Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Mary Spicuzza

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Recent articles by Mary:

8 in 10 Milwaukee police stop and frisk incidents lack documented justification, report on ACLU lawsuit says

Police Chief Alfonso Morales said many of the issues officers face center on record keeping, not illegal stops and frisks. → Read More

Shorewood Village President Allison Rozek's run-ins with police suggest she has been living in West Allis

Rozek told a West Allis police officer that she was not currently living at the South 81st Street house, but did “5 days a week for the past year,” according to the police report. → Read More

Gov. Tony Evers unveils sweeping plan aimed at combating youth vaping

"Vaping is a serious public health epidemic, and it is time to take action," Gov. Tony Evers said. → Read More

Security zone for Democratic National Convention will cover much of the west side of downtown Milwaukee

The security zone will stretch from Cherry Street on the north to Clybourn Street on the south, and from 10th Street on the west to Water Street on the east. → Read More

Confusion, under-reporting impedes crackdown on sex trafficking in Wisconsin, report finds

More needs to be done to train law enforcement and help victims, including children, a report on sex trafficking in Wisconsin says. → Read More

Two men who ran a Dodge County strip club charged in federal prostitution case

Michael Siegel and Scott Hoeft are accused of using a strip club called the Hardware Store as a venue for prostitution. → Read More

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson calls Trump impeachment hearings 'a very sad farce'

Johnson: "I don't know what the House is trying to do here. In the end, I think this is unfortunately a very sad farce on the part of the House." → Read More

Jared Kushner will visit Milwaukee Tuesday to discuss prison reentry programs

Jared Kushner will visit Milwaukee to discuss skills training for former inmates on Tuesday, the same day President Donald Trump is set to hold a rally downtown. → Read More

City of Milwaukee gets OK to shutter house used for drugs, prostitution near grade school

A Milwaukee County judge gave the city a green light to shutter a house used for drug dealing and prostitution that is located near a grade school → Read More

House impeachment investigators issue subpoena to former Wisconsin Republican leader

House investigators issued a subpoena as part of the impeachment inquiry to an ex-head of the Wisconsin Republican Party. He is not expected to comply. → Read More

Former Milwaukee alderman Willie Wade admitted taking $30,000 from strip club owner, new documents say

"Wade kept the $30,000 in the top junk drawer of a walk-in closet in the basement. When he needed the money he would just take it out and use it," an FBI report says. → Read More

Neighbors credited in police bust that led to discovery of more than 13,000 THC vape cartridges

Neighbors had noticed frequent cars and strangers coming and going out of the modest house on West Norwich Court and contacted police. → Read More

Police find more than $900,000 in closet of south side Milwaukee home in bust of counterfeit THC vape operation

Police found 18 pounds of marijuana, along with cartridges filled with THC oil, a loaded weapon, and took into custody a couple in their 30’s. → Read More

Mother of Kenosha brothers charged with massive counterfeit THC vaping operation arrested; facing "multiple charges," sheriffs officials say

Courtney Huffhines, a longtime real estate agent, was booked in the Kenosha County jail about 3:30 p.m., records show. → Read More

What are the symptoms of vaping illnesses, and what's causing lung injuries and deaths? Here's what we know.

Many patients reported using THC and nicotine, and some reported using e-cigarettes containing only nicotine, federal officials said. → Read More

'These kids have all vaped': Wisconsin doctors describe how they uncovered a sudden surge of mystery lung illnesses

Doctors discovered the sick teens had all vaped through extensive tests and interviews, often needing to separate young patients from their parents. → Read More

'Courageous' parents are credited with leading to a drug bust police believe is the biggest to date involving counterfeit vaping cartridges

What started as parents wanting to hold their son accountable for allegedly possessing vaping cartridges with THC led to what officials believe may be the largest bust in the U.S. to date involving counterfeit THC cartridges. → Read More

THC cartridges become focus of vaping injuries; Milwaukee dealers making $2 million a month on sales, police say

State officials say 24 of the 27 individuals with lung injuries in the state report vaping oil with THC. Dealers make $2 million a month, police say. → Read More

'A 70-year-old's lungs': Former Wisconsin athlete hospitalized at age 20 with lung injuries that may be tied to vaping

"Last Wednesday, he was doing 25 to 30 pullups a day. And on Friday, there's talk of him being intubated," the man's father said. → Read More

City of Milwaukee issues health alert urging people to stop vaping amid outbreak of lung disease cases

The City of Milwaukee has issued an alert urging people to stop vaping amid an outbreak of lung disease doctors suspect is linked to e-cigarettes. → Read More