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11:33 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Updates and Reaction to Dontre Hamilton Decision

Friday evening demonstrations at Red Arrow Park, where Hamilton died.
Credit LaToya Dennis

Monday morning, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced that former police officer Christopher Manney would not be charged for the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton.

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Regional
8:54 am
Mon December 22, 2014

DA Will Not Charge Former Milwaukee Police Officer in Fatal Shooting of Dontre Hamilton

Former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney (left), Dontre Hamilton (right)

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm has concluded that former officer Christopher Manney acted in self-defense.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Mon December 22, 2014

2014 Was Good for the U.S. Economy and Trend Expected to Continue

Wisconsin companies and the U.S. economy excelled in 2014, according to Brian Jacobsen.

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Regional
1:00 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Record Number of Travelers on Wisconsin Roadways This Holiday Season

A record number of holiday travelers are expected on the roadways this year.
Credit Steve Vance flickr

Certain businesses across Wisconsin are preparing for an uptick in customers. AAA projects this will be the busiest year-end holiday travel season on record.

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Regional
3:11 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Demonstrators and Police Stand Resolved about Dontre Hamilton Protests

Friday evening demonstrations at Red Arrow Park, where Hamilton died. The last one, moved onto the interstate system.

Protesters say they will continue, until the family of Dontre Hamilton gets justice. Police say they will continue arresting lawbreakers.

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Arts & Culture
4:59 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Essay: The Magic Is In The Memory

Credit Alexandra Rosas

Holiday displays like the one at the BMO Harris building often shape our memories of the season and remain with us long after we’re no longer children. But sometimes different memories define the perfect Christmas for us, as essayist Alexandra Rosas discovers:

On a thin carpet over bare wood floors, my brother and I sat and waited. Buzzing with anticipation, our   eyes wide, giggling, with our fingers in our mouths. It was Christmas Eve, and my entire family was sitting around our tinsel covered, brightly lit Christmas tree.

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Regional
4:59 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Demonstrators Block Freeway Lanes on I-43 in Milwaukee, 74 People Arrested

Credit Wisconsin Jobs Now, Twitter

Protesters calling for justice for Dontre Hamilton and other black men killed by police blocked traffic late Friday on I-43 in Milwaukee. Police arrested 73 adults and one minor.

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Environment
4:56 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Federal Judge Puts Great Lakes Wolves Back on Endangered List

Hunters in Wisconsin killed 154 wolves, well before the deadline.
Credit WI DNR

The ruling by a federal judge also bans the hunting and trapping of gray wolves in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.

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Regional
4:27 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

42 Years of a Milwaukee Holiday Tradition

Young visitors admiring the 2014 BMO Harris Bank Holiday Display.
Michelle Maternowski

If you grew up in Milwaukee, the holiday display downtown at M&I Bank, now BMO Harris, might bring back memories.

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Arts & Culture
4:08 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Spread Joy And Raise Awareness Through Music

A few members of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars with Mitch Teich
Credit Bonnie North / WUWM

The easing of the Ebola crisis in Africa comes as a relief to public health officials around the world, but even more so to the people in the African countries affected by the crisis - places such as Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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