Monday, January 17, 2022
47-year-old man arrested after 8-year-old girl killed in what Milwaukee police are investigating as a homicide
An 8-year-old girl was killed Saturday afternoon and a 47-year-old Milwaukee man has been arrested in what Milwaukee police are investigating as a homicide.
The incident occurred in the 1800 block of West Highland Avenue.
The suspect was handling a firearm that discharged, according to a police news release. The gunfire struck the girl, who was taken to a hospital and died.
Marquette University police joined Milwaukee police in responding to the incident. The university is several blocks south of where it occurred.
Late Saturday afternoon, evidence markers could be seen at the back porch of a residence and on West Highland Avenue. A group of about 10 people stood near the scene, consoling a woman overcome with emotion.
“The death of an 8-year old Milwaukee girl this afternoon is heartbreaking," Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson said in a statement. "Mistaken gunfire has extinguished another innocent life. I offer my condolences to her family."
Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the upcoming days, the police release said. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office.
“Please, put down the guns," the mayor said. "If you have a gun in your home, secure it with a trigger lock or in a safe. Never, never handle a gun near children.”
The Green Bay Packers will face the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional playoff at Lambeau Field. Kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22. It's a matchup you'll see ONLY ON FOX6!
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Wolves v. Sheep. When the Man was still alive, I saw Richard Kelly Hoskins speak at a camp in Northern WI. I actually met him and Pete Peters. I used to own all of Hoskins books - which are now nearly impossible to find.
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Mount Pleasant settles with property owners to purchase land near Foxconn, ending years of litigation
After years of litigation, the Village of Mount Pleasant has agreed to buy one of the last pieces of private property sought near the Foxconn Technology Group development.
Mount Pleasant will pay Rodney and Catherine Jensen $569,300 for 2.92 acres of property and $226,700 for relocation costs for the Jensens and the businesses they operated at the site. However, $100,000 will be held back by the village to settle a lawsuit the Jensens are involved in with Kenosha County and to pay for any cleanup costs for the property.
If the $100,000 is not enough to cover the litigation and cleanup, the additional costs will be paid for by the Jensens, the settlement agreement says. Any leftover money held back to pay to settle litigation and cleanup will be paid to the Jensens once they leave the property.
Also, according to the settlement agreement, the Jensen will pay $126,700 to Eminent Domain Services, LLC, attorneys they hired to represent them in lawsuits against the village, and settle any liens against the property.
When the village first approached the Jensens to purchase their property, the Foxconn project was proposed to be a Generation 10.5 LCD manufacuting facility but in 2019 it was scaled back to a Generation 6 facility, which is much smaller.
Foxconn originally planned to invest $10 billion and hire up to 13,000 workers in multiple cities around the state, but the project has changed dramatically to 1,454 jobs and and $672.8 million in investment.
The Jensens have until May 15 to vacate the property.
On Monday, the Mount Pleasant Village Board voted unanimously to accept the agreement.
“As it has since the beginning of the Foxconn project, the Village has endeavored to reach voluntary agreements with all property owners to acquire the property necessary for public infrastructure improvements. We are pleased to reach a mutually agreeable settlement with Rodney and Catherine Jensen," Chris Smith, an attorney for the village, said in a statement.
Friday, January 14, 2022
MADISON – A Waukesha County judge ruled Thursday that absentee ballot drop boxes can't be used in Wisconsin, potentially upending aspects of the spring elections and the fall's high-profile contests for governor and U.S. Senate.
After hearing three hours of arguments, Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren determined state law allows absentee ballots to be returned in person or by mail — but not in a ballot drop box.
"It's all good and nice, but there's no authority to do it," Bohren said of the use of drop boxes.
He said he would finalize an injunction in 10 days ordering the state Elections Commission to withdraw long-standing advice to municipal clerks around the state that says they can use absentee ballot drop boxes.