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Twitter Blocks Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Junior

A former Milwaukee County sheriff was put in read-only mode by Twitter until he deleted three of his tweets seeming to call for violence against the media.  David A. Clarke Junior had been blocked for violating Twitter’s terms of service.  After deleting the tweets, he insisted he won’t be intimidated into silence by what he More >

We Energies Sends Crews To Puerto Rico

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Milwaukee-based We Energies says it is sending crews and equipment to help restore power to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The utility will send about 35 line workers and support personnel. Several other electric companies are sending help to rebuild the electric infrastructure heavily damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Marie. The team members from More >

Expect Long Lines If You Go To Pay Your Property Taxes

(Madison, WI)  —  With the new year comes a new tax law and the changes it contains have many people rushing to pay their property taxes now.  Friday is their last chance to get an income tax deduction and many Wisconsin offices will already be closed for the New Year’s holiday.  In Milwaukee, the treasurer’s More >

SkyWest flight makes emergency landing in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A SkyWest flight from Iowa to Detroit made an emergency landing in Milwaukee after a sudden loss of cabin pressure. SkyWest spokeswoman Marissa Snow tells the Journal Sentinel the plane with 38 passengers and three crew members landed safely at about 8 a.m. Thursday. She says a female passenger received treatment at a hospital More >

Ethics Commission co-chairs ask for confirmation hearing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bipartisan co-chairs of the Wisconsin Ethics Commission have written the Republican leader of the state Senate asking for a confirmation hearing for the agency’s administrator. Republican Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has called for administrator Brian Bell’s resignation, citing concerns over what he said are partisan influences leftover from when Bell worked More >

Milwaukee police officers rescue teens from burning car

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two young Milwaukee police officers are being hailed as heroes for rescuing two unconscious teenagers from a burning car. Officers Nicholas Schlei and Nicholas Reid, both 23, were on patrol Tuesday night when a Pontiac Grand Am crashed into a utility pole and overturned. Flames erupted from the car’s engine compartment. One More >

Wisconsin Legislature invites Walker to give Jan. 24 speech

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature has invited Gov. Scott Walker to give his annual State of the State speech on Jan. 24. Republican leaders of the Senate and Assembly sent Walker a letter Thursday with the invitation. The speech will be Walker’s eighth since he first took office in 2011. He is up More >

Couple accused of stealing Salvation Army kettle charged

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Wisconsin couple accused of stealing a Salvation Army donation kettle that had $200. Racine County prosecutors say in a criminal complaint that 34-year-old Alicia Wojtowicz admitted to police she stole the kettle from a Walgreens in Caledonia after officers found it in her garage. Wojtowicz told police More >

Power restored after outage in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — We Energies has restored power to nearly 3,000 people who were left in the dark in Milwaukee. WTMJ-TV reports a downed wire caused the outage for 2,600 customers Wednesday. The outage happened at 9 a.m., leaving some customers scrambling to stay warm. The outage came as Wisconsin and much of the Midwest deal with More >

Wisconsin man charged in crash that killed 2 from Illinois

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man is charged in a drunken driving crash that killed two people from Illinois last week. Fifty-seven-year-old Joseph Konetzke of Neenah faces two felony counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. His bond was set Tuesday at $200,000. Authorities say 83-year-old Hazel DeWitt and 82-year-old David More >