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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Metro Top Stories

Packers' racehorse offense scores big 8/23/2014 5:53 am UTC
Over the years Mike McCarthy has talked about fielding a team that, as he put it, could “play all out.” If the Green Bay Packers’ last two exhibition games are any indication, McCarthy has that team.
Woman who abused daughter sentenced to 22 years in prison 8/23/2014 5:52 am UTC
Taninja Mitchell’s daughter was hospitalized in January with broken ribs and bruises from head to toe.
Voucher school operator plans expansion without MPS building 8/23/2014 5:42 am UTC
The superintendent of St. Marcus says he will lease space for an early childhood center at a building at 2669 N. Richards St.
UW spotlights 'tragedy' of students needing remedial help 8/23/2014 12:24 am UTC
Currently, one in five freshmen entering the UW System need remedial math, a situation one regent called an emergency.
Anthem College closes its Brookfield campus, stranding 150 students 8/22/2014 11:42 pm UTC
The closing marks at least the fourth of a for-profit in the Milwaukee area in recent years.
Sit-in follows rally for slain Ferguson teenager 8/22/2014 11:27 pm UTC
Demonstrators end sit-in with an assurance that Milwaukee Police Department officials will meet with the family of Dontre Hamilton, who was fatally shot by an officer.
Walker wanted funds funneled to Wisconsin Club for Growth 8/22/2014 10:55 pm UTC
John Doe documents released Friday also show secret $700,000 donation from Gogebic to pro-Walker group.
Ceiling cave-in displaces prosecutors from their offices 8/22/2014 9:38 pm UTC
Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Paul Tiffin was working at his desk when some softball-size chunks of concrete fell through the ceiling and landed on his computer keyboard.
Recount sought in state Senate primary; Leibham accepts defeat 8/22/2014 7:51 pm UTC
A seven-vote difference in a Democratic primary for the 17th state Senate district has prompted a recount, while state Sen. Joe Leibham is conceding in a congressional primary.
From fashion accessories to fashioning a career 8/22/2014 3:34 am UTC
It’s My Biz craft kits take preteen girls from playing grown-up to starting a business.
Remembering James Foley 8/22/2014 3:22 am UTC
I can’t believe Jim Foley was executed this week by terrorists. Actually I can believe it because I know he’s been a captive of ISIS since Thanksgiving 2012. But I really don’t want to believe that
Racine tavern owners file new discrimination suit 8/22/2014 2:40 am UTC
The suit sharpens prior accusations that white tavern owners bribed Racine’s mayor to tilt enforcement efforts in their favor.
UW System regents approve $95.2 million request for new state funding 8/22/2014 2:38 am UTC
UW System President Ray Cross assured regents that the governor’s office was prepared for the request.
Don't stick your neck out with giraffes — or your hand 8/22/2014 2:37 am UTC
Giraffes are not as cuddly as they look. Just ask Amanda Hall, who jumped into the giraffe exhibit at the Madison zoo.
New Concordia University program aims to help those with cognitive disabilities 8/22/2014 12:07 am UTC
Concordia University Wisconsin will be housing eight students through a program aimed at developing independent living among adults with intellectual disabilities.
Wisconsin panel offers blueprint to fight heroin abuse, addiction 8/21/2014 5:58 pm UTC
A new report from the Wisconsin Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse outlines 36 recommendations to combat heroin abuse.
Man pleads guilty in Purdue campus attack that killed West Bend man 8/21/2014 4:31 pm UTC
The man who shot and killed a student from West Bend on the Purdue campus pleaded guilty today.
Wisconsin police given $28 million in surplus military gear 8/21/2014 1:15 pm UTC
Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs documents show that 219 police agencies have received more than 67,000 military-grade items since 2004.
Trial shines light on teen sex trafficking in Milwaukee 8/21/2014 12:57 pm UTC
A teen testifies in Milwaukee about her life — strip clubs, beatings, ‘sex with lots of men’ — since meeting the man accused of being her pimp.
U.S. mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed 8/20/2014 11:36 pm UTC
The secret mission aimed to rescue American hostages held by Islamic State extremists, including James Foley, but special operations troops did not find them, the Obama administration said.



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