October 13, 2014 - 11:40am
The Green Bay Police Department wants landlords to learn how to keep their rental units from becoming a nuisance — a tactic more cities are using to prevent crime.
October 8, 2014 - 8:40pm
The Washington, D.C.-based Sentencing Project has released a study showing that more than 5.8 million people are barred from voting because of their criminal records — including more than 40,000 people in Wisconsin. The project also found that Wisconsin ranks 10th in the percentage of black people affected by felon voting prohibitions.
October 6, 2014 - 7:40pm
Sheriffs and police departments across Wisconsin are increasingly turning to Facebook as a tool to aid law enforcement. In one central Wisconsin county, the social media site is both alerting the public and generating tips. In the old “Hawaii Five-O” TV series, Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett...
October 6, 2014 - 7:20pm
The voter ID law was only in place for a single election. Photo: State of Wisconsin.
A new voter education website and phone hotline is up and running in Wisconsin for the first time on Monday. The organizers of GOTIDWisconsin.org say the service is needed to help voters understand the new requirements of the state's photo identification law. The new service is an offshoot of a...
October 6, 2014 - 6:15pm
Many same-sex couples in Wisconsin are cheering the move by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday that re-opens the door for gay marriage in the state, but a civil rights attorney says it might take a while for state agencies to make adjustments.
October 6, 2014 - 5:30pm
Gov. Scott Walker said that the fight over the gay marriage ban is over in Wisconsin.
October 6, 2014 - 5:05pm
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Wisconsin's controversial voter ID law is constitutional, according to a report by the Associated Press.
October 6, 2014 - 10:40am
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a review of a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, clearing the way for those unions to be recognized throughout the state.
October 4, 2014 - 12:10pm
Superior, which has a population of just over 27,000 people. Photo: Are Seedy (CC-BY-NC).
Whereas Milwaukee has had 59 gun-related homicides over the course of 2014, the city of Superior has only just recorded its first — that of 20-year-old Garth Velin, who died of a bullet wound to the chest on Tuesday.
October 3, 2014 - 1:50pm
Eyewitness testimony has become increasingly scrutinized as reliable evidence in court. Photo: Paul De Los Reyes (CC-BY).
Many police departments in Wisconsin are shifting in the way they collect and use eyewitness testimony as evidence in criminal proceedings, as more research confirms that eyewitnesses often misidentify suspects. However, the director of Wisconsin's Innocence Project says that more change is needed.