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Read social media story of Whitnall at Greenfield football game

Sept. 07, 2013 10:19 a.m. | The Whitnall Falcons and Greenfield Hustlin' Hawks football teams met last night during Week 3 of the WIAA prep football season for an intense rivalry game.

And, as always, fans and reporters were on Twitter and other social networks. Read the MyCommunityNOW Storify social media story of the game.

 

You can also see photos of the Hamilton vs. Franklin football game in a photo gallery by NOW's Peter Zuzga.

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Falls snaps out of early funk to down Hale

Sept. 06, 2013 11:54 p.m. | The Menomonee Falls football team overcame a slow, skittish start Friday night to eventually trounce host West Allis Hale, 49-20, in the Greater Metro opener for both sides.

The Huskies looked sharp early, scoring on their second play just 29 seconds into the first quarter on junior quarterback Joe Jo Breznik's 54-yard keeper.

The Indians (3-0) responded with a 50-yard kickoff return from senior running back Christian Almonte, who also opened the drive from the 35-yard line with a 15-yard run.

"He's a special athlete," Menomonee Falls head coach John Baker said. "He's a dynamic kid who does a lot of things for us."

Hale blocked the extra point, the first of several miscues on special teams that marred the first half for Falls. On two occasions, the Indians forced punts only to have one of their own unknowingly touch the ball and surrender possession. The second was missed by the officials, but on the first, the Indians' defense forced a three-and-out. On a separate drive, the Indians forced another punt from deep inside Hale's territory, but a roughing the kicker penalty gave the Huskies a fresh set of downs. Baker was blunt about the mistakes.

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Greenfield retail building sells for $4.35 million

Sept. 06, 2013 7:00 a.m. | A 55,000-square-foot retail building in Greenfield has been sold for $4.35 million.

The building, at 4771 S. 27th St., is the new home of Ashley Furniture, which moved there this summer from its former Franklin location. The building was previously used by Value City Furniture.

It was sold by GRP Greenfield LLC, an affiliate of Chicago-based Bonnie Investment Group, to 4771 S. 27th Greenfield LLC, an affiliate of Arcadia-based Ashley Furniture Industries Inc., according to documents filed with the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds.

By the way, I'm writing about the proposed expansion of the S. 27th St. business improvement district from Milwaukee and Greenfield to Oak Creek and Franklin. The story is to run this Sunday, and it mentions Ashley's relocation as one of several investments that have occurred on 27th St. since the district was created in 2009.

Birthday bash gets nasty when gun falls to ground during assault

Sept. 04, 2013 9:01 a.m. | Two people were arrested after police received a report that a man armed with a handgun assaulted a woman at a birthday party in Greenfield on Aug. 22.

According to the police report, which was released today:

A group of people were gathered for a birthday celebration outside an apartment building in the 2800 block of West Bridge Street when the ex-boyfriend of one of the partygoers walked up to a woman and started punching her in the face and chest. The suspect was apparently upset with the woman because she was dating his ex-girlfriend.

When several people attempted to pull the suspect off the victim, a handgun fell out of a holster the victim had on his waistband. A woman who was familiar with both the suspect and the victim grabbed the gun before the suspect could pick it up, and fled the scene in a green Ford Expedition.

Officers responding to the scene located the suspect and another man near a grocery store on South 27th Street and West Ramsey Avenue, where the suspect, a 28-year-old Milwaukee man, was taken into custody. When police found the empty holster on the suspect, he denied having a gun in his possession that evening, but did state that he had conceal carry permit.

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