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.

Wauwatosa schools may recognize same-sex marriages with benefits

Dec. 23, 2013 3:35 p.m. | Though the measure has not been approved, the Wauwatosa School Board has proposed expanding benefits coverage to domestic partners and those in same-sex marriages from other states.

Those employees' partners would benefit from health and dental coverage, with open enrollment starting in January, if approved by the School Board Jan. 13.

Juniper 61 in Tosa expands brunch to Saturdays

Dec. 20, 2013 5:13 p.m. | This weekend marks the first Saturday brunch for Juniper 61, 6030 W. North Ave.

It's also rolling out a new brunch menu, including plates like Moroccan skillet (two poached eggs in seasoned tomato and onion sauce, $7.95), poutine with lamb gravy and two eggs ($9.95) pancetta and Manchego cheese omelet ($9.95) and a Monte Cristo sandwich with house-made blackberry jam ($11.95).

The restaurant will serve brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

To contact: (414) 727-6161.

Container Store to open Mayfair location

Dec. 19, 2013 3:10 p.m. | The Container Store, a specialty retailer of storage and organizational products, has announced it will open its first Wisconsin location at Mayfair in 2015.

The store will be located on the southeast corner of the property, nearest to the North Avenue entrance in the former Aurora office building, the company said in a news release.

The Container Store offers 10,000 multifunctional products across 16 lifestyle sections including closet, kitchen, storage and office.

Plumber dragged as he tries to stop tool thieves outside Wauwatosa Home Depot

Dec. 11, 2013 1:10 p.m. | A plumber fought for his tools and, as a result, was dragged by a vehicle through the Home Depot parking lot.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The plumber was leaving the store at 4100 N. 124th St. at 12:29 p.m. Dec. 4, when he noticed people moving tools from his work van into another van. He ran up to the van, grabbed its driver by the sweatshirt and tried pulling himself in.

The man drove off, fighting the plumber off and pushing him out of the seat. The plumber kept pace with the van and opened the sliding door. There he saw a woman laying in the van, who screamed at him to get out and kicked him out of the van.

He was dragged 30 feet through the parking lot before falling over.

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Man arrested for exposing himself to woman in Wauwatosa

Dec. 11, 2013 12:37 p.m. | A man was arrested after exposing and reportedly gratifying himself in front of a woman in the 6500 block of West Meinecke Avenue at 3:47 p.m. Nov. 29.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The man walked up to her and said he was looking for a friend. When she asked him to describe his friend, he said he wasn't looking for someone in particular but any friend. The woman said she was friends with everyone and that they could be friends.

The man then started walking toward her, which she said worried her. She positioned herself to have an escape route and, when she looked back at him, noticed his pants were at his ankles and he was aroused, gratifying himself.

She ran to a neighbor's house and called 911. The man never left her sight until the police picked him up.

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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.

Police: Man slumped over in broken car arrested for OWI

Dec. 04, 2013 1:17 p.m. | A man walking his dog at 7 a.m. Nov. 24 noticed something odd at the intersection of Church Street and Menomonee River Parkway.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

He saw a man, slumped over the wheel of a car facing the wrong direction in the turn lane. The car had three flat tires, was leaking oil and was running. The man knocked on the window, noticing the driver was unresponsive.

More people came around and finally got the driver out of the vehicle. When police showed up, the man started walking away. Bystanders told officers, "There he goes," and the officers had to chase him down. One of the witnesses told police they thought the driver was "three sheets to the wind."

When officers grabbed the driver, he nearly fell over. He initially told police that he wasn't driving and the vehicle wasn't his. He then changed his story to say the vehicle belonged to a friend who was driving.

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