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Waukesha South football team looking for opponent after Week 1 foe Nicolet cancels season

Aug. 15, 2014 12:46 p.m. | Next Friday was supposed to be the much-anticipated opening of Waukesha South’s revamped football stadium with the Blackshirts taking on Nicolet.

With Nicolet announcing Thursday night that it is canceling the upcoming season due to a lack of players in the program, South’s plans are now on hold.

Waukesha South Athletic Director Dan Domach is now scrambling to try to find an opponent for his team.

“This is late in the game,” Domach said on Friday. “This isn’t going to be easy.”

Domach said he was under the impression that some teams within the Milwaukee Public Schools needed an opponent for Week 1, but he just found out all of the teams now have opponents.

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Nicolet cancels varsity football season

Aug. 14, 2014 8:39 p.m. | In a stunning development, Nicolet High School has elected to cancel the varsity football season in 2014, citing a lack of numbers within the program. The season was slated to begin with a game against Waukesha South on Aug. 22.


A statement from Nicolet athletics director Kirk Krychowiak was released Thursday and reads as follows:

 

"Nicolet High School has always considered excellence in athletics to be a key component of the quality education we provide to our students. The success we have achieved in our athletic programs is a direct result of the enthusiasm of our coaches, students and the community.

 

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Screams from winning scratch-off lottery ticket results in Waukesha police response

Aug. 14, 2014 5:23 p.m. | This must have been some lottery ticket, because most everyone in the area apparently heard the celebration. 

According to the police blotter, a caller reported that a man was screaming in the Cutler Park area just after 9 p.m. Aug. 6.

Shortly after, another person called police to report the same thing. 

Two minutes later, another person reported hearing a "loud commotion."

A minute later, a fourth person called police stating the man was walking on Maple Avenue. 

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Waukesha police called to apartment because man says neighbor talking, showering 'too loud'

Aug. 14, 2014 5:07 p.m. | You might often hear your neighbors' conversations when living in an apartment.

In one instance last week in Waukesha, this resulted in a call to police.

According to the police blotter, a man called police to report his neighbor was talking and showering too loud at an apartment at 323 Born Place around 11:30 p.m. Aug. 4.

The caller said he felt it was an unreasonable time for people to be awake.

Police told the man this is a consequence of apartment living. Police also told the man that if this was an ongoing issue he should contact his landlord but no law enforcement action could be taken for what he was reporting.

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Waukesha man has police called on him for listening to Bob Dylan music while cleaning car

Aug. 14, 2014 4:50 p.m. | Often times, people listen to music while cleaning or washing their car during the summer.

One Waukesha man was recently doing just that, but he had the police called to his residence.

According to the police blotter, a caller reported excessively loud music coming from a Jeep Cherokee at an apartment at 405 N. Moreland Blvd. at 12:35 p.m. July 31.

Police, however, just found a man listening to Bob Dylan music while cleaning his car.

Police said the music was moderately loud and the man turned it down to a reasonable level. 

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Waukesha Police Report: Aug. 14, 2014 issue

Aug. 14, 2014 11:00 a.m. | 1 A caller reported excessively loud music coming from a Jeep Cherokee at an apartment at 405 N. Moreland Blvd. at 12:35 p.m. July 31. Police just found a man listening to Bob Dylan music while cleaning his car. Police said the music was moderately loud and the man turned it down to a reasonable level.

2 One man was bleeding from his ear after a physical altercation with another man at the Hope Center, 502 N. East Ave., at 1:15 p.m. July 31.

3 A woman's wallet, cellphone and credit cards were stolen from her shopping cart at Pick 'n Save, 1535 E. Moreland Blvd., at 3:20 p.m. July 31.

4 After several customer complaints, The Steaming Cup, 340 W. Main St., called police around 3:30 p.m. July 31 after a man yelled profanities as he was walking down Main Street.

5 Police were called to 2002 Cardinal Drive, where a 13-year-old boy was reportedly touching his 5-year-old sister "inappropriately" at 5:40 p.m. July 31.

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Judge Mac Davis announces retirement from Waukesha County circuit court

Aug. 14, 2014 10:13 a.m. | Waukesha County Circuit Judge J. Mac Davis says he'll hang up his robes next year.

Davis, who served in the state Senate as a Republican before moving to the bench in 1990, told the Waukesha Freeman he will not seek re-election after his current term ends next August.

Davis is 62. He told the newspaper he might do some reserve judge work or mediattion but has no plans to work full-time after he retires.

1 killed when SUV hits tree in Town of Waukesha

Aug. 14, 2014 8:06 a.m. | One person was killed Wednesday night when an SUV crashed into a tree in the Town of Waukesha.

The crash occurred at 10:42 p.m. on River Road, and Waukesha County Sheriff's deputies and the Town of Waukesha firefighters were called to the scene, where they found the SUV engulfed in flames, according to a department news release.

Authorities said the driver, who was the sole occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver has not been identified.

The SUV had been traveling south on River Road when it left the road and hit the tree. The crash remains under investigation.

Meijer supercenter in Waukesha gains final approval from Plan Commission

Aug. 13, 2014 9:30 p.m. | There are less and less obstacles standing in the way for a Meijer supercenter to come into the city of Waukesha.

The Meijer development, proposed for the corner of Tenny Avenue and E. Sunset Drive in Waukesha, took a major step forward Wednesday night when the Plan Commission unanimously approved the final site plan and architectural review.

Meijer officials are planning a 192,000-square-foot supercenter on the south end of the property and a 2,500-square-foot gas station on the north end near Sunset Drive.

The Common Council will now vote on final approval at an upcoming meeting.

City Planner Jennifer Andrews didn't know if the council will take up the matter at its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 19, as the developers work with staff on the changes that were proposed at Wednesday's meeting.

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Waukesha's Night Out is Wednesday, Aug. 13

Aug. 13, 2014 2:30 p.m. | Waukesha's annual Night Out returns next week to Frame Park.

The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Frame Park Rotary Building grounds, 1150 Baxter St.

This event is free to the community and is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, promote safety knowledge, generate support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, while sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.

Flight for Life will stop by from 5 to 6 p.m., weather and no emergencies permitting.

Waukesha police will display a squad car, armored car and command post. Also, child identification kits will be available, with a Waukesha police officer present to finger-print children.

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Issue with GAB's canvass reporting system caused election night delay in Waukesha

Aug. 13, 2014 2:10 p.m. | Those who were waiting for the final results of the District 97 state assembly race in Waukesha County had to stay up into the early morning hours on Wednesday.

The reason for the delay?

Waukesha County Clerk Kathleen Novack said an error in the Government Accountability Board's canvass reporting system resulted in voting totals across the city coming in extremely slow.

Final totals for the District 97 race were not in until just after 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, more than four hours after the polls closed on Tuesday night.

The voting totals in the District 97 race for the town of Genesee, town of Mukwonago and town of Waukesha came in relatively quickly, but everyone was waiting for the city of Waukesha's results. 

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Woman on trial for fourth OWI charged with fifth

Aug. 13, 2014 12:33 p.m. | A 34-year-old Hartland woman previously accused of intoxicated driving was allegedly found by police to be impaired again while she was waiting for a court hearing.

Emily Jarvis, W313 N4969 Chapel Ridge Road, was charged on Tuesday, Aug. 12, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with her fifth operating while intoxicated offense, felony bail jumping and driving with a revoked license. She has three prior OWI convictions on her record and is currently standing trial for her fourth.

According to the criminal complaint, Waukesha police responded on Monday, Aug. 11, to the Moreland Plaza, 801 W. Moreland Boulevard, where they found Jarvis passed out in her car with the engine running.

Jarvis reportedly told the officers she had been waiting for her court hearing (for the fourth OWI charge) to begin and had dozed off.

 

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Severson earns easy victory over challenger

Aug. 13, 2014 9:15 a.m. | Waukesha County GOP leaders were able to breathe a big sigh of relief when county sheriff's inspector Eric Severson eaily defeated challenger Tom Alioto, a former Lisbon police sergeant, in the Republican primary election Tuesday, Aug. 12.

These results will likely determine who will be sheriff for the next four years since there is no Democrat running in the heavily Republican county.

Severson earned 32,940 votes compared to Alioto's 5,485.

After the votes were counted, Severson said he was "happy" and "humbled" by the outcome.

"We stuck to our message that qualifications count and the voters sent us a strong message that they want someone who is qualified to serve them and that is what I will be honored to do," Severson added.

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Scott Allen wins crowded 97th Assembly District Republican primary

Aug. 13, 2014 8:30 a.m. | Scott Allen maintained a comfortable lead throughout the night in the 97th Assembly District race.

But his victory wasn't official until just after midnight Wednesday morning, more than four hours after the polls closed.

With 2,003 votes or 34 percent of the vote, Allen separated himself from the pack to win the crowded six-person Republican primary.

His closest challenger was Humana consultant Brandon Rosner, who finished with 1,714 votes or 29 percent of the vote.

The next four candidates were far behind. City of Waukesha alderwoman and county board supervisor Kathleen Cummings finished third with 742 votes (13 percent), GOP activist Vince Trovato fourth with 727 votes (12 percent), city of Waukesha alderman Aaron Perry fifth with 428 votes (7 percent) and former town of Waukesha supervisor Joe Banske sixth with 300 votes (5 percent).

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Former Waukesha alderman Scott Allen holds edge in District 97 state race as of midnight

Aug. 12, 2014 11:57 p.m. | Update: Scott Allen wins the 97th Assembly District seat after city of Waukesha totals finally come in.

It was a six-person race to replace Rep. Bill Kramer, but it essentially turned into a two-person battle Tuesday night, Aug. 12.

In the end, the 97th Assembly District Republican primary focused on sales director Scott Allen and Humana consultant Brandon Rosner.

Allen clearly had the edge as of 11:55 p.m. Tuesday night. With 96 percent of the votes in, the former Waukesha alderman was leading Rosner, 1,756-1,405, as of midnight.

If he maintained his margin, Allen, 48, would appear on the general election ballot in November. But he essentially won the seat with no Democrats running for the position.

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Gov. Scott Walker urges everyone to wear purple to support Slender Man stabbing victim

Aug. 12, 2014 5:39 p.m. | Gov. Scott Walker will be wearing purple on Wednesday, Aug. 13.

And he urges everyone to do the same in support of the 12-year-old Waukesha girl who nearly lost her life after being stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two of her classmates in May.

On Tuesday afternoon, the governor issued a proclamation declaring Wednesday, Aug. 13, as "Purple Hearts for Healing Day" across the state of Wisconsin. As a result, Walker invites the rest of the state to join him in wearing purple in the girl's honor.

Purple is the girl's favorite color and hearts are her favorite shape. Purple hearts have become the theme in the girl's recovery as supporters all across the world have sent her homemade purple hearts with heartfelt messages written on them. She also recently received a military Purple Heart from an anonymous veteran.

Walker is the latest to offer his kind words to the victim and her family.

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Gov. Scott Walker will give post-election remarks in Waukesha

Aug. 12, 2014 4:00 p.m. | After casting his ballot Tuesday morning in Wauwatosa, Gov. Scott Walker will return to southeastern Wisconsin for an election night rally in Waukesha. 

Walker will give his post-election remarks at the Republican Party of Waukesha County's main office, 1701 Pearl St., on Waukesha's east side.

Doors open at 8:45 p.m. with the start time scheduled for 9:15 p.m. Walker is scheduled to give his remarks at 10 p.m.

Walker is up for re-election. The Republican governor will likely face Democratic challenger Mary Burke in the general election on Nov. 4.

While those two will face off in November, the Republican primary election in two Waukesha County races will in effect crown the winners for the 97th Assembly District and Waukesha County sheriff

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Waukesha teen charged for role in alleged shooting

Aug. 12, 2014 1:03 p.m. | A 16-year-old Waukesha boy, charged in February with attempted first-degree murder, was instead found guilty on Monday, Aug. 11, of recklessly endangering safety.

Zakaria Alhasasneh will spend three years in Lincoln Hills state prison in Irma, Wis., about 200 miles north of Waukesha, and four and a half years under extended supervision provided he maintains a full-time job or attends school.

Alhasasneh plead guilty to the lesser charge in late June after his attorney filed a document refuting a number of statements Alhasasneh had made to police recorded in a criminal complaint regarding an alleged shooting Alhasasneh was accused of committing with an accomplice named Alonso Corral.

According to the criminal complaint, Corral fired two shots into a vehicle on Feb. 5 in an attempt to kill a man named John Brautigam, a friend of Corral.

Corral had allegedly previously warned Brautigam about a potential confrontation.

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