2013 was a big year in suburban news.
Court hearings for Benjamin Sebena, the anniversary of the Sikh temple shooting and more. And you can find photos from those events and more in our 2013 Suburban News Photos of the Year gallery.
Brookfield resident Patrick Collins, 35, was charged with substantial battery after his college friend told police Collins hit him in the face with a heavy bottle of liquor, according to the criminal complaint.
The charge was filed in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Dec. 18. Collins faces up to 31/2 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines if convicted.
According to the complaint:
Police arrived at Collins' home about 5 a.m. Oct. 26. The friend said Collins had just suddenly and inexplicably grabbed him and hit him in the face.
Collins' friend was sent to the hospital, where he was treated for a fractured nose. Asking what happened between police and his friend, Collins asserted, "I'm a CPA, and I know my rights."» Read Full Article
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Radio communications at Waukesha County's communications center went down briefly Tuesday, forcing dispatchers to switch to a backup system.
A dispatch supervisor said she had few details but reported the system was quickly restored after she contacted engineers who keep the radio system running.
In July, the communications center in Waukesha took 911 calls for Milwaukee County when Milwaukee County's communications system went down due to an electrical fire.
Brookfield Central used a fast start to defeat Sussex Hamilton, 70-60, Friday at Central in a battle of last year's co-champions in the Greater Metro Conference.
A large crowd came out to watch a battle between Riley LaChance and Brady Ellingson and weren't disappointed, but the experienced and balanced Lancers made the difference in the end.
Ellingson led all scorers with 26 points, including 7-for-7 from the free throw line. LaChance had 21 points, hitting 6-of-7 from the free throw line.
But big Elijah Goodman scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Brad Newman scored 14 points. They were both 6-of-8 from the free throw line. Central finished with 11 free throws in the final period, as the Chargers had to catch up.
Goodman scored six first quarter points, as Central jumped off to a 12-0 lead when Hamilton coach Andy Cerroni called time out. The Lancers led 17-4 after one period, but from then on the Chargers battled back and made a game of it, actually cutting the lead to 31-28 when Goodman hit a lay-up right before half.» Read Full Article
Brookfield Central’s Jamie Meulemans resigned his position as football coach to spend more time with his family.
Power is out for about 830 We Energies customers near Calhoun Road and Capitol Drive, where a utility pole was struck by a vehicle, the power utility confirmed.
The pole was struck about 11:15 a.m., and the company is working to repair it and the downed power lines, but did not have an estimate of when power would be restored.
Elm Grove police arrested an Oak Creek man Dec. 2 for reportedly taking more than $20,000 of computer equipment from TWP Architecture, 13100 Watertown Plank Road.
Christopher Edwards, charged with burglary to a building, faces up to 12.5 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines if convicted of the felony.
Edwards allegedly broke into TWP Architecture through a basement window between 6 and 7 a.m. Nov. 23 and took several computers and related equipment, Elm Grove Assistant Chief of Police Jason Hennen said.
Hennen said police were able to track down Edwards by tracing the location of the computers by their IP addresses and executing search warrants at two residences.
At one residence in Oak Creek, police found the vehicle that had been seen at the office on security camera footage, as well as much of the stolen property. At another residence in Milwaukee, police found a computer Edwards had sold to the resident, Hennen said.» Read Full Article
Greendale quarterback Josh Ringelberg is quick to credit his teammates, but there was no doubt of the offensive impact the dual-threat junior had this season.
Ringelberg has been voted the NOW All-Suburban Football Player of the Year after throwing for 41 touchdowns and running for 10. He led the Panthers to the Division 3 state finals, where he threw for a record 270 yards, including a record 97-yard toss to Nate Miller.
Ringelberg is joined on the team by Homestead's Dave Keel, the NOW All-Suburban Football Coach of the Year. Keel, a perennial contender for the award, garnered it for the first time after leading the Highlanders to an 11-1 mark despite losing the bulk of his 2012 state title team to graduation.
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.