ABERDEEN, Md. — Three people were killed Thursday morning in a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center in northeast Maryland, officials said. A law enforcement official with knowledge of the shooting stressed that the number of dead is based on preliminary information. The official wasn’t authorized to discuss details by name and spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press. The attack came nearly three months after a man armed with a shotgun attacked a newspaper
MADISON — The brother of Wisconsin congressional candidate Randy Bryce says it is “unconscionable” that the Bryce campaign released a letter from his elderly mother. Bryce’s mother Nancy Bryce on Wednesday denounced a campaign ad featuring her son James Bryce in which he endorsed the Republican in the race, Bryan Steil. The winner will replace House Speaker Paul Ryan. James Bryce said Thursday on “The Jay Weber Show” that he had spoken with his mom and
MADISON — A federal judge has ordered the state of Wisconsin and its insurers to pay for transgender transition surgery for its employees. U.S. District Judge William Conley says there’s no legal reason to exclude medically necessary care for the employees. University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Alina Boyden and UW School of Medicine researcher Shannon Andrews filed a lawsuit last year after they were denied treatment their doctors had determined was a necessary part of
OSHKOSH — A Neenah man accused of crashing into a Winnebago County sheriff’s vehicle while driving drunk has been sentenced to nine months in jail and fined $600. WLUK-TV reports that 60-year-old Harold Strozewski on Wednesday pleaded no contest to one count of drunken driving causing injury, and other charges were dismissed. Authorities say Strozewski had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he hit a sheriff’s SUV parked along Interstate 41 on July 25.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Justice Department will double the funding it gives tribes for public safety programs and crime victims as it tries to tackle the high rates of violence against Native American women, a top official said. The department’s third-highest ranking official said more than $113 million in public safety funding will be doled out to 133 tribes and Alaska Native villages to try to address the issue. An additional $133 million will be awarded in the coming weeks
MONONA — Police are looking for a 16-year-old boy who was showing a gun that went off and wounded another teen on a city bus in Monona. Madison police say they received a call just before 4 p.m. Wednesday about someone shot on a Madison Metro bus. Police say the suspect was showing the gun to a 17-year-old boy when it went off, striking the victim in the leg. The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect ran away. WISC-TV reports La Follette High
MADISON — Iowa County District Attorney Larry Nelson was arrested on suspicion of operating while intoxicated Sunday morning after he inadvertently called for help using his OnStar alert system, the Grant County sheriff’s office said. Iowa County deputies, Mineral Point police officers and EMS were called to the town of Mineral Point near the Ludden Lake Golf Course for an unknown emergency around 8:30 a.m., according to a statement from Grant County Sheriff Nathan Dreckman.
BEIJING — China’s No. 2 leader appealed Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in a battle over Beijing’s technology policy. Premier Li Keqiang’s comments add to Beijing’s effort to portray itself as a defender of global trade in the face of complaints by Washington and other trading partners that China violates its market-opening commitments. Also Wednesday,
MADISON — As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fights for his political life, some of the most devastating attacks aren’t coming from Democrats. They’re coming from a handful of former top officials from his own administration. Three former Walker Cabinet secretaries have blasted the two-term Republican incumbent publicly — not through anonymous editorials or off-the-record comments. Former Corrections Secretary Ed Wall writes in a tell-all book that he was driven to the
NEW YORK — Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has died. He was 84. Mitchell died Wednesday at a New York City hospital according to his niece, Juli Mills-Ross. She said the death came after renal failure led to heart failure. Born in Harlem, Mitchell started dancing with the New York City Ballet in 1955 under