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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Metro Top Stories

Appleton police chief: Suspect took gun from officer before firing 5/29/2016 2:12 am UTC
The suspect in a shooting Saturday in Appleton took the gun away from the police officer before shooting the officer and another man at the scene, Chief Todd Thomas said. The suspect died at the sc
County and state veterans offices at odds over funding 5/29/2016 2:10 am UTC
County veterans service officers are upset over a change in the way the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs is doling out a decadeslong block grant program.
4 dead, 4 injured in Walworth County crash 5/29/2016 1:57 am UTC
Four people were killed and four injured Saturday when a semitrailer truck struck a pickup, then veered into an SUV in Walworth County, the Sheriff's Office reported.
PolitiFact Wisconsin ready to fact-check the election 5/29/2016 1:17 am UTC
Since PolitiFact Wisconsin launched in September 2010, nearly 1,100 fact-checks ago, they have taken on a huge number of officeholders. This summer and fall PolitiFact will be taking on even more.
Longtime corrections employee still a supervisor after misusing Taser 5/29/2016 1:05 am UTC
After discipline for use of force on two mentally ill inmates, Valencia Guillonta was demoted to sergeant at state-run Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility, where she maintains authority over guards.
Birders go to extremes to feed their obsession 5/29/2016 12:53 am UTC
When word got out that a white-winger term showed up along Lake Michigan on May 21, hundreds of people descended on Manitowoc in the hope of spotting a bird that most people won’t see again in a li
Wisconsin's plan to overhaul long-term care programs raises concerns 5/29/2016 12:03 am UTC
The programs cost the state more than it spends on the UW System each year. But a plan to provide better care while controlling costs is raising questions among patients’ families and advocates.
With peers downsizing, couple takes on ultimate fixer-upper 5/28/2016 10:34 pm UTC
Jim Haertel looked at a doomed century-old school building on what we used to call the county grounds and thought, hmm, the best way to preserve it was to turn it into his house. A giant and unlike
Mukwonago man to get Silver Star for heroism 5/28/2016 10:32 pm UTC
While Richard Harris is proud to receive the medal for valor, he has mixed emotions because the friend he risked his life to save was killed in the firefight.
Woman killed, children, adults injured in crash involving stolen SUV 5/28/2016 3:56 am UTC
A 46-year-old woman was killed and six people, including four children, were injured Friday in a hit-and-run crash on Milwaukee’s west side caused by a driver in a stolen SUV who ran a stop sign.
Arguments conclude in redistricting case in federal court 5/28/2016 3:03 am UTC
Wisconsin Assembly district boundaries that Republicans drew up five years ago have robbed Democratic-leaning voters of their voices, attorneys argued Friday as they wrapped up a federal trial over
Man accused of killing mentally ill uncle who wouldn't close door 5/28/2016 3:02 am UTC
Perry Wallace admitted fighting with his uncle because he wouldn’t close the door to their basement apartment and ultimately shooting him in the face with the shotgun because he felt disrespected.
Circuit court ruling in Epic Systems case seen as victory for workers 5/28/2016 2:19 am UTC
In a former employee’s lawsuit against Epic Systems, an appeals court ruled that agreements barring employees from participating in class-action lawsuits involving overtime pay violate federal law.
School where student dressed as Klansman seeks help on racial climate 5/27/2016 10:25 pm UTC
A federal program aimed at defusing racial tension will be implemented at a Kenosha County high school where a student dressed in KKK garb for a class presentation and a freshman told of racial bul
State OKs overweight fuel tankers to stem gas shortages 5/27/2016 9:45 pm UTC
The Department of Transportation action expands Gov. Scott Walker’s early May emergency declaration enabling tanker truck drivers to work more hours each week so they could complete more runs.
Dane County woman has state's 2nd confirmed case of Zika 5/27/2016 8:49 pm UTC
The Dane County woman acquired the infection while traveling in Colombia, where Zika infected mosquitoes are present.
Records: Scott Walker wanted Wisconsin Idea changes 5/27/2016 8:46 pm UTC
On orders from a judge, the GOP governor Friday released emails regarding a budget proposal that would have struck the Wisconsin Idea from the University of Wisconsin System’s mission statement.
Museum exhibit details U.S. propaganda effort to sell country on WWI 5/27/2016 4:09 pm UTC
Before social media, cellphones and television, the government used posters slapped on the sides of buildings to portray Germany as an enemy that must be defeated.
State overpays companies more than $400,000 in tax credits 5/27/2016 2:13 pm UTC
That amount is for just a fraction of the 222 contracts the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is reviewing, officials said.
Total health care costs for typical family will top $25,000 this year 5/27/2016 3:10 am UTC
The Milliman Medical Index, which provides a gauge of average total spending for a family of four, has more than tripled since 2001.



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