April 22, 2014 - 3:15pm
More than 20 Wisconsin communities penalize adults that provide locations for underage drinking. Photo: Laura Bittner (CC-BY).
La Crosse may soon join 20 other Wisconsin communities that have a “social host” ordinance – a law that hold adults accountable for providing a location for underage drinking, even if they don’t provide alcohol.
April 22, 2014 - 2:45pm
Milwaukee's last gun buyback was in 2005. Photo: Artbrom (CC-BY-SA).
Milwaukee will try to reduce gun violence by holding a gun buyback in May, similar to one in 2005 that brought in about 3,000 firearms.
April 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
A federal appeals court has upheld Wisconsin's “Act 10,” which restricts the right of public unions to to collectively bargain. The attorney for labor unions in the case says the ruling sends a troubling message.
April 18, 2014 - 1:30pm
WPR's tally of gun-related homicides in the state is up to 27. Photo: England (CC-BY-NC-SA)
WPR's count of gun-related homicides in Wisconsin now stands at 27 after five fatal shootings in the past week.
April 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
Above, the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Milwaukee. Photo: Sulfur (CC-BY-SA)
Clergy abuse victims are in federal bankruptcy court arguing with the Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese over what the church is revealing in an asset disclosure document.
April 16, 2014 - 6:30pm
Above, Eric Plantenberg during a 2012 TED Talk. Image Courtesy of TEDx Talks.
Eric Plantenberg, a motivational speaker who earned more than a million dollars while living in Wisconsin between 2005 and 2008, has pled guilty to tax fraud charges for laundering his earnings through a church based in Utah.
April 16, 2014 - 3:15pm
Above, a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. Photo: Grippenn (CC-BY-SA)
About two-dozen Wisconsin law enforcement agencies will soon receive Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles from the U.S. Army – large, bulletproof mobile shields that have been used to protect troops in the Middle East from roadside bombs.
April 16, 2014 - 11:45am
While in Milwaukee Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey said he's urging his employees to report actions by bureau staff that make them uncomfortable. Comey is touring several FBI field offices. Milwaukee is where special agent Mark Crider says the former agent in charge asked him to commit perjury to...
April 16, 2014 - 11:00am
Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey (left), alongside President Barack Obama (center) and outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller (right) at Comey's nomination to become the seventh director of the FBI, 26 September 2013.
The director of the FBI was in Wisconsin Tuesday, talking about ways to reduce gun homicides and domestic terrorism, but side-stepped questions on gun control.
April 15, 2014 - 5:45pm
Heroin-related deaths are on the rise across the state. Photo: Richie C. (CC-BY-SA)
Milwaukee County, the most populous county in the state, had 67 people die last year from heroin-related overdoses – a number that is up 600 percent from 10 years ago, according to the county's medical examiner.