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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Metro Top Stories

Jason Kidd has coolly directed Bucks' turnaround 4/18/2015 3:28 am UTC
Jason Kidd, just two years removed from a Hall of Fame-worthy playing career, engineered the second-biggest turnaround in Bucks history. Just one year after going an NBA-worst 15-67, the Bucks earn
McDonald's owner gets 9 years for running pot ring 4/18/2015 3:26 am UTC
A Whitefish Bay man was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Friday for running a large-scale marijuana distribution ring through his three North Shore McDonald’s restaurants.
Wisconsin agency reduces overbilling claim against family-planning clinics 4/18/2015 2:28 am UTC
After telling two family-planning organizations last year that they owed a total of $3.5 million for overbilling Medicaid, a state agency has lowered the amount by 93%.
Before focusing on field, Bush faces family dynasty question 4/17/2015 11:48 pm UTC
Jeb Bush and Scott Walker have been first or second in most of the early New Hampshire surveys. But for now, Bush is spending a lot of time dealing with the question of having another Bush in the r
Legislative panel votes to limit use of military equipment by police 4/17/2015 6:13 pm UTC
Lawmakers on the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee joined together Friday to limit the ability of police departments in Wisconsin to acquire and use military vehicles and equipment.
UW-Madison to cut 400 positions, close and merge programs 4/17/2015 5:15 pm UTC
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank said the actions, in response to anticipated state budget cuts, likely will lead to larger class sizes and reduced course options.
Milwaukee fire that killed 2 investigated as arson 4/17/2015 11:48 am UTC
A 27-year-old male and an adult woman, who is yet to be identified, were found deceased inside a first-floor bedroom closet and their deaths are now investigated as homicides.
Prosecutor: Deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease planned to kill 4/17/2015 11:23 am UTC
Madison— A former Wisconsin deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease planned the killings of his wife and sister-in-law, a prosecutor told jurors Thursday.
Braille Games get visually impaired kids in touch with baseball 4/17/2015 4:45 am UTC
The Braille Games are designed for visually impaired children to use braille in fun ways and to learn from blind adults who are self-sufficient.
Records — the vinyl kind — still have a particular groove 4/17/2015 4:00 am UTC
Record stores somehow live on in this era of music that exists more ephemerally on people’s phones, pads, pods, clouds and streams.
Police announce roundup of gang members in Milwaukee 4/17/2015 2:33 am UTC
Milwaukee police and federal authorities arrested 11 people Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation into a street gang known as the Wild 100’s based on the city’s northwest side.
Father of toddler hit by van caught in spiral of tragedy 4/16/2015 11:14 pm UTC
On Sunday, Randall Terry was dressing his 2-year-old son for a birthday party. On Thursday, he was carrying a suit for the toddler to wear in his casket.
Justice Crooks rips Abrahamson for digging in heels on job 4/16/2015 10:48 pm UTC
Saying the Wisconsin Supreme Court has become a laughingstock, Justice N. Patrick Crooks said he found it unfortunate that Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson wants to block a referendum from being im
Judge dismisses most serious claims against city in strip search case 4/16/2015 10:43 pm UTC
A federal judge has tossed out the most serious claims against the City of Milwaukee in one of the dozens of civil rights lawsuits it faces over how police searched suspects’ buttocks for drugs.
County supervisor defends calling Hillary Clinton 'Ovary' 4/16/2015 6:58 pm UTC
Deanna Alexander isn't a fan of Hillary Clinton, so she came up with her own derisive nickname and has taken to her personal Twitter account to try to build support for it.
Scott Walker's Wisconsin approval rating drops in latest poll 4/16/2015 5:28 pm UTC
A new poll shows Scott Walker’s approval rating in Wisconsin is slipping and some of his legislative priorities are deeply unpopular.
Suspect in double homicide kills himself as police close in 4/16/2015 4:33 pm UTC
The man suspected of gunning down a motorist who had run into his nephew Sunday shot and killed himself Thursday as authorities were closing in on him at a hotel in the Chicago area.
Poll shows minimal support for state borrowing to fund arena 4/16/2015 4:08 pm UTC
While representatives of the Milwaukee Bucks, the city, the county and state are trying to forge an arena financing plan , voters in Wisconsin appear to have a much different opinion.
Super PAC formed to help Scott Walker in 2016 campaign 4/16/2015 2:33 pm UTC
The governor’s likely 2016 presidential campaign got a boost when two of his longtime campaign managers formed a political group that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money.
For both families in Sunday deaths, pain is 'gutting us' 4/15/2015 9:23 pm UTC
Everything changed for two families with the deaths of Rasheed Chiles, 15, his 2-year-old brother, Damani, and Archie Brown Jr. Now, they are relying on faith to get through each day.



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