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Health Feb 25As hospital numbers fall, fatigued staff get some relief
Now the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. has dropped by 80,000 in six weeks, and 17 percent of the nation’s adult population has gotten at least one dose of a vaccine, providing some relief to front-line…
Politics Feb 11Judge declines new arrest warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse
Prosecutors in Kenosha County asked Judge Bruce Schroeder to issue a new warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse and up his bail by $200,000 because he has failed to update his address as mandated by his bail conditions.
Nation Jan 05WATCH: No criminal charges against Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake
A Wisconsin prosecutor said he will not file criminal charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man in the back in Kenosha last summer that left him paralyzed.
Nation Jan 05Kyle Rittenhouse pleads not guilty in fatal Kenosha protest shootings
Kyle Rittenhouse, who fatally shot two people and wounded a third during summer protests on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges including intentional homicide.
Nation Dec 31Wisconsin hospital worker arrested for spoiled vaccine doses
Authorities arrested a suburban Milwaukee pharmacist Thursday suspected of deliberately ruining hundreds of doses of coronavirus vaccine by removing it from refrigeration for two nights.
Politics Sep 21Judge extends Wisconsin absentee cutoff to 6 days after election
Unless it's overturned, Monday's ruling means that the outcome of the presidential race in Wisconsin might not be known for days after polls close.
Nation Aug 28Kenosha police union gives its version of Blake shooting
The Sunday shooting of Blake, a Black man, put the nation's spotlight on Wisconsin and triggered a series of peaceful protests and violence. The union's attorney says the state Department of Justice's public accounting of the event to date is…
Nation Aug 07Milwaukee police chief demoted over use of tear gas on protesters, other concerns
An oversight board demoted Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales after questioning how he handled multiple incidents, including ordering officers to fire tear gas and pepper spray at protesters demonstrating over George Floyd’s death…
Nation Jun 24Wisconsin governor activates National Guard after night of unrest
The violence broke out Tuesday night as a group of 200 to 300 people protested the arrest of a Black man who shouted at restaurant customers through a megaphone while carrying a baseball bat.
Nation Jun 07Duty to intervene: Floyd cops spoke up but didn’t step in
Minneapolis was among several cities that had policies on the books requiring police officers to intervene to stop colleagues from using unreasonable force, but that didn't save George Floyd.