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Man Sentenced to Prison for Theft of $5M Stradivarius in Milwaukee

The man accused of masterminding the theft of a 300-year-old, $5 million Stradivarius violin that was snatched from a musician in Milwaukee was sentenced to seven years in prison. Salah Salahadyn, 42, once told an acquaintance that such a theft …

Lockton Adds Gabriel, Koslowski to Employee Benefits Team in Milwaukee

Independent insurance broker Lockton, has added Account Executive Tom Gabriel and Senior Account Manager Lori Koslowski to the employee benefits team in its Milwaukee office. Gabriel joins Lockton with more than 25 years of experience in the employee benefits’ arena. …

Outlook Revised to Negative for Badger Mutual Insurance; A- Rating Affirmed

A.M. Best has revised the outlook to negative from stable and affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit rating of “a-” of Badger Mutual Insurance Company (Badger Mutual), of Milwaukee, Wis. The revised outlook reflects Badger …

Wisconsin Police Recover Violin Thought to Be Stolen $5M Stradivarius

Police say they have recovered a violin that could be the rare Stradivarius stolen from a concertmaster following a performance last month at a Milwaukee, Wis., college. Milwaukee Police Lt. Jeffrey Norman said experts will be contacted to confirm the …

Jury Awards $39M in Fatal Wisconsin Garage Panel Fall

A jury has found manufacturer Advance Cast Stone mainly responsible for the collapse of a Milwaukee, Wis., parking garage panel that killed a teenager and injured two others in 2010 and awarded $39 million in damages. The civil jury also …

Wisconsin Food Plant Stops Production Amid Recalls

The Garden-Fresh Foods plant in Milwaukee, Wis., has halted production and reassigned about 100 employees because of product recalls, the company said Nov. 16. Garden-Fresh has recalled tons of products in eight separate recalls since the end of August. The …

Nonprofit Health Insurance Company Forming in Wisconsin

Business leaders and community organizers in Milwaukee, Wis., have formed a nonprofit health insurance company to provide coverage to small businesses and individuals. Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative is one of 24 cooperatives being started nationwide with almost $2 billion in …

Fire Shuts Down Milwaukee County Courthouse

The Milwaukee County Courthouse and Public Safety Building has been temporarily closed after a weekend fire that caused more than a half-million dollars of damage. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the fire started in afternoon on July 6 in a …

Lockton Adds Milwaukee Insurance Brokerage Operation

Insurance and employee benefits advisor, Lockton, has opened a new operation in Milwaukee, Wis., appointing two veteran employee benefits consultants as senior executives. John O’Connor and Bill Crowley have joined Lockton as senior vice presidents in Lockton’s new Milwaukee office. …

Wisconsin Bus Driver Who Chased Passenger Gets Workers’ Comp

A Wisconsin appeals court says a Milwaukee bus driver who chased down a passenger who used a racial slur and spat on him is entitled to workers’ compensation. Bus driver Isaac Bracey hurt himself soon after getting off his bus …