Wauwatosa police: Boys arrested after breaking into two cars in same block

Nov. 27, 2013 10:12 a.m. | Two boys were arrested after being chased from two cars they rummaged through in the 800 block of North 67th Street at 12:40 p.m. Nov. 18.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

An officer responding to a construction worker complaining of two teenage boys rummaging through his truck got a call over the radio.

The two boys were rummaging through another vehicle in the same block. They tried breaking into a van not an hour after the first call.

The caller had chased the two off and the Wauwatosa officer chased after them. He, along with 11 other Wauwatosa officers and eight Milwaukee officers, searched the area for 45 minutes before finding the two.

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Lions' balance key in conference opening win

Nov. 23, 2013 12:18 p.m. | Right from the start, Wauwatosa West’s strategy went out of the window, resulting with a 75-54 loss to New Berlin Eisenhower on Friday in the Woodland West Division opener at West.

“Part of our game plan was shot from the opening tip,” Trojans coach Chad Stelse said. “We wanted to contain Reed (Timmer) and shut down everyone else and I have to give them a ton of credit – Reed’s supporting staff played very well today.”

Yes they did, as the Lions worked the ball, found the open man and were in command the entire game.

Timmer finished with a team-high 23 points, but 11 came in garbage time in the final period, as he sank 9-of-10 free throws and had Ike’s final basket.

The Lions took a 22-6 lead in the first period, as eight players scored, 2-4 points. Their balance was great, as Timmer led the way with seven points followed by Brett Hanson and Ben Uelner with six each and Jack Sirek and Bennett Kohlhard with five apiece.

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WIAA State Boys Volleyball Tournament photo gallery now online

Nov. 17, 2013 12:32 p.m. | We've just updated our 2013 WIAA State Boys Volleyball Tournament photo gallery with more images from this weekend's state finals at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Marquette defeated Germantown, 21-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 15-12, to win the state title.

Marquette earned its spot in the finals with victories over Westosha Central and Brookfield East.

Germantown reached the finals with victories over Middleton and Catholic Memorial. The Warhawks rallied from two-set deficits in both contests.

2013 WIAA State Boys Volleyball Tournament photo gallery

Children's Hospital back to normal, official says

Nov. 15, 2013 3:48 p.m. | Children's Hospital of Wisconsin resumed normal operations as of 2 p.m. Thursday, and Chief Medical Officer Michael Gutzeit said Friday that during the two hours the hospital was locked down as police investigated the presence of a man with a gun in the neonatal ward, "essential services were still being provided, uninterrupted to our most critical patients."

Gutzeit, addressing a Friday press conference, said the hospital is conducting an after-action review to identify "how systems worked and what we can do better."

He did not say whether the hospital would install metal detectors, and he would not address the police action in and near the ward that led to the apprehension of the suspect.

"Our security plan is well-tested and yesterday's events gave us confidence in our ability to effectively respond," he said.

Every in-patient room has been visited by nursing or counseling staff, "checking in on how families are doing and providing support to those who require additional emotional care."

Children's Hospital issued the all-clear

Nov. 14, 2013 1:46 p.m. | Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is back to normal operations as of 2:05 p.m. today, after a shooting in the hospital forced a lockdown earlier this afternoon.

According to a news release issued by the hospital:

"There is no danger to patients, families or employees. Operations have resumed as normal. At approximately noon today, law enforcement responded to the 7th floor of Children's Hospital. The situation was immediately contained by police.

"In accordance with our emergency response plan, Children's activated its active shooter protocol, which placed all Children's buildings on lockdown with employees and patients sheltered in place."

A man is in custody after he was shot by law enforcement officers during the incident at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin today.

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Tosa police: Student arrested for drug possesssion after assaulting school official

Nov. 13, 2013 11:14 a.m. | A male student at Wauwatosa West High School was arrested after he pushed a school official into a doorway, bruising his wrist at 2:12 p.m. Oct. 30.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The school official, who was unnamed in the report, was told the student appeared to be high. He brought the student into the associate principal's office and said he'd be back after making a quick announcement.

The student got angry and swore, trying to run out of the office. The official tried holding him back, but was pushed into the doorframe, hurting his wrist. The two wrestled for 10 to 15 seconds before a school resource officer broke up the fight.

The student admitted to having marijuana on him and was found with a marijuana pipe and one gram of marijuana. He said he was angry with the official because he was going to be late for work.

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Toddler taken from parents after wandering in traffic

Nov. 12, 2013 9:04 a.m. | Child welfare took custody of a girl, about 3 years old, after she was found wandering near traffic wearing only a diaper and a pajama shirt.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

Commuters in the 6600 block of West North Avenue stopped their cars after noticing the toddler wandering close to traffic at 9:24 a.m. Oct. 29

A naked woman ran out of an apartment building and grabbed the toddler.

A man who witnesses described as "clearly intoxicated" followed the naked woman, carrying a liter of vodka. The man and woman ran to the back of the apartment building. On the way there, the man tossed the bottle along the fence line.

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Man robbed at gunpoint while walking home, Tosa police report says

Nov. 11, 2013 3:35 p.m. | A man was robbed at gunpoint while walking in the 6200 block of West Wisconsin Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The man was approached by two men, who asked him for a light. The man ignored the two and crossed the street.

They followed him into a front yard, where one man pulled a silver handgun out and said, "Give it to me," and "Where is it?" while the second rummaged through his pockets.

They told him to walk west or they'd shoot him, and then ran south.

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View snow photos from social media users

Nov. 11, 2013 1:50 p.m. | Whether you think it's coming too early or are embracing it whole-heartedly, snow is here in the Milwaukee area.

And people around the area were sharing their thoughts - and photos - on Twitter, Instagram and more.

Take a look at some of the photos and videos that were shared in the MyCommunityNOW Storify story of the first snowfall of 2013.

Arrowhead surges to top spot in suburban football poll

Nov. 11, 2013 11:53 a.m. | Arrowhead has moved back to the top spot in the MyCommunityNOW/Lake Country Publications suburban football poll on the strength of a 36-3 victory over Germantown in Friday's Level 3 contest.

Former No. 1 Homestead lost to Kimberly, 37-7. Undefeated Greendale, a 41-27 winner over Plymouth in Level 3, is second in the poll.

Visit Push for the Playoffs for the rest of the poll, Coaches Confidential, You Make the Call and more.

Boys state soccer photo gallery updated

Nov. 02, 2013 4:09 p.m. | We've just updated the MyCommunityNOW WIAA boys state soccer photo gallery with images from today's Division 4 title game between University School and The Prairie School. USM won, 1-0.

The state soccer photo gallery also features images from Muskego's 1-0 victory over Arrowhead in the Division 1 semifinals; Cedarburg's 2-1 win over Whitefish Bay in the Division 2 semifinals; Notre Dame's 1-0 victory over Pewaukee in the Division 3 semifinals; and University School's 1-0 victory over Sturgeon Bay in the Division 4 semifinals.

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