An 18-year-old male student was arrested about 4:30 a.m. Oct. 14 on accusations of setting off the fire alarm at an off-campus apartment building in the 900 block of N.17th St. He was located about two blocks away and seemed intoxicated. He was also referred to Student Affairs.
Milwaukee’s Common Council has decided that its 2008 crackdown on violent and illegal fireworks was so successful that next year they will vote on a gun ban on the holiday. Milwaukee police focused on threatening to issue hefty tickets of up to $1000 for the discharge of fireworks, as well as up to 40 days in jail for not paying the fines. Parents whose children lit one up could have faced fines up to $1000 as well.