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County Board Pushes for Talks on Foxconn Bus Service

Jul-12-2018

A proposal from Milwaukee County board chairman Theo Lipscomb Sr. to create a dedicated bus route from Milwaukee and Racine to Foxconn Technology Group’s planned LCD manufacturing campus took a step forward Wednesday but it remains unclear what shape such a service would eventually take.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors

Why Milwaukee Is the Midwest’s Coolest (and Most Underrated) City

Jul-12-2018

Amidst the steep bluffs of southeastern Wisconsin, in a shallow valley where three rivers join before flowing into Lake Michigan, lies an unexpected gem.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
  • County Executive

Drug Court Committed to Reuniting Families; Giving Addicts Second Chance

May-22-2018

Milwaukee County’s Family Drug Treatment Court is helping families get a chance to start over.

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Department
  • Courts

Public Hearing on Proposed Marijuana Referendum Set

May-10-2018

The Committee on Judiciary, Safety and General Services will consider a proposal to place an advisory referendum on the November ballot. The referendum question would ask Milwaukee County voters if they favor or oppose allowing personal marijuana use, commercial regulation and taxation of the plant.

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Department
  • Courts

‘We will never forget:’ Hundreds Attend Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

May-10-2018

"Law enforcement officers are humans, who are not endowed with superhuman abilities, sometimes as our children think we are," said Acting Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt.

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Department
  • Sheriff

MCTS Plans to Buy Hybrid Electric Buses

May-10-2018

The Milwaukee County Transit System is setting aside funding to buy hybrid electric vehicles for the nine-mile bus rapid transit line from downtown Milwaukee to Wauwatosa.

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Department
  • Transportation

County's Deteriorating Public Safety Building Lends Irony to Name

May-10-2018

Milwaukee County’s Public Safety building is long past the point where it is simply aging. The building was built with a jail inside in 1929. Prisoners were moved to a newer facility more than 25 years ago and the building now mainly houses courtrooms and legal offices.

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Department
  • Courts

State DOT Director to Lead Department of Transportation

May-10-2018

Donna Brown-Martin, a director within the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, has been appointed to become director of the Department of Transportation.

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Department
  • Transportation

MCTS JobLines Bus Routes in Jeopardy as Funding Dwindles

May-01-2018

TMJ4 For four years now, JobLines has been connecting thousands of Milwaukee workers to jobs in Waukesha County. But time is ticking soon and the future of commutes to the suburbs may be uncertain as the multi-million dollar funding to maintain the bus routes will be gone by December.

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Department
  • Transportation

Milwaukee Law Enforcement Targeting Reckless Drivers

May-01-2018

TMJ4 Starting May 1, more officers, deputies and troopers in Southeast Wisconsin will be put on traffic safety patrol as part of a joint effort to go after unsafe drivers. “Recklessly speeding in Milwaukee, running stop signs and red lights, is producing devastating destruction,” said Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt.

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Department
  • Sheriff

Stop the Stollies Forum: City Leaders Brainstorm Ways to Stop Vehicle Thefts

May-01-2018

Fox 6 As the number of vehicles stolen across Milwaukee increases, so does the need for change. Thieves are not only stealing vehicles -- they're also taking victims' peace of mind. A group of leaders on Monday April 30 came together to say enough is enough.

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Department
  • Sheriff

2 Former Jail Staffers Charged in Dehydration Death of Inmate Terrill Thomas Appear in Court

May-01-2018

Fox 6 Two former correctional officers charged in connection with the death of Terrill Thomas at the Milwaukee County Jail appeared in court on Monday, April 30.

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Department
  • Sheriff

Naku, One of the Milwaukee County Zoo's Female Gorillas, Died Saturday

Jan-12-2018

Journal Sentinel Naku, a 17-year-old female gorilla at the Milwaukee County Zoo, died Saturday, according to a zoo news release.

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Department
  • Zoo

Adult Drug Treatment Court Saves Lives Through Long-Term Recovery

Aug-22-2017

County Drug Treatment Court uses evidence-based approach to ensure public safety and provide effective recovery treatment.

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Department
  • Courts

A Day in Milwaukee's Trauma-Informed Court: Parents Work to Regain Custody of Their Kids

May-23-2016

Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Mary Triggiano uses a trauma-informed approach when working with adult defendants and juvenile offenders.

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Department
  • Courts
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