Thursday, January 10, 2013

I saw three ships, swerved to avoid

After high-speed chase, man drives into yard,
'On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;'
He fled from vehicle before police arrived,
'On Christmas Day in the morning'.

Also from our suburban weekly's Christmas police blotter
'A 23-year-old man who was taken to the hospital by some good Samaritans after they found him unresponsive and lying in a snow bank was arrested at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, 10101 S. 27th St., after police discovered he was wanted on an outstanding warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia at 4:15 a.m. Dec. 23.'
Drunken driver backs truck over pedestrian, December 22nd. The pedestrian was 'attempting to retrieve his bicycle out of the truck bed, when the driver started backing up', and 'Both the driver and victim were intoxicated at the time of the incident.'

Woman who stole truck shot by police, Christmas Eve.

In other local news:

At least one contested race in Franklin, specifically the District 2 aldermanic race in which Curt Bolton and Daniel Mayer will run for the seat vacated by Tim Solomon. In District 1, only Greg Kowalski had filed for the seat vacated by Steve Olson. In District 5, Doug Schmidt is running for re-election. (The preceding was subject to any last-minute filings.)

No Jeff Traylor but Deb Larson and Melissa Klein Run Again for School Board, it says at Wag the Dog. (The preceding was also subject to any last-minute filings.)

Big changes coming this way in 2013, in which Mayor Taylor 'described the Crystal Ridge site as an eyesore and said he is excited about the new development' there. The ski hill there could use some upgrades, but it does have a view including the downtown Milwaukee skyline, every once in a great while accompanied by howling from the Timber Wolf Preservation Society next door.

Franklin gets healthy in 2013 tells of a competition, sort of a Biggest Loser In Franklin but in a good way, in which residents work with a local health club to get in shape before our local Civic Celebration for the Independence Day holiday.

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