night of Wallace' murder. Prosecutors said he was the getaway driver.A man believed to be the...
    Joe Biden has notched up a lead in another Wisconsin poll. The presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee has 51% support in the crucial battleground state, compared to President Trump's 42%, an internal Global Strategy Group poll released Monday found. The survey was GSG's first of the 2020 election cycle. Biden has an average 5-point and 6.6-point advantage in Wisconsin for its 10 electoral votes, according to contest forecasters RealClearPolitics and FiveThirtyEight, respectively. Monday's poll quizzed respondents regarding Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, who is also the Senate Homeland Security Committee's top Republican. Johnson's panel is investigating Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy firm that previously employed Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. Researchers found 55% became concerned about Johnson's inquiry after being told Trump...
    (CNN)My family of five has just finished a marathon trip from Alexandria, Virginia, to Lake Michigan (we spent three weeks in Wisconsin) and back.Here are some thoughts about the current state of the world after driving halfway across the country with my wife and three kids:Covid is also an opportunity. While not a luxurious trip, the act of taking it was a luxury for us, since the newsletter can be written from anywhere and my wife's work enables her to work remotely, too. I've never spent three weeks anywhere but my house in one sitting, so this trip was unlike any our family has ever taken.I realize we are extremely fortunate to both have jobs at a time when so...
    St. Louis prosecutor chided by Trump faces primary challenge Florida man arrested, charged with murder after fatally shooting Burger King worker over drive-thru delay, police say Wisconsin judge gets sworn in while running ultra-marathon You’ve heard of a victory lap, but what about a victory ultra-marathon? Judge Jill Karofsky won an election to earn a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court earlier this year, but her win wasn’t anywhere near as impressive as her swearing-in ceremony last weekend. © Patrick Marley Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Jill Karofsky is sworn in by fellow Justice Rebecca Dallet, right, as her children, Danny and Daphne, and former Gov. Jim Doyle look on. Karofsky took the oath Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Basco,...
    Rapper Kanye West is focusing on another state where he hopes to get on the ballot ahead of this November’s presidential election. West has reportedly hired the petitioning firm Let The Voters Decide to help the rapper/producer get the necessary 2,000 signatures needed to get on the ballot in the swing state of Wisconsin. West has until Tuesday at 5 p.m. to turn in the signatures. The rapper has also set his sights on getting on the ballot in Arkansas, Ohio and West Virginia as the deadlines in those states loom. West has already submitted documents to appear on the ballot in November in Oklahoma, Illinois and Missouri. He missed the deadline in South Carolina last month. KIM...
    Kanye West is continuing his quest to get on the presidential ballot important swing states Wisconsin and Ohio, according to New York Magazine. West enlisted petitioning company Let the Voters Decide to help collect signatures before this weeks filing deadline. In Wisconsin, West needs 2,000 signatures by Tuesday at 5 p.m. In Ohio, he needs 5,000 signatures by Wednesday at 5 p.m. West announced his intent to run for the presidency July 4. By Monday, he needs 7,000 signatures to get on the ballot in Arkansas and 1,000 to make the roll for West Virginia. If he gets the needed votes, Ohio and Wisconsin will be the first presidential swing states where Wests name appears on the ballot. He pulled...
    KANYE West is continuing with his presidential campaign and is attempting to get on the ballot in Wisconsin. According to Intelligencer, West hired the petitioning firm Let the Voters Decide to get 2,000 valid signatures by Tuesday at 5 p.m. to be listed on the ballot. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 2Kanye West is attempting to get on the ballot in Wisconsin by using a petitioning firm In 2016, Wisconsin proved to be a huge swing state helped the decision by less than 23,000 votes. In order to help get West on the ballot, the petitioning firm deployed 45 people in the state, according to Intelligencer. ...
    Independent “Birthday Party” presidential candidate and rapper Kanye West is making a last-minute push to get on the ballot in the swing-state of Wisconin. The Rust Belt state helped elect President Trump in 2016, with a margin of fewer than 23,000 votes between Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. West hired a petitioning firm to collect the required 2,000 signatures by a 5 pm Tuesday deadline. The firm Let the Voters Decide put 45 staff on the job, New York magazine reports. The husband of celebrity Kim Kardashian already qualified for the Oklahoma ballot, where a filing fee was needed, and submitted signatures to appear on ballots in Illinois, Missouri and New Jersey. West is seeking to get on the ballot...
    Kanye WestKanye Omari WestNJ Democrat challenges Kanye West's petition signatures to appear on presidential ballot Wider impact of COVID: Some voids will be forever, some need not be Charlamagne tha God rips Biden: 'Shut the eff up forever' MORE is pushing to get on the presidential ballot in several states, including crucial swing states Wisconsin and Ohio, The Intelligencer reported on Monday.  West hired the petitioning company Let the Voters Decide to assist in gathering signatures ahead of filing deadlines this week. In Wisconsin, the rapper would need to obtain 2,000 signatures by Tuesday at 5 p.m., and in Ohio, he would need 5,000 signatures by Wednesday at 5 p.m. West, who announced his bid on July 4, is also making...
    Patrick Kovarik/ Getty Images Kanye West is reportedly still pursuing a bid for the 2020 presidential election and has hired canvassers from the petitioning firm Let The Voters Decide to help him get on the Wisconsin ballot. The firm has sent out 45 canvassers within the crucial swing state to help West get 1,000 valid signatures by Tuesday at 5 p.m., according to NY Magazine. West is trying to get on Ohio, Arkansas, and West Virginia’s ballots before the states’ deadlines. If successful, Ohio and Wisconsin would be the first swing states that will have West on the ballot in November. In order for West to appear on the ballot in Ohio, he will need to obtain 5,000 signatures by Wednesday...
    A Wisconsin Marine is among those presumed dead after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise last week.Pfc. Evan Bath, of Oak Creek, a 19-year-old rifleman, is among the eight troops missing and presumed dead.The Marines said Sunday they had called off the search that started Thursday when the amphibious assault vehicle sank with 15 Marines and one Navy sailor aboard.Eight Marines were rescued, but one later died and two are in critical condition.The 26-ton craft took on water and quickly sank in hundreds of feet of water making it difficult to reach.
    (CNN) — The military has identified the people presumed dead in an amphibious assault vehicle training accident off Southern California last week. Sixteen were on board the AAV when crew members reported they had taken on water during shore-to-ship operations near San Clemente Island around 5:45 pm PDT Thursday, the 15th Marine Expeditionary Force said in a release Sunday. Five were rescued and taken aboard the USS Somerset, but at least one died and eight others are presumed dead, the release said. Those rescued were wearing normal combat gear including body armor and an inflatable vest. Some were found floating, Gen. David Berger, commandant of the US Marine Corps, said. Lance Cpl. Guillermo S. Perez, 20, of New Braunfels, Texas, was pronounced dead...
    Ohio State and Wisconsin are expected to meet in the Big 10 title game. In a preseason college football poll from Cleveland.com, Wisconsin and Ohio State were predicted to win their respective divisions in the B1G. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) If they do meet again in the title game, it’ll be the third time in the past four years. Ohio State and Wisconsin should absolutely be the two favorites to appear in the B1G title game. Both teams own their sides of the Big 10 until further notice. Ohio State has the east locked down and Wisconsin has run the west like nobody’s business over the past several years. The two...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin Marine is among those presumed dead after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise last week. Pfc. Evan Bath, of Oak Creek, a 19-year-old rifleman, is among the eight troops missing and presumed dead. The Marines said Sunday they had called off the search that started Thursday when the amphibious assault vehicle sank with 15 Marines and one Navy sailor aboard. Eight Marines were rescued, but one later died and two are in critical condition. The 26-ton craft took on water and quickly sank in hundreds of feet of water making it difficult to reach. All of the Marines aboard were attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Jill Karofsky has finished her 100-mile (161-kilometer) ultramarathon after being sworn in mid-run. Karofsky, who finished the run Sunday, was sworn in around 1 p.m. Saturday at the 35-mile marker of her route in south-central Wisconsin. State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Dallet administered the oath of office in Basco. Karofsky began running Saturday at 6 a.m. WMTV-TV reports the run took her about 34 hours to complete. Karofsky shared an image of herself at mile 99 on Twitter around 3 p.m. Sunday. The liberal-leaning Karofsky defeated incumbent Daniel Kelly in April to narrow the court’s conservative majority to 4-3.
    MADISON, Wisc. -- New Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Jill Karofsky finished her 100-mile ultramarathon Sunday after being sworn in mid-run.Karofsky was sworn in around 1 p.m. Saturday at the 35-mile marker of her route in south-central Wisconsin.State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Dallet administered the oath of office in Basco.Karofsky began running Saturday at 6 a.m. WMTV-TV reports the run took her about 34 hours to complete. Justice Karofsky this morning at 91 miles! Just 9 miles to go! #AlwaysRunning pic.twitter.com/5Zoc4PlEpK— Justice Jill Karofsky (@judgekarofsky) August 2, 2020Karofsky shared an image of herself at mile 99 on Twitter around 3 p.m. Sunday.Mile 99. pic.twitter.com/nIr5iZI1d6— Justice Jill Karofsky (@judgekarofsky) August 2, 2020The liberal-leaning Karofsky defeated incumbent Daniel Kelly in April to narrow...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin Marine is among those presumed dead after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise last week. Pfc. Evan Bath, of Oak Creek, a 19-year-old rifleman, is among the eight troops missing and presumed dead. The Marines said Sunday they had called off the search that started Thursday when the amphibious assault vehicle sank with 15 Marines and one Navy sailor aboard. Eight Marines were rescued, but one later died and two are in critical condition. The 26-ton craft took on water and quickly sank in hundreds of feet of water making it difficult to reach. All of the Marines aboard were attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Jill Karofsky finished her 100-mile ultramarathon Sunday after being sworn in mid-run. Karofsky was sworn in around 1 p.m. Saturday at the 35-mile marker of her route in south-central Wisconsin. State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Dallet administered the oath of office in Basco. Karofsky began running Saturday at 6 a.m. WMTV-TV reports the run took her about 34 hours to complete. Karofsky shared an image of herself at mile 99 on Twitter around 3 p.m. Sunday. The liberal-leaning Karofsky defeated incumbent Daniel Kelly in April to narrow the court’s conservative majority to 4-3. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags:...
    CBS Sports doesn’t think the Wisconsin Badgers are a top-10 basketball team. In the latest preseason rankings for college basketball from CBS Sports, the Badgers ranked 11th, which seems just a shade disrespectful. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Most preseason rankings have had Wisconsin in the top 10.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Wisconsin Basketball (@badgermbb) on Apr 28, 2020 at 10:04am PDT What do I always say about preseason hype, rankings and honors? They’re nice to have, but we don’t need them. In fact, Wisconsin always does better when we’re overlooked. Last season is a perfect example of that playing out in real life.   View...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin confirmed 13 new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, bringing the statewide death toll to 947. The latest figures from the state Department of Health Services show there were 1,062 newly reported cases on Saturday, bringing the state’s total to more than 54,000. On Saturday, the seven-day average of new cases was 876. Nearly 950,000 people have been tested for the coronavirus, including 14,858 reported Saturday. The number of people who have ever been hospitalized in the state was 4,681 on Saturday, up 44 from Friday. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with...
    By BARRY ADAMS, Wisconsin State Journal PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Grace Emily Schara came from Seymour to work on a Girl Scouts badge, while Jon Van Beckum made the drive from Milwaukee in an effort to further enrich the high school history classes he teaches. For Gwen Heath, she came to this historic spit of land after her husband, Gary, unearthed last month a Native American hammer stone in the front yard of their Packwaukee home near Buffalo Lake. She was hoping a morning of digging, scraping and brushing under the watchful eyes of trained archaeologists would shed light on more potential finds at her Marquette County home. “That’s why I’m here,” Heath said, as she showed off the ancient...
    (CNN)Wisconsin is one of the latest states to require citizens to wear a face covering when they're indoors in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus. On Thursday, Gov. Tony Evers declared a public health emergency and issued an emergency order mandating people wear a face covering when not in a private residence, according to a statement from his office. The US missed a chance to control outbreak. Now its impossible to predict how long the pandemic will last, Fauci says"We've said all along that we're going to let science and public health experts be our guide in responding to this pandemic, and we know that masks and face coverings will save lives," Gov. Evers said in the...
    Getty Gov. Evers. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has used his executive order powers to mandate masks or other face coverings statewide in indoor spaces through September 28, 2020. This has created a lot of questions from Wisconsinites who are wondering when you have to wear a mask and when you don’t. According to the Evers’ fact sheet, you need to wear a face covering “whenever you are indoors or in an enclosed space, other than a private residence, and other people are present in the same room or space. For example, you must wear a mask while you are shopping in a store or using a taxi.” You don’t need to wear a mask if you’re at a...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday charged two women, including a high school social worker, with attacking a Wisconsin state senator during a chaotic night of violence outside the state Capitol last month. Kerida O’Reilly, 33, and Samantha Hamer, 26, were each charged with one count of being a party to substantial battery, a felony punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and three-and-a-half years in prison, online court records show. Both women were arrested Monday after they turned themselves in to police. They were scheduled to make initial court appearances on Wednesday afternoon. O’Reilly’s attorney, Nathan Otis, said in an email to The Associated Press that it will become clear that she didn’t commit any crime, and...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday charged two women, including a high school social worker, with attacking a Wisconsin state senator during a chaotic night of violence outside the state Capitol last month. Kerida O'Reilly, 33, and Samantha Hamer, 26, were each charged with one count of being a party to substantial battery, a felony punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and three-and-a-half years in prison, online court records show. Both women were arrested Monday after they turned themselves in to police. They were scheduled to make initial court appearances on Wednesday afternoon. O'Reilly's attorney, Nathan Otis, said in an email to The Associated Press that it will become clear that she didn't commit any crime, and that...
    The Wisconsin Badgers are set to play the Butler Bulldogs this season in basketball. According to Jon Rothstein, the Badgers and Bulldogs will meet in the Fort Myers Tip-Off tournament in November. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Source: Wisconsin will face Butler and Colorado will play South Florida in the first round of the 2020 Fort Myers Tip-Off. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 29, 2020 I absolutely love this matchup. I love it. As a Wisconsin fan, you should always want and expect to play the toughest opponents. That’s what being a Wisconsin man is all about. If you want to be elite, then you have to play elite competition. Butler...
    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump nationally and in every swing state, the most recent CNBC poll released Wednesday shows, but by a smaller margin than a similar poll from mid-July. Biden is ahead of Trump in the six most competitive states – Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida and North Carolina – according to a summary of the poll data, but his lead in each state is than it was in the previous CNBC poll released July 15. He leads Trump nationally by nine points, 51-42, according to Wednesday’s poll. Biden leads by five points in Wisconsin, four points in Michigan and two points in Pennsylvania, three states that Trump won in 2016 by a total of...
    Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez has received some huge praise for his skills as a leader. Stadium released its rankings for the best ADs in America, and the man running the Badgers came in at number three. Only Oklahoma’s Joe Castiglione and Ohio State’s Gene Smith were ahead of him. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) It’s hard to argue with Alvarez being a top three AD, and I honestly think you could argue that he’s the best in America. Find me a program that’s better at basketball and football than Wisconsin. There are programs with better individual teams, but there’s nobody in America as good as both. The only two sports...
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Voters don't have to leave their vehicles to vote in the primary election in Eau Claire. City officials have set up drive-thru service for absentee voters in the parking lot behind City Hall in order to reduce contact during the coronavirus pandemic. Voting started Tuesday and will run weekdays through Aug. 7. Wisconsin's partisan primary is Aug. 11. City officials say people do not need to arrive in a vehicle to vote in the parking lot, they can also walk up and cast their ballot, the Leader-Telegram reported. In western Wisconsin, incumbent U.S. Rep. Ron Kind is facing fellow Democrat Mark Neumann in the primary race to represent the state’s 3rd Congressional District. Two Republicans,...
    Two women were arrested Monday for attacking Wisconsin state senator who was recording a video of a group of protesters that had taken down two statues during a chaotic night of demonstrations last month, authorities said. Samantha R. Hamer, 26, and Kerida E. O'Reilly, 33, turned themselves in after being identified by members of the public, Madison police said. The pair were taken into custody on suspicion of being parties to the crimes of substantial battery and robbery with use of force. On June 23, Democratic state Sen. Tim Carpenter was walking by a group of protesters on the street when he pulled out his phone to record what was happening. The gathering broke out after the arrest of a Black man who went...
    Two women have been arrested for beating Democratic Wisconsin State Senator Tim Carpenter when he stopped to take video of protesters during a chaotic night of violence near the state Capitol last month. Samantha Hamer, 26, and Kerida O'Reilly, 33, were arrested in Madison on Monday on suspicion of being parties to the crimes of substantial battery and robbery with use of force.  They turned themselves in to police after members of the public identified them when police released surveillance images of them during the protests the night of June 23.  Carpenter said he was heading to his office at about midnight when he stopped to take cell phone video of protesters near the state Capitol.  Samantha Hamer, 26, (left) and...
    Two Wisconsin men are splitting a $22 million lottery prize after a handshake deal from decades ago. According to USA Today, Tom Cook and Joe Feeney are splitting a $22 million fortune after agreeing years ago to go in 50/50 on any lottery winnings. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) When Cook won the $22 million Powerball prize in June, he didn’t leave his buddy out in the cold. He hit him up and let him know half of it was his. Just how old was this handshake deal? USA Today reported that the Wisconsin Lottery was able to trace it back to 1992! After taxes, the two men will each get $5.7 million. Folks,...
    A Bloomington man charged with second-degree murder is accused of shooting his girlfriend on his birthday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday. Jacob McPheeters, who turned 28 the day of the shooting, was arrested July 24 after authorities say he lead officers on a high-speed chase from Bloomington to western Wisconsin. Authorities found two guns and several pipe bombs in his car. According to the criminal complaint, McPheeters shot his girlfriend in the chest after an argument at their camper at the Days Inn on Normandale Boulevard in Bloomington. She was dropped off at Fairview Southdale Hospital where she confirmed to officers that McPheeters shot her. She was in critical condition when she was transferred to Hennepin County Medical...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin confirmed 13 new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, bringing the statewide death toll to 891. The latest figures from the state Department of Health Services show there were 953 newly reported cases on Saturday, bringing the state’s total to nearly 48,000. On Saturday, the seven-day average of new cases was 912. That was three fewer than on Friday, which was the highest seven-day average since the outbreak began. A total of 856,398 people have been tested for the coronavirus, including 14,201 reported Saturday. The number of people who have ever been hospitalized in the state was 4,370 on Saturday, up 43 from Friday. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not...
    LIVONIA, Michigan -- At a convent near Detroit, 13 nuns have died of COVID-19. The toll is seven at a center for Maryknoll sisters in New York, and six at a Wisconsin convent that serves nuns with fading memories.Each community perseveres, though strict social-distancing rules have made communal solidarity a challenge as the losses are mourned.Only small, private funeral services were permitted as the death toll mounted in April and May at the Felician Sisters convent in Livonia, Michigan - a spiritual hardship for the surviving nuns."The yearnings, throughout the pandemic, were to be with our dying sisters and hold our traditional services, funeral Mass and burial, to comfort each other," said Sister Mary Christopher Moore, a leader of the...
    By BARRY ADAMS, Wisconsin State Journal RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. (AP) — The marquee has been refreshed, a stage has been installed for special events, and the concession stand has undergone a $40,000 remodel and deep clean. The parking configuration is also improved at the Starlite 14 Drive-In after the removal of the 4-foot-tall metal poles and speakers. They’ve been inoperable for years, and customers now use their FM radios to hear the sound from the movies projected onto the 60-foot-wide and 38-foot-tall screen that has been a Richland County staple since 1953. For Brent Montry and Holly and Tony Johnson, the timing had little to do with the fallout from the pandemic. Instead, they made the decision in early March,...
    By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER and DAVID CRARY, Associated Press LIVONIA, Michigan (AP) — At a convent near Detroit, 13 nuns have died of COVID-19. The toll is seven at a center for Maryknoll sisters in New York, and six at a Wisconsin convent that serves nuns with fading memories. Each community perseveres, though strict social-distancing rules have made communal solidarity a challenge as the losses are mourned. Only small, private funeral services were permitted as the death toll mounted in April and May at the Felician Sisters convent in Livonia, Michigan — a spiritual hardship for the surviving nuns. “The yearnings, throughout the pandemic, were to be with our dying sisters and hold our traditional services, funeral Mass and burial, to...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin recorded more than 1,000 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases for a third day out of the past four on Friday. The latest figures from the state Department of Health Services continue a spike in cases that began in mid-June and shows few signs of slowing. There were 1,018 newly reported cases on Friday, bringing the state’s total to nearly 47,000. The death toll was unchanged at 878. Wisconsin health Secretary Andrea Palm on Thursday said a more accurate picture of virus activity is the seven-day average, in part due to a backlog in counties reporting negative cases. That backlog can result in the percentage of positive cases in any given day being skewed, one measurement used...
    With speeds topping 120 miles an hour, a motorist lead police on a chase into western Wisconsin Friday morning. The suspect was arrested after his vehicle became disabled and he fled into a cornfield just east of the Roberts exit on Interstate 94, according to St. Croix County authorities. His name has not been released. The entire incident remains under investigation. Wisconsin officials were notified at 4:48 a.m. about a Woodbury police chase involving a suspect in an attempted homicide in Bloomington headed east on the interstate. The suspect was a man who may be armed and had a history with improvised explosive devices, officials said. Once the vehicle crossed into Wisconsin, Hudson police and St. Croix County sheriff deputies...
    Two friends made a promise in 1992. If one of them won the Powerball jackpot, they’d split the winnings. Nearly 30 years later, one of them did – and made good on his promise, made with a handshake. It all happened earlier this month when Thomas Cook bought a Powerball ticket in Menomonie, Wisconsin, for the June 10 drawing. He ended up hitting the jackpot, according to Wisconsin Lottery. After learning he won a whopping $22 million, Cook called his friend Joe Feeney and told him the news. “He called me and I said, ‘are you jerking my bobber?'” said Feeney, an avid fisherman, according to the lottery’s press release. Cook, though, wasn’t kidding, despite the odds: The overall odds...
    Two friends made a promise in 1992. If one of them won the Powerball jackpot, they'd split the winnings. Nearly 30 years later, one of them did – and made good on his promise, made with a handshake.  It all happened earlier this month when Thomas Cook bought a Powerball ticket in Menomonie, Wisconsin, for the June 10 drawing. He ended up hitting the jackpot, according to Wisconsin Lottery.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox After learning he won a whopping $22 million, Cook called his friend Joe Feeney and told him the news. "He called me and I said, 'are you jerking my bobber?'" said Feeney, an avid fisherman, according to the lottery's press release.  Cook, though,...
    ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. This year, President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign filed defamation lawsuits against three of the country’s most prominent news outlets: The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN. Then it filed another suit against a somewhat lower-profile news organization: northern Wisconsin’s WJFW-TV, which serves the 134th-largest market in the country. The Trump campaign sued the station over what it claims is a false and defamatory ad WJFW aired that showed Trump downplaying the threat of the coronavirus as a line tracking new COVID-19 infections ticks up and up on the screen. Dozens of stations ran the ad....
    By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday ordered $250 million in cuts to state agencies this year — the latest financial hit caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement of more cuts was widely anticipated given the precipitous drop in the state's tax collections. It came after Evers ordered agencies to cut $70 million in the budget year that ended June 30. Evers did not say which agencies' budgets would be cut by how much, leaving it to each to work out with his administration. The University of Wisconsin System shouldered the majority of the previous round of cuts — about $41 million out of $70 million — and was bracing for more....
    Former Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) said a silent majority of voters in Wisconsin support President Donald Trump, and polls in the Badger State did not reflect the outcomes of gubernatorial elections he won in 2010 and 2014. He offered his remarks on Wednesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with special guest host Jerome Hudson. Hudson asked, “Is there a secret Trump vote brewing in the country, or particularly in Wisconsin?” Walker replied, “Yes, and there’s no doubt about it. We’ve historically seen — I’ve seen it my four statewide elections — that the polls were notoriously off in terms of people like me, and just Republicans in general. I think that case is even more intense for this president,...