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Over 11,500 vehicles were stolen across the Milwaukee area in 2021. The trend doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.

Many of the larger municipalities in the Milwaukee area saw an increase of more than 75% when it came to reported vehicle thefts from 2020 to 2021.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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New criminal complaint alleges Milwaukee Burger King robbery that left a 16-year-old cashier dead was staged

A Burger King employee told police that she, her father and Niesha Harris-Brazell were in on a plan to stage the robbery.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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The case against Darrell Brooks, the man accused in Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy, is going to trial

Darrell Brooks Jr. stepped into court facing 77 criminal charges Friday. Here’s what that preliminary hearing determined.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Here’s where you can learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on MLK Day

Milwaukee-area residents still can find ways to serve and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy during the pandemic.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Absentee ballot drop boxes can’t be used in Wisconsin any longer, a Waukesha County judge rules

A Waukesha County judge ruled Thursday absentee ballot drop boxes can’t be used in Wisconsin.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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A portion of Interstate 41 in Wauwatosa will close this weekend for construction work. Here’s what you need to know

Some extra travel times might be in store for drivers in Milwaukee County this weekend.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Cavalier Johnson sued by leaders of the Black Panthers and Brown Berets, accused of barring their entry into a town hall event

Darryl Farmer and Walter Garron are suing Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson, accusing him of barring their entry into a town hall event.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Election officials have yet to act a year after a GOP group filed false paperwork about Wisconsin’s presidential electors

Democrats and election experts are raising alarms about future efforts in Wisconsin and elsewhere to hand the presidency to a losing candidate.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Retiring clerk of courts John Barrett seeking ‘unprecedented’ free health benefits

John Barrett, the brother of former mayor Tom Barrett, will return to an old post for one day in order to qualify for paid health care in retirement.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Milwaukee police seek suspect in fatal shooting of girlfriend, shooting of 14-year-old daughter

The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office issued criminal charges Wednesday for Simone Hughes, including first-degree intentional homicide.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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After about 24 years as the Milwaukee County clerk of circuit court, John Barrett to retire this month

John Barrett, the brother of former Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, joined Milwaukee County in 1995 and was first elected clerk in 1998.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Fire Chief Aaron Lipski apologizes for department’s failure to notice body in fiery car wreck

Milwaukee Fire Chief Aaron Lipski on Tuesday apologized for his department’s failure to locate a body in the back seat of a fiery car wreck on Sunday.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Tommy Thompson isn’t ruling out campaign for Wisconsin governor after stint at UW

“Everything is on the table,” Thompson told WISN 12 on Tuesday.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Ron Johnson’s decision on Senate run sets up an expensive battle to be Wisconsin’s next governor

The entry of new Republicans into the race for governor could make the election one of the most expensive battles in the country.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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When two moms couldn’t find places for their young kids to volunteer, they created their own organization

Martin Luther King Jr. Day National Day of Service is the group’s latest service project event.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Wisconsin nears November 2020 record

According to Wisconsin Hospital Association data, 2,259 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 on Monday, up 356 from a week earlier.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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A day after entering 2022 race, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson launches two ads and says he’s ready to ‘stand and fight for freedom’

State Democrats got their message out with billboards hitting Ron Johnson on taxes as the 2022 U.S. Senate race enters a new phase.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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‘It’s not slowing down:’ Drug overdose deaths reach record high in Milwaukee County in 2021

After drug overdose deaths reached a record high in Milwaukee County in 2020, experts worried that the trend wasn’t going to slow down anytime soon.  They were right.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Buyer beware: When rural home sales and broadband dead zones collide, decent internet service is hard to find

Buyers beware: When home sales and broadband dead zones collide, internet service is hard to find        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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A dead body was found in a vehicle that was towed after it crashed into a building and burned Sunday morning, MPD said

A dead body was found in a vehicle that was towed to a tow lot after it crashed into a building and burned Sunday morning, according to MPD.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Briggs & Stratton to close Germantown distribution as it exits specific products sold to retailers

Briggs & Stratton has sold more than 125 million engines since it was founded in Milwaukee in 1908.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson poised to announce run for a third term as early as next week, according to sources

The Journal Sentinel has learned that in recent weeks Johnson reached out to potential staffers and advisers in preparation for the campaign.        Top Featured Tags: – Wisconsin NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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