Wisconsin

The 46-year-old mother of four said she refused to change her name because it made her the strong woman she is today.

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KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy has died of a gunshot wound after two men abandoned him at a hospital in southeast Wisconsin, according to police. The shooting happened before 2 p.m. Monday at a home in Kenosha, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of Milwaukee, authorities said. Staff at the Froedtert South Hospital-Kenosha […]

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A 21-year-old Wisconsin man is behind bars and facing a murder charge for allegedly punching his 2-month-old baby boy to death. PEOPLE reports that Kenta Evans, 21, of Milwaukee, was visiting the infant, named Jaquerrion Dancer, at the home of the child’s mother, Jessica McNeal, when an altercation broke out, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the Associated Press. […]

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Milwaukee County has paid nearly $7 million to the family of Terrill Thomas, who died of dehydration in his cell in 2016. This has been declared the largest jail death settlement in the history of the state of Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the settlement was initially proposed in January and that the […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 24-year-old Wisconsin man stepped forward Tuesday to claim a $768 million Powerball prize, the nation’s third-largest lottery jackpot, saying he “pretty much felt lucky” the day he bought his tickets and has been worried that people want to steal his ticket. Manuel Franco, of West Allis, said he was sorting […]

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SHOREWOOD, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin middle school gym teacher has been placed on indefinite leave while district officials look into claims that she separated students in one class by race and assigned the black children to research games that enslaved children played. The Shorewood Intermediate School teacher was instructing seventh-graders about games from around […]

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A single ticket sold in Wisconsin matched all six numbers in the Wednesday night Powerball drawing to win the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. Due to strong ticket sales, the jackpot climbed to an estimated $768.4 million at the time of the drawing with a cash option of $477 […]

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According to WISC-TV., a Wisconsin teacher has been placed on administrative leave after allegedly tackling an 11-year-old student at Whitehorse Middle School and ripping out three of her braids. The incident was caught on school cameras and is currently under both police and district investigation. The girl’s mother Mikiea Price filed a police report with the Madison […]

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KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school is ending cheerleading awards given annually to girls with the largest breasts or buttocks — dubbed “Big Booty” and “Big Boobie” — after the American Civil Liberties Union demanded action following repeated complaints from parents and a former coach to school and district officials. Coaches at Tremper […]

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate voted early Wednesday to pass a sweeping measure designed to empower the Republican-controlled Legislature and weaken the Democrat replacing Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Republicans worked through the night amid late protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition to the measures, which are designed to reduce the powers of incoming […]

Reverend Al Sharpton points out the major issues in Wisconsin. The shady things going on right now are exactly why we can’t just vote once and move on. “You’ve got to stay engaged,” he says. A win is great but, “they will change the rules if you’re not watching!” In Wisconsin the GOP is trying […]

Soledad O’Brien has been enjoying the change of pace in her career. She’s off of cable TV and working on a political magazine program called Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien. O’Brein calls cable TV “insane” and “hard to watch” these days because it’s constantly covering the “chaos” coming out of the White House. Matter […]