• SHERIFF December 2, 2019 3:03 am

    Moving Cross Country, Deadly Storm Takes Aim at Northeast

    Hundreds of flights were canceled and thousands delayed for travelers heading home after the Thanksgiving holiday as a deadly winter storm moved to the Northeast on Sunday, packing one last punch of snow and ice. The National Weather Service predicted more than a foot (0.3 meters) of snow in swaths of upstate New York and New England, as well as...

  • Associated Press November 17, 2019 10:24 pm

    Census Counting of Prisoners Becomes Partisan Battleground

    When the U.S. Census Bureau counts residents of Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods next year, a significant portion of their population will be missing: prisoners. For these predominantly black areas, with incarceration rates among the highest in the nation, the government’s longstanding policy to count inmates as residents of the prison where they are held diminishes their political power back home. “When...

  • Donald Trump November 6, 2019 11:58 pm

    Prosecutors Charge Man With Hate Crime in Acid Attack

    A 61-year-old white Milwaukee man accused of throwing acid on a Hispanic man’s face will be charged with a hate crime, increasing the possible sentence he may receive if convicted, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Prosecutors filed one charge against Clifton Blackwell — first-degree reckless injury — but added the sentencing enhancers of hate crime and use of a dangerous weapon. The...

  • Donald Trump November 4, 2019 5:06 pm

    Arrest Made In Milwaukee Acid Attack

    The suspect threw battery acid in the victim’s face after an argument over a parking space, police said. WTMJ’s Lauren Linder reports.

  • JUDGE June 1, 2019 7:56 pm

    Arrest in 43-Year-Old Murder Case Stuns Wisconsin Town

    Word of the arrest — via a friend’s text message — hit Wayne Sankey like a thunderbolt. “I said, ‘You gotta be kidding me,'” Sankey recalled. “And then I told the wife and she couldn’t believe it. ‘There’s no way,’ she said. ‘Ray down the road?'” Ray Vannieuwenhoven was his next-door neighbor — a helpful, 82-year-old handyman with a gravelly...

  • Associated Press January 29, 2019 10:32 pm

    Record-Breaking Cold Coming to Midwest After Snowstorm

    Extremely cold, record-breaking temperatures are settling across parts of the Midwest after a powerful snowstorm pounded the region overnight Monday, and forecasters are describing the subzero weather on the way as potentially life-threatening. Minneapolis Public Schools have canceled classes through Wednesday, when the region will experience frigidly low temperatures not seen in a quarter century. “You’re talking about frostbite and...

  • Governor January 6, 2019 6:19 pm

    Wis. Police Confront White Man and Black Man: Only 1 Is Shot

    In the course of 15 months and in the space of one city block, Milwaukee police twice encountered two suspects they believed were armed. One was black; one was white. One was in fact unarmed; one had a gun. One was shot; one was not. That the black man was the one who was shot — though he had no...

  • Associated Press December 5, 2018 5:15 am

    Walker Shouted Down Over GOP Attempt to Weaken His Successor

    Demonstrators booed outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday during a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, at times drowning out a high school choir with their own songs in protest of a Republican effort to gut the powers of his Democratic successor. The governor, wearing a Santa tie, appeared unfazed as he flipped the switch while one protester shouted “Hey Walker! Go...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation November 21, 2018 6:51 pm

    Missing Wisconsin Girl's Family Faces Painful Holiday Season

    The question has haunted authorities in Wisconsin for more than a month now: Where is 13-year-old Jayme Closs? Detectives have pursued more than 2,300 leads, watched dozens of surveillance videos and spent countless hours searching for Jayme, trying to figure out what happened to her ever since her parents were fatally shot in their home near Barron, a rural community...

  • Donald Trump October 27, 2018 2:17 pm

    Obama Rips Trump, GOP in Fiery Speeches for Midwest Dems

    Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump’s tenure in office Friday in fiery speeches in Milwaukee and Detroit that took aim at him and other Republicans for “making stuff up.” The speeches were among Obama’s sharpest and most direct takedowns of Trump’s presidency, although the former president was careful to not mention Trump by name. He said the “character...

  • Associated Press August 20, 2018 1:33 am

    Some Catholics Consider Withholding Donations Amid Child Sex Abuse Scandal

    Across the U.S., Catholics once faithful with their financial support to their churches are searching for ways to respond to the constant sex-abuse scandals that have tarnished the institution in which they believe, with back-to-back scandals in the past two months.

  • ATTORNEY July 6, 2018 3:27 pm

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Says Fired Conservative Professor Should Be Reinstated

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that Marquette University shouldn’t have fired a conservative professor over his blog post that criticized a student instructor he believed shut down discussion about opposition to gay marriage. The 120-page ruling concluded that the Catholic school breached its contract guaranteeing academic freedom with former professor John McAdams. The court said McAdams should immediately be...

  • Donald Trump January 18, 2018 12:02 am

    Democrats Flip Traditionally Conservative Wisconsin District

    A small-town medical examiner has given Democrats across the country another shot of hope heading into the fall election by upsetting a Republican legislator in a conservative Wisconsin state Senate district. Patty Schachtner’s victory Tuesday over state Rep. Adam Jarchow marks the 34th legislative seat that has flipped from Republican to Democrat nationwide since President Donald Trump took office last...

  • Donald Trump September 1, 2017 4:05 am

    Milwaukee Sheriff, Trump Supporter Clarke Resigns

    Outspoken Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who built a following among conservatives nationally with his provocative social media presence and strong support of Donald Trump, resigned on Thursday.

  • ATTORNEY August 14, 2017 7:09 pm

    British Cybersecurity Expert Pleads Not Guilty to US Charges

    A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information three years ago....
    Marcus Hutchins entered his plea in Wisconsin federal court, where prosecutors charged him and an unnamed co-defendant with conspiring to commit computer fraud in the state and elsewhere....

  • Donald Trump May 22, 2017 3:58 am

    DHS Hopeful David Clarke Denies Plagiarism in Master's Thesis

    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who says he’s been appointed an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, has denied he plagiarized content in his master’s thesis on homeland security, while the Naval Postgraduate School confirmed Sunday that it’s reviewing the allegations. The denial followed a CNN report Saturday saying Clarke, who built a following among conservatives with his...

  • Donald Trump May 17, 2017 9:01 pm

    Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke Takes Job With Homeland Security

    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who built a following among conservatives with his provocative social media presence and strong support of Donald Trump, said Wednesday that he’s taken a job as an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security. The tough-talking, cowboy hat-wearing firebrand said in an interview with WISN-AM talk radio host Vicki McKenna that he will work...

  • Donald Trump May 3, 2017 12:19 pm

    Milwaukee Jail Dehydration Death Shines Spotlight on Divisive Sheriff David Clarke

    A lengthy inquest into the dehydration death of a Milwaukee inmate has raised troubling questions about how Sheriff David Clarke manages the county jail, just as the White House is said to be considering the tough-talking lawman for a job. Seven jail staffers could face criminal charges after the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office outlined a case for a jury...

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