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Falcon eggs may hatch live on webcam this week at We Energies power plant

May 08, 2014 4:09 p.m. | Oak Creek -- Four falcon eggs may hatch in front of We Energies' live webcam this week at its Oak Creek power plant. Residents are encouraged to watch and follow the hatchlings from their home computer.

We Energies installed live cameras three years ago and turns them on every spring during nesting season, when endangered peregrine falcons nest at the plant's nesting boxes.

There are currently 23 eggs at all six We Energies nesting sites. "We've had 191 chicks produced at We Energies facilities. By the end of this nesting season if mother nature cooperates, we should break the 200 mark," said Cathy Schulze, spokesperson.

Once the chicks are born, mother and father peregrine falcons will be present continuously to feed and protect their young. At three weeks, We Energies' peregrine manager, Greg Septon will tag the young to track the peregrine's population and migration patterns.

Southridge willing to talk bus stop alternatives with county

May 07, 2014 2:27 p.m. | Southridge Mall officials Wednesday agreed to discuss a compromise with county officials over the controversial decision in November to move a bus stop 1,000 feet away from a store entrance.

That shift prompted protests and a threatened mall boycott from advocates for elderly and disabled bus riders. They said the path from the bus stop near S. 74th St. and W. Edgerton Ave. to the closest mall entrance was hazardous and difficult to maneuver, particularly in winter.

The olive branch was offered just as a proposed county ordinance change was slated to come up for consideration. It would allow disorderly conduct citations to be issued against Southridge if it tried to interfere with where bus passengers are picked up and dropped off.

Mall general manager Mary Mokwa told county supervisors Wednesday she wanted to work with them to reach common ground on the issue, after the County Board's Transportation, Public Works & Transit Committee voted 7-0 to delay action on the disorderly conduct legislation.

Mokwa and other Southridge officials have said little publicly about the complaints and until now have refused to talk about making any change.

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Right lane of Highway 100 reopens at I-94 in Oak Creek

May 06, 2014 11:11 a.m. | The right lane of southbound Highway 100 at I-94 in Oak Creek has reopened after a crash closed the lane for about a half hour.

Locals have until end of May to examine or claim historical documents from St. Joseph's, Holy Family and St. Frederick

May 05, 2014 4:55 p.m. | A collection of historical documents including marriage licenses, sacramental certificates, death notices, and others will be available to the public until May 31 at Nativity of the Lord Parish's offices at 4611 S Kirkwood Avenue in Cudahy.

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee does not require the church to keep the documents since they are contained within written registries, and they are being offered to the public as a courtesy.

Anyone interested in the documents may contact Mary at Nativity of the Lord Parish between 1-3 p.m. on Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 1-3:30 p.m. Arrangements may be made by calling (414) 744-6622 during those same hours.

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