A Milwaukee man told police he stole about $15,000 from area auto parts stores over the last year to support a newborn child, according to a town of Brookfield police report.
Also in the report:
The 31-year-old man told police he took between $2,500 and $3,000 from the cash register of Advance Auto Parts, 18795 W. Bluemound Road, while he worked there in recent months.
He had entered false returns into the cash register and taken the change.
On six or seven occasions, the man told officers, he put a $20 bill into the cash register in an effort to pay the money back.» Read Full Article
public financing from the Town of Brookfield.Ten new stores and restaurants have been announced for The Corners, the Von Maur-anchored retail project that won approval Tuesday night for
The list, announced Wednesday by project developer Marcus Corp., includes retailers that are opening their first Milwaukee-area locations. They are:
Arhaus Furniture, a Walton Hill, Ohio-based chain with 40 locations. This will be its first Wisconsin store.
Brio Tuscan Grille, an Italian restaurant chain, based in Columbus, Ohio, opening its first location in Wisconsin. The chain is owned by Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Inc., which also operates Bravo Cucina Italiana, a chain that closed its Bayshore Town Center location, in Glendale, this summer, and operates another Bravo Cucina at Brookfield Square Mall.
Café Benelux, operated by Milwaukee-based Lowlands Group, which first opened in the Historic Third Ward in spring 2011.This will be the restaurant group’s first Waukesha County location.» Read Full Article
The Town of Brookfield will spend around $38 million to help finance a $176 million retail development anchored by a Von Maur department store, under a proposal approved Tuesday night.
The Town Board voted unanimously to provide public financing for The Corners, which will have stores, restaurants and apartments north of I-94 and east of Barker Road.
With the vote, demolition of an empty theater and other vacant buildings at the site is to begin in early 2014, followed by construction of The Corners. Von Maur and the other retailers, which haven't yet been named publicly, are to open by November 2015.
The Corners is being developed by Milwaukee-based Marcus Corp., which owns the former cinema and other property at the site; CarVal Investors LLC, an independent subsidiary of Minneapolis-based food conglomerate Cargill Inc., and Chicago-based real estate investment company M&J Wilkow.
The town's money is being provided through a tax incremental financing district at the project site. New property taxes from The Corners will pay back those funds within an estimated 20 years. After the town's debt is paid, the property taxes go to the town, the Waukesha School District and other local governments.» Read Full Article
Crews have cleared a crash that closed the left lane of eastbound Interstate 94 at Barker Road in Brookfield.
Brookfield Central's girls basketball team crushed Stevens Point, 60-29, Friday in the BC Thanksgiving Shootout at Central.
Nicole Hinz led the way with 22 points, while Lydia Rohde finished with 16.
Central led 14-4 in the first quarter, as Rohde had seven points and then the Lancers exploded for 21 points in the second quarter as Rohde added six. Hinz had five points in each quarter.
Leading 35-16 at intermission, Central went on a 10-2 run in the third as Hinz scored all 10 points.
2013 WIAA State Boys Volleyball Tournament photo gallery with more images from this weekend's state finals at Wisconsin Lutheran College.We've just updated our
Marquette defeated Germantown, 21-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 15-12, to win the state title.
Marquette earned its spot in the finals with victories over Westosha Central and Brookfield East.
Germantown reached the finals with victories over Middleton and Catholic Memorial. The Warhawks rallied from two-set deficits in both contests.
The youthful Brookfield East boys volleyball team battled back twice, but then just fell short in a wild fifth set and dropped a 3-2 decision to Marquette on Saturday afternoon at the WIAA State Tournament at Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Marquette (23-2) won the first set (25-17), but the Spartans came back to even the score at 1-1 with a second set win (25-23). The Hilltoppers then won the third set (25-20), only to see East rally to even it up at 2-2 (26-24).
Finally, in set five, each team kept fighting off match-point before Marquette finally won, 23-21.
"Whatever you do in life, all you can control is your effort and what you do," East coach Tim Owen said. "I thought our guys put their best shot out there. And if you get beat, you can live with that. I don’t think there were many game fives in state history that went to 23-21."
In a wild finale, Marquette had match-point five times before finally winning the set. The Spartans had match point twice, but couldn't but the Hilltoppers away.» Read Full Article
The only other time the Brookfield East boys volleyball team made it to the WIAA State Tournament in 2000, they were one and done. Not this time.
The Spartans (18-10) swept Kaukauna (30-10), 25-16, 25-19 and 25-23. Their reward? They get to face powerful Marquette (28-2) at noon on Saturday. The Hilltoppers swept Westosha Central (27-11) by scores of 25-11, 25-18 and 25-18 to advance to tomorrow's match.
The Spartans will be facing MUHS for the third time this season, losing 3-0 in the Middleton Invitational and 3-2 in their Greater Metro Conference match.
"This was definitely the most fun we've had all season," said 6-4 junior outside hitter Matt Klassen. "The intense level of this game was the same. They played very well as well."
Junior Graydon Schroeder argreed.» Read Full Article
Whether you think it's coming too early or are embracing it whole-heartedly, snow is here in the Milwaukee area.
And people around the area were sharing their thoughts - and photos - on Twitter, Instagram and more.
Take a look at some of the photos and videos that were shared in the MyCommunityNOW Storify story of the first snowfall of 2013.
MyCommunityNOW/Lake Country Publications suburban football poll on the strength of a 36-3 victory over Germantown in Friday's Level 3 contest.Arrowhead has moved back to the top spot in the
Former No. 1 Homestead lost to Kimberly, 37-7. Undefeated Greendale, a 41-27 winner over Plymouth in Level 3, is second in the poll.
Visit Push for the Playoffs for the rest of the poll, Coaches Confidential, You Make the Call and more.
Pilgrim Park eighth-graders may have been exposed to the whopping cough and parents should be vigilant for symptoms, school officials warned today.
Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a contagious bacterial disease that affects the respiratory tract.
The disease is spread by repeated or extensive contact, such as within a household, classroom or carpool. Symptoms usually appear seven to 20 days of exposure, according to the Wisconsin Division of Public Health.
Although people of all ages can contract pertussis, certain ages are more susceptible to serious illness from it. Infants younger than 1 year are more likely to need hospitalization and are more likely to die from pertussis, according to the state. The disease also is more likely to cause serious illness in pregnant women in their third trimester and people with poor immune systems, chronic lung diseases or neuromuscular diseases.
If anyone exhibits symptoms of pertussis, they should consult a doctor, according to a school memo sent to parents.» Read Full Article
WIAA boys state soccer photo gallery with images from today's Division 4 title game between University School and The Prairie School. USM won, 1-0.We've just updated the MyCommunityNOW
The state soccer photo gallery also features images from Muskego's 1-0 victory over Arrowhead in the Division 1 semifinals; Cedarburg's 2-1 win over Whitefish Bay in the Division 2 semifinals; Notre Dame's 1-0 victory over Pewaukee in the Division 3 semifinals; and University School's 1-0 victory over Sturgeon Bay in the Division 4 semifinals.
could result in a fine of up to $25,000 and as much as 12 1/2 years in prison in connection to the burglary of a Brookfield home in May.A Watertown woman has been charged with a felony that
The Waukesha district attorney's office issued a warrant for her arrest Oct. 15.
Tyler C. Listle, 25, of Watertown, is believed to have broken into the house through a window to steal jewelry May 27, according to the criminal complaint.
The homeowner said she found a footprint below her window, which was missing its frame and screen.
Listle has not yet entered a plea, but according to police reports, Listle told her mom that she had stolen the jewelry.» Read Full Article