Local Things You Need To Know

County bench to see significant turnover in coming months
8:43 a.m.

WAUKESHA — With the departure of three of its senior-most judges in the coming months, the Waukesha County judiciary will see several new faces in the year ahead.

Read the full story in Wednesday’s Freeman.



Meijer store gets final approval from Waukesha council
11:58 p.m.

WAUKESHA — After a lengthy discussion, the final site plan for a proposed 200,000-square foot Meijer store at the corner of Sunset Drive and Tenny Avenue was approved by the Common Council.
Read the full story in Wednesday’s Freeman.


Sweet Perfections opening new location Thursday in Waukesha
11:55 p.m.

WAUKESHA — Sweet Perfections Bake Shoppe has moved from downtown Waukesha to 1501 Paramount Drive, Suite C, and staff plan on opening its new doors to customers this Thursday.
Read the full story in Wednesday’s Freeman.  



Tips for parents: To post or not to post?  
11:51 p.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. Some are choosing a complete blackout, while others opt for nicknames and a few carefully selected snapshots.    
For some social media tips for parents, relatives and friends, see Wednesday’s Freeman.


Longtime ‘SNL’ announcer Don Pardo dies at 96
11:47 p.m.

 NEW YORK (AP) — Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded ‘‘Saturday Night Live.’’   
 Don Pardo, the eras-spanning radio and TV announcer whose resonant voiceover style was celebrated for its majesty and power, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96.   
For the full obituary, see Wednesday’s Freeman. 



‘Upscale’ apartments proposed for downtown Waukesha
11:43 p.m.

WAUKESHA — A pair of “upscale” apartment buildings proposed for the downtown area in the city of Waukesha took an early step toward becoming reality Monday night.
Read the full story in Wednesday’s Freeman.


Waukesha parents strive to cut expenses while buying kids’ school supplies
11:38 p.m.

WAUKESHA — As Waukesha School District school supply lists are displayed within stores throughout the city, parents may have noticed a tough blow on their budgets.
Read the full story in Wednesday’s Freeman.



Man found guilty in Hartford killing
3:38 p.m.

A jury found Daniel Bartelt, accused of killing Jessie Blodgett, guilty in Washington County Circuit Court today.
Read more in Wednesday's Daily News.


Public hearing set for proposed sale of O'Donnell Park parking structure 4:10  p.m.


MILWAUKEE — A joint public hearing of the Milwaukee County Board's Parks, Energy and Environment Committee, and the Economic and Community Development Committee on the proposed sale of the O'Donnell Park parking structure to Northwestern Mutual will be held Sept. 10. The 6:30 p.m. hearing will be at the Downtown Transit Center Harbor Lights Room, 909 E. Michigan St. Northwestern Mutual proposed purchasing the O’Donnell Park parking structure in July.