Author: Associated Press

UW president requests special session to address funding

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin President Ray Cross is asking Gov. Tony Evers and legislative leaders to call a special session of the Legislature to help UW deal with “unprecedented financial and planning challenges” due to the coronavirus…

Family demands charges against all 4 officers in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd’s family has demanded the arrest of all four police officers involved in his death. The Floyd family on Wednesday visited a makeshift shrine at the Minneapolis street corner where Floyd died on May 25 after…

15 arrests in Madison following more violence overnight

MADISON, Wis. (Wisconsin State Journal) — A small group of demonstrators broke boarded-up stores early Tuesday morning in downtown Madison, marking a third night of confrontations with police who sprayed tear gas to clear the crowd. Madison police said 15…

Judge gives control of Joe Exotic's zoo to Carole Baskin

WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix’s “Tiger King” docuseries to Joe Exotic’s chief rival. U.S. District Judge Scott Palk on Monday granted control of the Oklahoma zoo…

Birmingham Confederate monument removed during city curfew

Birmingham, Ala. (AP) - Workers in Alabama’s largest city began removing a Confederate monument Monday night after demonstrators failed to knock down the obelisk the night before. Various protesters on Sunday attempted to break the enclosure around the confederate statue,…

Louisville chief fired after police kill restaurant owner

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's police chief has been fired after the mayor learned that officers failed to activate body cameras during a fatal shooting. The shooting killed the popular owner of a barbecue spot. David McAtee died early Monday…

Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to hear voter purge case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case seeking to purge about 129,000 voter registrations from the rolls ahead of the November presidential election after previously deadlocking on whether to get involved. Democrats oppose…