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4:47 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Parents of Milwaukee Boy Killed By Elderly Neighbor Win Civil Suit

The parents of a 13-year-old Milwaukee boy fatally shot by an elderly neighbor have won a civil judgement against the convicted killer, John Spooner.

Spooner suspected the boy had burglarized his home, so he confronted and shot the teen in front of his mother.

A Milwaukee judge on Friday awarded $1.2 million to Patricia Larry, mother of Darius Simmons, and $300,00 to the boy's father, Darius Simmons, Sr.

However, since the state caps such damages at $500,000, the judge appropriated $400,000 to Larry and $100,000 to Simmons.

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Politics & Government
4:24 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

More Documents Released in Walker Related Probe

The latest batch of documents seized during an investigation into aides of Gov. Scott Walker when he was Milwaukee County executive has been released.

County Executive Chris Abele on Friday released a small portion of data taken during the now-closed John Doe probe.

A document titled "War Room" spells out Walker's agenda, issues and key contacts.  The file plots out issues he wanted to highlight, groups he wanted to target and places he wanted to visit.

Under "issues," Walker noted the need to lobby state lawmakers on park matters.

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Arts & Culture
12:20 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Ba-Dum Psh!: Comedians Take to the Stage This Weekend at the Milwaukee Comedy Festival

The Milwaukee Comedy Festival has kicked off its 9th year.
Credit Next Act Theatre, nextact.org

    

It’s going to be a funny weekend in Milwaukee. Actually, it already is a funny night….because the 9th Annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival is just underway. 

The Festival features four days of live performances, including stand-up, improv, sketch, and musical comedy acts. It bills itself as the largest comedy event in Wisconsin, and brings in acts from across the nation, and a lot of local talent, as well.

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Arts & Culture
12:03 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Museum of Wisconsin Art Displays 'The Wisconsin Idea' in John Steuart Curry Exhibition

John Steuart Curry, Wisconsin Farm Scene, Oil on canvas, 1941. Gift of First National Bank and First Wisconsin Corporation, Lent by the Chazen Museum of Art, UW-Madison to the Museum of Wisconsin Art
Museum of Wisconsin Art

When Wisconsin scenery comes to mind, images of rolling hills scattered with cattle and farm houses is often at the top of the list. This year the Museum of Wisconsin Art celebrates the Wisconsin landscape and the quintessential artist who brought it to the public in their exhibition of John Stuart Curry's work.

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Politics & Government
11:58 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Act 10 and the General Election: How Will Voters be Affected?

How will Wisconsin's Act 10 affect voters in the November election?
Credit Vox Efx, flickr

Wisconsin’s primary elections are next Tuesday.  But it will be the general election in November that many believe will effectively be a referendum, another one, on the course Scott Walker has set as governor of Wisconsin.

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Regional
11:47 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Listening to Mitchell: Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing

A rehearsal at the Dance Academy of Mexico’s practice space, just off 9th & Mitchell.
Credit Listening to Mitchell

Listening to Mitchell voices in the order of appearance: Marcella Garcia, Tom Littman, Jesse Rodriguez, Arlene Berrones, Melinda Rodriguez, Father Ed Cook, Conrad Holzman, Angela Kingsawan, Linda Peavy, Dina Garcia

Listening to Mitchell is a public art installation by Sonja Thomsen and Adam Carr. The installation is on Historic Mitchell Street between 5th and 12th Streets.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Three GOP Lawmakers Battle for a Shot at Tom Petri’s House Seat

Congressman Petri is retiring at the end of his term

On Tuesday, voters in Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District will choose a Republican candidate in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Tom Petri.

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Chancellor's Report
2:32 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Interim UWM Chancellor Outlines The University's New Strategic Plan

Interim UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone

Interim UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone outlines current work being done on enrollment management, the completion of a new strategic plan, the launch of a comprehensive fundraising campaign and moving forward with community and urban engagement.

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Arts & Culture
11:49 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Librarian Reflects Motherhood in her Prose

Librarian and poet, Erin Lorandos, reflects about her role as child and mother in poems for Mother's Day.
Credit Erin Lorandos

Motherhood is a very special chapter in the lives of women around the world. New mothers are showered with advice from family and friends. They no longer think of just themselves. Once they become a mother, their lives are changed forever.

Women often have difficult decisions to make when it comes to childrearing, trying to determine what is best for their child's future and what is best for them. Where is that perfect balance between work and family? What style of parenting will work the best?

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Arts & Culture
11:31 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Tony Award Winning "Master Class" at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Angela Iannone as Maria Callas in "Master Class".
Credit Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Bonnie North talks with Angela Iannone, Jill Anna Ponasik, and James Zager about the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre production of "Master Class".

37 years after her death, soprano Maria Callas returns to the stage.

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