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Milwaukee County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 947,735 and was estimated to be 956,406 in 2014. It is the most populous county in Wisconsin and the 45th most populous in the United States. Its county seat is Milwaukee, which is also the most populous city in the state. The county was created in 1834 as part of Michigan Territory and organized the following year.


Milwaukee County is included in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI Combined Statistical Area.

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Greendale and Shorewood students gather in protest on the Milwaukee County Courthouse steps Friday on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. ... Students from Greendale and Shorewood schools gathered Friday at the Milwaukee County Courthouse to advocate for gun control on the ...
A case outside Milwaukee County, confirmed earlier this month, came after more than 50 reported cases and two deaths in Illinois. Those numbers in Illinois now stands at 146 cases, and three deaths. Dr. Jon Meiman, who is the Chief Medical Officer with the Wisconsin Division of Public Health said ...

Tomiris, a 17-year-old female snow leopard at the Milwaukee County Zoo, died April 10. The zoo announced her death Thursday in a tweet saying it decided to euthanize the snow leopard because of "quality of life issues." The zoo's breeding male gorilla Cassius also died last week. Tomiris had ...
The Milwaukee County Pension Board does not have the authority to recover $223,209 in overpayments to former Milwaukee County Parks Director Susan Baldwin, even though Baldwin admits she was not eligible for the extra cash, a state appeals court ruled Thursday. The Pension Board's action in ...
The driver of a speeding vehicle was arrested Friday morning after crashing into a pickup truck and fleeing the scene, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said. Ray A. Hernandez, 26, of Milwaukee, was driving with a revoked driver's license, the office said. He faces felony charges of ...
Cassius, the 31-year-old gorilla at the Milwaukee County Zoo, died Thursday night. The cause of death is unknown. The zoo said Cassius lost interest in eating and drinking, so the zoo's medical staff performed some preliminary tests Thursday. Cassius died unexpectedly later that night. The median ...

Gov. Scott Walker will not appoint an interim Milwaukee County sheriff to complete the term of former Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. Six months after naming five finalists for the job, Walker's decision announced Wednesday will allow Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt to continue serving through the end of ...
Menominee County was at the bottom of the list, with Milwaukee County second-to-last. The Menominee Nation, Johnson said, has been making improvements over the last few years to improve the Menominee County's health and health ranking. "They've implemented trauma-informed school practices ...
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee County leaders are taking action to fight the opioid crisis by filing a lawsuit against drug makers. Milwaukee County is joining many other counties in cities in Wisconsin and across the nation in suing pharmaceutical companies. The county says they have filed suit ...
Milwaukee County ranks second to last among all Wisconsin counties for residents' health outcomes, according to an annual County Health Rankings Report. Milwaukee County's neighboring counties are among the state's healthiest, according to the report. Ozaukee County topped the list at No. 1 for both ...
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, County Board of Supervisors Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel Margaret Daun and the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors announced today that Milwaukee County is taking a long-needed step to hold accountable ...
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --Deputies stopped at a Milwaukee residence to serve court documents on Monday afternoon when they discovered two young children, ages three and eight, alone and wearing only t-shirts. According to the Sheriff's Office, the residence was infested with cockroaches, mice, rats and ...
Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday named two women to replace retiring judges on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court bench. Audrey Skwierawski, 50, a former sex crimes prosecutor in Milwaukee County and currently an assistant attorney general, will take the Branch 41 seat of John DiMotto, who retired last ...
Visitors to the Milwaukee County Zoo will pay $1.25 more to get in the door beginning April 1. The price hike was included in the county's 2018 budget and is projected to generate an additional $354,219 in revenue this year, officials said. The Milwaukee County Board is expected to adopt the higher ...
MILWAUKEE -- One of the animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo is quickly becoming a crowd favorite. Cossette, a harbor seal, is melting hearts and making friends. Curiosity draws many to the zoo to stare in wonder at some of the world's unusual creatures. In Milwaukee, one of those animals likes to do ...
Gov. Scott Walker's office on Thursday confirmed the names of three finalists for appointment to a vacant spot on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court bench. The finalists are Laura Crivello, Audrey Skwierawski and Thomas Agnello. Crivello is an assistant prosecutor in Milwaukee who recently prosecuted ...
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A drunk driver from Tennessee crashed into a marked Milwaukee County Sheriff's Squad early Saturday morning. The 26-year-old man crashed into the squad around 2:15 a.m. Saturday on I-43 north near Brown Street. The Tennessee man was driving a pickup truck which flipped ...

Milwaukee County would terminate pension benefits to employees convicted of a felony, as part of a retirement system reform measure proposed by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. The proposal comes in the wake of an ongoing legal effort by a former county risk management department ...
Although construction on the Foxconn plant has not yet begun, Milwaukee County leaders are already considering how to transport thousands of future workers 30 miles south. One Milwaukee County supervisor is proposing a bus to get potential workers from Milwaukee to the Racine County plant.
A Milwaukee County bus driver had just stopped to let passengers off and had turned a corner when something hit the rear wheel. He thought it was a traffic cone. When he looked in his mirror, he saw a person. The driver immediately stopped and called 911. Angel R. Castillo-Rivera, the man who was hit, ...
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office released on Friday, Feb. 23 the latest results of random saturation patrols being conducted in Milwaukee County in cooperation with the Wisconsin State Patrol. Officials say from Feb. 15 through Feb. 21, 185 traffic citations were issued — 125 of those ...
Clarke, 61, filed for divorce from his wife Julie in Milwaukee County Circuit Court earlier this week. The two have been married since 1996 and live on the city's northwest side. They met during a double-homicide trial in which Clarke was the lead detective and she was a court clerk. She later became a real ...
Milwaukee County prosecutors have charged Armor Correctional Health Services with falsifying health care records of inmates at the Milwaukee County Jail, including Terrill Thomas, who died of dehydration while in custody. The criminal complaint, filed Wednesday, alleges Armor Correctional employees ...
Milwaukee County Supervisor David Sartori lost his bid for re-election to a second two-year term Tuesday as voters in the District 8 primary nominated his two challengers to compete for the job in the spring election. James Davies with 45% of the vote and Steven Shea (29%) outpolled Sartori (26%) in the ...
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Maj. Nancy Evans appears in court with her attorney, Patrick J. Knight. Evans, the former commander of the Milwaukee County Jail, and two other jail staffers were charged Monday in connection with the dehydration death of Terrill Thomas. (Photo: Angela Peterson/Milwaukee ...
MILWAUKEE -- A pay-to-park proposal at Milwaukee County parks isn't sitting well with taxpayers. A meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 6 to discuss the issue got heated at times -- with many saying it's a bad idea. Some said they're concerned families won't be able to afford to visit the parks as frequently as ...
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) - The Milwaukee County Zoo is celebrating World Penguin Day this weekend. People can learn about penguins, listen to a zookeeper talk, and buy penguin paintings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. The first 100 visitors wearing black and white will also get a ...
Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theo Lipscomb is proposing a new commuter bus route to carry workers from Milwaukee and Racine to the planned Foxconn Technology Group liquid-crystal display plant in Mount Pleasant. Those buses could carry up to 1,320 workers a day, or about 10 percent of ...
With more than 3,100 animals in its collection, representing more than 350 different species, the Milwaukee County Zoo serves to educate, entertain and inspire 1.3 million visitors each year. As a resource for hundreds of thousands of children visiting annually, many of those curious and engaged minds are ...
MILWAUKEE - Tomiris the snow leopard at Milwaukee County Zoo died at the age of 17, according to a Facebook post from zoo officials. The large cat was euthanized due to quality-of-life issues, according to the post. Officials said she was beloved by zookeepers and would greet them each morning with ...
In September 2017, Milwaukee County and the Milwaukee County Transit System updated their grant application to the Federal Transit Administration to fund bus rapid transit service from the lakefront in downtown Milwaukee to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa. Since that time, ...
MILWAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputies were called to two wrong-way crashes over the weekend. On Saturday evening around 6:50 p.m. Deputies got a report of a passed out driver on the I-794 south off ramp to Layton Avenue. As squads were responding they ...
MILWAUKEE -- The deadline is fast approaching for We Energies' customers behind on their bill. This, as the winter heating moratorium ends on April 15. Milwaukee County is helping families keep the lights on -- and they have $1 million to help out. But families have to act fast. “Beginning on March 27, We ...
Research shows a 12-year difference in life expectancy, between the 71 years for a child born in 53206, and 83 years for a child in 53217, which includes Milwaukee County's wealthiest north shore suburbs. The Milwaukee Health Department's Erica LeCount, who co-authored the five-year study said she ...
The Milwaukee County Jail is located inside the county Criminal Justice Center (right). (Photo: Rick Wood, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy ...
The airport is owned and operated by Milwaukee County. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said in a statement the circumstances ...
Milwaukee County Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt said he is frustrated with the reckless driving in the county, especially in construction zones.
MILWAUKEE — Thursday, September 14th is a big day for the Milwaukee County Zoo's Amur tiger cubs, who are now one! The cubs, Eloise ...
No more Milwaukee County deputies providing round-the-clock security at the house of ex-Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. But not before the ...
On any given day across Milwaukee County, staffers might be seen taking a stretch break at the zoo, buying produce from Growing Power near ...
Kreklow will start work for the village on Oct. 2, after he completes Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele's recommended 2018 county ...
Acting Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt talks about his respect for former Sheriff Clarke, and his hope for being able to cooperate ...
Charles B. Whitnall was hailed as the father of Milwaukee County's park system even during his lifetime. He deserves, in my opinion, a place in ...
David Clarke Jr., a prominent supporter of President Trump's, drew an end to his controversial tenure as Milwaukee County sheriff Thursday, ...
Milwaukee County's controversial firebrand Sheriff David Clarke resigned Thursday afternoon without explanation. He made the ...
Bikes, bears and beavers will be side-by-side at the Milwaukee County Zoo Sunday, Sept. 10. The event, called "Ride on the Wild Side," is ...
“That's what I keep hearing from people,” said Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet when she stopped by the Pulse office on Aug.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — County clerk: Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke submits resignation. Latest from the SFGATE homepage: ...
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. — the controversial, Stetson-wearing official who rose to national prominence with his ...
The eatery offers vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, egg-free and soy-free options. Bean Sprouts also provides new offerings for those with food ...


 

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