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UWM student robbed while walking to bus stop

Nov. 22, 2009 1:44 p.m. | A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student was robbed at gunpoint while walking to a Wauwatosa bus stop Wednesday morning, according to a police report.

He was walking in the 4000 block of North 92nd Street when a man stopped him to ask directions. Then he said, "Just so you know, I have a gun. Follow me right here. Turn around and start walking."

The student saw the man's hand in his coat pocket, and believed he was armed. But he never saw an actual gun.

They walked for about a block before the man demanded money and a cell phone. Then he told the student to turn around and walk away.

A few minutes later when the student looked back, the robber was gone.

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

May 25, 2016 2:33 p.m. | Here's a list of the top five stories from Wauwatosa this week:

1. Wauwatosa alderman calls 1979 parking ordinance 'nitpicky,' looks for change

2. Tosa school libraries gear up for fall introduction of 'makerspaces'

3. Transit officials: proposed BRT system could attract thousands of new riders

4. Tosa West's We the People team reflects on nationals, yearly successes

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Wauwatosa West boys finish fourth at Woodland Relays

May 25, 2016 9:05 a.m. | The Wauwatosa West boys finished fourth in the 12-team Woodland Conference Outdoor Championship on May 17 at New Berlin West.

West scored 89 points, more than doubling the score of fifth-place Shorewood (43). New Berlin Eisenhower (174), Pewaukee (126) and South Milwaukee (91) finished 1-2-3.

The Trojans had two winners: senior Christian Jackson and junior Javaree Jackson.

Christian Jackson won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.99 seconds, returning from injury; coach Scott Jordan was happy to see him.

"He was back on the track after a leg injury and placed first in the 110 hurdles and second in the 300 lows," Jordan said. "It was nice to have him back."

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Wauwatosa West girls soccer team wins Woodland Conference championship

May 25, 2016 9:00 a.m. | So far, so good for coach Ryan Bailey's Wauwatosa West girls soccer team.

The Trojans finished the regular season with a 12-4-3 overall record and the Woodland Conference championship with a 10-0-1 record in conference play.

They finished the regular season with a 1-1 record, beating Whitnall, 4-1, in a conference match on May 17 to start the week. They lost a nonconference road match to Muskego on May 21.


West clinched the Woodland Conference championship with a 4-1 win over the Falcons, scoring quickly when Kate Murphy scored at the six-minute mark on an exquisite ball from Hannah Fuerstenau.

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Wauwatosa East soccer team splits two games, loses Lily Brock to injury

May 25, 2016 8:35 a.m. | To say that the Red Raiders (10-6-3) experienced a whirlwind of emotions during their match against Brookfield East May 17 on Tuesday at Whitman Field would be "the grossest understatement of the year," according to coach Eric Dale.

When the dust settled, the Raiders would be turned away by the Spartans by a score of 4-2 in one of the strangest matches Dale has ever been a part of.

"We absolutely dominated the first half of the game. We were pressing them the entire half, we controlled the midfield, we contained (Ari) Banks and (Abby) Gregg, and all things seemed to be pointing to a victory," he said. "And then, our leader went down in a heap in penalty box, and it felt like air escaping from a vacuum after that."

Tosa East's team leader, Lily Brock, senior goalkeeper and captain, was injured on a noncontact play in the East penalty area when going to retrieve a ball at the top of the box. "When I went out to see what was going on, Lily was a little more frantic and agitated then I've ever seen her. She did her best to remain calm, but she also told Gail and me that she heard a 'crack' when she fell down."

Brock is awaiting an MRI result, but after seeing an orthopedic doctor Wednesday, he confirmed that her MCL is torn and it's likely that her ACL is also torn. The Raiders will wait to see what the results are, but no matter what, the loss is a big one for the team.

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Wauwatosa East girls finish seventh at GMC Outdoor Track and Field Meet

May 25, 2016 8:31 a.m. | The Wauwatosa East girls finished seventh with 42 points at the Greater Metro Conference Outdoor Championship, on May 17 at Menomonee Falls.

"It was a great effort by the girls," coach Glen Gardiner said. "We're looking forward to the regional meet hosted by West Allis Central."

East placed in 11 events and had several personal records by girls who didn't place.

The top finish was a third by the 4x400-meter relay team, which took third in 4 minutes, 15.08 seconds by Dom Evans, Katie Gastrau, Hannah Brooks and Toni Bonds.

Bonds, a junior, also had a PR by taking fourth in the 400 run (1:01.81).

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Wauwatosa East boys fourth at GMC Outdoor Track and Field Meet

May 25, 2016 8:28 a.m. | The Wauwatosa East boys track team scored 83.5 points to finish fourth at the Greater Metro Conference Outdoor Championships on May 17 at Menomonee Falls.

Finishing before the Red Raiders were Brookfield East (142), Menomonee Falls (134) and Marquette (93). Brookfield Central (70.5), Hamilton (68), West Allis Hale (42) and West Allis Central (36).

"We missed a few opportunities to score points, which hurts when we missed third place in the team scores by less than 10 points," coach Mackenzie Laska said. "But overall it was a solid performance from the team."

Senior Dan Scallon had a big day, winning the 200-meter dash with a personal record time of 22.19.

He was also a member of the first-place 4x400-meter relay team (3:30.31) with seniors Marquez Green, Nathan Green and Sam Stelloh, and the third place 4x100 relay (44.10) with Ryan Kelnhofer, Lewis Huenink, and Jeremiah King.

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Wauwatosa Sports Notes: May 26, 2016

May 24, 2016 5:02 p.m. |

East's Prange to play in All-Star Soccer Game

Ben Prange, a four-year letter-winner and a two-year captain in the boys soccer program, has been selected to play on the Blue Team in the Wisconsin Masonic All-Star Soccer Game on July 30 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Prange, a St. Norbert's recruit, scored more than 45 career goals and collected more than 25 assists, all as a member of the varsity team. He is a two-time first-team All Conference selection for the Greater Metro Conference and was an honorable mention All Conference selection as a sophomore.

He also was a second-team All State selection for his senior year and was an honorable mention All State selection as a junior.

He earned several other honors over his four years. He was 2015 GMC Scholar Athlete, 2015 NHS Student Athlete Award Recipient and was named Co-MVP at Bob Spielmann Soccer Camp.

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Milwaukee County Chargers defeat Bulldogs in exhibition opener, 20-6

May 24, 2016 4:54 p.m. | The Milwaukee County Chargers semiprofessional football team won their first two exhibition games, defeating the Brew City Bulldogs, 20-6, on May 14, in a game that was strangely shortened when the visiting Bulldogs kept fighting each other.

Then on May 21, the Chargers beat the Waukesha Raiders, 21-14.

Brew City

"It was good to get the rust off the pads," coach Scott Bolin said. "(I) wish we could have played the whole game, but we're coming around as a team."

Shag Russel returned a punt for a touchdown in the first quarter to get the Chargers on the board for a 6-0 lead.

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Wauwatosa officer rescues seven ducklings trapped in storm sewer

May 24, 2016 3:58 p.m. | The work of police officers likely includes responding to a number of unique circumstances — and it Wauwatosa, that includes ducklings.

According to a recent post published on the Wauwatosa Police Department's Facebook page, one member of the force, identified as officer Evan Olson, helped rescue seven young ducklings trapped in a storm sewer.

"It's a bird, it's a pla...oh wait, it really is a bird," the post read.

The ducklings wandered across the street and got stuck in s storm sewer, according to the post.

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Initial Reaction: Talking with star Waukesha soccer players Dani Rhodes, Emily Cervantes

May 24, 2016 12:05 p.m. | JP sits down with top girls soccer players Dani Rhodes of Waukesha West and Emily Cervantes of Catholic Memorial. JP also begrudgingly talks about the decision facing Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes, and the guys talk about Cubs-hate in the Milwaukee market and look at a number of WIAA spring sports storylines. Each week, Lake Country/Now sports director JR Radcliffe and Time Warner Cable Sports Channel's JP Cadorin chat about the Wisconsin sports scene, with an emphasis on Milwaukee-area preps. Find the podcast on Stitcher and iTunes.

Wauwatosa Police Report: May 15 - 21

May 24, 2016 10:24 a.m. |


1Around 10:30 p.m. May 19, someone reported being the victim of an armed robbery in the 4100 block of North Mayfair Road after the suspect displayed a semiautomatic handgun and took the victim's wallet.


2Someone entered and burglarized a home in the 7600 block of West Clarke Street between 11 and 11:20 a.m. May 16.


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Wauwatosa West girls track team runs away with Woodland Outdoor title

May 24, 2016 10:08 a.m. | Wauwatosa West girls track and field coach Jack LoPresti collects conference championships like some people collect baseball cards. When his Trojans won the Woodland Conference Outdoor on May 17 at New Berlin West, it was their 23rd conference title since 2005.

West ran off with the title, outscoring second place Whitnall by 47.50 points, 155 to 107.50.

"It was an amazing team effort — the girls scored over 150 points — just a tremendous job in so many events," LoPresti said. "(It was) a real tribute to all the girls and our coaching staff. I feel lucky to work with such a group of coaches and athletes every day."

Mercy Ndon won the 100-meter dash (12.19 seconds), followed by Cheri'A Adams (12.23) and Azya McLin (12.29), making it a clean sweep of the top spots; all three broke the 100-meter Woodland Outdoor meet record.

"Mercy, Cheri'A, and Azya are an awesome group," LoPresti said. "This year has been fun, and we are looking forward to many cool things in the coming weeks. Those three amigos made it look easy in the 200-dash as well, sweeping up the 200; it was very fun to watch."

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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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