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  • Community activist Vaun Mayes pleads not guilty, accused of attempting to firebomb MPD station

    MILWAUKEE — Community activist Vaun Mayes pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, July 18 in federal court to charges of attempted arson, illegal possession of a firearm and possession of a destructive device. Prosecutors accuse Mayes of attempting to firebomb Milwaukee Police District 7 with Molotov cocktails during the 2016 Sherman Park riots. Prosecutors allege some of the youth Mayes mentors in the community witnessed the making of the cocktails. They also accused Mayes of witness intimidation. In court on Wednesday, Mayes’ rights were […]

  • ‘Inexcusable:’ MLB requiring sensitivity training for Brewers’ Josh Hader; Twitter account deleted

    MILWAUKEE — Major League Baseball officials announced on Wednesday, July 18 that the Office of the Commissioner will require sensitivity training for Milwaukee Brewers’ relief pitcher Josh Hader. Hader, 24, will also have to take part in the MLB’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. The requirement comes in the wake of Hader’s appearance in the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday — and news of racist, sexist and homophobic tweets Hader published that date back to 2011 and 2012. Hader’s Twitter account has shut […]

  • Court issues guilty verdict against Sheboygan woman accused of battery to officers

    SHEBOYGAN — A 44-year-old Sheboygan woman is found guilty of two counts of battery after her arrest in January 2016 turned violent. Officers were called to Heather Ahles’ home in January 2016 for a welfare check. Two hours later, Ahles’ vehicle was seen swerving near an elementary school. When officers returned to Ahles’ home for a drunk driving investigation, Ahles was seen trying to cover up her vehicle with a tarp. A routine arrest then turned violent, according to prosecutors. […]

  • Milwaukee DPW Commissioner Ghassan Korban retiring after 31 years

    MILWAUKEE — City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works Commissioner Ghassan Korban announced on Wednesday, July 18 that he is retiring after 31 years of service to the city. His retirement will be effective on August 24. A news release from the city says Korban began his City career in DPW in 1987 as a project engineer. He worked his way up in the department, culminating in his appointment to Commissioner in 2011 by Mayor Tom Barrett, and confirmed by the […]

  • ‘Rush hour nightmare:’ Semi driver faces multiple citations after rollover crash on I-41

    MILWAUKEE — The operator of a semi that rolled over in the northbound lanes of I-41/US 45 near Mayfair Road has been issued citations for unreasonable/imprudent speed/failure to control and truck following too closely. The wreck happened around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 — and blocked all lanes of traffic. That required the closure of all traffic northbound from the Zoo Interchange. Southbound lanes were closed as well for a time. I-41/45 northbound didn’t reopen until six hours later. The […]

  • Should you buy hard-sided or soft-sided luggage?

    If you’re taking a trip this summer, you’ll need the right luggage. In a recent survey by Consumer Reports, members said that “wheel-ability,” durability, and weight are the most important luggage attributes. But what kind of luggage is best? Luggage has come a long way since the days of that old valise. Nowadays, your biggest decision when buying luggage is whether you should get soft-sided or hard. Thanks to modern plastics like polypropylene, ABS, and polycarbonate, hard-sided luggage can be […]

  • US Cellular is now the official wireless partner of the Green Bay Packers

    GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers announced on Wednesday, July 18 a new agreement with U.S. Cellular now the official wireless partner of the green and gold. The multi-year sponsorship also includes several elements aimed at enhancing the gameday experience and providing further amenities to visitors at Lambeau Field. Through the agreement, U.S. Cellular will sponsor a future fan congregation space in the concourse at Lambeau Field, which will be a component of the Packers’ planned enhancements to the stadium […]

  • Man accused of clogging toilets with plastic bottles, said he had ‘very strong urges to do this’

    SHEBOYGAN — Patrick Beeman of Sheboygan pleaded not guilty to 12 misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property. This, for allegedly clogging public toilets with plastic bottles. The alleged “serial toilet clogger” was arrested after a year-long investigation. He’s accused of costing the city thousands of dollars. According to a criminal complaint, officers were on routine patrol at the Deland Community Center on March 11, 2018 and “found the toilet in the women’s bathroom to be clogged.” The officer noticed […]

  • ‘A lot of nerve!’ Man steals potted plants from porch multiple times; incidents caught on camera

    MILWAUKEE — Police need your help identifying a man caught on camera stealing potted plants from a front porch of a Milwaukee home — on more than one occasion. The video, captured by a Ring doorbell camera, shows the man strolling up a walkway and knocking on the front door of a home near 38th and Marion — before putting a potted plant in his backpack. The second video is a continuation of the first and the man can be seen […]

  • ‘It’s bad!’ Officials release 911 calls from deadly Sun Prairie natural gas explosion

    SUN PRAIRIE — Dane County officials released on Tuesday, July 17 audio from more than 20 phone calls to 911 made on the day of a natural gas explosion in downtown Sun Prairie. Authorities say a construction crew struck a gas main in downtown Sun Prairie on July 10, resulting in the explosion. Fire Captain Cory Barr was killed as he helped evacuate people prior to the blast. Eleven other people were hurt. Six buildings were destroyed. Bear Communications has […]

  • Man approaches dog walker in downtown Milwaukee, fight ensues and leads to death

    MILWAUKEE — Police are investigating a fatal fight on the streets of downtown Milwaukee that happened early Tuesday morning, July 17. Police say a man was found dead on a sidewalk near Wells Street and Old World Third Street around 3:40 a.m. Businesses were blocked and residents were cordoned off from their homes. Some living in the area said they feel it’s relatively safe. “I haven’t heard anything since I’ve been here in five years. It’s surprising and shocking,” said a […]

  • Partnership announced to celebrate National Disability Voter Registration Week

    MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee Election Commission, the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition, IndependenceFirst and the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County announced a partnership on Tuesday, July 17 to celebrate National Disability Voter Registration Week. Throughout the week, volunteers will be registering eligible voters and highlighting different resources available for voters to cast a ballot in the August 14th Partisan Primary and the November 6th General Election. This nonpartisan effort has the goal of increasing the electoral participation of […]