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AG candidates spar over campaign coordination
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
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
Springdale Road extension among capital
projects coming before Waukesha County Board
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
high school sports scores
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.
including gunman, in high school shooting
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
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.