Ben Wagner, WISN 12 News

Ben Wagner

WISN 12 News

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Recent articles by Ben:

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

Milwaukee warming shelter closes because of rising COVID-19 cases

Street Angels acknowledge their closure will have a detrimental impact on an already overwhelmed system. → Read More

Milwaukee County Jail has COVID-19 outbreak

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says 62 jail employees are sick along with 254 inmates. → Read More

COVID-19: Doctors worry omicron could push hospitals to breaking point

Intensive care unit beds have been full in parts of the state, with health care workers largely treating patients infected with the delta variant. → Read More

Northbound I-43 closed after shooting on freeway

Part of I-43 northbound near downtown Milwaukee has been shut down for a shooting investigation, a Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said Saturday.According to deputies, a 20-year-old woman was shot while driving on I-43 northbound. She was transported to a hospital with a single gunshot wound.Northbound traffic is being diverted off I-43 at the Fond du Lac Ave./McKinley Ave. exit.… → Read More

Aaron Rodgers' doppelgänger revealed:

He never expected to become a viral hit, whose side-by-side screen time with the NFL MVP has been viewed thousands of times. → Read More

Man creates makeshift roundabout to curb reckless driving

A Milwaukee man, fed up with speeding and reckless driving in his Sherman Park neighborhood, has turned to a homemade solution to stop dangerous driving. → Read More

Milwaukee's Street Angels open warming room all winter, regardless of temperature

Milwaukee's Street Angels have opened a warming center, which will stay open seven nights a week, no matter how cold it is outside. → Read More

Some communities cancel holiday parades while others will go on

Those hosting parades say they will dedicate some part of the celebration to honor those injured or killed in Waukesha. → Read More

Waukesha Christmas Parade: 8-year-old Jackson Sparks dies

An 8-year-old boy died Tuesday from his injuries after he was struck Sunday in the Waukesha Christmas Parade. → Read More

Pharmacies begin preparing for COVID vaccines for kids under 12

Pfizer says its vaccine is safe, and 91% effective in protecting kids 5 to 11 from symptomatic infections of the virus. → Read More

Family demands answers after police arrest group of children

Video of a Greendale police arrest, which resulted in three boys face down in handcuffs, has spread on social media and sparked protests. → Read More

Police make arrests in killing of missing 3-year-old boy's mother

Police said Wednesday they had made several arrests in connection to Mallery M. Muenzenberger's death but have not released any other information. → Read More

'I still own you!': Aaron Rodgers trolls Bears fans in Packers victory

There is no doubt Aaron Rodgers still feels the fire of the NFL's oldest rivalry. → Read More

Southwest flight cancellations could wreak havoc on holiday travel

Southwest cancellations not related to COVID-19 vaccine mandate pilots union, airline say → Read More

Maple Tree Elementary to go virtual Monday due to COVID-19 cases

Maple Tree Elementary School will switch to virtual learning Monday, Oct. 11 due to rising COVID-19 cases, Milwaukee Public Schools officials said Sunday.The move to virtual learning comes after the school reported 3% or more of the school community has tested positive for COVID-19 within a two-week window, according to district officials. Students and families can expect communication from… → Read More

'A potential game-changer': new COVID-19 treatment could keep many out of hospitals

A new pill to fight COVID-19 could reduce hospitalizations and death by up to 50%, pharmaceutical giant Merck said. → Read More

New Berlin COVID-19 testing site expanding to meet demand

Summit Clinical Labs owner blames Summerfest requiring negative tests, school starting and the delta variant for the increase in testing. → Read More