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    ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC.® 83RD CENTRAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE APRIL 6-9, 2017

    March 28, 2017 Leave a Comment

    Thursday, April 6 Volunteering to sort and label food to feed the Milwaukee community.   Friday, April 7 | Step Show Members will pause for some fun at the Old School, AKA 83rd Regional Step Show.   Friday, April 7 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 8 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Schedule your appointment to… [Read More]

    Protest planned during sentencing of former MPD officer convicted of sexual assault

    March 24, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MILWAUKEE — Marcell Daniels — a retired Milwaukee police officer convicted of sexual assault faces sentencing on Friday, March 24th — and his estranged in-laws have a planned protest outside the courthouse. Marcell Daniels He spent 25 years with the Milwaukee Police Department, and soon Daniels will learn how many of the coming years will be… [Read More]

    President Trump’s budget would eliminate funding for Great Lakes restoration program

    March 16, 2017 Leave a Comment

    President Donald Trump’s budget would eliminate funding for a Great Lakes restoration program. Great Lakes cleanup and protection is not among President Trump’s “highest national priorities,” according to a budget document released by the White House on Thursday. Eliminating federal funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and other regional environmental efforts in other parts… [Read More]

    “No letter, no phone call, no email:” Why MPS kept lead test results quiet for months

    March 16, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools officials are still adding up the cost of testing nearly 13,000 water fixtures, not to mention the cost of repairing or replacing those that showed dangerous amounts of lead. Now, the FOX6 Investigators are asking why it took the district five months to tell parents about lead in the water…. [Read More]

    $100K cash bond for 14-year-old accused in shooting during robbery that killed 2 brothers

    March 16, 2017 Leave a Comment

    WEST ALLIS — 14-year-old Spencer Lewis — the West Allis boy facing charges in connection with a shooting that happened during an attempted armed robbery was in court on Thursday, March 16th. The proceedings focused on a doctor’s report, evaluating the boy’s competency. The court found Lewis competent to proceed in this case — and bail was set… [Read More]

    4th Annual Pastors United Gala Awards Banquet

    March 3, 2017 Leave a Comment

    ACLU challenges Milwaukee Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program

    February 22, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of six black and Latino plaintiffs who say they’ve been stopped… [Read More]

    60-year-old man charged in fatal hit-and-run crash on Milwaukee’s southwest side

    February 22, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MILWAUKEE — 60-year-old James Husted of Milwaukee is now criminally charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened on Milwaukee’s southwest side last weekend. The victim has been identified as 60-year-old Dennis Gitter of Milwaukee. Husted faces the following charges: Hit-and-run resulting in death Operate motor vehicle while revoked – cause death of… [Read More]

    Milwaukee officials vow to go after bad landlords

    January 13, 2017 Leave a Comment

    The city is investigating several landlords — including a top executive of Robert W. Baird & Co. — as possible targets of lawsuits or court actions, City Attorney Grant Langley told a Common Council committee Monday morning. “We are going after some major players,” Langley told the aldermen, who questioned what the city attorney’s office has… [Read More]

    Milwaukee’s best new restaurants of 2016

    January 5, 2017 Leave a Comment

      It was a banner year for new restaurants. Restaurants that let a diner eat like a world traveler, restaurants that put a personal stamp on their dishes, restaurants that showed just how good a steak or a pizza could be — they’re on the 2016 list of best new restaurants. Since 2008, this annual list… [Read More]