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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...

'Drunk Dude' Breaks Into Airbnb Absolutely Full of Cops
Drunk Teen Stumbles Into 
Worst Possible Wrong House
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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,...

Truck Careens 70 Feet Off Highway Overpass
Truck Careens 70 Feet
Off Highway Overpass

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...

UPS Driver Fired Over Rant Caught on Doorbell Cam
He Thought No One Heard
His Rant. The Doorbell Cam Did
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He Thought No One Heard His Rant. The Doorbell Cam Did

UPS driver fired after rant targeting Latino man in Milwaukee

(Newser) - UPS says it has fired an employee caught making racist remarks at the Milwaukee home of a Latino cop. The residence's doorbell camera captured the unidentified driver, a white male, ranting while writing up a "failed to deliver" notice on Dec. 17, though he apparently didn't knock...

Milwaukee County Finishes its Recount

Biden's lead widens, but Trump campaign could take the totals to court

(Newser) - After eight days of counting nearly 460,000 ballots by hand, Milwaukee County confirmed that President-elect Joe Biden received the most votes there in the presidential election. President Trump picked up 125 votes in the recount, but Biden picked up more—257. That put the totals at 317,527 votes...

Suspect Arrested in Mall Shooting. He's Not Even 16

8 were injured when 'bullets started flying' in Milwaukee

(Newser) - A 15-year-old boy was arrested in connection to a shooting at a suburban Milwaukee mall that injured eight people, authorities said Sunday. Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said the shooting happened during a dispute Friday afternoon between two groups, the AP reports. He said four "innocent bystanders" suffered what...

Strangers Take Action After Seeing 'Anguished' Man's Photo

They find Sang Yang living on the streets of LA, and drive him back home

(Newser) - An image of a homeless man inspired a group of strangers to find him and drive him over 2,000 miles back to his home state, ABC10 reports. Daniel Lee was among people who read about Sang Yang's plight on a photographer's website : Sang was described as being...

Mom, Sisters of Black Teen Killed by Cop Arrested

Tracy Cole, mother of 17-year-old Alvin Cole, was detained, then hospitalized after protest

(Newser) - The mother and sisters of a Black teen who was killed by a suburban Milwaukee cop have been arrested by police cracking down on protesters out after a curfew, per the AP . Alvin Cole's mother, Tracy Cole, and his sisters, Taleavia and Tristiana Cole, were arrested about 8:30pm...

Officer Won't be Charged in Teenager's Death

Investigator finds Black 17-year-old didn't fire at the officer in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

(Newser) - Protesters returned to the streets of Wauwatosa after the Milwaukee County district attorney announced that a police officer won't face charges in the death of a Black teenager. Alvin Cole, 17, was shot by Joseph Mensahin, a Black officer, in February while running away in a mall parking lot;...

Car Pulls Up to 100 Mourners, Opens Fire

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett condemns shooting that leaves 7 injured

(Newser) - Seven people were shot and wounded Wednesday in an apparent drive-by shooting outside a Milwaukee funeral home, the city's mayor said. Mayor Tom Barrett said all seven people were hit when a person driving past the funeral home opened fire. Acting Police Chief Michael Brunson said all of the...

Nominee Won't Be at Democratic Convention

'We don't want to risk anyone's health for this'

(Newser) - Speakers—including Joe Biden—will no longer be traveling to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, officials say. Organizers, who were already planning a mostly virtual convention from Aug. 17 to 20, say they made the decision after speaking to public health officials in Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. "...

Dems to Delegates: Don't Go to the Convention

Democrats go virtual; Republicans not so much

(Newser) - Senate and House Democrats are being urged not to attend next month's Democratic National Convention in Wisconsin, where Joe Biden will be officially named as nominee. Senior adviser for Congressional affairs Chasseny Lewis sent an email to congressional chiefs of staff Thursday, saying members "should not plan to...

Biden, but not Many Others, Will Attend Party's Convention

Not even wars had kept crowds away, but party says the issue is public health

(Newser) - Democrats will hold an almost entirely virtual presidential nominating convention Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee, using live broadcasts and online streaming, party officials said Wednesday. Joe Biden plans to accept the presidential nomination in person, the AP reports, but it remains to be seen whether there will be a significant in-person...

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