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Past articles by Marty:

Milwaukee's drug epidemic a 'time bomb' during COVID-19 pandemic, experts say

The deadly drug epidemic that's taken a record number of lives year after year is becoming increasingly difficult to fight during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Unemployment checks will look a lot smaller after federal deadline

Those collecting unemployment in Wisconsin will see significantly less in their bank accounts next week, after the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program sunsets on Saturday. → Read More

78 percent of the time Milwaukee police use force, the person arrested is Black

A decade before the words "I can't breathe" became the national rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement, they were said in the back of a Milwaukee police car. → Read More

About 10% of PUA unemployment benefits have been paid out

Unemployment for self-employed and individual contractors → Read More

Unemployment group demands special session in letter to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos

A group of Wisconsin residents frustrated while waiting for their unemployment claims to be processed have now sent a letter to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos demanding a special session to rectify the backlog. → Read More

'It's just not happening fast enough': Wisconsin unemployment backlog may last until October

About 700,000 unemployment insurance claims are still pending, leaving thousands of out of work Wisconsin residents waiting for relief. → Read More

Small businesses taking insurance companies to court over interruption coverage

Small businesses have been struggling to collect on claims against specific policies called business interruption insurance, as insurance companies claim the COVID-19 pandemic is not included in their coverage. → Read More

Small business owners fighting insurance companies during pandemic

Small businesses are scrambling to keep their companies afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, and keep their employees paid too. → Read More

Project Drive Sober: OWI legislation in question during coronavirus pandemic

Two pieces of OWI legislation are just one vote away from the governor's desk, but the coronavirus pandemic has put those in question. One of those bills would force first time OWI offenders to appear before a judge. It also closes a loophole that allows offenders to get a second first-time offense if their arrests were 10 years apart. The other would increase the statute of limitations the… → Read More

Gov. Evers expected to sign another OWI bill before session closes

Gov. Tony Evers is expected to sign legislation Friday aimed at crumbing repeat drunk driving. → Read More

'Under the Radar': Human traffickers targeting Milwaukee-area hotels

If you or someone you love is a victim of human trafficking, please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1 (888) 373-7888, text "HELP" to 233733, or for emergencies call 911. A strategic dark network of human traffickers is already in place in the Milwaukee area, and with major events coming in 2020 like the Democratic National Convention, some say the problem may get worse. On a small… → Read More

Gov. Evers signs mandatory five-year sentence bill for OWIs involving homicides

Gov. Tony Evers signed a mandatory five-year sentence bill for homicides committed while driving under the influence Wednesday. → Read More

Criminalizing first-offense OWI won't get a vote in the Wisconsin Senate

A proposal to make your first OWI a criminal offense appears to be dead on arrival to a state Senate committee. → Read More

Criminalizing first-offense OWI won't get a vote in the Wisconsin Senate

A proposal to make your first OWI a criminal offense appears to be dead on arrival to a state Senate committee. → Read More

How voters want the Senate majority leader to vote on 1st-offense OWI

A plan to criminalize a first-offense OWI in Wisconsin is expected to come before a Senate committee later this month, but a Republican from Juneau has a lot of pull on deciding if it will come to the floor for a full vote. → Read More

'Your body is a crime scene': Survivor working to help prevent future rape kit backlogs

After more than 6,000 sexual assault kits were left untested for years in Wisconsin, authorities are now playing catch-up as they are finally analyzed. → Read More

Bucks’ Khris Middleton named NBA All-Star reserve

Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton is going to his first NBA All-Star game as a reserve, the league announced Thursday. The shooting forward has settled into a strong number two role on the Bucks since he was traded to Milwaukee from the Detroit Pistons in 2013. He is averaging 17.3 points a game and 5.7 rebounds a game. Middleton, 27, will join his teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was named… → Read More

Mail service suspended again on Thursday due to extreme cold

Mail service in Wisconsin and Illinois has been suspended for a second straight day due to extremely cold temperatures. Delivery was suspended on Wednesday as well as wind chills plummeted to nearly -600 degrees. Here is the list of areas that will not receive mail, listed based on the first three Zip Code numbers. 530-532, 534, 535, 537-539, 541-543, 544-545, 549, 600, 602, 610-611. For more… → Read More

4,200 parking tickets issued in weekend snow storm

The City of Milwaukee says more than 4,000 parking citations were issued Saturday and Sunday after a weekend snow storm. On Saturday night into Sunday, 2,300 citations were written. On Sunday night into Monday, another 1,900 were issued. The city's department of Public Works re;eased the following statement after the weekend storm: > Parked vehicles should not impede the flow of traffic in… → Read More

West Allis Police: Teen in custody after shooting near school prompted lockdown

A 17-year-old male is in police custody for a shooting that happened outside James E. Dottke High School Thursday morning. → Read More