Serious crime numbers down in Milwaukee

Although homicides in Milwaukee were up by 11% in 2022, the city’s serious crime numbers were down last year. At a news conference Thursday, Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson and the city’s police chief, Jeffrey Norman, announced serious crime dropped by a combined 15%...

No criminal liability in Milwaukee County Jail death

The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office has found “no basis for criminal liability” in connection to a June death at the county jail. Fox 6 Milwaukee reported that the determination announced Wednesday is connected to the suicide death of 21-year-old...

WEC commissioner draws scrutiny for email

A member of the Wisconsin Elections Commission is facing scrutiny. The website Urban Milwaukee reported this week that WEC commissioner Bob Spindell, a Republican, bragged in an email sent to Republicans in the 4th Congressional District that 37,000 fewer votes were...

2019 stabbing at Oshkosh High School headed to trial

A 20-year-old man who stabbed a police liaison officer at Oshkosh West High School three years ago will go to trial. Grant Fuhrman is charged with one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the December 2019 stabbing of School Resource Officer Mike...

Evers appoints Paul Buhr to Natural Resources Board

Governor Tony Evers has appointed a dairy farmer from Viroqua to the state Natural Resources Board. Evers on Wednesday tapped Paul Buhr to replace William Bruins on the board, which sets policy for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Buhr, who owned and...

Lucky in Luck – big Megabucks winner claims prize

We now know the name of a Lucky Megabucks winner. Mark Cunningham, a regular player of the Wisconsin-only lotto game purchased a $15.1 million winning Megabucks ticket from Wayne’s Food Plus in Luck, for the January 4th drawing. Cunningham came to the Wisconsin...

Clinic offering abortions opens in Rockford

A new abortion clinic has opened in Rockford, Illinois. A Wisconsin doctor bought two facilities in Rockford to turn into abortion clinics after a US Supreme Court decision struck down Roe v. Wade last year, making abortions illegal in Wisconsin unless a...

Cigarette sales decline dramatically

Cigarette sales in Wisconsin plummeted over the past 20 years. That according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum which cites higher taxes and smoking bans as leading causes for decline, although the reports also notes a growth in the vaping industry. 🚨...

No drag show at a Madison high school

Madison East High School is postponing a planned drag show after school officials say they received messages that “raised a number of safety concerns.” The show was organized by a group of students with the schools Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club and...

Sheboygan City Council fires City Administrator

By an 8 to 2 vote, the Sheboygan Common Council voted Monday night to fire the city administrator without cause. The reason for the termination of Todd Wolf is unclear, since most of the discussion regarding the dismissal reportedly happened among Council members...

Jury selection for Kenosha County homicide retrial

Jury selection is underway in the second trial of a 62-year-old man accused of killing his wife with antifreeze nearly a quarter-century ago. Mark Jensen was convicted in 2008 of killing his wife at their Pleasant Prairie home in 1998. A letter written by Jensen’s...

Racine CNH workers reject contract offer

The strike continues at Racine’s Case New Holland plant. Over the weekend, a majority of United Auto Workers union members at the CNH plants in Racine and Burlington Iowa rejected an offer from the company. Reuters reports that the UAW did not disclose how many...

Flags at half-staff for slain USPS carrier

Flags in Wisconsin are flown at half-staff Thursday as Governor Tony Evers signs an executive order to honor a Milwaukee mail carrier was killed December 9th. Milwaukee police and the FBI are still looking for the person who shot and killed 41-year-old Aundre Cross...