Local Things You Need To Know


Sheriff's Dept. IDs deceased in Town of Genesee crash
11:41 a.m.


WAUKESHA – The Waukesha Sheriff’s Department has identified the two individuals who died in the fatal crash that occurred Wednesday on County DE.
A silver Chevrolet was traveling westbound on County DE when the driver lost control of the vehicle, crossed the center line and struck the second vehicle, a silver Toyota traveling eastbound.
The driver of the first car, Alixandra P. Wagner, a 23-year-old from Waukesha, and a passenger, Alex Hernandez Banuelos Jr., a 23-year-old from Milwaukee, died as a result of their injuries. 
The driver of the Toyota, a 65-year-old from North Prairie, was temporarily trapped in her vehicle and was transported to Aurora Medical Center in Summit for treatment. Authorities have not released her name or condition. 
The incident remains under investigation by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department.

 

 


Tornado drill will take place this afternoon
11:04 a.m.


WAUKESHA The state has a tornado drill planned this afternoon. 
A mock tornado watch will be issued at 1 p.m. A means tornadoes are possible in your area. Remain alert for approaching storms
A mock tornado warning will be issued at 1:45 p.m. A warning means a tornado has been sighted or indicated on weather radar. Move to a safe place immediately
The drill will end at 2 p.m.

 

 

 

Waukesha commission approves preliminary plans for Carroll science center
4:05 a.m.


WAUKESHA – Carroll University’s $24 million new science center is moving forward, as Waukesha’s Plan Commission unanimously approved preliminary plans for the 41,000-square-foot building on Wednesday evening.
Read the full story in today’s Freeman.

 

Waukesha South students rally around coach/teacher Rusch before cancer surgery
4:05 a.m.


WAUKESHA – Students at Waukesha South High School rallied Wednesday around longtime football coach and physical education teacher Dave Rusch, who will undergo surgery to remove his cancerous prostate on Friday.
Read the full story in today’s Freeman.

 

Falls' Brandtjen among four candidates in 22nd Assembly District ract
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:05 a.m.


MADISON – Three Republicans and one Democrat have registered with the state’s  Government Accountability Office to run in this fall’s election to  replace the retiring Don Pridemore and represent the 22nd Assembly  District.
Read the full story in today’s Freeman.

 

Montessori School of Waukesha kicks off 50th anniversary with $2.2 million campaign
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:05 a.m.


WAUKESHA – Montessori School of Waukesha is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – and for that golden anniversary, the school is hoping to get some serious gold.
Read the full story in today’s Freeman.

 

Hartland man charged with four counts of domestic abuse
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:05 a.m.


HARTLAND – A Hartland man was charged Tuesday after he allegedly choked a woman and left her with bruises across her body.
Read the full story in today’s Freeman.

 

Experts: Excess sugar consumption leads to a host of diseases
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:05 a.m.


SAN FRANCISCO (MCT) Dr. Robert Lustig’s YouTube lectures about the dangers of sugar have raised a few eyebrows in recent years and even drawn some criticism.
But the pediatric endocrinologist’s proclamations are supported by research his team has done at the University of California, San Francisco, with steady confirmation from other scientific studies linking sugar with chronic disease and early death.
Read the full story in today’s Freeman.