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Bicyclist in Franklin struck, killed by motorist

Aug. 30, 2014 10:10 a.m. | A 41-year-old Franklin woman was killed Friday evening while riding her bicycle on State Highway 100 and Elm Court in Franklin.

According to Franklin Police, the bicyclist crossed over oncoming traffic to turn onto Elm Court shortly before 8 p.m. She was transported by ambulance to Froedtert Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police offered no other information about the woman or the driver of the vehicle that struck her.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said it would not release information about her until Tuesday.

Preps football photos of the week: Aug. 29

Aug. 29, 2014 10:27 p.m. | Teams were looking to continue winning ways or bounce back after opening-week losses Aug. 28 and 29.

Now Newspapers and Lake Country Publications compiled the best photos shared on social media featuring teams from our coverage area, predominantly in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

Here's the best sights and sounds from Week 2.

New Berlin annual meeting tug-of-war

Aug. 27, 2014 3:25 p.m. | The annual meeting of the New Berlin schools was a tug-of-war between those who objected to the proposed 3.78 percent levy increase and those who wanted better care of the school buildings.

Ultimately, residents Monday approved the nearly $49.3 million levy for the 2014-15 school year on a vote of 28 to 16.

More than 40 residents attended the annual meeting held in the New Berlin West Middle/High School auditorium.

Those opposing the levy said the school's debt is too high and that they suspect the School Board of angling for a referendum to perform up to $22 million in school maintenance and upgrades.

Those speaking for the levy said they didn't want to see the schools strangled for lack of funding and said a laser focus on tax dollars is short-sighted. Schools in good condition that are competitive with schools in other communities are needed to keep up property values, some said.

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