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.
March 31, 2014 - 4:45pm
Dominic Salvia is suing the Capitol Police, alleging they infringed upon his rights as a journalist when they arrested him while observing a protest. Photo: Shawn Johnson / WPR News
One of the people arrested in last year's crackdown on Capitol protesters has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against police officers, alleging they violated his constitutional rights. The lawsuit was filed by Dominic Salvia, who was one of many people arrested on the first day of last year's...
March 28, 2014 - 6:45pm
Effigy mound groups are common in Dane County. Above, a bird effigy on Observatory Hill in Madison. Photo: James Steakley (CC-BY-SA)
Wingra Redi-Mix, Inc. would be able to mine underneath a native effigy mound group in Dane County if a circuit court rules that human remains are not present in the mound, or if it rules that the mounds should not continue to be protected under state law.
March 28, 2014 - 5:30pm
Former Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer. Photo: Wisconsin State Legislature.
Former Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer, after being stripped of his leadership role for groping women at an event in Washington, D.C., now faces charges of sexual assault stemming from a previous incident from 2011.
March 28, 2014 - 3:30pm
Four gun-related homicides that took place in Milwaukee have raised the tally's total to 22. Photo: Richard Roberson (CC-BY-NC-SA)
Wisconsin Public Radio adds to its tally of gun-related homicides in 2014, with four more homicides in Milwaukee raising the total to 22 for the year.
March 24, 2014 - 11:00am
A police shooting in Madison was the partial impetus for the bill. Photo: Cliff (CC-BY)
The Senate will likely vote on a bill just passed by the Assembly that would mandate police departments to use external agencies to investigate deaths involving police officers.