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Photo gallery of Black Friday shopping at Southridge now online

Nov. 23, 2012 9:31 a.m. | Were you shopping in Southridge Mall today? Or are you just wondering how the crowds are for Black Friday?

Either way, you can now view our photo gallery of Black Friday shopping at Southridge Mall.

See the best fog photos on social media

Nov. 21, 2012 9:05 a.m. | Dense fog clouded Milwaukee and surrounding areas Wednesday morning, and many people took to Twitter, Instagram and other social media services to share photos.

View those photos here.

Oak Creek signs off on Waukesha water deal

Nov. 20, 2012 9:59 p.m. | Waukesha - The City of Waukesha's history-making quest for Lake Michigan water moved a step forward this week as Oak Creek officials signed a revised letter of intent to be the seller.

Waukesha's Common Council approved the revision at its meeting Tuesday. The letter must be signed by Mayor Jeff Scrima and Treasurer Thomas Neill before the agreement can be forwarded to the state Department of Natural Resources for its review.

This water deal is one of the last pieces Waukesha needs to complete its application to divert up to an average of 10.9 million gallons of lake water a day by 2050 across the subcontinental divide separating the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds, Water Utility general manager Dan Duchniak said.

But sealing the deal with signatures was delayed more than one month after wholesale rate payments unexpectedly became an obstacle in early October. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission at the time ruled Oak Creek could not bill Franklin for providing adequate volume and pressure for fighting fires as part of its wholesale charges to the community.

Oak Creek water officials subsequently declined to sign Waukesha's agreement if it could not be guaranteed of recovering full costs of providing water service to wholesale municipal customers.

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FBI says Page acted alone in Sikh temple shootings

Nov. 20, 2012 8:30 p.m. | Wade Michael Page acted alone when he fatally shot six worshippers and injured four others in his rampage at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek on Aug. 5, the FBI said Tuesday.

In its statement, the FBI said it found no evidence to suggest the attack was "directed or facilitated by any white supremacist group." The FBI and Justice Department initially had said they were looking into Page's killing spree as an act of domestic terrorism.

Teresa L. Carlson, special agent in charge of the FBI's Milwaukee office, said the investigation was now officially over.

"During the shooting at the temple, Page exchanged gunfire with two Oak Creek police officers, seriously wounding one, before being shot by another officer, then turning his weapon on himself. There is also no evidence to suggest the attack was part of any ongoing threat to the Sikh community," the FBI statement says.

Page shot Oak Creek police Lt. Brian Murphy multiple times. His fellow officer, Sam Lenda, a decorated sharpshooter, shot Page. Page then put his 9mm handgun to his head and fired what would be the fatal shot.

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Alert Franklin officer nabs burglary suspects

Nov. 20, 2012 5:02 p.m. | Franklin - Two 19-year-old men were arrested for burglary after an alert police officer pursued a vehicle speeding out of a Franklin subdivision Monday.

According to the Franklin police report:

The officer attempted to pull the vehicle over after he saw it speed out of a subdivision near 76th Street and Drexel Avenue about 3 a.m. Monday. The driver failed to stop for the officer and a pursuit ensued.

The chase ended when the driver pulled over in the 9500 block of West Loomis Road. After police discovered numerous stolen items in the car, the occupants, a 19-year-old Franklin man and a 19-year-old Milwaukee man, were arrested.

A police investigation determined the men stole the items from a home and four vehicles in the 7900 block of South 55th Street prior to the police chase. They apparently entered the home while the residents were sleeping.

Oak Creek police investigate burglaries at adjoining businesses

Nov. 20, 2012 4:24 p.m. | Oak Creek - Police are investigating the theft of cash from two adjacent businesses in the 8500 block of South Howell Avenue between 9 a.m. Nov. 12 and 11 a.m. Nov. 13.

According to the Oak Creek police report:

During that timeframe, about $600 was taken from the cash drawer at Mailtruck Model A Ford Parts and a cash drawer containing $200 was taken from Cutest Kids consignment store. There was an unsecured access point between the two businesses.

Officers found pry marks on a door connecting the consignment store to WJ Kuhn, but nothing was reported missing from either WJ Kuhn or HK Graphics, which also is in the same building.

The front entry doors to both businesses were secured, and there were no signs of forced entry.

Oak Creek make arrest in connection to Craigslist robbery

Nov. 20, 2012 4:10 p.m. | Oak Creek - Police arrested a 19-year-old Milwaukee man Nov. 14 in connection with the robbery of a man he met through Craigslist on Oct. 26.

According to the Oak Creek police report:

The 19-year-old arranged to meet a 24-year-old Milwaukee man in an unlit area at the entrance of Hy-View Mobile Home Park, 2539 W. Carroll Ave., the evening of Oct. 26. He said he was interested in buying two iPhones the older man had posted for sale on Craigslist.com.

While they were talking, three men walked toward the 24-year-old, one of them holding a club. One of the men yelled, "I'm gonna get you (expletive)," and the man got in his car and headed south on Interstate 94, with the others in pursuit.

The 24-year-old called the supposed buyer during the pursuit to ask him for an explanation as to why he stole his iPhones. The teen replied, "We will get you." The man exited the freeway on Rawson Avenue and the others continued driving south on I-94.

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