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Past articles by Katie:

Gov. Evers' proposed budget includes requiring ignition interlock devices for all OWI offenders

Gov. Tony Evers wants anyone cited or convicted of drunk driving to be required by the courts to have an ignition interlock device installed in their car, even if it’s a first offense. → Read More

Blood drive is one of many events aimed at honoring 20-year-old nursing student killed by drunk driver

Pascoe, 20, was on her way to her student-nursing job at Aurora St. Luke’s, when she was hit and killed by a drunk driver, the morning of December 12th. → Read More

Leaders want more county prosecutors working out of Milwaukee police stations

There’s a group of prosecutors from the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office who spend more time in specific neighborhoods than at the courthouse. → Read More

Milwaukee great-grandma on mission to ensure crime victims get the help they need

Janice Gorden created the group “Victims of Milwaukee Violence” and has earned a reputation for connecting anyone who’s struggling to financial and emotional help. → Read More

Could bolstering public libraries be the key to reducing crime and violence?

OVP has been meeting with Milwaukee Public Library leaders to come up with a plan to utilize libraries more effectively. → Read More

'Waukesha Strong' on full display at 2022 Christmas Parade

The Waukesha community provided so much support to each other before, during and after the annual Christmas Parade Sunday. → Read More

Family of young Pulaski bonfire explosion victim shares message of thanks

Being thankful this holiday season has new meaning for dozens of Wisconsin families whose children were injured in a bonfire explosion in the Green Bay area. → Read More

Are more Airbnbs good or bad for Milwaukee neighborhoods?

Currently, more than 1,000 homes in the Milwaukee area are available for short-term stays on the Airbnb website. → Read More

Milwaukee County voter turnout plummets in 2022 compared to 2018

Voter turnout plummeted more than 10 percent in Milwaukee County from 2018 to 2022, county election data shows. → Read More

Sentencing in Darrell Brooks trial to begin Tuesday, November 15

Darrell Brooks, the man a jury convicted of 76 charges including six counts of homicide for the Waukesha Christmas parade attack, will face sentencing beginning on Tuesday, November 15th. → Read More

Meet the support dog who comforted victims of the Waukesha parade attack during the trial

Darrell Brooks' trial lasted nearly four weeks - and was incredibly hard for survivors and families who lost a loved one in the Waukesha Christmas parade. → Read More

'I never forgot to vote': In-person early voting kicks off in Milwaukee

In Milwaukee, early voting sites throughout the city will be open seven days a week through Saturday, Nov. 5. → Read More

Wisconsin Humane Society staffing shortages: Ozaukee County facility at 'breaking point'

Many animal shelters around the country are in crisis. Some in our area are struggling to find more workers, and care for more pets in need. → Read More

Waukesha Christmas Parade: Darrell Brooks withdraws not guilty plea by insanity

The man accused in the Waukesha Christmas Parade attack, Darrell Brooks, withdrew his not guilty by insanity in court on Friday. → Read More

Public funeral for former Archbishop of Milwaukee sparks controversy

Weakland admitted to covering up sexual abuse by priests and using $450,000 in church funds to silence a male lover, who later accused Weakland of date rape. → Read More

The countdown is on: Everything you need to know before Aug. 9 primary

Polling locations throughout Wisconsin open at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Several pivotal races are on the line in this primary, the results of which will set the stage for November's General Election. → Read More

Hayat Pharmacy begins vaccinating infants, toddlers in Milwaukee

Vaccinating Wisconsin’s youngest residents against Covid-19 is officially underway. Young children six months to four years old are the last group of Americans to get approval. → Read More

Wisconsin woman claims she owns Judy Garland's 'Wizard of Oz' dress, up for auction

A university is planning to sell Judy Garland's dress from the Wizard of Oz during an upcoming auction. However, a Lake Geneva woman is claiming the dress belongs to her family. → Read More

PHOTOS: Ice shoves destroy homes on Lake Winnebago

An ice shove - otherwise known as a surge of ice from a lake onto the shore - made a striking appearance in Oshkosh this week. → Read More

Moderna pediatric vaccine expected to be administered to kids by summer

Covid-19 vaccines for our youngest children took a major step forward Wednesday. Moderna announced its vaccine is effective for children 6 months to 6 years old. The company is now working to get Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA. → Read More