Whitefish Bay's Davre beats state-level 1,600 field at Benson Invite

May 02, 2014 10:34 p.m. | It was a race meant to be run at the WIAA State Meet on a warm day in June in La Crosse.

Instead, it was the girls 1,600-meters at the annual friendly hometown track festival in Wauwatosa known as the Dan Benson Invitational, contested on a cool, dank day Friday afternoon in front of a knowing crowd that knew something special was going to happen.

They were not let down, as the astoundingly talented freshman Cami Davre of Whitefish Bay led a WIAA state meet level field to the finish line, using a burning kick to beat last fall's state cross country champion Elizabeth Flatley of Brookfield Central to the finish line.

The first five times in the race obliterated and completely re-wrote the state honor roll, as Davre beat a field of stunningly talented field made up mostly of seniors. Her blistering 66-second closing 400 gave her a state-best time of 4 minutes, 54.08 seconds while Flatley came across in a personal best of 4:57.45, which is now the second best time in the state.

But those two were only the tip of the iceberg, as it is a very good bet that on a normal day, the next three finishers could and would win almost any other 1,600 race contested in the state of Wisconsin on almost any given day of the season with the times they turned in.

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Police respond to Glendale bomb threat

May 02, 2014 12:25 p.m. |

Glendale — The bomb threat that closed the Columbia St. Mary’s office center Friday morning was a false alarm.
A receptionist at the office center, located at 4255 Port Washington Road, received a phone call at 7:45 a.m. Friday from a person claiming that a bomb was going to go off in the building, said Glendale police officer Joel Dhein. The receptionist called Glendale police, whom upon arrival, closed Port Washington Road and evacuated 50 people from the building. 
“There weren’t many people there because of the time of day,” Dhein said. 
Glendale police did not find any explosives in the building. The police then called the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad, which also did not find any explosives. In addition to being the corporate headquarters of Columbia St. Mary’s, the building also houses several other businesses.
Dhein said Port Washington Road  and the office building were opened around noon.

Man arrested after using broken coffee mug to cut woman

May 02, 2014 8:23 a.m. | A Milwaukee man was arrested for battery after he used a broken coffee mug to cut a woman April 19.

According to the Glendale police report:

A 30-year-old Milwaukee man used a broken coffee mug to cut a woman in the 2800 block of West Mill Road at 11:50 p.m. April 19.

The man, who also injured himself, fled after attacking the woman and entered a home in the 6400 block of North Range Line Road.

The residents heard the man screaming and found him on the floor of the mud room and called police.

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Facebook post caused lockdown at Brown Deer High School

May 01, 2014 2:46 p.m. | Brown Deer — A "questionable Facebook post" prompted Brown Deer High School to go into lockdown mode for less than an hour Thursday afternoon.

The Facebook post caused Brown Deer police and school officials to go into lockdown for about 30 minutes to 45 minutes , said Christie Odenwald in the district superintendent's office. Brown Deer police determined the concerns were unfounded, and canceled the lockdown shortly thereafter. Odenwald did not comment on the nature of the Facebook post.

Brown Deer police are investigating the matter, but are not releasing any more details about the lockdown at this point in time.

DOT fix for North Shore I-43 congestion: more lanes, more interchanges

April 30, 2014 4:00 a.m. | The solution to daily backups on a crumbling North Shore stretch of Interstate 43: more lanes and more interchanges, state officials propose.

Now the public gets to weigh in.

Department of Transportation officials have scheduled public hearings Wednesday and Thursday on their recommendation for a $450 million project expanding 14 miles of the freeway from four lanes to six starting at Silver Spring Drive in Glendale and extending to Highway 60 in Grafton. The work could begin in 2020.

The proposal also includes a new interchange at Highland Road in Mequon and improvements to other interchanges.

Testimony from the hearings will feed into a final version of an environmental impact statement prepared by the department.

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'Perfect storm' of delays pushes back openings of Whitefish Bay's Mandel apartments, municipal parking lot

April 29, 2014 7:48 p.m. | Whitefish Bay — Businesses on Silver Spring Drive will have to wait a little longer than they'd hoped to get their north municipal parking lot back.

Roughly 135 parking spaces on the north end of the street were taken away in September, when The Mandel Group began construction on a three-building apartment development known as Beaumont Place. The area under construction will eventually be home to two apartment buildings with public parking on the ground level and tenant parking underground.

The Mandel Group originally expected to open the 63-stall parking lot behind Associated Bank in February, but that timeline was pushed back after We Energies had a delay in relocating gas and electric lines in the parking lot, according to Richard Lincoln of The Mandel Group. By the time that utility work and excavation was completed, The Mandel Group found themselves in the dead of winter with sub-zero temperatures.

"It has been a perfect storm," Lincoln said. "The good news is we are back in full construction mode."

Four-month delay

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