Ben Wagner, WISN 12 News

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WISN 12 News

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Past articles by Ben:

Badgers arrive in Milwaukee for NCAA tournament 'home' game

The Badgers' opening game in the NCAA Tournament is almost like a home game. → Read More

Mother of bystander killed during MPD chase sues city, officers

The mother of a man killed during a Milwaukee Police Department chase is suing the city of Milwaukee and four officers involved. → Read More

'I was shocked': Vandal leaves racist notes, threatens West Allis couple

A West Allis couple says someone has trashed their car several times and left threatening, racist notes, demanding they leave the neighborhood. → Read More

Spring break budget buster: Rising gas prices eat into spring break gas bills

With gas prices near record-highs, spring break road trip budgets could take a hit. → Read More

St. Thomas More High School files appeal to keep season alive after fight during game

The appeal comes after a fight at the end of the game between St. Thomas More and Fuller Academy Friday. → Read More

Man accused of recording gym members with camera hidden in coffee cup

A Milwaukee man is facing 15 felonies, accused of secretly recording people inside gym locker rooms with a camera hidden in a coffee cup, court documents show. → Read More

Concordia University Wisconsin helping partner school in Ukraine

Ukrainian-American Concordia University in the capital city of Kyiv is closed, but still standing, school officials said → Read More

Liquor stores dump Russian vodka after invasion in Ukraine

Total Wine announced it will no longer sell Russian-made products "until further notice." → Read More

'Pray for peace': Wisconsin Ukrainians react to crisis with Russia

Thousands of miles from the Russian tanks on Ukraine's borders, those who grew up there watch and wait for what could happen next. → Read More

West Allis-West Milwaukee School District drops mask requirement

The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District voted to drop its mask requirement for students and staff at a special meeting Monday.The new policy takes effect Tuesday.Masks will now be optional, but "highly recommended" in school buildings.Board members also voted to eliminate quarantine requirements for those in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, as long as they do not… → Read More

13-year-old Cedarburg girl dies of COVID-19

"She fought her whole life and she lived with kindness and love and compassion for other people," Katie Pape said of her daughter, Bella. → Read More

Milwaukee woman recovering after being hit in the face by stray bullets

Yosmary Godkin was struck in the face and neck driving home from work → Read More

Public safety, education headline Milwaukee mayoral forum

Each of the seven candidates running for mayor took questions at Turner Hall Wednesday → Read More

Win the lottery? Here's what a 'lottery lawyer' says you should do next

Kurt Panouses has helped more than 30 jackpot winners navigate their new-found wealth and fame → Read More

COVID expert says declining COVID-19 cases could end mask mandates

Milwaukee's mask mandate is in effect until March 1, though a Common Council vote could end it sooner. → Read More

Taxpayers could be on the hook for future Brewers stadium improvements

To pay for any improvements, Brewers team officials said they do not want a five-county sales tax to return. → Read More

'It's incredibly racist': County candidate faces backlash after 'African shantytown' comment

Peter Tase made the comments while running for Milwaukee County District 1 Supervisor → Read More

Watchdog group says Speaker Vos should be held in contempt of court

American Oversight claims all records it requested from the 2020 GOP election review haven't been turned over. → Read More

Another mask mandate in Milwaukee? A decision could come Tuesday

The Milwaukee Common Council is scheduled to vote on a mask requirement Tuesday morning. It would apply to anyone ages 3 and older, inside businesses citywide "open to the public." → Read More

Milwaukee Health Department runs out of free N-95 masks

500,000 masks were handed out at COVID-19 testing sites and libraries citywide since Jan. 8 → Read More