Milwaukee on pace to break homicide rate record again this year

The city of Milwaukee is on pace to break its homicide record again this year. The county’s medical examiner, in a tweet early Monday, said there were five homicides over the weekend, and 18 in the last half month. That includes three separate shootings late Saturday and early Sunday on the heels of three shootings … Read more

21 injured in 3 separate shootings in Milwaukee after Bucks playoff game

Twenty-one people were injured Friday night in three separate shootings near the crowded Deer District after the Milwaukee Bucks playoff game, with one shooting apparently occurring among heavy police presence in a confrontation between two groups of people, police said. The shootings occurred as thousands of people were in the downtown area surrounding the Fiserv … Read more

Beating the heat: Milwaukee to join cities across the nation in measuring heat island effect

Milwaukee is measuring how extreme heat affects the city — hoping to avoid major heat-related fatalities that occurred southern Wisconsin in 1995. On one 90-degree day this summer, volunteer citizen scientists with weather sensors attached to vehicles will spread out across Milwaukee to measure the air temperature in the morning, afternoon and night. “We’ll be … Read more