See the best fog photos on social media

Nov. 21, 2012 9:05 a.m. | Dense fog clouded Milwaukee and surrounding areas Wednesday morning, and many people took to Twitter, Instagram and other social media services to share photos.

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Brookfield man charged in highway wrong-way cruise

Nov. 20, 2012 7:40 p.m. | Joshua P. Klawikowski of Brookfield, 21, faces a single count of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, a felony that carries a maximum jail sentence of 10 years. Klawikowki made an initial appearance in court on November 14, where he was ordered to maintain absolute sobriety.

According to the criminal complaint:

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office received several 911 calls Nov. 10 reporting that a car was traveling south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 43.

Klawikowski was seen on Department of Transportation cameras in a black car driving at speeds that topped 100 mph, narrowly missing oncoming cars and trucks. A sheriff's deputy drove parallel to Klawikowski in the northbound lanes and shone his light at him in an attempt to pull him over, but Klawikoski continued driving, weaving through a construction zone on Interstate 94 at Drexel Avenue.

Klawikowski made a U-turn at Ryan Road and was pulled over by sheriff's deputies south of College Avenue at 2:30 a.m. Saturday November 10. When asked if he knew where he was, he looked around, saw an Amtrak sign and said he was at the train station.

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Labor Day fireworks won't be a tradition in Elm Grove

Nov. 19, 2012 4:39 p.m. | Elm Grove will keep its annual fireworks display on the Fourth of July holiday instead of moving it to Labor Day.

The summer's drought and extreme heat made it unsafe to shoot off fireworks in July, so the village postponed the display to Labor Day, throwing a community event in Village Park in September. It proved popular, prompting the Recreation Committee on Thursday to discuss when to hold fireworks in the future.

The panel was against ending the traditional Fourth of July fireworks display in favor of a late-summer display, but was open to having a second display over Labor Day weekend - if private funding can be found.

"It (Labor Day) was packed and every other surrounding community has Fourth of July activities and fireworks," committee member Paul Schmidt said. "We'd be unique to have this event to differentiate us and possibly bring more people to our community."

Other committee members agreed the Labor Day festivities were a success, but pointed out that having police officers provide crowd control at two fireworks displays during the summer would be costly for the village.

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8-Twelve benefit raises thousands for Azana victims' families

Nov. 19, 2012 12:56 p.m. | A benefit held at 8-Twelve Restaurant to raise money for the Azana Salon shooting victims' families brought in nearly $62,000 last week.

Omar Shaikh, co-owner of SURG Restaurant Group, which sponsored the event, said the event more than doubled the organizers' goal of $30,000.

8-Twelve Restaurant partners Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers and Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers came up with the idea for the benefit and donated several autographed items to the silent auction.

Other items were donated by Kohl's Department Stores, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Milwaukee Wave and others.

Three women were killed and four others were wounded when Radcliff Haughton walked into the spa and opened fire Oct. 21. The deaths left eight children without mothers.

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Town of Brookfield approves apartments rezoning

Nov. 19, 2012 7:00 a.m. | A proposal to develop a three-story building with 27 apartments has received zoning approval from the Town of Brookfield.

The Town Board's action allows developer Bill Bode to proceed with detailed plans for the apartment building, which will include underground parking, at 655 N. Brookfield Road. The rezoning also requires approval from Waukesha County officials.

The project still requires site plan approval, said Gary Lake, town building inspector. Bode said he hopes to bring a detailed plan before town officials in early 2013.

Bode owns Brayton Management Co., which also operates Galleria West Shopping Center, at Blue Mound and Brookfield roads.

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Waukesha County Fair


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.

Best Summer Ever


We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.