United investigates report that rabbit died on flight

LONDON — United Airlines is investigating a report that a giant rabbit died on one of its trans-Atlantic flights. Distraught breeder Annette Edwards from Worcestershire in central England told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that Simon, a 10-month-old, 3-foot (meter) -long continental rabbit, had a vet check shortly before traveling from London’s Heathrow airport to Chicago’s O’Hare airport. She said Simon had been purchased by a celebrity whom she did not identify. “Simon had his vet check just before […]

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Inquest: Testimony of captain who viewed video contradicts that of major who oversees jail

Inquest: Testimony of captain who viewed video contradicts that of major who oversees jail

MILWAUKEE — Officials at the Milwaukee County Jail are telling conflicting stories about an inmate whose death was ruled homicide by dehydration. On the stand during the second day of the inquest into the death of Terrill Thomas, a captain said he saw surveillance video from Thomas’ entire week in jail and reported to the major overseeing the facility that he noticed an officer access the panel housing the controls to Thomas’ cell. The major later testified the captain told […]






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“A wonderful honor:” MPD’s Homeless Outreach Team thanked for their work

“A wonderful honor:” MPD’s Homeless Outreach Team thanked for their work

MILWAUKEE — Providing hope, aid and understanding in a time of dire need. The Milwaukee Police Department is taking on a unique role in their commitment to help the homeless. We’ve seen them scour through the night, searching for those who are huddled up underneath bridges and in various encampments. The Milwaukee Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Team has been a beacon of light for thousands of homeless individuals. “I love them to death,” said Balerie Scott, formerly homeless. Scott said he’s […]






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Frozen’: Why kids can’t ‘Let It Go’

Frozen’: Why kids can’t ‘Let It Go’

You can’t escape Disney’s phenomenon “Frozen.” It is the highest-grossing animated film of all time and one of Disney’s top franchises. It was the most downloaded movie from Apple in 2014, and kids everywhere are still singing the movie’s anthem, “Let It Go.” Heck, it’s now probably stuck in your own head right now, even if you’ve never seen the film. So why has the 2013 movie stuck around for so long for the under-5 set? Experts say it is […]






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Whitnall Park to debut permanent beer garden

Whitnall Park to debut permanent beer garden

The Milwaukee County Parks will add another permanent beer garden on the first weekend in May. The Whitnall Park Beer Garden along the Root River parkway will debut on May 5 at 4 p.m. with live music, free beer and a ceremonial keg tapping, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced Tuesday. Milwaukee County’s beer gardens have been a success story, going from $82,000 in revenue in 2012 to $1.3 million in revenue in 2017. Anticipated revenue for the Whitnall Park Beer Garden is $300,000…






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​Rev Group buys Louisiana fire apparatus manufacturer

​Rev Group buys Louisiana fire apparatus manufacturer

Rev Group Inc. said Tuesday that it has acquired Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc., a custom fire apparatus and rescue vehicle manufacturer that supplies vehicles for municipal and industrial customers. Ferrara, based in Holden, La., has more than 450 employees and annual revenue of about $140 million. Terms of the transaction, which closed April 25, were not disclosed. Rev Group (NYSE: REVG) is a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of specialty vehicles and aftermarket parts for the fire and emergency, commercial…






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Fiserv could relocate HQ to downtown Milwaukee

Fiserv could relocate HQ to downtown Milwaukee

Financial technology company Fiserv Inc. is considering relocating its Brookfield headquarters and is exploring the possibility of moving its corporate offices to downtown Milwaukee. According to a real estate source, Fiserv has issued a request for proposals seeking about 125,000 square feet of office space in the region. The company — which owns its 190,000-square-foot headquarters building at 255 Fiserv Drive — is exploring a site in Brookfield, and contemplating several proposed office buildings…






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Greenfield HS hires new head football coach amid allegations of enrollment fraud

Greenfield HS hires new head football coach amid allegations of enrollment fraud

GREENFIELD — Officials announced the hiring of Keith Ringelberg as the varsity football coach for Greenfield High School on Tuesday, April 25th. This, just 24 hours after the school announced they are investigating possible attempts of fraudulently enrolling students so they could play on the school’s football team. This is a violation of WIAA rules. School officials self-reported this — a move an association spokesman applauded them for. “The game made me who I am today,” said Shane Covington, former head football […]






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TreeHouse selling soup and baby food business

TreeHouse selling soup and baby food business

TreeHouse Foods Inc., the parent of Bay Valley Foods in Green Bay, Sturm Foods in Manawa and American Italian Pasta in Kenosha, has reached a definitive agreement to sell its Pittsburgh-based soup and infant feeding business to Riverbend Foods LLC. Financial terms were not disclosed, but sales of the business were about $210 million last year. The deal is expected to close in the second or third quarter. Riverbend is a newly formed portfolio company of the Dallas-based private equity firm Insight…






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NNS wins prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award

NNS wins prestigious Edward R

The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from RTDNA for Allison Dikanovic’s special report, “A Crime Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in Milwaukee.” The two-part series ran on Feb. 29 and March 1, 2016.  The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971.






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