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MADISON - University of Wisconsin quarterback Tanner McEvoy was the victim of a strong-armed robbery in Madison during the weekend. UW officials said yesterday that McEvoy suffered minor injuries, including cuts to his head, when somebody mugged him and stole his wallet, I-Phone, and watch.
MILWAUKEE - Former National League MVP Ryan Braun was suspended Monday without pay for the rest of the season for violating the Majors' policy on performance-enhancing drugs. The Milwaukee Brewers outfielder has accepted the penalty handed down by Major League baseball.
OSHKOSH - Three Pierce County prep football players took part in the festivities and the annual Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) All-Star Game at Titan Stadium on the campus of UW-Oshkosh Saturday. Prescott's Nick Jacobsen, Elmwood/Plum City's Logan Wolf and Spring Valley's Troy Rudesill were all on the North squad roster in the small school game. The North won 20-19. Both Wolf as defensive back and wide receiver and Jacobsen, a lineman, recorded tackles in the ballgame.
MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee man convicted of murder was sentenced to life in prison today. 76-year-old John Spooner was convicted of first-degree intentional homicide last week, in the shooting death of 13-year-old Darius Simmons. Judge Jeffery Wagner also rejected the possibility of parole in the sentence.
MILWAUKEE - Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy are both expected to return to the starting lineup tonight, as the Milwaukee Brewers open a four-game home series against San Diego. Braun, Lucroy, and Carlos Gomez were all on the bench at the start of yesterday’s 1-0 win over Miami in 13 innings. Braun and Lucroy were both called on to pinch hit. Braun’s still getting over a right hand injury, while Lucroy stepped aside so starter Wily Peralta could have his personal catcher Martin Maldonado. Gomez’s status is uncertain after he nursed a sore elbow yesterday.
The family pastor of a 2-year-old boy who was found dead in a car trunk says the keys were with the boy. Reverend Rick Van Gundy says the family of Isaiah Theis told him about the keys, but did not want to give more information because of the sensitive situation. Theis went missing on Tuesday night in Polk County, he was found dead in the trunk of a car on Wednesday night.
MILWAUKEE - Hundreds of protesters gathered outside of the federal courthouse in Milwaukee yesterday, protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman. The protest was part of a national chain of rallies over the weekend, calling for “Justice for Trayvon Martin”. Protesters at the event say they demand federal civil rights charges be filed against Zimmerman and that changes are made to self-defense laws.
MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - Ryan Doumit knocked in a run and scored the eventual game-winner during Minnesota's three-run sixth inning, as the Twins edged the Cleveland Indians, 3-2, in the middle test of a three-game set at Target Field. Chris Colabello recorded an RBI single and Clete Thomas also drove in a run to give the Twins their fourth straight victory following a 1-12 stretch. Kevin Correia (7-6) gave up two runs on three hits and one walk over six innings to pick up his second win in his last nine starts.
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo threw a scoreless six-and-a-third innings of work, in a 6-0 win over Miami. The Brewers scored early, and often, off a Ryan Braun two-run double in the first inning. The bases were loaded again for the Brewers to deal more damage, but were unable to capitalize. Brewers have now shut-out Miami two straight games, a 24 innings scoreless streak for the Marlins.
LA CROSSE - One of the last cruise-boats on the Mississippi River could be paddling tourists again in western Wisconsin as early as next year. A group called “Save the Julia Belle Swain” says it has raised enough to buy the boat, and put it on display in La Crosse while it raises a million-dollars to refurbish it.