Wisconsin State News http://feed.informer.com/digests/YW4WJZOHZ6/feeder Wisconsin State News Respective post owners and feed distributors Sat, 05 Sep 2020 12:00:40 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ 'Milwaukee Mario' seen go-karting around city, Reddit video shows https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/milwaukee-mario-seen-go-karting-around-city-reddit-video-shows Local News urn:uuid:7191c968-d8a5-f1d3-c342-b5e1fd6afcfe Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:34:14 +0000 Have you seen "Milwaukee Mario" go-karting around the city lately? Have you seen "Milwaukee Mario" go-karting around the city lately?A video, shared by Reddit user captainjameryca, showed a person dressed as video game character Mario karting around Oakland Avenue, blaring the theme to "Super Mario."Happened right on Oakland Ave. Don’t know who he is, or why he was go karting outside dressed as Mario and blaring the Super Mario theme, but Milwaukee Mario is a legend! from r/milwaukee "Celebrating the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars the right way," one user commented.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Giannis Antetokounmpo wins MVP for 2nd season in a row, report says https://www.tmj4.com/sports/basketball/milwaukee-bucks/giannis-antetokounmpo-wins-mvp-for-2nd-season-in-a-row Local News urn:uuid:e597507a-dd7d-6e74-6707-c1b2500ef39e Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:56:58 +0000 Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has won the Most Valuable Player award for a second consecutive season after averaging 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists this season. Reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has won the Most Valuable Player award for a second consecutive season after averaging 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists during the shortened 2019-2020 campaign, according to ESPN.Antetokounmpo beat out finalists LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers, as well as James Harden of the Houston Rockets. He won his first MVP award after the 2018-19 season that saw the Bucks advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.In the first round of the playoffs against Orlando this season, Antetokounmpo averaged 30.6 points, 16 rebounds and six assists on 59% shooting from the floor and 39% from 3-point range, according to the NBA.Giannis sprained his ankle in Game 4 of the next series against the Miami Heat, and had to sit out for Game 5. The Bucks eventually lost that series 4 games to 1.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Lifetime casts its first LGBTQ+ couple in a new Christmas film set in Milwaukee https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/lifetime-casts-its-first-lgbtq-married-couple-in-a-new-christmas-film Local News urn:uuid:d7756b0f-e9a0-c27a-76b5-a19c23449e8e Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:48:32 +0000 The Lifetime channel has cast its first LGBTQ+ Christmas romance movie, set in Milwaukee, this winter. The Lifetime channel has cast its first LGBTQ+ Christmas romance movie, set in Milwaukee, this winter. The movie will star real-life same-sex married couple Ben Lewis and Blake Lee in the upcoming film “The Christmas Set Up,” which premieres on Lifetime Dec. 12.“The Christmas Set Up” follows Hugo (Lewis), a New York lawyer, and his best friend as Hugo spends the holidays in Milwaukee with his matchmaking mom, Kate.When Kate sets Hugo up with Patrick (Lee), Hugo’s high school friend and secret crush, there is an undeniable, mutual attraction between the two.But when Hugo receives news of a job promotion in London, he must choose what is most important to him.“Diversity and inclusion is a top priority for us,” a Hallmark Channel spokesperson said in a statement, per Good Morning America. “We are committed to creating a Hallmark experience where everyone feels welcome.”Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Tips for avoiding a sweepstakes scam https://www.tmj4.com/call4action/tips-for-avoiding-a-sweepstakes-scam Local News urn:uuid:277c9e3d-8db1-7226-ad6a-11cb0c3296f2 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:19:00 +0000 Many of us would love to learn that we are the winner of sweepstakes. But, how do you know if you are a winner or a target for a scam? Many of us would love to learn that we are the winner of sweepstakes. But, how do you know if you are a winner or a target for a scam? Here are a few things that you can do to enter sweepstakes safely and avoid getting scammed.If you want to register for sweepstakes, do your homework and check things out before filling out a form, clicking on a link, or spending any money. Considering using a separate email address that you use specifically for sweepstakes or marketing efforts. How To Recover Money Lost In An ATMKeep in mind, the purpose of many sweepstakes is to gather information that can be used for marketing purposes. Check out the reputation of the company offering the sweepstakes, and read the fine print about contest rules and privacy policies. If you are asked to make a purchase or the rules and privacy policies are vague or do not exist, watch out. This could be a telltale sign of a scam.If you are notified that you are a winner, use caution before you send money or pay with a pre-paid debit card. Also, use caution before providing any personal information, especially if you are asked for banking information or a social security number. Do your research by checking out the official website or calling a legitimate phone number for the company. Read over the sweepstakes rules, including how winners will be notified. Do not automatically trust a phone number or information that is provided in a letter or over the phone. Watch out for telltale signs of a scam such as postage that appears to be bulk mail or from out of the country, a fake check enclosed for an odd amount, or a caller that tells you that payment must be made in order to collect the winnings.If you suspect a scam or need help checking things out, contact state and federal consumer agencies, or contact our Call 4 Action office. Your information could help others from being scammed.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Fire crews rescue child from roof of house fire https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/fire-crews-rescue-child-from-roof-of-house-fire Local News urn:uuid:6ebbc441-9f9f-15f9-7c73-24cfe8461123 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:29:42 +0000 Fire crews confirmed a child was rescued from the roof of the home. Everyone in the home made it out safely. The Milwaukee Fire Department was called to a house fire on the 500 block of N 31st St around 5:33 a.m., this morning. Fire crews confirmed a child was rescued from the roof of the home. Everyone in the home made it out safely.One firefighter was transported to a local hospital with a burned hand.The circumstances leading up to the fire are unknown at this time.No other information has been released.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Houser scheduled to start as Milwaukee hosts Kansas City https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/houser-scheduled-to-start-as-milwaukee-hosts-kansas-city Local News urn:uuid:cc1f2ca9-4133-9a88-9174-ffbe48ed0128 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:51:00 +0000 Milwaukee and Kansas City will square off on Friday. The Brewers are 12-14 in home games. Kansas City Royals (21-29, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (23-26, fourth in the NL Central)Milwaukee; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Kansas City: Danny Duffy (3-3, 4.24 ERA) Milwaukee: Adrian Houser (1-5, 5.40 ERA)LINE: Brewers favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runsBOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee and Kansas City will square off on Friday.The Brewers are 12-14 in home games. The Milwaukee offense has compiled a .225 batting average as a team this season, Avisail Garcia leads the team with a mark of .266.The Royals have gone 11-16 away from home. Kansas City has hit 57 home runs as a team this season. Whit Merrifield leads the team with nine, averaging one every 22.7 at-bats.TOP PERFORMERS: Keston Hiura leads the Brewers with 40 hits and is batting .222.Maikel Franco leads the Royals with 31 RBIs and is batting .275.INJURIES: Brewers: Manny Pina: (knee).Royals: Glenn Sparkman: (right forearm), Mike Montgomery: (lat strain), Ian Kennedy: (calf), Matt Harvey: (right la), Foster Griffin: (forearm), Jorge Soler: (oblique), Franchy Cordero: (right wrist).___The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.All contents © copyright 2020 Associated Press. All rights reserved Mother whose toddler overdosed charged with neglect https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/mother-whose-toddler-overdosed-charged-with-neglect Local News urn:uuid:9ec8e0f9-5746-d40e-bddd-e0badf1ffc82 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:44:37 +0000 A 21-year-old woman has been charged in Sauk County with felony child neglect in the overdose death of her 1-year-old daughter in Spring Green. BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — A 21-year-old woman has been charged in Sauk County with felony child neglect in the overdose death of her 1-year-old daughter in Spring Green. According to a criminal complaint, the child died in February of 2019 after ingesting a large amount of an anti-depressant medication prescribed to her mother, Mariah Gay. The woman told investigators the toddler was able to crawl out of her crib and must have done so while she was sleeping. Gay said her daughter apparently pulled her bag containing pills from the top of a dresser onto the floor. The complaint says a detective found three white pills on a pile of children’s toys and clothing. All contents © copyright 2020 Associated Press. All rights reserved Trump heats up culture war in appeal to Wisconsin voters https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/trump-heats-up-culture-war-in-appeal-to-wisconsin-voters Local News urn:uuid:a7b8e546-0611-dd61-4955-3149344a7842 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:36:45 +0000 President Donald Trump is stepping up his rhetoric on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters. MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump is stepping up his rhetoric on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters. He held a rally Thursday evening in Mosinee, in central Wisconsin, an area of the state that shifted dramatically toward Republicans in 2016. He called for a statute to ban burning the American flag in protest — a freedom protected by the Supreme Court — and criticized sports players and leagues for allowing demonstrations against racial inequality. Trump is increasingly using his public appearances to elevate cultural issues important to his generally whiter and older base.All contents © copyright 2020 Associated Press. All rights reserved Police investigate fatal shooting of 26-year-old https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/police-investigate-fatal-shooting-of-26-year-old Local News urn:uuid:5d79fadb-1774-ea32-cda4-ac85bb5c3dff Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:49:29 +0000 The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Sept. 12, around 10:20 p.m. on the 200 block of N. 35th St. The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Sept. 12, around 10:20 p.m. on the 200 block of N. 35th St.The victim is a 26-year-old Milwaukee resident.No other information has been released. Police are still investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting.Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum release special edition Bart Starr bobblehead https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/national-bobblehead-hall-of-fame-and-museum-release-special-edition-bart-starr-bobblehead Local News urn:uuid:16e7a8ef-76d4-51f5-7a92-ea6b3c92d832 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:38:13 +0000 The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled four special edition bobbleheads featuring Green Bay legend Bart Starr. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled four special edition bobbleheads featuring Green Bay legend Bart Starr on Sept. 18.Each special edition bobblehead uniquely captured the playing career of the Hall of Fame quarterback that played 16 seasons with the Packers.The bobbleheads were produced exclusively for the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum by FOCO, an official licensee and manufacturer of Green Bay Packers and NFL merchandise."Bart Starr is one of the greatest players in the storied history of the Green Bay Packers and the NFL,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “We wanted to honor Starr with a series of bobbleheads that pays tribute to his remarkable football career and tremendous life. These will become keepsakes that are passed on to future generations of Packers fans!”The first bobblehead pack features the three legendary Packers quarterbacks: Bart Starr, Bret Farve and Aaron Rodgers.The second features Starr crossing the goal line and scoring the winning touchdown during the famed Ice Bowl in the 1967 NFL Championship Game.The third and fourth bobbleheads also feature highlights from Starr’s career with Green Bay.Each bobblehead is individually numbered, and they are only available through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store.The bobbleheads are $50 each, $85 for the triple bobblehead or $225 for the complete set plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip A breezy and cool Friday with highs in the lower 60s https://www.tmj4.com/weather/forecast/todays-forecast/a-breezy-and-cool-friday-with-highs-in-the-lower-60s Local News urn:uuid:487d18d6-8dd2-1033-b459-32b76c6ff062 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:09:10 +0000 It's a chilly September morning and temperatures will be below normal again today. The weather will actually be very similar to yesterday, except likely a couple degrees cooler. It's a chilly September morning and temperatures will be below normal again today. The weather will actually be very similar to yesterday, except likely a couple degrees cooler. We'll have a mix of clouds and sunshine, a northeast breeze, and highs in the lower 60s. Tonight is going to be the coldest night of the season so far. Clear skies allows temperatures to fall into the upper 40s in Milwaukee to the upper 30s well inland. There is a slim chance of some patchy frost well inland, but your flowers and vegetables should be safe.High pressure and sunshine will be in full force this weekend! Temperatures bump back up to the middle 60s on Saturday and then near 70 on Sunday. The warming trend continues right through next week. The forecast next week has more of a summer feel as we officially kick off fall!Check The Interactive Radar7-Day ForecastActive Weather AlertsTODAY: Partly Cloudy. Breezy and Cool.High: 61wind: NE 10-15 mphTONIGHT: Mainly Clear and ChillyLow: 48 Lake 38 InlandWind: Variable 5 mphSATURDAY: SunnyHigh: 64SUNDAY: Sunny and BeautifulHigh: 70MONDAY: Mostly SunnyHigh: 74TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny and WarmHigh: 80 How serendipity brought a piglet and 6-year-old together to heal each other's hearts https://www.tmj4.com/news/positively-milwaukee/how-serendipity-brought-a-piglet-and-6-year-old-together-to-heal-each-others-hearts Local News urn:uuid:bddc8567-77f0-a5ce-1b9d-98941f40a60d Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:04:22 +0000 DANE COUNTY, Wisc. — A Whitefish Bay boy who underwent heart surgery, and a piglet that jumped out of a moving truck. These two completely different events would serendipitously come together to inspire our community, which is why it is Positively Milwaukee.It has been a long journey for six-year-old Tristian Roller and “Maxwell the Pig.” They met for the first time at Heartland Farm Sanctuary, just outside Madison.To say Tristian is a fan of pigs would be an understatement.“Pigs are my favorite animal," Tristian squealed. "I love piggies!” Students share their experience in getting safely back to schoolMaxwell made it to the sanctuary after leaping out of a truck to his freedom. He is now all healed from his wounds.This is something Tristian can relate to. He had heart surgery nine months ago, and so did his stuffed pig. His mom Stacey adds, “What was wonderful was that he was able to take care of the little pig, and I think that alleviated his pain because he was looking after his little stuffed pig. It was so cute!”When Tristian’s birthday rolled around this year, they came across Maxwell’s story. In lieu of gifts, the family raised money to help the piggy recover. The family even hosted a drive-thru bake sale, where the family baked pig-shaped cookies.Stacey shares what blew her away most of all, “[The sanctuary worker] asked what Tristan’s birthday was, and I told him. They said that was the same day Maxwell jumped out of his truck!”After the journey they have both been on, it already seems like they are bonded for life.Click here to learn more about the Heartland Sanctuary in Verona, Wisconsin.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Do you wash your cloth mask every day? 73% said 'No" in TMJ4 News Twitter poll https://www.tmj4.com/news/coronavirus/do-you-wash-your-cloth-mask-every-day-73-said-no-in-tmj4-news-twitter-poll Local News urn:uuid:b247763b-43bb-b2c4-582c-3eddd36ff364 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:01:47 +0000 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend either washing your face mask in the washing machine using the warm water setting and drying it on high heat. This is the cloth mask cleaning recipe recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Either throw the mask in your washing machine using the warm water setting and dry it on high heat. Or hand wash it using one-third cup of bleach per gallon of lukewarm water. Let it sit for five minutes, rinse, then fully air dry.Mike Christman is a respiratory therapy instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College."I've seen people walking about in the stores with visible stains on the mask that tells you A. It hasn't been washed and B. It's probably trapping a lot of bacterial or virus material you probably don't want on the mask," Christman said.Christman knows a thing or two about face masks and the protection they provide. At the start of the pandemic, he was in New York City helping treat COVID-19 patients."What gets on it? What is it besides our own sweat or maybe our own saliva?" Consumer Investigator Kristin Byrne asked Christman."What they are finding is on a lot of the exterior part of the mask, on the outside part of the mask, anything that you are ventilating through that is kind of stuck and contained on that mask. So pollen, dust, dust mites they're finding," Christman continued.The worst-case scenario would be Coronavirus.While the CDC recommends you wash your cloth mask regularly, other experts recommend washing them every day.In our TMJ4 News twitter poll, if they wash their cloth masks every day. Out of nearly 600 votes, 27 percent said yes and 73 percent said no.Washing schedule aside, Christman says people need to pay attention to how they're cleaning. He said people need to be conscious of what part of the mask they touch."You want to be careful as you remove the mask in case you did come into contact with someone that is COVID positive that you don't touch the exterior of the mask and then touch your nose and mouth before washing your hands," he explained.So, Christman explained you should only touch the ear loops or mask ties when you remove it from your face for cleaning.And another tip -- if you wash your mask in your washing machine, you can use one of these mesh bags to prevent your mask from getting tangled with other pieces of laundry. Some masks come with care instructions so follow those to get the longest use.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Do you wash your cloth mask every day? 73% said 'No' in TMJ4 News Twitter poll https://www.tmj4.com/news/coronavirus/do-you-wash-your-cloth-mask-every-day-73-said-no-in-tmj4-news-twitter-poll Local News urn:uuid:7096336c-7928-8978-96c6-09bb935d81d8 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:01:47 +0000 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend either washing your face mask in the washing machine using the warm water setting and drying it on high heat. This is the cloth mask cleaning recipe recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Either throw the mask in your washing machine using the warm water setting and dry it on high heat. Or hand wash it using one-third cup of bleach per gallon of lukewarm water. Let it sit for five minutes, rinse, then fully air dry.Mike Christman is a respiratory therapy instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College."I've seen people walking about in the stores with visible stains on the mask that tells you A. It hasn't been washed and B. It's probably trapping a lot of bacterial or virus material you probably don't want on the mask," Christman said.Christman knows a thing or two about face masks and the protection they provide. At the start of the pandemic, he was in New York City helping treat COVID-19 patients."What gets on it? What is it besides our own sweat or maybe our own saliva?" Consumer Investigator Kristin Byrne asked Christman."What they are finding is on a lot of the exterior part of the mask, on the outside part of the mask, anything that you are ventilating through that is kind of stuck and contained on that mask. So pollen, dust, dust mites they're finding," Christman continued.The worst-case scenario would be coronavirus.While the CDC recommends you wash your cloth mask regularly, other experts recommend washing them every day.In our TMJ4 News twitter poll, if they wash their cloth masks every day. Out of nearly 600 votes, 27 percent said yes and 73 percent said no.Washing schedule aside, Christman says people need to pay attention to how they're cleaning. He said people need to be conscious of what part of the mask they touch."You want to be careful as you remove the mask in case you did come into contact with someone that is COVID positive that you don't touch the exterior of the mask and then touch your nose and mouth before washing your hands," he explained.So, Christman explained you should only touch the ear loops or mask ties when you remove it from your face for cleaning.And another tip -- if you wash your mask in your washing machine, you can use one of these mesh bags to prevent your mask from getting tangled with other pieces of laundry. Some masks come with care instructions so follow those to get the longest use.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip 26 new stations for Bublr bikes announced in Milwaukee https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/26-new-stations-for-bublr-bikes-announced-in-milwaukee Local News urn:uuid:990c6ed2-bf9c-ff7b-906d-79fa520a2f87 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:33:35 +0000 The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works has announced 26 new stations for Bublr bikes across the city. The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works has announced 26 new stations for Bublr bikes across the city.The stations will hold about 250 bikes that can be rented.Click here to see where the new stations will be constructed.Two public meetings were held last year to get feedback from the community on where the stations should be located. On top, DPW hosted an online forum for further feedback.DPW says while some stations will be used to fill in gaps in the existing bike share system, the majority of the stations will be placed in neighborhoods that do not have access to Bublr.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip College students talk about contracting COVID-19, amid rise in cases https://www.tmj4.com/news/coronavirus/college-students-talk-about-contracting-covid-19-amid-rise-in-cases Local News urn:uuid:86da80be-c485-a39a-fa91-2aa77118a223 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:17:02 +0000 College campuses are “hot zones” of COVID-19 activity according to state health officials. College campuses are “hot zones” of COVID-19 activity according to state health officials. At University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 59 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday. The university canceled in person classes this week and doesn't expect face-to-face instruction to resume until Sept. 28.Dr. Ryan Westergaard of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services said living arrangements can lead to spread. “Particularly in a dormitory setting people are sharing close spaces, they are sharing bathrooms and it’s hard to keep physical distancing and wear masks when you are essentially living with people 24 hours a day. That’s why college campuses have been a really risky situation,” said Westergaard.Jack Kessenich of Shorewood is a student at U-W La Crosse. He and two other roommates have been diagnosed with COVID-19. He believes he contracted the virus by hanging out with a small group of friends. “They ended up testing positive, which got us a little worried and then we started showing symptoms. So then we decided to get the test and we ended up testing positive too,” said Kessenich.La Crosse tops a recently released New York Times list of “Where there may be bad news ahead.” The list shows where new cases are rising the fastest adjusting for populations. Eight of the top 10 cities are college towns in Wisconsin.In person classes have been halted at UW La Crosse and UW Madison because of the rise of coronavirus cases in recent weeks since students returned to campus.The Rebound Milwaukee: Resources For Getting Back To NormalWe're Open: These Restaurants Are Still Offering Carryout And DeliveryReport a typo or error // Submit a news tip Local college students talk about contracting COVID-19 amid rise in cases https://www.tmj4.com/news/coronavirus/college-students-talk-about-contracting-covid-19-amid-rise-in-cases Local News urn:uuid:7dc236e8-8e8d-07d2-3a2d-d18122200c83 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:17:02 +0000 College campuses are “hot zones” of COVID-19 activity according to state health officials. College campuses are “hot zones” of COVID-19 activity according to state health officials. At University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 59 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday. The university canceled in person classes this week and doesn't expect face-to-face instruction to resume until Sept. 28.Dr. Ryan Westergaard of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services said living arrangements can lead to spread. “Particularly in a dormitory setting people are sharing close spaces, they are sharing bathrooms and it’s hard to keep physical distancing and wear masks when you are essentially living with people 24 hours a day. That’s why college campuses have been a really risky situation,” said Westergaard.Jack Kessenich of Shorewood is a student at U-W La Crosse. He and two other roommates have been diagnosed with COVID-19. He believes he contracted the virus by hanging out with a small group of friends. “They ended up testing positive, which got us a little worried and then we started showing symptoms. So then we decided to get the test and we ended up testing positive too,” said Kessenich.La Crosse tops a recently released New York Times list of “Where there may be bad news ahead.” The list shows where new cases are rising the fastest adjusting for populations. Eight of the top 10 cities are college towns in Wisconsin.In person classes have been halted at UW La Crosse and UW Madison because of the rise of coronavirus cases in recent weeks since students returned to campus.The Rebound Milwaukee: Resources For Getting Back To NormalWe're Open: These Restaurants Are Still Offering Carryout And DeliveryReport a typo or error // Submit a news tip WATCH LIVE: Trump holds campaign event in Mosinee, Wis. https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/trump-holds-campaign-event-in-mosinee-wis Local News urn:uuid:bcebbc37-a3a3-d802-c796-2289c132d6b4 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:21:26 +0000 President Donald Trump is stepping up his rhetoric on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters. MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump is stepping up his rhetoric on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters. He held a rally Thursday evening in Mosinee, in central Wisconsin, an area of the state that shifted dramatically toward Republicans in 2016. He called for a statute to ban burning the American flag in protest — a freedom protected by the Supreme Court — and criticized sports players and leagues for allowing demonstrations against racial inequality. The president also congratulated the Big Ten Conference for resuming the season, especially UW-Madison athletic director Barry Alvarez.Trump also focused on trade deals, especially with Canada, who he said was "ripping off" Wisconsin before the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement came into effect.The president did not go to any length regarding Kenosha, besides saying Gov. Tony Evers should have called in the Wisconsin National Guard earlier than he did.Trump is increasingly using his public appearances to elevate cultural issues important to his generally whiter and older base.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Trump holds campaign event in Mosinee, Wis. https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/trump-holds-campaign-event-in-mosinee-wis Local News urn:uuid:492efe5f-2f77-3f04-778c-23e269fe6c51 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:21:26 +0000 President Donald Trump is stepping up his rhetoric on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters. MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump is stepping up his rhetoric on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters. He held a rally Thursday evening in Mosinee, in central Wisconsin, an area of the state that shifted dramatically toward Republicans in 2016. He called for a statute to ban burning the American flag in protest — a freedom protected by the Supreme Court — and criticized sports players and leagues for allowing demonstrations against racial inequality. The president also congratulated the Big Ten Conference for resuming the season, especially UW-Madison athletic director Barry Alvarez.Trump focused on trade deals, especially with Canada, who he said was "ripping off" Wisconsin before the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement came into effect.The president did not go to any length regarding Kenosha, besides saying Gov. Tony Evers should have called in the Wisconsin National Guard earlier than he did.Trump is increasingly using his public appearances to elevate cultural issues important to his generally whiter and older base.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Trump emphases cultural, economic issues during campaign event in Mosinee, Wis. https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/trump-holds-campaign-event-in-mosinee-wis Local News urn:uuid:585f37ef-0a79-ae38-bf53-e0f3ce909de6 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:21:26 +0000 President Donald Trump is stepping up his rhetoric on cultural and economic issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters. MOSINEE, Wis. (AP/TMJ4) — President Donald Trump is stepping up his rhetoric on cultural and economic issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters. He held a rally Thursday evening in Mosinee, in central Wisconsin, an area of the state that shifted dramatically toward Republicans in 2016. He called for a statute to ban burning the American flag in protest — a freedom protected by the Supreme Court — and criticized sports players and leagues for allowing demonstrations against racial inequality. The president congratulated the Big Ten Conference for resuming the season, in particular UW-Madison athletic director Barry Alvarez.Trump also focused on trade deals, especially with Canada, who he said was "ripping off" Wisconsin before the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement came into effect."Canada did it to them like everyone else. Raised tariffs. Tried to take over. Massive and horrible," Trump said, "Especially milks, products, small portion but that was it. We have a great deal and honored to have done it."The president added that his administration helped Wisconsin timber companies using subsidies. "If Biden gets in - [he will] shut down Wisconsin timber production for environmental reasons," he said.Trump continued, saying he has invested in military contracts in Wisconsin, citing that Fincantieri Marinette Marine was granted the first portion of a $5.5 billion contract to build 10 Navy missile frigates."Marinette. So that's a great company. Having a hard time. Building $6 billion-worth of ships. Beauties," Trump said.The president did not go to any length regarding Kenosha, besides saying Gov. Tony Evers should have called in the Wisconsin National Guard earlier than he did.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Housing & Health: How minority communities are left out on both https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/housing-health-how-minority-communities-are-left-out-on-both Local News urn:uuid:7fec51c2-8a88-eeee-aca8-6ffd3c5ba6ec Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:11:25 +0000 In connection with MKE Film’s Minority Health Film Festival, FUEL Milwaukee hosted a conversation Thursday on the negative correlation between home and health facing communities of color. In connection with MKE Film’s Minority Health Film Festival, FUEL Milwaukee hosted a conversation Thursday on the negative correlation between home and health facing communities of color.“Housing is a social determinant of health,” Dr. Sacoby Wilson, professor at the University of Maryland said. “Housing is cultured. Housing is wealth. Housing is health.”The webinar was held in conjunction with MKE Film’s Minority Health Film Festival. Thursday’s talk involved a documentary being shown called “Cooked: Survival by ZIP Code.” The film looks at a devastating heat wave in Chicago in 1995 where some 700 people, mostly elderly and those living in poverty.“This was 400 years in the making,” Doroty York with ACTS Housing said. “The intentionality of situations we find ourselves in where certain people are relegated to a space they are in. It’s happened over a long time. It was restrictive covenants, redlining, all things that said, if you’re Black or brown, you can’t live here or there. You can’t get this type of mortgage. You can’t get this mortgage insurance or this loan.”In the documentary, they reflect on how the heat wave was covered by the media. The story was covered as just that; a heat wave where people were dying in terrifyingly high numbers. However, no one touched on why the people who were dying were those who were elderly or in poverty.“It’s the complexion for protection,” Wilson said. “There was a lot of concrete and asphalt in communities. They built highways and added more concrete and asphalt. There were no trees. What do trees do y’all? Heat mitigation. Air pollution mitigation. Noise mitigation. Storm water mitigation. Trees are good for food. Trees are good for mental health. Trees are good for plant building, no tree canopy. Then, you don’t have [air conditioning]. Think about that. With no AC, you have an urban heat island. It’s absorbed by the concrete and rereleased at night. It stays hot all the time. What happens, you’ll have heat stress, heat morbidity, people lose their lives. Heat waves are hell for the poor and the elderly.”Issues like redlining have forced African Americans into lower levels of homeownership. In Milwaukee County, less than 24 percent of African Americans are homeowners. As a result, those neighborhoods have been impacted by having lower tax bases, worse schools, lower employment and higher crime. The people of color who live there then have their health negatively impacted mainly due to their surroundings."Neighborhoods with differential access to food, to transit, low quality housing, more pests, highways through our neighborhoods man,” Wilson said. “Let me say this. There is no reason why we should have communities with industrial hazards stacked up near where people live. How are you going to put America first if you don’t put kids first y’all? You shouldn’t have kids in houses with lead paint. Think about other places in the country with lead pipes. They should have been removed years ago.”The Environmental Protection Agency says African Americans are exposed to 1.5 times more pollution than their white counterparts. Milwaukee Health Services President and CEO, Dr. Tito Izard says, it’s nearly impossible to be a healthy African American in this world."Your neighborhood and the environmental factors that may influence you or your nutrition,” Izard said. “Thinking about your employment and income every single one of those components for African Americans have been influenced because of their lineage here in the country. For African Americans, every single social determinant of health is directly linked to their lineage to slavery and the lack of economic inclusion. In order to repair health, you have to address all of those economically driven components.”The first African slaves came to America in 1619. Izard says the descendants of those slaves have an avalanche of problems that can be linked directly to slavery. These health issues aren’t genetic or even from choice.“Health behaviors are about 30 percent of the reason,” Izard said. “The other 70 percent is societal based. For African Americans, all of those things are linked to our economic inclusion in the United States.”The continuous oppression of African Americans since slavery have made it all but impossible to find equity today. Even for those who find success, Izard says they have the centuries of problems hanging over their heads.“We know for a fact, African Americans who are highly educated, live in good neighborhoods, don’t participate in poor health behaviors like smoking, they still have significantly higher cardiovascular disease,” Izard said. “Much higher strokes. Much higher cancer rates as well as infant mortality. We cannot say that health behaviors are the driving force.”Fortunately, Izard says the solution isn’t hard to find but implementing it may be."The reality, we do know how to answer it but we’re not willing to sacrifice to make it happen,” Izard said. “In order to gain parity, is live to the true tenants of our constitution. We’re going to make sure all citizens are treated with justice for all.”One factor to start the healing process is homeownership and building better neighborhoods. Understanding there are still a number of hurdles facing communities of color in that, FUEL Milwaukee hosted several other speakers on this webinar from ACTS Housing, Community Advocates and the Zilber Foundation. All of which have different programs to help. From those who have been evicted to those who are looking to get out of renting and into owning a home; even with a low income.For more help from eviction or energy bill payments and more services, visit Community Advocates. If you’re interested in finding out more about homeownership, ACTS Housing is the place to go where they can even low-income folks find ways to purchase homes. The Zilber Family Foundation helps support a number of other efforts as well and have more information on their website.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Latina activist working to help community in response to Covid-19, the flu, unemployment. https://www.tmj4.com/news/coronavirus/latina-activist-working-to-help-community-in-response-to-covid-19-the-flu-unemployment Local News urn:uuid:6f264b46-c09e-c020-fe63-f8fd70a160ca Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:44:57 +0000 Latina activist, who battled Covid-19, is trying to help others as cases among Latinos in Milwaukee rises. Luz Sosa and Megan Johnson are busy organizing dozens of diaper donations and other supplies.“We knew there was a need for diapers, baby wipes, and women’s period supplies,” Sosa said. “They are expensive, and many people don’t think about them when donating food and non-perishables.”“It’s something we’re really passionate about and excited to do,” Johnson said.Johnson co-founded the Milwaukee Diaper Mission, to provide free diapers and other supplies to social service organizations. Sosa works directly with some of those organizations. As a community organizer, she has been trying to help the local Latino community with Covid-19, and the financial toll the pandemic has taken.“Most Latinos are essential workers, they can’t take a day off or say 'I’m going to stay home,'” Sosa said. “There were many people at the beginning of this pandemic, who were asymptomatic and spreading the virus.”Milwaukee’s south side, 53215 zip code, which has more Latinos than any other zip code in Wisconsin, is still struggling with the Covid-19 and its financial repercussions. Milwaukee’s Hispanic and Latino community still accounts for the most cases of Covid-19 in the city, compared to other ethnicities, with nearly 7,000 cases since the pandemic began.Sosa believes Covid-19 awareness and education targeted at Latinos is improving, and that the mask mandate helped.Helping her community has become even more personal for her, after she contracted Covid-19 last month and had to isolate from her family and young children, before recovering.“It was bad,” she said. “I ended up in the hospital. I was surprised at sick I felt. It proves even if you’re a healthy person, the virus can still really affect you. I’m still very tired. Although I have tested negative, my doctor said it could take a couple months to feel better.”And now, there’s an additional message that she and other leaders are trying to spread quickly through the Latino community: get your flu shot.“There needs to be consistent, targeted strategies for our Spanish-speaking communities,” said Milwaukee Health Commissioner Dr. Jeanette Kowalik. “Community organizers and organizations are very helpful in helping us increase information and access to vaccinations. We know people are not always getting the message from city government or mainstream media.”“We have to deal with this virus, plus the flu that’s coming this fall and winter,” Sosa said. “I think the worst is still coming, unfortunately. We really need to help each other any way we can.”Doctors are urging anyone, six months of age and older to get a flu shot as soon as possible, to protect yourself and others. And to prevent hospitals from becoming overloaded due to the ongoing pandemic.The Rebound Milwaukee: Resources For Getting Back To NormalWe're Open: These Restaurants Are Still Offering Carryout And DeliveryReport a typo or error // Submit a news tip West Allis adds splash of color to Greenfield Ave https://www.tmj4.com/homepage-showcase/west-allis-adds-splash-of-color-to-greenfield-ave Local News urn:uuid:0d63f0cd-63e2-5960-5328-b775847bcd60 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:04:00 +0000 Four new murals have gone up in West Allis along Greenfield Avenue as a way to add a splash of color to the street."Transforming this wall has been pretty amazing from start to finish," artist David Mueller said.West Allis Has 4 New Murals[PHOTOS]David and Hillarie Mueller are nearly ​finished with this mural titled 'Dile B for Birder.' In that large white space above the crocodile's mouth, they will paint a bird, to symbolize how two unlike things can coexist. ​"How we can forge relationships that may or may not be expected,” Mueller said.This is the fourth mural painted along Greenfield Avenue. All of them are within a few blocks of each other starting at 66th Street and ending at 74th. It's part of the West Allis Living Streets mural program.“Art is losing its importance, but just inviting it into your everyday space is good for balance and life as a whole,” Mueller said.It’s adding vibrancy to otherwise blank walls. Plus, they don’t have to be complicated to make an impact. Mueller chose his design because it has a meaning but it can also just be enjoyed.“It's just supposed to be an easy piece that people can look at and smile and you know there’s like deeper meaning to it and everything but it's just supposed to be enjoyable.”Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Wisconsin Democrats' 'Princess Bride' reading raises $4.3M https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/wisconsin-democrats-princess-bride-reading-raises-4-3m Local News urn:uuid:daa4ab03-2985-4943-82e6-10f8634cb2a1 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:44:02 +0000 Wisconsin Democrats' fundraiser centered on a star-packed live reading of “The Princess Bride” script has raised nearly $4.3 million. MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats' fundraiser centered on a star-packed live reading of “The Princess Bride” script has raised nearly $4.3 million. The state Democratic Party said Thursday that the reading raised $4.26 million from 130,005 donors. The original cast from the beloved 1987 film reunited Sunday for the reading along with guest stars Whoopi Goldberg, Eric Idle of Monty Python and Josh Gad. Viewers had to donate $1 to gain access for the stream. The party said the average donation was $30. The money will go to bolster Joe Biden's presidential campaign in Wisconsin, a key battleground state in the race between him and Republican Donald Trump.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Milwaukee County businesses can now apply for $7.5K to $20K in grants https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/milwaukee-county-businesses-can-now-apply-for-7-5k-to-20k-in-grants Local News urn:uuid:c2df9476-0d43-ec54-8698-6055dc4ea67e Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:30:24 +0000 Milwaukee County has announced new programs to help small businesses and workers as they continue to struggle amid the coronavirus pandemic. Milwaukee County has announced new programs to help small businesses and workers as they continue to struggle amid the coronavirus pandemic.The "Small Business Initiative Grant" program seeks to help businesses negatively affected by the pandemic, while the "Community Resource Navigator Employment" program hopes to get unemployed county residents back to work.The business program is open to local business owners facing "immediate financial emergencies" due to COVID-19. Grants will be awarded to qualified businesses.Priority will be given to business owners that include a letter of support from a member of the Ethnic & Diverse Business Coalition, a group of chambers of commerce supporting entrepreneurs of color, women, LGBT and veteran-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically under-served places, according to County Executive David Crowley.Grants will be made in amounts ranging from $7,500 to $20,000. Click here to learn more, and apply for, the business grants.Milwaukee County also invested $3.5 million in the "Community Resource Navigator Employment" program, which aims to add 275-300 "employment opportunities," according to a news release.Both programs are funded by money allocated by the CARES Act last July.“The relief programs we’re rolling out today couldn’t come at a better time as gridlock continues to stall the second round of federal aid," Crowley said in the release."We have an opportunity to invest in equity by offering aid to diverse small businesses without access to large cash reserves or reasonable business loans. We know that businesses and workers that power the economy in Milwaukee County can’t wait – they need help now," according to Crowley.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Central High School of Westosha student tests positive for COVID-19 https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/central-high-school-of-westosha-student-tests-positive-for-covid-19 Local News urn:uuid:7076cc34-d0a7-b76e-b36c-e1e508d5f56a Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:08:31 +0000 One student at the Central High School of Westosha has tested positive for the coronavirus, the school district announced Thursday. One student at the Central High School of Westosha has tested positive for the coronavirus, the school district announced Thursday.Westosha School District and the Kenosha County Division of Health say this is the first confirmed case at the high school since students returned for hybrid learning on Sept. 1.The student attended school on Monday and Tuesday. However, the student displayed no symptoms at that time, according to the school district.The student is now in isolation for 10 days.The health department is now involved in contact tracing, and calls all people who had contact with the student to quarantine for two weeks.Contact includes:● Had direct physical contact with the infected individual. ● Were within six feet of the COVID-19-positive individual for more than 15 minutes. ● Had contact with respiratory secretions from the infected individual (e.g. were coughed/sneezed on, had contact with dirty tissue, or shared a drinking glass, food or towels or other personal items).“We are working closely with our local health department to ensure impacted students quarantine as needed for the safety and well-being of all. This important safety measure is in place to prevent further spread of infection by those who were in close contact with the COVID-19-positive individual," District Administrator John Gendron said in a release Thursday.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Green Bay area teacher dies after COVID-19 hospitalization https://www.tmj4.com/news/coronavirus/green-bay-area-teacher-dies-after-covid-19-hospitalization Local News urn:uuid:bac57832-9c9b-be1b-b1ab-907eab3f0890 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:03:24 +0000 A Bay Port High School teacher has died, the school district confirmed Thursday. SUAMICO (NBC 26) -- A Bay Port High School teacher has died after being hospitalized for coronavirus, school officials announced Thursday. In an email to parents, the Howard Suamico School District said Heidi Hussli, a teacher at Bay Port High School, died following a brief hospitalization related to COVID-19. A statement from Hussli's family thanked the staff of St. Mary's Hospital for their professionalism and care. The school district said it was notified of Hussli's death Thursday morning. Building Crisis Teams convened in the building to support students and staff. The school district also said the PIRATE Time Plus meetings are canceled Friday. Additionally, school officials said Bay Port High School will pause its learning plan next Monday and Tuesday. Students and staff won't participate in online learning or in-person activities, but the school will be open for students and staff who want support. Counselors are also being made available. Bay Port High School has reported multiple cases of coronavirus. A staff member tested positive for coronavirus in August. The Howard-Suamico School District also confirmed five COVID-19 cases at the high school earlier this month. DNR: Number of wolves in Wisconsin is on the rise https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/dnr-number-of-wolves-in-wisconsin-is-on-the-rise Local News urn:uuid:0a5c0b0c-0240-ef1e-e211-cd815a73683f Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:58:10 +0000 In 2020, the overwinter minimum wolf count was estimated to be 1,034-1,057 wolves, a 13 percent increase from the 2018-19 minimum estimate of 914-978 wolves, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. The number of wolves in Wisconsin is increasing, the DNR says.In 2020, the overwinter minimum wolf count was estimated to be 1,034-1,057 wolves, a 13 percent increase from the 2018-19 minimum estimate of 914-978 wolves, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.The number of packs also increased from the previous year, from 243 packs to 256, the DNR figures.Over the past seven years, the DNR has used a model which produces "highly reliable estimates," the department says.Using the model, the DNR estimates there are between 957 and 1,573 wolves in Wisconsin, the most likely estimate placing the population at 1,195 wolves. That's compared to the 'overwinter minimum' described above.Learn more on the DNR's website here.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Milwaukee police need your help locating bank robbery suspects https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/milwaukee-police-need-your-help-locating-bank-robbery-suspects Local News urn:uuid:cb8a30b3-12de-071e-f928-98ed7a88b5a6 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:48:11 +0000 Milwaukee police need your help catching alleged bank robbery suspects. Milwaukee police need your help catching alleged bank robbery suspects.MPD says the robbery happened on July 24 around 2:25 p.m. in the 829 block of West Historic Mitchell Street.That's where MPD says the suspects entered the bank and demanded money. Employees there apparently handed the money over and the suspects escaped in a vehicle.Suspect#1 is described as 30-35 years of age, 6’ and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black knit hat, black sunglasses and black half mask.Suspect #2 is described as 30-40 years of age, 6’-6’02”, 250 pounds and had tattoos on the right side of his neck. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, gray shorts, white gloves, blue bandanna covering the lower part of his face and black sunglasses.Their vehicle is described as a blue 4-door vehicle.Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip No tailgating at first two Packers home games at Lambeau Field https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/no-tailgating-at-first-two-packers-home-games-at-lambeau-field Local News urn:uuid:16ce50d4-5a3c-6609-f1c3-f8fbfea1eecd Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:29:34 +0000 For the next two Packers home games, no fans will be allowed to enter Lambeau Field or its parking lots, due to COVID-19 concerns. That includes the Packers Pro Shop, Packers Hall of Fame and 1919 Kitchen and Tap. Imagine this - a home game at Lambeau Field without tailgates.Unfortunately, this year that has become a reality.For the next two Packers home games, no fans will be allowed to enter Lambeau Field or its parking lots, due to COVID-19 concerns. That includes the Packers Pro Shop, Packers Hall of Fame and 1919 Kitchen and Tap.“Lambeau Field will not be the same without our fans’ energetic support in the stands,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy last month.There is one glimmer of positive news, as Titletown is expected to reopen open for the foreseeable future.As a reminder, season ticket holders should have or will receive instructions about the ticket-purchasing process at a later date.Only "essential participants" like players, coaches, staff and others will be allowed to attend the home games in-person.The Packers face the Detroit Lions on Sept. 20 at Lambeau and the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 5., at Lambeau.Whether fans can attend their third home, against the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 1, is still up to debate. The team says that depends on the state of the coronavirus at that time.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip 'You don’t expect this to happen': Neighbors react after 72-year-old man shoots 3 people in Mayville https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/you-dont-expect-this-to-happen-neighbors-react-after-72-year-old-man-shoots-3-people-in-mayville Local News urn:uuid:2be86f9f-cef7-f458-02ec-c892ad5406b7 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:23:19 +0000 Mayville police say a 72-year-old man shot three people outside a senior living apartment complex before he turned the gun on himself. Mayville police say a 72-year-old man shot three people outside a senior living apartment complex before he turned the gun on himself. Everyone is expected to survive the shooting. Investigators say it all started from an argument.“I’m shocked. I guess nervous. You don’t expect this to happen in Mayville,” said Crystal Bartelt who manages a group home across the street from the scene.“It doesn’t seem to make a difference anymore, you can be anywhere and things can go crazy,” said Pam Buettner.The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigations and Mayville Police say around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a 72-year-old man came up to three people standing outside the Spring Glen Apartments on Horicon and Clark Streets. DOJ: Gunman shoots 3 people before shooting himself at Mayville apartmentThe group got into an argument and investigators say the 72-year-old pulled out and gun and started shooting. Investigators say the man shot a 53-year-old woman, a 64-year-old man and a 67-year-old man. Then he shot himself.“I tried to come out this door right here and her aunt was laying right here on the sidewalk on her side like this and they were working on her,” said Diane Diels who lives in the building.“I have anxiety. I have mental health issues and she just told me she saw my aunt laying on the ground,” said Charina Barrientes, who also lives in the building.Barrientes says her aunt was taken to Froedtert Hospital and is now in a coma. Investigators say everyone is expected to survive.“It’s still a tragedy in itself because it shouldn’t have happened. They were innocent people that got injured,” said a man who lives in the building who did not want to give his name.Investigators have not released the names of the victims or the shooter.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Sheriff: Death of inmate at Manitowoc County Jail is drug-related https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/sheriff-death-of-inmate-at-manitowoc-county-jail-is-drug-related Local News urn:uuid:0ffba26e-602f-fa69-72cf-6bf880771b6c Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:06:48 +0000 Authorities say the death of an inmate at the Manitowoc County Jail is drug-related. Authorities say the death of an inmate at the Manitowoc County Jail is drug-related.Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department says corrections officers found the inmate, identified as Justin Hall, 36 of Manitowoc, dead in his cell.An investigation has since concluded that Hall's death is connected to "criminal activity related to narcotics distribution." The department says drugs may have been distributed by another inmate.A toxicology report is pending to find out what drug caused his death. Such a test can take eight weeks or more to process.Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department is assisting Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office in the investigation.Additional charges may be referred when Hall’s autopsy findings are complete.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip 'It’s sick to think someone would do that': Family pleas for the return of their stolen puppy https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/its-sick-to-think-someone-would-do-that-family-pleas-for-the-return-of-their-stolen-puppy Local News urn:uuid:e40603a4-45a8-26e0-524d-12caa94ff57b Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:51:14 +0000 A two-month-old puppy was stolen from a teenager in the Riverwest neighborhood on North Richards Street. Now, the teenager and her mother are making a plea to the people responsible to return her. A two-month-old puppy was stolen from a teenager in the Riverwest neighborhood on North Richards Street. Now, the teenager and her mother are making a plea to the people responsible to return her.Thirteen-year-old Gemora Rivas was taking a break from her online classes, walking her family puppy down the sidewalk. That's when she says four men in a vehicle pulled up beside her, some of the men jumped out of the car, pushed her to the ground and the stole the puppy right from her arms."The passenger took the dog and that’s when they sped up and the leash was hanging out the door, and I tried to get the leash,” Rivas says.Two-month-old Jasmine, a pit bull puppy with two black spots on her back and black and white tail, was stolen from Rivas as she was walking the puppy Wednesday morning around 10 a.m. The puppy was given to the family two weeks ago as a birthday present for Rivas’ seven-year-old sister.The family now distraught the puppy is gone.“She meant like a newborn baby, she was just like a human, even like the day she would come by my feet under the table and stuff, and she would sit there,” Rivas says.“She cried but then she said she was happy they didn’t take her sister,” says Patrice Green, Rivas’ mother.Green says although she is heartbroken the puppy was stolen, she is truly thankful her daughter is OK.“It’s sick to think someone would do that to a 13-year-old child while they are walking their dog. I would hope they would feel some kind of remorse,” Green says.The situation is leaving Green shaken up.“For four people to take the dog, it doesn’t make sense. I don’t think their intentions were just the dog, so that makes me nervous there are more kids on this block,” Green says.Both mother and daughter hope the people responsible have a heart and return the puppy.“They know they did wrong and I think they should come back give us the dog and apologize... Go to the humane society, just do anything, but try to keep her because she is the girl's puppy, she’s our family dog,” Green says.Anyone with information on Jasmine is asked to contact Milwaukee police or crime stoppers at 414224tips.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip 'It’s sick to think someone would do that': Family pleads for the return of their stolen puppy https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/its-sick-to-think-someone-would-do-that-family-pleas-for-the-return-of-their-stolen-puppy Local News urn:uuid:40a775c1-8dec-2cdd-2bfb-ea860914ed85 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:51:14 +0000 A two-month-old puppy was stolen from a teenager in the Riverwest neighborhood on North Richards Street. Now, the teenager and her mother are making a plea to the people responsible to return her. A two-month-old puppy was stolen from a teenager in the Riverwest neighborhood on North Richards Street. Now, the teenager and her mother are making a plea to the people responsible to return her.Thirteen-year-old Gemora Rivas was taking a break from her online classes, walking her family puppy down the sidewalk. That's when she says four men in a vehicle pulled up beside her, some of the men jumped out of the car, pushed her to the ground and the stole the puppy right from her arms."The passenger took the dog and that’s when they sped up and the leash was hanging out the door, and I tried to get the leash,” Rivas says.Two-month-old Jasmine, a pit bull puppy with two black spots on her back and black and white tail, was stolen from Rivas as she was walking the puppy Wednesday morning around 10 a.m. The puppy was given to the family two weeks ago as a birthday present for Rivas’ seven-year-old sister.The family now distraught the puppy is gone.“She meant like a newborn baby, she was just like a human, even like the day she would come by my feet under the table and stuff, and she would sit there,” Rivas says.“She cried but then she said she was happy they didn’t take her sister,” says Patrice Green, Rivas’ mother.Green says although she is heartbroken the puppy was stolen, she is truly thankful her daughter is OK.“It’s sick to think someone would do that to a 13-year-old child while they are walking their dog. I would hope they would feel some kind of remorse,” Green says.The situation is leaving Green shaken up.“For four people to take the dog, it doesn’t make sense. I don’t think their intentions were just the dog, so that makes me nervous there are more kids on this block,” Green says.Both mother and daughter hope the people responsible have a heart and return the puppy.“They know they did wrong and I think they should come back give us the dog and apologize... Go to the humane society, just do anything, but try to keep her because she is the girl's puppy, she’s our family dog,” Green says.Anyone with information on Jasmine is asked to contact Milwaukee police or crime stoppers at 414224tips.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Packers wary of Lions after uncomfortable sweep last season https://www.tmj4.com/sports/green-bay-packers/packers-wary-of-lions-after-uncomfortable-sweep-last-season Local News urn:uuid:89a257cd-4ce9-9191-3dfc-93c562c78eb9 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:43:31 +0000 The past two games between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions exemplified the biggest difference between these two teams. GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The past two games between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions exemplified the biggest difference between these two teams. Green Bay has an uncanny ability to win close games. Detroit keeps finding new ways to lose them. Charles Woodson named as 2021 Hall of Fame candidateThe Packers swept their two regular-season meetings with the Lions last year despite never leading either game until Mason Crosby made a game-winning field goal as time expired. They meet again Sunday in Green Bay’s home opener as the Lions try to bounce back after blowing a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead in a 27-23 loss at Chicago last week.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Search begins for hit-and-run driver in Sheboygan https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/search-begins-for-hit-and-run-driver-in-sheboygan Local News urn:uuid:5b87316c-7cd1-59d5-1d30-cf50bc3d0974 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:37:25 +0000 Sheboygan police are searching for suspects after a 44-year-old man was struck by a hit-and-run driver overnight. Sheboygan police are searching for suspects after a 44-year-old man was struck by a hit-and-run driver overnight.SPD says the crash happened in the 1600 block of North 12th Street between 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and 12:30 a.m. Thursday.Police are trying to identify the involved vehicle and driver.If you were in the area during that time and witnessed this crash, or have information about the crash, you are asked to contact the Sheboygan Police Department at 920-459-3333Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Suspect in killing of Kenosha protesters listed in 'hero' assignment https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/suspect-in-killing-of-kenosha-protesters-listed-in-hero-assignment Local News urn:uuid:4972d5df-82a3-606a-baf9-88c156c78909 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:22:07 +0000 A Dallas school district is investigating a high school English teacher who asked students to write about a modern-day hero and listed the 17-year-old accused of killing two people during Wisconsin protests as one possible option. DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas school district is investigating a high school English teacher who asked students to write about a modern-day hero and listed the 17-year-old accused of killing two people during Wisconsin protests as one possible option. Kyle Rittenhouse has been accused of fatally shooting two people and wounding another in Kenosha following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Supporters of Blake family gather for 'Day of Service' in KenoshaThe writing assignment also listed Joseph Rosenbaum, one of the protesters Rittenhouse is accused of killing; along with Mahatma Gandhi, César Chávez, Malcolm X and George Floyd.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Top Trump trade adviser says Foxconn will 'bear great fruit' https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/top-trump-trade-adviser-says-foxconn-will-bear-great-fruit Local News urn:uuid:b74b5ac7-3c86-bdaa-c5a4-4606db2f8e8a Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:46:45 +0000 President Donald Trump’s top trade adviser is praising the Foxconn manufacturing project in Wisconsin, despite ongoing questions about the Taiwan-based company’s contract for billions in state tax credits. MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s top trade adviser is praising the Foxconn manufacturing project in Wisconsin, despite ongoing questions about the Taiwan-based company’s contract for billions in state tax credits. Peter Navarro, White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, tells the State Journal he’s confident Foxconn Technology Group’s project will reach completion when the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Navarro says it should “bear great fruit down the road.” Some have criticized the company's lucrative contract with the state, which Navarro calls “noise" by Democrats.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Wisconsin tallies record-shattering COVID-19 cases on Thursday https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/wisconsin-tallies-record-shattering-covid-19-cases-on-thursday Local News urn:uuid:a4c2df21-5e01-c703-6bcc-658ca3df0d8e Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:38:07 +0000 Wisconsin tallied the highest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began on Thursday. Wisconsin tallied the highest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began on Thursday.The Wisconsin Department of Health Service recorded a record-shattering 2,034 confirmed cases, by far the largest number of cases counted on any day since the department began counting.The spike raises the percent of positive cases to 17.8 percent, not a record but still one one the largest jumps recorded. That percent comes after the DHS tallied 19.7 percent last Monday, and 20.5 percent on Sunday.The average percent positive over the last 14 days also inched up to 14.3 percent on Thursday, also not a record. However, if the percent positive is tracked over the last seven days - it is. DHS tallied a record-breaking seven-day percent positive of 14.2 percent on Thursday.A graph from the DHS strikingly illustrates Thursday's coronavirus numbers:Meanwhile, DHS recorded three new deaths due to COVID-19, raising the total death toll in Wisconsin to 1,231. Sixty-eight people were hospitalized from the virus on Thursday, raising the total number of confirmed hospitalizations to 6,522 since the pandemic began.The most recent spike began in early September - just as schools across the state began to reopen. While many districts have kept to strict virtual-learning, the majority either allow all in-person or follow a hybrid model.Major universities in our area, including UWM and Marquette, already are dealing with rising cases, often connected to gatherings of students on and off campus. The largest outbreak among students has occurred at the UW-Madison, Wisconsin's largest university.Seven-day average:Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson quarantines after exposure to person with coronavirus https://www.tmj4.com/news/coronavirus/u-s-sen-ron-johnson-quarantines-after-exposure-to-person-with-coronavirus Local News urn:uuid:d5ecb82e-f6c7-52ff-4a67-8ba3032d80db Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:18:46 +0000 Sen. Ron Johnson will not be traveling with President Trump for his visit to Mosinee tonight due to COVID-19 exposure, Johnson's office said Thursday. Sen. Ron Johnson will not be traveling with President Donald Trump for his visit to Mosinee tonight due to COVID-19 exposure, Johnson's office said Thursday. Johnson was informed that he was exposed to someone on Monday who tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said in a statement. "Sen. Johnson is experiencing no symptoms, but was tested late Wednesday because he was scheduled to travel with the president today," said Ben Voelkel, Communications Director. The Rebound Milwaukee: Resources For Getting Back To NormalWe're Open: These Restaurants Are Still Offering Carryout And DeliveryJohnson tested negative for the coronavirus but has been placed in quarantine until Sept. 29. President Trump is traveling to Mosinee for a "Great American Comeback" rally. Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Suspect in 4th and Greenfield homicide dies by suicide https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/suspect-in-4th-and-greenfield-homicide-dies-by-suicide Local News urn:uuid:fe252b78-8055-ce38-3702-74f7aec274ca Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:36:39 +0000 The suspect of the homicide that occurred on Sept. 12 at 4th and Greenfield died by suicide on Sept. 15 at his residence. The suspect of the homicide that occurred on Sept. 12 at 4th and Greenfield died by suicide on Sept. 15 at his residence.Man shot, killed near 4th and Greenfield SaturdayPolice were dispatched to 21-year-old Tyriek Hosey’s residence for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.Hosey had recently been identified as the suspect in the homicide death of Justus Bornefield-Ettman through multiple videos, including videos from the Milwaukee County bus system, police say.Milwaukee police ask for public's help identifying, locating homicide suspectAccording to police, Hosey has had mental health issues and had been making homicidal and suicidal statements.He had been hospitalized at Rogers recently for his mental health issues, police say. Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to give speech at Wisconsin State Capitol https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/secretary-of-state-mike-pompeo-to-give-speech-at-wisconsin-state-capitol Local News urn:uuid:64f8b39f-e717-4804-4778-45d9291f9d6f Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:16:06 +0000 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will give a speech at the Wisconsin State Capitol to lawmakers Wednesday, Sept. 23, adding to a series of visits from Trump and administration officials. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will give a speech at the Wisconsin State Capitol to lawmakers Wednesday, Sept. 23, adding to a series of visits from Trump and administration officials.Vice President Mike Pence visited La Crosse last week and is set to visit Eau Claire Thursday, Sept. 24.President Donald Trump is having a rally today, Sept. 17, in Mosinee.Pompeo is expected to give a speech on foreign policy, according to Sen. Roger Roth, R-Appleton.The public will not be allowed to attend, but the event will be streamed for the public. Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Housing Authority in Milwaukee to accept pre-applications for Project-Based Voucher program https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/housing-authority-in-milwaukee-to-accept-pre-applications-for-project-based-voucher-program Local News urn:uuid:515eeaa3-ec49-a34c-9e75-e02df810a05e Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:19:10 +0000 The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) will begin to accept pre-applications from people interested in receiving an application for a Project-Based Voucher, beginning Monday, Sept. 21. The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) will begin to accept pre-applications from people interested in receiving an application for a Project-Based Voucher, beginning Monday, Sept. 21.This program is not to be confused with the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list.People interested in the Project-Based Voucher program can register and pre-apply for the waiting list here.In order to register and pre-apply, an individual must have the following six pieces of information:First and last name (for all household members)Date of birth (for all household members)Mailing addressSocial Security NumberPhone number (including area code)Email addressAfter completing the pre-application, people will be contacted via email once their name is selected and will be invited to complete an application to determine eligibility.If you have additional questions or need a reasonable accommodation, you may call the Project-Based Voucher hotline at (414) 286-5681.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip CVS opens new COVID-19 testing drive-thru sites in Wisconsin https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/cvs-opens-new-covid-19-testing-drive-thru-sites-in-wisconsin Local News urn:uuid:d5a2ff8a-6309-2b54-f668-23a5fcd8e215 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:24:25 +0000 CVS plans to double its COVID-19 testing drive-thru sites nationwide. CVS Health announced its plans to add more than 2,000 new COVID-19 drive-thru test sites at select CVS Pharmacy locations across the country.“Since opening our first test site in March, we’ve been able to quickly adapt to the changing landscape in order to make it easier for people in the communities we serve to access testing,” said Jon Roberts, chief operating officer, CVS Health and acting president, CVS Pharmacy. “We recognize the critical role testing plays in helping to manage the spread of the virus and are incredibly proud of how our teams have responded to this need while continuing to take care of our customers, clients and patients.”There will be 19 new sites opening in Wisconsin starting Sept. 18.The new locations are opening at:CVS Pharmacy, 1063 4th Street, Beloit, WI 53511CVS Pharmacy, 17165 Bluemound Road, Brookfield, WI 53005CVS Pharmacy, 605 W Cottage Grove Rd, Cottage Grove, WI 53527CVS Pharmacy, 800 Main Avenue, DePere, WI 54115CVS Pharmacy, 2222 South Webster Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54301CVS Pharmacy, 1561 West Mason Street, Green Bay, WI 54303CVS Pharmacy, 1700 Milton Avenue, Janesville, WI 53545CVS Pharmacy, 2207 80th Street, Kenosha, WI 53143CVS Pharmacy, 3726 North 22nd Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140CVS Pharmacy, 701 East Reed Avenue, Manitowoc, WI 54220CVS Pharmacy, 1485 Oneida Street, Menasha, WI 54952CVS Pharmacy, 7550 West Perkins Place Milwaukee, WI 53216CVS Pharmacy, 3030 West Villard Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53209CVS Pharmacy, 901 South Green Bay Road, Neenah, WI 54956CVS Pharmacy, 1736 West 9th Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54902CVS Pharmacy, 2631 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI 54880CVS Pharmacy, 102 Central Bridge Street, Wausau, WI 54401CVS Pharmacy, 7520 West Blue Mound Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53213CVS Pharmacy, 7552 West Oklahoma, West Allis, WI 53219CVS Health has now expanded COVID-19 testing to include children 12-years-old and older now that schools are reopening.COVID-19 testing is offered to insured and uninsured people with no out-of-pocket costs.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Medical Examiner responds to homicide on Nash Street https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/medical-examiner-responds-to-homicide-on-nash-street Local News urn:uuid:e95f58a5-7cd1-8a70-9935-0cf283c32d03 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:01:08 +0000 The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner is responding to the homicide of a man on the 4700 block of W. Nash St. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner is responding to the homicide of a man on the 4700 block of W. Nash St.The Milwaukee Police Department is investing the homicide.The Medical Examiner confirms an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.This is the 145th homicide of the year, according to the Medical Examiner.No other information has been released at this time. Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip President Donald Trump to stop in Mosinee for campaign event Thursday https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/president-donald-trump-to-stop-in-mosinee-for-campaign-event-thursday Local News urn:uuid:fd2d343e-0986-3b4d-0d64-f80260697b41 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:35:02 +0000 President Donald Trump will be making a stop in Mosinee Thursday. President Donald Trump will be making a stop in Mosinee Thursday. The president is expected to speak at a "Great American Comeback" rally at Central Wisconsin Aviation at 8 pm. The stop in Mosinee will be after President Trump visits Bemidji, Minnesota. Trump was last in Wisconsin on Sept. 1, when he flew to Kenosha in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, protests and unrest.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Dinosaur Drive-Thru to come to Milwaukee https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/dinosaur-drive-thru-to-come-to-milwaukee Local News urn:uuid:4f969dd9-f7fe-7aa8-db21-7ed62a75b431 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:26:28 +0000 A family-oriented Dinosaur Adventure Drive-Thru will make its way to the Milwaukee at the Waukesha County Expo Center. A family-oriented Dinosaur Adventure Drive-Thru will make its way to the Milwaukee at the Waukesha County Expo Center Sept. 17 – Oct. 4.The Drive-Thru will feature 80 life-sized dinosaurs, including a 40-ft T-Rex and a 30-ft Brachiosaurus.Ticket prices start at $49 per car, for up to eight people.Tickets will only be sold online, not on-site and can be purchased here.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Dinosaur Drive-Thru to come to Waukesha https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/dinosaur-drive-thru-to-come-to-milwaukee Local News urn:uuid:1c19693f-ecc5-57b2-2225-595872669b1a Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:26:28 +0000 A family-oriented Dinosaur Adventure Drive-Thru will make its way to the Milwaukee at the Waukesha County Expo Center. A family-oriented Dinosaur Adventure Drive-Thru will make its way to the Waukesha at the Waukesha County Expo Center Sept. 17 – Oct. 4.The Drive-Thru will feature 80 life-sized dinosaurs, including a 40-ft T-Rex and a 30-ft Brachiosaurus.Ticket prices start at $49 per car, for up to eight people.Tickets will only be sold online, not on-site and can be purchased here.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Students share their experience in getting safely back to school https://www.tmj4.com/rebound/families-share-their-experience-in-getting-safely-back-to-school Local News urn:uuid:d388462b-3ef6-223b-6d48-b08e14c6fc65 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:16:15 +0000 Back to school season is in full swing and students are navigating through a new normal thanks to the pandemic. Back to school season is in full swing and students are navigating through a new normal thanks to the pandemic. Below are several experiences from local families navigating through the uncertainty. Janna Baylor is a nurse practitioner and the mom of two high school kids. The children will attend Martin Luther in the fall. The family has lived in Milwaukee all of their lives. Aug. 24 -- I have a freshman and junior that returned to in-person learning. The school came up with a safety plan which included the use of hand sanitizer, social distancing, wearing masks in addition to temperature checks, and limiting of visitors. The administration did offer a virtual option, however, it was made clear that the school is not an online school and regular instruction was preferred. I loaded my kids up with masks, personal hand sanitizer, and cleansing wipes. I’m not sure how many lectures I gave them about trying to stay safe. We will just have to roll with the punches and see how this all plays out.Aug. 28 -- FRESHMAN MIXER?!?!? I wasn’t expecting the school to continue with regular social activities during a pandemic but there was a dance held on the first week of school. My kids were excited to tell me about all the twerking and grinding that was going on so I guess that part about social distancing was forgotten. Realistically, I don’t expect kids to social distance. Many of us adults still don’t get it or maybe we are just done with it at this point. On a side note, my kids have told me the desks are spaced appropriately and kids stay away from each other in class but in the cafeteria or when they change classes there is no way to distance. But did we expect anything different?Sept. 1 -- Of course, the school has a positive COVID-19 case! We were notified that there is a positive case in the school but we were not advised whether it was a student or a staff member. We were also advised that we would be notified if our children were in close contact with the individual. Fortunately, my kids were not on that list. My daughter is convinced that the school will shut down in a few weeks. I’m just praying that students and staff stay safe.Gabe is a sixth-grader at St. Mary's Visitation. Gabe is energetic and loves anything outdoors or sports-related. He also enjoys drawing, especially his own anime characters. Sept. 9 -- Heyyy! The name's Biak Hlawn but I go by my last name, Hlawn. That is pronounced as "huh-lawn". That pronunciation is very much Americanized and simplified but I can't be angry at people's tongues. It is a Chin name after all. Chin, not Chinese. I attend Reagan IB High School as part of the Class of 2021. As of right now, all classes are running virtual. Being a senior, I'm currently scavenging colleges and scholarships. As a low-income, first-generation student, it's been a difficult journey to get to where I am today. 2020 marks my 10th year living in the United States. Truthfully, I'm not entirely sure what I'd like to do in the future, career-wise than to attend college. I'm diving into political science but that can potentially change since nothing is 100% certain. You'll soon discover my hardships as well as achievements as you keep up with my daily blog posts and video vlogs. My long list of hobbies includes sleeping, singing (not the best at it), scrolling through social media feeds (memes YAS), photography, anything food, keeping up with social issues, and many more! Coincidence or not, I do casually vlog but rarely ever publicize them. Even when I do, they're mini clips posted on my Instagram and Snapchat. Nevertheless, I'm excited to share my days with y'all. May it be sharing my personal growth, college admissions process, changing the world, procrastination, or whatever life throws at me/us, let the adventure begin.Sept. 16 -- Watch Hwlan's first entry below: Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip Madison officials ask for no large gatherings for Badger games https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/madison-officials-ask-for-no-large-gatherings-for-badger-games Local News urn:uuid:079f6615-8a84-5091-e602-449d76c38b8e Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:13:47 +0000 Although Big Ten voted to resume college football next month, Public Health Madison & Dane County recommends that UW students and Dane County residents do not gather to watch the Badger games. Although Big Ten voted to resume college football next month, Public Health Madison & Dane County recommends that UW students and Dane County residents do not gather to watch the Badger games.“Of course it’s disappointing that something as well-loved as gathering to watch Badger football games can’t happen this year,” said Janel Heinrich, director of Public Health Madison & Dane County. “But the reality is that it’s not possible to have a traditional football season without substantially increasing COVID-19 transmission. We value people’s health and lives over sports, and we hope that UW does as well.”As of now, 42 players and Badgers staff have already tested positive for COVID-19, according to Madison city officials.Officials say that although athletes recover from COVID-19, long term health issues can persist.Madison officials say Badger students and staff are at risk, and so are Dane County residents who might have large gatherings for the games."The increase in cases we are seeing is predominantly due to parties. Adding football parties into this mix is only going to make the situation worse," said Satya Rhodes-Conway, City of Madison mayor.Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip