A big court race reflects the deepening north-south, rural-metro dividing lines in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Judge Brian Hagedorn, left, and Judge Lisa Neubauer shake hands following their forum at the Milwaukee Bar Association on March 19. (Photo: Angela Peterson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Eight years ago, conservatives won a dramatic half-point victory in a high-turnout election for Wisconsin’s highest court. History repeated itself last Tuesday. In terms of the statewide vote, the two contests — won by David Prosser in 2011 and Brian Hagedorn in 2019 — look virtually identical. Prosser defeated Joanne Kloppenburg 50.18 percent to 49.71 percent. Hagedorn defeated Lisa Neubauer 50.25 percent to 49.75 percent (based on unofficial returns). Justice David Prosser and Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg appear… Read More

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Good news for Lions: Combine performances validate depth of tight end class

T.J. Hockenson (Photo: Michael Conroy, AP) Indianapolis — If there’s one near certainty regarding the Detroit Lions offseason, it’s that the team will use at least one of its nine draft picks on a tight end. It’s simply a matter of how early they’ll pull the trigger. The Lions’ brass has made no effort to hide what anyone with eyes already knows — the team didn’t get enough production from the position last season and needs more next season. And, pending some some unexpected additions to the free-agent pool via cap casualties, the draft is going to the best place to address the need. "We’re going to do the best… Read More

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French Authorities Open Antiterror Probe Into Paris Knife Attack

PARIS—A man stabbed a person to death in the streets of central Paris on Saturday evening and wounded four others, in an assault that French investigators were treating as a terrorist attack. Police shot and killed the man shortly after the attack began, French authorities said. Paris prosecutor François Molins said the man yelled “Allahu Akhbar!”—“God is great” in Arabic—during the stabbing, indicating the attack was the latest in a string of assaults committed by Islamist extremists in France. Islamic State quickly claimed the assault via its Amaq media service, calling the assailant a “soldier” of the extremist group. The attack took place near the Palais Garnier, the opulent Parisian… Read More

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Watch: Serge Ibaka restrained from going after John Wall

Serge Ibaka had to be restrained from going after John Wall during a third quarter skirmish between the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards on Friday. Things got started when Jonas Valanciunas rammed into Marcin Gortat on the offensive end. He was called for an offensive foul, but the hard contact led to a response from Washington. Bradley Beal went up to Valanciunas, and some players gathered around the situation. Then Wall said something to Ibaka, who reacted by trying to go after the Washington point guard. Ibaka had to be restrained by a coach. FLAVE OUT HERE HOLDING SERGE IBAKA BACK FOR HIS OWN PROTECTION pic.twitter.com/jZBjhfbcWZ — Hoop District (@HoopDistrictDC)… Read More

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6 dead after small plane crashes at Arizona golf course

A small plane caught fire after takeoff and crashed at a nearby Arizona golf course on Monday, leaving six people dead, officials said. The plane departed from Scottsdale Airport and crashed shortly at the TPC Scottsdale Champions Course, located just north of the airport, according to Scottsdale Police Department. None of the six passengers aboard the plane survived, according to police. Their names are not being released pending identification and notification of family. Nobody on the ground was affected when the plane, a Piper PA-24 went down, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Officers responded to the call just after 8:45 p.m. local time, according to police. The cause of… Read More

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This Is Where You Should Go When You Travel To Tennessee

This Is Where You Should Go When You Travel To Tennessee

People that have traveled to Tennessee before understand how fun this place can be. It’s a state that is relatively unknown to those on the West Coast. They have probably heard of Nashville, and also Graceland, but there are so many other things that you can do once you get there. For example, you can travel into Chattanooga and check out the local ghost hunters and the tours that they will give. You can go up into Nashville, tour the city, and then head over to the Grand Ole Opry. There are so many fun things to do, and here are a few more that you might want to consider… Read More

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