DJ's Pub and Grill owner submitting new plans for restaurant, four-family building

Nov. 02, 2012 1:06 p.m. | The owner of DJ's Pub and Grill, a property that was involved in at least one controversial proposal to establish a park on Little Muskego Lake, has again submitted plans to the city for a restaurant/bar twice the size of the current establishment and a separate four-family building.

Owner Dan Hewitt had submitted hand-drawn project plans to the city earlier this year, but last summer, the Muskego Common Council refused the needed rezoning, saying not enough specifics were submitted.

DJ's, W18040 Janesville Road, closed Sunday and will be demolished because it's in the way of the Janesville Road widening project.

On Tuesday, Hewitt will be before the Plan Commission with far more detailed plans.

They show the restaurant/bar close to Janesville Road and the residential building close to the shore of Little Muskego Lake.

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Looking for your local polling place?

Nov. 02, 2012 9:44 a.m. | We are four days away from the next election and one of the best resources to find out local voting information is at the state's official page for Wisconsin Voter Information.

There you can find information on where to vote in your community, check your provisional ballot status and more.

Click here to visit the Wisconsin Voter Information page.

North Shore voters can visit our North Shore Voting Guide, which has a list of polling places and a post-redistricting guide to congressional, assembly, and senate districts.

Driver charged in fatal Waukesha County crash

Nov. 01, 2012 4:26 p.m. | Waukesha - A Waukesha man has been charged in a fatal three-car crash early Tuesday in the Town of Genesee.

Ernesto Lazo Villamil, 35, faces a count of driving with a revoked license, causing great bodily harm.

According to the criminal complaint:

Villamil was westbound on State Highway 59 near Hillside Road shortly before 6 a.m. when he slammed into a blue Pontiac being driven by Leonard Miller, who died from injuries suffered in the collision.

Villamil's Envoy SUV continued out of control and also slammed into an eastbound Lincoln Town Car.

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Muskego officer suspended after domestic abuse arrest

Nov. 01, 2012 7:42 a.m. | A Muskego police officer has been suspended after he was arrested on domestic abuse violations.

Sgt. Chad Dornbach was arrested Tuesday by City of Waukesha police, who are recommending charges to the Waukesha County district attorney. Dornbach has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, according to Muskego Police Chief Paul Geiszler.

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department will conduct an investigation into the incident.

Suspect arrested after 11-hour tactical situation in Muskego

Oct. 31, 2012 12:19 p.m. | MUSKEGO - An 11-hour tactical situation peacefully ended in Muskego after authorities arrested a man who had barricaded himself in a home.

It started at 9 p.m. Tuesday night on the corner of Martin Drive and Hedgewood Drive.

Muskego Police had a domestic violence warrant out against the man after he allegedly strangled a woman back in August.

They went to the man's home to serve the arrest warrant, and the tactical situation began.

"All of a sudden, you'd hear a copule of explosion-type things, but it was loud pops," said neighbor Andrew Jankowski.

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Suspected shoplifter uses stun gun to intimidate Greenfield store manager

Oct. 31, 2012 8:33 a.m. | A store manager called police after an unruly female customer attempted to shock him with a stun gun around 12:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

According to Greenfield police:

The manager at Factory Card & Party Outlet, 5058 S. 74th St., told police he confronted a female customer because he believed she was shoplifting. When he asked to see her purse the woman refused and became loud and disorderly.

The manager then asked the woman to leave the store. As he began following her to make sure she left the store, the woman took out an electric weapon - possibly a stun gun - and sparked it at the manager. The suspect then exited the store and got into a red or maroon four-door Buick driven by an unknown female. The vehicle was last seen driving southbound on 74th Street toward Southridge Mall.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set female and the driver of the vehicle is described as a shorter female, approximately 5-feet, 3-inches tall and carrying a silver purse.

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Waukesha State Bank to open branch in New Berlin

Oct. 30, 2012 11:04 a.m. | Waukesha State Bank said it plans to open its first branch in New Berlin.

The new full-service banking office will be at 14000 W. National Ave. in a building that previously housed a BMO Harris Bank branch. The branch is expected to open in the spring.

The New Berlin branch will be Waukesha State Bank's 14th full-service location. Waukesha State Bank also has branches in Brookfield, Delafield, Mukwonago, Muskego, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee, Sussex and Waukesha.

Muskego police chief to retire at end of year

Oct. 29, 2012 7:58 p.m. | Muskego Police Chief Paul Geiszler announced he will retire at the end of the year after more than 30 years with the Police Department, six of them as its chief.

"He served Muskego well and we're proud of his many contributions to making Muskego a good place to live, work and play," said Edward Gleason, chairman of the Muskego Police and Fire Commission that will meet Tuesday to discuss how to go about finding a replacement.

"He was a good steward of our funds and provided fine leadership," Gleason said. "We'll miss him."

Geiszler succeeded John Johnson as chief of police after Johnson became Muskego mayor.

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