Whitefish Bay latest to enact sex offender residency rules

Aug. 07, 2014 4:45 p.m. | Whitefish Bay has become the latest municipality in Milwaukee County to enact an ordinance imposing residency restrictions on registered sex offenders.

River Hills, Shorewood and Hales Corners are contemplating enacting ordinances as well.

If those villages pass ordinances, each community would have some form of residency restrictions for sex offenders.

The recent rush to restrict sex offenders appears to be a reaction to Milwaukee's new ordinance, which severely restricts the placement of registered sex offenders in the city. Mayor Tom Barrett, who with other city officials has said the city has had to house a disproportionate number of sex offenders compared with other municipalities, has called on the state Department of Corrections to come up with a statewide solution.

In River Hills, Village President Robert Brunner said the board would meet in September to discuss a residency restriction ordinance.

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Walmart opens Aug. 13 in Brown Deer

Aug. 05, 2014 3:19 p.m. | Brown Deer — The new Brown Deer Walmart will open on Wednesday, Aug. 13.

Located at the former Lowe's site at 6300 W. Brown Deer Road, the new Walmart store will open after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The grand opening celebration will include the presentation of $6,000 in grants from Walmart to the Brown Deer Police Department, North Shore Fire and Rescue and the Brown Deer School District.

The store, which will employ about 300 full- and part-time associates, will be open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The store will offer fresh produce and a full line of groceries, including organic and natural selections. The store also features general merchandise, a full-service pharmacy and a one-aisle liquor department at the back of the store.

Walmart will also host a "Big Family Welcome" event from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, offering family activities and free food samples while supplies last. The event will also give residents an opportunity to meet store manager Jason Radliff, who began his Walmart career in 2005 as an assistant manager.

"We are excited to open and bring a convenient shopping option to this area of the North Shore," said Radliff. "We would like to invite residents of the community to the grand opening Aug. 13 and the Big Family Welcome Event on Saturday, Aug. 16."

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