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Waukesha — The president of the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce announced Friday that she is retiring after more than six years on the job.
Patti Wallner, who previously led the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, has worked for the countywide business group since the fall of 2002.
Wallner, 61, whose retirement takes effect in September, succeeded Ann Nischke, who left the chamber presidency after winning a seat in the state Legislature.
The chamber has nearly 1,000 members representing 800 businesses with a combined 40,000 employees.
Officials said a search committee has been formed to find Wallner's successor.
Waukesha — Carroll University has gotten Plan Commission approval for a zoning change that allows it to build an off-campus Graduate Center at 2140 Davidson Road, the site of the former AT&T call center.
Temperatures in Milwaukee surpassed 90 degrees for the first time in almost two years Wednesday, kicking summer into full, sweaty mode and air conditioners into high gear.
The temperature at Mitchell International Airport hit 94 at 2:59 p.m., three degrees short of the record high of 97, recorded July 24, 1937.
The last time Milwaukee saw a 90-degree day was Sept. 5, 2007, when the high temperature reached 91. But not everyone was complaining.
"It can't get hot enough for me," Michael Sturdevant, 51, of New Berlin said Wednesday evening while attending the River Rhythms festival in Pere Marquette Park with his wife, Linda.
"All I do is think about Jan. 2 at 7 a.m., getting in my car to go to work and shivering."» Read Full Article
Waukesha — The Waukesha Public Library announced Wednesday that it has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host The Big Read in Waukesha for a third consecutive year.
The library is one of 269 organizations to receive grants for a Big Read project that provides an opportunity to read, discuss and celebrate one of 30 selections from U.S. and world literature.
Waukesha will focus on Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell To Arms." Activities will take place between Sept. 27 and Nov. 11.
The library, in partnership with about 30 other Waukesha organizations and businesses, will celebrate the joys and benefits of reading, Library Director Jane Ameel said.
Previous Big Read selections in Waukesha were Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" and F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby."» Read Full Article
Brookfield — Three people were seriously injured in a crash in Brookfield Tuesday morning, Police Capt. Phil Horter said.
William and Carol Ann Joseph, of Waukesha, were on a motorcycle and taken in separate Flight for Life helicopters to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, he said. William Joseph is in critical condition and his wife's condition is being evaluated, a hospital spokesman said.
A teenage Sussex girl, who was driving a car, was taken by ambulance to Elmbrook Memorial Hospital. Police refused to release her name.
The motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Capitol Drive when it was struck by the car at Mitchell Park Drive at 8:50 a.m., according to the preliminary investigation. There is a stop sign on Mitchell Park Drive, Horter said.
An accident between a car and a motorcycle on Capitol Drive sent three people to the hospital today.
A husband and wife from Waukesha were driving eastbound on Capitol Drive about 8:50 a.m. when their motorcycle collided with a car entering Capitol Drive from Mitchell Park Drive. The car was driven by a teenage girl from Sussex.
Brookfield Fire Department paramedics treated the victims at the scene. The girl was taken to Elmbrook Memorial Hospital, and the two people on the motorcycle were transported Froedtert Hospital via Flight for Life helicopters.
Capitol Drive was close for about two hours, police said.
The accident remains under investigation. Police will not release the names of the drivers or passenger until later today or tomorrow.
Waukesha — A 49-year-old Waukesha man was charged Friday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of his girlfriend, Carol Fisher, by repeatedly stabbing her with a 10-inch butcher knife in his apartment.
Court Commissioner Thomas Pieper ordered Daniel K. Christesen to undergo an evaluation for mental competency. Pieper set bail at $500,000. A court review of the evaluation findings is set for July 6.
The charge carries a term of life imprisonment.
Fisher, 55, and Christesen lived in separate flats in a duplex in the 900 block of Arcadian Ave. - he in the upper and she in the lower. Police say Christesen contacted them Tuesday evening, saying he fatally stabbed Fisher in his flat.
Christesen peacefully surrendered to police, a Bible in one hand, a phone in the other, the complaint says. He asked emergency medical personnel: "Do you think I will go to Hell for this?"» Read Full Article
Waukesha — Police have arrested two males on allegations they shot out windows 21 times around town by using BB or pellet guns during the last few months.
The two suspects, 18 and 17, will be referred to the district attorney's office on multiple counts each of causing thousands of dollars in damage. They were also found to be involved in stealing exhaust system parts off of vehicles and will face charges for that, police Capt. Mark Stigler said.
The 18-year-old is accused of 14 misdemeanor and three felony counts of criminal damage to property and one count of theft, related to the exhaust systems. The 17-year-old will be referred on 15 misdemeanor and three felony counts of criminal damage and one count of theft, Stigler said.
Waukesha — The victim of a deadly stabbing at an east side Waukesha apartment was identified by police as Carol D. Fisher.
The Waukesha County medical examiner's office said the 55-year-old woman was killed by "multiple sharp-force injuries" and the manner was homicide, police Capt. Mark Stigler disclosed.
Police found Fisher on Tuesday night in the suspect's apartment in the 900 block of Arcadian Ave.
Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel said Thursday that he expects to file criminal charges Friday against the 49-year-old Waukesha man suspected of stabbing a woman in his apartment.
Schimel said the suspect was transferred Thursday to the Waukesha County Jail. Shortly after telling police Tuesday that he fatally stabbed Fisher, he was put under police guard at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Police say the suspect has mental health issues.
Waukesha — A 55-year-old Waukesha woman was apparently stabbed to death Tuesday on the upper floor of a two-story duplex on the city's east side in what appears to be a domestic dispute turned deadly.
A 49-year-old man who lived in the flat is the suspect. He was arrested and held at Waukesha Memorial Hospital under police guard.
The homicide was the first this year for a city that rarely experiences murders, police Capt. Mark Stigler said at a news conference Wednesday.
The two had a "contentious relationship," and police had responded to complaints at the home in the 900 block of Arcadian Ave. at least 15 times since Jan. 1, 2008, Stigler said.
An owner of the rental property, Lois Jacobson of Waukesha, said the two often had lovers' quarrels.» Read Full Article
Ellie Volpano scored the winning goal in a shootout Friday as the Waukesha West soccer team defeated Madison Memorial to advance to a semifinal game of the WIAA state tournament.
Volpano, a junior defender, calmly buried her shot and broke a 4-4 tie in an electrifying shootout. Her goal beat state-ranked Memorial and put the Wolverines in the Division 1 state title game on Saturday.
The teams played to a 1-1 tie through 80 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods.
The Wolverines (19-3-4) made the state tournament the last three seasons but lost in the quarterfinals the last two years. They reached the semifinals in 2000, but lost.
“We’re the first girls team to ever make it this far,” Volpano said. “It’s an amazing feeling. It feels great.”» Read Full Article
Waukesha – The Waukesha Aviation Club wants to install a low-power transmitter that allows visitors at Crites Field public viewing area to listen to air traffic on car radios.
The initiative received preliminary approval Wednesday from the Waukesha County Airport Commission.
The club also wants to put picnic benches, a trash can, a fence and signs at the site, located at Gate 5, near Pewaukee and Blue Mound roads.
The proposal will be further considered by the commission at a later date, possibly at next month's commission meeting.
A top Milwaukee official said Tuesday that his city hasn't ruled out selling Lake Michigan water to Waukesha, but without state rules in place to regulate the sale:
"It'll be very very difficult for the Common Council to approve it," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's Chief of Staff Pat Curley said. "I can't stress the word 'difficult' enough."
Read more in Waukesha FYI.
Waukesha – A ruptured gas main on Pewaukee Road, just north of W. Moreland Blvd., is no longer a danger to the area, and residents who had been evacuated from two dozen houses are now being allowed to return to their homes, authorities said Tuesday afternoon.
Homes north of the Waukesha County Courthouse had been evacuated as a precaution after street crews boring a hole in Pewaukee Road ruptured a gas main. Traffic on Pewaukee Road north of Moreland had been diverted, but the road is now open to traffic. The leak was in the area of Pewaukee Road and Palmer St.
Four homes along Pewaukee Road continue to be without gas Tuesday afternoon as crews from We Energies continued to repair the break, Fire Department official Joe Hoffman said. Evacuees were staying in city buses.
If the odor of natural gas persists, fire officials are advising residents to call We Energies at (800) 261-5325.
Jeff Hanson, whose sweet falsetto and deft songwriting skills, won him a recording deal with the prominent indie label Kill Rock Stars, was found dead in his St. Paul, Minn., apartment Friday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He was 31 years old.Waukesha native
A Waukesha man is being held in jail after he was charged Wednesday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with stabbing another man outside a bar, according to a criminal complaint.
Waukesha - The Water Utility released Wednesday morning more than 50 pages of responses to a lengthy list of questions from environmental groups about the City of Waukesha's likely bid to pursue Lake Michigan water.
The response says the city now has a lower estimate on the amount of daily lake water it needs and would return after being treated at a sewage plant.
"Our current use is about 7 million gallons a day on an average day and about 10 million gallons per day on peak days," Mayor Larry Nelson said in a statement. "We now estimate that when the city is completely built out, which could take 50 years or more, our average demand would be 11 MGD, with possible peaks of 18.5 MGD on a few days of the year.
"That is substantially less than the peak demand of 20 to 24 MGD that we had predicted."
Nelson called the questions "comprehensive and thoughtful."» Read Full Article
Waukesha - Dresser Waukesha said Tuesday that it intends to lay off 113 production workers after their shifts end Friday, the result of economic conditions that continue to affect the engine manufacturer.
The layoffs are indefinite, but the workers have call-back rights and expectations are that they would be recalled once business conditions improve, company officials said.
"Our markets will recover, and we'll get through this," said Jim Pachmayer, director of human resources for Dresser Waukesha.
The workers who are being laid off are members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union Local 1377.
After the layoffs, Dresser Waukesha will employ 300 production workers and another 300 people in office jobs.» Read Full Article