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Bicyclist, 15, dies from New Berlin accident

May 19, 2013 9:42 p.m. | A 15-year-old bicyclist struck Saturday afternoon by a vehicle in New Berlin has died, police said.

The Greenfield girl was crossing Sunny Slope Road from the New Berlin Recreation Trail when she was struck by a sport utility vehicle heading south around 4:30 p.m. She was taken to Froedtert Hospital, where she died Sunday.

The girl's name was not released.

Speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash, New Berlin police said.

Man in custody for questioning in death of woman in West Allis

May 18, 2013 4:08 p.m. | West Allis police said Saturday that a man remains in custody for questioning as they investigate the death of a 63-year-old woman found dead in the hallway of her apartment building Friday.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office continues working with detectives and will determine the cause and manner of death at the conclusion of their investigation, West Allis Police Chief Charles Padgett said in a statement Saturday.

The 63-year-old woman lived in the building in the 7400 block of W. Washington St., where she was found shortly after 1:30 p.m., police said Friday.

WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) reported that the apartment complex is for people with mental health issues.

Padgett also announced that a Chicago man, Henry Davis Jr., 27, has been charged with two bank robberies and a liquor store holdup in the city in April and May.

Cheap I-94 route expensive for West Allis, officials say

May 17, 2013 11:36 a.m. | West Allis officials are encouraging business owners and residents to the third set of open house public meetings on Interstate 94 options that could have a crucial affect on the city.

Officials want the on- and off-ramps at 70th/68th streets and at 60th/Hawley Road preserved as they are now partly so that businesses won't be harmed and partly because of fears that West Allis residents will be stuck in backups getting onto the freeway at rush hours.

The open houses will be held next week by the state Department of Transportation.

While most of the I-94 alternatives being considered do include restoring the existing I-94 ramps at 70th/68th and 60th/Hawley, the cheapest alternative does not include all of these ramps. City officials hope to encourage the DOT not to choose the cheapest alternative.

The first open house will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wisconsin State Fair Park's Tommy Thompson Youth Center, gate 5, at 640 S. 84th St. The second open house will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Marquette University High School, 3401 W. Wisconsin Ave.

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Groundbreaking set for Greenfield Farmers Market

May 17, 2013 10:04 a.m. | A ceremonial groundbreaking will be held for the Greenfield Farmers Market at 4:30 p.m. May 23 in Konkel Park, 5151 W. Layton Ave., where the market will be held.

Actually, the groundbreaking will not be for any structure, but for the path that will be created to lead to the market. Because the path also will serve the Dan Jansen Family Fun Fest, the festival board has been part of the celebration planning.

Path construction is to begin immediately after Jansen Fest on Memorial Day weekend, May 24 to 26, at Konkel Park. Weather and construction permitting the path should be ready for the market's opening day, June 23..

The Greenfield Farmers Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 27 offering a variety of products including fresh produce,

salsas and sauces, natural soaps, dressings, bakery and baked goods.

New Greenfield Farmers Market seeks helping hands

May 16, 2013 5:20 p.m. | With the launch of a farmers market in Greenfield a little more than a month away, the Planning Committee is encouraging people to volunteer to help make the market a success.

Volunteer positions may include Farmers Market ambassadors during market hours, photographers and promoters.

A volunteer interest and feedback meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Greenfield City Hall, 7325 W. Forest Home Ave., room 204, for those who might want to volunteer at or learn more about the farmers market.

The meeting will provide an update on market logistics and promotion plan, provide volunteer opportunities and allow time for feedback and discussion.

Those interested in attending, should email farmersmarket@greenfieldwi.us.

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Greenfield police arrest man in Petco store robbery

May 14, 2013 7:06 a.m. | Greenfield police have arrested a 36-year-old man who is accused of trying to rob a Petco store on S. 76th St. Monday night, reports WTMJ-TV (Channel 4).

The robbery occurred about 9 p.m. Monday. Employees were tied up, but one was able to call police, the station reports.

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