Milwaukee Local News

Weekend events: July 10-12

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 12:43pm
Weekend events are getting lucky with some good weather.

Having trouble breathing? Blame Canadian wildfires

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:58am
Smoke from Canadian wildfires has polluted the air in Wisconsin and many other Midwestern states. "It's just like having smog or any other pollutant in the air that we don't normally have," said Dr. Mitchell Grayson, a pediatric asthma and allergy specialist at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. The people most at risk of having trouble are those who suffer from pulmonary and heart diseases. "If you do have these problems, often times it will make your lungs contract, which makes it hard to breathe. It's almost like you can be suffocating because your lungs contract and tighten up on you." There are steps that can be taken. "The best thing you can do is stay indoors and try not to be overly active," said Grayson, "and just take it easy." Grayson encourages people to listen to their doctor's instructions and take any medicine they may need. People who do not have respiratory issues are usually not at risk.

Elk Mound's elk too similar to Milwaukee Bucks' deer

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:03am
ELK MOUND -- Elk Mound High School has run into some trademark issues over its new sports logo.

Cable snaps on sling shot ride in Wisconsin Dells

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:02am
WISCONSIN DELLS -- It was a close call for two people on a Wisconsin Dells amusement ride after a large cable snapped just inches away from them.

Do you know them? Authorities believe they are responsible for damaging a Waukesha building

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 7:22am
WAUKESHA -- Big brother is always watching.

Submarine Fest kicks off in Manitowoc this weekend

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 7:03am
If you're looking for a different kind of family-friendly fun, head to Manitowoc this weekend.

Fire damages 2 homes on Milwaukee's west side

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 6:28am
MILWAUKEE -- A fire damaged two homes on Milwaukee's west side Friday.

Authorities search for Milwaukee, Pewaukee carjacking suspects

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 6:10am
Several law enforcement agencies are searching for two carjacking suspects.

Mother of slain 13-year-old: 'Nobody understands but God'

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:24pm
MILWAUKEE -- Police have a suspect in custody for the death of 13-year-old Giovonnie Cameron.

Waukesha neighbors concerned with unit housing at least four sex offenders

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:13pm
At least four sex offenders are living in one apartment-home in Waukesha. It has neighbors on-edge.

Milwaukee man in critical condition after north side shooting

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:37pm
MILWAUKEE -- A 27-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in the chest on Milwaukee's north side Thursday night.

Menards to end sales of flooring with toxic chemical

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:20pm
Midwestern home improvement chain Menards announced Wednesday that it will stop selling a vinyl flooring that contains a toxic chemical by the end of the year.

Bucks' Zaza Pachulia sent to Mavericks in trade

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:11pm
The Milwaukee Bucks are trading away one of their inside players hours after picking up a major force in the paint for their team, multiple sources reported Thursday evening.

UW System's Board of Regents approves $125 million in budget cuts

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 6:03pm
The UW system budget will be slashed by $125 million. UW-Milwaukee is taking the second largest hit.

Russ Feingold on Senate rematch: Ron Johnson 'living in the past'

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 5:28pm
MILWAUKEE -- The U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin is looking like a repeat of the same two candidates.

Dozens evacuated from homes after construction crew hits gas line in Fond du Lac

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 5:17pm
A construction accident forced dozens from their homes in Fond du Lac after crews hit a gas line Thursday afternoon.

Wisconsin Assembly approves abortion 20-week abortion ban

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:03pm
Wisconsin Republicans moved within a step Thursday of banning non-emergency abortions at or beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy after the state Assembly approved the prohibition and sent the measure on to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature.

Program aims to keep teen drivers safe on the road

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:58pm
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for young people ages 15-20. As more young drivers get set to hit the road this summer, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is trying to help them stay safe. Deena Liska with Children's, and Debbie and Noah Larson, joined Live at Noon to talk about a program called "Hitting the Road." Watch the video above for more.

Program helps foster kids transition into independence

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:40pm
MILWAUKEE -- There is help for young people looking for jobs in the Milwaukee community.