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  • Two Killed, Eight Wounded Overnight as Shootings Rattle Democrat-Run Milwaukee

    05/28/2023 10:41:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/28/2023 | Awr Hawkins
    Seven shootings killed two people and wounded a further eight overnight in Democrat-run Milwaukee, Wisconsin. CBS 58 reported the shootings began about 7:30 p.m. Saturday night and continued until just before 5 a.m. The two shooting fatalities occurred in the incident shortly after midnight Sunday. The shooting occurred “near N. 37th St. and W. Townsend St.” and two men–a 43-year-old and a 47-year-old–died as a result.
  • Protester involved in pulling down abolitionist’s statue in Wisconsin gets 6 months in jail

    05/26/2023 1:18:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2023
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man who drove the car that helped pull down the statue of a Civil War hero and abolitionist outside of the Wisconsin state Capitol during a night of protests in 2020 has been sentenced to six months in jail. The statue of Hans Christian Heg was toppled and beheaded during a protest in downtown Madison in June 2020 against police brutality. Protests began a month earlier over the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and flared up again that June after Madison police arrested a Black activist. Kelsey D. Nelson, 33, was sentenced for...
  • RUST BELT POLL: Battleground poll of Rust Belt states shows Trump 47, Biden 38, but Biden 38, DeSantis 34: Richard Baris' Big Data Poll

    05/22/2023 1:41:02 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    PM ^ | May 20, 2023
    A new poll out from Richard Baris shows that Trump is undoubtedly in the lead in the 2024 presidential race in the Rust Belt states. Trump leads the GOP primary field with 67.5 percent, and DeSantis comes in a distant second at 17.1 percent. Trump also leads President Biden in the poll, showing that likely voters prefer Trump to Biden 46.9 to 38.1 percent. Among those likely voters who were polled, 7.5 percent say they would opt for a third party candidate, and 7.4 percent are not yet decided. If DeSantis were to be the nominee, according to likely voters,...
  • Teen Bragged ‘Fraud Is Fun’ Before Allegedly Hacking DraftKings, Stealing $600K: Feds

    05/21/2023 9:46:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 18, 2023 | Priscilla DeGregory
    A Wisconsin teen bragged “fraud is fun” before allegedly hacking user accounts on sports betting website DraftKings and helping others steal $600,000, Manhattan federal prosecutors charged Thursday. Joseph Garrison, 18, is accused of swiping the login information of 60,000 accounts in the Nov. 18 cyberattack, and then selling the data, allowing others to steal money from some of the users, the feds alleged. In total, the Madison man allegedly helped others loot the $600,000 from a total of 1,600 users — with at least 30 of those accounts belonging to New Yorkers, prosecutors said. Before Garrison carried out the major...
  • Bud Light, Budweiser Release Camo, Harley Davidson Limited Edition Cans As Sales Continue To Plummet

    05/18/2023 5:43:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 90 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | May 17, 2023 | By Ben Zeisloft
    Anheuser-Busch will launch camouflage and motorcycle-themed beer can redesigns for Bud Light and Budweiser as the multinational conglomerate reels from its recent partnership with self-identified transgender social media influencer Dylan Mulvaney. One unnamed executive from the company informed the New York Post on Tuesday that the firm will produce a camouflage Bud Light can as part of an initiative that offers educational scholarships to family members of fallen American military service members and first responders. “It’s an aluminum bottle,” the source told the outlet. “I believe it is the only package that will be transitioning, but I am not 100%...
  • Judge Will Not Reduce $2 Million Bail for Taylor Schabusiness in Beheading Case

    05/11/2023 6:56:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    A Green Bay woman charged with killing and decapitating a man in February 2022 was in court Tuesday for a hearing to address various motions filed by attorneys in the case, including a request for another competency examination and to reduce bail. Taylor Schabusiness, 25, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse and third-degree sexual assault for the February 2022 death of Shad Thyrion, 24, of Green Bay. She is accused of choking Thyrion to death with a metal chain and cutting off his head with a knife after the pair used methamphetamine and other drugs and had...
  • Check out the transgender merch Target is selling for kids and babies at this Wisconsin store

    05/10/2023 6:11:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | Holly Ash · · May 10, 2023
    They are selling this stuff for BABIES! [Warning: Language] VIDEO AT LINK.................... That's Scarlett Johnson, one of the people at Moms for Liberty, and it's a store in WISCONSIN, not Los Angeles or New York! Kids who can't even read or understand what's being said are going to say, "Ooh! I want the rainbow shirt!" or "I like the colorful drawings." I'm starting to realize why the LGBT cult picked the rainbow – because they wanted to market their sex fetishes to kids. This video was take at the @Target in Grafton, Wisconsin. Target is selling t-shirts for children with...
  • DeSantis presidential countdown begins as Florida lawmakers put finishing touches on his contentious agenda

    05/05/2023 7:55:47 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2023 | Steve Contorno
    Next week, DeSantis will resume his political travel in the next week with visits to Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. [cut] Speculation about an official kickoff date has been rampant, covering much of the calendar between now and July-4 with potential locations ranging from his childhood hometown of Dunedin, Florida, to somewhere along the Rust Belt where his parents are from. [cut] The circle has expanded out of necessity as DeSantis builds out a nationwide campaign. Never Back Down, a super PAC expected to play an outsized role boosting DeSantis, has beefed up its staff and is already raising money and...
  • Ghana national pleads not guilty to defrauding Wisconsin GOP

    05/04/2023 6:01:00 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 1 replies
    Channel 3000 News/AP ^ | May 4, 2023 | AP Staff
    A Ghana national pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to stealing about $2.4 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party in a wire fraud scheme. Paul Williams Anti, 59, was charged in February with embezzlement, online court records show. According to court documents, scammers manipulated state GOP employees’ email accounts in October 2020 to divert funds meant for vendors into the scammers’ bank accounts. Williams Anti allegedly controlled two of those accounts. A cybersecurity firm that the state GOP hired to investigate found that an employee's email account had been altered so that any message with the words “invoice,” “wire...
  • For the Record: Madison's booming housing market not a 'bubble', experts say [Wisconsin Housing Market]

    05/01/2023 7:06:52 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies
    Channel 3000 News ^ | May 1, 2023 | Naomi Knowles
    MADISON, Wis. -- As the average home cost in Madison soars to $424,000 in 2023's latest city assessments, experts say new homeowners are unlikely to face decreases in value in the near future despite the rapid increase. President Melissa Bjerke Markgraf and CEO Ruth Hackney from the Realtors Association of South Central Wisconsin joined Naomi Kowles on For the Record to explain the impacts of Madison's red hot housing market after city assessments rose 13.5% from the previous year. "The last three years, even during the pandemic, were record-setting volume years," Bjerke Markgraf said. "It's shocking double digits going up....
  • Wisconsin ending COVID emergency, health officials continue warnings

    04/28/2023 3:38:45 AM PDT · by CFW · 4 replies
    Just the News ^ | 4/27/23 | Benjamin Yount
    Wisconsin’s coronavirus emergency is ending, but the state’s public health managers are continuing to urge people to get vaccinated and “take care of their health.” Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services on Wednesday said the state will be transitioning away from its emergency footing as the Biden Administration prepares to end the national coronavirus emergency on May 11. “The public health emergency was a trigger for federal and state funding to become available resources that aren’t normal,” DHS deputy secretary Deb Standridge said. By remaining under an emergency, Wisconsin accessed millions of dollars that basically covered the cost of coronavirus tests...
  • Train derails near Wisconsin-Iowa border; 2 cars float down Mississippi River

    04/27/2023 4:59:51 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | 27 April 2023 | WCCO Staff
    MADISON, Wis. - A freight train derailed along the Mississippi River in southwestern Wisconsin Thursday, possibly injuring one crew member and sending two cars into the water, officials said. The train derailed in Crawford County at about 12:15 p.m. Two of the train's three locomotives and an unknown number of cars carrying "freight of all kinds" derailed on the eastern edge of the river, BNSF Railway spokesperson Lena Kent said. All crew members were accounted for, with one receiving a medical evaluation, she said. Crawford County Emergency Management Specialist Marc Myhre told WKBT-TV that about 20 BNSF Railway cars were...
  • Numerous road closures in effect in SW Wisconsin as Mississippi River continues to rise

    04/26/2023 8:09:30 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 11 replies
    Channel 3000 News ^ | April 26, 2023 | Logan Reigstadt
    BAGLEY, Wis. -- Road closures are are becoming more prevalent across parts of southwestern Wisconsin as floodwaters continue to rise on the Mississippi River. Major flooding is occurring or in the forecast for the river along the Wisconsin border, with water levels expected to reach their highest in more than two decades. In Cassville, portions of several streets, including Jack Oak Road, Iowa Street, Front Street and Wyota Street, are closed due to high waters, according to the village's Facebook page. Cassville has also been bypassing wastewater into the Mississippi River since Sunday. Volunteers in the village spent Monday filling...
  • Senators demand answers on FBI agents forced to sign nondisclosures stopping whistleblowers

    04/23/2023 8:49:56 PM PDT · by bitt · 9 replies ^ | 4/23/2023 | Madeleine Hubbard
    "Federal agencies cannot conceal their wrongdoing behind illegal nondisclosure agreements and related documents," Grassley and Johnson wrote. Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Ron Johnson (Wisc.) sent letters to the Justice Department demanding answers after a former FBI agent said he was forced to sign a nondisclosure agreement that did not include the legally required whistleblower exceptions allowing him to come forward to Congress. Whistleblower protections have been enshrined in federal law for more than a decade, and federal agencies may not use taxpayer dollars for nondisclosure agreements without including whistleblower exceptions. However, former Special Agent Steve Friend, who came...
  • USS Cleveland Damaged After Crashing Into Tug During Launch, Navy Admits

    04/22/2023 5:06:14 AM PDT · by DFG · 34 replies
    The War Zone via Yahoo ^ | 04/20/2023 | Thomas Newdick
    The latest incident to befall the U.S. Navy’s troubled Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) was an embarrassingly public one, and one that left the brand-new USS Cleveland (LCS-31) damaged in the process of being launched, in front of around 3,000 people, including members of the media. The Navy has now issued a statement providing more details of the collision between the Cleveland — which is the last of the 16-strong Freedom class — and a tugboat involved during the warship’s recent christening. "No personnel injuries occurred, but there was limited damage” to the Cleveland, the Navy said, of the April 14...
  • UW Health hopes residencies can support nurses as thousands plan to quit nationwide (Wisconsin)

    04/19/2023 6:29:40 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 21 replies
    Channel 3000 News ^ | April 19, 2023 | Arman Rhaman
    MADISON, Wis. -- Experts say a crisis looms in healthcare as hundreds of thousands of nurses plan to exit the workforce within the next few years. We're used to hearing about staffing shortages since the beginning of the pandemic, but a report by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing puts it into stark perspective. Roughly 800,000 registered nurses reported an intent to leave the nursing profession by 2027. 188,962 of them are under the age of 40. "A lot of nurses quit in the first year of starting," but John Friberg said he's not one of them. "I...
  • Darrell Brooks ordered to pay more in restitution (Waukesha WI Christmas Massacre Killer)

    04/14/2023 9:15:59 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 27 replies
    Channel 3000 News ^ | April 14, 2023 | James Langreh
    WAUKESHA, Wis. -- Darrell Brooks is being ordered to pay more in restitution to the victims of the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy, with an escrow account ensuring any money he earns -- including any money he might make in media rights deals -- goes to repaying what he owes. Brooks had already been ordered to pay a total of $124,222.65 to Crime Victim Compensation and $47,193.29 to compensate the insurance company for the Waukesha School District, but a restitution hearing held Thursday added more money on top of those totals. On Thursday, Brooks was ordered to pay an additional $10,246.20...
  • Catholic author Kim Zember sparks controversy on UW-Madison campus

    04/14/2023 9:10:29 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 2 replies
    Channel 3000 News ^ | April 14, 2023 | Nicole Herzog
    MADISON, Wis. -- Another speaker has sparked controversy on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus after students received an email Wednesday morning that Catholic author Kim Zember would discuss her experiences with homosexuality and life with Christ Thursday evening. At first glance, many students felt excited that UW-Madison would host a speaker that promoted acceptance of LGBTQIA+ people in the Catholic faith. "I was honestly kind of happy initially upon seeing the email," student Mia Warren said. "It used a lot of LGBTQIA+ affirming language, and I think the main message of the email was love wins." But upon further research,...
  • “His Kind” Is YOU ! [Trump]

    04/11/2023 7:28:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 5, 2023 | Sundance
    Now it’s Glen Youngkin. Virginia Governor Youngkin said in a release on Tuesday that he will lead a Virginia delegation to Taipei City, Taiwan, Tokyo, and Seoul, South Korea, from April 24-29.Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, John Bolton, Asa Hutchinson, Glen Youngkin… The Republican wing of the UniParty is throwing everything possible and pulling every level within their control, including last night’s outcome in Wisconsin, in order to retain the illusion of political parties as the source/solution within a nation collapsing.None of what DC Democrats, Republicans, the RNC or DNC presents is true or real within the landscape of the conflict...
  • Officers killed in traffic stop shootout identified; driver had warrant out for arrest (Wisconsin)

    04/11/2023 7:00:11 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies
    Channel 3000 News/AP ^ | April 11, 2023 | AP Staff
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has identified the two Wisconsin police officers who were killed in a shootout. Evers identified the officers in a tweet Monday as 32-year-old Emily Breidenbach of the Chetek Police Department and 23-year-old Hunter Scheel of the Cameron Police Department. The governor offered his condolences to their families and said he planned to sign executive orders lowering U.S. and Wisconsin flags in their honor once funeral arrangement have been made. According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Breidenbach had been in law enforcement for five years, beginning her career in Stoughton, where she served...