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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Metro Top Stories

From abject birth, 'He brings light to everyone he meets' 11/27/2014 7:24 am UTC
Thanks to the devotion of his adoptive parents, Victor LeBourgeois has built a fragile life that radiates optimism.
Sex assault charges dropped against former jail guard 11/27/2014 6:49 am UTC
Under a deal with prosecutors, Xavier Thicklen pleaded no contest to a felony count of misconduct in office, after being accused of assaulting a former female inmate.
New rules would require states to rate teacher preparation programs 11/27/2014 6:49 am UTC
The proposals aim to increase the rigor of teacher preparation nationwide, for both programs housed in colleges and universities and alternative-certification programs.
In more schools, going to class means heading to the woods 11/27/2014 1:46 am UTC
More schools in the Milwaukee area are adding woodlands for outdoor learning projects approved through a state school forest program.
Abortion foes working with state GOP on limits to procedure 11/27/2014 1:26 am UTC
A statehouse fight looms next year over the least common but most controversial segment of abortions, as opponents seek to ban the procedure for pregnancies after 20 weeks in Wisconsin.
New ozone limits could place restrictions on industry 11/26/2014 8:18 pm UTC
The long-awaited plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would cut respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses but could mean metropolitan Milwaukee and counties along the Lake Michigan shore
Former chef serves up meals for patients, families 11/26/2014 7:42 pm UTC
Steve Paradowski, despite suffering a debilitating stroke, takes the bus with food in tow to cook at Kathy’s House, a place of lodging for out-of-towners needing medical treatment.
Invasive algae found for the first time in a Wisconsin lake 11/26/2014 6:04 pm UTC
The DNR said starry stonewort, which has caused problems in more than 250 Michigan lakes, was discovered in Little Muskego Lake.
Oregon woman, businesses accused of subscription renewal notice scam 11/26/2014 4:51 pm UTC
Laura Lovrien and her two businesses allegedly operated under more than 20 aliases to scam consumers nationwide since at least 2010, including in Wisconsin.
In Milwaukee, NBA commissioner touts impact of new arena 11/26/2014 4:02 am UTC
Adam Silver said the NBA is not looking for a handout, but wants Milwaukee to see that the benefits of an arena go beyond one building.
Latest emails in probe show Walker, staff focused on first governor's race 11/26/2014 3:16 am UTC
The latest emails show the Republican governor — then the Milwaukee County executive — as a hands-on manager, resolving disputes, writing his own news releases and suggesting political strategy for
Strip-search cop's misconduct went back years, lawyers say 11/26/2014 3:15 am UTC
Attorneys for the plaintiffs in a strip-search lawsuit say they have uncovered serious misconduct by former officer Michael Vagnini dating back further than officials have acknowledged.
Protesters march through downtown to condemn police killings 11/26/2014 2:38 am UTC
Hundreds of protesters marched through downtown Milwaukee condemning the police killings of unarmed black men in Milwaukee and Ferguson, Mo.
Rose Bowl Parade float to carry message from Laylah Petersen's family 11/26/2014 1:39 am UTC
A float that honors organ donors will include a message from the family of Laylah Petersen, whose heart was donated after she was shot and killed earlier this month.
Rep. Bill Kramer sentenced to 5 months in jail for groping incident 11/26/2014 1:31 am UTC
He will begin serving his jail time, with work-release privileges, on Dec. 4. He pleaded no contest last month to reduced charges of two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree sexual assault.
Funding needs for region's cultural institutions now in hands of MMAC 11/25/2014 5:17 pm UTC
After endless hours of fact gathering, discussion and debate, members of the Cultural and Entertainment Capital Needs Task Force hope they have raised awareness about the region’s major institutions.
When it comes to streetcars, Mayor Tom Barrett says he won't back down 11/25/2014 10:00 am UTC
In fact, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is doubling down, saying his proposed streetcar line is a vital link in attracting young, intelligent people to urban living.
Hunters register lowest deer kill opening in recent history 11/24/2014 11:27 pm UTC
Hunters registered 90,281 white-tailed deer over the opening weekend of the gun deer hunting season, an 18% drop from 2013.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to visit Milwaukee, meet Bucks investors 11/24/2014 9:50 pm UTC
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will visit Milwaukee on Tuesday and plans to meet local investors in the Milwaukee Bucks.
Dontre Hamilton's mother voices support for Michael Brown's family 11/24/2014 9:48 pm UTC
Demonstrators here have compared the events in Ferguson with the death of Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park.



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