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St. Joseph's School in Big Bend staying open

Jan. 25, 2013 5:50 p.m. | St. Joseph Catholic School, S8930 St. Joseph Drive, in Big Bend will stay open after all, it was announced Friday.

Officials had notified families of St. Joseph School on Tuesday that the school would close at the end of the year.

The parish hall was filled on Thursday night with people looking for answers as to why the school was closing, and what could be done to save it. Many gave powerful, heartfelt testimony as to what the school has meant to them, their children and their grandchildren. At the end of the meeting, the decision to close the school was taken under advisement, with a definite answer to follow Friday.

The school will hold an open house Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to launch a weeklong celebration of Catholic Schools Week.

New Berlin cable channel 25 goes down

Jan. 22, 2013 5:46 p.m. | The city of New Berlin's cable channel 25 was down as of 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, with only video being broadcast.

City staff was trying to get the channel back up in time for the 7 p.m. Common Council and Committee of the Whole meetings. However, if the cable channel is still down, people should be able to watch the meetings on their computers via live streaming by logging onto meetings.newberlin.org/sirepub/meet.aspx.

Investigation continues into fatal Muskego crash

Jan. 22, 2013 9:08 a.m. | Muskego - Muskego police are continuing an investigation into a single-vehicle crash early Saturday that killed recent Muskego High School graduate Kayla Corona, 18.

A preliminary report from the Muskego Police Department indicates that alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash, which occurred about 1:15 a.m. Saturday on Henneberry Drive when Corona's car left the road and struck a utility pole.

Emergency responders found Corona behind the wheel and unresponsive. She died later at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa.

The department's initial news release does not indicate whether she was wearing a seat belt.

Corona graduated in the spring of 2012. A visitation and funeral for her is scheduled for Thursday, according to her death notice. The young woman's family is asking that people wear Corona's favorite color - purple - in memory of her.

Social media users showcase running in West Allis

Jan. 21, 2013 9:35 a.m. | Runners from around the local area came to West Allis this weekend to try some distance running.

The Icebreaker Indoor Marathon is comprised of a 5K, a half marathon, a relay marathon and a marathon. Here's what runners and their friends and family were sharing on social networks.

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