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June 25, 2013 9:03 a.m. | Subscribe to the MyCommunityNOW Suburban Roundup newsletter to get news delivered to you weekly and for your chance to win a pair of Summerfest tickets.

Head to the Journal Interactive Network newsletters page and sign up to receive the Suburban News Roundup newsletter, which is distributed on Thursday mornings. In this week's edition, there will be a item telling subscribers how they can enter a sweepstakes for Summerfest tickets.

Five winners will be announced via email on Friday, June 28.

Milwaukeeans Chill on the Hill with social media

June 19, 2013 8:07 a.m. | Bluegrass music filled Humboldt Park last night in Bay View's latest Chill on the Hill concert.

But 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, which featured Pay the Devil / The Best Westerns.

West Allis man who was shot by police is charged

June 12, 2013 1:40 p.m. | The West Allis man shot by police after he allegedly brandished a gun at officers and pointed it at his girlfriend was charged Wednesday with multiple offenses.

The charges against Michael D. Seifert, 51, include recklessly endangering safety, failure to comply with an officer's attempt to take a person into custody, domestic abuse and disorderly conduct.

According to a criminal complaint:

Seifert and his live-in girlfriend of 12 years began quarreling at their residence in the 1700 block of S. 70th St. about 1 a.m. Saturday.

Seifert armed himself with a shotgun and demanded that his girlfriend leave before slapping her in the face. His girlfriend left but returned a short time later to find Seifert still armed.

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Motel guest arrested after knife incident in Greenfield

June 12, 2013 12:04 p.m. | A 65-year-old man is facing a felony charge of second-degree recklessly endangering safety after he allegedly became intoxicated, accused local motel managers of being "terrorists" and threatened them with a steak knife.

Martin B. Shapiro, whose address was listed as Bayside on court documents but who reportedly had been staying at the Hideaway Inn in Greenfield, was formally charged June 3 in Milwaukee County District Court for an incident that occurred on May 30.

According to the police report:

At about 9:15 p.m., dispatch received a 911 call from a screaming woman who stated that a man just threatened her with a knife at motel, 5105 S. 27th St. The woman asked for police to come quickly because the man with the knife was out in the parking lot with her husband and she feared for his life.

An officer arrived at the motel within less than a minute and observed a man running through the parking lot towards Edgerton Avenue, with another man running about 10 feet behind him holding a steak knife in his hand. The officer recognized the assailant as a resident of the inn due to previous complaint calls from earlier that day.

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Greenfield pet store robbery suspect could face federal charges

June 12, 2013 11:45 a.m. | The U.S. Attorney's Office is seeking federal charges against a Milwaukee man who was arrested for armed robbery at a local pet store last month.

According to a Greenfield police report:

The man was arrested after he entered Petco, 4950 S. 76th St., pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded money shortly after the business closed for the day May 13.

The suspect then pushed the employee into a front office, where the store manager was counting money, forced both the employee and manager to the floor, then threatened and kicked them several times before binding their hands and feet with zip ties.

While the robbery was in progress, another employee ran to the back receiving area of the store and dialed 911. As a result, Greenfield police were waiting for the suspect as he fled the store with a bag containing an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Graduation in the suburbs photo gallery now online

June 10, 2013 10:32 a.m. | It's not all pomp and circumstance, but that might be how it felt for suburban high school graduates this weekend.

Students from Nicolet, Germantown, New Berlin and more crossed across stages around the suburban Milwaukee area signifying their high school success. You can view photos of those proud graduates in our photo gallery.

2013 WIAA State Track and Field photo gallery updated

June 02, 2013 10:47 a.m. | has just updated its photo gallery of the 2013 WIAA State Track & Field Meet in La Crosse with more images from Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The Brookfield East boys team captured its third consecutive Division 1 title, edging Green Bay Preble, 51-50. Shorewood won the Division 2 boys title and Saint Mary's Springs the D3 title. Kenosha Tremper, East Troy and Edgar won the girls titles.

Results from this year's meet are available at the WIAA State Meet official results page.

You can see a photo gallery of the 2012 state track and field meet here.

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