​Family of 5-Year-Old Shooting Victim Decides To Donate Her Heart

Last week, 5-year-old Laylah Petersen was killed, when (police believe) two suspects approached her home in Milwakee, Wisconsin and opened fire outside. One of the dozen or so bullets that sprayed the home came though the wall, hitting the girl in the head while she sat in her grandfather's lap—Laylah died at a… » 11/09/14 6:19pm 11/09/14 6:19pm

Milwaukee to Salt Its Snowy Roads with Delicious Cheese Products

In news that makes me really hungry, the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is testing the use of mozzarella and provolone cheese brine to make winter roads less slippery. » 12/24/13 7:20pm 12/24/13 7:20pm

Chicago is the Latest City to Tackle Teen Pregnancy with Weird Ads

Faced with a teen pregnancy rate that's reported to be one and a half times higher than the national average, the Chicago Department of Health decided that they needed to do something drastic. So they took to the subways with an ad they knew would be controversial, because that's what cities are doing about teen… » 5/20/13 6:00pm 5/20/13 6:00pm

County Sheriff Accuses Colleague of 'Penis Envy'

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. accused Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele of "penis envy" because one of his aides lambasted him in a newspaper column for staying silent on proposed legislation to cut pay and funding for County Board members. Ok then! » 2/26/13 6:30pm 2/26/13 6:30pm

Guy Who Lost Wisconsin Recall Election Wins a Slap in the Face

In case you missed it, last night, citizens of Wisconsin voted to keep their asshat of a governor in office in a recall election that garnered national media attention. It was a contentious, divisive race — Wisconsinites on both sides were pretty fired up about it, with voter turnout shattering expectations — and one… » 6/06/12 12:30pm 6/06/12 12:30pm

Creepy Groupon Is Creepy

Creepiness isn't usually the first thing most people look for in a Groupon deal, but the company must have been trying to get people to broaden their horizons when they decided to partner with a group selling tours of the places serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer did his morbid work in Milwaukee. The text of the deal… » 3/02/12 12:00pm 3/02/12 12:00pm

Worst Day at Work Ever: Real Estate Agent Walks Into House and Finds a…

Last month, a Milwaukee county employee walked into a house that had been repossessed because of a tax foreclosure and found a very disturbing sight: a dead body. It turned out to be the former home owner, David Carter, who had been in the dead in the house since 2007. Yikes. His body was "nearly skeletonized," and… » 2/07/12 9:30am 2/07/12 9:30am

Police Suggest You Conduct Your Craigslist Transactions Down at the…

Police in Milwaukee are offering a unique service: they'll let you conduct your Craigslist transactions inside the police station, to prevent you from being robbed. Handy! The idea came about after a big uptick in robberies that occurred during the hand-off of goods sold on Craigslist. Police officer Lisa Staffold… » 1/25/12 12:05am 1/25/12 12:05am

Your Depressing Anti-Choice Propaganda Digest

Mississippi's "personhood" push combined with a wave of abortion restricting laws across the country seems to have emboldened anti-choice protesters. Let's take a quick, awful peek at how the other half thinks. Not surprisingly, their tactics are nuttier than a squirrel orgy. » 10/28/11 3:20pm 10/28/11 3:20pm

Cities Across America Reject PETA Ads

PETA has done a lot of things to piss people off, but their newest offer - to help cash-strapped cities pay off their deficit through ads on trash cans - makes us wonder if anyone can stomach the organization. » 3/15/10 1:40pm 3/15/10 1:40pm

McCain Campaign, CBS Journalists Are Unashamed Of Their Own…

When the chips are down and all the prayers to God to win the election and protect you from witchcraft haven't worked, everyone knows it's time to call in the big guns: the forces of evil. And, if they're too busy helping the Axis of Evil get nukes and shit, well, then you can always call in the forces of pettiness… » 10/09/08 10:00am 10/09/08 10:00am