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Wind downs Kohl's parking lot light pole, damaging 5 vehicles

Nov. 23, 2012 3:24 p.m. | Wind knocked over a light pole in the parking lot of a West Allis Kohl's Department Store on Friday, damaging five vehicles that were parked there.

Someone was in one of the cars, but nobody was injured, reports the Journal Sentinel's Gitte Laasby, who tweeted from the scene.

The incident happened at about 2 p.m. in the midst of a busy Black Friday shopping day.

The store is at 2601 S. 108th St.

The National Weather Service reports on its website that the wind at Mitchell International Airport just before 2 p.m. was from the northwest at 26 mph, gusting to 35 mph.

See the best fog photos on social media

Nov. 21, 2012 9:05 a.m. | Dense fog clouded Milwaukee and surrounding areas Wednesday morning, and many people took to Twitter, Instagram and other social media services to share photos.

View those photos here.

Woman arrested by Greenfield police for 4th drunken driving charge while out on bail for 3rd

Nov. 20, 2012 1:48 p.m. | A 53-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested on a fourth-offense drunken driving charge while she was out on bail for her third pending drunken driving charge last week.

According to Greenfield police:

Police responded to a call of a reckless driver who struck a fence in the parking lot at Burger King, 4555 W. Forest Home Ave., shortly before 11 a.m. Nov. 14. Although the driver fled before police arrived, officers identified the suspect from a license plate that was left at the scene.

Police found the woman at her residence in the 2400 block of S. 43rd St. in Milwaukee. The woman failed field sobriety tests and admitted drinking vodka before driving to Burger King that morning. Her blood alcohol content was 0.24.

She was arrested for fourth-offense drunken driving and was transported to the hospital for a legal blood draw. When police later discovered the woman was out on bail for a pending drunk driving charge at the time of the incident, she was also arrested for bail jumping.

$68,000 concession stand prompts review in Greenfield

Nov. 20, 2012 12:14 p.m. | The Greenfield School District will investigate how the costs got so high for a new concession stand at Greenfield High School.

Doubts expressed by some Greenfield residents, piled on top of doubts of some Greenfield School Board members, about whether the school district paid too much for the concession stand triggered that decision by the board Monday.

The 12-by-12-foot structure cost $68,000. It was built as part of a massive update of the high school that was paid for with $48.5 million in funds approved in referendums in 2007 and 2008.

School Board President Bruce Bailey said people have told him the cost of the concession stand seems excessive.

The board isn't expecting a refund, but if the process of approving spending was flawed, it needs to be fixed, said board member Cathy Walsh.

Greenfield man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend

Nov. 19, 2012 5:24 p.m. | A Greenfield man pleaded guilty Monday to stabbing his live-in girlfriend in July in a fit of jealous rage.

Christopher Randall Gish, 38, had been charged with first degree intentional homicide for the death of Margaret Litwicki, 37, at their home in Greenfield.

On Monday, he pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of first degree reckless homicide. He faces up to 40 years in prison at his sentencing Jan. 4.

According to the criminal complaint, Gish suspected Litwicki of having an affair and stabbed her. He left in her minivan and later crashed it in the 600 block of College Ave. in an apparent failed suicide attempt. He was found dazed and wandering near Mitchell International Airport a few hours later and made comments that led police back Litwicki's home, where she was found dead.

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