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Cudahy police say dog shot on beach

June 25, 2013 4:50 p.m. | Cudahy police Tuesday were investigating the shooting of a young pit bull found mortally wounded on a beach near Sheridan Park.

A man walking his dogs along a beach found the dog bloodied and chained to the side of a cement jetty shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday according to a news release from Cudahy police.

According to the release, the dog was taken to a veterinarian emergency clinic, where an examination revealed the animal had been shot two or three times.

The dog, a young chocolate-colored adult female with a small white patch on its chest, had to be euthanized, police said.

Evidence at the scene indicated that the animal was shot where or near where it was found, according to Cudahy police Lt. Dala Milo.

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Subscribe to NOW's weekly newsletter for chance to win Summerfest tickets

June 25, 2013 9:03 a.m. | Subscribe to the MyCommunityNOW Suburban Roundup newsletter to get news delivered to you weekly and for your chance to win a pair of Summerfest tickets.

Head to the Journal Interactive Network newsletters page and sign up to receive the Suburban News Roundup newsletter, which is distributed on Thursday mornings. In this week's edition, there will be a item telling subscribers how they can enter a sweepstakes for Summerfest tickets.

Five winners will be announced via email on Friday, June 28.

Franklin prevents Oak Creek from clinching GMC title, 5-4

June 24, 2013 9:02 p.m. | They can't break out the Greater Metro Conference baseball championship t-shirts in Oak Creek just yet.

Franklin's Austin Meyer got on four times and Brett Hart's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth scored Tyler Gentz with what proved to be the winning run in a 5-4 decision for the Sabers over the Knights Monday night.

"It's a good old-fashioned Oak Creek win," chuckled the rightfielder Meyer, whose flare single in the bottom of the sixth, his third hit of the night, sent Gentz to third with one out and set up Hart's sac fly. "I was just looking for a pitch that I could do something with and I got it."

With the win, the Sabers stayed in third place in the GMC at 8-5 (15-5 overall). They have now won seven games in a row and five in a row since top player Evan Kruczynski left for college.

"Now go figure that one out," said veteran Franklin coach Jim Hughes.

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Oak Creek man charged after police find 87 pot plants

June 23, 2013 11:02 a.m. | An Oak Creek man was charged with felony marijuana manufacture after police found 87 marijuana plants, an assault rifle magazine and other ammunition in his home, according to a criminal complaint.

The charge, filed Thursday against Saul Ernesto Vasquez, 34, carries a maximum prison term of 12 1/2 years.

Officers obtained a search warrant and entered the home, in the 2100 block of W. Hope Lane, on June 16 after a neighbor called police expressing concern that the resident might be injured or dead, the complaint says.

Vasquez was convicted of another felony drug offense in a 1997 case in Milwaukee County, the complaint says.

Milwaukeeans Chill on the Hill with social media

June 19, 2013 8:07 a.m. | Bluegrass music filled Humboldt Park last night in Bay View's latest Chill on the Hill concert.

But photos, videos and tweets filled the social media sphere as musicgoers shared their experiences. Read our social media story of last night's Chill on the Hill, which featured Pay the Devil / The Best Westerns.

Falls bounces back with 7-4 road win at Oak Creek

June 18, 2013 9:58 p.m. | Menomonee Falls shortstop and ace relief pitcher Brett Krause must love Oak Creek's Abendshein Field.

Last year, he hit an extra inning home run to beat the Knights there and on Tuesday night, with the Indian baseball team coming off a discouraging home loss to underdog West Allis Central the night before, he came up big again, closing out a 7-4 upset of the defending state champion Knights with two sometimes harrowing innings of relief work.

How harrowing? After a stunning 12-pitches, three strikeouts-looking effort in the sixth, Krause was a fighter backed into a corner in the seventh after a walk, a towering flare that dropped into no-man's land and a soft liner loaded the bases with none out.

How did he react?

"That was kind of fun actually," he said.

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Graduation in the suburbs photo gallery now online

June 10, 2013 10:32 a.m. | It's not all pomp and circumstance, but that might be how it felt for suburban high school graduates this weekend.

Students from Nicolet, Germantown, New Berlin and more crossed across stages around the suburban Milwaukee area signifying their high school success. You can view photos of those proud graduates in our photo gallery.

Cudahy schools lockdown was result of suicide, police say

June 07, 2013 8:56 p.m. | A person was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday inside a home in Cudahy in an incident that forced lock-downs at two nearby elementary schools and the closure of a five-block stretch of E. Grange Avenue.

A 911 call reporting a suicidal male in the 3700 block of E. Grange Ave. was received shortly before 2:30 p.m., Cudahy police spokeswoman Melissa Mueller said.

According to Mueller, the schools, J.E. Jones, 5845 S. Swift Ave., and Kosciuszko, 5252 S. Kirkwood Ave., were initially locked down as a precaution, however students were allowed to be picked up from the school shortly before 3 p.m. if they had a ride.

Police closed Grange Avenue between Lake Drive and Packard Avenue and officers from several other suburban departments were called for assistance.

Shortly before 7 p.m. members of the South Shore Tactical Unit, which includes officers from Cudahy, South Milwaukee and St. Francis, entered the home, where the male was found dead, Mueller said.

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Franklin wins SEC All-Sports championship award

June 07, 2013 11:28 a.m. | Franklin earned the 2012-13 Southeast Conference All-Sports Championship Award, earning a total of 109 pts.

Franklin won seven SEC championships – Boys and Girls Tennis, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Wrestling, Boys Golf and Girls Track - and was runner-up in four additional sports. Kenosha Tremper, last year’s All-Sports winner, finished second with 95 points and three championships,  followed by Oak Creek, with 92 points and three championships.  Points are accumulated based on team finishes in all sports in which each of the eight SEC schools compete. 

In the inaugural SEC All-Sports Sportsmanship Award, Racine Case and Racine Horlick were co-winners of the 2012-13 award.  Case and Horlick each earned six individual Team Sportsmanship awards given out during the fall, winter, and spring sport seasons.  Team Sportsmanship awards are voted on by coaches for each sport at the end of the respective sport season.  Teams are nominated with considerations given to overall sportsmanship of athletes, coaches, and fans.

There is a traveling trophy for each award.

Video: Daykin discusses Rock Sports Complex

June 07, 2013 9:31 a.m. | Business reporter Tom Daykin discusses the $3 million development of the Rock Sports Complex on a reclaimed landfill.

 

2013 WIAA State Track and Field photo gallery updated

June 02, 2013 10:47 a.m. | MyCommunityNOW.com has just updated its photo gallery of the 2013 WIAA State Track & Field Meet in La Crosse with more images from Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The Brookfield East boys team captured its third consecutive Division 1 title, edging Green Bay Preble, 51-50. Shorewood won the Division 2 boys title and Saint Mary's Springs the D3 title. Kenosha Tremper, East Troy and Edgar won the girls titles.

Results from this year's meet are available at the WIAA State Meet official results page.

You can see a photo gallery of the 2012 state track and field meet here.

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