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Waukesha School District will keep its schools open on Monday

Jan. 26, 2014 10:55 p.m. | While some school districts have canceled classes due to the extreme cold, schools in the Waukesha School District could be open on Monday.

According to a post on the district's website, the district will only close schools unless a wind chill warning is forecast for the Monday morning student travel times.

The post states that as of 5 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service is forecasting a wind chill advisory for Monday.

As of late Sunday evening, the NWS' website says the wind chill advisory will be in effect from midnight Sunday to 9 p.m. Monday.

But the post does say that the district "will continue to watch weather forecasts throughout (Sunday) evening up until 4:30 a.m. (Monday)."

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Waukesha County schools could cancel classes due to the cold once again

Jan. 24, 2014 2:36 p.m. | With extreme wind chills heading to southeastern Wisconsin once again early next week, superintendents will evaluate whether it's too cold for school.

Waukesha Superintendent Todd Gray said Friday that superintendents across Waukesha County will hold a conference call late Sunday afternoon to decide if they will close their schools on Monday.

Gray said they'll discuss their options at that time but they might not have a decision until very early Monday morning. 

"Right now Monday's forecast at 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. would not necessarily cause us to close," Gray said. "That could change over the weekend."

Gray said a wind chill warning of minus 35 would close the schools but depending on conditions the districts may even consider closing with slightly less wind chills if there are strong wind gusts.

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Culver's on Highway 164 in Waukesha will open Jan. 30

Jan. 24, 2014 12:42 p.m. | The new Culver's restaurant at 1650 E. Main St. on Waukesha's northeast side will open on Jan. 30.

With the opening, the Culver's at 1720 Highway 164 that is sandwiched between car dealerships will close on Sunday.

The new Culver's is the first of many small outlots that will be located on the Woodman's Food Market property.

Construction on the 4,035-square-foot Culver's began in early fall.

Woodman's opened last summer and Culver's got approved shortly after.

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Tobacco Outlet Plus in Waukesha burglarized early Friday morning

Jan. 24, 2014 11:59 a.m. | Tobacco Outlet Plus in Waukesha was burglarized early Friday morning, Capt. Ron Oremus said. 

Oremus said two men broke into the store, located at 433 W. Sunset Drive, at 12:10 a.m. and video image shows them stealing boxes of cigarettes.

According to the police log, both had roller-type suitcases they came in with.

The store was closed at the time and the alarm company contacted police after the two men smashed through the front door.   

Oremus said the individuals were out in less than a couple minutes.

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Four Waukesha JanBoree ice sculptures smashed

Jan. 23, 2014 11:35 a.m. | Four ice sculptures were smashed in downtown Waukesha just after midnight Jan. 19.

According to the Waukesha police report:

The ice sculptures were at 294 W. Main St., on the corner of Maple Avenue and West Main Street, 730 N. Grand Ave. and 317 N. Grand Ave. 

The sculptures were part of the ice sculpting contest from the Waukesha JanBoree earlier in the day.

Sunroom fire in Waukesha

Jan. 22, 2014 7:49 a.m. | Firefighters are on the scene of a fire in a sunroom at a home in the 2000 block of Stonehaven Court, Waukesha.

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