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Milwaukee man accused of trying to burn mobile phone store

Jun. 5, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a 26-year-old Milwaukee man with trying to set a mobile phone store on fire with a Molotov cocktail during unrest in Milwaukee following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Tyshaun Smith faces federal counts of attempted arson and possession of a...

Protests continue in Wisconsin, no major conflicts

Jun. 5, 2020 7:20 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marchers and a caravan of cars moved slowly into a western Milwaukee suburb Thursday night, but stopped short of a major mall where police were waiting. Several hundred people turned back from Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa and headed back into Milwaukee. Few police were present along the...

1 dead, 1 arrested after pursuit, crash in Milwaukee

Jun. 4, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One person was killed after an SUV police were trying to stop struck another car in Milwaukee on Thursday. Authorities said the sport utility vehicle was driving recklessly and had people hanging out the windows. The SUV did not stop and struck another car, ejecting a person from the SUV....

Evers defends his decision to deploy National Guard

Jun. 4, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday defended his decision to deploy the Wisconsin National Guard to help police in Madison and Milwaukee control protests over George Floyd's death. Evers, a Democrat, told reporters during a conference call that he deployed the Guard to protect property in...

Summerfest outright canceled after being moved to September

Jun. 4, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The lakeside festival that draws hundreds of thousands of people to downtown Milwaukee each summer has canceled the event after earlier moving it to September. Summerfest officials said Thursday that out of an “abundance of caution” for fans, artists, vendors and staff, the...

Protests over George Floyd's death largely calm

Jun. 4, 2020 7:55 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Demonstrators and a caravan of vehicles streamed through streets on Milwaukee's north side overnight Wednesday and headed to a police precinct station where National Guard members stood watch. Officers used smoke or gas to disperse the protesters. But, it was a quieter demonstration than...

Madison march peaceful, Milwaukee police use tear gas

Jun. 3, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A fourth night of protests in Madison ended peacefully, police said Wednesday, in contrast with three previous nights of violence. A downpour briefly halted the protest against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but hundreds of chanting demonstrators regrouped and continued the...

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Fourth day of protest in Madison shuts down state highway

Jun. 2, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Protesters shut down a six-lane state highway that feeds into downtown Madison for a second day on Tuesday, as Gov. Tony Evers called for the Legislature to pass a law to reduce the use of police force and urged a united battle against racism. The latest actions came after a third...

Miller Park is seen March 24, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Brewers were supposed to host Opening Day on Thursday, but the season start was postponed by Major League Baseball because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Brewers: Miller Park sustains 'minor damage' after break-in

Jun. 2, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers say a man illegally entered Miller Park and caused minor damage to the playing field Tuesday morning. Brewers officials say the man was apprehended by law enforcement shortly after gaining access to the field. Milwaukee police said a 40-year-old man was arrested in...

4 injured in pursuit crash, pregnant woman loses baby

Jun. 2, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A pregnant woman injured along with three others in a crash involving a fleeing suspect has lost her baby, Milwaukee police said. According to authorities, officers were pursuing a reckless driver wanted for a domestic violence incident when the suspect lost control and crashed into the...