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Past articles by Marty:

Milwaukee Fire Department, private ambulance companies get a boost from federal pandemic funding

Each year the Milwaukee Fire Department answers more 911 calls with fewer people, and it was only compounded because of the pandemic. → Read More

Beyond the Backlog: Why fighting sexual assault is more than collecting kits

Last December lawmakers signed legislation to help prevent a backlog of untested sexual assault kits, which allow survivors to track their kits once they are collected and puts law enforcement and hospitals on the clock to get them to the Wisconsin Crime Lab. → Read More

Retired Special Agent: The difficulties holding labor traffickers accountable

The crime of human trafficking is starting to become a more well-known issue in our community, however, many people think of sex trafficking, not necessarily the labor aspect of this crime. → Read More

MPS faces another internal violation based on State Agency’s probable cause statement

The State’s largest public school district is facing a second allegation of misconduct from top officials. → Read More

Do Wisconsin's bail laws need to change after the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy?

After the bail set for Darrell Brooks, the suspect in the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy, was deemed inappropriately low, the I-Team asked multiple players in the state’s court system if the bail laws in the state need to change, and if so, how. → Read More

Examining criminal court caseload, experience in the courtroom in the wake of Waukesha parade tragedy

A growing caseload on an overworked system is what officials are pointing to following the “inappropriately low” bail set for Darrell Brooks, the man accused of driving his car into a holiday parade in Waukesha, killing six. → Read More

The unique solution to Milwaukee's private ambulance shortage

The number of private ambulance companies helping answer the city’s 911 calls has dropped from three to two, putting additional pressure on an already stressed system. → Read More

City of Milwaukee resources to fight the opioid crisis rely heavily on grants

With many of us stuck inside our homes for the last year and a half, the pandemic has forced families with loved ones struggling with addiction to face the issue. → Read More

Deplorable conditions, working for no pay: Labor trafficking crimes a reality in Wisconsin

Foreign nationals who enter this country legally to work and send money back home to their relatives may become victims of illegal practices and disgraceful treatment. → Read More

'We don't have a lot of tools': Wisconsin's reckless driving laws under the microscope

Some weeks it seems we report on reckless driving in the city of Milwaukee on an almost daily basis. It's an issue many may see on their ride to work every day. → Read More

Curbing reckless driving: Many solutions toward one goal

How do you combat reckless driving? It's a complicated question. → Read More

Milwaukee neighbors still waiting for sidewalk repairs, more than a month after August storms

Frustrated neighbors across the city have waited more than a month for the city to repair sidewalks that were upended by trees downed in mid-August storms. → Read More

Wisconsin lawmakers considering changing the way 'flagged officers' are recruited

Since 2016, the Wisconsin Department of Justice has kept a list of officers who have been fired for cause, or quit in the middle of an investigation or in lieu of termination, commonly referred to as the "flagged officers" list. → Read More

Committee approves subsidy to help private ambulances answer Milwaukee's 911 calls

The city's Finance and Personnel Committee approved a $4.7 million funding package for the Milwaukee Fire Department and the private ambulances companies that help the department answer 911 calls, in an effort to address a shortage of EMTs. → Read More

Much-needed relief may be coming to Milwaukee's private ambulance companies

The private ambulance companies that help the Milwaukee Fire Department answer the growing number of 9-1-1 calls have been asking for help for years, and it may soon be coming from both the city and state levels. → Read More

Abandoned cars are more than just an eyesore

Abandoned cars are more than just an eyesore, they can leak chemicals in the ground, scatter broken glass and attract rats and raccoons. → Read More

Wisconsin unemployment agency to start making Pandemic Unemployment payments

The Department of Workforce Development will start making payments to those waiting on federal unemployment programs, one of which was delayed since the start of the year. → Read More

Records show DWD appeared to know unemployment appeals would pile up

More than 16,000 unemployed workers are stuck in a backlogged appeals process and the Department of Workforce Development appeared to know it would be a problem as early as October. → Read More

Audit: Wisconsin DWD had information to clear pending unemployment claims

An audit released Monday shows that the Department of Workforce Development sent 77 percent of unemployment applicants into pending status to be adjudicated, despite having the information on hand to process those claims. → Read More

PTSD workers' compensation support for Wis. first responders remains out of reach

In what has been arguably the toughest year in recent history for first responders, access to care for post-traumatic stress disorder remains out of reach through the state's workers' compensation law. → Read More