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6:31 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Man Charged in UWM Dorm Overdose Death

A young man who lived in the UWM dorms is accused of buying the drugs that killed his uncle.

Twenty-year-old Tyler James Schmidt is accused of providing the drugs that caused the death of his uncle last December.

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Regional
5:16 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

DA Will Not File Charges Against Beer Hall Owner

Andy Kochanski acted within the law, when he shot and killed an armed robber, according to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.

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Arts & Culture
1:53 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Madison Author Examines Unhappy Marriage on the Shore in 'Sea Creatures'

Nationally known author Susanna Daniel is from Madison, but she'll be reading in Milwaukee tomorrow.
Credit Harper Collins

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with author Susanna Daniel.

It took ten years for Wisconsin writer Susanna Daniel’s first novel to go from inception to bookstores. Stiltsville told the story of a long and generally happy marriage and its sad ending.

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Economy & Business
1:46 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Does 'Range Anxiety' Stop You from Buying an Electric Car?

Lake Effect parental figure Al Teich, in front of his Tesla
Credit Al Teich

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon chats with auto contributor Mark Savage.

When Chevrolet unveiled its electric car, the Volt, in this country, its TV commercials reassured would-be buyers that the car also has a gas tank, so it can still get them home if the batteries die.

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Politics & Government
1:39 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Compromise Would Ensure Long-Term Funding for War Memorial, Art Museum

Milwaukee County's War Memorial Center and the Milwaukee Art Museum (in the background)
Credit Peter Alfred Hess/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with Milwaukee Art Museum director Dan Keegan, War Memorial director David Drent, and County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic.

Advocates for the War Memorial Center and the Milwaukee Art Museum are optimistic about their future after a compromise agreement was reached recently to provide long-term county funding for both.

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