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Prosecutors charge man with hate crime in Milwaukee acid attack

Prosecutors filed one charge against Clifton Blackwell — first-degree reckless injury — but added the sentencing enhancers of hate crime and use of a dangerous weapon. → Read More

Prosecutors charge man with hate crime in acid attack

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee prosecutors on Wednesday charged a 61-year-old man with a hate crime for allegedly throwing battery acid on a Hispanic man's face. The decision from prosecutors means Clifton Blackwell could face an enhanced sentence if convicted of the charge of first-degree reckless injury. Prosecutors added the sentencing enhancers of hate crime and use of a dangerous weapon. Mahud… → Read More

Wisconsin acid attack suspect once held hunters at gunpoint

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white man accused of throwing acid on a Hispanic man’s face once held four hunters at gunpoint on his rural Wisconsin property, an encounter that one of the hunters said Tuesday he still vividly remembers. The chance encounter with the hunters in 2006 sheds light into the temperament of 61-year-old Clifton […] → Read More

Wisconsin man accused of making THC cartridges charged

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Wisconsin man suspected of running an illegal operation to manufacture vaping cartridges flew to California last month to get THC oil in bulk to fill thousands of cartridges to sell, prosecutors said Monday in charging documents. Authorities in Kenosha, Wisconsin, arrested 20-year-old Tyler Huffhines on Sept. 5 after parents tipped off police when they saw their teenage son… → Read More

Wisconsin man accused of making THC cartridges charged

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man suspected of running an illegal operation to manufacture vaping cartridges flew to California last month to get THC oil in bulk to fill thousands of cartridges to sell, prosecutors said Monday in charging documents. Authorities in Kenosha, Wisconsin, arrested 20-year-old Tyler Huffhines on Sept. 5 after parents tipped off […] → Read More

Potency of Wisconsin THC cartridges may be higher than claim

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Wisconsin operation that manufactured thousands of vaping cartridges a day may have been packing them with far more THC oil than the packaging claimed, authorities said Wednesday. The revelation Wednesday from the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office underscores warnings that people who buy vaping products on the street don't know what they're getting. Officials are investigating… → Read More

Potency of Wisconsin THC cartridges may be higher than claim

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin operation that manufactured thousands of vaping cartridges a day may have been packing them with far more THC oil than the packaging claimed, authorities said Wednesday. The revelation Wednesday from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office underscores warnings that people who buy vaping products on the street don’t know what they’re […] → Read More

AI-powered cameras become new tool against mass shootings

AI is transforming surveillance cameras from passive sentries into active observers that can identify people, suspicious behavior and guns, amassing large amounts of data that help them learn over time → Read More

Threat of mass shootings give rise to AI-powered cameras

Paul Hildreth peered at a display of dozens of images from security cameras surveying his Atlanta school district and settled on one showing a woman in a bright yellow shirt walking a hallway. A mouse click instructed the artificial intelligence-equipped system to find other images of the woman, and it immediately stitched them into a video narrative of where she was currently, where she had… → Read More

THC found in Wisconsin vaping cases that led to illnesses

Nearly nine out of 10 cases where vaping led to people developing a severe lung disease in Wisconsin involved the use of THC products, such as waxes or oils, Wisconsin’s Department of Health Servic… → Read More

No prison for British cyber expert in malware case

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity expert who admitted writing and selling malware was spared prison Friday by a judge who said the misconduct was outweighed by his help in stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017. Marcus Hutchins, who was hailed as a hero for his role in stopping the “WannaCry” virus, was sentenced […] → Read More

British cyber expert to be sentenced for creating malware

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Just as Marcus Hutchins was hailed as a hero for helping stop a worldwide computer virus in May 2017, his criminal past as a malware developer was about to catch up to him. FBI agents had been investigating the 25-year-old British cybersecurity wunderkind for years. Less than two months after his claim to fame, they arrested him and accused him of creating malware to steal… → Read More

Man charged in road rage killing of girl, 3, in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Prosecutors on Wednesday charged a man suspected of killing a 3-year-old girl in what Milwaukee police say was an act of road rage. Antonio Bratcher is accused of firing a gun from his sport utility vehicle into another vehicle Saturday morning after a collision almost occurred on Milwaukee's north side. The other vehicle had four young children inside. Brooklyn Harris was… → Read More

2020 Democrats paint contrast with Trump on immigration

Democratic presidential candidates promised major changes to U.S. immigration law, contrasting their ideas to the hardline policies of President Donald Trump during a forum with Latino political activists in Milwaukee. The White House hopefuls gathered Thursday as Trump's detention policies have → Read More

Arrest in 43-year-old murder case stuns Wisconsin town

Word of the arrest — via a friend's text message — hit Wayne Sankey like a thunderbolt. → Read More

Arrest in 43-year-old murder case stuns Wisconsin town

LAKEWOOD, Wis. (AP) - Word of the arrest - via a friend's text message - hit Wayne Sankey like a thunderbolt. → Read More

Arrest in 43-year-old murder case stuns Wisconsin town

LAKEWOOD, Wis. (AP) — Word of the arrest — via a friend's text message — hit Wayne Sankey like a thunderbolt. I said, 'You gotta be kidding me,'" Sankey recalled. "And then I told the wife and she couldn't believe it. 'There's no way,' she said. 'Ray down the road? 'Ray Vannieuwenhoven was his next-door neighbor — a helpful, 82-year-old handyman with a gravelly voice and a loud, distinctive… → Read More

Arrest in 43-year-old murder case stuns Wisconsin town

LAKEWOOD, Wis. (AP) — Word of the arrest — via a friend's text message — hit Wayne Sankey like a thunderbolt. → Read More

Arrest in 43-year-old murder case stuns Wisconsin town

LAKEWOOD, Wis. (AP) - Word of the arrest - via a friend's text message - hit Wayne Sankey like a thunderbolt. "I said, 'You gotta be kidding me,'" Sankey recalled. "And then I told the wife and she couldn't believe it. 'There's no way,' she said. 'Ray down the road?'" Ray Vannieuwenhoven was his next-door neighbor - a helpful, 82-year-old handyman with a gravelly voice and a loud, distinctive… → Read More

Arrest in 43-year-old murder case stuns Wisconsin town

The 82-year-old widower and father of five had lived quietly for two decades among the 800 residents of Lakewood, Wisconsin. Now authorities say he was a killer. → Read More