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2 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

County weighs razing Milwaukee County Research Park's incubator

Recent Wauwatosa East High School graduates Joe Rebholz , 18, and Jack Mouradian, 18, plant bacteria in the Argo Bio Science room at the Research Park Innovation Center as part of an internship with the company.


Related Topix: Wauwatosa, WI, Milwaukee, WI

4 hrs ago | St. Francis

It's South Shore Frolic Time

What time is it? It is South Shore Frolic time as the 65th South Shore Frolic takes place July 11-13 in South Shore Park in Bay View.


8 hrs ago | Wisconsin Gazette

Wisconsin AG files appeal in marriage equality case

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed his appeal of the federal ruling striking down the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.


Related Topix: Wisconsin, Wedding, ACLU, Dane County, WI, US News, US Supreme Court

9 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

New DNA technique leads to serial raper, charges say

A Milwaukee man suspected in a series of increasingly violent random sexual assaults over the past decade was charged Friday after the state crime lab's first use of so-called "familial DNA" analysis, identifying a suspect through his relatives.


Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI

Fri Jul 11, 2014


Governor names new elections board member

John Franke replaces Michael Brennan, whose six-year term expired on May 1. Franke will serve on the board until May 1, 2020.



Fatal Burleigh crash may lead to changes

City leaders were already discussing changes to Sherman Boulevard.. but a double-fatal crash Thursday may prove to be a catalyst for change at the busy intersection.


Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Records detail hiring of former Walker aide

Newly released records show a longtime aide to Gov. Scott Walker helped interview the two finalists for the $113,000 job at the state public defender's office she landed, two newspapers reported Friday.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Milwaukee, WI

Daily Kos

Scott Walker Spending Tax Dollars Lavishly on Himself While Squeezing Everyone Else

We now know how much Scott Walkers security detail is costing "the hardworking taxpayers of Wisconsin" .


Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, US Governors, Jim Doyle, US News


5 views of the tiles of Vliet Street

Some streets in Milwaukee seem to specialize in different features, though it's often subtle and surely not even really true.


Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Brookfield, WI, Glendale, WI


Milwaukee Considers Sex Offender Resididency Restrictions

Many surrounding communities have imposed restrictions. Milwaukee leaders now say it may be time to follow suit, because of the high rate of ex-offenders the state places here.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Business Journal

As 'cultural asset,' museum funding challenging

Milwaukee County owns the building and collections, but the county spun off operation of the museum to Milwaukee Public Museum Inc., a private nonprofit, in 1992.


Thu Jul 10, 2014


Summerfest attendance increased by 1.4%

The organizers of Summerfest have released data for this year's festival. They report the festival drew over 850,000 patrons increasing attendance by 1.4%.


Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Slow for headache: Full I-94 closure to cause delays

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.


Related Topix: Weather

Fox Point

Fish Hatchery and Farm Among Walker's Short-sighted Cuts

Running for Governor is Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker 's #1 priority so the long term health and safety of our community barely makes it onto his radar.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors

WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

Updated: 7:09 a.m.Accident closes 2 left lanes of Hwy 41/45

Menomonee Falls police are investigating a one vehicle crash on U.S.H. 41 southbound, just north of S.T.H. 145 / Boundry Road, between Main Street and the Milwaukee County Line.


Related Topix: Menomonee Falls, WI

Off the Kuff

Another pension-related lawsuit coming?

The city of Houston may sue a company whose advice it relied upon in making changes to firefighters' retirement benefits in 2001, saying the firm's inaccurate predictions left the city on the hook for pensions it cannot afford.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement

Insurance Journal West

Appeal Likely After $25M Medical Malpractice Award in Wisconsin

The woman's arms and legs were amputated in 2011 after a strep infection went undetected.


Wed Jul 09, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Glenview priest charged with felony theft of more than $110,000

The Rev. James Dokos is accused of writing checks for tens of thousands of dollars to benefit himself, friends and family and to pay his personal credit card bills from the trust that he controlled, but that was set up primarily to benefit a Milwaukee church, according to a criminal complaint prepared by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's ... (more)


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Religion, Orthodox Church


police report 0630 to 0706

An unknown male pulled a female out of her vehicle in an apartment parking lot in the 10100 block of West Coldspring Road, choked her and stole her vehicle at about 9:50 p.m. June 30. According to the victim the suspect followed her into the parking lot in a silver SUV and parked right behind her silver 2011 Chevy Cruz, blocking her in.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Ex-officer in suitcases bodies case stalked women for years

The former West Allis police officer who police say killed two women and hid their bodies in suitcases was accused of stalking and harassment by at least half a dozen women while he was on the force from 1993 to 2001, according to personnel records released Wednesday.


Related Topix: West Allis, WI