Lauren Sigfusson

Digital Producer

Lauren became WUWM's Digital Producer in July 2018.

Most recently, she was doing all things digital as Associate Editor for Discover magazine and Drone360 magazine. Before that, Lauren was writing and editing marketing content for Uber.

She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Media Production from Washington State University. While attending school, Lauren worked at the student newspaper, The Daily Evergreen, and as an intern with several companies, including Time & Leisure Publishing in London, England.

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Waukesha County Sheriff

Updated Saturday at 11:06 a.m. CT

A man sought in a shooting that wounded two Wisconsin police officers at a traffic stop in the Delafield area has been arrested. The suspect, identified by the Fargo Police Department as 23-year-old Nathanael Benton, is also wanted in North Dakota for attempted murder.

Two others were also arrested, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Maayan Silver

Updated Thursday at 2:59 p.m. CT 

Wisconsin is a key swing state in the 2020 presidential election and it's seen a notable shift in how people vote because of the coronavirus pandemic.

With so many people planning to vote absentee, WUWM spoke with Claire Woodall-Vogg, the top election official in Milwaukee, about 10 steps to help make sure your Wisconsin absentee ballot is counted:

1. Request your absentee ballot early

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission filed charges Friday against police officer Michael Mattioli for Code of Conduct violations.

In May, Mattioli was charged with first-degree reckless homicide. He's accused of fatally choking Joel Acevedo in April during a fight while he was off-duty.

Emily Files / WUWM

Protests are happening around the country following the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black man who died when a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck. In Milwaukee, protests have been occurring since last Friday over Floyd's death and other cases of police brutality. Here you'll find updates on protests happening in the Milwaukee area.

Courtesy of Samer Ghani

Protests are happening around the country following the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black man who died when a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck. Here you'll find updates on protests happening in the Milwaukee area.

Check out all of WUWM's protest coverage here:

Maayan Silver

Updated at 2:57 p.m. CT  

Hundreds of people demonstrating against the Evers administration’s safer-at-home order gathered outside the Wisconsin Capitol on Friday, ignoring social distancing recommendations and crowding together on the steps of the state Capitol.

There were lots of American flags and anti-Evers signs. Some people were sporting Trump gear and signs. 

Some people wore masks or bandannas per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But many did not.

Teran Powell

It was a very unusual spring election and presidential primary in Wisconsin on Tuesday. It happened in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and due to a court order, results won't be made public until April 13.

Chuck Quirmbach

Updated Tuesday at 12:08 p.m. CT

Tuesday is election day in Wisconsin, due to an order from the state Supreme Court.

Less than 24 hours before the April 7 election was scheduled to begin, Gov. Tony Evers called off the election and postponed in-person voting to June 9. But, Monday, the state Supreme Court ruled 4-2 that Evers lacked the authority to do so.

Maayan Silver

The longest-serving legislator in the United States is finally going to call it quits. Wisconsin state Sen. Fred Risser announced Thursday that he won't seek reelection this fall. 

Michelle Maternowski

Updated at 11:01 a.m. CT

Drew Angerer / Getty Images News

For the most up-to-date information, read WUWM's March 20 coronavirus post.

Updated at 7:07 p.m. CT

Two people in Wisconsin have died from the new coronavirus, Gov. Tony Evers and health officials announced Thursday night. The first was a man in his 50s from Fond du Lac County; the second was a man in his 90s from Ozaukee County.

CDC

For the most up-to-date information, read WUWM's latest coronavirus post.

Updated at 7:31 p.m. CT

On Wednesday, state health officials reported 106 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin — that’s up from 72 people on Tuesday — with 47 of those in Milwaukee County. It was also announced that a veteran inpatient at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center tested positive for the coronavirus.

Hannah A Bullock; Azaibi Tamin / CDC

For more up-to-date information, read WUWM's March 18 post.

Updated Monday 1:52 p.m. CT

Ann-Elise Henzl / WUWM

For the most up-to-date information, read WUWM's March 15 coronavirus post.

Updated Saturday at 8:42 p.m. CT

As of Saturday afternoon, state health officials say Wisconsin now has 27 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. This is up from 19 reported cases on Friday. Twenty-six of these cases were confirmed this week and are active, while one case was reported in February in Dane County and that person has since recovered.

Screenshot / Gov. Tony Evers / Facebook

For the most up-to-date information, read WUWM's March 18 coronavirus post.

Updated at 4:40 p.m. CT

As of Thursday afternoon, state health officials say Wisconsin now has eight confirmed cases of the coronavirus. This is up from the six reported cases announced Wednesday.

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