Longtime Waukesha South football coach Dave Rusch said he is "blessed" by the initial results from his surgery for his prostate cancer.
Rusch, who had surgery Friday, said Monday his doctors at St. Luke's Medical Center are confident the cancer was contained and did not spread.
"They dissected the lymph nodes during the surgery and they were clean," Rusch said.
He said his doctors at St. Luke's are sending tissue to the lab for testing. Rusch will get his pathology report on Friday.
But Rusch said his "doctors feel good" about the results.» Read Full Article
In a solemn ceremony Monday morning, Waukesha police named a training complex after Capt. James A. Lutz, who died 20 years ago in the line of duty.
Lutz, who was shot and killed while chasing father-son crime duo James and Theodore Oswald, formed Waukesha's first SWAT team 38 years ago.
"He was truly an educator and trainer of the highest standard," said Thomas Fletcher, a retired officer. "May he always be remembered as a true mentor of local policing."
The complex on Sentry Drive includes classrooms, training rooms and an indoor and outdoor range. The indoor range, however, is already named after Detective George Schmidling, who died while arresting burglary suspects in 1961.
On April 28, 1994, Lutz, 57, responded to an alert about an armed bank robbery in Wales and spotted the suspects in northwest Waukesha. The Oswalds jumped from their car with semiautomatic rifles and opened fire on Lutz, who never had a chance to react.» Read Full Article
A 49-year-old Waukesha doctor is being held at Waukesha County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond after being accused of trying to run down two law-enforcement officers in Delafield.
Jan A. Doenier was charged Tuesday, April 22, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with first-degree reckless endangerment, attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and misdemeanor bail jumping.
If convicted on all counts, she could face 17 years in prison and $46,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, deputies were dispatched for a domestic disturbance involving Jan and Todd Doenier at their Town of Delafield home on Monday, April 21.
Officers noted in the complaint that Jan Doenier had resisted arrest in early April when she was picked up for trespassing at a neighbor's house. She allegedly said at the time that she would kill any officer who tried to arrest her again.» Read Full Article
The town of Waukesha board hired Kathy Nickolaus to a three-year contract as its clerk-treasurer at its board meeting Thursday night.
The board made the unanimous decision after it met for just under an hour in closed session.
Nickolaus has been serving in this role for the last month after being hired by the board at a special board meeting March 18.
Nickolaus, the former Waukesha County clerk, had previously said she didn't want the position past May 1 while the town was in transition with its clerk-treasurer position.
But her contract now keeps her with the town through May 1, 2017.» Read Full Article
A 45-year-old Waukesha man accused last summer of possessing hundreds of images and videos of child pornography was sentenced Thursday, April 24, to three years prison.
Daniel Lomeli, 2025 Oaklawn Ave., will be required to register as a sex offender and will serve three years extended supervision after his release from prison. He will also be required to perform 60 hours of community service and was ordered to pay $1,018 in court fees.
Lomeli was charged June 28 with one count of child sexploitation and 10 counts of possession of child pornography. He faced an effective life sentence if convicted on all counts.
Lomeli was held in Waukesha County Jail on a $30,000 cash bond until Aug. 8, when his bail was reduced to $15,000. Lomeli was not allowed to bring foster children into his home while on bail, according to court records.
Assistant District Attorney Brian Juech prosecuted the case. He said last year that there was evidence that Lomeli’s family had taken in foster children in the past.» Read Full Article
A routine laundry visit quickly escalated between two women in Waukesha that required police intervention.
According to the police log, a caller said she was threatened at 1:14 p.m. April 16 by her neighbor over the use of the laundry room in their apartment unit at 817 E. Main St.
The caller said the neighbor threatened to shoot her because she was doing laundry on the neighbor's wash day.
Police advised the women to follow their laundry room schedules and to avoid contact with each other to prevent future disputes.
Another strange police incident came when police were called at 11:20 a.m. April 17 to the Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave., for a man and woman arguing over vaccinating their infant.» Read Full Article
Alixandra P. Wagner, 23, of Waukesha was killed when her vehicle collided with a car driven by a 65-year-old North Prairie woman on Sunset Drive east of Highway 83 around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to the sheriff's department.
Wagner's passenger, Alex Hernandez Banuelos Jr., 23, of Milwaukee, also was killed in the crash.
The North Prairie woman was trapped in her vehicle, and after she was freed, she was taken to Aurora Medical Center for treatment of multiple injuries.
Authorities have said Wagner's vehicle crossed the center line and struck the North Prairie woman's car. Investigators think speed may have been a factor in the crash.
A 23-year-old Waukesha woman and 23-year-old Milwaukee man were killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday on Sunset Drive (Highway DE) east of Highway 83 in the town of Genesee.
According to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, the woman was driving a silver Chevrolet west on Sunset at about 7:27 a.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound silver Toyota being driven by a 65-year-old North Prairie woman.
Sunset Drive was closed for about four hours between Highway 83 and Brookhill Road.
The Waukesha woman died at Aurora Medical Center in Summit, where she was taken by ambulance. The Milwaukee man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The North Prairie woman was trapped in her vehicle, was extricated and taken by ambulance to Aurora Medical Center in Summit with multiple injuries. Her condition is unknown.» Read Full Article
The city of Waukesha took the steps Tuesday night to move forward on the approval of a cost-savings shared health clinic with two other governmental entities.
This occurred with the city’s Finance and Human Resources committees making a recommendation for the Common Council to approve the intergovernmental agreement for a joint medical center with the School District of Waukesha and Waukesha County.
Waukesha’s Common Council will vote on the recommendation at its May 6 meeting.
With many Common Council members in attendance at Tuesday’s meeting who issued their support of the agreement, City Administrator Ed Henschel said he expects it to pass.
The school district and county already approved the agreement at meetings last month and for the health-care provider Healthstat to operate the facility. The North Carolina-based provider was selected by the city, county and school district earlier this year after a lengthy vetting process.» Read Full Article
Waukesha County residents recycled enough waste containers and paper in 2013 to cover an entire football field to a depth of 22 feet, about the height of a two-story building.
The recyclables were collected by 25 municipalities, and they will split more than $1.2 million from sales of the material to help offset their costs of the service, county solid waste supervisor Rebecca Mattano said Monday. Waukesha County has paid out more than $12.1 million to the municipalities since 2001.
The 25 communities spent $3 million to collect and haul plastics, glass, metal and paper in 2013, so the county payments will cover a little more than one-third of the total costs, according to Dale Shaver, director of the county Parks and Land Use Department.
"That's true tax relief," Shaver said. A dozen other municipalities do not participate in the county program.
The City of Waukesha, the county's most populous community, will get a check in the amount of $297,518 for its share of the revenue. The City of Brookfield will receive $212,634.» Read Full Article
A 13-year-old Waukesha girl who had run away from home was returned safely to her family Saturday afternoon, police said.
Last week, the authorities had asked for assistance in finding the girl. Police worked with relatives of the teen to bring her back to Waukesha from an unnamed community in central Wisconsin, according to a statement from the Waukesha Police Department.
Police are still investigating the girl's motives for leaving.
Waukesha police Friday asked the public for help in locating a missing 13-year-old girl who may have used social media in a plan to run away from home.
Robin Cristina Cardoso, 13, was reported missing by her parents Wednesday, according to a news release.
According to the release, contact was made with the girl Friday via social media and foul play is not suspected.
Robin is described as Latina, 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighing 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts are asked to call Waukesha police at (262) 524-3833.
The Waukesha Police Department thought they were responding to a domestic disturbance issue earlier this week.
Instead, police officers just found some overzealous wrestling fans.
According to the police log, an anonymous caller reported a possible domestic disturbance at 9:20 p.m. April 14 at 329 Born Place.
A caller said a man and female were yelling at each other and a baby was crying.
When police officers arrived they found a group of family and friends who were getting a "little rowdy" watching wrestling.» Read Full Article
The Republican Party isn't short right now on candidates for the District 97 state assembly seat as Brandon Rosner is the latest to declare his candidacy for the position.
He joins City of Waukesha alderman Aaron Perry and former Town of Waukesha supervisor Joe Banske in candidates who have filed for the position. Perry and Banske both mailed in their campaign registration statements to the Government Accountability Board this week.
Whether the winner of the Aug. 12 Republican Party primary has a Democratic challenger in the general election in November is to be determined.
But they would face a Libertarian candidate.
Chuck Schilling, a 31-year-old self-employed contractor who is engaged to be married in October, filed a declaration of candidacy in March.» Read Full Article
Rep. Adam Neylon (R-Pewaukee) announced Thursday he is seeking re-election for his 98th Assembly District seat in the state legislature.
Neylon, who emerged from a five-person Republican field last year, was elected to the assembly in April 2013 during a special election. There was no Democratic challenger.
He replaced Rep. Paul Farrow, who was voted into the 33rd State Senate District seat in December 2012.
“Since (I was elected) I’ve worked diligently to represent (my constituents') views in Madison," Neylon said. "Together with Gov. Walker and our Republican leadership, we’ve improved our state’s business climate, cut property and income taxes and made Wisconsin a better place to live, work and raise a family.
If re-elected, Neylon said his priorities are simple.» Read Full Article
A day before Easter, downtown Waukesha will host a Bunny Hop.
This includes an Easter Egg Hunt from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. Children are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets.
The Easter Bunny will be in downtown throughout the event and at Marco's Pizza and Family Video, 139 E. Broadway, from 9 to 10 a.m. with a face painter.
The event is being put on by the Waukesha Downtown Business Association.
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A second candidate has made it official in the District 97 state assembly race.
Joe Banske, who spent four years as a Town of Waukesha supervisor before being voted out earlier this month, joins Republican candidates City of Waukesha Alderman Aaron Perry and Brandon Rosner as well as Chuck Schilling in declaring their candidacy.
Banske said last week that he was 80 to 85 percent sure he would run for the seat and after receiving positive remarks at his final Town of Waukesha board meeting from residents he knew he wanted to continue to serve in a larger role.
"It is official," Banske said on Wednesday. "Last week's town meeting and some of the things the residents said to me both publicly and privately and some of the emails I’ve gotten over the last two weeks started to put the finishing touches on that final 15 percent."
Banske, a mortgage banker/branch partner for Cherry Creek Mortgage, lost to Jim Radke in the Town of Waukesha supervisor's race on April 1 by 73 votes.» Read Full Article
Waukesha Town Board Chairman John Marek said he did what anyone else would have done Tuesday afternoon when he saw a wrecked car on fire and dashed into a building, got a fire extinguisher and fought back the flames.
The only fires he had ever seen until that point were in his barbecue grill, he joked Wednesday. But when he saw flames licking out from under a car and in the engine compartment, he knew the fire had to be put out, he said.
The car had just careened into the wall of the Starbucks at Moorland and Janesville roads in Muskego after a collision in the intersection. Another good Samaritan had already helped the 22-year-old Milwaukee woman driver out of the car to safety.
Marek said he wasn't afraid the car would explode.
"I was more concerned about the other people around. I had to put it out," he said.» Read Full Article
One era officially ended while another began Tuesday night at Waukesha City Hall.
After Jeff Scrima presided over his final Common Council meeting, Shawn Reilly was sworn in as the new mayor of Waukesha.
Brian Running was also sworn in as the new city attorney. Running defeated Waukesha Plan Commissioner Rick Congdon in the general election April 1.
Running is replacing longtime attorney Curt Meitz, who is retiring after almost 30 years with the city.
Reilly, formerly a municipal attorney, easily defeated Scrima (62 to 38 percent) on April 1 to become the new mayor.» Read Full Article
Elections haven't been kind to incumbent supervisors over the last 12 months in the Town of Waukesha.
Supervisor Joe Banske lost his supervisor's seat to Jim Radke in the April 1 election. Angie E. Van Scyoc was voted out of the chairman's seat the year before. Both had been voted in together to the board during a recall election in 2010.
Combined with Supervisor Everett German also getting voted out last year and Mike Laska's retirement from the board this year, a new era has begun on the board. At least, it's certainly a shift within the town from four years ago.
"I think this will significantly change the landscape of the Town of Waukesha from a policy and potentially a structural standpoint," Banske said.
So what changed?» Read Full Article
A new scam has caused dozens of unintended 911 calls to Milwaukee police and other law enforcement agencies, beginning about 8 a.m. Friday, prompting officials to issue a warning.
Authorities are urging people to ignore prompts to dial 1 or 112 if they get a phone call or text message saying their bank or credit card was deactivated or suspended, because once they do, those residents are connected with a 911 dispatcher.
Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said residents have reported receiving an automatic recording such as "your credit card has been temporarily suspended, dial 112."
"We're in the process of trying to understand if someone is trying to take down the 911 system or if somebody has a scam that somehow enriches them by having you call our number or if it's a scam that's gone awry technologically," Flynn said.
The Waukesha County Communications Center had received about 150 of those calls as of noon Friday, but the agency's system had not been overwhelmed and calls for real emergencies were still able to get through.» Read Full Article
A manager of the Waukesha Heart Institute had a frightening surprise waiting for her in her desk drawer earlier this week.
The new manager of the Waukesha Heart Institute, 1111 Delafield St., called police at 9:21 a.m. April 9 after she found a dead bat in a “specimen” bag in her bottom desk drawer.
She suspects it was a disgruntled former employee who was terminated from the business two days earlier, according to the police log.
The business is working on changing locks and passwords.
Another odd police incident in Waukesha included another woman finding strange items left outside her home.» Read Full Article
After a long winter, spring is here and it's time to get out the golf clubs in Waukesha.
While all of the Waukesha County Park System’s golf courses are currently open, Waukesha County Board Chairman Paul Decker will kick off the official opening of the Waukesha County Park System’s 2014 golf season at 10 a.m. Friday at Moor Downs Golf Course.
The ceremony will be at the first tee at the City of Waukesha golf course, 438 Prospect Ave.
The other county courses are Naga-Waukee War Memorial, located a half-mile north of I-94 in Pewaukee, W307 N1897 Maple Avenue and Wanaki Golf Course, located in the Village of Menomonee Falls, at N50 W20830 Lisbon Road.
Tee times can be reserved at www.golfwaukeshacounty.com.» Read Full Article
The scandal surrounding state Rep. Bill Kramer made it onto the national stage Tuesday when MSNBC host Rachel Maddow discussed the allegations of sexual misconduct.
Watch Maddow's segment on Kramer below:
The Waukesha County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an intergovernmental agreement between the county and the city of Milwaukee for a joint recycling program run by ReCommunity Recycling.
Mayor Tom Barrett has praised the effort as an example of intergovernmental cooperation.
The County Board vote was 21-1. Afterward, Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas released a statement saying the collaboration, which will be headquartered in the Menomonee Valley, will increase recycling, reduce processing costs and enhance revenue.
“This unique public-private partnership will ensure the continuation of tax relief for Waukesha County community partners," Vrakas said.
The agreement is expected to generate $2 million in annual revenue for the city.» Read Full Article
Sarah Massa, a former lieutenant in the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, pleaded not guilty at an initial appearance April 7 to charges of misdemeanor theft and obstructing an officer.
Massa, 36, resigned from the Sheriff's Department last month while under investigation for stealing prescription pain pills from her ailing grandmother. She was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court on March 25.
According to the criminal complaint, Massa's grandfather first reported that pills had gone missing from his Waukesha home last year. State authorities were called in to investigate and allegedly caught Massa on tape stealing pills from her grandparent's bedroom, the complaint states.
Massa signed a $1,500 signature bond at the initial appearance and was ordered to not use or possess any controlled substances without a valid prescription. She was also told to have no contact with several relatives identified in the complaint.
She is next expected to appear at a hearing on Tuesday, May 13.
Shawn Reilly hasn't had a new office in more than 20 years.
But he's more than ready to trade his downtown Waukesha law office for the mayor's office in City Hall once he is sworn in as the city's 34th mayor on Tuesday, April 15.
He won't be moving far — it's less than a mile between the two sites — but it's a big jump nevertheless as it concerns his role in city government.
It's a job Reilly, an attorney at Hippenmeyer, Reilly, Moodie & Blum, S.C., who represented the villages of Eagle and Mukwonago, says he's ready for and he's honored to be leading Waukesha.
Waukesha NOW caught up with Reilly at his Clinton Street law office two days after he won the mayoral election with 62 percent of the vote over first-term Mayor Jeff Scrima. Below is part one of a two-part interview with Reilly on issues facing the city, what his goals are and where he wants the city to be in four years.» Read Full Article
criminal charges of physical abuse of a child and practicing dentistry without a license, Waukesha County Court Commissioner Thomas Pieper said Monday.Noemi Aguilera is prohibited from performing unlicensed dentistry and contacting any of her at-home patients pending the outcome of
Pieper also prohibited the 36-year-old Waukesha woman from possessing any specialized dentistry tools or equipment and scheduled a May 1 preliminary hearing on the charges.
Aguilera, also known as Noemi Lares, improperly installed braces on a 13-year-old boy and an unspecified number of other patients inside her residence at 1517 S. Grand Ave. in Waukesha, according to a criminal complaint.
After the braces were attached to the boy's teeth in March 2013, he subsequently complained of pain and frequent bleeding of his gums, the complaint says.
Two months later, the boy's parents took him to the Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic where a dentist found loose and improperly attached braces and excess cement under the boy's gums. The cement was causing inflammation, bleeding and pain.
An intoxicated driver was arrested late Wednesday night after his vehicle rolled more than 100 feet in a yard at 10:29 p.m. at 2208 Butler Drive.
When police arrived, the officer found a male driver still trapped in the vehicle but was conscious and alert, Capt. Ron Oremus said.
The Waukesha Fire Department removed the driver and it appeared that he was not injured.
Oremus said the vehicle rolled through a yard and landed on its hood next to the house.
The driver was wearing his seatbelt and airbags were deployed. But the man was arrested for a first offense of operating while intoxicated, Oremus added.
Waukesha County Circuit Court with physical abuse of a child, a felony, and practicing dentistry without a license after she improperly installed braces on a 13-year-old boy inside her home.A 36-year-old Waukesha woman has been charged in
The boy subsequently complained of pain in his teeth and that his gums were bleeding, according to a criminal complaint.
One of the brackets in the braces came loose within two hours of the appointment in March 2013, one of the boy's parents told a police officer.
An adult patient who suffered permanent tooth damage from braces installed by the woman was not willing to seek charges against her, the complaint says.
Noemi N. Aguilera, of 1517 S. Grand Ave., did not have sterilization equipment in the residence and told an officer that she did not think it was necessary to sterilize braces or tools used in the work. She bought her supplies off the Internet, Aguilera told police.» Read Full Article
What was feared to be a shooting between individuals in two vehicles in Waukesha turned out to be high school students filming an action movie for a class project last week.
Police were called after a caller observed a high-school-aged student in one vehicle pull out a gun and point it at the car next to him at 5:09 p.m. March 25 at 2926 River Valley Road.
The caller said it appeared the boy was pretending to be shooting and reported the two vehicles are driving around with a kid on the hood of one of the vehicles.
When police arrived, they did not find a crime scene.
Instead, police realized the three high school students were shooting a dramatic action movie for a school project and were trying to film some action scenes with a prop gun.» Read Full Article
The balance of power has shifted in the Town of Waukesha as two new supervisors were elected to the board Tuesday.
Supervisor Joe Banske lost his supervisor 1 seat to challenger Jim Radke, a business owner in the town and a vice president/general manager of a trucking company.
Radke won with 1,171 votes or almost 52 percent of the vote. Banske, who had been a town supervisor since 2010, had 1,098 votes or 48 percent of the vote.
Banske said last week he is considering running for the District 97 state assembly seat that will be vacated by Rep. Bill Kramer, who announced last week he is not running for re-election in November amid sexual assault charges.
Meanwhile, Michael Doerr defeated former Town of Waukesha Chairwoman Angie E. Van Scyoc for the supervisor 3 seat in a similar margin of victory as the supervisor 1 race.» Read Full Article
Local attorney Brian Running is Waukesha's new city attorney.
Running defeated Plan Commissioner and former Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Rick Congdon by 20 percentage points.
Running garnered 5,195 votes or 60 percent, while Congdon received 3,452.
Congdon had won a three-person primary in February.
Running is replacing longtime city attorney Curt Meitz, who decided to not seek re-election after a 28-year career at City Hall.» Read Full Article
Andy Reiland retained his seat on the Common Council.
He defeated challenger Dean Lemke to retain his district 13 seat, one that he has held for the last three years.
Reiland won with 583 votes or 65 percent of the vote. Lemke, a stay-at-home dad and sports official, received 309 votes.
District 13 is on the city's west side.
Waukesha has a new mayor.
Challenger Shawn Reilly easily defeated the incumbent Jeff Scrima in Tuesday's general election.
Reilly beat Scrima by about 62 percent of the vote. He garnered 5,899 votes, compared to Scrima's 3,642.
The win comes after Reilly, who led an agressive campaign, won the primary in February.
Reilly is a longtime municipal attorney in downtown Waukesha and a former president of the downtown Waukesha Business Improvement District.» Read Full Article
The Waukesha City Clerk's Office said Tuesday morning that rumors about voting machines being vandalized at a downtown polling place were false.
A spokeswoman said that Waukesha Police were investigating an incident at St. Mary's Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., but no voting machines were damaged at the polling place.
She said that everything was running smoothly at the site.
Waukesha Police could not be immediately reached for comment. More information to follow.