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Unhappy with meal, McDonald's customer gets disorderly, police say

Aug. 16, 2011 7:47 a.m. | A 29-year-old man was warned for disorderly conduct after he returned to a McDonald's three hours after placing an order to curse at employees and demand a refund for an issue involving tomatoes, according to a city of Brookfield police report.

But he did get his money back.

Also from the report:

The 29-year-old pulled into the drive-through lane and began cursing at employees at the McDonald's at 300 N. Moorland Road about 8 p.m. Aug. 10.

The man said he would hold up the line of cars behind him until he got a refund for the food he had ordered three hours prior.

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Brookfield council postpones decision on bus shelters

10:33 p.m. | One week after the City of Brookfield's Plan Commission unanimously approved a change to its sign code in order to accommodate advertisements on six bus shelters, the common council expressed a great deal more skepticism.

Aldermen brought up concerns regarding the city's powers to enforce cleanliness and maintenance of the shelters as well as questions about the precedent that allowing such advertising might set.

The council voted 12-0-1 to postpone the topic and directed staff to review the issue and report back to the council regarding the concerns that were raised.

Brookfield committee discusses chicken ordinance specifics

9:08 p.m. | The City of Brookfield's Legislative & Licensing Committee went through a list of details that might be included as the city staff continues to move towards an ordinance that would allow for more residences in the city to have residential chickens.

Among the topics discussed were the minimum lot size that residents must have in order to have chickens, the number of chickens, the size of the living area and coop for the animals, permit fees, and requirement of permission from neighbors prior to issuance of a permit.

Aldermen directed staff on many other topics as well to continue drafting an ordinance that will eventually be presented to the committee and then, potentially, the city's Common Council.

The Legislative & Licensing Committee is next scheduled to meet on May 5 in the Seligenstadt Conference Room at City Hall.

Barre fitness trend moving to Brookfield

4:48 p.m. | Another new fitness trend is spreading to Brookfield.

In early May, The Barre Code will be opening at Harvard Square, 18000 W. Bluemound Road. It will be the second location for franchise owner and instructor Betsy Wong.

Wong notes that the Brookfield location will offer between 5 - 7 classes on weekdays and 3 - 4 on weekends. The Barre Code is open every day of the year except Christmas Day. The extensive quantity of classes, Wong says, allows The Barre Code to offer a variety of choices while also accommodating different difficulty levels.

Preview classes for The Barre Code in Brookfield will begin the week of May 4 and Wong will host free classes at 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday, May 9 as part of the locatoin's grand opening. To register, interested parties should go to www.thebarrecode.com/studios/brookfield.

Developers looking to start on Corners parking structure early

1:03 p.m. | The trio of developers involved with The Corners are attempting to accellerate the progress of the development.

At Monday night's Town of Brookfield Plan Commission meeting, officials discussed a request by Bradford Real Estate Companies to allow for work on the development's underground parking structure to begin sooner.

Officials cited the need to provide Bradford, IM Properties, and the Marcus Corporation with as large of a time window as possible to work on the structure before winter.

The Plan Commission made recommendations to the Town Board in regard to early start approval for the parking structure as well as for a certified survey map.

County planning work on Brookfield intersection

April 20, 2015 10:28 p.m. | Waukesha County briefed residents of Brookfield on a plan last week that will involve a number of improvements to the intersection of Pilgrim Road and Burleigh Road.

Pilgrim, also known as County Highway YY will see a number of changes next summer in order to make it both safer and more convenient for commuters.

The improvements will include leveling out the area to improve visibility for drivers, installing and widening turn lanes, and replacing the existing traffic signal with a newer one.

The project is expected to take place throughout the summer of 2016.

Elmbrook Humane Society receives threats to burn down building

April 15, 2015 9:15 a.m. | City of Brookfield Police have increased their patrols around the Elmbrook Humane Society in recent weeks after the shelter received threats via social media to burn the building down.

In late-March, Elmbrook Humane Society euthanized a dog that had been a resident for 15 months. Elmbrook Executive Director Heather Gehrke says that the animal had had four instances in the past in which the dog had caused injury; however, Elmbrook personnel felt that the incidents were not necessarily aggressive or intended to be vicious.

"The county last year did, after the fourth incident, label him a vicious dog. We appealed it, we reached a settlement, and they repealed it," Gehrke said.

But last month the dog was involved in additional bite incidents that required medical attention, and the decision was made that the dog was not a candidate for placement.

Elmbrook Humane Society is the only no-kill shelter in Waukesha County; however, Gehrke notes that being labeled as no-kill shelter does not actually mean that an animal shelter will never, under any circumstances, euthanize an animal.

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Brookfield feels sting of tax fraud

April 14, 2015 5:28 p.m. | Residents of the city of Brookfield have been reporting in droves that they are struggling to get their tax returns this season.

And no, it's not because they're having trouble filing them or figuring out what they quality for. It's because someone else has already filed for them.

So far this tax season, Brookfield Police estimate that they have received at least 60 complaints from residents who say that while attempting to file their taxes they were notified that someone else had already stolen their identity and done so.

Brookfield Police Capt. Phil Horter says that this is by far the worst season he can remember for this type of crime.

"I think one of the contributing factors is probably the increase in identity theft in the last couple of years," Horter said. "There's been some very large breaches of personal information, and some of those breaches may be responsible for the amount of personal information that is illegally available."

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Bus shelters coming to Bluemound Road in Brookfield

April 14, 2015 2:45 p.m. | Commuters using public transportation in the city of Brookfield will soon have at least somewhat more hospitable conditions while they wait for their buses.

Clear Channel Outdoor and the Waukesha County Transit system are planning to install six shelters along the Bluemound Road corridor this summer.

Clear Channel has relationships with both the Waukesha County Transit System and the Milwaukee County Transit System which has the company front the cost for the shelters in exchange for being allowed to sell advertising space on one side wall of the structure.

It is that deal that brought the topic before the Brookfield plan commission Monday night, as the city does not allow off-site advertising.

Waukesha County Director of Public Works Allison Bussler sent a letter to commissioners requesting that they approve the exception to that rule in order to allow the shelters to be built.

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Four new businesses choose Brookfield village area

April 13, 2015 4:43 p.m. | Less than 3 1/2 months into the new year already a quartet of new attractions have opened in the Village of Brookfield.

The Gift Shoppe, based in Cudahy, will be opening its second location in the Village on or around May 1.

The Gift Shoppe will join Basket Weaving Studio and Petals Floral Design, which both recently made their homes on Pleasant Street. Petals Floral Design, which provides arrangements for weddings and other special events, moved to the Village from its former location in Wauwatosa.

Also relocating to the Village will be Treat Street Popcorn, which is moving from Pewaukee to the Village and expects to open in the next few weeks.

Brookfield Economic Development Administrator Tim Casey says that the city is pleased with the progress that the Village area has made since it and Brookfield Village, Ltd.,set out to rejuvenate the area in late 2013.

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Diamond Stone headlines 2014-15 All-Suburban Boys Basketball team

April 13, 2015 11:55 a.m. |

Player of the Year

Diamond Stone, 6-10 center, Dominican

McDonald's All-American capped perhaps the most decorated career in Wisconsin history with a fourth state championship. ... Averaged 24.4 points per game on 67 percent shooting, with 11.7 rebounds per game. ... Shot 74 percent from the free-throw line and finished with 74 blocks. ... Wrapped up his career north of 2,000 points. ... Career highlights include the only triple-double in state-tournament history, recorded as a freshman. ... Posted two double-doubles in the state games this year. ... Racked up 43 points and 18 rebounds against Division 1 foe Racine Case in the regular season. ... Committed to Maryland.

Story: Dominican's Diamond Stone left a mark that will be remembered for decades

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New burger joint coming to Brookfield

April 10, 2015 4:58 p.m. | Brookfield burger-lovers will have a new spot to give a shot in the near future.

Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes will be setting up shop with its first Milwaukee-area location at Brookfield Square as the mall continues its latest expansion.

Franchise owner Punit Jaswal was adamant that this restaurant had to be in Brookfield.

"When I went to Mooyah in Dallas I told them 'I want my location to be in Brookfield,'" Jaswal said. "That area and the neighborhood just attracted me."

Jaswal, who has had significant experience with the ownership of 10 Subway restaurants over 11 years, including the one in Brookfield located at Lilly Road and West Capitol Drive, choose Brookfield Square due in part because space was available.

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Tornado watch in effect

April 09, 2015 1:59 p.m. | The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch, in effect for much of Southeastern Wisconsin, including Waukesha and Milwaukee counties until 11 p.m. A tornado watch indicates that conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes, but does not indicate that tornadoes have been spotted. People should be prepared to take safety measures if the watch escalates to a warning.

Brookfield East to present Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' this spring

April 08, 2015 1:28 p.m. | Brookfield East High School is getting Shakespearean in its upcoming theater production.

The Brookfield East Drama Department will present William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" later this spring.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on April 30, May 1 and May 2 and at 2 p.m. on May 3 in the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive.

Tickets cost $16 per adult, $12 per senior and $10 per student.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (262) 781-9520.

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2015 Milwaukee suburbs election roundup

April 08, 2015 10:10 a.m. | Election returns from the Milwaukee suburbs. This page will be updated as more results become available.

Referendums pass in Mequon-Thiensville, Fox Point-Bayside

Whitnall school referendums handily defeated

Fox Point: Voters send message of change

Brown Deer: Three School Board members return for a second term

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Ponto helps out as part of national service day

April 07, 2015 11:28 p.m. | City of Brookfield Mayor Steve Ponto joined more than 2,000 mayors across the country Tuesday for the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service.

Four Waukesha County municipal officials — Ponto, Village of Mukwonago President Fred Winchowky, New Berlin Mayor Dave Ament, and Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly — worked with Interfaith Senior Programs and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County to give back to residents with a day of service.

Ponto spent much of the day at the Brookfield Senior Center performing a variety of tasks, including packing hot meals for home deliveries and serving lunch.

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