Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sophie Carson

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Recent articles by Sophie:

Mount Pleasant officer who killed teen won't be charged, district attorney says

Sgt. Eric Giese shot Tyrese West, 18, in June after trying to stop the teen for riding a bike without proper lights. West had a gun. → Read More

Paul Ryan joins American Enterprise Institute as distinguished visiting fellow

Former House Speaker Paul Ryan will serve as a distinguished visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, the organization announced Tuesday. → Read More

Milwaukee man charged with arson in fire at multi-unit home on Park Place and Downer Ave

Paul E. Wise, 52, is charged with arson and misdemeanor battery after prosecutors say he got into an argument with apartment building owner. → Read More

Some 'Hamilton' fans line up hours in the rain to buy tickets for musical's Milwaukee run at Marcus Center

Hundreds of fans of the popular musical “Hamilton” lined up Tuesday morning in the rain to buy tickets for its four-week Milwaukee run. → Read More

Police identify fatal shooting victim

Demetrius K. Holmes, 23, was shot shortly before 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of North 28th Street. → Read More

Road rage shooting victim Tracey Smith called dedicated mom, hardworking corrections officer

Tracey Smith, a corrections officer who was shot after a crash while teaching her son to drive, died Aug. 30. Friends called her "a light" and a dedicated mother. → Read More

Four seriously injured in Oneida crash, one flown by helicopter to hospital

Outagamie County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the two-vehicle crash about 6 p.m. to the intersection of State 54 and County H. → Read More

Milwaukee County Transit System union workers vote to reject contract, to go on strike 'if necessary'

Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 voted Thursday night to reject a proposed contract and to go on strike if necessary. → Read More

Man briefly detained after police say he showed a gun downtown, sparking large response

Police briefly detained a man Thursday after a report he showed a gun outside a downtown business and sparked a large law enforcement presence. → Read More

Milwaukee man charged in attempted sexual assault of woman as she entered her east side apartment late at night

Kelvin Zarkee Love, 37, is charged after prosecutors say he attacked a woman as she entered her apartment building. → Read More

Wisconsin gets $17 million in federal grant money to fight opioid crisis. How it will be used

Wisconsin was awarded $11.9 million from one federal program and $5.2 million from another, part of a multi-billion-dollar push to expand treatment and better track overdoses. → Read More

Oostburg High graduate led scuba diving trip on California boat that caught fire and is presumed dead

Kristy Finstad, an Oostburg High School graduate, is presumed dead after a boat fire in California is presumed to have killed 34. She was leading a scuba diving trip on the charter boat. → Read More

Second student arrested in two days after another online threat to South High School

Sheboygan police arrested a 16-year-old student one day after arresting a 15-year-old student. Authorities say both posted threats to South High School on social media. → Read More

Son charged in father's shooting death after family argument

Varick C. Choice Jr., 24, is charged in the death of his father, Varick C. Choice Sr., 58, after an argument Saturday on Milwaukee's north side. → Read More

Two motorcyclists injured in Dodge County crash, both taken to hospital via helicopter

Medical helicopters flew a woman with life-threatening injuries and a man with serious injuries to UW Hospital in Madison after the Dodge County crash. → Read More

Milwaukee police seek suspect in east side sexual assault

Police say the man was involved in a sexual assault early Friday morning on Prospect Avenue near Brady Street. → Read More

Greenfield teen charged with homicide in 'random' stabbing death often talked about killing people: affidavit

Amando E. Lang, 19, appeared to be paranoid in recent weeks, according to family. He often carried knives and said he would kill people, an affidavit reads. → Read More

Milwaukee police clear City Hall of danger after report of bomb threat; no one evacuated

Police were called about 3:20 p.m. to City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., for a report of a bomb threat. → Read More

Merrill man charged after Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy shoots him during traffic stop

The Wisconsin Department of Justice says Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Watruba shot Daniel Boldt of Merrill on Saturday on State 64 in Corning. → Read More

Prosecutors charge 15-year-old with reckless homicide in south side shooting death

Jose L. Orta, 15, faces charges of reckless homicide and attempted armed robbery after the Saturday night shooting death of Terren J. Fezer, 22. → Read More