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    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]

    Prosecutors: Wisconsin State Patrol trooper admitted to downloading, viewing, saving child porn

    February 22, 2017 Leave a Comment

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — A now former Wisconsin State Patrol trooper is facing 10 counts of possession of child pornography. The accused is 53-year-old Frank Torrez of Cambridge, Wisconsin. Frank Torrez According to a criminal complaint, on February 7th, an investigator with the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation was conducting an online undercover… [Read More]

    Senate GOP suspends rules, advances Trump picks without Democrats

    February 1, 2017 Leave a Comment

    Republicans who lead a key Senate panel suspended their own rules Wednesday and advanced President Trump’s picks to lead the Treasury and Health and Human Services departments unilaterally, saying they had no choice after Democrats boycotted committee votes for a second day in a row. The Senate Finance Committee advanced Steven Mnuchin to lead Treasury… [Read More]

    Police: 2 teens shot, injured during dispute near 76th and Capitol in Milwaukee

    February 1, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting that occurred near 76th and Capitol Drive Tuesday night, January 31st. It happened around 6:45 p.m. Police say a 17-year-old and 18-year-old shot each other during a dispute. Both victims transported themselves to different local hospitals for treatment. Milwaukee police say their investigation is ongoing.

    Crime bill package could send more youth to troubled prison

    February 1, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MADISON — Two Republican legislators want to expand the list of crimes that could land juveniles in the state’s troubled youth prison and remove limits on the length of their stay. The proposed changes come less than two weeks after the American Civil Liberties Union and the Juvenile Law Center filed a lawsuit alleging widespread… [Read More]

    Watch live: Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th president of the United States

    January 20, 2017 Leave a Comment

    It’s a historic day for America: Republican Donald Trump soon takes the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States. Trump’s hand will rest on his family Bible and the Abraham Lincoln Bible when he is sworn in at noon ET. (Read the text of the oath.) Official proceedings conclude with… [Read More]

    President Elect Donald Trump Honors Veterans, Lays Wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    January 20, 2017 Leave a Comment

    “I don’t know, you don’t know:” Milwaukee County leaders continue to push for answers about jail deaths

    January 20, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Milwaukee County leaders continue to demand answers about the four deaths in the Milwaukee County Jail in 2016, which happened within a six-month period. At a County Board committee meeting on Thursday, January 19th, board supervisors said Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke still has not released any information about what happened. Milwaukee County… [Read More]

    Donald Trump trades in his Android for a ‘secure’ device

    January 20, 2017 Leave a Comment

    According to the AP, Barack Obama’s latest locked-down device was an iPhone. On the last day before President Barack Obama leaves the White House, the New York Times and Associated Press report Donald Trump has traded in his Android smartphone. The device (which a profile last year identified as a Galaxy smartphone) that was the… [Read More]

    Join us for the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration!

    January 13, 2017 Leave a Comment

    Join us this Sunday at 1:00 pm! Free and open to the public at Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall “We Shall Overcome” The only cities that have celebrated Dr. King’s Birthday annually since 1984 are Atlanta, Georgia and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Always taking place in the month of January, this event focuses on keeping the legacy of… [Read More]