Officers in Milwaukee Police Department’s District 2 are trying something new to address the street-based sex trade on the South Side: Instead of arresting prostitutes, they are offering help.
Despite a record-breaking year in drug overdose deaths in Milwaukee County
in 2020, the City-County Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force managed to meet only
once last year and hasn’t met at all in 2021.
A new campaign is amplifying the work of seven local programs that offer culturally specific services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Milwaukee County officials continue to make strides to drastically reduce the number of residents incarcerated in youth prisons.
Grants from Advocate Aurora Health will help UMOS and the Asha Project address domestic violence and sexual assault.
A bipartisan group of legislators is launching a new effort to reform Wisconsin’s tougher-than-average expungement laws.
Station 17 on the city’s far South Side is the seventh fire station to close in Milwaukee since 2018. Acting Chief Aaron Lipski says while resources have declined, demands for his department’s services have not.
NNS reporter Edgar Mendez joins Joy Powers of WUWM’s “Lake Effect” to discuss another record-breaking year in Milwaukee County for drug deaths.
Milwaukee County has experienced 95 crash-related deaths so far this year, compared to 74 in all of 2019. Speed was a factor in the majority of those crashes.
Some Wisconsinites downplay the severity of COVID-19, spurning masks and vaccinations and inhibiting efforts to contain the pandemic.