Chuck Steinmetz, president of Milwaukee's WITI-TV Fox 6 TV channel, has apologized after one of his reporters filmed a comedy vignette last Friday at the scene of a fire in Milwaukee's West Allis neighborhood that killed three children.SEE ALSO: Fox 9 led last night's 10 o'clock newscast with a real ... More >>
Before today, the Star Tribune hadn't won a Pulitzer Prize -- the top honor for newspapers -- in 23 years. But this afternoon, when the winners were announced in New York City, that changed. The paper won not one, but two awards, more than any paper in the country other than the New York Times.See A ... More >>
In today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Packer-turned-Viking Greg Jennings took out a full-page ad thanking the Green Bay community for "for opening your arms and hearts to my family and me, and making Green Bay an easy place to love and call home."SEE ALSO: Cute Vikings fans photobombed at Lambeau b ... More >>
Last year, the Wisconsin DNR closed the forest around the Mazo nudie beach in hopes of curtailing sex and drugs (at least rock n' roll wasn't a problem). But that didn't do the trick, so now the DNR has gone with the nuclear option -- closing the beach during the week.SEE ALSO: DNR finds man tied to ... More >>
It's a lesson former MNGOP Senate Bob Koss learned the hard way a few months ago -- things you say on Twitter can cost you your job.SEE ALSO: Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state over last year The latest example comes courtesy of the Land of Cheese, where Democratic Party spokesman Graeme ... More >>
Our long national nightmare is over -- Guido, the Klement's Racing Italian Sausage of Milwaukee Brewers fame, has been returned safe and sound a few days after he disappeared in a booze-fueled haze.THE BACKSTORY: Milwaukee Brewers' racing sausage goes missing after night of barhopping The $3,000 mis ... More >>
We've finally found it -- the quintessentially Wisconsin story.SEE ALSO: 350-pound Wisconsin man picketing restaurant after he's cut off during all-you-can-eat fish fry In a nutshell, the Italian sausage that races other sausages during Milwaukee Brewers' games has gone missing after a night of barh ... More >>
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is raising eyebrows with a new radio spot in which he tells residents "simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option" and asks them to "consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there." ... More >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
Latrell Sprewell closed out his NBA career as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the spring of 2005. Months earlier, he infamously turned down a three-year, $21-million contract extension, citing concern it wouldn't be sufficient to feed his family.SEE ALSO: Bryant McKinnie racked up unpaid $ ... More >>
It's a bird, it's a plane, its a...?!Guadalupe Ollarzabal and his 14-year-old daughter Lydia were driving along Wisconsin's Highway 19 on Tuesday night when they saw an odd entity scurrying along the road and darting between vehicles. The creature then ran across the road like it was trying to get t ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Randy Hopper, former Wisconsin GOP senator, says drunk driving arrest politically motivated-- Dashboard cam shows Wisconsin man getting arrested for driving lawn mower while drunk [VIDEO]-- Wis. woman calls 911 to report herself drunk drivingRob Koebel, a TV reporter for Milwaukee-based ... More >>
Every year, nearly 40,000 visitors descend upon Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin for the Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw and Festival.The state record for a cow chip toss is an impressive 248 feet, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the theme of this year's festival, to be held this weekend, i ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Jim Souhan, Star Tribune columnist, savaged for "lazy journalism" in Star Tribune op/ed-- Joe Cowley, Chicago sportswriter and alleged MN resident, in trouble after sexist Twitter rant-- Phil Mackey, 1500 ESPN reporter, blasts "no accountability" bloggers on Twitter, gets blastedIn a hum ... More >>
Modern American politics is divisive, sure, but who knew it could be this bad?Chippewa Falls resident Jeffrey Radle, 36, found himself in the hospital yesterday after a political argument with his wife, Amanda Radle, 30. The verbal dispute culminated in physical violence when Amanda ran over her hus ... More >>
If you've ever scoffed when someone has told you something will go on your permanent record, remember the story of Yolanda Quesada.Quesada, 58, was fired last week from her job with Wells Fargo's mortgage unit in Milwaukee after a background check revealed she had been convicted of two minor shoplif ... More >>
A Florida investment group that was bilked out of more than $1 billion by Tom Petters is suing to get that money back.Palm Beach Finance Partners is suing BMO Harris, the bank company that bought now-defunct Wisconsin financial services company M&I for $1 billion. BMO Harris filed a motion to ... More >>
The Wisconsin State Capitol: Bring your own ammo.Wisconsin's new laid-back concealed carry permit laws go into effect next week, and gun owners across the state are asking where, exactly, they can jangle their spurs with a six-shooter on their hip. It seems it'll be cool to be packin' heat damn n ... More >>
Evan Saunders was treating his patients like dates.Evan Saunders works, or at least worked, as a gynecologist out of a private practice in Milwaukee. As a gynecologist, he was trusted to care for female patients' reproductive health -- and, more directly, trusted to deal with their most private o ... More >>
Cardella's plan backfired, so to speak.Jordan Cardella's plan was almost perfect. He needed attention and sympathy from his ex-girlfriend. His friend had a rifle. If it's not obvious what the next step is, yes, Jordan Cardella asked a friend to shoot him so he could get a hospital visit from his ... More >>
The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism were announced this morning, and the only metro daily newspaper in the Midwest to win was the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, in the explanatory journalism category. Staffers Mark Johnson, Kathleen Gallagher, Gary Porter, Lou Saldivar, and Alison Sherwood were comme ... More >>
Photo: Vanessa YvoneRussians like packages, tooShe was minding her own business trying to make a little extra cash by working at home, when oops, what do you know? She's suddenly smuggling weapons to Russia. Apparently, she thought she was sending diapers and baby clothes to a needy orphanage ... More >>
When Charles A. Avey's wife told police he had attacked her with a hammer, Avey thought he needed revenge. So he took his 14-year-old stepson to the Germantown, Wis. Wal-Mart and strangled him to death with a necktie. Now he will sit in prison for the rest of his life. Avey, 38, was sentenced ... More >>
Photo by nicasaurusrexAfter teaching her teenage son how to shoot heroin, Patricia Strosina paid the ultimate price when he overdosed and died at the age of 16. Now she will continue to pay for it sitting in jail. The Wisconsin mom was sentenced to eight years in prison for causing the overdo ... More >>
Via FirstNationsNetworkThe days are numbered for Wisconsin public schools that ignore calls for an end to their using stereotypical depictions of American Indians as their mascots, nicknames and logos. Gov. Jim Doyle signed a bill into law on Wednesday that gives the state school superintend ... More >>
James L. Palmer had been drinking with the union's finance director. Later she drove off a road and called him for help. He crashed into her car.
Anthony Stancl faces up to thirty years behind bars after pleading no contest on Tuesday to two sexual assault charges.
Several witnesses told investigators that the teen had been shooting heroin with his mother and that she originally taught him how to do it. She would even bring him along on drug runs and shoot up with him.
There's nothing better than listening to boys with cracking adolescent voices while you watch them down a beer at your local pub.
A 13-year-old girl has been charged with killing her step-grandfather after he poured the last of a gallon of milk out instead of giving it to her.
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