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Wisconsin Lutheran High School screens 'Heroes Behind The Badge'

Jan. 11, 2013 10:13 a.m. |

Wisconsin Lutheran High School will host a screening of the documentary film "Heroes Behind The Badge" at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
 
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit National Law Enforcement Memorial Funds and Shielded Hearts. 
 
The film recounts the life-and-death stories of law enforcement officers who were caught in the line of fire.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School is at 330 N. Glenview Ave. in Milwaukee, just south of W. Blue Mound Road.
 
Visit www.heroesbehindthebadge.com or contact Eric Guse at E.Guse@glendale-wi.org for more information. You may also watch a teaser from the film below:
 

Developer seeks city financing help for ABB offices in Tosa

Jan. 11, 2013 7:00 a.m. | Zilber Property Group, which would develop ABB Inc.'s new office building proposed for Innovation Campus, is seeking financing assistance from the City of Wauwatosa.

That's according to Paulette Enders, Wauwatosa development director. A specific amount hasn't surfaced yet, but the money would be provided through a tax incremental financing district which the Common Council created in 2010 for Innovation Campus, previously known as Innovation Park.

The city funds would pay for the office building's parking structure, Enders said.

"The density will ultimately require the use of structured parking to maintain appropriate amounts of green space as called for in the development plan for Innovation Campus," she wrote, in an email.

Any specific tax financing assistance for the ABB office project would require separate council approval.

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Wauwatosa native reacts to Oscar nominations

Jan. 10, 2013 9:48 a.m. | Michael Raisler was too nervous to watch the Oscar nominations Thursday morning.

The New York-based executive producer of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was getting ready for work "when my phone started exploding," he said, with news that the film was nominated for best picture.

The film's star, 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, also was nominated for best actress.

"Beasts," a fierce but tender Hurricane Katrina-themed tale about an off-the-grid community on a ramshackle island called the Bathtub, received four nominations, including best director for Behn Zeitlin. 

"This is so beyond what we ever dreamed of," said Raisler, a Wauwatosa native and Pius XI High School alum. 

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Chemical spill reported at Children's Hospital

Jan. 09, 2013 10:16 a.m. | The Wauwatosa Fire Department responded to a spill of acetic acid inside a Children's Hospital of Wisconsin laboratory at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

No more than one quart of acetic acid, a component of vinegar, was spilled in a laboratory on the third floor of the hospital.

The spill was contained and cleaned up Wednesday morning. No evacuation of hospital staff, patients or visitors was necessary and no injuries were reported, the spokeswoman said.

The acid is used in some routine laboratory tests.

Wauwatosa woman accused of getting drunk, urinating on ex's home

Jan. 08, 2013 1:16 p.m. | Wauwatosa police officers responding to a call at 2:10 a.m. Dec. 28 say they found a drunken 30-year-old Wauwatosa woman urinating on the side of her ex-boyfriend's house in the 8000 block of Woodland Avenue.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The 34-year-old Wauwatosa man, the ex-boyfriend, called police after the 30-year-old and her friend, a 53-year-old Wauwatosa woman, knocked on his door and rang his bell for three minutes.

The two had broken up earlier that day. The woman met up with her friend and started drinking.

The younger woman was confused and constantly asked police not to "beat her up." She sat in a puddle while she was being arrested, got up, was unsure of why her bottom was wet and then asked the officers if they had urinated on her.

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Police arrest boy, man after confrontations with BB guns at Mayfair

Jan. 08, 2013 12:01 p.m. | Wauwatosa police responded to two calls of teenagers armed with BB guns at Mayfair Mall in the days after Christmas, with one case connected to rumors of an attempted flash mob at the mall.

According to the Wauwatosa police reports:

A 19-year-old Milwaukee man and a 14-year-old Milwaukee boy were arrested on different cases of firearms possession around Mayfair on Dec. 26. The first one, taking place at 5 p.m., had police holding a 14-year-old and his friends at gunpoint after they thought he was carrying a real gun. The second arrest took place after police broke up a fight outside of McDonalds, 3131 N. Mayfair Road.

The 14-year-old and his friends brought a BB gun to the mall because they "weren't thinking." They saw rumors on Facebook that a lot of people were going to the mall, so they took two BB guns to the mall in their pants. One armed boy couldn't keep the gun from falling out of the waistline of his pants and several employees thought he had a real gun. The employees called the police, who caught the boy and friends walking out the front door.

An officer immediately held the 14-year-old and his two friends at gunpoint and told them to get down. The boy threw his gun, the tip painted black to look like a real pistol, into the snow. He was arrested and his friends were let go.

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Saturday's East-West boys basketball game time change

Jan. 07, 2013 5:25 p.m. | The annual Battle of Tosa boys basketball game as been moved up Saturday so it doesn't conflict with the Green Bay Packers-San Francisco playoff game.

The varsity game at Wauwatosa West will now begin at 5:15 p.m. while the JV game will start at 3:30 p.m.

Tosa East is 6-5 and Tosa West is 4-7.

Primary election letters due by 5 p.m. Feb. 1

Jan. 07, 2013 9:39 a.m. | All letters related to the spring primary must be received at the NOW Newspapers office by 5 p.m. Feb. 1 to be conisdered for publication in our print editions. All letters for the general election must be received by 5 p.m. March 15.

You can e-mail letters to news@cninow.com, fax them to (262) 446-6646 or mail them to:

NOW Newspapers
1741 Dolphin Drive Suite A
Waukesha, WI 53186

Letters must include the writer's first and last names and community of residence. This information will be published.

Letter writers also must provide their phone number, so we can call to verify that the sender truly is who they say they are.

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