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  • ‘A beautiful space:’ Take a unique tour of Milwaukee’s Pabst Mansion on Mother’s Day

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a rare opportunity in Milwaukee — officials at the Pabst Mansion are pulling back the curtain and revealing some of its secret spots. Private spaces will be open to the public this weekend. “It really is part of the skyline of the city. People recognize it,” said John Eastberg, Pabst Mansion executive director. Inside the historic landmark along Wisconsin Avenue, visitors can step back into the 19th Century. “It really is an amazing structure that’s 20,000 square […]

  • ‘Recipe that works:’ Milwaukee doctor recognized for helping pregnant woman with rare heart disease

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee doctor is receiving international recognition for her work. She’s changing the landscape of the medical community with a protocol for pregnant women suffering from a rare heart problem – pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). One of those women is Kelli Salmon of Green Bay. It all began when Salmon was already pregnant. “The middle of my second trimester, I started feeling really short of breath,” Kelli recalled. “Everyone just kept saying, oh that’s pregnancy. That’s pregnancy. That’s pregnancy.” […]

  • ‘They don’t need to sit in a jail cell:’ Mequon non-profit partners with Ozaukee County judge to help people facing drug charges

    OZAUKEE COUNTY —  A small patch can identify any drugs in a person’s system, but it’s how that patch is being used in Ozaukee County that’s making a difference. There’s a partnership that’s helping keep people out of jail and off drugs. If you’re accused of a crime in Ozaukee County it’s possible you’ll walk into Judge Joseph Voiland’s courtroom. If you’re facing felony drug charges, Judge Voiland may have you walk into Just Listen. “I order them as a […]

  • ‘He inspired people:’ How Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped launch a movement in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Long before his final moments, his legacy was stamped on the nation and the state of Wisconsin. As founder of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, Clayborn Benson says King helped launch a movement in Milwaukee. “I think his impact is tremendous,” Benson said. “He inspired people — gave them a cause for wanting to fight and to make a difference.” […]

  • ‘They’re doing something that has lasting value:’ Waukesha students work with local artist to create community mural

    WAUKESHA — A local program is helping schools incorporate art into their curriculums. It’s a partnership that’s leaving a lasting impression on the surrounding community. Kids crowded into a stairwell at Carroll University and waited to see a mural each one had a hand at creating. It was a moment months in the making. The process began earlier this year inside classrooms at four Waukesha schools — Banting Elementary School, Summit View Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School and La Casa de […]

  • “He’s perfect in his own way:” Cedarburg teen with rare brain disorder thrives as a volunteer

    CEDARBURG — In this trip of life, you never know what direction things will take you. For a Cedarburg family, an unexpected turn opened their eyes to a whole new world. The fastest way to get from Milwaukee to Cedarburg is to head north on I-43. You could, also, follow the back roads — it just takes a little longer. For Caleb Griswold, his whole life has been about taking the back roads. “When he was born, they diagnosed him with […]

  • “It’s their café:” Memory Cafés creating community for people impacted by dementia-related illnesses

    HARTLAND — Every month anyone impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment or dementia-related diseases has an opportunity to connect with others. It’s an experience that’s creating community in southeastern Wisconsin and beyond — it’s called a Memory Café. “Memory Cafés are social engagement opportunities for folks with dementia and their care partners to come together and just have some fun times,” explained Angela Meyers of the Bridges Library System.  Meyers helped create the Library Memory Project, which hosts Memory […]

  • “Magical:” YouTube star transforms Northridge into winter wonderland for kids, who helped with his video ⛄ 🎅 🎄

    MILWAUKEE — A group of Milwaukee kids are part of a viral hit, and it all started inside the vacant Northridge Mall. YouTube star, Casey Neistat, and his team spent a month transforming the mall into a movie set. “When we saw this mall it just seemed like such a ripe opportunity,” said Neistat. Earlier this year, Neistat’s team visited the vacant space with the idea of creating a holiday movie. “We knew that we could come here and turn […]

  • “It was fairly brutal:” Man gets life in prison for killing gas station worker with baseball bat

    MILWAUKEE — The man convicted of killing a BP gas station worker will spend the rest of his life in prison. On Friday, November 10th, a judge handed down that mandatory sentence to Derrick Williams. Williams entered the Milwaukee County court room knowing he’d spend life in prison. “What the court will do is impose a mandatory life sentence,” Judge Jeffrey Wagner said. In September, a jury convicted the 33-year-old of first degree intentional homicide. “This incident basically begins over […]

  • “We will never forget:” Milwaukee Fire Department pays tribute to 128 fallen firefighters

    MILWAUKEE — Taking a moment to remember those who gave their lives, the Milwaukee Fire Department on Wednesday, October 11th honored 128 Milwaukee firefighters killed in the line of duty. “They served with courage, honor and integrity,” said Milwaukee Fire Department Assistant Chief John Schwengel. “We will never forget our fallen brothers and sisters, and today we pay tribute to their sacrifice.” “I consistently see the members of our fire department putting their lives on the line for the residents of this […]

  • “We love our heroes:” Wisconsin company using metal art to honor heroes

    MANITOWOC – A new program is honoring heroes in a unique way. A Manitowoc business is creating pieces of artwork for people all over the country, and you can nominate someone to get one. Metal Art of Wisconsin started in the home of Shane Henderson. “Metal Art of Wisconsin started in my garage as a father and son project with me and my son,” Henderson said. Henderson is the owner of Metal Art of Wisconsin. The company creates metal and […]

  • “Positive impact:” Brewers’ Braun and Garza help build for Habitat for Humanity

    MILWAUKEE — A couple of Milwaukee Brewers players traded in their baseball caps for hard hats for a good cause on Tuesday, June 6th. The Brew Crew All-Stars picked up some hammers to help out Habitat for Humanity. “For Habitat, it’s kind of like our Opening Day. No tailgating on the build site, but lots of excitement. Lots of energy,” said Brian Sonderman, executive director of Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity. What better way to kick it off than with the […]