Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79 2/14/2016 4:51 am UTC
Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.
Robert Froehlke served as secretary of Army during Vietnam War 2/14/2016 4:24 am UTC
Intelligent, sociable and a strong judge of character, Froehlke put together a career studded with achievements, ultimately working for childhood friend Melvin Laird, who was defense secretary duri
Economic segregation in schools gains surge in attention 2/14/2016 4:24 am UTC
The emphasis now isn’t on racial integration and court-ordered plans. The focus now is on economic integration — how to increase the economic diversity of a school’s student body.
More than 1,300 Milwaukee residents cast ballots in early voting 2/14/2016 4:24 am UTC
Early voting, which began Feb. 1 and ended Friday, drew a total of 1,351 people, said Neil Albrecht, executive director of the City of Milwaukee Election Commission.
Supreme Court candidates get testy heading into primary 2/14/2016 4:23 am UTC
The three candidates for state Supreme Court are touting their credentials and taking swipes at each other over Gov. Scott Walker, an ad from a conservative group and how two of them interacted in
DNR officials discussed disciplining worker who released records 2/14/2016 3:21 am UTC
Political appointees of the Department of Natural Resources discussed disciplining an employee after she provided public records to a Sheboygan County citizens group fighting plans by the Kohler Co
JS Online aims to provide a better forum for civil conversations by linking comments to subscriber accounts 2/14/2016 1:26 am UTC
We will flip the switch Monday to restrict online commenting to only Journal Sentinel subscribers. Since we announced the change last week the response from our customers has been overwhelmingly, u
'My beautiful wife left us way too soon' 2/14/2016 12:49 am UTC
I once met a man who missed his wife so much that for more than a year after her death, he couldn't take down the Christmas tree she loved. When a butterfly fluttered into his house one winter day,
Violence Interrupted: Rochester, N.Y., police keep one step ahead of street disputes 2/13/2016 9:37 pm UTC
Rochester, N.Y., police have developed a project in which they try to identify arguments and disputes on the streets and send the information to the crime analysis center. Analysts do a deeper asse
Study: Neanderthal inheritance could affect your health 2/13/2016 5:16 am UTC
New evidence suggests inheritance affects a broad range of health disorders including skin disease, your ability to fight infection and even your risk of addiction and depression.
Researchers tie new bacteria species to Lyme disease 2/13/2016 4:47 am UTC
Researchers have discovered a new species of bacteria in Wisconsin that causes Lyme disease, already the most frequently reported tick-borne illness in the state.
Public defender arrested after search warrant served at his house 2/13/2016 4:25 am UTC
A veteran assistant public defender who supervises other lawyers in the State Public Defender’s Milwaukee office was arrested Feb. 5 in Racine County when police served a drug search warrant at his
Three candidates square off in County Board's 11th District 2/13/2016 4:24 am UTC
A primary election Tuesday will eliminate one of three candidates running for the open 11th District supervisory seat on the Milwaukee County Board.
Chris Abele, three others vie for county executive 2/13/2016 4:23 am UTC
The incumbent is being challenged by state Sen. Chris Larson, Joseph T. Klein and Steve Hogan. The top two finishers in Tuesday’s primary will move on to the April 5 general election.
D-Day paratrooper returning to Normandy for those who never left 2/12/2016 10:33 pm UTC
Ralph Ticcioni, a 93-year-old veteran of the Normandy invasion living in New Berlin, says of his upcoming return to France that the real heroes are those buried there.
Corrections secretary resigns amid Lincoln Hills probe 2/12/2016 8:13 pm UTC
State Corrections Secretary Ed Wall has resigned from his post amid a growing scandal over conditions at a troubled Northwoods prison for youth and a ramping up of the FBI’s involvement in a massiv
Scott Walker signs civil service overhaul 2/12/2016 2:22 pm UTC
Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation Friday overhauling the state’s century-old merit hiring process, gaining the first legislative priority he set after calling off his presidential bid last year.
Clinton, Sanders wrangle on health care, education access 2/12/2016 6:41 am UTC
Amid a heated struggle for the Democratic presidential nomination, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont came to Milwaukee Thursday night and
Obama's presidency front and center at Sanders, Clinton debate 2/12/2016 5:22 am UTC
Clinton hugged Obama tightly all evening, as a way of validating her own liberal credentials, and as a way of undermining Sanders with liberal and African-American voters who are fond of the two-te
Racine County pulled youths from Lincoln Hills because of botched case 2/11/2016 11:10 pm UTC
Four years before allegations of prisoner abuse put a state prison for youth in headlines, the institution mishandled its response to a sexual assault of an inmate so badly that an entire county st