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4:59 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Jury Delivers Guilty Verdict, Spooner Trial Heads into Second Phase

A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday convicted a 76-year-old man of first-degree homicide. John Spooner shot and killed his 13-year old next-door neighbor last year, after accusing the teen of stealing guns.

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Economy & Business
4:41 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Voces de la Frontera Finds Workers' Rights, Immigration Reform Linked

Palermo's workers on strike protest on May Day.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews writer Kurt Chandler about Voces de la Frontera's founder Christine Neumann-Ortiz.

The future of immigration reform at the federal level remains in doubt, stalled in the House of Representatives, where key Republican leaders oppose the package backed by the Senate.

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Politics & Government
4:05 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Book Highlights Sherman Park's Push for Diversity

A new book highlights the efforts of many Sherman Park residents to ensure diversity in their neighborhood.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author Paul Geenan about Sherman Park's history.

Milwaukee is one of, if not, the most segregated city in the country - according to varying accounts. A report released last month by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation says the city is the most segregated among 15 similar areas.  But the study also notes that Milwaukee is 6th out of those regions for diversity.

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Regional
2:03 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Jury Convicts 76-year-old Milwaukee Man of Killing Young Neighbor

A Milwaukee jury has found John H. Spooner guilty of first-degree intentional homicide, for shooting to death 13-year-old Darius Simmons. Now the court must decide Spooner's mental state.

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Politics & Government
1:03 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Black Community Leaders: Zimmerman Verdict Unsurprising

Two members of Milwaukee's black community say they aren't surprised by the Zimmerman verdict.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Darryl Williams and Eric Von on the aftermath of the Zimmerman trial.

Two members of Milwaukee's African-American community say the George Zimmerman verdict has a stark takeaway for black male teens.

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