Wauwatosa East, Brookfield Central boys basketball photos now online

Jan. 27, 2010 11:47 a.m. | We've just posted NOW photojournalist Peter Zuzga's photo gallery from last night's Greater Metro Conference boys basketball game between Wauwatosa East and Brookfield Central.

Wauwatosa East fended off a Brookfield Central rally and earned a 53-48 victory.

Dan Sayles led Tosa East with 18 points. Alex Diciaula scored 16 to lead Central.

See the photo gallery.

We're blogging live from tonight's Brookfield mayoral forum

Jan. 20, 2010 12:03 p.m. | The four candidates vying to become Brookfield's next mayor will take part in a forum tonight at Swanson Elementary School and we'll be there too.

NOW reporter Alan Hamari will be blogging live from the event, which features incumbent mayor Jeff Speaker and challengers David Marcello, Steve Ponto and Thomas Schellinger. Sign up now to receive an e-mail reminder when the blog goes live, a little before 7 p.m.

Visit our special page for more on the election, including candidate bios, reader-submitted questions and more.

$80,000 in jewels stolen from woman

Jan. 19, 2010 8:31 p.m. | A designer bag containing assorted jewels valued at $80,000 was reportedly stolen from a woman in the 9300 block of South 35th Street on Friday, Franklin police say.

The victim told police that a man and woman in their early 30s approached her at about 5:15 p.m., and asked her for directions and then took the bag.

The victim believes the suspects followed her vehicle from a jewelry distributor in Chicago.

Brookfield mayoral election page now online

Jan. 13, 2010 12:16 p.m. | We've just updated our special page focusing on the Brookfield mayoral election with profiles of all four candidates, candidate responses to reader-submitted questions, an interactive forum, links to voting locations and more.

The page will be updated often as NOW will provide comprehensive coverage of the race to become Brookfield's next mayor leading up to the Feb. 16 primary and the April 6 general election.

NOW is also co-sponsoring a candidates' forum on Jan. 26 at the Brookfield Public Safety Building. Check the election page for complete details.

Special NOW high school basketball page now online

Jan. 13, 2010 12:08 p.m. |

Are you a high school basketball fan? Then you will want to visit our special Roundball Rankings prep hoops page.

Each week, sportswriter David Cotey ranks all 42 boys and girls basketball teams in the NOW coverage area. There's also a list of the area's top scorers, blogs, an interactive map of the all-time scoring leaders at area schools, a weekly poll, a player of the week and much more.

Fireplace ashes blamed for weekend house fire

Jan. 04, 2010 4:08 p.m. | Discarded fireplace ashes caused a house fire in the W16200 block of Community Drive on Saturday that resulted in $150,000 in damage.

Dispatchers received a 911 call at 4:52 p.m. and firefighters arrived at the house six minutes later, Fire Chief Jeffrey Hevey said. Firefighters saw heavy fire coming from the two-car garage attached to the one-story, single-family home, he said.

Firefighters from Germantown Richfield, Lannon and Butler assisted in extinguishing the fire, which took 90 minutes, he said. The Sussex Fire Department was on standby with an engine ready.

The fire had spread to the attic that ran the length of the house. Hevey said conditions were extremely cold. With a temperature of 1 degree and 12 mph winds, Hevey said it felt like 16 degrees below zero.

"We had some cold firefighters out there," he said.

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