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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Metro Top Stories

We Energies is overcharging ratepayers for UP power plant, user groups claim 9/24/2014 3:13 am UTC
The utility disputes that it is double-dipping in collecting the payments to run the Presque Isle power plant in Marquette, Mich.
25 years later, traffic reporter on cloud 9 over award 9/24/2014 12:40 am UTC
The “Sky Queen” was all set to get her award in 1989. Then she was told it had to be rescheduled. She never heard another word.
Judge orders house used as after hours bar boarded up 9/23/2014 10:38 pm UTC
Milwaukee went to court in February and won an order that the owners cease their after-hours operations.
Ronald McDonald House expansion means there'll be room in the inn 9/23/2014 8:34 pm UTC
A $10 million expansion of the lodging near Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin boosts capacity from 38 suites to 70, making it one of the nation’s largest.
Dane County judge refuses Supreme Court order on voter ID 9/23/2014 7:50 pm UTC
Judge Richard Niess recused himself, and turned the case over to another judge, saying he would be violating his oath.
Bankruptcy settlement talks fail between Milwaukee archdiocese, creditors 9/23/2014 7:42 pm UTC
The failure of the talks means the parties will return to federal court for a new round of what surely will be costly battles.
Woman testifies she feared losing children if she denied caseworker sex 9/23/2014 7:08 pm UTC
Theola Nealy told a federal jury Tuesday that she unwillingly had sex because she was afraid the caseworker, Peter Nelsen, would remove her two young children.
Election officials ask judge to toss suit over Wisconsin ballot design 9/23/2014 4:33 pm UTC
The filing came a day before Waukesha County Judge James Kieffer is to hold a hearing on the issue.
Tom Barrett's Milwaukee budget emphasizes innovation, city responsibilities 9/23/2014 2:00 pm UTC
Public safety and stabilizing neighborhoods hardest hit by the recession are also priorities in the mayor’s $1.5 billion spending plan.
Frat boots UWM chapter president amid 'date rape' drug probe 9/23/2014 1:49 pm UTC
Thomas L. Kreinbring, the 28-year-old president of Tau Kappa Epsilon at UW-Milwaukee, was charged Friday with several drug-related crimes.
MPS splits with Malcolm X developer but still owes fees 9/23/2014 9:00 am UTC
Less than a year ago, MPS announced a deal that some considered a charade to cut off competition. MPS has now scrapped that deal, but not before incurring costs of between $500,000 and $1 million f
Questions on voter ID issues? Here are your answers 9/23/2014 4:50 am UTC
A federal appeals court panel ruled Sept. 12 that the state could put the photo law into effect for the Nov. 4 election. Here's what that means for voters, in 15 questions and answers.
Oshkosh prototype tactical vehicle completes Defense Department review 9/23/2014 3:54 am UTC
The company is one of three defense contractors bidding to replace about 55,000 military Humvee troop carriers, a competition that has been called a 'knife fight in a telephone booth.'
Writer Ben Logan gave voice to Wisconsin's land and beauty 9/23/2014 3:05 am UTC
His publisher says “Logan’s connection to the land and nature’s rhythms are a welcome relief to today’s wired and jangling world.”
Woman seeks damages from caseworker who fathered her child 9/23/2014 3:00 am UTC
The dispute is over whether Peter Nelsen was acting in the scope of his job as an initial assessment worker.
MMSD closing in on goal of removing 82 houses along Kinnickinnic River 9/23/2014 1:23 am UTC
The goal is to widen the Kinnickinnic River to contain greater flood flows.
Natural gas alone isn't magic weapon against climate change 9/23/2014 12:32 am UTC
Natural gas is no long-term fix in the effort to shield the world from the most severe effects of climate change.
Milwaukee may double number of brokers selling tax-foreclosed homes 9/22/2014 7:05 pm UTC
Officials say more help is needed for Milwaukee to continue chipping away at a city-owned inventory of 1,214 properties as of Aug. 30.
Scott Walker hits Mary Burke again on wording of campaign passages 9/22/2014 3:36 pm UTC
Gov. Scott Walker said Monday it was “very disappointing” that Democrat Mary Burke’s campaign was again dealing with charges that it lifted passages from others and used them in key policy documents.
Pollution-control measures in Milwaukee River basin two years behind 9/22/2014 5:08 am UTC
Municipalities and some businesses are to make potentially expensive reductions in pollution, but the scale won’t be known until next year.



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