MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Brian Hagedorn and Lisa Neubauer are accusing one another of being beholden to partisan interests in the race during the first of two debates. The race is officially nonpartisan, but liberals are backing Neubauer and conservatives support Hagedorn. Neubauer said during Friday’s debate that Hagedorn can’t be trusted because of his partisan past. Hagedorn says Neubauer is making “shameful”‘ attacks. The election is April 2.
VERNON, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say four tornadoes touched down in mid-Michigan during a fast-moving storm that swept across the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Danny Costello says two tornadoes struck Thursday in Shiawassee County. Homes were reported damaged, while power was knocked out to thousands of utility customers. Two tornadoes also touched down in nearby Genesee County. No injuries have been reported.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has declared a state of emergency across Wisconsin as heavy rain and melting snow flood roads, fields and communities. Evers issued the declaration in an executive order Friday afternoon. Flooding has rendered several highways impassable in the state and forced evacuations in Fond du Lac and Green Bay.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee’s police chief says authorities are asking for help “from the entire nation” to find a missing 2-year-old girl after a man was arrested and suspected of killing her mother. Chief Alfonso Morales says Dariaz Higgins has been providing police with information on the whereabouts of his daughter, Noelani Robinson, but it has “proven to be untrue.” Higgins is accused of fatally shooting Sierra Robinson and wounding one of her friends Monday.