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Right lane of northbound Highway 100 reopens in West Allis

Aug. 29, 2013 12:03 p.m. | Crews have reopened the right lane of northbound Highway 100 in West Allis after a crash closed it at W. Lincoln Ave. four about 40 minutes.

Thursday should be the most comfortable day of the week with highs in the upper 70s along the water and lower 80s inland and less humid than other days this week, according to Today's TMJ4.

The state DOT has reported no major traffic problems currently on southeast Wisconsin highways.

The Journal Sentinel's mobile traffic report can be downloaded onto all kinds of smartphones by going to your phone's browser, typing in the web address mjstraffic.com and adding the icon to your phone's home screen. You can also access this chart through your desktop at jsonline.com/traffic.

Milwaukee says goodbye to Chill on the Hill for 2013

Aug. 28, 2013 9:08 a.m. | Humboldt Park in Bay View showcased the last Chill on the Hill concert for 2013.

Global musical sounds from Spanglish entertained the crowd.

And photos, videos and tweets filled the social media sphere as musicgoers shared their experiences. Read our social media story of the last 2013 edition of Chill on the Hill.

Police seek info on Subway robber in Greenfield

Aug. 27, 2013 9:37 p.m. | Greenfield police are seeking a man who robbed a Subway restaurant the evening of Aug. 21.

According to the police report:

An unidentified man entered Subway, 4166 S. 108th St., at about 8:40 p.m., turned off the lights and demanded money. The man stated he had a gun but never displayed a weapon.

He fled after receiving an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register, but it was unknown what direction he was traveling or if he had a vehicle.

The man is described as white and about 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a ski mask and baggy clothing consisting of a gray zip-up fleece jacket, dark-colored pants and tennis shoes.

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Emerald ash borer becomes unwelcome guest in West Allis

Aug. 27, 2013 12:54 p.m. | The highly destructive emerald ash borer now resides in West Allis.

The first confirmed sighting in the city of the ash-tree killing beetles was within the Wisconsin State Fair grounds off 84th Street and Greenfield Avenue. Two ash trees were found to be heavily infested in the DNR section.

The Department of Natural Resources confirmed the local presence of the emerald ash borer last week. A full inspection of the DNR park will take place next week and a decision will be made as to the fate of the ash trees.

The emerald ash borer has killed millions of trees in other states on a par with the Dutch elm disease of the 1960s and 1970s that wiped out nearly all American elms.

Ash trees can be treated for the emerald ash borer, but treatment is expensive and not effective for trees where the borer is far down the trunk as is the case with the two trees that were found to be infected, said Kim Sebastian, regional urban forestry coordinator.

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Arrowhead remains atop NOW/Lake Country football poll

Aug. 27, 2013 9:07 a.m. | Defending WIAA Division 1 football champion Arrowhead (1-0) has been a fixture at the top of the MyCommunityNOW/Lake Country suburban football poll for more than a season.

The Warhawks retain their top spot in the rankings this week after 42-7 victory over Kenosha Bradford in the opening game of the season.

Arrowhead's next game is a non-conference matchup at defending Division 2 state champion Homestead this Friday. The Highlanders are fifth in the suburban poll.

Franklin defeated Hamilton, 44-16, in its opening game and is currently second in the suburban football poll.

You can see the rest of the top-ranked teams, a playoff forecast for area squads, Coach's Confidential, standings, photo of the week and more at MyCommunityNOW/Lake Country Push for the Playoffs page.

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