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  • Milwaukee Dec 2, 2019

    Student in Custody After Shooting at Milwaukee-Area School

    An officer shot an armed male student Monday morning in a classroom at a suburban Milwaukee high school after the suspect pointed a gun at officers, a police chief said. A Waukesha South High School student informed a school resource officer that a classmate had a handgun around 10:17 a.m., Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack said. He said the resource...

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Lizzo Says Security Guard Manhandled 2 Staffers at Summerfest

    Singer-rapper Lizzo says a security guard tackled two members of her staff to the ground and used hurtful language just moments after her performance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest. Lizzo late Thursday tweeted the guard “slapped and manhandled” her hair stylist and stylist and that she was “out for blood” after he dragged them off the grounds. She called him a “racist...

  • Jan 7, 2019

    1 of 2 Girls Convicted in Slender Man Stabbing Files Appeal

    One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a classmate shouldn’t have been tried in adult court because she believed a fictional horror character named Slender Man would attack her family if she didn’t kill the girl, according to an appeal filed by her attorney.

  • Jan 7, 2019

    Wisconsin Baby Sitter Accused of Killing Infant, Returning Body to Mother in Car Seat

    A Wisconsin baby sitter who allegedly killed a 2-month-old boy then pretended he was alive when she gave the boy back to his mother has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide. A criminal complaint filed Friday says 28-year-old Marissa Tietsort of Wausau caused the infant’s death in October, then put him in a snowsuit and car seat and returned him...

  • Jul 26, 2018

    Milwaukee Police Officer Fatally Shot; Suspect in Custody

    The Milwaukee police chief confirmed Wednesday that an officer died after being shot and that a suspect was in custody. Police Chief Alfonso Morales announced the officer’s death at a press briefing. Morales said the officer, a 17-year police veteran, was also a friend of his. The suspect was wanted on gun and drug violations, Morales said.

  • Dec 20, 2017

    Wisconsin Priest Tells Parishioners He’s Gay, Gets Standing Ovation

    A Roman Catholic priest in Milwaukee has come out as gay, writing that he will no longer live in the shadows of secrecy and plans to be authentic to his gay self. The Rev. Gregory Greiten disclosed his sexual orientation on Sunday to the St. Bernadette Parish and was greeted with a standing ovation from his parishioners, the Milwaukee Journal...

  • Nov 7, 2017

    TripAdvisor Shares Drop More Than 23 Percent on Tuesday

    Shares of TripAdvisor Inc. plummeted more than 23 percent on Tuesday, which wiped out more than $1 billion in market value

  • Nov 1, 2017

    TripAdvisor Accused of Removing Posts on Sex Assault, Rape

    Numerous allegations have been made against Massachusetts-based TripAdvisor, saying the website removed user reviews of some hotel resorts in Mexico that focused on experienced sexual assaults or rape.

  • Sep 14, 2017

    Psychologist: Shared Delusion Led to Slender Man Stabbing

    A shared delusion and an interest in the paranormal led two girls to stab another 12-year-old girl in a Wisconsin park as a tribute to the fictional horror character Slender Man, a psychologist testified Wednesday....
    Melissa Westendorf was appointed by a judge to evaluate one of the girls, Anissa Weier, now 15, after her insanity plea. Westendorf testified at Weier’s mental...

  • Sep 13, 2017

    Milwaukee Mulls Plan to Give Tiny Houses to Teens Aging Out of Foster Care

    Milwaukee city planners are pushing forward with an idea to use tiny homes to help teens aging out of foster care. Up to 36 tiny homes would be built to give housing to young people ages 18 to 25, especially those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The tiny homes would be...

  • Apr 25, 2017

    Water Denied to Wisconsin Inmate for 1 Week Led to Dehydration Death: Prosecutor

    Milwaukee County Jail officers cut off an inmate’s water for seven consecutive days before the man died of dehydration, prosecutors say. Assistant District Attorney Kurt Bentley told jurors at an inquest Monday that Terrill Thomas was mentally unstable and unable to ask for help before he died in his cell in April 2016, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Thomas had...

  • Feb 26, 2016

    Lands’ End Apologizes for Feature on Gloria Steinem

    Wisconsin-based retailer Lands’ End is apologizing to customers for featuring an interview with feminist and political activist Gloria Steinem in its spring catalog and has removed references to her from its website. The company removed a feature on Steinem from its website after customers complained about her support for abortion rights, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The retailer issued an...

  • Apr 18, 2015

    Wisconsin Man Sentenced for Trafficking Pot Via McDonald’s Restaurants

    A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for running a large-scale marijuana trafficking ring through his three McDonald’s restaurants.

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