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Read social media story of Division 3 Level 1 football playoffs games

Oct. 26, 2013 7:58 a.m. | Greendale, Brown Deer, Pewaukee, New Berlin West and Catholic Memorial all faced off in Level 1 of the WIAA football playoffs Friday.

As always, fans and reporters were on Twitter and other social networks. Read the MyCommunityNOW Storify social media story of the games.

Milwaukee County offering free golf

Oct. 23, 2013 3:29 p.m. | From Oct. 23-25, those who rent a $10 golf cart at six Milwaukee County Parks golf courses will have green fees waived.

For parties, each player would pay $10 for a share of an available cart and play for free. If all carts are rented golfers may walk on for free.

"The weather is beautiful — it's just a bit cooler," said Assistant Recreation Chief Joe Mronzinski. "There's still time to get some quality play in this season, and for the next three days, your green fee is free."

Reservations can be made over the phone at (414) 475-6222 or online at milwaukeecountygolfcourses.com.

Participating courses are:

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New Berlin man faces 7th OWI charge after crashing into house, injuring homeowner

Oct. 22, 2013 10:24 a.m. | A 44-year-old New Berlin man who lost control of his pickup truck and plowed into a home in the 20500 block of National Avenue last week was charged with seventh-offense drunken driving by the Waukesha County District Attorney's Office.

Krag Gibbs was also charged with drunken driving causing injury because the home's occupant was hurt in the accident.

If convicted, Krag could face a maximum penalty of a $10,000 fine, six years in prison, or both.

The home was damaged extensively in the accident, which occurred shortly before 1:50 p.m. Oct. 17.

According to the criminal complaint, the homeowner, Randall Policht, was seated in his living room when he was suddenly thrown from his chair by the impact of the truck, which ended up partly embedded in the front of the house.

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New Berlin West gets must-win to reach playoff eligibility

Oct. 19, 2013 12:04 a.m. | Hugs, tears and heads lowered toward the turf were everywhere in the New Berlin West postgame huddle on Friday night. If the scoreboard weren't still on, you would never guess they just finished dominating visiting Whitnall, 28-0.

The Vikings (4-5, 3-3 Woodland) are headed to the playoffs. But for the seniors, Friday night marked the last time they will play a home game.

"It doesn't hit you until you see everybody," said senior running back Bryan Watson as he dried his eyes and looked for words to summarize four years at West. The emotional ending stemmed from West's traditional "Senior Walk" at the conclusion of the game. All 23 of the Vikings' seniors walked across the field to their waiting teammates while all of their career highlights and future aspirations were read over the loudspeaker.

"It really is a brotherhood," Watson said. "I just can't explain how much I'm going to miss it. There's nothing like it. There's no feeling like it. The run's not over. I'm just happy I get more time to spend with these guys."

Defense shuts Falcons down

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Man accused of 7th drunken driving offense after crashing into house

Oct. 18, 2013 1:13 p.m. | A 44-year-old New Berlin man with six prior drunken driving offenses was arrested after he crashed into a home and injured the occupant, New Berlin police said Friday.

The man was driving a truck just before 2 p.m. Thursday when he crashed into a house in the 20500 block of National Ave. and caused extensive damage to the home, according to a New Berlin police news release.

The homeowner was taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The driver has been referred to the Waukesha County district attorney's office for seventh offense operating while intoxicated and for causing injury while operating while intoxicated. He also was held in Waukesha County Jail on a probation violation.

World War II veteran victimized in tree-cutting scam in New Berlin

Oct. 16, 2013 1:45 p.m. | An 88-year-old World War II veteran who is scheduled to go on an Honor Flight was cheated out of several thousands of dollars by a scammer posing as a legitimate tree cutting service, New Berlin police said.

The veteran paid the service up front to cut down several trees. The trees were cut down, but never removed. Some are very large, New Berlin Police Capt. Michael Glider said.

Police have the name of a potential suspect from Minnesota, but are warning other residents to beware of scams.

New Berlin woman charged with third drunken driving offense

Oct. 15, 2013 9:33 a.m. | The driver involved in a crash that knocked out the traffic signals at busy Moorland Road and National Avenue in New Berlin shortly before the morning rush hour Oct. 8 has been charged with drunken driving, third offense.

Driver Gina Ramirez, 41, of New Berlin had a court appearance Wednesday afternoon and will have a preliminary hearing Oct. 31.

New Berlin police said that the pickup truck she was driving struck a mailbox, two light poles, two street signs, a traffic signal that reaches over the road, the signal box on the northeast corner that controls the traffic lights at the intersection and an electrical transformer box.

The truck came to rest when it hit a tree and landed on top of the transformer box, New Berlin Police Capt. Michael Glider said. The accident happened about 5:20 a.m. and crews worked on the traffic signals all day, finally getting them back in service about 3:30 p.m., Glider said.

Ramirez also was charged with bail jumping because she violated the terms of her release on a previous offense by drinking alcohol, Assistant District Attorney Andrea Will said. That previous offense took place in April at a residence in New Berlin. Misdemeanor charges of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct and intimidation of a victim were filed against her in connection with that incident along with a felony charge of failure to comply with an officer trying to take her into custody, Will said.

Homestead secures spot atop suburban football poll

Oct. 14, 2013 9:15 a.m. | The Homestead football team retains its No. 1 ranking in the NOW/Lake Country suburban football poll by holding off a rally by Germantown to clinch at least a share of its 13th consecutive North Shore Conference title.

You can see the rest of the teams ranked in the poll, get a capsule look at schools who have clinched playoff spots, learn what coaches really think, and much more at the Push for the Playoffs special section.

Go to NOW/LakeCountry Push for the Playoffs.

Controversial park on Little Muskego Lake will come before Common Council for third time

Oct. 07, 2013 2:28 p.m. | A third proposal for a park on Little Muskego Lake has come forward after two larger and extremely controversial park proposals died.

The Muskego Common Council on Tuesday will hear a proposal for the city to buy and probably raze two homes on the east side of Little Muskego Lake dam jo create a bit of public green space on the lake. The properties are just west of Janesville Road and Pioneer Drive

The easternmost property goes around the home next door and includes a narrow strip of lake frontage extending about 138 feet to the east of that neighboring home with limited lake access.

The properties are being offered by the heirs of a woman who lived on the lake for many years and died in August 2012. Her house was included with four others in the first park proposal in 2010. That proposal died amid the controversy that engulfed the community. A second smaller park was proposed later but it also proved controversial and died.

On behalf of himself and his siblings, Jonathan Lemke wrote to the Common Council in offering the land: "The green space park proposal was embraced by our mother who felt it would preserve the beauty of the lake and land she treasured for over 80 years."

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Suburban Milwaukee trick-or-treat times now online

Oct. 07, 2013 12:40 p.m. | We've just posted our comprehensive listing of 2013 suburban Milwaukee trick-or-treat times, featuring activities from Milwaukee County, Ozaukee County, Washington County and Waukesha County.

2013 suburban Milwaukee trick-or-treat times.

Muskego floats a third lake park proposal

Oct. 04, 2013 8:07 p.m. | A third proposal for a park on Little Muskego Lake has come forward after two larger and extremely controversial proposals failed.

The Muskego Common Council on Tuesday will hear a proposal for the city to buy and probably raze two homes on the east side of Little Muskego Lake dam to create a bit of public green space on the lake. The properties are just west of Janesville Road and Pioneer Drive.

The easternmost property goes around the home next door and includes a narrow strip of lake frontage extending about 138 feet to the east of that neighboring home with limited lake access.

The properties are being offered by the heirs of a woman who lived on the lake for many years and died in August 2012. Her house was included with four others in the first park proposal in 2010. That proposal died amid the controversy that engulfed the community. A second smaller park was proposed later but it also proved controversial and died.

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