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2013 Suburban news photos of the year gallery now online

Dec. 30, 2013 8:58 a.m. | 2013 was a big year in suburban news.

Court hearings for Benjamin Sebena, the anniversary of the Sikh temple shooting and more. And you can find photos from those events and more in our 2013 Suburban News Photos of the Year gallery.

Bartolotta restaurant gift cards worth $375 are up for grabs in MyCommunityNOW's Suburban Selfies contest!

Dec. 26, 2013 12:58 p.m. |  

How well do you know the suburbs?

Do you like a good riddle?

How does a $200 splurge at the Bartolotta Restaurant of your choice sound?

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Holz's 100th win highlights Falls' grapplers triumph over WA Central

Dec. 18, 2013 10:08 p.m. | Wrestling up a weight class, wrestler Bill Holz recorded his 100th career win Wednesday night for Menomonee Falls with a technical fall at 126 pounds.

More importantly, Holz, who happily posed with teammates for pictures with a sign commemorating the event, started a five-match win streak for the Indians against always tough West Allis Central, and that keyed a pivotal 40-22 Greater Metro Conference dual meet victory over the always tough Bulldogs.

"This was an important (team) win," he said. "If we'd have lost, we'd have been out of the league race, because aside from (West Allis) Hale, they're the biggest challenge we'll face this year (in GMC duals).

(As far as the weight classes go) It's kind of interesting. We're all taking our turns and moving around a lot."

And that's the way it's going to be most of the season said Falls coach Jim McMahon, as the Indians look to defend their Greater Metro title.

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Rebuffed at store, man with walker uses trash can instead of toilet

Dec. 11, 2013 9:10 a.m. | An employee at Jens Beverage, 4312 W. Howard Ave., called 911 to report an older man had just defecated in the business' parking lot at 6:10 p.m. Dec. 3.

The employee told the police officer an older gentleman with a walker came into the store and asked to use the restroom.

After the employee informed the man that the store does not allow anybody to use their restrooms, the man explained that he could not hold it any longer and asked for some toilet paper.

After the employee refused to give him toilet paper, the man walked outside, defecated in the garbage can, and then left the lot in a car.

Police attempted to make contact with the registered owner of the car but were unsuccessful.

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Greendale's Josh Ringelberg named NOW Football Player of the Year

Dec. 06, 2013 8:04 a.m. | Greendale quarterback Josh Ringelberg is quick to credit his teammates, but there was no doubt of the offensive impact the dual-threat junior had this season.

Ringelberg has been voted the NOW All-Suburban Football Player of the Year after throwing for 41 touchdowns and running for 10. He led the Panthers to the Division 3 state finals, where he threw for a record 270 yards, including a record 97-yard toss to Nate Miller.

Ringelberg is joined on the team by Homestead's Dave Keel, the NOW All-Suburban Football Coach of the Year. Keel, a perennial contender for the award, garnered it for the first time after leading the Highlanders to an 11-1 mark despite losing the bulk of his 2012 state title team to graduation.

2013 NOW All-Suburban Football Team

Follow this link to view the team if you are using a mobile device.

Medical office building sold to Chicago-area investor

Dec. 06, 2013 7:00 a.m. | A 20,000-square-foot medical office building in West Allis has been sold to a Chicago-area investor for $5.6 million, according to state real estate records.

The building, a Columbia St. Mary's clinic at 2323 S. 102nd St., was sold to the David R. Whitmore Trust, based in Libertyville, Ill., by a group led by Milwaukee developer Doug Weas.  

Man tries to scam Greenfield business by claiming to be from We Energies

Dec. 03, 2013 2:39 p.m. | A man claiming to be a We Energies employee went into a Greenfield grocery store and demanded cash, stating the business was past due.

According to the Greenfield police report:

The owner of Holyland Grocery, 2755 W. Ramsey Ave., reported an attempted theft at 4:20 p.m. Nov. 27. The caller told police an unknown person, described as a white male in his 30s and wearing a white, lab-type coat, came into the store claiming to be from We Energies. The caller said the man demanded cash by stating the business account was past due at about 3:55 p.m. Nov. 27.

When the man was told there was no cash in the business, he said he would return in an hour. The owner contacted We Energies, who confirmed that his business was up to date in payments.

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