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Lawyers seek to free inmate featured in ‘Making a Murderer’

By TODD RICHMOND and STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” petitioned for his immediate release Friday after a federal appeals court ruled that his confession was coerced. Lawyers for Brendan Dassey filed papers Friday with the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court… Keep Reading

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USA Gymnastics doctor to stand trial on sex assault charges

By ED WHITE, Associated Press MASON, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered a longtime doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting six young gymnasts who said he molested them while they were seeking treatment for various injuries. Judge Donald Allen Jr. made his decision… Keep Reading

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Foltynewicz, Swanson lead Braves over Brewers 5-4

By GEORGE HENRY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Braves manager Brian Snitker couldn’t believe how quickly 23-year-old shortstop Dansby Swanson took control of a tough situation in ninth inning. “That play Dansby made — I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything like that,” Snitker said. “That ball’s up the middle, and you go to third… Keep Reading

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Police: Woman missing from Marshfield

MARSHFIELD — Police are asking the public’s help locating a missing and possibly endangered woman last seen Thursday evening in Marshfield Anna Ineichen, 46, was last seen around 10:30 p.m. at her home, police said. Her unoccupied vehicle was found early Friday morning on Hwy. 54 just west of Hwy. 80 near Dexterville. Anna is… Keep Reading

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Woodchucks fall to Kingfish 10-4

Friday night’s game was a closely-contested pitchers’ duel for about four-and-a-half innings. But the Kenosha Kingfish (16-9) erupted for nine runs on nine hits in the middle innings to pull out of reach in a 10-4 victory over the Wisconsin Woodchucks (9-15). The Woodchucks struck first in the third when Milton Rivera reached on an… Keep Reading

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Wisconsin varsity basketball teams to go on shot clock.

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin high school basketball teams will soon be on the clock. The WIAA’s Board of Control has voted to implement a 35-second shot clock for varsity basketball games only beginning with the 2019-20 season. The WIAA says the board reached the decision following a lengthy discussion at a meeting on… Keep Reading

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Prosecutors seek to uphold ‘Making a Murderer’ confession

By TODD RICHMOND and STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in… Keep Reading

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