State • 2A, 6A
Feds look into prison incident
Federal prosecutors are investigating an incident in which guards at Lincoln Hills School for Boys allegedly stormed into a disruptive 16-year-old inmate’s cell, broke his arm, strip searched him, left him naked for hours and didn’t get him to a doctor for more than a week.
School sorry for slavery query
A Wauwatosa private school that asked fourth-graders to list three good reasons for slavery and three bad ones apologized to parents after the mother of a black student shared the assignment on Facebook, calling it offensive. In a letter to parents, Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Wauwatosa agreed the homework was offensive and said it “showed a lack of sensitivity.”
Nation/World • 6B
Mixed day for Walmart workers
Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing 10 percent of its Sam’s Club warehouse stores—a move that a union-backed group estimated could cost thousands of jobs—on the same day the company announced that it was boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers and handing out bonuses. The world’s largest private employer said it was closing 63 of its 660 Sam’s Clubs over the next few weeks, with some shut already.
Hopes of mudslide rescues dim
More than two full days after mudslides ravaged the coastal town of Montecito, California, the search for the missing became an increasingly desperate exercise Thursday, with growing doubts about whether anyone would be found alive. Seventeen people from ages 3 to 89 were confirmed dead, and eight others were unaccounted for.
Sports • 1B-3B
Five pressing tasks for Pettine
If new Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is to replicate what his predecessor Dom Capers achieved in his first seasons with the team—the Packers finished second in total defense in 2009—he has a lot of work to do. Much of it centers around the defensive secondary.