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Milwaukee County mental health court helps defendants hew to successful path 10/25/2014 2:22 am UTC
Milwaukee County is piloting a court for defendants whose crimes are more the result of mental illness than willful law breaking.
India's Royal Enfield hopes to ride a wave of motorcycle nostalgia in U.S. 10/25/2014 1:33 am UTC
Known for bikes that capture the essence of old-school motorcycling, Royal Enfield is counting on a former Harley-Davidson executive to establish its brand in North America.
An indomitable spirit, Marion Chester Read led expeditions, excelled in tennis 10/24/2014 9:03 pm UTC
If a life must have a motto, Marion Chester Read’s might well have been this: “Just meet every challenge,” Alice Read said of her mother.
Chisholm declines to launch probe of his handling of Doe 10/24/2014 8:35 pm UTC
“Plain and simple, words like ‘Act 10’ or ‘union’ and phrases like ‘stop Walker’ have never been uttered by me or by anyone else in the course of any investigation,” the Milwaukee County district a
School gunman was homecoming prince, students say 10/24/2014 8:21 pm UTC
Police in Washington state say one person was killed in a high school shooting in addition to the lone student gunman.
PolitiFact: Do 95% of job creators say state headed in right direction? 10/24/2014 10:00 am UTC
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Grothman, Harris spar over taxes, global warming 10/24/2014 4:59 am UTC
The candidates in the 6th Congressional District race squared off in their second of three debates in Oshkosh Thursday.
Milwaukee-area gas prices fall below $3 a gallon, could go lower yet 10/24/2014 4:58 am UTC
There is more crude oil in the market right now than the world is using, which is driving prices lower, and one expert says he doesn’t expect the drop to follow the typical trend.
Deadly emerald ash borer found in other tree species 10/24/2014 3:20 am UTC
The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said that adult and larval specimens of the emerald ash borer have been detected in four white fringetrees in the Dayton, Ohio, area.
Milwaukee turnout one of the major keys to Walker-Burke election 10/24/2014 1:52 am UTC
With Bill Clinton campaigning in Milwaukee Friday and President Obama appearing next Tuesday, Mary Burke is counting on both men to help spur turnout in the state’s biggest city.
Walker's bald spot becomes topic in hotly contested race 10/23/2014 11:07 pm UTC
Walker’s bald spot has its own Facebook page and, as of Thursday, 341 likes.
Walker says Madison voters driven by anger 10/23/2014 10:23 pm UTC
The Republican governor called on his supporters to get out to the polls to counter his highly motivated opponents who he predicted will come out in big numbers to support Democratic rival Mary Burke.
Nearly 50 DAs decline to investigate Chisholm in John Doe 10/23/2014 8:27 pm UTC
The Dodge County district attorney, a Republican, turned down a conservative group’s request, then asked 49 other DAs and got no takers.
Rep. Bill Kramer faces jail time after pleading to sexual assault 10/23/2014 1:57 pm UTC
Bill Kramer, the former No. 2 lawmaker in the Assembly, agreed to plead no contest to two misdemeanors, and prosecutors will recommend nine months in jail.
Priest from Wisconsin dances way into Internet fame in video 10/23/2014 11:55 am UTC
The Rev. David Rider of Hyde Park, New York, and the Rev. John Gibson of Milwaukee, were filmed in April during a fundraiser at an elite American seminary in Rome.
Clintonville native fulfills big league dream in Royals style 10/23/2014 5:16 am UTC
Clintonville, Wis., native son Mike Jirschele, the Kansas City Royals’ third base coach, has relished his first year in the big leagues. And the story of how he made it to the World Series is as co
Violent relationship ends with woman charged in knife death 10/23/2014 5:15 am UTC
A Milwaukee woman was charged in the stabbing death of her child’s father, with whom she had a long, violent relationship.
Democratic Party sues state over Brad Schimel training videos 10/23/2014 5:00 am UTC
The lawsuit seeks to obtain video of five prosecutor training sessions conducted by the Waukesha County district attorney, who is running for attorney general.
Groups ask EPA to investigate pollution causes by cattle farms 10/22/2014 3:55 pm UTC
In a petition to the federal agency, the groups say the Department of Natural Resources has failed to protect drinking water for residents of Kewaunee County, which has many large cattle farms.
Medical examiner: Girl's death not caused by HPV vaccination 10/22/2014 3:45 pm UTC
Meredith Prohaska’s mother thought the 12-year-old may have had an allergic reaction to the vaccine, but the Waukesha County medical examiner concluded the cause of death was intoxication by diphen



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