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Fashionistas in the making in Milwaukee.

Fashions on display are helping redefine the concepts of beauty, style and empowerment. From vintage threads to modern wears.

Scott Walker wants to end funding for renewable energy program

In an about-face from his first term, Gov. Scott Walker wants to eliminate funding for a University of Wisconsin-Madison ...

Car thefts by teens illustrate shortfalls in criminal justice system

An 18-year-old man accused of killing an elderly couple in a hit-and-run crash while driving a stolen SUV had been caught joy ...

Thousands gather at Capitol to rally against right-to-work

Thousands of Wisconsin union workers have rallied at the Capitol to protest a right-to-work bill set to be taken up again this ...

Social media fight leads to stabbing death of 13-year-old Wausau boy

Wausau, Wis. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy has died after he was stabbed during a fight in Wausau that may have been prompted by a ...

Milwaukee Blitzdkrieg Men’s Roller Derby kicks off 2015 season

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Look out ladies, guys are now getting into the roller derby action! Saturday morning, the Milwaukee ...

Maduro claims Venezuela has detained Americans

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday an unspecified number of Americans were arrested "a few days ago" for ...

Racine County theater shows sex trafficking film to help spread awareness

RACINE COUNTY (WITI) — A movie was shown in Racine County with a plot line that discusses a problem that exists in ...

Rand Paul wins CPAC poll, Walker a close second

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential ...

Dude, where’s my car? NASCAR Sprint Cup car stolen before big race

ATLANTA (CNN) — Maybe the thieves didn’t know what they were stealing. A NASCAR Sprint Cup car stolen from outside ...

Zoo Interchange construction worker killed

A construction worker was killed Saturday morning in an accident at the Zoo Interchange construction site, officials said.

Girl Scouts make it easy to get your cookie fix with drive-thrus and booth sales

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Area Girl Scouts are making it easy for you to get your hands on some Thin Mints and Peanut Butter ...

“This is something that’s going to affect everybody:” Thousands rally in Madison over Right-to-Work bill

MADISON (WITI) — The state Capitol was once again the backdrop for protest over the so-called ‘Right-to-Work’ ...

Construction worker killed in accident

MILWAUKEE -- A construction worker is confirmed dead after an industrial accident this morning.

Protestors gather to rally against Right-To-Work

MADISON -- Thousands of union supporters made their way from across Wisconsin to the Capitol to voice displeasure over proposed ...

Brewers hit record numbers as fans flock to Miller Park for 2015-2016 tickets

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Below freezing temperatures, a bitterly cold wind and long hours — that’s why the dedicated ...

Recognize this man? Police search for suspect in Tri-City National Bank robbery

SOUTH MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The South Milwaukee Police Department are searching searching for a man who robbed the Tri-City ...

South Milwaukee police search for man in connection with bank robbery

South Milwaukee police said they were searching for a man in connection with a Saturday morning bank robbery.

Scott Walker's legislative years: A staunch conservative, then as now

It has been 13 years since Gov. Scott Walker left the state Assembly, but his time there represents the longest chapter of his ...

1,000 pound woman called “Half Ton Killer” has significant weight loss, see her now

HOUSTON (WITI) — A 1,000 pound Texas woman, who was called the “Half Ton Killer” has lost 800 pounds after ...

Russian opposition leader shot dead in Moscow

MOSCOW (CNN) — Crowds of people, some with tears in their eyes, flocked Saturday to the spot on a bridge in the shadow of ...

Construction worker killed on Zoo Interchange site identified

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A construction worker has been killed while working on the Zoo Interchange construction site near 91st ...

Teen assaulted, videotaped, held against will in Racine

RACINE -- A 16-year-old is accused of assaulting another teenager and holding him against his will in a basement while ...

Teen dies after social media dispute turns violent

WAUSAU -- A 13-year-old boy has died after he was stabbed during a fight in Wausau that may have been prompted by a dispute on ...

Wisconsin man arrested after car chase, standoff

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- Indiana State Police say a man from Wisconsin wanted after allegedly firing shots inside an Illinois ...

One dead in industrial accident at zoo interchange

The accident occurred at a construction site. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Milwaukee ...

Teen dies in stabbing after social media fight, police say

A 13-year-old boy has died after he was stabbed during a fight in Wausau that may have been prompted by an earlier dispute over ...

Racine woman strangled, robbed by man she met online

RACINE -- A woman in Racine says she was robbed and strangled by a man she met on the internet.

Labor rally planned for Saturday

MADISON -- Union workers and their supporters have planned a demonstration for today to protest the right-to-work bill passed ...

American Appraisal to lay off 32 employees at downtown Milwaukee headquarters

Milwaukee-based American Appraisal Associates Inc., which announced Feb. 3 it was being sold to Duff & Phelps Corp., plans to ...

Brewers fans line up for tickets at Arctic Tailgate

MILWAUKEE -- Even though they couldn't camp out for days like in years past, fans still lined up early Saturday morning for ...

Iraq’s Prime Minister: ISIS ‘barbarians’ will not destroy our history

(CNN) — During the reopening of the Baghdad Museum on Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made one thing ...

Scan reveals 1,000-year-old mummified monk hidden in statue

(CNN) — A golden statue of a sitting Buddha, smuggled from a temple in China to a market in the Netherlands, revealed an ...

Former Bucks forward Anthony Mason dead at 48

Former Milwaukee Bucks big man Anthony Mason has died. He was 48 years old.

New helpline for people wrestling with religion, suffering from loss of faith

(CNN) — The man on the line sounds nervous. He’s been a Christian for 20 years but can’t believe in the Bible ...

Husco International among Manufacturer of the Year winners: Slideshow

More than 500 Wisconsin business executives gathered this week to honor seven state firms, which picked up Manufacturer of the ...

LATEST: Mining company closing office in northern Wisconsin

HURLEY (AP) — The company looking to open an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin says it is closing its office in Hurley ...

Too cold for overnighting at Miller Park, but Brewers fans ready to buy tickets

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers say it’s too cold to camp out overnight for the Arctic Tailgate. The earliest fans ...

Firefighters from multiple departments battle house fire in Town of Burlington

TOWN OF BURLINGTON (WITI) — Firefighters from multiple departments battled a house fire in the Town of Burlington late on ...

Admirals tripped up by Griffins, lose 4th straight

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Admirals lost for the fourth consecutive game as they dropped a 4-0 decision to the Grand Rapids ...

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'Obituary burglar' strikes plea deal in Sheboygan

SHEBOYGAN -- The man known as the "obituary burglar" struck a plea deal on some of his 31 criminal charges Friday.

D.A.'s Office takes steps to counter rise in number of stolen cars

WISN 12 News learns the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office has created a special task force to handle the increasing ...

70-year-old woman found dead in Grafton

A 70-year-old woman was found dead at a home in Grafton.

Favre superfan, restaurant owner excited for #4's Hall of Fame induction

CUDAHY -- A woman's love for the man behind number 4 runs deep.

Man accused of beating gas station clerks with bat charged

The man accused of beating two store workers with their own bats is facing felony charges. 

2-year-old boy in intensive care after crash with alleged impaired driver

MILWAUKEE -- New information about a serious accident that critically injured a toddler.

Company wanting to open iron ore mine in Northern Wis. to close office

The company looking to open an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin says it is closing its office in Hurley effective on Sunday.

Staff thanks firefighters on anniversary of Mitchell School fire

Teachers at Racine's Mitchell School take time to remember a fire from one year ago and the firefighters who battled to save ...

Milwaukee sisters charged with filing $234K in fake tax returns

Three sisters are charged with tax fraud after allegedly filing more than $200,000 worth of false tax returns.

6-year-old Racine singer stuns crowd with national anthem performance

Liamani Segura’s parents know she loves to sing. But they didn’t know she could sing like this.

Friends gather to remember life of couple killed in hit-and-run crash

Friends of a Milwaukee couple killed on the city's south side last weekend supported each other at a vigil Friday afternoon.

First responders risk their lives to rescue dog on Lake Michigan

Emergency responders carried out a daring dog rescue on Lake Michigan, near Sheridan Park in Cudahy.

Coloring a community with art

It started with some local artists complaining about Milwaukee not having a residency program for artists. It's now a full ...

Husband shoots at teen who tried carjacking woman

Two teens are in jail after they robbed a woman at gunpoint and tried to steal her car.

Registration opens for the 2015 UPAF Ride for the Arts

Registration for the 35th annual UPAF Ride for the Arts opened Friday, offering thousands of cyclists the opportunity to pedal ...

'Jihadi John' emails show radicalization shift: Activists

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Mining company closing office in northern Wisconsin

The company looking to open an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin says it is closing its office in Hurley effective on Sunday, ...

What color is this dress?

A photograph of a dress posted by Buzzfeed has the internet divided now over what color the dress really is. Vote in our poll!

Newaukee, statewide groups partner with state to attract, keep young professionals in Wisconsin

Attracting and retaining young professionals is a growing concern for many business owners, and Wisconsin's economic ...

State budgets $2.8 million in first year to cover Milwaukee arena bond issue: Fiscal Bureau

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal includes $2.8 million in state funds to cover the first year of debt payments on ...

Starbucks closes, Pita Pit moving in near St. Luke's

A month after opening his second restaurant in downtown Milwaukee, local Pita Pit franchisee Andrew Culp has leased space near ...

Girl Scouts hosting drive-thru cookie sales this weekend

The Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast are hosting drive-thru cookie sales in Milwaukee, Kenosha and Menomonee Falls on Friday, ...

Racine school marks one year since damaging fire

Friday, Feb. 27 marks one year since a fire caused heavy damage to Mitchell School in Racine

Northwestern Mutual to demolish vacant downtown offices on Van Buren Street

Northwestern Mutual this March will tear down two small office buildings on North Van Buren Street on one of the blocks that is ...

MEDC loan to help SIC Lazaro resolve production, cash-flow problems

A $1 million loan from the Milwaukee Economic Development Corp. will help SIC Lazaro increase its workflow and address a cash ...

Packers announce Favre Hall of Fame ceremony to be broadcast live, Lambeau to be opened

Fans will be able to be in seats at Lambeau Field when Brett Favre is inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.

Marquette names Rexnord CEO, former Supreme Court justice to board

Todd Adams and Hon. Janine Geske are the two newest board members at Marquette University, bringing the full board to 35 ...

7 people charged in drug operation out of Milwaukee home

Seven people have been charged with running a large drug distribution operation out of a house on the south side of Milwaukee.

Joe Lak Jr.: A People on the Move spotlight

Joe Lak Jr. has been named partner of Colliers International | Wisconsin Brokerage Division, Milwaukee. Lak, who started his ...

Join the Live at Daybreak crew at Pasta Fest!

MILWAUKEE -- Women for MACC is hosting its annual Pasta Fest on Sunday, March 1 at Serb Hall, 5101 W Oklahoma Ave., in ...

Milwaukee teen charged in hit-and-run that killed two

Charges have been filed against a Milwaukee teenager involved in a fatal hit-and-run on Sunday, Feb. 22.

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I-94 procession pays tribute to fallen Kenosha firefighter

KENOSHA -- Lieutenant Scott Schumacher was a fighter who faced every challenge head on.

One killed in Cudahy house fire

One person was killed in a house fire in Cudahy Thursday afternoon, fire officials confirmed.

Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him ...

Fox Point man brewing beer from treated wastewater

A Fox Point man is brewing beer made from treated waste water from Milwaukee's Metropolitan Sewerage District.

Right-to-work opponents concerned with safety, not just future wages

Right-to-work opponents are concerned about future wages and worker training.

Video purports to show ISIS smashing ancient artifacts

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Two Shorewood schools will start a half hour later next year

Students at two of Shorewood's schools will get a little more rest next year. The district is pushing back start times for it's ...

Kings of Leon to headline Summerfest June 25th

Fresh off their 2014 headlining tour, rock band Kings of Leon will headline Summerfest on Thursday, June 25th.

Timber Rattlers to feature 'Grilled Cheese Bacon Cheeseburger' this season

At Wisconsin Timber Rattlers games this season, you can munch on this ginormous sandwich.

Staying safe in your car: Tips for kids and parents

The Kohl's Cares Grow Safe & Healthy project, with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, will be at the Greater Milwaukee Auto ...

Gas smell prompts evacuation of West Allis school

Students at The Richardson School in West Allis are back in class after reports of a natural gas smell inside the school ...

Lake effect snow slows morning commute

Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies responded to at least 15 crashes that caused property damage Thursday morning.

Milwaukee residents to weigh-in on plans for new Mill Road Library

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee residents will get a chance to weigh-in on plans for a new Mill Road Library tonight.

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Three Milwaukee teens shot inside stolen car

Three Milwaukee teenagers are recovering from non-life threatening injuries after they were shot inside a stolen car they were ...

Wisconsin Senate passes right-to-work bill, Assembly to vote next week

The Wisconsin Senate has approved a proposed right-to-work bill in a 17-15 vote.

Woman sentenced for stealing cats from animal shelter

A La Crosse woman will spend 18 months on probation for breaking into an Onalaska animal shelter to steal her cats back last ...

Burglary suspect taken down by Greendale officials may be tied to other crimes: Police

The man taken down by two village officials in Greendale last weekend may be a career burglar, police say.

Southwest grounds more than 100 planes due to overdue inspections

MILWAUKEE -- The FAA is allowing Southwest Airlines to keep flying planes that missed inspection.

3 NYC men accused of plotting to wage jihad for ISIS

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Milwaukee police union hold vote of no confidence against Chief Ed Flynn

The Milwaukee Police Association is protesting the chief's decision to fire the officer who shot and killed Dontre Hamilton.

Quick thinking neighbor saves pregnant woman and her son from fire

A neighbor brings a ladder over to help a pregnant woman get out of a burning home.

Water might taste fishy or musty for the next 12 weeks

For Milwaukee Water Works customers north of State Street.

Final debate for Attorney General candidates

both candidates accuse the other of false attacks

New member to CBS 58 family

Congratulations Lane Kimble and wife Danelle!

Campaign literature falsely claims Voter ID still in effect

Meet West Bend's 90 year old crossing guard

Amazon workers move into new facility in Kenosha

Workers have moved in to the new Amazon fulfillment center in Kenosha. The 1.5 million square feet facility will bring 1,100 ...

Milwaukee restaurant owner honored to host President Obama

"Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, it's definitely an honor to have the President of the United States at your ...

Several Milwaukee day cares sue Department of Children and Families