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Tosa mayor candidates will answer your questions at Monday's forum

March 23, 2012 8:56 a.m. | Wauwatosa mayoral candidates Peter Donegan and Kathy Ehley will face off in a forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 26 in the Civic Center Auditorium at City Hall, 7725 W. North Ave.

Alderman Peter Donegan and Kathy Ehley, executive director of the Village Business Improvement District, will provide comments and answer questions about issues facing Wauwatosa. The audience will have a chance to pose questions to the candidates.

Wauwatosa NOW, the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County and the Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the forum. The league, a non-partisan civic organization, will provide the moderator and each sponsoring organization will provide questions for the candidates.

Tosa considers two new local historic designations

March 20, 2012 10:52 p.m. | The city's Historic Preservation Commission has its sights on the Muellner Building and the Rockway/Brookside neighborhood for local historic designation.

The Muellner Building was built as a federal Works Progress Administration project in the 1930s with the intent of providing a community center for Wauwatosa. Significant financial contributions came from the Wauwatosa Curling Club and the American Legion.

Today, the Hart Park Senior Center and the curling club operate from the building. The city also rents out space there for parties, meetings and community events.

"It's a great piece of history," said Brian Faltinson, commission chairman.

The proposed designation as a historic place - expected to be before the Common Council for approval in May - means that the commission would review any design changes proposed for the building in the future.

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DSW shopper arrested for previous store thefts

March 20, 2012 3:38 p.m. | A 54-year-old Milwaukee woman found out the hard way not to shop where she had been known to steal as police arrested her in the parking lot of DSW, 2265 N. Mayfair Rd. at 2:51 p.m. March 18.

According to the police report:

Store employees called police when the woman came to the store and bought a purse after she was recognized for stealing items on three other occasions last November and December. The value of the items stolen on Nov. 3, Dec. 2 and Dec. 23, totaled $742.75.

As police pulled up to question the woman in the parking lot, she exclaimed, "I did not steal (expletive)!"

The woman remained loudly confrontational, giving false ID information and then saying, "I'm going to return the (expletive) purse!"

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Milwaukee driver arrested for sixth OWI

March 20, 2012 2:52 p.m. | A 29-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for her sixth OWI offense for abusing prescription drugs after she was found slumped over her steering wheel in the 7200 block of W. Center St. at 5:17 p.m. March 17.

According to the police report:

A 911 caller alerted police and paramedics to the scene, where the woman was passed out in the car stopped at a 45-degree angle with the engine running.

The woman told police she had prescriptions for Alprazolam and Oxycodene for an existing pain condition. Though she told police she had taken one of each earlier in the day, they determined from the amount of pills in recently filled prescription bottles that the amount was higher.

She failed a field sobriety test. A blood draw was performed with results pending.

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