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Milwaukee towing company helps police combat reckless driving

MILWAUKEE — One Milwaukee towing company handles all of the towing contracts in the City of Milwaukee and most in Milwaukee County. They also play an integral role in helping Milwaukee police combat reckless driving. “We tow people that are arrested, people that don’t have insurance, people that are driving recklessly,” said Jeff Piller, owner … Read more

Wauwatosa fatal crash, Milwaukee DPW driver identified

Wauwatosa fatal crash; DPW driver ID’d by medical examiner The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified 64-year-old Denise Durrah as the third person who died in a fiery Wauwatosa crash Tuesday, Dec. 13. MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified 64-year-old Denise Durrah as the third person who died in a … Read more

South Milwaukee woman runs growing handmade earrings small business

Briana Hibbs grew up in southeastern Wisconsin, just a stone’s skip from Lake Michigan. It’s that proximity that inspired her to name her handmade jewelry business Made by the Lake. Hibbs, who lives in South Milwaukee, crafts both stud and dangle earrings and releases different pairs each week to her over 2,000 Facebook followers. She … Read more

4 Black-owned Milwaukee businesses to support

Less than 2% of businesses in the Milwaukee area are Black-owned, but they are making an indelible mark in the city. From restaurants, clothing boutiques, and art studios to the recycling industry, Black-owned businesses have carved out niches in almost every industry, offering unique services, products, and even inventive ways to carry dog poop. And … Read more

Small Business Saturday Supports Milwaukee Businesses

Savvy shoppers already have their retail battle plans in place. Once Thanksgiving obligations have been satisfied, the heartiest among them will find a queue to stand in outside of their favorite big-box store to capture what they believe are incredible deals. Black Friday—and, increasingly, Black Thursday Night—has become the traditional gateway to holiday spending. Falling … Read more

2022 Milwaukee County referendums: semi-automatic firearms & marijuana | WUWM 89.7 FM

There are two advisory referendums on the 2022 midterm ballot in Milwaukee County — one about semi-automatic firearms and another about marijuana. The referendum questions are: Should the Wisconsin Legislature prohibit the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of semi-automatic “military-style” firearms whose prohibition is allowed under the Wisconsin and United States Constitutions? Not sure … Read more

Company convicted for falsifying records in Milwaukee Co. Jail dehydration death

On Tuesday, a jury returned verdicts of guilty on all counts against Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc., a corporate defendant. According to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, in 2016, Armor Correctional was contracted to provide medical care for inmates in the Milwaukee County Jail. During that time, Terrill Thomas who was being held in … Read more

City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October14, 2022 City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update MILWAUKEE – This week, Milwaukee County moved back into the Medium COVID-19 Community Level, based on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. This level is determined by three metrics: new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past 7 days, the … Read more

Milwaukee man got machine gun parts for Glock from China, Feds say

Two packages mailed from China, destined for an address in Milwaukee, were intercepted in February by federal agents in Alaska and Tennessee, according to court records. Inside, investigators found parts that turn a Glock semi-automatic handgun into an illegal machine gun, meaning it will fire continuously with a single trigger pull. Last week, prosecutors charged a … Read more