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Man arrested after throwing glass in his girlfriend's face

May 30, 2014 8:17 a.m. | A man was arrested for disorderly conduct after he threw shards of glass in his girlfriend's face May 3.

According to the Oak Creek police report:

The man threw shards of glass in his girlfriend's face, broke numerous glass objects, then pinned her down and slapped her in the face and pulled her hair in her apartment in the 8800 block of South Oak Park Drive about 4 a.m. May 3.

The woman said the couple had an argument that started in a bar in Milwaukee and escalated while they were driving to her residence.

The Oak Creek Fire Department medical unit treated her injuries and she refused transportation to the hospital.

DOT to hold meeting on remake of S. 27th St.

May 29, 2014 2:57 p.m. | The Department of Transportation is holding an open house-style meeting about the final design of Highway 241, or S. 27th St., from Drexel to College Avenues.

The public can provide input on the design and learn about the project, which is a complete reconstruction of the road intended to improve safety. There will be a new concrete pavement, wider shoulders with bike lanes, more turn lanes and new traffic signals.

Work is expected to start next spring and last until late 2015.

The meeting will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. James Church Hall, 7219 S. 27th St., in Franklin.

There will be exhibits on construction plans for the road and intersections, changes to medians and driveways, and right of way impacts.

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Woman robbed, vehicle stolen at Franklin Walmart

May 29, 2014 7:02 a.m. | A customer at a Walmart in Franklin was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday.

The suspect robbed the 56-year-old Franklin woman at about 9:30 p.m. and stole her vehicle, according to a news release from the City of Franklin Police Department.

The woman wasn't hurt, and her vehicle was recovered a short distance away. Police are investigating, and no suspects were located.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Kevin Magno at (414) 425-2522.

Oak Creek man dead after freak accident in parking lot

May 28, 2014 1:50 p.m. | A 77-year-old Oak Creek man's death was ruled accidental after a police officer found his body pinned underneath a vehicle in a parking lot of a Hales Corners business early Saturday morning.

According to the Hales Corners police report:

A patrol officer came across a deceased man in the parking lot at Hales Corners Beer & Liquor Depot, 10561 W. Forest Home Ave., about 2 a.m. Saturday.

The man, Robert Layne of Oak Creek, was found pinned under the left front driver-side tire of his vehicle.

A police investigation revealed that the man got out of his vehicle while it was still in reverse and was caught and pulled underneath the car, pinning him under the front driver-side wheel.

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A star is reborn: Restoration of landmark Avalon Theater in full swing

May 28, 2014 12:51 p.m. | The stars are being put back up in the sky at Milwaukee's Avalon Theater.

Not literally, of course. But installing new twinkling lights on the ceiling to re-create the Avalon's atmospheric feel is among the tasks on property owner Lee Barczak's to-do list.

His $2.5 million restoration of the long-closed Bay View neighborhood landmark is in full swing.

Other jobs include carving out space for a new lounge; preparing areas for a new kitchen, as well as new restrooms; and building the new marquee, which will evoke a 1920s look.

The new marquee, which received Historic Preservation Commission approval in April, is replacing one that was "tacked on" in the 1950s, Barczak said. That old marquee has been removed, which uncovered some bricks that were crumbling and are being replaced, he said.

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Franklin police seeking males in armed home invasion

May 28, 2014 7:55 a.m. | Franklin police are seeking two unknown males who forced their way into a home, displayed weapons and stole money from two of the residents on Saturday evening.

According to the Franklin police report:

A resident in the 4900 block of West Tumblecreek Drive called police after he was confronted by an unknown male armed with a long gun as he was opening his back patio door about 9:25 p.m. May 24.

When the male ordered the resident to go inside the home, another unknown male armed with a handgun also entered the home. The two stole $300 from one of the men and $80 from the other, and then fled the residence on foot in an unknown direction.

The males are described as two males wearing all black. Both suspects were also wearing masks and hoodies.

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Joe Koch takes over Greenfield head football coaching position

May 27, 2014 12:35 p.m. | Success has followed Joe Koch through his 30 years of high school football coaching.

Koch's coaching road has led through strong tenures at Whitefish Bay Dominican, Oak Creek and Pius XI, and now it is taking him to Greenfield High School.

He accepted the head football position with the Hustlin' Hawks this week, taking over for Scott Otto, who resigned last month.

Both sides are happy with the arrangement.

"I am extremely excited to be a part of the Greenfield community as the new head football coach of the Hustlin' Hawks," Koch said in a statement. "We will build a team based on unity, discipline and the importance of every individual.

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Chick-fil-A construction progresses in Brookfield, Greendale

May 27, 2014 12:07 p.m. | Chick-fil-A on Thursday plans to start building momentum for the autumn opening of its first two stand-alone restaurants in the Milwaukee metro area.

The suburban Atlanta company will unveil signs announcing the coming restaurants during a media event Thursday featuring Wisconsin Chick-fil-A franchise operator Jamie Fuller and the Chick-fil-A mascot, a cow that carries an "Eat Mor Chikin" sign. The sites are under construction.

The event begins at the Greendale site, 5351 S. 76th St., at 10:30 a.m., and in Brookfield, 12625 W. Capitol Drive, at 2:30 p.m. 

As it does with its other restaurant openings, Chick-fil-A plans this fall to hold a First 100 giveaway at the metro Milwaukee restaurants. That promotion offers free food for a year — a card loaded with 52 ssandwich meals — to qualified contestants who show up and register. If more than 100 people show up — as almost certainly will be the case — a drawing will be held to name the winners.

Chick-fil-A has more than 1,800 restaurants in 39 states and Washington D.C.

Resident says elderly women screamed profanities at her children

May 27, 2014 7:45 a.m. | An Oak Creek resident reported that two elderly women came to the back of her fence and started screaming profanities at her young children who were jumping on a trampoline May 7.

According to the Oak Creek police report:

The resident said her children were jumping on a trampoline at 9 p.m. May 7 in the 8600 block of South Glen Forest Court.

The caller said that her children and two of their friends were making some noise, but nothing excessive, when two elderly woman approached her wooden, fenced-in backyard and started yelling at them at about 8:40 p.m.

Police checked the area but could not locate the women.

Woman bitten after feeding feral cats in Oak Creek

May 22, 2014 8:50 a.m. | The Oak Creek Health Department reported that a woman had to get rabies shots because she was bitten by a stray/feral cat May 17.

According to the Oak Creek police report:

The woman was feeding other feral cats when a brown and white male Siamese cat bit her on her left ankle while she was in the 8800 block of South 15th Avenue about 7:30 a.m. May 17.

The woman called the humane society, who advised her they would not respond, but told her to put out a cage and capture the cat.

The cat is still at large.

Police warn man, 59, after he asked 14-year-old girl out for coffee

May 21, 2014 7:45 a.m. | St. Francis police warned a 59-year-old man to change "his way of meeting women" after he tried to ask a 14-year-old girl to join him for coffee.

According to the St. Francis police report:

The 59-year-old Cudahy man was driving in the 2500 block of East Howard Avenue about 11 a.m. May 14, and he pulled over and asked a 14-year-old high school student to join him for coffee.

The girl, who was walking home because she was sick, told him "no." The girl said also told her mother, who notified police.

When police contacted the man, he told police he "doesn't go to bars because he doesn't drink (and) tried dating sites but that all he meets are ugly, fat women."

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Man arrested after spitting at driver, damaging store's automatic entrance

May 19, 2014 8:09 a.m. | A man was arrested for disorderly conduct after he got out of his vehicle in the middle of the road, screamed and spat at another driver May 9.

According to the Oak Creek police report:

The man got out of his vehicle in the middle of the road, started screaming at another driver in a green Suburban and spit at him during an apparent road rage incident while leaving Farm & Fleet, 501 W. Rawson Ave., at about 5:55 p.m. May 9.

The man was arrested later that same day, around 7:30 p.m., for criminal damage to property after he returned to Farm & Fleet.

He yelled at employees in the auto repair area, and then damaged an entrance door by prying the automatic sliding doors open from the inside and slamming them all the way open, causing them to stop working.

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Howell Ave. resurfacing to begin Monday

May 16, 2014 2:58 p.m. | A six-mile stretch of Highway 38, or Howell Ave., is getting resurfaced from Oakwood Road in Oak Creek to Grange Ave. in Milwaukee starting Monday.

The project, which won't finish up until late fall, will add some right and left turn lanes, upgrade traffic signals, and includes a new sidewalk. The pavement's current condition is highly deteriorated, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

During nighttime hours, traffic may be reduced to two lanes.

Man cited for battery after striking man in face with skateboard

May 16, 2014 8:21 a.m. | A Milwaukee man was cited for battery and criminal damage to property after a confrontation about pedestrians crossing an intersection April 22.

According to the South Milwaukee police report:

The 23-year-old Milwaukee man was one of four pedestrians who crossed the intersection of College and North Chicago avenues against a do-not-walk signal about 3 p.m. April 22.

A 56-year-old South Milwaukee man honked at the group, and the Milwaukee man claimed the driver flipped them off. The Milwaukee man said he cursed the driver, who confronted him in the Taco Bell parking lot, 112 N. Chicago Ave.

The South Milwaukee man "said he only wanted to tell the subject he should not be flipping off people," when the Milwaukee man struck him in the face with a skateboard, breaking his glasses and causing a laceration above his left eye.

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Man cited for battery after argument with his girlfriend turns violent

May 15, 2014 8:18 a.m. | A Cudahy man was cited for criminal damage to property, battery and disorderly conduct after a fight in which he allegedly choked his girlfriend and threw a sewer grate at her car May 1.

According to the Cudahy police report:

The 20-year-old Cudahy man and his girlfriend were allegedly driving in the woman's car when an argument became violent just past midnight May 1 near the 3500 block of East Barnard Avenue.

The man allegedly choked her, left the car, then smashed windows and threw a sewer grate at the car, which tore off the front bumper.

Police said the incident "caused a huge disturbance and woke numerous residents."

Man says referee punched him during soccer game

May 14, 2014 7:51 a.m. | A man reported that a referee punched him during a soccer game at the Milwaukee County Indoor Sports Complex on May 10.

According to the Franklin police report:

The man called police and said a referee punched him during a game at the complex, 6000 W. Ryan Road, about 2:15 p.m. May 10.

The responding officer interviewed the caller and several other witnesses, and they said the referee had pushed the coach of the soccer team and struck the caller in the chest with a closed fist.

No other information was released as part of the police report.

Falcon eggs may hatch live on webcam this week at We Energies power plant

May 08, 2014 4:09 p.m. | Oak Creek -- Four falcon eggs may hatch in front of We Energies' live webcam this week at its Oak Creek power plant. Residents are encouraged to watch and follow the hatchlings from their home computer.

We Energies installed live cameras three years ago and turns them on every spring during nesting season, when endangered peregrine falcons nest at the plant's nesting boxes.

There are currently 23 eggs at all six We Energies nesting sites. "We've had 191 chicks produced at We Energies facilities. By the end of this nesting season if mother nature cooperates, we should break the 200 mark," said Cathy Schulze, spokesperson.

Once the chicks are born, mother and father peregrine falcons will be present continuously to feed and protect their young. At three weeks, We Energies' peregrine manager, Greg Septon will tag the young to track the peregrine's population and migration patterns.

Southridge willing to talk bus stop alternatives with county

May 07, 2014 2:27 p.m. | Southridge Mall officials Wednesday agreed to discuss a compromise with county officials over the controversial decision in November to move a bus stop 1,000 feet away from a store entrance.

That shift prompted protests and a threatened mall boycott from advocates for elderly and disabled bus riders. They said the path from the bus stop near S. 74th St. and W. Edgerton Ave. to the closest mall entrance was hazardous and difficult to maneuver, particularly in winter.

The olive branch was offered just as a proposed county ordinance change was slated to come up for consideration. It would allow disorderly conduct citations to be issued against Southridge if it tried to interfere with where bus passengers are picked up and dropped off.

Mall general manager Mary Mokwa told county supervisors Wednesday she wanted to work with them to reach common ground on the issue, after the County Board's Transportation, Public Works & Transit Committee voted 7-0 to delay action on the disorderly conduct legislation.

Mokwa and other Southridge officials have said little publicly about the complaints and until now have refused to talk about making any change.

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Right lane of Highway 100 reopens at I-94 in Oak Creek

May 06, 2014 11:11 a.m. | The right lane of southbound Highway 100 at I-94 in Oak Creek has reopened after a crash closed the lane for about a half hour.

Locals have until end of May to examine or claim historical documents from St. Joseph's, Holy Family and St. Frederick

May 05, 2014 4:55 p.m. | A collection of historical documents including marriage licenses, sacramental certificates, death notices, and others will be available to the public until May 31 at Nativity of the Lord Parish's offices at 4611 S Kirkwood Avenue in Cudahy.

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee does not require the church to keep the documents since they are contained within written registries, and they are being offered to the public as a courtesy.

Anyone interested in the documents may contact Mary at Nativity of the Lord Parish between 1-3 p.m. on Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 1-3:30 p.m. Arrangements may be made by calling (414) 744-6622 during those same hours.

Man warned about soliciting prostitutes after being threatened via texts

May 02, 2014 12:02 p.m. | A man was warned about soliciting prostitutes after he called 911 to report he was being threatened April 22.

According to the Oak Creek police report:

The man called 911 about 11:10 p.m. April 22 to report he was being threatened by a "masseuse" while at Mainstay Suites, 1001 W. College Ave.

He initially told police he contacted a female because he wanted a massage, but when he realized she was a prostitute, he discontinued contact. He said she then began to threaten him via text messaging.

After police questioned him, he told them he contacted the woman, "Heather," for prostitution after finding her on backpage.com, and he made a deal with her for $160.

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Two arrested after police hear man discussing oral sex with woman

May 01, 2014 12:36 p.m. | Police arrested a man and woman in connection to an escort license violation after they heard the two discussing oral sex April 29.

According to the Oak Creek police report:

Police were doing a knock and talk at La Quinta, 7141 S. 13th St., at about 12:20 a.m. April 29. They heard the man and woman discussing oral sex inside a room.

The man and woman admitted they met through her ad for sexual acts and erotic body massages on backpage.com, and that the man paid her $100 for oral sex.

The man was arrested and cited for possession of marijuana and the woman was arrested and cited for prostitution/escort license violation.

Community Watch

» Man arrested after throwing glass in his girlfriend's face 5/30

» DOT to hold meeting on remake of S. 27th St. 5/29

» Woman robbed, vehicle stolen at Franklin Walmart 5/29

» Oak Creek man dead after freak accident in parking lot 5/28

» A star is reborn: Restoration of landmark Avalon Theater in full swing 5/28

» Franklin police seeking males in armed home invasion 5/28

» Joe Koch takes over Greenfield head football coaching position 5/27

» Chick-fil-A construction progresses in Brookfield, Greendale 5/27

» Resident says elderly women screamed profanities at her children 5/27

» Woman bitten after feeding feral cats in Oak Creek 5/22

» Police warn man, 59, after he asked 14-year-old girl out for coffee 5/21

» Man arrested after spitting at driver, damaging store's automatic entrance 5/19

» Howell Ave. resurfacing to begin Monday 5/16

» Man cited for battery after striking man in face with skateboard 5/16

» Man cited for battery after argument with his girlfriend turns violent 5/15

» Man says referee punched him during soccer game 5/14

» Falcon eggs may hatch live on webcam this week at We Energies power plant 5/8

» Southridge willing to talk bus stop alternatives with county 5/7

» Right lane of Highway 100 reopens at I-94 in Oak Creek Updated:  5/6

» Locals have until end of May to examine or claim historical documents from St. Joseph's, Holy Family and St. Frederick 5/5

» Man warned about soliciting prostitutes after being threatened via texts 5/2

» Two arrested after police hear man discussing oral sex with woman 5/1

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