Germantown advances to Level 3 with win over Homestead

Oct. 30, 2010 3:13 p.m. | Germantown and retiring football coach Phil Datka will be around for at least another week after the Warhawks defeated top-seeded Homestead, 17-10, on Saturday afternoon at Homestead High School in Division 1 second-round game.

The loss was the first this season for the Highlanders, who had to stop a two-point conversion try to preserve a victory earlier this season against Germantown.

With the victory, the Warhawks improve to 7-4 and will take on the winner of the Marquette vs. Manitowoc Lincoln game in a Level 3 contest on Friday or Saturday. will post a complete game story later on today.

Follow Germantown vs. Homestead football game with us today

Oct. 30, 2010 1:01 p.m. | Check out Preps Plus Playoff Central today for updates throughout the Level 2 football game between Germantown and host Homestead.

The Mequon Road rivals are set to kick off at 1 p.m. and we'll be updating our twitter feed throughout the game with the latest from Homestead High School.

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Wauwatosa West, Brookfield Central volleyball gallery now online

Oct. 30, 2010 7:12 a.m. | Wauwatosa West defeated Brookfield Central yesterday in the opening round of the WIAA boys volleyball tournament and NOW's C.T. Kruger was there capturing shots from the game in this photo gallery.

Third-seeded West advanced to take on Shorewood with the 25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 25-19 victory over the No. 6 Lancers.

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Girls volleyball sectional semifinal photos now online

Oct. 30, 2010 6:49 a.m. | Top-seeded Muskego and second-seeded Brookfield Central both earned victories Thursday during the WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal at Brookfield East and NOW photojournalist C.T. Kruger was there capturing all the action in this photo gallery.

Muskego defeated No. 5 Racine Park, 25-18, 25-19, 23-25, 25-15, while Brookfield Central took care of No. 3 West Allis Hale 25-20, 25-13, 25-10.

Muskego and Central will meet in the sectional final at 7 tonight at Greenfield with the victor earning a berth in the state finals.

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Brookfield East, Waukesha West soccer photos now online

Oct. 29, 2010 6:59 a.m. | The top-ranked Brookfield East soccer team posted a 2-0 victory over Waukesha West yesterday at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee in a state quarterfinal game and we've just posted Peter Zuzga's photo gallery with all the action from the contest.

Brookfield East will play today at 5 p.m. against Marquette in the semifinal game. The Hilltoppers advanced with a 4-1 victory yesterday over Kenosha Bradford.

The title game is at 2 p.m. on Saturday and will be against the winner of the Appleton North vs. Eau Claire Memorial match up.

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Police look for man in attempted abduction case in New Berlin

Oct. 27, 2010 9:43 a.m. | New Berlin police are investigating an attempted abduction that occurred near 124th Street and Howard Avenue on Monday.

According to a news release from the department:

A 15-year-old girl was jogging in the area about 6:30 p.m. Monday when she was approached by a man who attempted to pull her into his vehicle. The girl was able to escape and run to a nearby home.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, 18 to 25 years old, 5-foot-8, 160 pounds, with short black hair and facial hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt with gray writing on it and dark-colored baggy jeans.

The girl said the man was driving an older, red 4-door-car with circular-type lights on the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle's license plate also had a bluish tint.

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Greendale, Pius XI football photo gallery now online

Oct. 26, 2010 10:18 p.m. | We've just posted NOW photojournalist C.T. Kruger's photo gallery from tonight's football playoff game between Pius XI and host Greendale.

Pius posted a 22-20 victory over Greendale, which just missed on a 66-yard free kick in the final seconds.

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South Milwaukee, Brookfield Central football photo gallery now online

Oct. 26, 2010 9:37 p.m. | We've just posted NOW photojournalist Peter Zuzga's photo gallery from tonight's Level 1 football playoff game between Brookfield Central and host South Milwaukee.

South Milwaukee won, 20-13, and will advance to take on Pius in a Level 2 contest Saturday.

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Follow the WIAA football playoffs live tonight

Oct. 26, 2010 6:46 p.m. | We're only a few moments away from kickoff in this season's WIAA football postseason and there is no better way to keep up with all the action in the first round than to check visit Preps Plus Playoff Central.

The special page features a tweeter feed with live updates from our reporters and fans at the games, a video roundtable previewing the first round, a poll and much more.

Go to Preps Plus Playoff Central

Police bust grow-house after anonymous tip

Oct. 26, 2010 2:44 p.m. | Two people have been arrested for growing marijuana in Wauwatosa.

The district attorney is expected to issue charges in the case Tuesday afternoon.

According to Wauwatosa police:

Police got a tip through Crime Stoppers of a home in the 6600 block of Hillside Lane that smelled of marijuana and had frequent visitors coming and going.

Officers checked out the apartment and found cardboard, dark film, blankets and blinds covering the windows. They also saw water and mold stains, which can indicate a home-grow operation.

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Alarming behavior sets police on to thieves, cross-dresser

Oct. 26, 2010 8:22 a.m. | A woman who pulled a fire alarm at the Cheesecake Factory ended up alerting police to the stolen goods she had in the getaway car last week.

According to Wauwatosa police:

An 18-year-old woman, 16-year-old girl and 18-year-old man dressed as a woman walked into the restaurant on the Mayfair Mall property and asked for "free water." After spending some time at the bar, they started to leave. The girl pulled the alarm on the way out.

Their vehicle was stopped at 104th Street and North Avenue, where a large number of items taken from various mall stores was recovered.

All three were arrested for possession of stolen property at 6:38 p.m. Oct. 18. They were also banned from the mall for five years.

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Police arrest woman playing on sympathy to score cash

Oct. 26, 2010 8:12 a.m. | A woman posing as the mother of a sick child in need of medication estimated she made about $300 off sympathetic Tosa residents last week. She has been arrested for aggressive panhandling.

According to Wauwatosa police:

The 41-year-old woman would ring doorbells and pretend she lived a few houses down from the homeowners. She said she was in desperate need of money because her son had asthma and he needed a new inhaler. She asked for $31, but would take whatever money the homeowners could provide.

In some cases, she called the homeowners by their names and even gave one a hug for her generosity. Each time she promised to pay the money back, and in a few cases, wrote down fake contact information.

Police started getting reports of a woman calling herself "Victoria," not her real name, going door-to door for money Oct. 18 in the 2600 block of North 72nd Street at 5:21 p.m. Calls came in the following days from Jackson Park Boulevard, 62nd, 71st, 74th and 99th streets.

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Grab a seat at our prep roundtable as we preview the football postseason

Oct. 25, 2010 2:07 p.m. | The high school football playoffs begin tomorrow night at 7 p.m. and you can get insight into some of the top matchups in our video roundtable as NOW's David Cotey and Steven Tietz are joined by the Journal-Sentinel's Mark Stewart.

The video, a blog and more are also available on Preps Plus Playoff Central page, which will be updated with game stories and photo galleries throughout the postseason.

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Brookfield East, Central soccer photo gallery now online

Oct. 24, 2010 7:27 a.m. | Brookfield East and Brookfield Central played a classic sectional final yesterday at Arrowhead and NOW photojournalist Peter Zuzga was there capturing all the action in this photo gallery.

Brookfield East, the state's top-ranked team in the coaches' poll, advanced to this week's state quarterfinals when Peter Horner scored in overtime to give his team a 2-1 victory over the Lancers.

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South Milwaukee cross country sectional photo gallery now online

Oct. 24, 2010 6:52 a.m. | Boys and girls cross country runners competed for state berths yesterday during the South Milwaukee Sectional in Grant Park and NOW's photojournalist Peter Zuzga was there and has created this photo gallery.

Muskego won the boys race with 78 points to runner-up Waukesha North with 88. Waukesha West sped to victory in the girls race with 62 to 71 for second-place Waukesha North.

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New Berlin West, Eisenhower football photos now online

Oct. 22, 2010 10:09 a.m. | New Berlin West posted a 42-7 victory over crosstown rival Eisenhower on Wednesday night in the final football game of the regular season and we've just posted a photo gallery from the contest.

With the victory, West finished the regular season at 6-3 overall and 6-2 in the Woodland Conference Blue while Eisenhower was 3-6 and 3-5 in the Woodland Conference Black.

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Follow live from WIAA headquarters as football brackets are made

Oct. 22, 2010 3:32 p.m. | Be sure to check in with Lake Country Publications' JR Radcliffe today as he tweets from the war room in Stevens Point as WIAA staff members put together the football playoff brackets.

The WIAA worked into the early morning hours to determine the postseason field and expects to have the brackets finished later today.

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Homestead, Germantown football photo gallery now online

Oct. 21, 2010 10:21 a.m. | The Homestead and Germantown football teams added another chapter to their storied rivalry last night in the rain at Homestead and NOW's Peter Zuzga was there, creating this photo gallery.

Homestead turned away a 2-point conversion try in the final seconds to preserve a 21-20 victory after Germantown came within a point on a 63-yard touchdown pass.

The game was the final regular-season contest for Germantown coach Phil Datka, who is retiring at the end of this season.

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Man urinates on tree after pulled over for drunken driving

Oct. 20, 2010 9:10 a.m. | A 71-year-old Waukesha man who had been pulled over for his fourth drunken driving offense got into more trouble when he insisted on urinating on a tree as officers were making the arrest Saturday morning.

According to Wauwatosa police:

Officers pulled over the man's vehicle in the 10100 block of Blue Mound Road at 2:04 a.m. because he had unregistered license plates. While the officer was checking his record, the man got out of his car and said he needed to use the bathroom.

He didn't like the officer's order that urinating would have to wait, so he relieved himself on a nearby tree.

He refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test, so he was taken to a local hospital for a blood draw. He resisted and tried to hit one officer in the face and put another in a headlock with his legs.

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Maryland visitor punched and robbed in Wauwatosa

Oct. 20, 2010 8:30 a.m. | A Maryland man visiting his folks in Wauwatosa got a less than pleasant souvenir to remember the trip.

The 59-year-old was robbed of his wallet and punched in the face several times resulting in a fractured eye socket and stitches above his eye, according to a Wauwatosa police report.

Also according to the report:

The visitor was walking in the neighborhood of 65th Street and North Avenue just after 7 p.m. Oct. 14. He heard people running up from behind him, so he turned to look. At that moment he was slugged in the face by one person, while a second held his arms behind him and a third put him in a chokehold.

He said he briefly lost consciousness, but woke up to see several people running away. He was taken to Froedtert Hospital.

Woman hurt after egg was thrown at bar

Oct. 20, 2010 8:06 a.m. | A Wauwatosa bar has been having problems with people throwing eggs at its patio. On Saturday night, the bad behavior turned dangerous.

According to Wauwatosa police:

A woman was enjoying the outdoor seating at Leff's Lucky Town, 7208 W. State St., when she felt a sharp pain in her eye at 10:28 p.m. Saturday. She realized an egg had been thrown hard and fast from a car driving by and it had hit her in the face.

She suffered bruising around the eye, broken blood vessels and cuts around the eyes and nose.

Bar staff said they've had to contend with multiple egg-throwing incidents.

'Sagging pants' comment leads to argument at mall

Oct. 18, 2010 2:25 p.m. | Two men were banned from Brookfield Square Mall for a year after they argued with a security officer who told them to "pull up their sagging pants," according to the city of Brookfield police report.

Police were called to the mall, 95 N. Moorland Road, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 because mall security had reported that two men were being loud and boisterous.

The two men, ages 21 and 22, were arguing with the security officer who had told them to pull up their sagging pants and leave the mall, according to reports.

The men were not given any citations, but they were banned from the mall for a year.

Check out the football post-season picture in Push for the Playoffs

Oct. 17, 2010 8:09 a.m. | Want to know who is in, who is out, and who is on the bubble? Then check out our updated Push for the Playoffs page, featuring the latest post-season picture for area high school football teams as they head into the final game of the regular season.

Franklin solidified its spot as one of the best, if not the best team in the state with a 40-35 victory over undefeated Kenosha Bradford. Homestead rolled to its 60th consecutive North Shore Conference victory while New Berlin West dealt Brown Deer its first loss of the season.

In addition to playoff prospects, Push for the Playoffs also features a fan poll, forum, live blogs and more.

Go to Push for the Playoffs.

Greater Metro Conference cross country meet photos now online

Oct. 17, 2010 7:41 a.m. | Greater Metro Conference cross-country runners gave it their all yesterday during the conference meet and NOW photojournalist Peter Zuzga was there capturing all the action from Milwaukee's Washington Park in this photo gallery.

Brookfield East used its superior depth to post a first-place finish in the girls portion of the meet by one point over Brookfield Central. Central's Elizabeth Flatley won the girls race on the 4,000-meter course in 15 minutes, 3 seconds. Marquette won the boys competition while Brookfield Central was second.

The gallery also features athletes from West Allis Hale and Central, Menomonee Falls, Hamilton and Wauwatosa East.

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Scuffle sours sweet-16 party

Oct. 13, 2010 11:56 a.m. | A fight broke out during a sweet-16 birthday party at the Muellner Building last week.

More than 100 teens were loitering in front of the building in Hart Park, and many ran or jumped into vehicles and drove off as squads arrived just before 10 p.m. Oct. 8, according to a police report.

No one had been hurt and city property went undamaged, said Ken Walbrant, Parks and Forestry superintendent.

"The police were called by park staff and the party was shut down immediately," he said.

Rita Cole, mother of the birthday girl, said her daughter was disappointed the party had to end more than an hour earlier, but as a parent she understood the safety precautions.

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Push for the Playoffs updated with latest post-season prospects

Oct. 13, 2010 10:32 a.m. | We've just updated our Push for the Playoffs page with the latest post-season prospects for area teams. If you are a high school football fan then be sure to check out the page for an updated view of every NOW team's postseason positioning, videos, a poll, forum and more.

A number of teams have clinched playoff spots since the last update, including Brookfield East and new coach Tom Swittel, who has the Spartans back in the postseason for the first time since 2003.

Go to Push for the Playoffs.

Seven Wauwatosa East students busted for drinking at homecoming dance

Oct. 12, 2010 10:44 a.m. | Seven students were cited for underage drinking during the homecoming dance at Wauwatosa East High School but there were likely a lot more teens that consumed alcohol and didn't get caught.

According to Wauwatosa police:

A chaperon said two students in the Learning Center smelled of alcohol at 5:44 p.m. Oct. 2. One girl was walking around barefoot and was unsteady on her feet. The boy she was with said he had been drinking at a party before heading over to the school.

Just as administrators were dealing with the first two students, two more students who were having trouble standing up were brought into the office.

One girl cried and got so worked up that she vomited. She was taken by ambulance to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

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Suspected armed robber ends up in the rough

Oct. 12, 2010 7:46 a.m. | A suspect in an armed robbery at golf retail store rammed Greenfield police squad cars before crashing into a light pole at Highway 100 and Armour Avenue on Monday.

According to a Police Department news release:

Officers were called to Golf Galaxy, 7801 W. Layton Ave., at 3:30 p.m. on a report of an armed robbery in progress.

Police got a description of the suspect and the fleeing vehicle and tried to stop him as he turned his vehicle onto Layton Avenue, where the suspect drove at speeds of up to 65 miles per hour.

Officers were able to "box" the vehicle in as it approached Highway 100, but the suspect intentionally rammed the squad cars and was able to continue northbound on Highway 100.

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Bleeding man claims he was attacked but can't recall details

Oct. 12, 2010 7:35 a.m. | A man found bleeding profusely on the front lawn of a Wauwatosa home said he had been beaten by two people but could not recall the details of the attack Sunday morning.

According to Wauwatosa police:

A newspaper carrier alerted police to a 55-year-old man sitting on the ground in the 600 block of North 63rd Street with blood covering his head and clothing at 6:19 a.m.

He said he had been walking in the area - his home was only a few blocks away - when he had been attacked by two men. The victim smelled of alcohol and there was blood on the lawn and walkway.

At Froedtert Hospital, he was diagnosed with a forehead laceration, broken nose, fractured sinus cavity, brain bleeding and a hematoma. He was admitted to the hospital.

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Knife-wielding dog walker arrested for threatening curious dogs

Oct. 12, 2010 7:26 a.m. | A 63-year-old Brookfield man who reportedly waved a knife at a neighbor during an argument about unleashed dogs could face a criminal charge.

According to a police report:

Brookfield Police responded to Gebhardt Road, near the intersection of North 166th Street, at 2:46 p.m. Oct. 8 after a bystander reported that a man had drawn a knife during an argument.

The victim told officers the 63-year-old suspect pulled a 3- or 4-inch knife, waived it at him, and threatened to kill his dogs if he didn't leash them.

The suspect was reportedly walking his dog on the sidewalk when the victim's dogs approached him.

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Burning Bible lands 20-year-old in hot water

Oct. 11, 2010 1:59 p.m. | A man exercising his right to free speech went a little too far when he burned a Bible in a field in the 21000 block of Watertown Road at 1:08 a.m. Oct. 5, Town of Brookfield police said.

The 20-year-old Waukesha man was cited for negligent handling of burning materials - after he called police to the fire.

When an officer arrived there, he found a Bible, with the man's name written inside, on fire in the field. The man said he burned the bible to vent frustration, according to the police report.

Free pizza, maybe, if you have a working smoke detector

Oct. 11, 2010 12:42 p.m. | Residents ordering pizza in West Allis and Greenfield on Oct. 21 may be in for a surprise.

Both fire departments are participating in a program called "Delivering Fire Prevention." From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, families ordering pizza may get their dinner delivered by a firefighter.

If families, to be chosen at random, have a working smoke detector, their pizza will be free. If they do not, they will receive a free smoke or carbon monoxide detector.

All families will receive fire prevention education from the Safe Kids Southeast Wisconsin Coalition.

The Greenfield restaurant participating is P. Demarinis, 5442 W. Forest Home Ave., while the West Allis restaurant was not known.

Greendale tennis sectional photo gallery now online

Oct. 09, 2010 12:45 p.m. | Whitefish Bay captured all four singles flights on the way to winning the WIAA Division 1 Greendale tennis sectional this week and we've just posted NOW photojournalist Peter Zuzga's photo gallery from the event.

Bay edged out Nicolet in the team standings to earn a berth in the state team meet, which is Oct. 22-23 in Madison. The individual tournament is Thursday through Saturday.

The sectional also featured competitors from Greendale, Greenfield, Muskego and Oak Creek.

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Michigan Memories Lake Express photo contest winners announced

Oct. 08, 2010 8:38 a.m. | Congratulations to Carla Rentas of Muskego who submitted a photo taken at Holland State Park in Michigan that was judged by our panel to be the best picture of more than 100 submissions to our Michigan Memories photo contest, sponsored by the Lake Express High Speed Ferry.

Carla wins a Lake Express prize package that includes round-trip tickets for two adults, two children and one vehicle on the high-speed ferry, and a two-night stay at the Hampton Inn in Muskegon, Mich.

Our second-place winner is Kendra Bradford of Greendale, who submitted a photo of her daughter enjoying a sunset along the banks of Luke Superior. The second-place prize includes round-trip tickets for two adults and a vehicle on the ferry.

Brookfield's Ryan Furness submitted a photo of a sunfish caught on a beautiful day on the Sunset Lake in Iron River and won the third-place prize, a round-trip ticket for an adult on the ferry.

Visit the contest page to see the three winners and browse the more than 100 submissions we received. Thanks to everyone for participating.

Anonymous donor gives $14K for police defibrillators

Oct. 06, 2010 11:45 a.m. | An anonymous donor has given enough money to buy automated external defibrillators for the Police Department's patrol cars.

Former alderman Richard Bachman got a check for $14,000 from a woman who called the donation "money from heaven." One of her loved one's died as the result of cardiac problems, and she believes that if the first responders had had an AED to shock the person's heart back into rhythm that person would still be alive.

Bachman was completely surprised by the donation. He also has received several hundred dollars from other individuals and organizations - and he'll keep collecting.

Money will be needed to cover training costs and to replace batteries or AEDs down the road, he said. It's also possible additional units could be purchased and placed in more of the police vehicles.

The Friends of Hart Park are planning an Election Day bake sale to raise money for the program, and the Kiwanis will hold a wine tasting in November.

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Knockouts wins right to give massages

Oct. 06, 2010 10:15 a.m. | One alderman likened a new hair salon and spa coming to Wauwatosa to a "nudie bar" that fictional 1980s television character Al Bundy, known for his less-than-classy ways, would have patronized.

Alderman Don Birschel said 17 city residents contacted him or his wife to say they didn't want to see Knockouts move into a shopping center on Mayfair Road. The business caters to men and, because its employees tend to be women in tight-fitting uniforms, has been compared to Hooters in its business approach.

Wauwatosa has many fine restaurants and shops, and this doesn't live up to the city's standard, Birschel said.

His fellow Common Council members disagreed. They allowed Knockouts to offer massage services on a 15-1 vote Tuesday.

Cheryl Berdan, Birschel's fellow representative in the 7th District, said she had received no communications about the business from constituents.

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Brookfield Central, Menomonee Falls soccer photos now online

Oct. 06, 2010 8:02 a.m. | We've just posted NOW photojournalist Peter Zuzga's photo gallery from last night's soccer game between Menomonee Falls and host Brookfield Central.

Brookfield Central prevailed, 4-1, to secure the Greater Metro Conference soccer title with a 6-1 mark. Falls fell to 4-2-1 in the conference.

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Purse snatching involves death threat

Oct. 05, 2010 1:56 p.m. | A woman's purse was snatched and her life threatened at a Wauwatosa gas station last week.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The 24-year-old woman had gone into BP, 7532 W. Center St., to pre-pay for gas at 10:31 p.m. Thursday. A man who had been speaking with the clerk about cigarettes followed her out of the convenience store.

He tried to knock the purse off her shoulder from behind, but she got a grip on it. They both started pulling, and he said he would kill her if she didn't let go. The strap broke, and he was able to run off with the purse.

Her wallet was found nearby, and the purse was found the next day by a woman walking at 72nd and Clarke streets.

Onslaught of scam attempts moves woman to action

Oct. 05, 2010 1:02 p.m. | In the last month an 85-year-old Wauwatosa woman has received numerous calls and letters from people trying to bilk her out of money, but she outsmarted them all.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

In August, the woman was sent a check for $1,962 and told it was a prize. She suspected it wasn't real, and her bank confirmed that.

Three weeks ago, she got a call from someone claiming to represent Publisher's Clearinghouse who said she had won $260,000. Because the money was supposedly coming from Canada, she needed to wire $1,900 to convert the funds to U.S. currency. The caller even told her where she should go in Wauwatosa to wire the money, and said a women with a package would be waiting for her when she finished. The woman checked her facts by calling the real Publisher's Clearinghouse and found out it was a scam.

Soon afterward, she received a letter from a company in Quebec that said she was a beneficiary of an $80,000 unclaimed settlement - all she had to do was call a number and provide information.

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Push for the Playoffs updated with latest postseason picture

Oct. 05, 2010 9:12 a.m. | If you are a high school football fan then be sure to check out our Push for the Playoffs page for an updated view of every NOW team's postseason prospects, videos, a poll, forum and more.

Whitnall was one of the big gainers in this week's power rankings, moving from on the bubble to qualifying for a playoff spot after its first victory over New Berlin Eisenhower in a decade.

Franklin solidified its position as the top team in NOW's rankings and assured itself of a postseason bid for the 10th consecutive season with a victory over Kenosha Tremper.

Go to Push for the Playoffs.

Wauwatosa East locked down after fights broke out

Oct. 05, 2010 8:46 a.m. | Wauwatosa East was locked down after fights broke out at the high school last week leading to three arrests for disorderly conduct.

According to Wauwatosa police:

Two students - a boy and girl - got into a "vulgar shouting match" in the school's learning center at 7:55 a.m. Sept. 27. She called the boy "a want to be gang member," which got him upset.

After several attempts to quiet them, they were pulled apart. Before running upstairs, the 15-year-old boy said "I'll show you who's fake. I'll pop all of you."

He than ran into another schoolmate, a 17-year-old Wauwatosa boy, and exchanged words about which gangs were stronger. The younger boy took off his jacket and backpack, pushed the older boy and challenged him to a fight.

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True love? No, just a scam, man finds

Oct. 05, 2010 8:14 a.m. | A Wauwatosa man thought he met the woman of his dreams, but after loaning her nearly $37,000, he realized she loved his money.

According to Wauwatosa police:

The man was gambling this summer at Potawatomi Casino when he struck up a conversation with the woman sitting next to him.

Before she left, they exchanged phone numbers and a few days later they agreed to meet up. She said she had been in a car accident and needed $2,000 but she would pay him back as soon as the insurance payment came in.

They continued to date and she continued to ask for loans for everything from traffic fines to hair appointments, purchasing a cell phone to taking a trip.

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