The year in review: Significant stories from 2023

The year in review: Significant stories from 2023

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- From crime and political challenges on the state and local levels, to big hometown sports news, we're taking a look back at some of the big stories we covered in 2023. 

One of the first sent sadness to the community, after Milwaukee police officer Peter Jerving was shot and killed during the pursuit of a robbery suspect. 

He was laid to rest on Feb. 13th

We have seen countless acts of violence, many involving children in Milwaukee. One of those children was 5-year-old Prince McCree, whose body was found in a dumpster days after he was reported missing. 

Two people, including a 15-year-old boy, were arrested

In politics, a spotlight was shined on Milwaukee as the city hosted the republican debate and prepares to host the Republican National Convention in 2024

Shared revenue, budget issues, and legislative maps were big topics of conversation as well as the abortion rights in Wisconsin, as Planned Parenthood announced it would resume abortion services at some of its clinics.

Early in the year, we saw major emergency response after the partial collapse of a Bayshore parking structure. Thankfully, no one was hurt. 

CBS 58 covered court as former Milwaukee officer Michael Mattioli was found not guilty in the 2020 death of Joel Acevedo. 

Another big case came to a close in Waukesha as a jury returned a guilty verdict in the eye drop murder trial. 

There was big sports news as Marc Lasry sold his share of the Milwaukee Bucks to the owners of the Cleveland Browns, followed by the big trade that brought NBA all-star Damian Lillard to the team and sent Jrue Holiday to the Boston Celtics. 

Shortly after, Giannis Antekounmpo signed a three-year contract extension. 

Also in sports, after 18 seasons, we saw Aaron Rodgers leave the Packers for the New York Jets before an injury that put him out for the rest of the season. 

In baseball, Craig Counsell left the Brewers to manage the Chicago Cubs. 

Lastly, Gov. Tony Evers signed the stadium funding bill to keep the Brewers in Milwaukee. 

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