A 19-year-old Wauwatosa woman caught on video repeatedly slapping her infant daughter faces four felony counts of child abuse.
Chancline Babcock, who turns 20 on Thursday, hit the girl at home last Thursday, according to a criminal complaint, apparently unaware that the child's father had left a video camera running.
According to the complaint, which was released Wednesday:
Adonnis Cathey told police his 3-month-old daughter was cooing and laughing as he ran the camera at the family's apartment in the 1000 block of N. 68th St. He left the camera running as he went downstairs to make a phone call. When he returned, the child was screaming and crying like he had never seen before.
Cathey picked her up to calm her and wondered what had caused the crying. He checked the video camera and saw Babcock walk up and slap the girl hard on the face, then after about 30 seconds, slap her three more times.» Read Full Article
Chased by Wauwatosa police Monday night, a stolen vehicle ran a red light on Center Street and caused a three-vehicle crash at 51st Street, according to Wauwatosa Police Lieutenant Brian Zalewski.
Zalewski said police responded to a call that a vehicle was stolen about 11:40 p.m. Monday near North Avenue and 62nd Street in Wauwatosa. Police spotted the vehicle heading eastbound on Center Street near 71st Street.
When police turned on their lights, Zalewski said the vehicle did not stop and continued east at a high rate of speed. When the stolen car had still not stopped at 57th Street, Zalewski said the officer followed standard procedure and pulled over to signal that police were no longer chasing the stolen car.
Despite the officer pulling over, Zalewski said the stolen vehicle continued to speed east and ran a red light at 51st Street, where it struck another vehicle going north through a green light. Zalewski said one person in the northbound car appeared to sustain minor injuries, and one of the cars careened into a third car.
Zalewski said the officer on the scene saw three people get out of the stolen vehicle and run away on foot. Since the crash was in Milwaukee, police and fire departments from there responded to the incident. Zalewski said it appeared none of the suspects were taken into custody.» Read Full Article
The WIAA state basketball tournament featured a number of local entrants, with two bringing home gold balls and another grabbing silver:
- See all the photos from state tournament weekend.
- Fourth estate: Dominican becomes the second-ever program to win four consecutive state titles, including a stunning 93-point performance against Regis in the state semifinal.
- Germantown's three-year reign atop the mountain came to an end at the hands of mighty Stevens Point.
- Stevens Point looked a lot like recent Germantown teams in knocking the king from the throne ... will the programs collide again?
- Stevens Point coach Scott Anderson and Germantown helmsman Steve Showalter exchange roles.
- Brown Deer is bringing home gold again after repeating as Division 3 state champion.
- Greendale fell to Rice Lake in the Division 2 semifinals, a team boasting McDonald's All-American Henry Ellenson.
- West Allis Central also ran into Stevens Point in Madison.
- The Initial Reaction podcast asks if Diamond Stone is the best the state has ever seen and looks back at state weekend.
Wauwatosa firefighters responded to a car fire outside Colectivo, 6745 W. Wells St. in Wauwatosa, about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Deputy Chief Stacey Lueptow.
Lueptow said the fire was extinguished within 10 minutes of the call and there was no damage to anything other than the vehicle, which was fully engulfed and likely a total loss.
Assistant Chief James Case said the fire was caused by a mechanical issue with the car.
Debris has been cleared and traffic is flowing again on Swan Boulevard after a tractor trailer collided with a railroad bridge about 6:45 a.m. this morning near Hoyt Park. The driver was not injured.
"There was a lot of debris from the top of the truck basically being shredded," Wauwatosa Police Lt. Brian Zalewski said. "The whole top got peeled back like a can."
The truck was lodged under the bridge until about 8 a.m. when it was towed away, according to police. Zalewski said there were no hazardous materials on board and there was no damage to the bridge.
Several signs in the area warn that no trucking is allowed. A large yellow sign on the bridge marks its clearance as 12 feet. Zalewski said the driver was issued a citation for inattentive driving for failing to notice the signs.
TMJ4 has footage of the truck while it was lodged under the bridge:» Read Full Article
City officials have scheduled several town hall meetings in April and May to discuss the "state of the city," construction projects, developments, schools and other current issues. Mayor Kathy Ehley and Superintendent Phil Ertl will be at all the meetings, while local aldermen may attend those in their districts.
All meetings are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Here are the dates and locations:
·Districts 7 and 8, and the west side of District 3: April 1 in the multipurpose room at Eisenhower Elementary School, 1600 W. Center St.
·District 6: April 15 in the multipurpose room at McKinley Elementary School, 2435 N. 89th St.
·District 5: April 29 in the multipurpose room at Roosevelt Elementary School, 2535 N. 73rd St.» Read Full Article
Galbraith Carnahan is planning to replace Caribbean Tan as soon as this spring at 6528 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa.Architecture firm
Local developer Joshua Jeffers, who purchased the building in January, said Caribbean Tan has been on a month-to-month lease. An employee at the tanning salon said the last day of business will be March 29.
Jeffers has already signed a lease with new tenants Galbraith Carnahan Architects.
“I think they’re going to be a fantastic addition to East Tosa and contribute to the vibrancy of that part of North Avenue,” Jeffers said.
Nick Carnahan, a partner at the architecture firm, said the group had been looking to move to East Tosa because of the recent business activity in the area and walkability of the neighborhood.» Read Full Article
The Wauwatosa Common Council denied Cafe Bavaria's request March 17 to have an outdoor wood-burning fire on its patio. The restaurant had already been using the fire without permission in an area considered public property since February when the Wauwatosa Fire Department noticed it.
When fire officials saw the fire last month, they notified Drew Cyr, general manager at Cafe Bavaria, that outdoor burning is not allowed on public property unless granted an exception by the Common Council. Cyr then requested an encroachment to make the area private property and allow the burning.
"We hope to be able to continue burning the fire pit on Friday and Saturday afternoons and evenings moving forward," Cyr wrote in a letter to city officials. "It has been a welcomed addition to the Village thus far and has received rave reviews from both Wauwatosa citizens and patrons of our establishment."
Although fire officials were concerned about open burning being allowed in an area with heavy pedestrian traffic, they did not support or oppose Cafe Bavaria's request. But aldermen shared their concerns about public safety and ultimately denied it.
"I have many concerns about the safety and the fact this restaurant just went ahead and did this (without permission)," Alderwoman Kathleen Causier said.
An unknown male suspect stole $7,312 in merchandise from Verizon Wireless, 2711 N. Mayfair Road, at 3:40 a.m. March 9, according to a Wauwatosa Police report summary.
This burglary is one of "a handful" in recent months that have targeted cellphone stores, said Lt. Brian Zalewski, public information officer for the Wauwatosa Police Department.
The report summary said the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction. He was described wearing a black coat with a white stripe down the center of the back, black sweatpants with a white stripe, a black hooded sweat shirt and a yellow or orange baseball cap.
Zalewski said the police department suspects at least one person burglarizing area cellphone stores but declined to give additional information to protect the department's investigation.
The Sprint takes a look back and ahead and the week of varsity athletics in the Lake Country and Now Newspapers coverage zone.
- The quest for a four-peat is on. Germantown remained undefeated at 26-0 with a win over Kimberly (link with video) on Saturday, two nights after outlasting Homestead. Check out photos from the latter game.
- The same can be said for Dominican, which won a tense battle with Racine St. Catherine's on Thursday (link with video) to advance, then crushed Howards Grove on Saturday. The Knights and Germantown are both aiming to become the second (and third?) program to win four straight titles in WIAA history.
- For the first time since 1947, West Allis Central is headed to the state tournament, and it's making the trip in an unlikely fashion after finishing seventh in the conference standings. Central downed Marquette, a team that the Bulldogs had fallen to twice during the regular season, to advance. All four of Central's playoff wins were upsets on paper.
- Lost in all of that is a Brown Deer team also looking to defend its Division 3 title after thrashing Poynette, 75-39, which was the lesser of two offensive outpourings over the weekend when the Falcons racked up 106 points in a win over Milwaukee North.
- Greendale's return trip to the state tournament required a gritty win over Wauwatosa East, where Josh Michaels made sure a late mistake didn't turn into a back-breaker. On Thursday, Tosa East eliminated Whitefish Bay on a buzzer beater. Take a look at the WIAA brackets for this weekend's schedule of state games.
- On the girls side, Arrowhead's trip to state ended in a 42-32 loss to D.C. Everest in the state semifinal. Arike Ogunbowale of DSHA broke numerous records with her 55-point game against Middleton in the other semfiinal, and her team went on to win gold.
- Want more March Madness? Check out JR Radcliffe's article on The Sconnies of March in Division 1 men's basketball. Twenty-one players from the area will play in the Big Dance, including Kettle Moraine's Paul Miller with North Dakota State and four players from Germantown (Zak Showalter of Wisconsin, Jake Showalter and Evan Wesenberg of North Dakota State and Lamonte Bearden of Buffalo).
- Keep tabs on all basketball teams in our coverage zone at Roundball Rankings.
Since opening more than one year ago, the Authentic Birth Center, 530 N. 108th Place, celebrated the delivery of its 100th baby late last month to the Nieves family, who welcomed a baby boy.
"I am incredibly blessed that we have been so well-received by the families in our community, and look forward to serving hundreds more," said LaNette McQuitty, owner and primary midwife.
Wauwatosa's Authentic Birth Center is the only midwife-owned free-standing birth center in Southeastern Wisconsin. The center recently hired a third midwife to meet the growing interest in out-of-hospital birth options.
Authentic shares its space with complementary practitioners and offers opportunities for families beyond pregnancy and childbirth.
Wauwatosa East's defense held Greendale to 14 second half points, but a poor shooting performance and poor shot selection led to a 41-40 loss in the WIAA Sectional Semi-final defeat on Saturday afternoon at Brown Deer.
The Panthers jumped off to a 27-15 lead with 3:37 left in the second quarter, only to see East rally with a 6-0 run before the half. Bryce Beekman passed to Jai'vionne Green, who hit a jumper, and then Green put in a rebound basket. Ty Ederesinghe dropped in two free throws with 45.7 seconds left and East only trailed 27-21 at halftime.
With Greendale leading, 32-24, with 5:18 left in the third quarter, East then went out on a 9-0 run to take a 33-32 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Drue Holley hit a 3-pointer, Jackson Telderer scored on a fast break, Beekman scored off a steal and DJ Verser with fouled with 3.1 seconds left and sank two free throws to end the period with a 33-32 lead.
David Pulizos, the Panthers 6-6 forward, who led all scorers with 20 points, was held to 2 points by the Red Raiders defense in the third period. But he scored six out of Greendale's 9 fourth-quarter points, including a long 3-pointer from the right corner with 1:30 left for a 41-38 lead.» Read Full Article
It was ironic that a team which has struggled with the outside shot all season used a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to pull one step closer to making a trip to the WIAA boys basketball state tournament next weekend in Madison.
Before that wild finish, the Blue Dukes were in control with a 27-18 lead at halftime. But Tosa East came out and went on a 14-2 run and finished with a 16-6 quarter to take a 34-33 lead into the final 8 minutes.
Telderer finished with 14 points, Drue Holley had 11, Green 10 and Beekman 9.
Elijah Moore had 16 and Isaiah Johnson 10 for Bay.» Read Full Article
Nordstrom announced today it will host an opening gala Oct. 21, two days before a new store officially opens in Wauwatosa on the southeastern side of Mayfair mall. Guests will be the first to be able to shop in the store.
Tickets for the gala, $100 each, will go on sale in June. The gala will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities, United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, and local chapters of The Links, Incorporated.
Wauwatosa residents are invited to learn to be severe weather and tornado spotters at free training sessions March 19.
The training is offered jointly by the National Weather Service, the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management and the Wauwatosa Fire Department.
Classes will cover how severe storms develop, how to identify tornadoes, where to report severe weather information and how to protect yourself from severe weather.
The sessions will be 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. March 19 at the Wauwatosa Fire Station, 1601 Underwood Ave.
To register, email email@example.com with which session you want to attend, your name and contact information.
Eighteen years after Pete and Sue Venturi first opened a deli in the Arcade building on North Avenue in Wauwatosa, the Venturis are planning to reopen a shop in the same location May 2 with many of their traditional staples like Sunday hot ham and rolls.
"We really felt in our hearts we missed that creativity, the fun of cooking, meeting new people and being part of the neighborhood," Sue Venturi said.
At 7212 W. North Ave., the new store will be called Tosa Bowl and Bun, with a nod toward the building's history of having a bowling alley. It will serve soups and sandwiches for lunch and dinner — dine-in and take-out.
The Venturis first opened a deli in the location May 2, 1997. They operated it for 14 years before handing it over to Fattoni's, which closed in March of last year.
Sue said when they handed the keys over to Fattoni's, they hoped the space would continue as a deli for years to come.» Read Full Article