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‘Chucks rebound to blast Bombers

With fireworks starting to burst over the vista at C.O. Brown Stadium in Battle Creek, the Wisconsin Woodchucks (15-20) closed the first half of the 2017 Northwoods League season with a bang, responding perfectly from Monday night’s heartbreaker with a wire-to-wire 6-3 victory Tuesday night over the Battle Creek Bombers (20-15). Unlike on Monday, there… Keep Reading

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Advocate: Wisconsin’s rank In child well-being is misleading

Tim Morrissey MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin ranks 12th in the nation in overall child well-being, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book just released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Although that’s up one notch from last year, some child advocates are saying the Badger State’s ranking is misleading. Tamarine Cornelius, research analyst with… Keep Reading


Shaw starts rout, gets hurt as Brewers top Orioles 8-1

By JOE DiGIOVANNI, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw helped stake Brent Suter to a big early lead and the Milwaukee Brewers left-hander had little trouble handling the Baltimore Orioles on Monday. Shaw started the rout with a go-ahead single in a four-run first inning, then left after he was hit on his left… Keep Reading


Woodchucks drop heartbreaker to Bombers

Battle Creek, Mich.- The Wisconsin Woodchucks and Battle Creek Bombers were locked in a tight, engaging contest Monday in Battle Creek, and the game deserved a satisfying ending. Instead, a late, controversial call forced home the go-ahead run for Battle Creek (20-14), and the Woodchucks (14-20) could not respond in a 3-2 loss Monday night… Keep Reading

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

By The Associated Press A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: Whataburger files for bankruptcy; all locations to… Keep Reading

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Wisconsinites Hit by New Variant of IRS Phone Scam

Tim Morrissey MADISON, Wis. – It’s the scam that seemingly won’t go away, and now Wisconsin authorities are reporting that the latest version of the Internal Revenue Service telephone hoax is starting to go around the state. The updated scam is based on a change in procedure recently made by the IRS, which now has… Keep Reading


Ozuna homers twice, Marlins avoid sweep, beat Brewers 10-3

By COLIN FLY, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marcell Ozuna hit two home runs — the second moments after having his bat thrown out for having too much pine tar on it — and the Miami Marlins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-3 on Sunday. The sticky situation began in the seventh, when Brewers second baseman… Keep Reading


Brewers’ Knebel makes All-Star Game, learns big family news

By COLIN FLY, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers closer Corey Knebel had quite a day without even taking the mound. In the morning, he learned he and his wife, Danielle, would be having a baby girl through a unique unveiling. Then, just before the Brewers played the Miami Marlins on Sunday, he was informed… Keep Reading

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