Crime


Waukesha Parade Vigil
Hundreds Attend Vigil to Pray for Families Impacted by Waukesha’s Christmas Parade Tragedy

Six people are now confirmed to have been killed by a reckless driver who mowed down parade goers, including an 8-year-old boy who succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday afternoon.

Erin Thornley Parisi, executive director of the Rape Crisis Center, and other sexual assault victim advocates accused Assembly Republicans in February 2020 of playing partisan politics by failing to hold a public hearing on a bill that would fund a protocol to prevent another backlog of rape evidence kits in Wisconsin. On Tuesday an Assembly committee held a hearing on the two bills. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
Assembly Considers Measures Aimed at Preventing Another Rape Kit Backlog

Bills were approved by the state Senate last year but the proposals died in the Assembly when GOP leadership added immigration and school choice components.

Off-duty Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Willmann approaches photographer LaTasha Lux before striking her on July 5.
Off-Duty Milwaukee Cop Who Attacked Photographers Will Face Criminal Charges

Charges filed almost eight months after assaults caught on camera.

Kevin Loftus of Eau Claire, top left, is seeing during a federal court video hearing on Jan. 12, 2021, after his arrest on charges related to the riot and breach at the US Capitol on Jan. 6.
Eau Claire Man Charged After Posting Pics From Capitol Riot to Facebook

Kevin Loftus was released without bond, must abide by court restrictions until his next court appearance.

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Ron Johnson Pushed False Conspiracy Theories for Weeks, Now Says He Has No Responsibility for Capitol Riot

Evers calls on Republicans to fully condemn the saboteurs. State attorney general calls for Trump to be removed from office.

Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
‘This is a Coup’: WI Officials Blast Melee at US Capitol, Reject Comparisons to 2011.

Act 10 protest “was over policy. This is a flat-out attack on the Constitution of the United States”

Anija Ragland, 6, holds a portrait of sister, Anisa Scott, on Dec. 1. Since Anisa's death on Aug. 13, the portrait goes everywhere the family goes. (Photo © Andy Manis)
GG’s House, Part 1: A Murder, a Photo, and a Family Shattered

“That was such a horrific thing that happened to her. I don’t know if we’ll ever get over that. We try to take one day at a time, but each comes with tears and sadness.”