NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Martin scored 19 points and Semaj Christon added 18 to lead Xavier to a 68-65 victory over Marquette on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.
The third-seeded Musketeers (21-11) will face second-seeded and 14th-ranked Creighton in the semifinals on Friday night. The Bluejays advanced with an 84-62 victory over DePaul.
Non-monetary donations from individuals or organizations exceeding a value of $50,000 would need Kenosha County Board approval under a proposed policy approved by a county committee Thursday night.
The Finance and Administration Committee voted unanimously favoring the policy that would exclude real estate and would not supercede a long-established policy that the County Board already had in place for donations accepted at the Brookside Care Center.
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Tremper High School on Thursday set a new state record with 733 donations of blood for the school's annual drive in conjunction with the Blood Center of Wisconsin.
The school beat the previous record, 732, which was set by the Milwaukee Brewers.
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The Wilmot girls basketball team has its sectional final opponent, as DeForest nipped Monona Grove 50-49 Thursday night in a WIAA Division-2 sectional semifinal at Middleton. Wilmot and DeForest, both No. 1 seeds, will play at 1 p.m. Saturday at Janesville Craig with a State Tournament berth on the line.
Kyle Korver scored 12 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to help the Hawks beat the Bucks 102-97 in Atlanta on Thursday night. For more, see Friday's Kenosha News.
The Wilmot girls basketball team advanced in the WIAA Division-2 girls basketball tournament with a 60-58 win over McFarland in a sectional semifinal Thursday night at Waukesha West. The Panthers move on to Saturday's sectional final, one step away from the State Tournament.
Rescue workers using dogs and thermal-detection gear to search rubble for more victims of a gas explosion found an eighth body today while investigators tried to pinpoint the leak and determine whether it had anything to do with the city's aging gas and water mains, some from the 1800s.
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This season will likely be the last for the Keno Drive-in, the venerable outdoor theater's owner said Thursday.
Steve Mills said a need for significant capital investment in the decaying property - including the replacement of obsolete projection equipment - has made it difficult for the 1940s-era icon to continue.
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A state lawmaker who's trying to expand legalized gambling in Illinois is offering the General Assembly two choices.
Rep. Bob Rita, who announced his plans Thursday, said his ideas were scaled back from two previous high-profile attempts. Rita said one amendment to his bill would create a Chicago casino with up to 10,000 spots for gamblers, but strips the other four new casinos proposed in past measures. The second plan would create a 4,000-spot Chicago casino and smaller, 1,200-position ones in Rockford, Danville, Lake County and a suburb south of Chicago.
A maintenance worker accused of fatally shooting two teens as he was being beaten with a baseball bat was held Thursday in the Milwaukee County Jail.
The 39-year-old man was arrested on possible charges of first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of a 19-year-old man and 17-year-old girl, according to Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin.
A bipartisan group of senators ended a long-running election-season standoff and struck a compromise that would extend jobless benefits for 2 million Americans who have been out of work the longest, the lawmakers said today. See Friday's Kenosha News for more details.
Concerns are surfacing about widespread fish winterkill under the ice on inland lakes in Kenosha County.
Reports of a foul smell coming through holes drilled in the ice and low oxygen levels have people worried, said Randy Rogness, owner of Paddock Lake Sporting Goods.
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A Ukrainian man who considers Kenosha County his adopted home is hoping people here can help his country.
Andriy Nazarenko, 33, first visited the Kenosha area in 1992 as an 11-year-old orphan. Tim and Carlene Lois of Wheatland tried to adopt him, but Ukrainian bureaucracy got in the way.
Now, Nazarenko works as the founder and director of Orphan Future, a group devoted to making sure that Ukraine's orphans grow up to be productive adults. His mission is more complicated now that the country is in upheaval.
Proposals to rewrite Common Core academic standards, increase reporting of private schools in the voucher program and limit regulations on sand mining in Wisconsin appear unlikely to pass as the Legislature nears the end of its session.
Those are just three of numerous bills in limbo as the Assembly plans to wrap up its work for the year next week. The Senate also expects to meet only two more days, finishing on April 1.
A bill allowing electronic cigarettes indoors has cleared a Wisconsin Senate committee.
The Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee voted 3-2 today to pass the bill that would exempt the newly popular e-cigarettes from the state's indoor smoking ban.
Republican Sen. Glenn Grothman, the bill's sponsor, says he's never smoked cigarettes but that he's tried the electronic devices and that he can't smell the vapor.
Doctors and scientists say toxic particles in the nicotine-laced vapor could be dangerous to others. They say the state should wait for more research on potential hazards before allowing widespread use indoors.
The bill's prospects are uncertain as both chambers have just two days left this session.
Unemployment in Wisconsin dropped in January, to 6.1 percent.
The state Department of Workforce Development released the latest figures Thursday. They show the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in January dropped from 6.3 percent the month before for the lowest level in Wisconsin since November 2008.
The national unemployment rate in January was 6.6 percent.
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Among our top stories: The city has spent nearly $15,000 for legal and professional services associated with complaints filed against Fire Chief John Thomsen. And a Tremper High School student accused of attacking a city bus driver has reached a plea deal.
A legislative committee has approved a Republican bill that would outlaw secretly placing GPS devices on people's vehicles.
Under the bill, anyone who secretly places a GPS device on another person's vehicle or obtains information about a person's movement using a GPS device would be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and nine months in jail.
Kenosha Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred this morning at CVS Pharmacy, 2207 80th St.
The suspect is a white male in his late teens or early 20s. He was wearing a maroon hooded sweatshirt and blank pants.
Firefighters are on the scene of a small fire at Rustoleum, 8105 95th St., in Pleasant Prairie.
Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled four additional bodies overnight from the rubble of two Manhattan apartment buildings, as the death toll rose Thursday to at least seven from a gas leak-triggered explosion that reduced the area to a pile of smashed bricks, splinters and mangled metal.
The explosion Wednesday morning in East Harlem injured more than 60 people, with searchers still trying to locate others a day later.
One Wisconsin town among the many dealing with frozen waterways and clogged drains because melted snow has no place to go has tried an explosive new approach: blowing up a creek.
Town of Onalaska officials hired an Iowa-based blaster to stick several hundred sticks of plastic explosives in the frozen Sand Lake Coulee Creek and blow it up on Friday.
"It was awesome," said town chairman Rolly Bogert.
The popular ice caves on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands will soon be closed due to ice melt.
Access to the caves will close for the season no later than Sunday night, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Superintendent Bob Krumenaker said in a statement. The season was "the longest and best one anyone can remember, and certainly the most popular," he said.
Milwaukee police say a child who vanished with his non-custodial mother has been found in Indiana.
Authorities say the 24-year-old mother failed to return her 1-year-old daughter to social service workers. Police asked the public for help Wednesday in locating the two and said the mother may intend to harm the child.
Meanwhile, a citizen in Munster, Ind., called police after noticing the child was not in a car seat.
The Breitling Jet Team will be performing in the United States for the first time ever and it will be in Wisconsin. They are performing at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture in Oshkosh in 2015.
The aerobatic display team has seven L-39 C Albatros jets that can reach speeds of up to 565 miles per hour and have flown in 36 countries so far.
The company claims it's the first and largest professional civilian jet team in the world.