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MPD chief calls for tougher sentences, gun laws to curb homicides

Published Sept. 10, 2015

Milwaukee Police Department Chief Edward Flynn is calling for stricter sentencing for violent offenders to counter the city's spike in homicides, which are up almost 70 percent this year compared to the same time period last year. According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Flynn made the comments at a public forum hosted by Mike Gousha at Marquette University.


6 distinctive Milwaukee smells

Published May 15, 2015

Milwaukee is - and has always been - a town with many olfactory offerings. Here are six strong ones.


National Police Week clouded by recent shootings

Published May 7, 2015

In 1962 John F. Kennedy created National Police Week. Given the events of the last year or so there is a cloud over police forces nationwide. It's created an additional level of stress for officers who already have one of the most stressful jobs in the country.


The East Side erupted in violence 45 years ago

Published May 5, 2015

Nestled between Wyoming Place mansions and St. Mary's Hospital, is the venerable Water Tower Park. In the 1960s, the park had become a popular gathering spot for all manners of young people, including the founders of the city's underground scene, political radicals, street theater performers and, of course, musicians who played drums, guitars or anything else that made enough noise to drive the mansion mavens up the walls.

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