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I-94 WB closed, shots fired report, no injuries

MILWAUKEE - For the second time in two days, a Milwaukee freeway was shut down because of gunfire. This time, it was I-94 between Wisconsin State Fair Park and American Family Field Monday, June 14. Traffic came to a standstill as the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office closed I-94 westbound at...
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COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 7,208 deaths

NOTE: Wisconsin has stopped updating its count of new positive COVID-19 cases, COVID-19 deaths and the number of COVID-19 vaccines administered on weekends. At least 7,208 patients have died as of Monday. At least 5,366,251 vaccines have been administered as of Monday. At least 611,719 patients have tested positive for...
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Multiple retail theft cases draw bail-jumping charge

A man initially charged with misdemeanor theft now also faces a misdemeanor bail-jumping charge, according to court documents. Matthew William Cruz, 40, of Milwaukee originally faced one count of misdemeanor retail theft in a complaint filed in January in connection with the removal of two cell phones from the Durand Avenue Target, according to court documents.
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Shuttle services canceled for Summerfest, Wisconsin State Fair

MILWAUKEE (WMTV) - The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) will not be sending shuttle buses to Summerfest this year, WITI reports. A spokesman for the MCTS told WITI it would not be able to provide the shuttle service because of the ongoing labor shortage. MCTS is short 60 bus drivers, which is a five-year low.
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How Does Police Reform Compare To Other Cities?

The killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer triggered a nationwide call for police reform. A year later, how does Milwaukee stack up against its peer cities in instituting reforms?. A new, 48-page Wisconsin Policy Forum report examines five peer cities across six areas of review: use of...
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Kegel’s Will Run Lakefront Beer Garden

Popular West Allis German restaurant Kegel’s Inn will bring a Bavarian-style beer hall experience to the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center in the form of a beer garden at the lakefront. Beginning on July 2 and running until early October, the beer garden will serve German food and beer from a restored 1957 Grumman-Olson Step van and trailer. Lauren Anderson reports:
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MCTS cancels Summerfest bus service

The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) canceled its bus service for Summerfest this season, as first reported by Urban Milwaukee. In previous years, the MCTS Summerfest service included a Downtown shuttle and Freeway Flyers transporting fairgoers from nine park-and-rides in Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties. This came as a surprise to...
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MPD: 23-year-old Milwaukee woman fatally shot near 22nd and Cherry

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened near 22nd and Cherry on Sunday, June 13. Officials say a 23-year-old Milwaukee woman was found dead on scene at 12:46 p.m. The circumstances leading up to the shooting are under investigation. Police are seeking...
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76th & Hampton fatal shooting, Milwaukee man charged

MILWAUKEE - Christopher Hadaway, 31, of Milwaukee is charged with first-degree reckless homicide for a June 3 shooting. Police were called to the scene near 76th and Hampton around 10:45 p.m. that night. When they arrived, they found the victim outside with an apparent gunshot wound to his chest. Fire...
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Outreach projects help vulnerable families catch up on health after pandemic

An educational campaign in Milwaukee is reaching out to low-income families with young children who may have put off doctor’s appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic and are under considerable stress from long-term isolation. Kris Barnekow, associate professor of health sciences, is leading the two outreach projects in Milwaukee with funding...
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Jennifer Bergersen, MSW, CAPSW, Named CEO of new Granite Hills Hospital

West Allis, WI – June 14, 2021 – Jennifer Bergersen, MSW, CAPSW has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Granite Hills Hospital, effective June 7, 2021. Granite Hills Hospital is the new 120-bed behavioral health facility currently under construction at 1706 S. 68th Street. The hospital is expected to open in September 2021 in a phased approach. The new $33 million facility will serve adolescents, adults and older adults from around the region.