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Waukesha · Waukesha

The Waukesha Christmas Parade suspect has pleaded insanity; 3 mental health doctors will evaluate him

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Darrell Brooks Jr. is accused of killing six people and injuring dozens in the 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade. As part of that plea, Brooks will have to be examined to provide the court and all attorneys with expert information on his mental state. Brooks' attorneys had struggled to determine who should conduct the examination, a matter which became more urgent after Brooks declined a visit from the doctor appointed.See the Story
Pewaukee · Pewaukee

Six new mysteries for summer reading, including Pewaukee native David Koepp's apocalyptic thriller

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"Aurora" (Harper), by David Koepp. "Miss Aldridge Regrets" (Berkley), by Louise Hare. "The Goldenacre" (Soho Crime), by Philip Miller. "Counterfeit" (Morrow), by Kirstin Chen.See the Story
Parade · Waukesha

The Neenah police are working on ways to protect people from vehicle attacks like at the Waukesha parade

Neenah police are looking at ways to protect outdoor gatherings. The strategies include positioning city-owned vehicles as barriers. Intoxicated or confused drivers also pose a risk at outdoor events. Waukesha recently spent $800,000 on portable barriers for its Christmas Parade.See the Story
Muskego · Muskego

Muskego educators stopped from teaching book about WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans

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When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka isn't moving forward as part of the Accelerated English curriculum. District leaders say staff had to start over their process for choosing a new book for the class. More than 100 parents and others have signed a petition asking the district to accept the book. National organizations have weighed in about the value of the text.See the Story
Waukesha · Waukesha

Bonfire Ballads & Street Cries by Justin Scott

Justin Scott is a folkie with a thing for electronic enhancements. On Bonfire Ballads & Street Cries, he puts his affection for sonic augmentation to fruitful use. Drones that replace traditional bass fiddle or guitar, treated vocals, moody organ chording and dystopian reggae glitchiness set already troubled and desperate lyrics in starker relief.See the Story
Oconomowoc · Oconomowoc

Wisconsin school district drops legal threat and use of 'bully tactics' against activist mom

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Wisconsin's Oconomowoc district school board said after they sent a threatening legal letter to a parent that they consider the issue closed.See the Story
Tony Evers · Delafield

Sen. Kapenga: Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court decision concerning Gubernatorial appointments

Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) issued the following statement regarding the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that confirms the Senate’s scope and power to approve gubernatorial appointees. “Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul continue to file lawsuits when they don’t get their way,” he said.See the Story
Oconomowoc · Oconomowoc

WILL: Oconomowoc schools drop legal threat aimed at local parent after WILL response

The Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) issued a cease-and-desist letter threatening a defamation lawsuit to local parent and activist, Alexandra Schweitzer. The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) sent a letter to OASD attorneys in mid-June, on behalf of Ms. Schweitzer, explaining that her public statements do not meet the legal standard for defamation and that her speech is protected by the First Amendment.See the Story

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