Family tragedy didn't force Jennifer Shilling off political path 12/21/2014 3:33 am UTC
The parents of the new minority leader of the state Senate were among the victims of a mass murder at the fast-food restaurant they owned in suburban Palatine, Ill., more than 20 years ago.
Wisconsin combat sports regulations lag behind states with toughest rules 12/21/2014 2:32 am UTC
As bipartisan effort advances to regulate kickboxing in Wisconsin, a Journal Sentinel review shows the state’s current MMA rules fall behind the nation’s leaders in regulation.
20 years after cop killed in ambush, twins get to know father 12/21/2014 2:08 am UTC
Now age 20, Kayla and Bill Robertson were two months from their birth when their dad, Milwaukee Police Officer William Robertson, was killed by a sniper.
Mental health officials consider move 12/21/2014 12:59 am UTC
Milwaukee County mental health administrators are exploring the possibility of moving operations from the Mental Health Complex.
Bucks' owners to kick in $50 million more than thought for arena 12/20/2014 11:43 pm UTC
Wes Edens and Marc Lasry originally were said to have committed $100 million to replace the BMO Harris Bradley Center. That figure is at least $150 million.
Police Chief Flynn: Freeway protest was a 'breach of trust' 12/20/2014 8:55 pm UTC
Milwaukee police issued new rules for future protests Saturday, after Friday’s demonstration against the police shooting of Dontre Hamilton resulted in snarled traffic and 74 arrests.
Teaching assistant leaving Marquette amid McAdams controversy 12/20/2014 12:45 am UTC
The graduate student was publicly targeted by a tenured professor for her response to a student who wanted to argue against gay marriage in her ethics class.
GAB declined to reauthorize Walker campaign probe 12/19/2014 11:20 pm UTC
The conservative Wisconsin Club for Growth and its director contend staff at the Government Accountability Board has continued the investigation with board approval.
Van Hollen says some foreigners can buy Wisconsin land 12/19/2014 7:52 pm UTC
The issue has put some business groups here at odds, and lawmakers asked the Republican attorney general to weigh in on the matter.
County lawyer: sheriff must allow peaceful protesters into courthouse 12/19/2014 7:09 pm UTC
Corporation Counsel Paul Bargren says in a memo to county officials that the sheriff’s office cannot block access to the building during regular working hours, as has happened in the past.
Insurers agree to pay archdiocese additional $2.3 million 12/19/2014 6:48 pm UTC
The new money — which victim attorneys say is too low — will bring to $10.3 million the amount the Archdiocese of Milwaukee received from insurers as it emerges from bankruptcy.
Supreme Court OKs Milwaukee County cuts to pension benefits 12/19/2014 4:53 pm UTC
The state high court overturned lower court and appeals court rulings that said county nurses could not have their pensions cut unless they individually agreed to the change.
Disabled man who fought in unregulated kickboxing bout receives medals 12/19/2014 6:01 am UTC
A Florida man sent his medals to Jessie Roach, who was promised but did not receive a medal to kickbox a man with more than a decade of experience as a combat sports trainer and fighter.
Milwaukee to require mental health training for all officers 12/19/2014 5:32 am UTC
Milwaukee is ramping up mental health training for all 1,867 police officers, at the urging of Dontre Hamilton’s family, Mayor Tom Barrett announced Thursday.
Marquette expands on John McAdams controversy 12/19/2014 1:58 am UTC
John McAdams, the Marquette University associate professor whose public criticism of a teaching assistant ignited a firestorm, has not been suspended, the university says.
AP examines deaths of kids known to child protective services 12/18/2014 9:45 pm UTC
At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had
Gay couples drop suit over state recognition of their marriages 12/18/2014 7:04 pm UTC
Madison — Gay and lesbian couples who wed this summer dropped a lawsuit Thursday over whether the state would recognize their marriages.
County Board narrowly rejects O'Donnell Park sale 12/18/2014 6:02 pm UTC
After supervisors rejected the sale, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. officials said they would move on to another site and not try to reopen negotiations with the county.
Van Hollen: Money for body cameras better spent elsewhere 12/18/2014 5:30 pm UTC
The Republican attorney general said the use of the cameras would almost always vindicate police officers accused of excessive force but that other needs are more pressing.
2 middle school girls found competent for trial in Slender Man case 12/18/2014 3:03 pm UTC
Two middle school girls charged with trying to kill a classmate to gain favor with Slender Man, a fictional Internet character, have been ruled competent to face their prosecution.