COLUMBIA, S.C. — Two men who admitted to blowing smoke into a young alligator’s mouth and pouring beer down its throat have been charged with harassing wildlife. State Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Kyndel McConchie said Friday that...
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James Cameron’s “Avatar” was a game-changer for me. Its bioluminescent alien world unfolded around the audience with an immersive 3-D I hadn’t thought possible, even as a lifelong cinephile. As the credits rolled, I walked out of the theater eight years...
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Police in Oregon say two people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young Muslim women. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports officers arrested a man Friday afternoon...
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LINCOLN, Neb. — A driver could be facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Nebraska, and became stuck. The accident occurred Wednesday on a portion of a road repair project in the state capital. Police spokeswoman...
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police say a 3-week-old child who was left alone in a house with three dogs has died after apparently being attacked by one of the animals in western Michigan. Grand Rapids police say the child was pronounced dead at a hospital...
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LOS ANGELES — Ben Stiller and his wife announced Friday that they are separating after 17 years of marriage. Stiller and actress Christine Taylor released a joint statement Friday announcing their breakup. They were married in May 2000 and have two...
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WASHINGTON — If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won’t have to track down the president’s son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner’s encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federal...
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MADISON — A new report shows Wisconsin added the fewest jobs in 2016 of Gov. Scott Walker’s six years in office. The data released Friday from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the state added 15,462 jobs in from the period from December 2015 to...
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Former Alverno College president Sister Joel Read, whose tenure was one of the longest for a college president, died May 25 at 91 years old. Read left her mark on the college and the Milwaukee community. In the 1960s, Sister Joel was one of several...
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Best Buy Co. Inc. has cut hundreds of millions of dollars in expenses in recent years, savings that helped fuel the retailer's against-the-odds turnaround. On Thursday, after beating quarterly estimates and with the retailer's stock at an all-time high,...
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Milwaukee ranks as one of the best cities in the country for young people and millennials to start a career, according to a new study from personal finance website Bankrate. The study reviewed the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S. based on several...
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The Packers, who are developing the Titletown District west of Lambeau Field, will announce over “the next year or so” the identities of new restaurants and retailers coming to the district.
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The number of students who passed their GED tests at Milwaukee’s four main testing sites nose-dived when a new, more challenging test was rolled out in 2014. It has been rising slowly since then, but is still fewer than one-fourth of the total who passed...
5/22/2017
Jason Biernat, who grew up on S. 7th Street between Oklahoma Avenue and Manitoba, reports that he sees progress in the efforts to overcome the divides in Milwaukee’s 14th aldermanic district.
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5/22/2017
The Common Council recently passed a resolution calling on the county, state and federal government to prioritize prevention to address crime and violence.
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5/19/2017
Nichole Logan volunteered to help the Victory Garden Initiative build gardens because she believes they will help low-income Milwaukee residents eat healthier.
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5/16/2017
NNS reporter Andrea Waxman goes on the air with Lake Effect’s Joy Power to discuss College Possible, a regional organization that helps low-income students get into college.
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5/16/2017
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service followed two College Possible students, Darneisha Virginia and Nury Plascencia, from their senior year in high school through college. They have now been awarded their college diplomas.
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5/15/2017
Rick Deines, a conversation facilitator with The Zeidler Center for Public Discussion, urges Milwaukeeans to visit the current exhibit at the Jewish Museum, which tells the story of Holocaust survivor Esther Krinitz through collage and...
5/15/2017