April 10, 2014 - 7:45pm
Gov. Scott Walker will be asked on Friday to support tougher penalties for criminals found carrying a gun, a request that comes amid more gun violence this week in Milwaukee that has left two people dead.
April 10, 2014 - 7:00pm
Rep. John Nygren was one Swift and Certain's supporters in the Legislature. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin State Legislature.
A new law will lead to the implementation of a “Swift and Certain” system, designed to help convicted drug addicts kick their habit and avoid getting sent back to prison.
April 10, 2014 - 10:45am
Two cases argued before the state Supreme Court this week challenge the legal standards for granting new trials to defendants who appeal their convictions.
April 9, 2014 - 5:45pm
Gov. Scott Walker speaking at a recent factory visit. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR.
Gov. Scott Walker has signaled that he'll likely sign all bills currently awaiting his signature, including ones legalizing a marijuana byproduct and requiring external investigations of police-involved deaths.
April 8, 2014 - 7:15pm
A records clerk miscalculated Gavinski's sentence. Photo: Joe Gratz (CC-BY-NC)
The Wisconsin Claims Board awarded $7,600 to a man who spent more than a year in the Dane County jail beyond his mandatory release date on Tuesday
April 4, 2014 - 3:00pm
There have been 22 gun-related homicides in Wisconsin thus far in 2014. Photo: Nic5702 (CC-BY-SA).
WPR's tally of gun-related homicides in Wisconsin remains at 22; although two deaths occurred last weekend, two others previously included in our list have been found to be legally justified.
April 2, 2014 - 6:30pm
Above, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke speaking at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference. Photo: Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA)
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke addressed a series of conduct problems that have occurred in his department over the last few months, saying “it's something that we work on daily.”
April 1, 2014 - 11:15pm
A bill that requires external investigations for deaths that involve police has passed the Legislature and now heads to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature or veto.
April 1, 2014 - 4:30pm
A classroom scene from “Dostoevsky Behind Bars.” Image courtesy of Marc Kornblatt.
A documentary about graduate students teaching Wisconsin inmates about Russian literature has won the Golden Badger at this year's Wisconsin Film Festival, and will have its first public showing on Saturday.
April 1, 2014 - 11:15am
A gunfire detection microphone and GPS receiver in Mission Dolores, California. ShotSpotter works by triangulating gunshot sounds from multiple receivers. Photo: Ariel Dovas (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Despite some partisan maneuvering, the state Senate will likely take up the question of funding an expansion to a gunfire detection system in Milwaukee today.