2013 was a big year in suburban news.
Court hearings for Benjamin Sebena, the anniversary of the Sikh temple shooting and more. And you can find photos from those events and more in our 2013 Suburban News Photos of the Year gallery.
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New Berlin — A slow start is a relative term for a player like Reed Timmer.
Containing the reigning Woodland Conference West Division Player of the Year is both a mental and physical strain on opposing defenses.
On Friday night, Pewaukee did its best to shut down Timmer and New Berlin Eisenhower, but the Lions overcame a three-point halftime deficit to bounce back for a 52-45 victory.
Timmer was held to two points in the opening quarter and the Lions trailed early, but he came back and finished with 21 points.
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Greendale quarterback Josh Ringelberg is quick to credit his teammates, but there was no doubt of the offensive impact the dual-threat junior had this season.
Ringelberg has been voted the NOW All-Suburban Football Player of the Year after throwing for 41 touchdowns and running for 10. He led the Panthers to the Division 3 state finals, where he threw for a record 270 yards, including a record 97-yard toss to Nate Miller.
Ringelberg is joined on the team by Homestead's Dave Keel, the NOW All-Suburban Football Coach of the Year. Keel, a perennial contender for the award, garnered it for the first time after leading the Highlanders to an 11-1 mark despite losing the bulk of his 2012 state title team to graduation.
A 23-year-old Waukesha man has been charged in a crash that killed a motorcyclist in October.
Edi R. Gomez was late for his job at McDonald's in Muskego on Oct. 11 when he tried to pass James Solveson on the shoulder of Racine Ave. then lost control of his SUV and hit the motorcyclist, according to a criminal complaint released Wednesday.
Solveson, 58, of Waukesha, was thrown from his bike, lost his helmet, struck his head on a metal pole and died at the scene. The crash happened near Mill Creek Trail in New Berlin about 7 a.m.
Gomez's SUV flipped three times. He was taken by helicopter to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa for treatment. Gomez initially told investigators the motorcycle tried to pass him on the right, forcing him to brake, and roll.
When told his account differed from those of other drivers, Gomez admitted he had been tailgating the motorcycle and tried to pass on the right, and that he knew his driver's license was suspended at the time.» Read Full Article
The New Berlin Police Department is urging online shoppers to use caution when having packages delivered at home.
Most packages are left at the customer's door, even if no one is home to accept them, which leads to opportunistic criminal stealing items from the door step or targetting delivery trucks, according to a news release.
The department offered the following tips:
■ Choose a shipping option that requires you to sign for delivery.
■ Check delivery status online so you can try to be home when the package arrives. Some retailers even offer text messages to your cell phone to alert you when items have been delivered.» Read Full Article