The results of a parent survey show that their desires apparently conflict with the Whitnall School District's new plan for letting elementary children out of school early some days and having secondary students start late some days so that teachers have time to collaborate.
The results, presented Monday night to the Whitnall School Board, indicated that parents heavily favor having half days off of school for all children occasionally. The current plan is to let elementary children out early once a week and have secondary students come to school later twice a month.
But because of parents' objections to that plan which the School Board approved in January, the board last month decided to take a survey. The board will take the matter up at a future meeting. The plan as approved, however, is slated to go into effect this fall.
A man called police to report he was run over by a driver near 76th Street and Layton Avenue about 1:55 p.m. Feb. 27.
According to the Greenfield police report:
The man called police to report he was run over by a driver near Red Lobster on 76th Street and Layton Avenue at about 1:55 p.m. Feb. 27.
The man said he had to walk around a black truck that was parked over the sidewalk, and some angry words were exchanged between him and the driver before the driver ran over him.
The man said he then started walking toward the bus stop when the truck drove past him and the female passenger threw snow at him. The vehicle was last seen traveling northbound on 76th Street.» Read Full Article
A Greenfield resident called police to report her son was assaulted by a neighbor with a broom and the neighbor flagged down police car at about 2:25 p.m. March 2.
According to the Greenfield police report:
A resident in the 5600 block of South 43rd Street called police and said her neighbor struck her son with a broom and got snow inside of his truck.
The neighbor left before police arrived at the residence, but flagged down an officer on 43rd Street and Layton Avenue, and he claimed that the caller's son threw a can at him and assaulted him with a broom.
Police determined these complaints were part of an ongoing neighbor dispute, and the root of this particular problem seemed to be a snow fence between the two properties. Both the caller's son and the neighbor were given the option of both being arrested for disorderly conduct or dropping their complaints against each other.» Read Full Article
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A Greenfield man who was refused the purchase of a gun over a 14-year-old disorderly conduct conviction has challenged whether it meets the federal definition of a domestic violence offense.
Carmelo Terranova, 68, tried to buy a gun from a licensed dealer in April, and was rejected on the grounds that his 2000 conviction prohibited him from ever having a gun. His application for a permit to carry a concealed weapon was also rejected.
The state Department of Justice affirmed the denial in August, and in September Terranova petitioned a Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge to review the agency's decision.
Last week, the state Court of Appeals ruled against Robert W. Evans, another man who raised a similar challenge after he was denied a permit to carry a concealed weapon, and the opinion may now control the outcome of Terranova's claim.
Congress in 1996 banned people convicted of domestic violence from possessing guns, and some gun rights advocates have challenged the reach of the so-called Lautenberg Amendment ever since. It defines domestic violence as any misdemeanor that includes as an element the use or threat of force.» Read Full Article
Everyone in the West Allis Central Fieldhouse knew Kevon Looney would be taking the final shot.
The UCLA recruit had already scored a season-high 44 points, and most in the gym probably thought Looney was going to make the long-range 3-point field goal to propel the Milwaukee Hamilton Wildcats to a victory over the host Bulldogs in a WIAA Division 1 regional title game on Saturday night.
Ultimately the shot did swish through the net as time expired, but not before it bounced off the back of the rim, bounded high up into the air, and caromed off a bracket that holds the backboard — an area considered out of bounds.
Thus, instead of kicking themselves for squandering a 16-point second-half lead, the Bulldogs celebrated an 84-82 victory while improving to 20-4 during what has been a memorable season.
"He's a great, great player, probably one of the best of all time to come out of Wisconsin," Bulldogs head coach David Mlachnik said of Looney. "I was scared when he released it. It looked on. I was hoping and praying it wouldn't go down because the kids worked their tails off tonight, and they have all season."» Read Full Article
The shot wasn't supposed to go to senior Oak Creek guard Alex Medenwaldt.
"The play was designed for a drive and kick to Harrison (Cleary)," said Medenwaldt, "but they had that covered so I took it."
That particular shot came just moments after the host Greenfield boys basketball team had missed what could have been a clinching front-end of a bonus situation with about four seconds left in a WIAA regional quarterfinal game Tuesday night.
Medenwaldt went up the court as fast as he could and released the desperation 3-point shot from the right wing, and it swished at the buzzer, knotting the score at 40-all.
"It was a long shot," said Medenwaldt, "but my teammates gave me the confidence that I could hit it. I'm just glad they gave me that shot."» Read Full Article
Seven late-arriving absentee ballots have been counted, but the outcome remained the same in the Feb. 18 primary race for West Allis 5th District alderman, in which Kevin Haass and Gerald Matter advanced to April's general election.
Haass was still the top vote-getter — not surprising, given his 29-vote margin before the last of the absentee ballots were counted Friday.
But of more interest was the result between the second- and third-place finishers, Matter and Wayne Clark, who were only separated, coincidentally, by seven votes when unofficial vote totals were announced late on Feb. 18.
However, in the end, each of those two candidates gained three votes in the final seven absentee ballots counted. (Roy Beaudry gained one vote.)
The final tally was 146 votes for Haass, 120 for Matter, 113 for Clark, 66 for Jim Blask, 41 for Diane Brandt and 32 for Beaudry.» Read Full Article
A candidate forum for all four Whitnall School Board candidates will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 11 in the School Board meeting room, 5000 S. 116th St., Greenfield.
The Edgerton Elementary School PTO is facilitating the forum, to which candidates Jonathan Cagle, Michael Clarizio, Jon Jones and incumbent Nancy Zaborowski have been invited.
Each candidate will give an introduction and share why they are running. After that, candidates will respond to written questions from the audience. If time allows, questions submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org will be addressed.
The four candidates will vie for three seats in the April 1 spring election.
More information is available from David Cotey, communications coordinator, at email@example.com or (414) 458-0592.
Riley LaChance tied Brookfield Central's singlegame conference scoring record, scoring 44 points in a 81-53 victory over West Allis Central on Thursday at Brookfield Central.
The Lancers finished 14-0 in the Greater Metro Conference and 22-0 overall, by defeating the second-place Bulldogs(11-3, 18-4) for the second time in six days, this time without all-star Elijah Goodman, who sat out with a bad back.
The Lancers led 25-21 after one quarter and 36-31 at halftime, as LaChance had 16 of his 44 points at intermission. He tied the Lancers single game conference mark set by Charlie Jack in 1965.
The Lancers blew the game open and took a 57-42 advantage after a 21-11 third quarter.
Ron Turkvan and Juquan Martin led WAC with 16 points, while LaChance had 44 points on 5 3-pointers and 9-for-11 from the free throw line. Brad Newman added 19, including 8-for-8 from the FT line.» Read Full Article
It looks like a skate park will become a reality in West Allis.
The Common Council on Tuesday approved a $409,998 construction contract to New Berlin-based Western Contractors Inc. for the facility, to be located in Radtke Park at 84th Street and National Avenue.
The skateboarding park is being paid for with federal Community Development Block Grant dollars with a private donation. Construction is expected to begin in spring with completion in late summer or fall.
The park plan was delayed a year because bids came in dramatically higher — the low bid was $651,175 — than the $300,000 the Common Council expected when it approved the skate park in January 2013.
Officials said when those high bids arrived August, the timing was wrong to get the best prices. So, all the bids were rejected in favor of trying again this year.
Stacie Napoli had rituals for every ultrasound she underwent. She held a St. Anthony medal given to her by her mother, prayed to St. Gerard and held a holy card from her grandfather's funeral.
"You've never found anyone who wanted children as much as she did," said her mother, Kerri Livermore.
Napoli, who served in Iraq and was a 17-year veteran of the West Allis Police Department, died Monday just moments after giving birth to twins.
As word spread, the department was inundated with condolences and offers of support. A special fund to help the family had already raised more than $20,000 by Tuesday evening. Many donors had never met Napoli, but were heartbroken.
Napoli, 39, died of a pulmonary embolism — a sudden blockage of a major blood vessel in the lungs, usually by a blood clot — after giving birth by Caesarean section at West Allis Memorial Hospital, according to a medical examiner's report.» Read Full Article
Christopher J. Rademacher stole $8,900 cash from a safe in his uncle's home in the Town of Norway in August 2012, the article said. He spent the money on heroin in two weeks.
The prosecutor, Racine County Assistant District Attorney Noah Wishau called him a poster child of drug addiction, according to the Times.
Brookfield Central whipped West Allis Central, 88-59, on Saturday and clinched at least a tie for the Greater Metro Conference Championship.
The Lancers (20-0, 12-0) lead the Bulldogs (17-3, 10-2) by two games with games left to play.
Brookfield plays at Menomonee Falls (11-9, 7-5) on Tuesday and then hosts West Allis Central in a rematch next Thursday to close out the regular season. The Bulldogs host MUHS on Tuesday (7-12, 3-8) before meeting Brook Central.
Brad Newman was the big story on Saturday, as he scored 26 points, 13 in each half. Riley LaChance had 23 points, Elijah Goodman had 18 points and 16 rebounds and Caleb Mortag had 15 points.
WAC, Ron Turkvan had 14, Jaquan Martin had 13 and Brandon Key had 11.» Read Full Article
Greenfield police warned a man Feb. 8 after an employee at Kim's Thai Restaurant called to report that the man had called the restaurant 26 times.
According to the Greenfield police report:
An employee at the restaurant, 5455 S. 27th St., called police at 7:50 p.m. Feb. 8 to report the man, who continued to call to order food delivery even after management told the man not to call the restaurant. The restaurant apparently could not deliver food at the time the man called because they no longer had a driver, but the man continued to call regardless.
He also told police he was upset because "they don't speak English there" and was uncooperative to police over the phone. He was advised by police that he would be arrested for harassment if he called the restaurant again.
West Allis resident Aron Arvel, 26, a former Milwaukee County jailer, faces charges in connection with illegally photographing a female co-worker partially nude and another changing clothes.
Both incidents occurreed in a women's locker room in the Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility, 949 N. 9th St.
Another charge stems from secretly trying to photograph up a co-worker's skirt in the nearby MATC parking structure.
He was charged by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office with a total of six counts.
According to the criminal complaint, Arvelo admitted buying the camera in February 2013, to putting it in the women's locker room to record them undressing and using his key card to access the locker room. The complaint says that he also admitted putting the camera in the MATC parking structure.