Man who shot Tosa cop gets 54 years in prison

The man who shot a Wauwatosa police officer last summer was sentenced to 54 years in prison last week.

Detective Jeffrey Griffin was shot by Najee Harmon, 21, June 19 in Milwaukee while he was investigating a burglary that had occurred in Wauwatosa. Following the incident, police reported that Griffin faced a long recovery.

Harmon pleaded guilty to four modified charges, including two counts of recklessly endangering safety, attempted possession of a firearm by a felon repeater and attempted first degree reckless injury in February.

In addition to 54 years in prison, Harmon also received 35 years of probation.

New Off/Aisle store opens at The Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa

Kohl's Corp.'s new Off/Aisle store at The Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa is now open.

The pilot store is one of two locations to open in the Milwaukee area this spring; another Off/Aisle store opened on Sunset Drive in Waukesha, marking the second and third stores of their kind.

At the store, customers can browse for merchandise including apparel, accessories and home items at a discount.

The new store in Wauwatosa is located in the last remaining anchor space between Dick's Sporting Goods and Ulta Beauty in the prominent shopping center development's first phase.

Located north of Burleigh Street, just east of Highway 45 in Wauwatosa, The Mayfair Collection is a shopping center that repurposed functionally obsolete warehouse buildings into contemporary retail environments.

Wauwatosa Public Library Foundation announces luncheon, award winners

The Wauwatosa Public Library Foundation will hold its Spring Leadership Luncheon Monday, April 11.

The event will feature keynote speaker Jordan Ellenberg, a math professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of the bestselling book, 'How Not to Be Wrong,' a book that shows readers how math touches everything.

The luncheon, which begins at noon at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 10499 Innovation Drive, will also present leadership awards to area students. Camila Hernandez of Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, George Elliott of Marquette University High School, Andrew Scholz of Pius XI High School, Madeline Ladd of Wauwatosa East High School and Bridget Obligato of Wauwatosa West High School will each receive awards.

For reservations for the event, call (414) 471-8485 or register at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave.

New DIY creative studio opens in Village of Wauwatosa

A new creative studio recently opened doors in the Village of Wauwatosa.

CraftSpot, a craft studio where customers can make custom wood home décor, paintings, string art, stamped jewelry and more, opened March 16 at 6228 W. State St.

Customers are assisted by 'craftologists' at the shop and can take home a personalized piece of art or home décor at the end of a session. The studio offers a number of open workshops, allowing an individual or a group of friends to book a spot in the studio.

CraftSpot also hosts 'Crafts for a Cause,' which enables groups to hold private fundraising events. The shop will donate 25 percent of the group project cost back to the chosen charity.

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