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  • 39th and Hadley suspects

    Suspects who fled from fatal crash at 39th & Hadley still at large

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are looking for two suspects who were in a stolen vehicle that crashed into a car and killed two people, including a young boy. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office officially identified the victims Tuesday, May 31st as 46-year-old Danielle Triggs and eight-year-old Taeshawn Griffin. Triggs died in the crash on Friday, May 27th. Griffin died Sunday, May 29th at Children’s Hospital. Family members say Triggs was Griffin’s grandmother and was on the way to a movie with […]

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    Cincinnati police to probe circumstances of gorilla’s death

    CINCINNATI, Ohio — A prosecutor’s office says police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident where a boy entered a gorilla’s exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo and the animal was shot to death to protect the child. The Hamilton County prosecutor’s office said Tuesday, May 31st that police will confer with prosecutors after their investigation is complete. The endangered gorilla was killed Saturday, May 28th after the boy got into its enclosure. The boy’s family has said he is doing fine […]

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    Drew Peterson found guilty in murder-for-hire plot

    CHESTER, Ill. — Jurors have found former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson guilty of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his third wife’s death. Jurors reached the verdict Tuesday afternoon after deliberating for little more than an hour. Peterson was accused of trying to hire a fellow inmate’s uncle to kill Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow. Peterson is serving a 38-year sentence in ex-wife Kathleen Savio’s death and faces up to […]

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    Milwaukee Brewers fall to St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 on Memorial Day at Miller Park

    MILWAUKEE — Matt Carpenter had four hits and scored three times, Carlos Martinez pitched eight innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-0 on Monday, May 30th. Martinez (5-5) allowed five singles, walked one and struck out eight, rebounding nicely after having allowed at least four runs in each of his three previous starts. Entering Monday, Martinez had a 1.34 ERA in 15 career games, including four starts, against Milwaukee. Carpenter sparked the offense from the leadoff spot. […]

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    Risk to Wisconsin unemployment fund seen as still high

    MADISON — Wisconsin employers vastly overpaid for unemployment-related costs during the Great Recession because the state wasn’t adequately prepared. And when the next big downturn comes, the state could face the same problem all over again. The issue resurfaced last week when Republican Gov. Scott Walker highlighted a likely drop in what employers are required to pay into the fund covering unemployment benefits. With a $1 billion balance in the fund, legislators and state officials are pointing to it as a […]

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    White House placed on lockdown after object thrown over gate

    WASHINGTON — The White House has been placed on lockdown after a woman threw something over the north fence along Pennsylvania Avenue. Reporters were not allowed to venture out of the White House press room and a call to the Secret Service was not immediately returned. However, a woman was detained. She was placed in handcuffs. Fire trucks and a hazardous materials response unit were called to the scene. It is common for officers to sweep the grounds after such […]

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    Memorial planned for Hmong and Lao veterans of Vietnam War

    WAUSAU — A memorial is being dedicated in Wausau to honor Hmong and Lao veterans who supported the United States during the Vietnam War. The granite and bronze memorial weighs more than 20 tons and depicts two Hmong soldiers supporting a U.S. airman. The names of local veterans will be etched in stone. The Wausau Daily Herald reports the memorial will be dedicated June 25 near the Marathon County Courthouse. Organizers have worked on it since 2012 and have raised […]

  • Philip Patrick Policarpio

    One of FBI’s most-wanted fugitives caught on Mexican border

    LOS ANGELES — Authorities say one of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives has been captured on the border with Mexico, a man wanted in the death of his pregnant girlfriend. Bureau spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says in a news release Monday that border agents took Philip Patrick Policarpio into custody at a San Diego port of entry Sunday as he crossed into the U.S. from Tijuana. Policarpio is accused of fleeing Los Angeles after shooting and killing his live-in girlfriend, […]

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    Social media buzzing over Harvard graduate’s spoken-word speech

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Social media is buzzing over a Harvard graduate’s poetic commencement speech, which has garnered millions of views and the attention of celebrities. Donovan Livingston, who received his master’s degree in education, addressed his classmates Wednesday with a spoken-word poem outlining the historic obstacles that have prevented African-Americans from getting an education. The speech begins with a quote by education reformer Horace Mann and references influential African-Americans including poet Langston Hughes and abolitionist Harriet Tubman. The Harvard Graduate […]

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    90-year-old Monroe man killed in ATV accident in northern Wisconsin

    ATHELSTANE, Wisconsin — Authorities say a 90-year-old Monroe man was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident on private property north of Newton Lake. The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office says James Bosanny was driving the ATV with his 64-year-old son James Bosanny Jr. on board about 3:50 p.m. Saturday when he lost control on a small hill after striking a plow before the vehicle accelerated and struck a tree. The elder Bosanny died at the scene. His son was hospitalized with serious […]

  • Officer-involved shooting in Appleton

    Officer, bystander shot trying to stop robbery suspect in Appleton

    APPLETON — Police in Appleton say a robbery suspect shot a female officer and another man during a struggle before killing himself. Police Chief Todd Thomas said during a news conference Saturday, May 28th that Post-Crescent Media posted on its website (http://post.cr/1TLV1yz) that the suspect stole cigarettes from two gas stations Friday night, May 27th and Saturday morning. An officer spotted the suspect and a fight ensued. Two men driving by stopped to help the officer. The suspect took the officer’s […]

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    National Weather Service: EF1 tornado hit Village of Brandon, causing damage

    VILLAGE OF BRANDON — A tornado struck the downtown area of the Village of Brandon on Friday night, May 27th, the National Weather Service has confirmed. The National Weather Service said Saturday morning, May 28th that an EF1 tornado hit Brandon, a village of about 1,000 people in Fond du Lac County, around 5:40 p.m. on Friday. An EF1 tornado is the second weakest tornado on the Fujita scale, packing winds up to 112 miles per hour. About 25 homes suffered the most […]

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