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Police arrest woman weighed down with liquor

May 18, 2009 7:40 p.m. | A woman who jumped in the Milwaukee River earlier this month to evade police after she shoplifted at T.J. Maxx was arrested again for retail theft this week – this time for taking gin from Buy Rite Liquor in Wauwatosa.

According to a Wauwatosa Police Department report:

The 37-year-old homeless woman entered the store, 6002 W. North Ave., about 8:30 p.m. May 11. She was wearing a hood over her head and carrying a tote bag. She waited until the sales clerk was distracted by a customer, and she put three bottles of gin in her bag and hurriedly left the store.

Officers found her in the area. When she saw the squad car, she tried to run, but the bottles were clanking and weighing her down.

A check of her criminal history showed 14 prior arrests, including an open case with Milwaukee Police Department, so she was arrested for bail jumping. She said she was suicidal and shoplifted to keep busy so she would not harm herself. After she had jumped in the river a few nights earlier, she had been taken to Aurora Sinai Medical Center for a mental evaluation.

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Video: Reporter takes us along the 2016 Run Tosa Run

May 23, 2016 10:56 a.m. | On a cold and windy day that felt more like winter, the annual Run Tosa Run 5K run/walk and half-mile kid’s run took place through the streets of the East Towne Neighborhood on Saturday, May 14.

Reporter Bob Dohr was part of the run and captured some video using a GoPro device.

The course started at 69th Street and North Avenue and weaved through the neighborhood between 74th and 62nd streets.

The event aimed to bring residents together and promote the neighborhood while also raising money for charity.

Net 2016 proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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Tosa Top 5: Five things you need to know about in Wauwatosa this week

May 20, 2016 10:53 a.m. | Here's a list of the top five stories from Wauwatosa this week:

1. New Mayfair GM announces plans for a Z Gallerie furniture store

2. Suspects charged in string of armed robberies through Wauwatosa, Milwaukee

3. City of Wauwatosa, planning professionals turn focus to 'The Quadrant'

4. Barre District looks to open second studio near Wauwatosa

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Suspects charged in string of armed robberies through Wauwatosa, Milwaukee

May 19, 2016 12:25 p.m. | Two Milwaukee residents are in custody after police pieced together clues — including fingerprints and shoe prints — that allegedly tied them to a string of armed robberies throughout Wauwatosa and Milwaukee.

Markanthony MC Harris, 17, and Deshireo T. Rivers, 27, have each been charged with six counts of felony armed robbery after they held up a number of businesses and people in early May — including two incidents in Wauwatosa.

If convicted, both face up to $100,000 in fines and 40 years in prison for each charge, according to a criminal complaint.

About the incidents

The first armed robbery occurred at a Pizza Hut in Wauwatosa, around 10:40 p.m. May 4. The two males entered the store, 517 Glenview Ave., and Harris displayed a small handgun and Rivers a semi-automatic pistol, according to the complaint. Rivers demanded an employee to open a safe in the restaurant. The employee told the men the keys for the safe were in his jacket, so Harris ordered the employee to the back of the store to retrieve them. While searching for the keys, Harris touched a pack of cigarettes in the jacket. Police would later recover a fingerprint from the cigarette pack and match it to Harris, according to a criminal complaint.

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New Mayfair GM announces plans for a Z Gallerie furniture store

May 18, 2016 3:00 p.m. | Merely three weeks into the job, the new general manager at Wauwatosa's Mayfair mall has unveiled plans for furniture store Z Gallerie to open in fall 2016.

"It's very exciting," said Chris Jaeger, who stepped into his new role April 20. "I think it's just a great fit for the market."

Plans to bring in the furniture and home furnishing chain is a deal Jaeger described as "hot off the press." The store will be situated on the west side of the mall, 2500 N. Mayfair Road, replacing the former Applebee's and Paciugo Gelato in a more than 8,000-square-foot space.

"I think it's going to be a great fit for the market," Jaeger said. The Wauwatosa location would mark the first Z Gallerie store in Wisconsin.

Jaeger credited his surrounding team for much of the work of bringing the store into Mayfair. While there could be more new stores in the works, the Z Gallerie announcement marks the first snag for Jaeger, who has worked at six malls throughout the Midwest in a 10-year period, he said.

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Wauwatosa East baseball team will rely on defense, depth in 2016

May 18, 2016 11:37 a.m. | Wauwatosa East baseball coach Brian Karas has 11 letter winners, including four three-year players.

"This team and coaching staff couldn't be more excited for the 2016 season to get underway," Karas said. "This is our most experienced team that we've had in a long time, featuring eight seniors, six juniors and a sophomore."

Seniors Dan Scallon (center field), Jake Halstead (second/third base) and Spencer Michaelis (pitcher/shortstop) and junior Aaron Plaisted (pitcher/first/outfield) are the three-year varsity players. Here's a closer look.

Scallon was second on the team in extra base hits with five, led the team in stolen bases 13-for-13 and was an honorable mention all-conference outfielder last year. Halstead is "a very fluent hitter" who hasn't caught a lot of breaks. He has the potential to have a breakout season.

Michaelis was plagued by back issues all of last season and wasn't able to pitch or hit comfortably the entire season. He's back to being fully healthy this season, and Karas has high expectations that he'll show other teams what they've been missing.

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Wauwatosa East softball teams beats West Allis Central in twinbill

May 18, 2016 11:26 a.m. | Wauwatosa East started the week with a doubleheader win over West Allis Central at home, including the first no-hitter of her prep career by Analiese Glawe.

East won the opener, 15-5, in the first game, and then Glawe threw her no-hitter in the 17-0 nightcap. It was the third no-hitter in school history. In addition to Glawe's personal achievement, the team had many other stars over the two games.

Morgan Schmanske went 6-for-8, with two doubles and eight RBIs over the two games. In addition, Cora Bilitz went 4-for-6 with two doubles and five RBIs, and Natalie Yahn was 5-for-8 while scoring six runs.

In the first game with the Raiders leading, 4-3, they scored four runs in the fourth and five in the fifth to take a 13-3 lead. Both teams scored twice in the fifth inning to end the scoring and the game.

"Analiese threw a no-hitter despite the 'floating' strike zone," coach Ed Raue said. "Look at the walks, and you would think she had no control, but that was not the case. She threw strikes and overpowered them. Analiese was saved in the first inning by a great running catch by right fielder Angie Mitten in center field."

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Campus News: May 19

May 18, 2016 11:22 a.m. |


Maggie Fuhrmanof Wauwatosa was named to the fall 2015 semester dean's list at Butler University in Indianapolis. Fuhrman was also inducted into Phi Sigma Iota (language honor society) and Blue Key (Butler honor society for juniors) for the spring 2016 semester.

Moraine Park

Lawrence Andersenof Wauwatosa was named to the fall 2015 semester dean's list at Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac.

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Sports Shorts: May 19, 2016

May 18, 2016 11:20 a.m. |


The Wauwatosa East boys tennis team fell to Eisenhower, 7-0, on May 9 and second-ranked Brookfield East, 7-0, on May 12.

Losing scores against the Lions were Jordan Crump(7-5, 6-1), Michael Lockhart(6-3, 6-1), Evan Christopherson(6-1, 6-1) and Alex Hayek(6-2, 6-3) at singles.

Liam McMahon/Josh Erdtmann(6-0, 6-3), Mitchell Weinberg-Kinsey/Jacob Muenzenberger (7-6(1), 6-0) and Sam Kodzik/Vince Teofilo(6-1, 6-1) lost at doubles.

Against second-ranked Brookfield East, Crump (6-1, 6-3), Lockhart (7-6(6), 6-0), Christopherson (6-4, 4-6, 6-2) and Hayek (6-2, 4-6, 6-3) lost in singles.

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Wauwatosa East girls soccer team crushes West Allis Central, 11-0

May 18, 2016 11:02 a.m. | The Wauwatosa East girls soccer team went 1-0-1 last week, winning the Greater Metro Conference match and tying a nonconference foe.

The Red Raiders stretched their winning streak to three games last week, defeating West Allis Central, 11-0, on the road.

Senior captain Catherine Carter started the scoring in the fifth minute on a penalty kick after senior Chyna Sincere had drawn a foul inside the Bulldog penalty area. One minute later, Sincere assisted on the Raiders' second goal by sophomore Elyse Reagan.

In the same minute of play, sophomore Liz Bueckers scored her seventh goal of the season off an assist from sophomore Evan Knauss to make the score, 3-0, six minutes into the match.

"It's important to come out and assert yourself against a team that struggles to generate offense," coach Eric Dale said. "You want to send an early message that you're not going to sit back and relax but get down to business right away, and that seemed to be the key for us Wednesday night."

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Wauwatosa West girls soccer team seeks Woodland title

May 18, 2016 10:55 a.m. | The Wauwatosa West girls soccer team went 2-2 last week, but coach Ryan Bailey's team won the most important matches.

People are taking notice of the Trojans, who are 11-2-3 overall coming into this week and 9-0-1 in the Woodland Conference. West played its final conference game at Whitnall on Tuesday (May 17), and a win or tie gives the Trojans the outright conference championship. The Falcons are 4-5 overall, 3-4 in league play.

The state's coaches have noticed the Trojans and ranked them fourth in Division 2 this week behind Waukesha West (12-1-2), Whitefish Bay (8-2-3) and Cedarburg (7-2-2).

"I told the girls that is good to be a favorite and to create excitement as long the expectations and goals set are still being met," Bailey said. "We have been ranked in the top five in the state since, and we have stayed at the top of the conference from our first game until our last despite each team trying their best to knock us off."


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Wauwatosa East's Ryan Kelnhofer to play in summer All-Star game

May 18, 2016 10:48 a.m. | Wauwatosa East senior wide receiver/defensive back Ryan Kelnhofer didn't have the opportunity to play on a winning football team in his three seasons. But that doesn't mean he wasn't successful.

Kelnhofer has been rewarded for his efforts by being named to play in the 2016 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game on July 16 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, one of a handful of Red Raiders to have such an honor.

Kelnhofer will be coached by a couple former Raider head coaches on the All-Star Large South: Tom Swittel, who retired from Brookfield East this winter, and Jake Wolters, Whitefish Bay head coach.

Kelnhofer led the Red Raiders in receptions and yards for the 2015 football season. He will be playing football at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa, next season.

Throughout his three years on varsity, Kelnhofer showed great strength and dedication to play and did all he could for the Tosa East Football team. The other conference coaches were well aware of his untapped talent as they awarded him three all-conference awards.

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Wauwatosa's Folley takes first in Greco-Roman Tourney

May 18, 2016 10:30 a.m. | Wauwatosa wrestler Justin Folley continued his success on the mat Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8, in the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation's State Freestyle Tournament.

Folley finished runner-up in Saturday's freestyle tournament to Jeremy Schoenherr. Then on Sunday, he competed in the WWF State Greco-Roman Tournament and was crowned the state champion.

His final match in Greco, he avenged his loss in the freestyle finals by throwing Schoenherr in the final 10 seconds to earn the 8-6 victory. Schoenherr was a D-3 state WIAA champion this past February.

Folley now qualifies to compete in the National Tournament this coming July in Fargo, North Dakota.

Here is a breakdown of his performances in each event.

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Call for votes to name new giraffe at Milwaukee County Zoo

May 18, 2016 10:19 a.m. | Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is asking for the public's help in naming the baby giraffe born at the Milwaukee County Zoo last month.

A female giraffe was born April 26 to first-time mother Marlee and father Bahatika. The female reticulated giraffe calf joins brother Tafari, another new giraffe born at the zoo in September 2015. The public was also invited to help choose a name for Tafari after his birth. More than 5,000 votes were cast.

Now an online contest has been set up to choose a name for the zoo's latest addition.

Name options include:

·Abena, meaning "born on a Tuesday"

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Wauwatosa golfers finish fourth in fifth GMC mini-meet

May 18, 2016 9:57 a.m. | The Wauwatosa boys golf team finished fourth in the fifth Greater Metro Conference mini-meet on May 16 to start this week.

Marquette ran away with the match (148), followed by Brookfield Central (163), Brookfield East (164), Tosa (169), Sussex Hamilton (172), Menomonee Falls (176), West Allis Hale (188) and West Allis Central (264).

Adam Garski (42), Will Jushka (42) and Noah Monty (42) all led Tosa, followed by Noah Katula (43) and Owen Knezel (43), tying their second-best score of the mini-meets.

Tosa also finished sixth of 17 Division 2 teams in the Lake Country Charity Invitational on May 14 at Brown Deer Park Golf Course.

Tosa shot a 338 and was led by Garski, who tied for second (74). Monty (82), Jushka (90) and Jake Schultz (92) rounded out the scoring.

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Wauwatosa Swordfish set 10 records at swimming meet

May 18, 2016 9:51 a.m. | The Tosa Swordfish competed at the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie, May 13-15, where they set 10 new Long Course Meters records.

The meet was hosted by Mundelein Mustang Swim Club as 22 teams and approximately 600 swimmers from Wisconsin and Illinois participated in the 50-meter pool.

Lauren Malinowski (12 years old) got a new state cut in the 200 butterfly and set a club record, winning the event with a time of 3 minutes, 0:21 seconds. She set a total of five records.

Her other records were in the 50 fly (33.62 first) and 100 fly (1:16.48, second) and in the 50 freestyle (30.84, fifth) and 100 free (1:08.69, sixth).

Maddie A. Bartz (12) set records in the 50 backstroke (36.09, sixth) and the 100 (1:17.29, second).

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