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The once vacant lot at N. 14th St. and W. North Ave., where a crowd of dignitaries gathered Friday, once belonged to drug dealers, prowlers and prostitutes.

At about 6:40 a.m., the West Allis Police Department received a call from someone who said they saw what looked like a mountain lion or cougar in a wooded area in Greenfield.

As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker runs for president on his history of balancing budgets, everyone from Democrats to Donald Trump are taking shots at his record on financial responsibility. Here’s a checkup on Wisconsin’s fiscal health.

The crash occurred just after 8 a.m. Friday at the intersection of S. 6th St. and W. Morgan Ave.

A man walked into Center Petro Mart, 1341 W. Center St., just after 7 a.m. Thursday and waited for other customers to leave before pulling a gun out and demanding money from an employee.

Brian Hagedorn, a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, will take the $139,059-a-year position in the District 2 Court of Appeals in Waukesha.

Jason Industries Inc., a Milwaukee based maker of vehicle seats and other products, on Friday reported a loss for its most recent fiscal quarter — placing part of the blame on the strong U.S. dollar and foreign currency exchange rates.

Paul McCartney, Metallica and Tove Lo are among nearly 50 acts whose sets at Lollapalooza in Chicago this weekend will be streamed online.

A 21-year-old Milwaukee man was charged Friday with felony murder in the fatal shooting of Jay Ro, a Burmese immigrant who was killed in front of his family during a robbery.

The popular daytime TV talk-show host opened up about all things private, from losing her virginity to sex acts your 13-year-old son should never witness in his own house.

Wilson signed a four-year contract extension with the Seahawks on Friday, keeping him with the franchise that took him in the third round of the 2012 draft and watched him become one of the most successful young quarterbacks in NFL history.

Aurora Health Care announced $3.4 million in grants Friday to develop and expand prevention and treatment programs for sexual assault and domestic violence.

A total of 35 high school principals signed the July 13 letter to Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Legislature lamenting the "reduced power of local school boards" and a "competitive business model" they say results in the "haves and the have-nots" among the state's school districts.

The state Court of Appeals on Friday denied a North Woods prosecutor's effort to block release of public records about him to a local newspaper, confirming that elected officials are not entitled to so-called Woznicki review of records about them.

Some of the items available in the gift shop at the Redemptorist Retreat Center have created quite a buzz.

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Salaries and benefits for private sector workers were unchanged in the second quarter, the weakest showing since the government began tracking the data in 1980.

Big name conservative donors give millions to Unintimidated PAC, the group supporting the Wisconsin governor’s presidential bid.

The proposed $33.2 million development, only in its conceptual stage, involves building three four-story condominium buildings, each with 33 units, a 30,000-square-foot grocery store and two smaller retail buildings of 14,000 and 10,000 square feet. The 10.8-acre former Parkland Mall is at Janesville Road and Lannon Drive, viewed by some as the heart of downtown Muskego.