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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Metro Top Stories

Jury clears police, Mequon in federal strip search lawsuit 7/2/2015 3:28 am UTC
A jury cleared the police Wednesday of wrongdoing in a woman’s federal strip search lawsuit against the City of Mequon and Mequon police officer Michael Kranz.
Scott Walker signs bill banning microbeads 7/2/2015 3:28 am UTC
The small bits of plastics are added to products because of their abrasive qualities. They are flushed down sinks and toilets and eventually find their way into streams, rivers and lakes.
Bernie Sanders tells Madison crowd he seeks 'political revolution' 7/2/2015 2:58 am UTC
In his first stop in Wisconsin since announcing his presidential bid in May, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont calls for creating a ‘political revolution.’
Cindy Archer, longtime aide to Scott Walker, sues John Doe prosecutors 7/1/2015 8:43 pm UTC
Cindy Archer filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Milwaukee County prosecutors, saying they violated her civil rights during a now-closed John Doe investigation.
Memo: County supervisor advised bus drivers to strike or hold sickout 7/1/2015 7:38 pm UTC
A memo written by a top official with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 says County Supervisor John Weishan was privately advising the bus drivers union as recently as Sunday to hit the picket li
Obama heads to La Crosse to tout efforts to expand overtime pay 7/1/2015 6:33 pm UTC
A week after U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) helped Barack Obama get fast-track trade legislation through Congress, the president will appear in the congressman’s hometown Thursday.
Amid controversy, commission considers reappointing Police Chief Flynn 7/1/2015 6:33 pm UTC
The Fire and Police Commission appears poised for a decision on whether to appoint Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn for a third four-year term, as the city grapples with a surge in violent crime.
What you need to know about the Milwaukee bus strike 7/1/2015 4:11 pm UTC
Riders were left scrambling to get around town after bus drivers for the Milwaukee County Transit System went on strike early Wednesday morning. As drivers picket, here's what you need to know abou
Business, political leaders call for quick end to bus drivers' strike 7/1/2015 3:58 pm UTC
Business and political leaders on Wednesday called for a quick end to the Milwaukee County bus drivers’ strike, which has left tens of thousands of riders in the lurch.
Riders scramble to find alternatives amid bus strike 7/1/2015 3:03 pm UTC
Some biked, some missed work. Others with churches and on the social networking website Reddit organized emergency carpoolswith strangers around town.
Tosa detective who was shot by suspect is released from hospital 7/1/2015 2:08 pm UTC
The Wauwatosa detective who was shot during a burglary investigation has been released from the hospital, Wauwatosa police said Wednesday.
GOP leaders to leave arena, prevailing wage out of budget 7/1/2015 1:53 pm UTC
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said he didn’t have the support yet to pass the latest budget deal in his house, and he and Speaker Robin Vos could not give a firm timeline for passing a se
Woman calls search by Mequon officers invasive in testimony 7/1/2015 3:08 am UTC
After arresting a Mequon woman on allegations of marijuana possession, police photographed tattoos on her breast and pubic regions that "could not even be observed if the plaintiff was wearing a bi
Milwaukee officer cleared in killing of suspect 6/30/2015 10:58 pm UTC
Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm has determined Milwaukee Police Officer Joshua Dummann was justified in using force against Tyrone Lawrence, whom officers found holding a knife to
DNR to do extensive review of proposed large hog farm near Ashland 6/30/2015 10:48 pm UTC
The agency said it will use an environmental-impact statement process for the massive farm to be located about 7 miles from Lake Superior, causing concern about possible water pollution.
Bus drivers to strike Wednesday after 11th-hour negotiations fail 6/30/2015 10:13 pm UTC
Bus drivers for the Milwaukee County Transit System will go on strike for 72 hours beginning Wednesday morning, union leaders and transit system officials said.
Gableman drops request for high court to rehear Rindfleisch case 6/30/2015 9:34 pm UTC
A former aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker convicted of misconduct in office won't have her case heard before the state Supreme Court, after all.
Riders say bus strike will cut their lifeline 6/30/2015 9:18 pm UTC
“I travel a lot, but as long as I can take the bus, I can get there,” said Awdarrah Bowman, weighed down by a bulging backpack as she pushed a stroller with little empty space between grocery bags
Senate, Assembly reach final budget deal 6/30/2015 8:38 pm UTC
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said GOP leaders in the Legislature late Tuesday had brokered a deal to break the monthlong stalemate over the bill.
Tenure at UW System now seen as bellwether by educators across U.S. 6/30/2015 5:18 pm UTC
It’s become clear that the highly charged debate over tenure protections in the University of Wisconsin System is perceived as a bellwether for public universities across the country.

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