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February 4, 2020

Leaders Of Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee Under Investigation

downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin Avenue
Leaders of the DNC host committee are under investigation after some staffers claim a toxic work environment.  Read more »

How Wisconsin Universities Are Dealing With Coronavirus Outbreak

A woman wearing a green surgical mask , blue hoodie and baseball cap walks down the street.
Wisconsin universities and students are dealing with fears over the coronavirus outbreak. Read more »

Milwaukee's National Bobblehead Museum To Celebrate 100th Anniversary Of Negro League Baseball

Negro League baseball bobbleheads
The Negro National League was founded 100 years ago this month. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee plans to commemorate the anniversary by creating new bobbleheads for at least 10 Negro League baseball teams. Read more »

Wisconsin Officials: More Youth Are Considering Suicide

Melissa Murphy, a research analyst with the Office of Children’s Mental Health
On Tuesday, children's mental health in Wisconsin got a boost when Gov. Tony Evers signed legislation establishing a grant program for peer-to-peer suicide prevention programs in Wisconsin schools. His bill signing comes on the same day as the release of an annual report by the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health, that shows a teen suicide rate that’s been consistently higher than the national average for a decade Read more »

Teen Killed By Police Outside Wauwatosa Mall Identified

Police tape
Seventeen-year-old Alvin Cole was killed by police following an altercation inside Mayfair Mall. Read more »

White Lawmaker Won't Introduce Black History Month Resolution

Scott Allen
A white GOP lawmaker who had planned to introduce his own resolution honoring Black History Month said Tuesday he changed his mind after several conversations with African American state legislators. "I appreciate and respect the feelings that they have shared with me," said state Rep. Scott Allen, R-Waukesha. Read more »

Willie Wood, Packers Great And Hall Of Fame DB, Dies At 83

Green Bay Packers player Willie Wood
Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back Willie Wood has died. He was 83. Read more »

3 More Counties Find CWD In Wild Deer During 2019 Hunts

CWD sample site sign
Three more counties had wild deer test positive for chronic wasting disease during 2019 hunting seasons according to Department of Natural Resources data. Since 2002 CWD has been found among wild deer in 30 counties.  Read more »

Wisconsin Holds First Iowa Satellite Caucus At Marquette University

More than a handful of registered Iowa caucus voters participated in Wisconsin's first satellite caucus Monday night at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Read more »
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