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Crews restore electricity to 1,800 customers in Shorewood

Jan. 05, 2013 5:18 p.m. | Crews have restored power to about 1,800 We Energies customers in the Shorewood area who were in the dark for part of Saturday afternoon, according to a company spokeswoman.

An underground cable caused the problem, We Energies spokeswoman Cathy Schultze said. Some people in an area bordered by Lake Drive, Kensington Boulevard, Morris Boulevard and Beverly Road lost power about 3:20 p.m., the spokeswoman said. Crews were able to bridge power in from other sources. All customers should have had power back just before 5 p.m. Schultze said.

Jose's Blue Sombrero proposed in Fox Point

Jan. 05, 2013 11:49 a.m. | Jose's Blue Sombrero has its sights on a new restaurant in Fox Point, at 8617 N. Port Washington Road.

The village's Plan Commission will take up the request next week by the DeRosa Corp. to open the Mexican restaurant.

The building once housed an Outback Steakhouse, which closed several years ago. It would require extensive remodeling inside and out, said George Flees, who would open the restaurant for the group and who is the general manager at DeRosa's ParkSide 23 in Brookfield.

Owner Joe DeRosa said the restaurant would have a patio and a garden in summer that would supply tomatoes, chiles and other ingredients for salsa.

It would be the third such restaurant by the DeRosa Corp.; the others are at 20371 W. Blue Mound Road in Brookfield and 6430 Washington Ave., Racine. Besides ParkSide 23, the group also operates Eddie Martini's in Wauwatosa and several Chancery restaurants in the metro area.

Whitefish Bay boys basketball team heads off Homestead, 70-60

Jan. 04, 2013 10:13 p.m. | Whitefish Bay junior forward Joe Sherburne has said that he "Hasn't hit a three-pointer at home all season."

Well, if so, he made amends for it a good time on Friday night, as in the battle for second place in the North Shore Conference against rival Homestead, he bombed in five trifectas in the third quarter to head off a Highlander rally and lead the Blue Dukes to a 70-60 victory.

"I've been in something of a slump for awhile now," said Sherburne, "but something just clicked tonight."

Sherburne finished with a game-high 28 points as the Blue Dukes improved to 6-1 in North Shore play and 10-3 overall while Homestead fell to 5-2 and 9-6, respectively.

Bay senior guard Kelin Johnson, who finished with 21 points, including a critical 10-point outburst in the second quarter that helped put the Blue Dukes ahead for good, thinks that Sherburne is being much too modest.

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Lipscomb to run unopposed for North Shore court judgeship

Jan. 03, 2013 10:58 a.m. | Current Glendale Municipal Court Judge Christopher Lipscomb will run unopposed for North Shore Municipal Court Judge, a position created by the recent consolidation of the Glendale and Brown Deer municipal courts.

Brown Deer Municipal Court Judge David Victor filed for non-candidacy. Lipscomb can be reached at (414) 276-5763.

Officials expect each municipality to contribute its current judge's salary toward the new position, $8,000 annually from Brown Deer and $14,000 annually from Glendale throughout the three-year term.

Shorewood Village, School boards contested come April

Jan. 03, 2013 10:38 a.m. | The Shorewood Village Board has three candidates running for two open seats. Longtime trustee Ellen Eckman will not seek re-election in the April election.

Below are the candidates for Village Board:

Patrick Linnane (i), (414) 331-9294;

Paul Zovic, (414) 962-7388;

and Tammy Bockhorst, (414) 967-1972.

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River Hills Village Board race uncontested

Jan. 03, 2013 10:34 a.m. | Two River Hills trustees will run unopposed for re-election in April.

R. David Fritz, (414) 467-5017, and J. Stephen Anderson (414) 351-3512 are running for re-election to the board.

Trustees serve three-year, unpaid terms.

Brown Deer Village, School Board races contested

Jan. 03, 2013 10:32 a.m. | Eight Brown Deer residents are seeking to serve their community on the Village Board and School Board.

Village president Carl Krueger will run unopposed for his seat, and three others will run for two available seats on the Village Board:

Carl Krueger, incumbent village president, (414) 536-5225;

Jeff Baker (i), (414) 355-7119;

Gary Springman (i), (414) 354-4062;

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Mequon to have primary for alderman seat

Jan. 03, 2013 10:24 a.m. | The city of Mequon will have a primary election in February for the 4th District alderman seat.

Three challengers are running for the position. Alderman John Wirth, who represented the 4th District, declared his noncandidacy.

Newcomers Cherry Lange, Jeff Hansher and John Leszczynski will face off Feb. 19. The top two vote-getters will move on to the April election.

Mayor Curt Gielow is opposed by the current 1st District Alderman Dan Abendroth. Gielow has served as mayor since 2010. He served as the 6th District alderman in Mequon from 1997 to 2003 before serving as a state representative in the 23rd Assembly District.

Abendroth served as alderman of the 1st District for two and a half decades. Through his time on the council, he has served four terms as council president.

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Four vie for two seats on Bayside Village Board

Jan. 03, 2013 9:50 a.m. | Bayside Village Board incumbents Eido Walny and Michael Barth face two challengers in the spring election.

The top two vote-getters out of the four candidates will be elected. Former Nicolet School Board member Kelly Herda and newcomer Tom Noble are running against Walny and Barth in the April 2 election. Walny has served as a trustee since 2008. Barth was first elected in 2003.

Trustees serve three-year terms and earn $1,200 annually.

One of four Nicolet-area races contested

Jan. 03, 2013 9:24 a.m. | Among the Nicolet School District and its three feeders, only the Fox Point-Bayside School District will have a contested race come April.

Here are the candidates who will vie for the two open seats currently held by Fox Point-Bayside School Board President Michael Weiss and board member Eliz Greene, who have both filed for non-candidacy:

Elizabeth Wick (414) 446-5953

Michael Weidner (414) 659-3588

David Smulyan (414) 247-1679

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Three to run unopposed for Glendale Common Council seats

Jan. 03, 2013 9:24 a.m. | Three men will run unopposed in spring for the three seats up for election on the Glendale Common Council.

District 3 Alderman Elliott Moeser decided not to run in April. Administrative Law Judge for the state of Wisconsin John Gelhard is running for this position.

Gelhard, 50, has served on the board of directors for the Wisconsin State Attorneys Association since 2005 and also served on the board of directors for the Racine Theatre Guild.

District 1 Alderman Robert Whitaker is running once more. He has served as an alderman since 1997. District 5 Alderman Izzy Goldberg is also running. Goldberg has served as alderman for nine years.

Council members serve two-year terms and earn $2,700 a year.

Primary upcoming in Whitefish Bay village race

Jan. 03, 2013 8:48 a.m. | With five candidates declared and two village board seats available in the upcoming spring election, Whitefish Bay will need to hold a primary Feb. 19 to whittle the field down to four.

Here are the declared candidates:

Jay W. Miller (i) (414) 232-7087

Robert C. Crawford (414) 332-2229

Kenneth A. Wysocky (414) 962-6202

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Three run for two seats open on Fox Point Village Board

Jan. 03, 2013 8:30 a.m. | Filing officially closed Wednesday and three candidates will vie for the two open seats on the Fox Point Village Board come spring.

Incumbents Douglas Frazer and Eric Fonstad are running for re-election against Fox Point resident Terry McGauran. The top two vote-getters will be elected.

The election is slated for April 2.

Trustees serve three-year terms and are not paid.

Woman stabbed this morning in Brown Deer

Jan. 02, 2013 1:15 p.m. | A Brown Deer woman was taken to a local hospital this morning after being stabbed, according to a police news release.

From the release:

Brown Deer police were called to 4475 W. Dean Road around 8:16 a.m. Jan. 2 because of a noise complaint about yelling.

While officers were en route the call was changed to a rescue call for a person who had passed out. Arriving officers found a female victim who had been stabbed multiple times and soon arrested a 22 year-old male suspect, a resident of Milwaukee who knows the victim.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Police are investigating the circumstances of the stabbing.

Mequon bank robbed

Dec. 31, 2012 5:46 p.m. | The Associated Bank 10509 N. Port Washington Rd. in Mequon was robbed shortly before 1 p.m., Monday, police said.

A vehicle believed to be used in the robbery was located in Milwaukee shortly after 1 p.m. and police are asking anyone with information on the crime to call them at (262) 242-3500.

Social media users remember Jennifer Sebena

Dec. 31, 2012 11:26 a.m. | Wauwatosa Police Officer Jennifer Sebena was remembered on Saturday at her funeral at Elmbrook Church. 

But community members, law enforcement officials and other people didn't stop then. They continued to offer remembrances on Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels. Read the social media story.

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