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Past articles by Benjamin:

New book reveals Foxconn deal details in Mount Pleasant

A new book reveals fascinating details about the $10 billion Foxconn investment in an LCD plant in Racine County. → Read More

Open Record: Saving high school sports

Could a severe ref shortage put an end to high school sports? → Read More

Flu shots urged as COVID vaccine rolls out: 'Easy thing to do'

As many await the COVID-19 vaccine, health leaders say don't forget about the other shot available right now. → Read More

‘They truly love him:’ Watertown school’s surprise helps 8-year-old beat cancer for 2nd time

WATERTOWN -- This week, millions of Americans are celebrating miracles. One Watertown family knows what it is like to see something incredible unfold in front of them. Their journey isn't without fear and pain. 8-year-old Landyn Zoellick has survived brain cancer not once, but twice. → Read More

‘They’re like, ‘You’re Kobe:” Merton 5th-grader wearing #24 hit last-second bucket!

MERTON -- A Merton father shared an amazing clip of video from a youth basketball game on Tuesday evening, Jan. 28. Brian Kuptz said his son, Brayden, was wearing #24 -- and like Kobe Bryant, hit a last-second shot in the game. → Read More

Weekend trip on Lake Michigan uncovers century-old shipwreck: ‘The most intact I have ever seen’

MANITOU ISLANDS, Mich. -- A team of shipwreck hunters that includes members from Milwaukee uncovered what appears to be one of the most intact wooden schooners ever discovered at the bottom of the Great Lakes. → Read More

Police: Death in Waukesha fire ruled suspicious, classic car missing from residence

WAUKESHA -- Police revealed on Friday night, Sept. 27 two new developments tied to a fatal fire at a Waukesha residence. The fire broke out early Thursday at a home on University Drive near Pendleton Place. Officials say the death of the person at the residence is now ruled suspicious. → Read More

‘Going to destroy them:’ Fans optimistic as Milwaukee Bucks’ playoff run begins

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks won Game 1 against the Detroit Pistons Sunday night, April 14 at Fiserv Forum in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The noise level was intense inside Fiserv Forum for the playoff matchup, and it was clear there was home court advantage. → Read More

Dashcam video: White-knuckle ride through Plymouth leads to dramatic arrest

PLYMOUTH -- Whiteout conditions made for a wild pursuit through Sheboygan County. Police and sheriff's officials chased two men over dangerous, icy roads and through a number of close calls. According to a criminal complaint, it all started near the Plymouth Walmart back on February 20. Police tried to stop two suspects for reckless driving and bad plates. Instead, they took off -- fast. → Read More

Port Washington, Nicolet schools move forward after controversial poster incident

BROWN DEER -- It was the a basketball game that led to apologies, a suspension and national media attention. Weeks after students from Port Washington High School used a controversial photo to taunt a Nicolet High School player, the teams met again for a game on Thursday, March 7. → Read More

Brookfield police: 2 Illinois athletes, child cited after brawl at indoor soccer game

BROOKFIELD -- Police cited two Illinois soccer players and the child of a coach after a brawl that took place at an indoor soccer game in Brookfield Sunday, March 3. Police responded to Midwest Orthopedic Sports Complex on W. → Read More

Prosecutors: Woman hired as bookkeeper at St. Vincent de Paul embezzled $500K+

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY -- A Fond du Lac woman is accused of embezzling more than $500,000 from St. Vincent de Paul, where she served as bookkeeper beginning in January of 2009. Donna LaRue, 60, faces one count of theft-business setting over $100,000. → Read More

Wisconsin Senate refuses to honor Colin Kaepernick in Black History Month resolution

MADISON — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Senate refused to mention NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a resolution honoring Black History Month passed Wednesday, rejecting calls from Democrats who said ignoring the Milwaukee native put them on the wrong side of history. → Read More

Giving back: 4-year-old Menomonee Falls girl spreads happiness with ‘blue line’ donuts

MILWAUKEE -- A young Menomonee Falls girl is spreading a sea of happiness at police departments -- in an effort to thank them for everything they do. → Read More

Being picked up for drunk driving in Wisconsin does not mean a night in jail

MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin remains the only state in the country where getting busted for your first OWI is not a crime. A Kenosha woman found out the hard way Wisconsin is also a place where drunk drivers are getting behind the wheel just hours after being released by police. → Read More

‘Thank you:’ Vigil held remembering fallen Officer Matthew Rittner

MILWAUKEE -- The community came together Friday evening, Feb. 8 to honor fallen Milwaukee Police Department Officer Matthew Rittner. A vigil held at Zablocki School near 10th and Oklahoma, was packed with supporters to say thank you. "This is the third officer in eight months. → Read More

‘Trying to lean on each other:’ Milwaukee’s FPC holds moment of silence for fallen officer

MILWAUKEE -- As preparations are underway for fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner's funeral, prosecutors are preparing to charge the man police say shot him. At Milwaukee's Fire and Police Commission Thursday evening, Feb. 7 the meeting was paused to pay respects. → Read More

After ‘no snow in December,’ Sheboygan gets 15 inches, making shoveling a challenge

SHEBOYGAN -- As snow fell in southeast Wisconsin Monday, Jan. 28, prompting a winter storm warning, Sheboygan County and Ozaukee County were among the hardest hit. Snow emergencies were declared, and there were impressive snow totals. → Read More

Now former FedEx employee accused of stealing customer’s surveillance camera

CALEDONIA -- A former FedEx employee has been charged with stealing a customer's surveillance camera and damaging their property -- and the incident was captured by the stolen camera. It happened in December, and police said the FedEx driver indicated he was angry at God and technology. → Read More

New metal detectors at Sheboygan County Courthouse uncovers knives, bullets, fireworks

SHEBOYGAN -- The Sheboygan County Courthouse may be the last in our area to add metal detectors to the building. A month with the new security and officials have already confiscated a treasure chest of items including knives, bullets, pepper spray and even fireworks. → Read More