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Howell Ave. resurfacing to begin Monday

May 16, 2014 2:58 p.m. | A six-mile stretch of Highway 38, or Howell Ave., is getting resurfaced from Oakwood Road in Oak Creek to Grange Ave. in Milwaukee starting Monday.

The project, which won't finish up until late fall, will add some right and left turn lanes, upgrade traffic signals, and includes a new sidewalk. The pavement's current condition is highly deteriorated, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

During nighttime hours, traffic may be reduced to two lanes.

Man cited for battery after striking man in face with skateboard

May 16, 2014 8:21 a.m. | A Milwaukee man was cited for battery and criminal damage to property after a confrontation about pedestrians crossing an intersection April 22.

According to the South Milwaukee police report:

The 23-year-old Milwaukee man was one of four pedestrians who crossed the intersection of College and North Chicago avenues against a do-not-walk signal about 3 p.m. April 22.

A 56-year-old South Milwaukee man honked at the group, and the Milwaukee man claimed the driver flipped them off. The Milwaukee man said he cursed the driver, who confronted him in the Taco Bell parking lot, 112 N. Chicago Ave.

The South Milwaukee man "said he only wanted to tell the subject he should not be flipping off people," when the Milwaukee man struck him in the face with a skateboard, breaking his glasses and causing a laceration above his left eye.

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Man cited for battery after argument with his girlfriend turns violent

May 15, 2014 8:18 a.m. | A Cudahy man was cited for criminal damage to property, battery and disorderly conduct after a fight in which he allegedly choked his girlfriend and threw a sewer grate at her car May 1.

According to the Cudahy police report:

The 20-year-old Cudahy man and his girlfriend were allegedly driving in the woman's car when an argument became violent just past midnight May 1 near the 3500 block of East Barnard Avenue.

The man allegedly choked her, left the car, then smashed windows and threw a sewer grate at the car, which tore off the front bumper.

Police said the incident "caused a huge disturbance and woke numerous residents."

Man says referee punched him during soccer game

May 14, 2014 7:51 a.m. | A man reported that a referee punched him during a soccer game at the Milwaukee County Indoor Sports Complex on May 10.

According to the Franklin police report:

The man called police and said a referee punched him during a game at the complex, 6000 W. Ryan Road, about 2:15 p.m. May 10.

The responding officer interviewed the caller and several other witnesses, and they said the referee had pushed the coach of the soccer team and struck the caller in the chest with a closed fist.

No other information was released as part of the police report.

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