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Attraction at New Museum: 6.5K Bobbleheads

Even Donald Trump is represented at Milwaukee's latest attraction

(Newser) - A new museum in Milwaukee may well hold the largest collection of bobbleheads anyone has ever seen, displaying more than 6,500 figures of athletes, mascots, celebrities, animals, cartoon characters, politicians, and more. The recently opened National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is the brainchild of friends Phil Sklar... More »

Cops: Fired Valet Brutally Killed Nurse Found in Parking Garage

Kenneth Freeman says he 'deliberately and purely murdered' Carlie Beaudin

(Newser) - The nurse practitioner found frozen under a vehicle at a Milwaukee County hospital was brutally murdered by a former valet, authorities say. Kenneth Freeman, who was fired by a parking services provider at Froedtert Hospital in October, has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of 33-year-old Carlie... More »

Milwaukee Bus Driver Rescues Lost Baby

'Humanity at its best'

(Newser) - A sharp-eyed Milwaukee County Transit System bus driver picked up an unusual passenger a few days before Christmas: a lost baby girl she spotted running across a freeway overpass. Irena Ivic stopped her bus and ran to rescue the crying, barefoot child, who was wearing only a diaper and a... More »

Police Chase Ends in River, With Toddler Among the Dead

Her pregnant mom also died in Milwaukee chase

(Newser) - A toddler, her young mother, and a man died when their vehicle drove into a frigid river while being chased by police in Milwaukee. Surveillance video shows the vehicle speeding and the driver losing control before the SUV crashed into the Kinnickinnic River on Monday night, the AP reports. It'... More »

Girl Who Railed Against Gun Violence: 'Mama, I'm Shot'

Sandra Parks' words ring true: 'Little children are victims'

(Newser) - "We are in a state of chaos" where "little children are victims of senseless gun violence," Sandra Parks wrote in an award-winning essay, part of a 2016 contest honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The 13-year-old has now become one of the number. The Milwaukee native was watching... More »

Bus Driver's Relentless Kindness Caught on Video

Milwaukee County Transit System bus driver Natalie Barnes is honored

(Newser) - It wasn't one act of kindness caught on surveillance video in Milwaukee, but kindness after kindness, throughout the course of a shift. And it's now being recognized. ABC News reports that on Oct. 13, Milwaukee County Transit System bus driver Natalie Barnes picked up an elderly man named... More »

After Mom's Arrest, Girl Left in Vehicle Overnight

Workers at the impound lot eventually heard her crying

(Newser) - A 4-year-old girl spent a cold night alone in a vehicle at an impound lot after her mom was arrested for alleged drunk driving. The van was towed to the Milwaukee lot around 12:30am Tuesday after police removed a 10-month-old child from the vehicle but missed the girl, WBTV... More »

Obama Has Been Fairly Quiet on Trump. Not on Friday

Former president blasts current one in Detroit, Milwaukee on Friday, never says Trump's name

(Newser) - Former President Barack Obama criticized President Trump's tenure in office Friday in fiery speeches in Milwaukee and Detroit that took aim at him and other Republicans for "making stuff up." The speeches, made during visits meant to urge people to vote for Democratic candidates in Michigan and... More »

Baby Boy Found Abandoned in Car Seat

He was found outside Milwaukee home at 2:30am

(Newser) - Milwaukee police are looking for the family of a baby boy who was found alone in a car seat in the middle of the night in a residential area. Sgt. Sheronda Grant says investigators believe they have identified the child and his parents and are trying to locate them. The... More »

Video Shows 'Disturbing' Arrest of NBA Player

Cops disciplined for Sterling Brown incident

(Newser) - Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has apologized to NBA player Sterling Brown for the "disturbing" way police treated him in a video released Wednesday. Police body-camera footage of the Jan. 26 arrest shows an officer becoming confrontational after finding the Milwaukee Bucks rookie's vehicle parked across two spots reserved... More »

3 Charged in Death of Inmate Denied Water for a Week

Prosecutors say Terrill Thomas was left to die in April 2016

(Newser) - A Wisconsin jail commander and two other staffers face charges after prosecutors say they left an inmate to die. Terrill Thomas, 38, died of dehydration in the solitary confinement unit of Milwaukee County Jail in April 2016 after a week without water. Though the move was against regulation at the... More »

They Were Stuck in a Burning Car. Then Came 2 Young Cops

Nicholas Schlei and Nicholas Reid, both 23, hailed as heroes after rescuing teens

(Newser) - Two young Milwaukee police officers are being hailed as heroes for rescuing two unconscious teenagers from a burning car. Officers Nicholas Schlei and Nicholas Reid, both 23, were on patrol Tuesday night when a Pontiac Grand Am crashed into a utility pole and overturned. Flames erupted from the car's... More »

Trump-Favorite Sheriff Clarke Resigns

It's not clear why

(Newser) - Controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who built a following among conservatives nationally with his provocative social media presence and strong support of President Trump, resigned on Thursday, the AP reports. Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson said he received a resignation letter from Clarke, but the letter did not... More »

Cubs Fan Tells Chris Christie He Sucks, Christie Reacts

NJ governor caught on tape confronting heckler at Cubs-Brewers game

(Newser) - Chris Christie isn't exactly the most popular New Jerseyan these days. First the Garden State's governor ticked off residents by shutting down state parks over the July 4 weekend before enjoying the beach at one of them himself . Then he got "booed lustily" at a Cardinals-Mets game... More »

Cop Found Not Guilty in Milwaukee Shooting

Dominique Heaggan-Brown shot Sylville Smith on the ground

(Newser) - A Milwaukee jury needed less than two days of deliberations to acquit a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that sparked two nights of violence on the city's north side. Jurors found Wednesday that Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is also black, was not... More »

Pregnant Inmate Raped by Guard Gets $6.7M

Ex-inmate says she was repeatedly assaulted; Milwaukee County plans appeal

(Newser) - A federal jury in Milwaukee has awarded $6.7 million to a former inmate who charged she was repeatedly raped by a jail guard while she was pregnant, the Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal reports. The woman filed a civil lawsuit alleging the guard, Xavier Thicklen, began assaulting her shortly after she was... More »

Officer Allegedly Cut Inmate's Water a Week Before His Death

His family says it was 'a form of torture'

(Newser) - As Terrill Thomas was placed in solitary confinement at Milwaukee County Jail on April 17, 2016, a corrections officer was seen on surveillance video turning off the water in his cell. It remained off for seven days before Thomas, 38, died of dehydration, a jury heard Monday. The six jurors... More »

10 Cities Where Crime Is Rising Fastest

Monroe, La., is top: 24/7 Wall St.

(Newser) - You might want to be a bit extra vigilant when visiting these US cities, according to 24/7 Wall St . The site determined the metropolitan areas with the fastest-rising crime based on differences in violent crime rates from 2011 to 2015. Household income, employment, education, and poverty rates were also considered.... More »

Walmart Sued After Firing Employee With Down Syndrome

And allegedly violating the Americans With Disabilities Act

(Newser) - The US Equal Employment Opportunities Commission is suing Walmart for allegedly violating the Americans With Disabilities Act after the company fired an employee with Down syndrome, the Mighty reports. Marlo Spaeth had worked at a Walmart in Milwaukee for 15 years. According to the EEOC , she was a good employee... More »

FBI Nabs 1 of 10 Most Wanted

He was wanted for 2 'vicious,' 'unnecessary' killings

(Newser) - A man placed on the FBI's list of 10 most-wanted fugitives after allegedly killing two men in Milwaukee was arrested Sunday in Texas, the FBI says. Terry Strickland, 24, was arrested in El Paso and booked into jail, the AP reports. He has been charged in Milwaukee with two... More »

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