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15 stories that turned heads

Published Sept. 24, 2013 is celebrating its 15th birthday all September, and in nearly two decades of operation there have been some stories that stand above them all. As co-founder and publisher Andy Tarnoff has often said about, "It's not our job to tell stories saying how great Milwaukee is, it's our job to tell great stories about Milwaukee." In no particular order here are 15 of the top stories from the last 15 years.


Milwaukee Press Club nomination for

Published March 30, 2013's Jim Owczarski has been honored yet again for his work covering Wisconsin sports. It was announced on Friday that Owczarski has been nominated for a Milwaukee Press Club award for his September article "Portrait in perseverance: Mike Fiers' road to the majors."


As Notre Dame hoax unfolds, Milwaukee's scam athlete pleads guilty

Published Jan. 17, 2013

False internet identities are in the news again, this time surrounding Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. This week Milwaukee's own internet hoaxer Montaous Walton plead guilty to theft by false representation after using his fictional internet persona to get legitimate baseball agents to give him money.


When watchdog journalism attacks

Published June 21, 2012

Today we're going to take a look at the incredible war the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is waging against the police chief of the City of Milwaukee, along with a couple of other examples of why this paper has fallen so far, so fast.


"Fake" baseball player arrested in Milwaukee

Published June 5, 2012

Over the last five years, a Milwaukee man named Montaous Walton has created at least two different internet personas, inventing a story about an improbable rise out of the city into the world of Major League-affiliated baseball. One of these personas was exposed in 2010. The other has led to his arrest.

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