December 6, 2014 - 4:08pm
Madison police might begin wearing body cameras as early as 2016. Photo: Ken Fager (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Milwaukee is taking steps to purchase body cameras for its police force, and now it seems that Madison will eventually have them. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin has said that a committee will be formed to determine when and how body cameras would be used, and a pilot program will be launched in 2016.
December 6, 2014 - 12:58am
Hmong students and community members marched through Durand to the district attorney's office ending at the sheriff's department. Photo: Rich Kremer/WPR News.
Around 75 Hmong students from across Wisconsin demonstrated in the city of Durand in Pepin County on Friday to raise awareness of what they call a racially motivated attack against an elderly Hmong hunter.
December 6, 2014 - 12:09am
Badgers running back Melvin Gordon. Photo: Steve Schar (CC-BY-SA).
The Wisconsin Badgers football team, led by record-setting running back and Heisman Trophy candidate Melvin Gordon, will play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday night for the Big Ten championship.
December 5, 2014 - 9:14pm
Photo: Pahz (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Police in Beloit are launching a new effort to reduce gun violence in which they're asking city residents to volunteer to have police search their homes for guns.
December 5, 2014 - 8:41pm
Three gun homicides in Milwaukee this week have pushed the statewide total to 103 for the year.
December 5, 2014 - 7:17pm
Wisconsin’s deer donation program is seeing its lowest hunter participation since the program began in 2000, with donations down 40 percent compared to last year.
December 5, 2014 - 6:51pm
To promote the new program, the Department of Transportation is using a uniquely painted Crown Victoria police cruiser. Photo: Gilman Halsted/WPR News.
Four southern Wisconsin sheriff's departments are teaming up to crack down on drunken driving over the next eight months. The plan is to put up to 16 additional deputies on the roads in the four counties on designated evenings between now and September.
December 5, 2014 - 5:56pm
There is currently no passenger rail to Superior. Only freight trains operate on the BNSF track that runs through the city. Photo: Adam Stromquist (CC-BY-ND).
Minnesota transportation officials are in Superior this week to talk about the possibility of high-speed rail coming to the Twin Ports.
December 5, 2014 - 3:23pm
Gov.Scott Walker at the tree-lighting ceremony in the state Capitol on Friday. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
Gov. Scott Walker says he still hopes lawmakers don't bring up right-to-work next session, but if they do, he says they should wait until after the budget has been passed.
December 5, 2014 - 1:46pm
Protesters attended a recent meeting of Milwaukee's Fire and Police Commission to implore officials to uphold the termination of Officer Christopher Manney. Photo: OLB (CC-BY-NC-SA).
As problems between police and local communities flare up in cities like New York, Cleveland and Ferguson, Missouri, Milwaukee residents continue to voice their frustration to officials about the shooting of a mentally ill black man named Dontre Hamilton.