August 26, 2014 - 5:30pm
Maria Hamilton, Dontre Hamilton's mother, at a recent rally in solidarity with the protests in Ferguson, Mo. Photo: Light Brigading (CC-BY-NC).
The lawyer for the family of Dontre Hamilton, the 31-year-old Milwaukee man shot to death by police in April, said the family met with Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn on Tuesday and also filed a Notice of Injury with the city.
August 26, 2014 - 3:30pm
Madison police monitoring the Rhythm and Booms fireworks show in June. Photo: Ken Fager (CC-BY-SA).
Though many small police departments across Wisconsin have been using body cameras to record police interactions for months, bigger cities like Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay have yet to get programs off the ground.
August 22, 2014 - 7:30pm
There have been 79 gun homicides this year in Wisconsin. Photo: Kansas Tourism (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Four more fatal shootings in Milwaukee this past week, plus two more in Fitchburg, have brought the statewide total for gun homicides to 79 for the year.
August 22, 2014 - 5:15pm
A Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. Photo: SaganSapien (CC-BY-SA).
About two dozen local law enforcement departments in Wisconsin have used a military surplus equipment program to obtain heavily armored trucks known as Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, an addition to police inventory that many chiefs in the state say is justified.
August 20, 2014 - 12:30am
Patti Seger announcing the project at a press conference on Tuesday. Photo: Gilman Halsted/WPR News.
A nonprofit that helps victims of domestic violence is launching a new program to prevent teenage dating violence.
August 18, 2014 - 9:00pm
The Barron County Justice Center. Photo: Jimmy Emerson (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Judges in Barron County have begun holding a court for people who have failed to pay restitution as part of their probation agreements.
August 18, 2014 - 12:45am
Police officers leave flowers at the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial outside the state Capitol, near where the proposed police museum would be located. Photo: Rob Chandanais (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Fundraising is underway for a Madison museum that would both serve to honor police who died in the line of duty as well as educate the public about the role of law enforcement in their communities.
August 15, 2014 - 7:30pm
Wisconsin's State Patrol marked its 75th anniversary on Friday with a banquet in the Wisconsin Dells.
August 15, 2014 - 1:45pm
The bottle found on the O'Dovero labeled "nitric acid." Photo: Angelena Koosman.
The investigation of a small nitric acid bottle found on a farm near the proposed Penokee Hills iron ore mine is on hold unless new information surfaces, though the Ashland County sheriff’s report concludes the bottle was deliberately placed there.
August 14, 2014 - 6:30pm
A vigil held for Dontre Hamilton held in Red Arrow Park in early May. Photo: Light Brigading (CC-BY-NC).
The family of Dontre Hamilton, a schizophrenic man who was fatally shot by a Milwaukee police officer in April, may file suit against the city over Hamilton's death.