NOW All-Suburban Boys Basketball Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.Germantown senior Zak Showalter has been named the
Showalter helped the Warhawks to a 28-0 mark and the WIAA Division 1 boys basketball championship last month.
He is joined on the NOW squad by teammate Luke Fischer and Steve Showalter, Zak's father and the co-coach of the year.
West Allis Central head coach David Mlachnik shares coach of the year honors.
Photo gallery: Zak Showalter through the years» Read Full Article
All he wanted was a day off from school, but a prank bomb threat at Franklin High School last week could end up costing a Milwaukee teen up to 3 1/2 years in prison and $10,000 in fines if he's found guilty.
Ross Alan Menken, 17, was charged Wednesday with one felony count of making a bomb scare at the high school March 29.
According to a criminal complaint released Wednesday:
On the afternoon of March 29, Menken walked into the men's restroom, where he used a pen to write on a toilet stall: "No school tomorrow . . . Boom . . . Bomb." Above the word "bomb," he added an arrow pointing upward.
A custodian discovered the message and contacted school officials.» Read Full Article
Police are seeking a man who assaulted a woman after the two disagreed about the president of Syria during a classroom discussion at Milwaukee Area Technical College.
According to the police log, the 24-year-old victim stated that back in February a male student she didn't know came up to her in the hallway outside a classroom and asked her if she was for or against the Syrian government. The victim stated she did not answer the man and kept on walking.
On April 2 the woman stated she noticed the suspect in the hallway and tried to go out another exit to the parking lot. As she was walking the suspect grabbed her arm, and said to her in Arabic, "People like you should die. You don't know what good the president did for Syria."
The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-20s, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, with black hair in a ponytail, a full black beard and diagonal lines shaved through both eyebrows. He was last seen wearing a black sleeveless shirt and blue jeans. The suspect also has a tattoo of the Syrian flag on his right arm and a tattoo of the face of the Syrian president on his left arm.
MATC is reviewing video surveillance and police are investigating.
CoryAnn St. Marie-Carls will be St. Francis' new mayor after she defeated Jeffrey L. Mayer in Tuesday's election.
Unofficial totals show St. Marie-Carls had 53.9% of the vote compared with 46.1% for Mayer.
St. Marie-Carls, 50, is the former public information officer for the City of Kenosha and former executive director of the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce. She is a project manager for a communications company.
Mayer, 55, is a former alderman. He retired in 2009 as assistant superintendent of the County Correctional Facility-South.
St. Marie-Carls will succeed Mayor Al Richards, who has served since 2004 and is retiring from office after two terms.
A 30-year-old Hales Corners man was arrested early Tuesday morning after officials say he drove drunk in the wrong direction on I-94.
A Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy on patrol saw Adam Bruno, 30, headed westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-94 at 60th St. at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday, a spokesman for the sheriff's department said in a news release. After a tow-truck driver flashed his yellow lights, Bruno pulled into a construction area and several squads responded to the scene.
Bruno was taken to the patrol substation where he blew a .18 on the Intoximeter, more than twice the legal limit. Deputies also recovered a marijuana pipe on the floor of his vehicle.
Bruno was ticketed for first-offense drunken driving and arrested for a class C misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, and a class G felony charge of second-degree reckless endangering safety. He faces a six- to nine-month revocation of his license on the drunken-driving charge, 30 days in jail on the possession of drug paraphernalia charge, and up to 10 years in prison on the felony charge.
It's the second wrong-way drunken driver arrested by deputies in less than a week. On Monday, Rachel Kuebbing was charged with a felony for driving the wrong-way on the freeway while drunk on March 29. She also faces up to 10 years in prison.
An Appleton development firm wants to buy just under 17 acres of the former Iceport site, in Cudahy.
Economic Development Associates' offer has been accepted, in principal, by the city's Community Development Authority, said Brian Biernat, Cudahy's economic development director. A proposed sale price hasn't been disclosed yet, and is still subject to negotiation, he said.
Biernat declined to say what the firm has planned for the site. An executive at Economic Development Associaites, an affiliate of Appleton-based Consolidated Construction Co., didn't return my phone calls.
However, Biernat told me in February that two separate projects, using around 16 to 18 acres, were being considered for the site. Both would involve building distribution centers.
Economic Development Associates is to present a conceptual plan to the authority at its April 10 meeting.» Read Full Article