Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ashley Luthern

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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  • Fond du Lac Reporter
  • HTR
  • Daily Herald Media
  • KARE 11
  • 11Alive Atlanta
  • USA TODAY
  • KENS 5
  • CBS 8 San Diego
  • 13News Now
  • Tallahassee Democrat
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Recent articles by Ashley:

'This year is unlike any other': Amber Alerts surge in Wisconsin, some cases linked to domestic violence

In Milwaukee this year, at least four Amber Alerts have been linked to violence against women. → Read More

'Shattered' hope: Family of Major Harris, Mallery Muenzenberger devastated by losses, thanks community for support

The family, in a statement released Friday, also said they still had many unanswered questions about the case. → Read More

'We will never rest until we locate Major': Muenzenberger family asks for help finding missing boy as they grieve his mother's death

Mallery Muenzenberger, 25, of Onalaska, was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in the backyard of a home on Milwaukee’s north side Oct. 14. → Read More

'It’s been too long and I’m afraid': Father of Major Harris pleads for the public's help as the search continues for missing 3-year-old

The father of 3-year-old Major P. Harris pleaded for help from the public in an emotional news conference in downtown Milwaukee. → Read More

School bus driver helps woman escape abduction on Milwaukee's south side, police say

A man forced the woman into his vehicle about 6:45 a.m. Thursday on West National Avenue, near Cesar Chavez Drive, Milwaukee police said. → Read More

What is a 529 college savings account and how do you open one in Wisconsin?

Surveys have shown a large share of Americans are not aware of the accounts and what they are used for. Here's what you should know. → Read More

Can you change a kid's life with $25? Fund My Future Milwaukee thinks so.

Fund My Future Milwaukee wants to open a college savings account for every K5 student in the city. It's gotten off to a slow but promising start. → Read More

Milwaukee's police diversion task force meets for first time as it seeks new ways to respond to 911 calls

On Thursday, task force members agreed to ask the Common Council to extend its deadline until March 2022. → Read More

Milwaukee residents gave low ratings to the Police Department in a new poll. Here's some context.

Only a third of residents surveyed said police are doing an excellent or good job, while one in four Black residents say police are doing a poor job. → Read More

7 things to know about Denver STAR, a program to send mental health workers and medics to 911 calls

Denver's teams of medics and mental health workers responded to 748 incidents over six months. None ended with police being called or an arrest. → Read More

How a rape case exposed a tangled web of dysfunction in Milwaukee

Abuse of Trust Part One: A rape case exposed conflicts of interest, infighting and instances when the interests of Milwaukee citizens were overlooked. → Read More

A new accusation shook Milwaukee's Police Department, but the turmoil started long ago

Abuse of Trust, Part Two: As police misconduct, racial dynamics are under a microscope, a new chief takes over and a Black leader is accused of rape. → Read More

How a dozen city workers missed a 4-year-old child in a towed minivan

A civil rights and negligence lawsuit has been filed over a 4-year-old girl being left in a city tow lot overnight two winters ago. → Read More

Commendations, three crashes and two citizen complaints: Inside the file of the Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake

Newly released records provide the best detail to date of Rusten Sheskey's career with Kenosha police before he shot Jacob Blake. → Read More

'Eddie's Tree': The story of love and loss behind Milwaukee's 107th Christmas tree

The 35-foot blue spruce stands next to City Hall downtown and is decked with 3,500 lights and more than 200 ornaments. → Read More

Judge gives Alfonso Morales his job back as chief, reverses Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission

Foley only reversed the decision and did not give further instructions — something he said he could not do because of the commission's own failures. → Read More

'I'm going to jail for the rest of my life': What Kyle Rittenhouse told the friend who supplied rifle used in the Kenosha protest shooting

A new video of a detective questioning Dominick Black, who bought Kyle Rittenhouse a rifle, provides more details about the Kenosha protest shootings. → Read More

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'I'm going to jail for the rest of my life': What Kyle Rittenhouse told the friend who supplied rifle used in the Kenosha protest shooting

A new video of a detective questioning Dominick Black, who bought Kyle Rittenhouse a rifle, provides more details about the Kenosha protest shootings. → Read More

'I'm going to jail for the rest of my life': What Kyle Rittenhouse told the friend who supplied rifle used in the Kenosha protest shooting

A new video of a detective questioning Dominick Black, who bought Kyle Rittenhouse a rifle, provides more details about the Kenosha protest shootings. → Read More

City admits former Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales denied due process when he was demoted

City Attorney Tearman Spencer is asking a judge to send the matter back to the commission so Alfonso Morales can have a disciplinary appeal trial. → Read More