Court of Appeals: Slender Man stabbing defendants stay in adult court

Two Waukesha girls who were 12 when prosecutors say they tried to kill their sixth grade classmate are properly charged as adults, the Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Common Council denies Goll Mansion tower project

Supermajority vote forced by protest petition. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Appeals court rules accused Slender Man attackers will stay in adult court

Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier were 12 years old when they allegedly attacked classmate to win the affections of the fictional character Slender Man. ; Read entire story here. [Read story]

Freddie Gray case: All charges dropped against remaining officers

BALTIMORE  — Prosecutors are dropping charges against the three remaining officers facing trial in connection with Freddie Gray’s death. Six officers were charged in connection with the April 2015 death of [Read story]

Milwaukee business owner opens fire on man trying to steal his car

There have been thousands of car thefts already this year in Milwaukee, and one man said he refused to become a statistic. The business owner has his car back. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Coaching Moment

Ken Mattison has added a photo to the pool: The Chicago Cubs made All-Star history by becoming just the second team ever to have its entire infield start an All-Star Game and first since the 1963 St Louis Cardinals. [Read story]

100 Days of Summer #54 – Dissipating Storm

elviskennedy has added a photo to the pool: A late afternoon thunderhead dissipates into scattering cumulus clouds, which dry out with the cool downdrafts. Made with a Sony A7rii and a Leica 35mm Summilux lens. For more [Read story]

National Park Service picks Milwaukee native as its new photographer

Milwaukee native Jarob J. Ortiz will be the next photographer for the National Park Service, documenting important U.S. landmarks for the Library of Congress. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Psychologist uses art to help ease people’s fears

In recent months, mass murders, police shootings and other tragic events around the world have been surfacing more often during the psychotherapy Lori Gramling provides. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Illinois budget woes spark UW recruitment full-court press

Increasingly, tuition for Illinois students to attend a public university in Wisconsin has drawn remarkably close to, or even less, than what they would pay at their own state schools. Read entire story here. [Read story]

West Allis man charged in 2 killings ruled competent for trial

A 20-year-old man charged with killing a man in West Allis and fatally shooting a woman on the interstate in Sauk County is competent to proceed with trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Common Council rejects apartment high-rise behind Goll House

Approval for the $55 million, 27-story apartment tower on Milwaukee’s east side failed to win a mandated supermajority of 12 votes after a protest petition was filed by neighboring property owners. Read entire story [Read story]

Blue Jays set to acquire Padres OF Upton

Toronto agreed to a trade for San Diego Padres outfielder Melvin Upton Jr., who would give the Blue Jays another big bat to squeeze into a crowded lineup. Read entire story here. [Read story]

A.O. Smith revenue, profits move higher on global strength

North American sales down slightly. Read entire story here. [Read story]

BBB warns: former ‘Shark Tank’ contestant racked up complaints

A firm that turned unwanted gift cards into cash has shut down, leaving hundreds of people, including five in Wisconsin, high and dry, the BBB says. Read entire story here. [Read story]

Man faces prison time for recycling scheme straight out of ‘Seinfeld’

MICHIGAN — A Michigan man hauling more than 10,000 bottles faces up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine for a recycling scheme reminiscent of a classic Seinfeld episode, according to officials. Back in April, [Read story]

A Cleaner Milwaukee River Basin – Plan Being Floated by DNR

The Milwaukee River basin is markedly cleaner than a few decades ago. The heavy industries that used to pour toxins into the water have closed or are now regulated, and the deep tunnel system has dramatically reduced [Read story]

The Glass Tower on Downer Avenue

ScottNorrisPhoto has added a photo to the pool: Concrete and glass "tower". Click to read a bit about the processing and see the full vertical image here: Woo hoo! Day 300(!) of my 365 photo a [Read story]

Gimbel’s – Field’s Building – Ivory Tusk Building – Milwaukee WI – Seen From the Milwaukee River. A beautiful sight from under the bridge.

Meridith112 has added a photo to the pool: The ASQ Center Ivory Tusk Building - ASQ is on the left side; Mariott Residence Inn is on the right, where the twin staircases are located. The greatest question is what to call [Read story]

Massive ‘flying boat’ draws crowds at EAA

The Hawaii Mars is visiting EAA AirVenture for the first time and drawing huge crowds eager to glimpse the massive flying boat anchored in a Lake Winnebago bay next to the seaplane base. Read entire story here. [Read story]