Rohde, Lancers beat East in regional semifinals

March 01, 2013 9:01 p.m. | Lydia Rohde scored a season-high 26 points and sparked Brookfield Central to a 61-44 victory over Brookfield East on Friday in a WIAA regional semfiinal game at Central on Friday.

The Lancers will now travel to top-seeded Milwaukee Riverside on Saturday for a 5 p.m. game. 

Central jumped off to a 24-10 first-quarter lead, as Rohde scored 14 of the Lancers points, including two free throws to open the game when East was called for a technical foul for not wearing the right color of uniform.

Nicole Hinz followed with back-to-back 3-pointers, Rohde stole the ball and scored, then followed with a jumper and a foul. She connected on a free throw for a 13-0 lead. Central increased the margin to 17-1 before Laura Kennedy banked in a 3-pointer for East's first basket at the 2 minute, 22 second mark of the quarter.

"It meant a lot to us to get off to that fast start," Rohde said afterward. "We need that momentum to get off to that good start. Usually when we start off strong, we finish strong."

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Azana spa shooter told neighbor he planned to kill

March 01, 2013 8:56 p.m. | Less than a week before Radcliffe F. Haughton opened fire at the Azana Salon & Spa in Brookfield in October, killing his estranged wife and two of her co-workers, a neighbor overheard him telling his father, "If I had a gun, I would shoot her," according to documents released Friday.

Haughton also told the neighbor, Jeffrey Simmons, "She's not the only one I'm going to get" and described "sitting on a hill and picking them off one by one," according to a letter from the Brookfield police to Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel. Haughton had earlier complained to his neighbor that he believed his wife was having an affair.

Simmons told Haughton "he was acting like a fool and to calm down," according to reports released by the Brookfield Police Department.

Haughton, who took a cab from his home in Brown Deer to the spa where Zina Haughton worked on Oct. 21, told the taxi driver, Jesse Thomas, he had found pictures on his wife's phone that led him to believe she was cheating. Haughton also blamed his wife for the fact that he had lost his job and was on the brink of foreclosure. On the way to the spa, Haughton told Thomas he had bought an automatic weapon and asked the cabbie what he would do if his wife had sent explicit pictures to another man, the letter says.

"Thomas said his response was to do nothing because it 'wasn't worth it,' " the letter says.

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Your snow photos: It's back and it's beautiful

Feb. 27, 2013 7:55 a.m. | With another round of snow Tuesday, people across Southeastern Wisconsin snapped photos of the messy drives and the serene surroundings. 

Here are some of the best photos that people shared on social media.

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It might be hot out there, but interns Maddy Heim and McKenna Oxenden are enjoying all aspects of the Waukesha County Fair. Check out their coverage of the new pig, duck and goat races, the 50th annual Fairest of the Fair contest, as well as their ranking of the top food items.

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