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Corey Stingley case featured in new documentary

April 11, 2014 1:43 p.m. | The case of Corey Stingley,  a West Allis teen who died after he was held down by three adult customers at a convenience store where he had tried to shoplift alcohol, is featured in a new documentary.

Stingley's story will the first in a new series of 25 minute videos called Crime and Punishment on VICE News.com.

Stingley, 16, died after the encounter at VJ's Food Mart, 9206 W. Schlinger Ave., West Allis, on Dec. 14, 2012. More than a year later,  after extended reviews and a secret John Doe investigation, District Attorney John Chisholm announced no charges would be filed, against any of the three men arrested after the incident.

The decision prompted protests that it was the result of a racial bias. Stingley was African-American; the customers are white.

VICE News released a short trailer for the Stingley episode on Thursday, and made the full length version of "The Death of Corey Stingley" available  Friday.

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At least one person taken to hospital after van strikes house

April 11, 2014 8:45 a.m. | At least one person was taken to a hospital after a van struck a house in Greenfield on March 31.

According to the Greenfield police report:

At least one person was taken to St. Luke's Hospital after a van struck a house in the 4500 block of West Loomis Road about 10:10 a.m. March 31.

Greenfield police received assistance from Greendale police in shutting down traffic on Loomis Road to allow We Energies to fix downed power lines across Loomis Road due to the accident.

Female tries to light clothing on fire on Greenfield lawn

April 08, 2014 9:22 a.m. | A resident called police to report that an unknown female went to her neighbor's residence and tried to start clothing on fire March 31.

According to the Greenfield police report:

The resident called police when the female, age not released, went to her neighbor's yard in the 5900 block of South Honey Creek Parkway, threw clothing on the grass, sprayed it with lighter fluid and tried to start them on fire about 5:30 p.m. March 31.

After the clothes did not ignite, the female fled northbound in a gray vehicle.

West Allis-West Milwaukee receives $30,000 grant for nutrition efforts

April 07, 2014 2:35 p.m. | The West Allis-West Milwaukee school district’s recreation and community services department has received a $30,000 grant to support out-of-school nutrition programs, the district said Monday.

The grant is part of a larger $2.3 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to the National Recreation and Park Association that will help fund programs in 50 park and recreation agencies.

It will provide additional healthy meals to low-income students through the Summer Food Service Program and the Child and Adult Care Food Program, according to a release from the district. It will also fund programs that teach students about healthy eating and help the district implement nutrition and physical activity standards.

The national grant will support the National Recreation and Park Association’s campaign to implement nutrition and physical activity standards in 2,000 park and recreation sites over the next five years.

Fewer than 3 million children participate in the Summer Food Service Program, according to a 2010 report on hunger by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, though 19.5 million children receive free or reduced meals during the school year.

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