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Falls pitcher Ty Weber strikes out 12 in 4-3 win over Oak Creek

June 24, 2014 10:14 p.m. | Seeing as this was supposed to be a home game for Oak Creek but was sent back to  Menomonee Falls because of wet grounds on the south side, Falls coach Pat Hansen wondered if the harrowing, 4-3 victory the Indians pulled over the Knights Tuesday night counted as a home win.

"Because almost all of our recent wins against these guys have come on the road," he said. "We haven't done too well here recently against them (on our home field of Trenary)."

But because Hansen had steely sophomore ace in the hole Ty Weber, the Indians were able to earn an important win, regardless of whether it was counted as a home game or not.

Weber improved to 5-0 on the season with a gritty effort. The Knights (13-4 overall), tagged him for 10 hits, but Weber was able to strand a lot of runners with 12 timely strikeouts against just two walks.

"This team hit him harder than just about anybody has this year," said Hansen, "but a good sign for a young pitcher is that he was still able to compete without his best stuff."

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Bartolottas' Miss Beverly's Deluxe Barbeque is opening July 11 in Greendale

June 24, 2014 2:47 p.m. | Miss Beverly’s Deluxe Barbeque, the newest Bartolotta restaurant in Greendale, will open to the public on July 11, the company announced today.

Next door to the Bartolotta Restaurants' Joey Gerard’s supper club, at 5601 Broad St., Miss Beverly's also will have a throwback theme -- it's designed to look like a 1940s or '50s barbecue joint, the company says.

The restaurant will be counter service and carryout only, although it will have some seating for customers.

Besides entrees of baby back ribs ($24.95 full rack, $16.95 half), St. Louis cut spare ribs ($24.95, $16.95) and beef ribs ($23.95 for four, $16.95 for two), the restaurant will have beef brisket ($14.95), pulled pork ($13.95) and sausages ($9.95 for two).

Aside from smoked-and-broiled meats, it also will serve broasted chicken ($18.95 whole, $12.95 half).

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Woman arrested after rubbing feces on wall of boyfriend's home

June 24, 2014 9:48 a.m. | A woman was arrested after she went inside her boyfriend's home, defecated on his carpet, rubbed feces on the walls and screamed at police June 16.

According to the Oak Creek police report:

A resident in the 1300 block of East Alan Road reported that his girlfriend passed out inside his truck and then went inside his home, defecated on his carpet, and rubbed the feces into the hallway walls and his son's bedroom about 9:30 p.m. June 16.

The woman denied making the mess, whether it was accidental or intentional, and the caller told police he believed she was abusing her prescription medication.

She was taken to the hospital for evaluation by the Oak Creek Fire Department.

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Police called when large fight breaks out at bar

June 23, 2014 8:21 a.m. | Police responded to Bootz Saloon and Grill after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting a large fight apparently involving racial slurs at 2:25 a.m. June 7.

According to the Oak Creek police report:

Witnesses said a man at Bootz Saloon, 8950 S. 27th St., started the fight by using racial slurs toward another male patron, which led to a verbal altercation.

A second male then hit the patron on the head with a beer bottle, causing a large laceration, and the three starting scuffling. The patron was tackled into the front door, causing about $500 worth of damage to a window pane.

During the altercation a male security guard also got struck in the back with a beer bottle, but both victims refused medical attention. An uninvolved witness tentatively identified the man who started the disturbance, but the two suspects fled before police arrived and after they received multiple 911 calls about the fight.

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Milwaukee suburbs Fourth of July 2014 celebrations

June 20, 2014 9:30 a.m. |  

Bayside

  • Parade: 9 a.m. July 4, the annual parade begins at Standish Place entrance to Bayside Middle School.

City of Brookfield

  • Parade: 10 a.m. July 4. Starting at Gebhardt Rd. to Calhoun Rd. onto North Ave. The parade will be followed by an ice cream social at the Civic Plaza, 2000 North Calhoun Rd.
  • Family Fest: 6 to 9 p.m. July 4, family fun with live entertainment, inflatables and food for all to enjoy at Mitchell Park, 19900 River Rd.
  • Fireworks: 9:15 p.m. July 4 at Mitchell Park.

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Turchin's grand slam lifts Oak Creek baseball team past Franklin, 6-2

June 19, 2014 8:54 p.m. | No sooner had Oak Creek baseball coach Scott Holler started talking up Doran Turchin's hitting than the junior shortstop hit a little slump this week.

Until, that is, the seventh inning of tonight's pivotal Greater Metro Conference game at archrival Franklin.

With the bases loaded and none out in a 2-2 game, Turchin turned on a Kyle Cortez 0-2 fastball and rocketed it over the leftfield fence at Franklin's Jim Hughes Field for a grand slam home run and a 6-2 victory for the Knights.

"I'd seen a lot of pitches (on the night) and then the light went green and I was able to hit a shot," said Turchin. "We needed a clutch hit in that spot and that was a clutch hit.

"...We just believed it was a matter of time (before someone got a big hit)."

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Social media photos of the June 18 storms around Southeast Wisconsin

June 18, 2014 3:53 p.m. | Severe weather, from rain to hail to flooding, arrived in southeastern Wisconsin on Tuesday morning.

Residents shared their views of the storms on social media, and we compiled some of the best photos for you.

View them in the June 18 storms around Southeast Wisconsin Storify story.

Fire destroys trailer home in Franklin

June 14, 2014 9:56 a.m. | Six fire departments responded to a fire that destroyed a trailer home Friday night in the City of Franklin, the Franklin Police Department said.

The fire occurred at 6361 S. 27th St. The occupant of the trailer home escaped the fire and was not injured. The fire was reported at 10:55 p.m.

In addition to the Franklin Fire Department, the Greendale, Greenfield, Oak Creek, Hales Corners and Tess Corners fire departments responded to the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

2nd suspect sought in string of armed robberies, carjacking

June 12, 2014 10:09 p.m. | Authorities are searching for the second suspect in a string of armed robberies last month in Milwaukee, West Milwaukee and Franklin.

An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for Norman Smith III, 24, who faces four counts of armed robbery. His co-defendant, James J. Gill, 20, was charged in the same robberies. Milwaukee police officers arrested Gill last Friday.

Police say the men began a robbery spree May 25 when they robbed two women at gunpoint in the 4800 block of W. Hampton Ave. and stole their purses and phones.

Three days later, the men robbed a woman as she was trying to get her 1-year-old child out of the car, which was parked in a Walmart lot in West Milwaukee, according to a criminal complaint. Gill pointed a gun at the woman's abdomen, police say, and demanded money and her purse. The woman turned over her cellphone, begging the man to let her get her baby out of the car, and the two suspects fled in an SUV.

Gill and Smith are charged with two other armed robberies later that same day, May 28.

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Joy Global expands into Oak Creek

June 12, 2014 3:49 p.m. | Oak Creek — Joy Global Inc. announced Thursday it will open its largest distribution center in Oak Creek by July.

The warehouse and distribution center will be located just south of General Mitchell International Airport at 10001 S. Howell Ave.

The 300,000-square-foot facility will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and create between 75 and 100 new employment positions.

Milwaukee-based Joy Global manufactures, sells and services original equipment and parts related for the surface and underground mining industries.

Woman arrested for drug trafficking after police find drugs in her hotel room

June 12, 2014 8:39 a.m. | A woman was arrested for maintaining a drug trafficking place after police found drugs and other items during a knock and talk May 28.

According to the Oak Creek police report:

Police were conducting a knock-and-talk search at Days Inn, 1201 W. College Ave., about 1:45 a.m. May 28.

Police found four partially smoked marijuana blunts in her purse; 8.1 grams of heroin; two packages of razors and angle-cut straws; a digital scale and $2,830 packaged and banded by denomination in a backpack in her car; and corner-cut plastic bags, snorting straws, a glass marijuana pipe and $1,189 stacked in a cellphone box in her hotel room.

She was arrested for maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of heroin with intent to deliver and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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2 arrested when off-duty officer sees woman put on tourniquet

June 06, 2014 12:09 p.m. | A 24-year-old woman was arrested for drugged driving after an off-duty officer saw her putting on a tourniquet and injecting a needle into her arm June 1.

According to the Franklin police report:

An off-duty Milwaukee police officer was driving about 11:55 a.m. June 1 when he saw the woman putting on a tourniquet and injecting a needle into her arm.

She then drove off in a black Saturn Vue with two passengers.

She was arrested in the 12100 block of West Bel Mar Drive for drugged driving.

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Woman warned about making threats in fight about vacuuming

June 05, 2014 9:37 a.m. | A woman was warned about making threatening statements after police were called about a vacuuming dispute May 22.

According to the Oak Creek police report:

A resident in the 8500 block of South Chicago Road called police after her downstairs neighbor threatened her about vacuuming about 10:45 p.m. May 22.

An officer spoke to the downstairs neighbor, who admitted saying she was going to "come and drag the b---- out of the apartment and kick the living s--- out of her" because she was vacuuming at 9:30 p.m. the night before.

The resident who said the threatening statement told police she was upset because she suffers from migraines.

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Woman says ex-boyfriend harassed her with revealing photo

June 03, 2014 8:29 a.m. | A woman reported her ex-boyfriend was harassing her after she found he placed a photo of her with an exposed breast under the windshield wiper of her vehicle May 18.

According to the Oak Creek police report:

The woman found a photo of her with an exposed breast on her car while it was parked at the Ryan Road Park 'n' Ride, 1450 W. Ryan Road, sometime between 2 p.m. May 16 and 11:55 a.m. May 18.

The woman stated her ex-boyfriend had made threats to reveal the photo on the Internet on April 27.

She also told police she has filed prior harassment complaints against him in three different municipalities.

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Police warn woman for misuse of 911 after she says her son threatened her

June 02, 2014 9:06 a.m. | A woman said her son threatened her, but police determined what really happened was he wouldn't buy items for her and she became angry and called 911.

According to the Hales Corners police report:

A resident in the 10100 block of West Forest Home Avenue called 911 to report her son was trying to kill her and then threatened to kill himself at about 6:15 p.m. May 11.

The responding officers determined no such threats were made and that the woman misrepresented the story to police.

The woman's son said that his mother became angry and started yelling at him because he wouldn't buy cigarettes for her.

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