Author Archives: Rick Thomas

Brewers Split with St. Louis, Trail by Two Games

Brewers Split with St. Louis, Trail by Two Games

Daniel Ponce de Leon pitched one-hit ball over six innings, Tommy Edman hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-1 to split their pivotal doubleheader. In the opener, Christian Yelich homered and Brent Suter combined with Devin Williams and Josh Hader on a five-hitter for the Brewers in a…Read more »

Gov. Evers Extends State’s Mask Mandate Until Nov. 21

Gov. Evers Extends State’s Mask Mandate Until Nov. 21

Gov. Tony Evers has extended Wisconsin’s mask mandate until Nov. 21, citing a surge in coronavirus cases across the state, particularly on college campuses. The order has been in effect since August and was scheduled to expire on Monday. Evers on Tuesday extended the order even as his authority to issue the mandate is being…Read more »

Cambridge Man Charged with Homicide by Drunken Driving

Cambridge Man Charged with Homicide by Drunken Driving

Dane County prosecutors are charging a Cambridge man with homicide by drunken driving.  Authorities say 27-year-old Lonzo Simmons crashed his vehicle while trying to get away from a traffic stop last June in Sun Prairie. The accident took the lives of two passengers and critically injured a third. Following the crash, Simmons’ blood-alcohol content was…Read more »

Packers Outscore Minnesota in 2020 Season Opener 43-34

Packers Outscore Minnesota in 2020 Season Opener 43-34

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers taught Minnesota’s youthful cornerbacks some lessons in a 43-34 decision Sunday afternoon to open the 2020 NFL season.  Rodgers connected on 32-of-44 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns. Wide receiver Davante Adams caught two of the scoring passes and tied a franchise record with 14 receptions.  Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen…Read more »

UW-Madison Students Told to “Severely Limit” In-Person Interaction

UW-Madison Students Told to “Severely Limit” In-Person Interaction

Undergrads at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been told to “severely limit” their in-person interactions for the next two weeks. Campus leaders are trying to slow the growth in the number of positive COVID-19 test results. An open letter from Chancellor Rebecca Blank asks those students to limit their exposure.  As of Monday, there were…Read more »

Police Shooting of Black Man Sets Off Kenosha Unrest

Police Shooting of Black Man Sets Off Kenosha Unrest

Crowds of people took the streets in Kenosha Sunday night after a Black man was shot by a police officer.  Jacob Blake was listed in serious condition at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee later in the evening. People were angry when video from the scene appeared to show an officer firing several shots at close range…Read more »

11-Year-Old Madison Gunshot Victim to be Taken Off Life Support

11-Year-Old Madison Gunshot Victim to be Taken Off Life Support

The family of an 11-year-old Madison girl who was shot in the head Tuesday made the difficult decision to remove her from life support, this morning. The family’s announcement came just hours after Black leaders in Madison issued a plea for an end to escalating gun violence in the city. Anisa Scott, the 11-year-old Madison…Read more »