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Whitefish Bay football team advances with 28-3 rout of Brookfield Central

Oct. 27, 2012 11:17 p.m. | Last year when the Whitefish Bay football team advanced into the third round of the WIAA state playoffs for the first time in school history, they lingered long on the Brookfield East field celebrating the feat.

And when the Blue Dukes did it again on Saturday afternoon back at Lubar Stadium beating Brookfield Central, 28-3, with an impressive second half effort, they quickly broke their post-game huddle and celebrated with their home fans,

So, en masse, the players went over to the stands, and serenaded the remaining die-hards on the crisp late afternoon with an acappella rendition of Bay's alma mater.

And they weren't half bad.

"We knew we had something special going with this senior class heading into this year," said quarterback Grant Menard, whose 40-yard pass to fellow senior Ian Buchanan set up Jeremiah Holt's 10-yard run for score that broke open a 7-3 Blue Duke lead late in the third quarter.

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Homestead football team holds off Cedarburg, 21-18

Oct. 26, 2012 11:16 p.m. | The howl coming from the Homestead football team's sideline Friday night late in the fourth quarter of the Highlanders intense WIAA Division 2, Level 2 playoff battle with rival Cedarburg was simple:

"One more stop and we win this game!"

But that command was easy to say and much harder to execute.

And then in stepped Highlanders all-world defensive end Ryan Stendler, as with just over a minute to play and Homestead clinging to a 21-18 lead and the tenancious Bulldogs sitting with a 3rd and 5 from the 50-yard line, Stendler ripped through the right side and sacked Bulldogs quarterback Mike Mojica for a critical 10-yard loss.

The Bullodogs spent their final timeout and the subsequent desperation 4th and 15 was off target, though some on the Cedarburg bench could be heard shouting for an interference call that was never to come as the Highlanders hung on for a 21-18 victory.

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Second round of Pigskin Picks high school football contest begins tonight

Oct. 26, 2012 1:10 p.m. | The second round of the WIAA high school football playoffs begins tonight and you can sign up and test your football predicting skills against local celebrities and sportswriters in MyCommunityNOW's Pigskin Picks playoff contest.

Weekly winners will receive a pair of movie passes to Marcus Theatres. Grand prizes at the end of the playoffs are Bartolotta Restaurants gift cards worth $100, $50 and $25.

Featured games this week are: Germantown vs. Arrowhead, Cedarburg vs. Homestead, Brookfield Central vs. Whitefish Bay, Watertown vs. Waukesha West and Catholic Memorial vs. Pewaukee.

Andy Collins of Mequon was last week's winner as he picked all five games correctly and came the closest to predicting the final score of the Messmer/Shorewood vs. Whitefish Bay game.

Join MyCommunityNOW's Pigskin Picks playoff contest here.

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Zina Haughton's attorney sheds light on interactions with Brown Deer police

Oct. 26, 2012 12:22 p.m. | Brown Deer - The Brown Deer Police Department was involved with and gave more help to Zina Haughton than the public thinks, attorney Lisa Martin told Brown Deer police in an interview with them yesterday. Brown Deer police released the audio of the interview to media earlier today.

Listen to Lisa Martin's statement given to Brown Deer police.

Martin represented Zina Haughton in the domestic abuse hearing and divorce proceedings against her husband, Radcliffe Haughton, who killed Zina, two others, and injured four before taking his own life at the Azana Salon and Spa in Brookfield on Sunday.

Martin takes issue with what she is calling the public misperception that Radcliffe wasn't arrested for the Jan. 8, 2011, standoff between Radcliffe and Brown Deer police.

"I'm hearing over and over that Brown Deer never arrested Radcliffe Haughton for the incident of January 2011, and clearly (in circuit court records) it shows an in-court arrest and the bail bond being posted," Martin said. "He paid cash, and was issued a no-contact order. He was clearly arrested, and yet everybody thinks he wasn't arrested."

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Homestead student charged in bomb threat

Oct. 24, 2012 4:52 p.m. | A Homestead High School student was charged Wednesday with scribbling a bomb threat on a boys bathroom wall at the school, according to a criminal complaint.

Kevin D. Bielert, 18, of Mequon wrote the threat Monday with a pencil in letters about a half-inch in size, according to the complaint. The felony charge carries a penalty of up to 3 1/2 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Looking for local trick-or-treat times?

Oct. 23, 2012 11:11 a.m. | Halloween is right around the corner and you can find a list of local trick-or-treat times on MyCommunityNOW's special trick-or-treat page.

Man arrested after bringing 'party pack' to meeting with parole officer

Oct. 23, 2012 10:02 a.m. | An 18-year-old man who toted a variety of drugs to a meeting with his parole officer was arrested on drug charges in Glendale.

According to the police report:

The man, whose residence was not listed, was arrested for possession of prescription medicine without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia after arriving to see his parole officer at the Wisconsin Department of Correction, Probation and Parole Facility, 4160 N. Port Washington Road, about 4 p.m. Oct 4.

The man arrived on a bicycle and was seen leaving his backpack outside. In that backpack, there were numerous prescription pills including hydrocodone and Vicodin.

Also found was a glass pipe, grinder, scale and another bag of various pills which he called a “party pack.” He asked how long he would be in jail saying, “I really screwed up.”

Neighbor recalls multiple disputes at suspected Brookfield spa shooter's household

Oct. 22, 2012 1:12 p.m. | Brown Deer resident Sandra Polk, neighbor to alleged Brookfield spa shooter Radcliffe F. Haughton, said she has seen a number of arguments and disputes across the street.

Polk, who lives in the 6500 block of Glenbrook Road, said Haughton, who killed three and injured four Sunday morning before taking his own life, argued with his wife, Zina, outside of their home on multiple occasions, and they sometimes ended up throwing objects around the front yard.

"We were definitely aware of some things that went on when they were outside, such as some verbal abuse," Polk said, "and some throwing, but not at each other. We never really saw anything really physical. No hitting or anything like that."

There were, Polk recalled, times when "things happened inside, after dark," necessitating police involvement. She said Haughton butted heads with Zina Haughton's 20-year-old daughter, Yasmeen Daniel, and once threw her clothes out across their front lawn.

"(Radcliffe) would get angry and kick her out," Polk said. "We think there was a little difference of opinion between him and her (Yasmeen)."

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