Author Archives: Jake Gerard

Lawmakers Consider Refund Of Overpaid Miller Park Sales Taxes

Lawmakers Consider Refund Of Overpaid Miller Park Sales Taxes

The Wisconsin Senate is considering a bill which would return excess proceeds from the Miller Park sales tax to the people who paid it.  The sales tax was supposed to sunset in 2014, but it is still being collected.  Some estimates indicate as much as 16-million dollars more than was needed to meet the state’s…Read more »

2 Students At Madison East HS Charged With Sexual Assault

2 Students At Madison East HS Charged With Sexual Assault

Sexual assault charges have been filed against two 15-year-old students at Madison East High School.  A search warrant was issued to collect D-N-A from one of the suspects.  The victim says one of the boys took her backpack and ran into a bathroom at the school at about 4:00 P-M Wednesday.  She says the two…Read more »

4 People Shot In Milwaukee Over 10-Hour Span

4 People Shot In Milwaukee Over 10-Hour Span

Milwaukee police report a man shot to death while driving on the city’s north side was one of four people wounded last weekend.  The four shootings happened over a 10-hour period.  The 35-year-old homicide victim was wounded at about 2:45 A-M Saturday.  The three other shootings were reported Friday night.  A second man was shot…Read more »

Sanders Visits Wisconsin Where He Had His Biggest Victory In 2016

Sanders Visits Wisconsin Where He Had His Biggest Victory In 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be at a Friday afternoon rally in Madison.  Sanders earned his biggest primary victory in the Badger State during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.  He defeated Hillary Clinton in 71 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.  Sanders’ three-day campaign swing will also include stops in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. …Read more »

Mother Of Teen Who Died While Fasting Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

Mother Of Teen Who Died While Fasting Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

A Sauk County Circuit Court judge has sentenced the mother of a 15-year-old boy who died by fasting to three years in prison.  Titilayno Omosebi expressed remorse before the sentencing.  The victim’s 11-year-old brother was also emaciated at the time, he was treated at a local hospital and is now living with a foster family.  The father…Read more »

UW Board of Regents Gives System President  23-Percent Raise

UW Board of Regents Gives System President 23-Percent Raise

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents is giving the green light to a 23-percent salary increase for the U-W System president.  Board members unanimously approved the pay hike for the position at today’s (Friday) meeting.  Spokesman Mark Pitsch says U-W President Ray Cross declined pay raises since being hired in 2014 and will continue…Read more »

Milwaukee Parking Checker Kicked, Stabbed

Milwaukee Parking Checker Kicked, Stabbed

A 25-year-old man has been charged for allegedly kicking and stabbing of a parking checker in Milwaukee. Tony Bornes Jr. is charged with first-degree reckless injury and use of a dangerous weapon in the March 29 incident. Authorities say Bornes attacked the officer because he ticketed his cousin’s car.Police say the checker was able to…Read more »