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    MILWAUKEE — A 14-year-old boy is dead after a fight over a girl on Facebook led to a shooting near the intersection of N. Lake and E. Wyoming on Milwaukee’s east side. The boy has been identified as Tariq Akbar. Milwaukee police are making progress with the investigation. Saturday, July 4th they have taken a juvenile boy into custody as a person of interest. Tariq Akbar’s mother is struggling with the unimaginable pain as police continue to investigate the death of […]

  • MIlwaukee's lakefront

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    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee’s lakefront is packed with people. There is music, grilling and plenty of entertainment before the big U.S. Bank fireworks show. It’s one of the busiest nights of the year along the lakefront. There is something for everyone. “We’re all just ready for this weekend,” said Erika Wallenda, toy vendor. Mixed in with the campers are the vendors. “We’re looking forward to one of those record breaking days,” said Wallenda. From the toys that keep the kids happy, to […]

  • Milwaukee Police Department

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  • Empty bus stop during transit strike

    Strike impacts employers, workers, disability advocates: “Hopefully we get back to normal soon”

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Transit System buses went out of service at 3:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 1st, as a 72-hour strike went into effect. The strike continues until 3:00 a.m. Saturday, July 4th, and it’s having a major impact on those who rely on this public transportation. Bus service is critical for thousands who rely on MCTS buses to get to work each day. It’s also crucial to many people’s independence. The strike began after MCTS and Amalgamated Transit Union […]

  • Fire reported at MillerCoors

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    MILWAUKEE — Firefighters were called out to MillerCoors in Milwaukee on Tuesday, June 29th following an explosion in a grain blower in the brew house. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire that started on the roof after the explosion. There were no reports of any injuries — but the explosion was loud enough to catch the attention of neighbors. “We heard a big old boom!” one neighbor said. “We thought it was probably a firework, but we heard the […]

  • Summerfest Day 4

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  • MCTS

    “The negotiations continue to be fruitful:” Milwaukee County, MCTS union discuss new contract

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  • Leterious Jackson

    “It’s just devastating:” Young father the second man to lose his life after shooting on Father’s Day

    MILWAUKEE — He was shot on Father’s Day, and he died on Wednesday night, June 24th. Family members and friends came together on Thursday evening to remember 26-year-old Leterious Jackson — a young father who is the second person to lose his life in connection with this shooting. 21-year-old Tevin Beanland was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting near Sherman and Eggert in Milwaukee. It happened around 3:15 a.m. Sunday, June 21st. Family members say Leterious Jackson was […]

  • El Fuego

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    MILWAUKEE — Fraud in the family? A federal grand jury in Milwaukee returned a 33-count indictment charging Paul Bouraxis and three members of his family with violating federal tax laws. The Bouraxis family operates the Omega Burger restaurant in Franklin, the El Fuego restaurant in Milwaukee and the El Beso restaurant in Greenfield. New documents are shining light on how they were caught. The indictment charges 65-year-old Paul Bouraxis, his wife, 60-year-old Freida Bouraxis, their son 38-year-old Andreas Bouraxis and their son-in-law […]

  • American Heroes Cafe

    “It’s nice being together:” American Heroes Cafe allows vets to share memories, create new ones

    KENOSHA — It is a place inspired by honor — bringing together men and women across generations. The American Heroes Cafe in Kenosha is creating life-long bonds. The cafe is tucked away in the back of Festival Foods in Kenosha. It’s a small cafe lofted inside the grocery store. Every Friday morning, Carl Stanton and Fred Caracciolo meet at the cafe for donuts, coffee and conversation. “We always sit at the same place here,” Caracciolo, a World War II veteran […]

  • El Beso

    33-count indictment filed against Bouraxis family, which operates Omega Burger, El Fuego, El Beso

    MILWAUKEE — A federal grand jury in Milwaukee returned a 33-count indictment charging Paul Bouraxis and three members of his family with violating federal tax laws. The Bouraxis family operates the Omega Burger restaurant in Franklin, the El Fuego restaurant in Milwaukee and the El Beso restaurant in Greenfield. The indictment charges 65-year-old Paul Bouraxis, his wife, 60-year-old Freida Bouraxis, their son 38-year-old Andreas Bouraxis and their son-in-law 44-year-old Reiad “Ray” Awadallah — all of Franklin — with conspiring to impede […]

  • Najee Harmon

    Arrested: Najee Harmon, man wanted for shooting detective now in custody

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police on Saturday, June 20th arrested 20-year-old Najee Harmon, the man wanted for shooting a Wauwatosa police detective on Friday, June 19th. Officials say he was hiding in a north side home in Milwaukee late Saturday morning — a tip led officers to his location. Tip leads Milwaukee Police to north side home where Najee Harman, suspected of June 19 shooting of Wauwatosa Police detective, is arrested. — Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) June 20, 2015 Police say efforts […]

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