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Fatal stabbing on Milwaukee’s east side

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say an argument between two people who knew each other preceded a fatal stabbing on the city’s lower east side. A 32-year-old man died at the scene of the crime shortly before 1 a.m. Monday. The suspect fled and is still at large.

Translations delay Masonic center case

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The attorney for a man suspected of plotting to attack a Masonic center in Milwaukee has asked for eight weeks to review evidence against his client. Samy Mohamed Hamzeh was charged in January with five counts of illegally possessing two machine guns and a silencer. Prosecutors said Friday that they have turned over 116 More >

Wrong-way driver killed in three vehicle crash on I-41 in Brown County

LAWRENCE, Wis. (AP) — A 36-year-old Oneida man has died after police say he drove his car the wrong way on Interstate 41 and crashed into two other vehicles near the town of Lawrence. The Hobart Lawrence Police Department says officials were called to the crash at about 2:35 a.m. Sunday. WBAY-TV reports ( ) that the More >

Authorities identify two 15-year-old boys killed in Milwaukee crash

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities have identified the two 15-year-old boys who were killed in a crash in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner says Latrey Lamont Hale and Demetrius Lamond Batchelor Jr. were passengers in the rear seat of a car that crashed at high speed into a tree just before 8:30 p.m. Friday. The medical examiner’s More >

Federal appeals court refuses to reconsider rulings affecting Wisconsin’s voter ID law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a pair of rulings affecting Wisconsin’s voter ID law, meaning no more changes to the requirement are likely before the November election. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday unanimously declined to have a full panel of judges hear appeals of two More >

Report: Wisconsin’s Small Communities Still Feel The Recession

(Madison, WI)  —  A new report says many of Wisconsin’s small towns still feel the effects of the Great Recession. With an older population and more people moving to bigger cities, the state Taxpayers Alliance says half the places with fewer than one-thousand residents have yet to see any major job growth or new construction More >

Milwaukee To Get More State Funds In Response To Violence

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Governor Scott Walker will give Milwaukee at least $4.5 million to focus on urban problems after the Sherman Park violence almost two weeks ago. The Republican Walker, his cabinet, and Milwaukee’s mayor and county executive will announce the funding Friday at an inner city job center. The Journal Sentinel says the money More >

House explosion in Fitchburg leaves one critically injured

FITCHBURG, Wis. (AP) — Investigators will try to determine why a house exploded in Fitchburg, critically injuring a man and causing damage to at least two dozen other homes in the neighborhood. Authorities say the 57-year-old man has significant injuries as a result of the explosion just before 7 p.m. Thursday. Fire officials say three nearby More >

Wisconsin senator says Hillary Clinton is not out of line with new online ad

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic African American state senator from Wisconsin says Hillary Clinton is not out of line for posting a new online video that compiles footage of white supremacist leaders praising Donald Trump. Sen. Lena Taylor, of Milwaukee, commented Thursday on the new video that Trump’s campaign has condemned and called for Clinton More >

Seven candidates meet qualifications to be on the presidential ballot in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Five candidates for president other than Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have met qualifications to be on the ballot in Wisconsin. The state Elections Commission is slated to approve the ballot on Tuesday. The commission says in a memo prepared for the meeting that seven candidates have met the standard to More >