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Wild Hit-and-Run Crash Caught on Video

Driver fled the scene, is still being sought in Milwaukee

(Newser) - A dramatic hit-and-run collision was caught on video by a Milwaukee WTMJ-TV news crew that just happened to be filming in the area when it took place Sunday night. The crew was reporting on a shooting in the neighborhood when a vehicle sped by down the street. The driver, who...

Woman Gets 25 Years in DUI Crash That Killed 5

Judge questions whether driver has 'taken full responsibility' for the loss of life

(Newser) - A drunken driver who sped through a red light in Wisconsin and smashed into another vehicle, killing five of her passengers including four children, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison. Anteyona Sandifer, 21, pleaded guilty in January to five homicide charges related to the deaths in Milwaukee last...

Top Cop Addressed Reckless Driving, Was Hit by Dump Truck

Milwaukee's police chief Jeffrey Norman had just left a news conference about reckless driving

(Newser) - Milwaukee's police chief was injured when a dump truck rammed the vehicle he was traveling in "minutes after leaving a press conference discussing reckless driving problems in the city," according to Wisconsin Public Radio . Police Chief Jeffrey Norman attended the press conference hosted by Mayor Cavalier Johnson...

Police Chief: 'Milwaukee, Our Hearts Are Heavy'

Officer, teen suspect fatally shot

(Newser) - A Milwaukee police officer chased down a robbery suspect and was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire early Tuesday. The suspect also died from a gunshot wound, police said. Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said the suspect ignored officers' commands and fled on foot they arrived at the robbery...

Lawmakers Bring Socialism Back to Wisconsin Legislature

Elected officials in the past succeeded by focusing on issues such as infrastructure, public health

(Newser) - It's been 90 years, but socialism is back in the Wisconsin Legislature. After taking their oaths of office Tuesday, two freshman Assembly members made it their first order of business to revive a socialist caucus that has been dormant since the 1930s, the AP reports. As self-identified democratic socialists—...

Mail Carrier Killed While Delivering Mail in Milwaukee

FBI has joined the investigation

(Newser) - Police are searching for the shooter who killed a US Postal Service employee as he was delivering mail in Wisconsin, per the AP . The shooting happened just before 6pm Friday on the city's north side. The Milwaukee Police Department said the 44-year-old mail carrier was pronounced dead at the...

Patti LaBelle Ushered Off Stage After Threat

Milwaukee venue is evacuated, but no explosive device was found

(Newser) - A scary moment in Milwaukee brought an abrupt end to a Patti Labelle concert Saturday night. Security staffers whisked the singer off the stage at Riverside Theater after a bomb threat, reports the New York Post . LaBelle herself was among those confused amid the chaos, calling out, "Wait!"...

Milwaukee Fires Official Over False Ballot Requests

Boss suggests Kimberly Zapata was trying to show flaws in the system

(Newser) - A top Milwaukee elections official has been fired after sending falsely obtained military absentee ballots to the home of a Republican state lawmaker who has been an outspoken critic of how the 2020 election was administered, the city's mayor said Thursday. Kimberly Zapata, deputy director of the Milwaukee Election...

In Viral Video, White Man Grips Black Man's Neck as He Calls 911

Video has sparked outrage online

(Newser) - In a video from Oct. 10 that's gone viral, a white man is shown with his hand around the neck of a younger Black man as he accuses the Black man of stealing a bike. The white man, who has not been identified by police but was identified by...

Eatery Regrets 'Pro-Life Cupcake Day'

Kopp's Frozen Custard of Milwaukee apologizes: 'It was never our intention to get political'

(Newser) - Kopp's of Milwaukee is known for its burgers, frozen custard, and now, a cupcake-themed controversy. The hubbub began when the Wisconsin eatery put out its October "flavor forecast," which announces upcoming special days around the US and the custard flavors that Kopp's promotes to go along...

Biden Praises Unions, Refines MAGA Criticism

Democrats and other Republicans must act, president says

(Newser) - President Biden celebrated unions on Monday, while leaving time for attacks on "MAGA Republicans, the extreme right, and Trumpies" in his Labor Day speeches. "The middle class built America," Biden told workers in Milwaukee, CNBC reports. "Everybody knows that. But unions built the middle class."...

Cops: Man Who Killed 6 People Took Selfie With Their Bodies

Police say suspect described it as a 'robbery gone bad'

(Newser) - Police have arrested a suspect in the slaying of 6 people at a Milwaukee duplex in January. Travis Birkley was charged Saturday with six counts of felony murder-armed robbery in the fatal shootings of Michelle D. Williams, 49, and her husband Donta "Michael" Williams, 44; Charles L. Hardy, 42;...

FBI: He Thought 'Time and Distance' Were on His Side

Octaviano Juarez-Corro, on FBI's 'Most Wanted' list for murder, caught after 16 years on the run

(Newser) - Octaviano Juarez-Corro's time on the lam has come to a close. The 47-year-old from Milwaukee, a double-murder suspect on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list who's been on the run for 16 years, was caught and arrested Thursday in Zapopan, Mexico, the FBI announced Friday,...

6 Dead in 'Horrible Crime' in Milwaukee

Police say homicide victims were found in home

(Newser) - Police in Milwaukee are investigating what Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson describes as a "horrible crime." Officers said they found five apparent homicide victims, four men and a woman, after they were called for a welfare check at a home Sunday afternoon, WISN 12 reports. The medical examiner said...

Cops: Staged Robbery Led to Fatal Shooting

Teen employee who was shot to death was allegedly in on the ruse

(Newser) - Earlier this month, a 16-year-old employee of a Burger King in Milwaukee was fatally shot during an attempted robbery. Now comes a startling twist to the case from prosecutors: They say the robbery was staged, and the teen who died was in on it, reports the Kansas City Star . A...

3 Shot as Crowds Celebrate Bucks' First Title in 50 Years

Milwaukee won NBA Finals 4-2

(Newser) - Two shootings in downtown Milwaukee early Wednesday as crowds celebrated the Milwaukee Bucks' first NBA championship in 50 years left three people with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The shootings both happened about 12:42am at two locations near Water Street, police said in a statement. Two suspects are in custody...

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Drunk Teen Stumbles Into Worst Possible Wrong House

The confused 19-year-old was let go without any consequences except a viral video

(Newser) - Whatever this Milwaukee 19-year-old had to drink last night, we're betting he avoids it in the future. The teen stumbled into bed in the wee hours of the morning, and woke up in trouble. Not for breaking curfew, but for mistaking whatever his intended destination was for an...

Father Admits Killing Son, 5, Over Cheesecake

Travis Stackhouse was upset kids were eating the treat he'd gotten for Father's Day

(Newser) - A Milwaukee man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing his 5-year-old son in June 2019 because he was upset his children were eating the cheesecake he'd received for Father's Day while the man, Travis Stackhouse, now 30, only got one piece. Stackhouse was on trial this week for first-degree...

Biden Makes First Official Trip Out of DC as President

He's holding a town hall event in Milwaukee

(Newser) - Almost four weeks after taking office, President Biden has chosen Wisconsin for his first official trip outside Washington, DC, as president. Biden will discuss his COVID relief plan at a CNN town hall event in Milwaukee Tuesday night, the Hill reports. Biden, who narrowly won the battleground state in November,...

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Truck Careens 70 Feet Off Highway Overpass

Driver survived scary incident in Milwaukee

(Newser) - A Wisconsin driver miraculously survived after his truck fell 70 feet from an overpass onto the highway below Saturday morning. The pickup landed upright, and the driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, was conscious when emergency responders arrived, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. He apparently lost control of...

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