May 16, 2014 - 7:30pm
Above, a sign near the entrance of the Milwaukee County House of Correction. Photo courtesy of Milwaukee County.
Both Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and community prison reform groups are celebrating the positive impacts education and job training programs have had at the County House of Corrections over the past year.
May 16, 2014 - 3:30pm
Above, a gun buyback in Milwaukee in 2012. Photo: Youth Radio (CC-BY-NC-SA).
In an effort to reduce the city's high rates of gun violence, Milwaukee police will offer bank cards of varying amounts for unloaded and wrapped shotguns, rifles, handguns and assault rifles this weekend.
May 15, 2014 - 4:15pm
State Rep. Bill Kramer, who stands accused of two counts of sexual assault. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin State Legislature.
State Rep. Bill Kramer pled not guilty to charges of sexual assault in Waukesha County court on Thursday, which has not stopped Gov. Scott Walker from continuing to call for the former Assembly majority leader's resignation.
May 13, 2014 - 5:45pm
Above, the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial, near the proposed location of the museum. Photo: Beautiful Cataya (CC-BY-NC-ND).
The Wisconsin Professional Police Association is raising funds to create the Law Enforcement Museum of Valor in downtown Madison, the first museum for police heroes in the state.
May 13, 2014 - 4:15pm
Above, from left to right, Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and Department of Corrections Secretary Ed Wall at the unveiling of the mobile lab in Racine on Tuesday. Photo: Gilman Halsted/WPR News.
The state has unveiled a new job training program for inmates, with the goal of training 30 inmates per year in using computerized lathes to make machine parts.
May 13, 2014 - 2:15pm
Above, people protesting the proposed Penokee Hills mine. Photo: Light Brigading (CC-BY-NC).
Residents in the Penokee Hills are suing the DNR for what they say was a failure to properly regulate Gogebic Taconite's recent rock sampling. Now, following the appointment of a new judge from outside the proposed mining area, the suit has been delayed.
May 12, 2014 - 2:00pm
Above, MRAPs being transported by the U.S. Military. Photo: Eric Dykstra (CC-BY-NC-ND).
The Superior Police Department has received a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle -- a six-wheel, 47,000 heavily armored truck -- through a U.S. Military program.
May 9, 2014 - 4:30pm
There have been 32 gun-related homicides in Wisconsin so far in 2014. Photo: JR (CC-BY).
Milwaukee police say 32-year-old José Rivera was shot to death around noon on Monday, during an apparent drug transaction at a home that Alderman Robert Donovan claims he reported as a drug house last year.
May 8, 2014 - 5:15pm
Above, a still from the video showing the raid on the GTAC drill site.
Katie Kloth, 27, who is accused of felony robbery with use of force during a raid at a Gogebic Taconite test drilling site last summer, will be arraigned May 30 in Iron County.
May 8, 2014 - 11:45am
A Milwaukee alderman is calling for increased penalties for people who leave loaded guns unattended where children can find them.