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Drilling's Panther Pub & Eatery open in Greendale

Aug. 16, 2013 7:21 a.m. | Named for the local high school’s teams and lined with vintage team photos, Drilling’s Panther Pub & Eatery has opened at 5651 Broad St. in Greendale.

The restaurant and pub, which bills itself as family-friendly, is owned by Greendale resident Mike Drilling. 

The menu lists appetizers like beer cheese fondue ($7). Sandwiches include bourbon-braised chicken ($11), and there are a half-dozen burgers ($6 to $12) and entrée salads and macaroni and cheese ($7 to $10). On Fridays, the fish fry ($11) is beer-battered cod with crab fritters and house slaw.

Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight daily, with the kitchen open until 10 p.m.

To contact: (414) 423-5800; .

Man threatens cops, says he will 'shoot up Cudahy like it's a Sikh temple'

Aug. 15, 2013 10:42 a.m. | A South Milwaukee man was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting an officer after threatening police officers and saying he would "shoot up Cudahy."

According to the Cudahy police report:

The 32-year-old man was in the 4800 block of South Packard Avenue in the evening hours Aug. 10 when he confronted an 18-year-old Cudahy woman and a 55-year-old Cudahy woman walking a dog, eventually grabbing the younger woman and attempting to pull her toward him.

When police arrived, the man claimed that a group of men had stolen his laptop computer, despite the laptop being in a bag over his shoulder. He then threatened the officers.

After the man was taken to the station, police noticed a bulge in the man's sock and found a bag containing marijuana.

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Milwaukeeans Chill on the Hill with Irish sounds

Aug. 14, 2013 9:00 a.m. | Humboldt Park in Bay View was filled with Irish sounds from McTavish and the Kinsella Academy of Irish Dance on Aug. 13 in the latest Chill on the Hill concert.

And photos, videos and tweets filled the social media sphere as musicgoers shared their experiences. Read our social media story of last night's Chill on the Hill.

Kurtz Road closes to through traffic

Aug. 13, 2013 2:48 p.m. | Hales Corners — Kurtz Road will be closed to through-traffic at a point just north of Janesville Road through Saturday.

Crews are installing a culvert under the road as part of the Kurtz Road Reconstruction project that began July 25 and is slated to end Oct. 15. The project will cost $800,000.

Sunnyslope Road in New Berlin and 116th Street in Hales Corners are being suggested as alternative routes.

Kurtz Road will be reconstructed from Grange Avenue to Janesville Road, and the sewer system updated

Michael Martin, Director of Public Works for Hales Corners said, "We're very thankful to the residents that are affected by this. No road construction is neat and tidy. They're noisy, they're dusty and they're messy, but come October, we'll have a beautiful, completed road."

Greendale police seek man who robbed PNC Bank at gunpoint

Aug. 13, 2013 2:17 p.m. | Greendale — Police are investigating an armed robbery at PNC Bank, 5499 S. 76th St., the morning of Aug. 6.

According to the Greendale police report:

An unidentified man entered the branch of PNC Bank at 11:27 a.m. Aug. 6, displayed a handgun and demanded money from a bank employee.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the man left the bank on foot. He was last seen running west toward several apartment buildings.

He is described as a 5-foot-tall white or Hispanic male who wore a black bandanna to cover his face. He was wearing a red and black Milwaukee Brewers baseball hat with a white "M" on the front, long black pants and a black shirt. He placed the stolen money into a black bag with yellow drawstrings that he was carrying on his back.

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Goodwill to move headquarters to Greendale as Reader's Digest relocates

Aug. 12, 2013 7:00 a.m. | Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin plans to move its headquarters from Milwaukee's far northwest side to Greendale.

The nonprofit group has proposed moving those offices, and a worker training center, to a building now owned by a subsidiary of Reader’s Digest Association Inc. The 164,800-square-foot building is at 5400 S. 60th St.

That's according to a new proposal filed with the Greendale Plan Commission, which is to consider Goodwill's special use application at a Wednesday meeting.

Goodwill expects around 500 employees to work at the building, the filing said. Its facility would not include a Goodwill store or donation drop-off, said Pat Boelter, the group's chief marketing officer.

White Plains, N.Y.-based Reader's Digest emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy on July 31, which allowed the company to enter into negotiations on selling the building, Boelter said. A Reader's Digest executive said the company is looking for a new Milwaukee office location.

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