Mobile Newswatch 12

Home | Weather | News | Sports

Officials outline security zone for Democratic convention
MILWAUKEE - Much of the west side of downtown Milwaukee and some areas east of the Milwaukee River will be inside a security zone during next summer's Democratic National Convention, officials announced Friday.

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said every resident and business in the zone will have access to their property, the Journal Sentinel reported. The main inconvenience for residents will be travel times, officials said.

It's still not known which part of downtown will be behind barriers or fences. Officials said they have outlined a broad security footprint and the small, more restricted area should be announced later.
The main convention venues include Fiserv Forum, UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Miller High Life Theatre and the Wisconsin Center.

The zone includes many of the hotels that delegates and attendees will be using, including the headquarters hotel, Hilton Milwaukee City Center, as well as the Saint Kate and Hyatt Regency.

It also includes Milwaukee Area Technical College, which won't have classes at its downtown location during convention week.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett stressed that no businesses will be asked to close during the convention.

"We are a city, and that means we will be in full operation at the time of the convention," Barrett said.

Story By: Associated Press

Nicolet College Foundation encourages future and current students to apply for scholarships
GOP warns Madison to drop plan to collect ballots in parks
Museum's locomotive to be lifted by cranes Friday
Appellate court halts Wisconsin ballot-counting extension
Congressman accuses opponent of harassment over 2015 memoir
Lake Geneva man dies in fall along Wisconsin River shoreline
Teacher attacked at Lincoln Hills speaks out after her attackers motion hearing
Opposition team criticizes Enbridge plans for oil tunnel

Home | Weather | News | Sports

View Desktop Version

Copyright© 2020 Rockfleet Broadcasting / Northland Television, Inc.

Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified.
Neither Rockfleet Broadcasting / Northland Television, Inc. nor By Request Web Designs shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints.

Site Design By: