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'We need hundreds': Fire victims' families urged to give DNA

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:52pm

Authorities are using a rapid DNA test that produces results in just two hours to help identify the scores of people killed in the Northern California wildfire.

South Milwaukee woman reunited with birth mother after decades-long search

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:39pm

A South Milwaukee woman’s decades-long search for the mother who abandoned her in a Kenosha hospital stairwell on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving has ended with a happy reunion.

Amazon to build fulfillment center in Oak Creek, create 1,500 new jobs

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:39pm

A deal to bring a second Amazon fulfillment center to southeast Wisconsin was finalized Tuesday.

LeRoy Butler among 25 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:29pm

In all, 13 defensive players, nine on offense and three coaches -- Jimmy Johnson, Tom Flores and Don Coryell --
are among 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

US senator apologizes to anyone offended by 'hanging' remark

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:23pm

A U.S. senator said she apologizes for saying she would attend a "public hanging" if a supporter invited her.

Bingo! Record set at Potawatomi for number of winners in single game

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 9:59pm

There were a record number of winning cards in a single game of bingo Monday night at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino because of G53.

Record bingo bonanza: 290 winning cards in one game

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 9:49pm

After 44 numbers were drawn, the magic one, G53, resulted in 290 winning cards Monday night at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

'Token of my appreciation': Company's founder makes $20 million gift — to his workers

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 9:43pm

The gift extended to all workers, even those just starting.

'He is like an angel': Woman's family receives custom-made home after years of hardships

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 8:38pm

After becoming paralyzed in a car accident, she tried to make a fresh start with home renovations, but a contractor took her money without finishing the job.

Videocast: Travel Forecast, Heads Up For Sunday

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 7:58pm

Videocast: Travel Forecast, Heads Up For Sunday

Former Toys R Us workers to get $20M in hardship fund

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 7:58pm

Two private equity owners of the iconic Toys R Us toy chain will be handing over a $20 million hardship fund to the thousands of former workers left jobless and without severance after the chain was liquidated in June.

2016: Kathy Mykleby spends time with former governor and his wife, who was living with Alzheimer's

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 7:48pm

In 2016, Kathy Mykleby spent time with former Wisconsin Gov. Marty Schreiber and his wife Elaine, who battles Alzheimer’s, shedding light on what it's like to be a caregiver for a loved one with the disease.

Video shows horse apparently dragged by truck

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 7:08pm

"That's somebody's pet."

'Little bit of family': California communities to serve Thanksgiving dinner to thousands of wildfire evacuees

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 6:37pm

A resident who felt moved to help her neighbors got a lot more help than she imagined.

Tuesday's Child enjoys cooking, helping others

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 6:24pm

Angel is back on the waiting list for a volunteer big sister after the one she adored moved away. She says she misses that special connection.

'Gut-wrenching' video shows 4-year-old boy watching mother get high

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 5:58pm

The child was taken in by child services workers

'Truly awful': Dead whale swallows 115 plastic cups, plastic bottles, sandals

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 5:52pm

A dead whale in Indonesia has been found with 13.2 pounds of plastic waste in its stomach.

Construction on Lake Geneva Ice Castles begins

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 5:21pm

Work has begun on the icy wonderland Lake Geneva Ice Castles, which is expected to open in the end of December or beginning of January and remain open as long as the weather allows.

Teen captures video of bears eating dozens of chocolate bars in her car

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 4:33pm

Apparently, some bears in North Carolina have a sweet tooth.

Felony charge: Wisconsin man cast two ballots in dead mom's name

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 4:12pm

A Wisconsin man cast two absentee ballots with his mother's name on them, once in April and again in August, months after his mom passed away, prosecutors allege.