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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Metro Top Stories

Scott Walker super PAC nets nearly $20 million 7/31/2015 3:48 pm UTC
Big name conservative donors give millions to Unintimidated PAC, the group supporting the Wisconsin governor’s presidential bid.
MPS approves 'no excuses' charter school with vow to draw students back 7/31/2015 3:18 pm UTC
Maurice Thomas’s planned Milwaukee Excellence Charter School promises an “unapologetically college preparatory” education for grades 6-12, with longer school days, an extended year and strict disci
New surgical technique ends 30 years of severe seizures 7/31/2015 3:48 am UTC
Seizures caused Nick Pauly to laugh mirthlessly, clap his hands and swear loudly. But last year, surgeons at Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin used new technology to give him
Milwaukee County bus driver strike averted through at least Aug. 10 7/30/2015 10:53 pm UTC
Negotiators for the Milwaukee County Transit System and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 met Thursday for the first time since a July 1 transit strike and agreed to meet again on Aug. 10.
Waukesha woman takes sport of pole dancing to new heights 7/30/2015 10:18 pm UTC
A 41-year-old mother of two says pole dancing is "not what you think" as she competes on the world stage.
Don't snicker — famed UW course chews over science of candy 7/30/2015 10:03 pm UTC
Candy makers from across the nation and even the world come for two weeks each summer for an intensive, hands-on education in the science of commercial candy making.
David Prosser says he didn't need to step aside in Scott Walker probe 7/30/2015 3:08 pm UTC
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser issued a letter saying he did not need to step aside from a case over an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign.
Investment firm exec, daughter die in Timmerman plane crash 7/30/2015 2:03 pm UTC
A father and his teenage daughter heading to Milwaukee for a college visit were killed in a fiery plane crash Wednesday evening at Timmerman Airport.
Lubars give $10 million for UWM entrepreneurship center 7/30/2015 5:00 am UTC
The Lubars’ $10 million gift will endow professorships and support student-related entrepreneurial activities and faculty engagement. The gift makes the Lubars the largest donors in school history.
Bee happy: UW researchers help growers improve pollinator habitats 7/30/2015 3:58 am UTC
Bumblebee research in Wisconsin’s cranberry marshes could help growers build environments that better support the local pollinators. Honeybee population declines have driven up the costs of renting
Bucks owner Wes Edens says vote is 'just the beginning' 7/30/2015 3:43 am UTC
Bucks owner Wes Edens said in a telephone interview Wednesday that he was elated with the actions of the Legislature and excited about what will come in the next two years as an arena is constructed.
Woman grieves as man is sentenced for killing her infant daughter 7/29/2015 9:48 pm UTC
Rebecca Flores appeared in court with a doll clad in her baby girl’s clothes before giving an emotional statement calling for a stiff sentence.
Noisy onlookers hindering trapping efforts for lion-like creature 7/29/2015 9:38 pm UTC
Unfortunately, officials’ efforts to trap a lion-like creature in Milwaukee have hit a noisy snag — throngs of onlookers and media.
Museum unveiling controversial condom portrait of pope early 7/29/2015 9:00 pm UTC
In the wake of sharp criticism and after fielding requests from thousands of people asking to see the work of art, the Milwaukee Art Museum decided to put “Eggs Benedict” on view immediately.
Foul ball to face proves life-altering for Brewers fan 7/29/2015 7:33 pm UTC
When she was hit in the face by a foul ball traveling at about 100 mph, Laura Turek suffered life-altering injuries.
Assembly GOP lawmakers vow to quickly pass fetal tissue bill 7/29/2015 6:28 pm UTC
The proposal has languished in the past two legislative sessions, but a controversial video added momentum to the measure, with an Assembly vote now appearing likely for the proposal as early as Se
Scott Walker's office pushed for language to gut open records law 7/29/2015 2:28 pm UTC
The Republican governor’s staff pressed to add language into the attempted overhaul of Wisconsin’s open records law that would have shielded briefings, discussions about policy drafts and other “de
Judge to consider sentence reduction for Sachdeva in Koss embezzlement 7/29/2015 12:00 pm UTC
As Sujata “Sue” Sachdeva serves time, state and federal courts are grappling with legal questions — including whether the former Koss Corp. executive’s prison sentence should be cut.
Afghanistan examining claim Taliban leader Mullah Omar died 7/29/2015 11:28 am UTC
An Afghan official said Wednesday his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead.
DNR environmental arm to be shifted to unit intended to assist businesses 7/28/2015 9:38 pm UTC
Some hot-button topics would be placed in a separate unit known as “business support and external services.” Those include zoning near shorelines, dam safety, wetlands protection and runoff polluti



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