BuzzFeed News has learned that Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer Pablo Torres, who shot and killed a man on his first day back from leave, was allowed back on active duty while he was still being investigated for a shooting 10 days earlier.
Tony Robinson, 19, was shot to death by a Madison, Wisconsin police officer earlier this month even though he was unarmed. More than 1,000 people payed their respects at his funeral on Saturday night.
The shooting on Saturday in Kenosha, a city near the Illinois border, was the second officer-involved shooting in Wisconsin in just over a week.
If convicted, both girls — who were each 12 at the time of the attack — face up to 65 years in prison.
An attorney told BuzzFeed News that two of Tony Robinson’s friends were questioned for hours — without a lawyer — after the unarmed black teen was shot in Madison, Wisconsin. New witness-provided video shows lawyers trying to get to the boys at a police precinct, only to be turned away by officers.
Tony Robinson died on March 6 after being shot by Officer Matt Kenny. Protests were held in the aftermath of the teen’s death.
In an amicus brief provided to BuzzFeed News, the Congressional Black Caucus invokes the Voting Rights Act in their challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law.
A Wisconsin woman’s water broke about 30 minutes after her flight took off. The plane was diverted to Salt Lake City, where the woman gave birth at a local hospital.
Audra Daniloff got the best traffic stop ever.
The #FindAMissingPerson hashtag was created to bring awareness to the thousands of people who go missing in the U.S. each year. We challenge you, the internet at large, to help find these 55 missing people.
What’s your favorite food from the Midwest?
A new Wisconsin law was supposed to get justice for slain victims of police shootings, like Dontre Hamilton. Here’s what happened.
Off the heels of a colorful exchange in New Jersey, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie encounters measured optimism in central Wisconsin. On the road with potential 2016 candidates.
Midwest isn’t always the best.
Two seasons. You know the deal.
Though same-sex couples cannot legally marry there, some Wisconsin judges believe that adoption, in the meantime, shouldn’t be a hurdle for LGBT families.
Nothing will ever compare to Steak ‘n Shake.
The rent really is too dang high.
Who’s the most popular tweeter in YOUR state?
I spilled ranch dressing all over my lips.
If she’s the best, she’s from the Midwest.
“The only heart I could find! Be strong!”
Murdering fireflies to make face paint.
Because the best part of a sandwich is the middle.
A federal judge struck down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage Friday. Many couples didn’t waste any time before getting married.
They were charged as adults with attempted first-degree intentional homicide. This post has been updated and now includes names and photos of the alleged attackers.
This has to be some of the cutest police dashcam video around!
Alyssa Funke killed herself with a shotgun weeks after a video she made for CastingCouch-X was discovered by classmates.