Local Things You Need To Know


AG candidates spar over campaign coordination  

12:08 a.m.

MADISON (AP) — Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ accused Republican opponent Brad Schimel of backtracking on whether he would defend a Wisconsin law restricting political candidates from coordinating with outside groups during their second debate Friday evening.
For more details, see today’s Freeman. 




Highway 16 construction in Waukesha County to begin Monday
11:26 p.m.

WAUKESHA — Construction is set to begin Monday on Highway 16 throughout Waukesha County, the state Department of Transportation announced Friday. The work will initially include short term lane closures on the highway.
The construction will stretch from Highway 67 in Oconomowoc to Interstate 94. It focuses on a series of bridges and their approaching roadway. There are deteriorating conditions on the structures and the $7.2 million project is needed to extend their lifespans, according to WisDOT.
The 2014 work will mostly feature work on the shoulders and medians. Major bridge deck replacement projects are planned for 2014.



Springdale Road extension among capital projects coming before Waukesha County Board
11:32 p.m.

WAUKESHA — The next five years’ worth of capital projects in Waukesha County will be up for approval Tuesday night during a County Board meeting, during which many public comments are expected.
For more details, see Saturday's Freeman.



Waukesha County Executive's office planning YouTube updates to keep residents informed
11:27 p.m.

WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Executive’s office announced Friday it is developing a series of YouTube videos to help keep locals up to date with events going on around the county.
In a budget presentation to the county’s Finance Committee, Shawn Lundie, chief of staff for County Executive Dan Vrakas, said his office has begun creating the monthly update videos to showcase different activities county government is involved in.
Read the full story in Saturday's Freeman.



Should Waukesha join the county’s dispatch center?

11:23 p.m.


WAUKESHA — As part of the budget process, the Common Council will soon decide whether to include $50,000 in the 2015 budget for an independent study on the feasibility of having the Waukesha County Communications Center dispatch for the city’s Police and Fire Departments.
The issue has been discussed in the past, with proponents of consolidated dispatch touting the potential cost savings and opponents saying it could cause a safety concern by switching to dispatchers who don’t know the city as well.
Alderman Andy Reiland said public input should be an important part of the process, and he wants to hear from as many people as possible before making a decision.
What do you think? Should the city join the county’s dispatch? Let us know by calling the Soundoff line at 262-513-2641, commenting on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WaukeshaFreeman or emailing us at news@conleynet.com.



Friday's high school sports scores
10:15 p.m.


WIAA Playoffs

Arrowhead 49, Milwaukee Riverside 12

Milwaukee King 14, Menomonee Falls 0

Mukwonago 29, Hartford 6

Muskego 31, Manitowoc Lincoln 7

Cedarburg 49, Brookfield East 13

Germantown 37, Brookfield Central 18

Waukesha West 35, Greenfield 0

Waunakee 23, Hamilton 16

Catholic Memorial 49, Two Rivers 6

Brown Deer 49, Pewaukee 40

Winnebago Lutheran 42, Brookfield Academy 26

Lake Country Lutheran 40, Pecatonica/Argyle 0


WIAA State Team Tennis Tournament

Arrowhead 6, Eau Claire Memorial 1

Middleton 5, Brookfield East 2

Neenah 7, Badger 0

Nicolet 6, Notre Dame 1


See more details in Saturday's Freeman and Daily News.


2 dead, including gunman, in high school shooting
3:47 p.m.

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least one person and wounding four other students, officials said. The gunman also died in the attack.
Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said the shooter was a student at Marysville Pilchuck High School, but he could not provide more information including what prompted the shooting, who the gunman was and who he shot.
Four students were brought to Providence Everett medical center, said hospital spokeswoman Heidi Amrine. Three were in "very critical" condition, while one considered stable enough to transport was taken to another medical center in Seattle, she said. It was not immediately clear if the person who died was one of those brought to Providence Everett medical center.
Police were going room by room, searching the school about 30 miles north of Seattle, to make sure it was safe.



One Direction adds Miller Park to 2015 tour
4:01 p.m.

MILWAUKEE — British boy band One Direction will perform in concert at Miller Park on Aug. 25, 2015, as part of its North American tour. Tickets go on sale to the general public Nov. 1 and range in price from $39.50 to $99.50.