Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ashley Luthern

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Recent articles by Ashley:

After high-profile homicides, Milwaukee leaders pledge renewed focus on domestic violence

Last year, Milwaukee saw a decline in homicides with 97 victims, but nearly 20% — one in five — had a link to domestic violence. → Read More

Ahead of DNC, Milwaukee police rules on how to deal with mass crowds, protests go to oversight board

The policy was first introduced in 2017 in the aftermath of the Sherman Park unrest but the city's Fire and Police Commission never approved it. → Read More

State board: No formal investigation needed of fire and police commissioner accused of conflict of interest

The Office of Lawyer Regulation will not open a formal investigation into Steven DeVougas but said the situation "raised issues that were of concern." → Read More

Milwaukee County deputy involved in fatal on-duty crash fights release of his past disciplinary records

Court filings indicate Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy Joel Streicher has two sustained cases of discipline in his work history. → Read More

Milwaukee police release name of officer shot, injured in exchange of gunfire with man fleeing crash

Officer Robert Parks, 32, was shot in the leg this week during an exchange of gunfire with a man fleeing a crash, police said Friday. → Read More

2 Milwaukee police officers arrested on gun-related charges in separate incidents this week

One of the officers previously was charged in a domestic violence case. → Read More

Milwaukee County deputy under investigation for running red light in crash that killed MPS official

The Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy involved in a fatal car wreck on Saturday was nabbed last year in a prostitution sting. → Read More

Three people stole a car from a Hales Corners church parking lot during a worship service, police say

Whitnall Park Lutheran Church shared photos of the suspects on social media. → Read More

Want to talk with Milwaukee's police chief? You'll have your chance at two community listening sessions.

Chief Alfonso Morales will participate in community listening sessions this month on the north and south sides of the city. → Read More

'Meet the Press' talked with 5 African American voters in Milwaukee County. Here's what they had to say.

NBC News reporter Dante Chinni interviewed voters at Good City Brewing on Milwaukee's east side. → Read More

Oak Creek man, alleged member of neo-Nazi group 'The Base,' charged with vandalizing Racine synagogue

Yousef O. Barasneh is accused of spray-painting swastikas and anti-Semitic words on Beth Israel Sinai Congregation in Racine → Read More

Crash closes I-43 southbound lanes at Silver Spring Drive

The crash occurred shortly before 3 p.m. and the closure is estimated to last an hour, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. → Read More

'Dramatically changed the direction': Milwaukee leaders highlight drop in homicides, credit collaboration

Milwaukee's homicide rate — about 16.4 per 100,000 people — has continued to decline and so has its ranking among the nation's most violent cities. → Read More

Fiserv Forum doors to open early Tuesday when Bucks meet Knicks and Trump rallies at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena

With President Donald Trump at UW-Panther Arena and the Bucks at Fiserv Forum get ready for congestion, road closures and tight parking. → Read More

Commission chairman: No vote this week on Milwaukee police chief's expiring contract

"I want the commission to take up the reappointment," Mayor Tom Barrett said Monday. "I think it's gotten more complicated than it needs to be." → Read More

'No rush for us to hand out a four-year term': When will Milwaukee know if the police chief is getting another term?

Criticisms of Milwaukee's reappointment process has spilled into public view. → Read More

'How sinister': 2 men charged with killing son of Milwaukee peace activist Camille Mays

Jhaylen McCaskill, 21, and Devin R. Jones, 22, have been charged in the fatal shooting of Darnell Woodard II. → Read More

Milwaukee's police chief wants another term. Here's what to know about his record, and what happens next.

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales has little over a month left on his contract. Here's what you need to know about the reappointment process. → Read More

In 1984, the wives of Green Bay Packers players made a cookbook for charity. It's gold.

The women hailed from across the country, but many of the recipes feature the Midwest trinity of mayo, jello and cheese. → Read More

Wisconsin weather: A dry, calm Thanksgiving before another winter storm strikes this weekend

After high winds and heavy snow brought power outages to parts of Wisconsin on Wednesday, a mostly dry, cloudy day is expected Thursday. → Read More