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Two people facing drug charges in Franklin car theft case

Jan. 08, 2013 4:16 p.m. | Franklin - Three people are facing possible car theft charges and two of them are facing possible drug charges after police say they found cocaine and marijuana in a stolen car Jan. 7.

According to the Franklin police report:

Officers pulled a 2004 Lexus over on 68th Street at Pineberry Ridge at 3:22 a.m. after discovering the car was reported stolen through the Pewaukee Police Department.

The driver, a 45-year-old Franklin man, was arrested for receiving stolen property and possession of marijuana and cocaine with intent to deliver. He also was cited with speeding.

Two passengers in the car, a 31-year-old woman and a 29-year-old woman, were arrested for operating a vehicle without the owner's consent. The 29-year-old woman also was arrested for possession of cocaine.

Judge casts cloud over web of sex offender residency restrictions

5:28 p.m. | Starting in 2005, Milwaukee suburbs began, one by one, adopting strict rules on where sex offenders could live. As they did, more and more of the released inmates wound up in the city and a shrinking number of places without bans.

Now a judge has declared that the local restrictions, while legally acceptable in isolation, collectively act to defeat the state law meant to manage sex offenders after release from secure state treatment.

City attorneys expect to challenge the ruling, which could have implications far beyond the placement of the offender in question in the case.

"We're certainly aware of it, and are evaluating an appropriate response," Deputy Assistant City Attorney Danielle Bergner said. "Every municipality in Milwaukee County is doing the same thing."

District Attorney John Chisholm said he and others have warned about such a consequence.

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Franklin hosts free pond maintenance seminar

3:38 p.m. | Franklin — The city of Franklin will host an evening for the public to learn and ask questions about pond maintenance April 15.

In conjunction with the City of Franklin Engineering department, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources — Water Division, will hold a public discussion at the Franklin Public Library in the Fadrow Room, 9151 W Loomis Road from 6 to 8 p.m.

Discussion topics will include alternative pond chemical treatments, vegetation growth, animal damage, storm water ponds and algae blooms, among other things. The public will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Guest speakers will include Storm water Engineer Pete Wood and Water Resources Biologist Craig Helker, both of the Wisconsin DNR.

To RSVP for this free seminar or to ask questions before time call Marcia LaPointe at (414) 425-7510 or by email at

Franklin Historical Society to present final Civil War musical performance

2:33 p.m. | Franklin — The Franklin Historical Society will present a special musical overview of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War on Saturday, April 11.

"The Civil War in Song" event will commemorate the emotions experienced by the country through popular songs during the 1860s.

The historical society has presented the program numerous times at different venues in Franklin and surrounding communities since 2010. This will be the organization's final performance, marking the sesquicentennial of the five-year duration of the Civil War.

The performance will be held at 2 p.m. in the Fadrow room of the Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road.

The program is free to the general public. Refreshments will be offered after the program.

2014-15 All-Suburban Girls Basketball Team named

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Player of the year

Taylor Higginbotham, 5-10 senior, Germantown

Western Illinois recruit led Warhawks to North Shore Conference title and 20-4 season. ... NSC Player of the Year. ... Losses included two to state-qualifier Arrowhead and one to state champion Divine Savior Holy Angels. ... Averaged 18.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and remarkable 4.7 steals per game. ... Shot 42 percent from field and finished with 43 assists. ... First-team All-State by state coaches association.

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Franklin police warn of identity theft trend

March 31, 2015 3:48 p.m. | Franklin — The Franklin Police Department warns residents about a dangerous identity theft trend.

Many citizens have received unsolicited Green Dot debit cards in the mail. Green Dot cards are temporary, reloadable debit cards that can be purchased locally at stores like Wal-Mart, CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens or online.

When a Green Dot card is purchased, the owner can apply online or by phone for a "name embossed" Green Dot card which looks identical to a standard VISA or MasterCard debit card, according to a release from the Franklin Police Department. The cards can be used anywhere a normal VISA or MasterCard is accepted.

Many citizens have received unsolicited Green Dot debit cards by mail with their names embossed on it — mailed directly from the Green Dot Bank in Pasadena, California. In some cases, the unsolicited cards have been linked to income tax fraud. Many victims reported their Social Security number and personal information was also used to file a fraudulent 2014 income tax return.

The Franklin Police Department offers the following tips for when a resident receives an unsolicited Green Dot card by mail:

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Hales Corners Library's used book sale begins April 17

March 31, 2015 11:38 a.m. | Hales Corners — The Hales Corners Public Library will hold its annual Used Book Sale beginning April 17.

The sale offers visitors the opportunity to purchase used books at discounted prices. All funds raised from the sale will support the library's summer reading programs.

The sale will be held at the library, 5885 S. 116th Street, in the Hunt Room on the lower level.

The sale begins with a Preview Night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 17. Preview Night is a Friends of the Library fundraiser that gives members and Hales Corners residents "first pick" from the used books on sale. Proof of address is required.

The book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 18.

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Family suspects South Milwaukee woman was killed by robbers

March 31, 2015 8:58 a.m. | The shooting death last week of a South Milwaukee woman is being investigated as a homicide and reportedly followed a robbery at the same house.

South Milwaukee police determined Scheherazade Mae Chadwick, 68, was not an accident, as originally reported, police said Monday. The initial 911 call at 6:31 a.m. Thursday was of an accidental shooting at 2504 Lake Shore Blvd.

Chadwick's body was found inside the home. Her family members told WTMJ-TV that Chadwick reported someone had broken into her home earlier that morning and that police investigated and left.

Her family thinks the robber — or robbers — returned hours later and killed her.

"She would never hurt a soul," her daughter, Barbara Streeter, told WTMJ.

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South Milwaukee death investigated as homicide

March 30, 2015 6:18 p.m. | The shooting death last week of a South Milwaukee woman has been declared a homicide.

South Milwaukee police determined Scheherazade Mae Chadwick, 68, was murdered, police said Monday. The initial 911 call at 6:31 a.m. March 26 was of an accidental shooting at 2504 Lake Shore Blvd. Chadwick's body was found inside the home.

The investigation is ongoing.

Water advisory issued for historic Bay View public well

March 30, 2015 5:33 p.m. | A popular site in Bay View that has been a source of drinking water and conviviality for more than 100 years has been found to contain elevated levels of strontium, a naturally occurring element.

The results of city water testing from the Pryor Ave. iron well has prompted the Milwaukee Public Health Department to advise people that they may not want to drink the water.

The advisory is a precaution. There is no federal drinking water standard for strontium, which is found in bedrock and is known to affect some well water.

The well in the 1700 block of E. Pryor Ave. was refurbished last year after falling into disrepair. The water is drawn at a depth of 118 feet and the well is the last surviving public well in Milwaukee, according to the Historic Preservation Commission.

The city named it a historic structure in 1987. Originally drilled in the 19th century to provide water and fire protection, the well has drawn people far and wide for generations.

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Franklin, Greendale students speak with officials about youth tobacco prevention

March 30, 2015 9:43 a.m. | Franklin and Greendale — Two members of the Franklin Teens Fighting Tobacco and one member of the Greendale FACT group traveled to Alverno College on March 20 to educate the State Legislature's Joint Finance Committee members on the importance of continuing youth tobacco prevention efforts in Wisconsin.

Those who testified at the hearing also informed the Committee members on why they fight for a cause so important as youth tobacco prevention, how much impact tobacco youth prevention has taken on the use of tobacco, and the toll tobacco has taken on their families.

The students also met with State Representative Dale Kooyenga at the meeting.

For more information about FACT, visit

Milwaukee police arrest suspect in south side bank robbery

March 27, 2015 3:18 p.m. | Milwaukee police arrested a suspect in a robbery Friday at First Federal Bank, according to a news release.

According to police, a man armed with a handgun entered the bank, 3974 S. Howell Ave., about 9:30 a.m. and fled after receiving money from a teller.

Milwaukee police later learned the suspect was in a home in the 3600 block of S. Kansas Ave. in St. Francis. The man first refused to cooperate and hit in the home but eventually surrendered and was placed under arrest.

Police said the investigation into the bank robbery continues.

Roundy's decides not to renew lease on Racine Pick 'n Save store

March 26, 2015 6:43 p.m. | Milwaukee-based Roundy's plans to close a Pick 'n Save grocery store at 2210 Rapids Drive in Racine, according to a statement from the company. Roundy's said it will not be renewing the lease on the store when the current lease expires at year-end.

"We implemented a number of initiatives at the Racine Rapids Pick 'n Save over time to remain competitive, however, after careful consideration of the long-term financial performance of the store, our efforts did not bring about the results needed to meet our business goals and objectives," according to a statement from James Hyland, director of investor relations for Roundy's

"Although lease expiration is not until year-end, we wanted to notify these employees well in advance in order to ensure a smooth transition over the remainder of the year," according to the statement. The closing affects 66 employees.

Roundy's has three other stores in Racine County. It took over the 69,900-square foot Rapids Drive store from an independent operator in 2000.

Recall committee calls Franklin alderwoman a 'wicked witch' in flier

March 26, 2015 3:53 p.m. | Franklin — Some residents in the city's District 4 have received fliers that depict Alderwoman Janet Evans as "The Wicked Witch of Franklin" this week.

The flier, produced by the Franklin Exploratory Recall Committee, seeks to recall the Evans, who was elected last year.

On the flier, a photo of Evans was laid over an image of a witch from the "Wizard of Oz." The group also listed grievances against Evans, declaring she "championed" for an apartment complex in the district that would bring forth more crime to the area.

The flier reads, "Let's get an elected representative who will listen to and speak for constituents in Franklin's 4th District."

For her part, Evans took exception to what she felt was a misrepresentation of facts.

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Oak Creek High School track to be named after Jerry Anstett

March 26, 2015 2:46 p.m. | Oak Creek — The Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District will name its high school track after Jerry Anstett this spring, the district announced on its Facebook page March 25.

In 1958, Anstett started the track and field program at Oak Creek High School and became the school's first athletic director. He served as a teacher and athletic director at Oak Creek High School until his retirement in 1986.

He was named the Oak Creek Citizen of the Year in 1985, the same year in which he was inducted into the Wisconsin State Track Association's Hall of Fame.

The school district will hold a public social on Monday, April 20 in honor of Anstett.

The social will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 S. Howell Ave.

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Fatal shooting under investigation in South Milwaukee

March 26, 2015 11:57 a.m. | South Milwaukee Police have identified the woman found fatally shot at her home early Thursday as 68-year-old Scheherazade Mae Chadwick.

Police were called to Chadwick's home in the 2500 block of Lake Shore Drive around 6:30 a.m. on a report of an accidental shooting.

Officers attempted to resuscitate Chadwick but were unsuccessful, the department said in a statement. The case remains under investigation, it said, and the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory has been called in to assist.


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