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Milwaukee police say an arrest has been made in connection with the sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl on the city’s south side.Officials say the girl was approached around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, December 16th  by a suspect and pulled into the back yard of a home near S. 15th Place and W. Orchard Street. That’s where she was sexually assaulted. Witnesses say the suspect even threatened to kill the girl before forcing himself on her.

Holiday Wreath-laying to Honor Wisconsin Veterans 

Wisconsin State Veterans Cemeteries at King, Spooner and Union Grove will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday ceremony to honor and remember our nation’s veteran’s by decorating graves. The ceremony, to be held simultaneously with other observers at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 13th, will be part of a national initiative to place wreaths on veterans’ graves in 2014.

Kenosha Man Arrested in

Marijuana Raid

A Kenosha man was caught growing marijuana in his home and arrested earlier this month on a multi-jurisdiction raid.

Christopher L. Pontillo, 37, was arrested Nov. 19, after the Kenosha Drug Operations Group searched his home. He is charged with manufacturing marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wirch to Leave Joint 

Finance Committee

State Sen. Robert Wirch, D-Somers, will leave his post on the Legislature’s powerful Joint Finance Committee.

Incoming Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, today announced her choices of Sens. Lena Taylor of Milwaukee and Jon Erpenbach of Middleton to serve on the committee.

Anthem, UHS Finalize Three-Year Contract

A contract between a major health insurer and a local health care provider became official Tuesday.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and United Hospital System in Kenosha formally announced the new three-year contract, which would keep the system’s doctors and facilities within the insurer’s Blue Preferred and Blue Access networks, officials said in a joint statement.

112614 fp news pix1Milwaukee, WI – On Sunday, Nov 23, 2014, 34 year old José Peña was struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street near the 400 block of W. National Ave. just after 2:00 a.m. Peña was taken to a hospital with traumatic head injuries and was put on life support.  Peña was taken off life support this past Monday November 24, 2014 in the evening.

The following day on Tuesday, November 25th, a 29-year-old Racine man was arrested in Laredo, Texas.  Apparently according to Milwaukee Police Department, he was trying to cross the border into Mexico.  The Racine suspect is currently awaiting extradition and is being held on a probation warrant.

“He is flying with the angels now, forever a guardian of ours. This man had the biggest heart and would do anything for anyone any day of the week. He was also an Organ Donor even on his last day here, he left still helping others. The biggest and most important thing in this world were his babies, that’s all he ever talked about” posted by Pena’s cousin Jesse on Facebook.

Peña is further survived by his 2 young daughters, mother, father and other relatives.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Patrick’s Church, 723 W. Washington St. on December 1, 2014. Visitation 10:00am to 1:00pm, Mass 1:00-2:00pm and Burial 2:30pm.

A fundraiser is being held to help Jose Peña’s family with the funereal expenses Saturday, December 6, 2013 at Little Whiskey 309 W. National Ave. from 12noon to 8pm.

$2,268,565 million and avoiding a significant increase in our debt and structural deficit,” County Executive Abele said. “If the Supervisors sustain my vetoes, the 2015 Adopted Budget will put Milwaukee County in a stronger and more sustainable position next year and in future years.” Abele Proposes Budget Compromise

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced his vetoes of the County Board’s changes to his 2015 Budget. As part of a significant compromise with Supervisors, County Executive Abele approved the majority of the Board’s 59 amendments and, through the veto process, he is proposing compromises that will improve services and lower property taxes.

“The budget I am returning to the County Board strikes a significant compromise while also improving services, lowering taxes by $2,268,565 million and avoiding a significant increase in our debt and structural deficit, County Executive Abele said. “If the Supervisors my vetoes, the 2015 Adopted Budget  will put Milwaukee County in a stronger and more sustainable position next year and in future years.”

The north side Pick ‘n Save store in Kenosha faces a 30-day liquor license suspension for twice violating law barring underage sales.

A plan to build new sports facilities for Kenosha Unified schools, including a new stadium for Bradford High School, will go to voters in April under a plan recommended by a committee Tuesday.

The Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (WHSF) & Mexican Fiesta are proud to announce our annual “Fiesta Toy Drive”. Last year, we were able to donate more than 600 toys to children in our community. This year our goal is to make sure EVERY child in our community has at least one present to open from “Los Tres Reyes Magos – The Three Kings”. It is fact that millions of children in the United States will NOT have a single gift to open on Christmas Day or on the Three Kings Day.

Let’s work together to change the fact “EVERY CHILD MUST RECEIVE A GIFT”. We hope we can count on you! Please help us reach our goal by making a monetary or toy donation.

Toy and Monetary donations must be sent or dropped off at Mexican Fiesta office located at 2997 S. 20th St. Milwaukee, WI 53215 between NOW – December 19th or January 5th – 9th, 2015.(Office will be closed from December 20th – January 4th due to the holidays). Please make checks payable to the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation.

All donations will go towards the “Los Tres Reyes Magos – The Three Kings” event, which will be heldon Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at Mexican Fiesta building located at2997 S. 20th St. Milwaukee, WI 53215.

Local town and village officials are invited to attend an educational meeting to discuss recently enacted Wisconsin legislation that updates state laws regarding farm machinery operating on Wisconsin roadways. The University of Wisconsin-Extension and Farm Bureau in Kenosha and Racine Counties are hosting this meeting on:

 

Monday, November 10th 7:00 PM

Kenosha County Center 19600 75th Street Bristol, WI 53104

 

The Wisconsin legislation that was signed into law in April 2014 is Wisconsin Act 377.

For more information contact Leigh Presley at 262-857-1948 (Kenosha County),

262- 767-2905 (Racine County) or at leigh.

presley@ces.uwex.edu.

Milwaukee Ald. Joe Davis Sr. Wednesday cited rampant crime, poverty and streets in disrepair among the reasons he will run for mayor in the spring of 2016.

“But the moment of truth came with the handling of the Dontre Hamilton case,” Davis said in making the announcement Wednesday at a small northwest side business. “It revealed to me that Milwaukee needs a comprehensive solution to this long-term problem of in-custody deaths of predominantly African-American males in the city of Milwaukee.”

Hamilton was a mentally ill man shot by Milwaukee police Officer Christopher Manney in Red Arrow Park in April. Manney was fired last week.

Davis will challenge Mayor Tom Barrett and Ald. Bob Donovan in the mayoral race.

Delayed response time by Kenosha Fire Department medical personnel for a possible heart attack has re-ignited the call to place an ambulance at a north side firehouse.

Fire Chief John Thomsen says it would be premature to make such a decision before the conclusion of a study by an outside consultant analyzing the city’s needs for fire and medical services.

Joshua Braithwaite admitted he had sex with the woman he is accused of raping and killing, but said it was consensual, and that he never saw her after their middle-of-the-night encounter.

Braithwaite is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree sexual assault and kidnapping in the July 9, 2012, death of Lashe Zalar. Zalar’s burned body was found in Nedweski Park that morning, when firefighters put out a brush fire.

Pending further action, two large Kenosha retail stores face possible suspension or revocation of beer and liquor licenses.

The Walgreen’s at 3805 80th St. is pending a 60-day suspension of its licenses, and the Pick ‘n Save at 2811 18th St. will go before the City Council’s License and Permit Committee Oct. 27 for a revocation hearing.

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Traffic accident on corner of 27th & Layton Ave., has traffic jammed up at this moment. No injuries reported.

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Delgado, Heriberto “Pastor Cano” Our Dearly Beloved Heriberto went home to Our Lord on October 2, 2014, at the age of 62. Preceded in death by his parents Manuel and Francisca Delgado. Survived by his loving wife Delilah (neé Saenz), his beloved children Cynthia, Dalila, and Herbie (Jenny), his cherished grandchildren Ricky and Gethsemane Vera, Jonathan Saez, Christiana Hernandez, Angel, Michaeldavid and Joshua Delgado, and his dear great-grandchildren Gabrielle and Judah Vera-Kolstad. Further survived by his siblings Carmen, Carlos, Juan and Maria, nieces and nephews, other relatives and dear friends. Pastor Cano was a man of God. His mission in life was to bring hope to the forgotten and untouchable people in our community, and he did so passionately, selflessly and humbly.

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of four suburban Milwaukee YMCA properties for $9 million.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee filed for bankruptcy in June after its debt rose to $29 million. The sale will allow the Milwaukee Y to restructure into a more urban organization.

The YMCA of Central Waukesha County will buy the Y in Greenfield, another in Menomonee Falls and the West Suburban Y in Wauwatosa for $7 million

Kenosha County’s equalized property value went up this year, ending a five-year downward trend.

The past decade has been one of wild swings in property values. The county’s equalized value in 2005 was $12.37 billion. It climbed to $15 billion in 2008, before plummeting to $12.24 billion in 2013.

The 3 percent gain this year puts the county’s value slightly above what it was in 2005, at $12.58 billion.

Now that city officials have determined a way to bail out its debt-ridden tax incremental financing districts, the city is working on a plan to help rid the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha of its existing debt. The issue of helping out the Boys and Girls Club arose when city, county and school district officials were working out the plan to help the ailing TIF districts by borrowing from well-performing TIFs. According to sources, a similar plan is being considered for the Boys and Girls Club, which has about $3 million in outstanding debt.

 

 

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