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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.

Germantown boys volleyball team rallies for second state berth

Nov. 01, 2012 10:23 p.m. | In the end, the Germantown boys volleyball team found its identity Thursday night in the WIAA sectional final against host Arrowhead.

The top seeds were down 6-3 in the fourth game of their WIAA sectional final and were already down two games to one, facing elimination if they could not rally and force a fifth game.

Germantown looked lethargic and cranky from a couple of calls that went against them, and a second straight WIAA state tournament berth was seriously in doubt.

So what did coach Brian Rushmer tell his team?

"Baiscally, what I said was, 'It's our season or nothing right now. Are we a volleyball team or a bunch of basketball players playing at it?'," he said.

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Three Menomonee Falls cross country coaches suspended on suspicion of alcohol use

Oct. 30, 2012 10:35 a.m. | Three members of the Menomonee Falls girls cross country coaching staff were placed on administrative leave pending further fact finding of an allegation that they were consuming alcohol during the Meet of Future Champions event that Falls hosted at Rotary Park on Oct. 18.

According to District Public Relations Officer Mitchell Maersch, there will be a special closed session committee meeting held on Thursday morning where the issue will be discussed further. The committee will likely make a recommendation to the school board about any further disciplinary action for the trio.

“We treat reports of misconduct seriously, and we are doing a thorough investigation,” said Falls Superintendent Patricia Greco in a release. “Any behavior of this nature would not be in line with our code of conduct for students or adults.”

According to reports, the trio, who were only identified as three adults working the event on Oct. 18 according to a district report, were asked to step aside last week following news of the alleged events surfacing.

MenomoneeFallsNOW has learned that the trio were indeed coaches with the Falls girls cross country program though Maersch would not independently confirm that fact.

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Menomonee Falls School Board approves new health insurance plans

Oct. 29, 2012 8:36 p.m. | After numerous discussions, the Menomonee Falls School Board on Monday officially approved the district's health benefit plan that will offer employees three options with varying deductibles and employee premiums.

Open enrollment for the new benefit plans will begin Jan. 1 as the district moves to self-funded insurance through Humana, its current carrier.

The proposed employee premiums are set so the School District's contribution is the same under all three plans. By changing to self-funded health insurance, the district could save up to $750,000; however, the total savings will depend on which plan employees choose and their health care spending throughout the year.

Preventive care is covered 100 percent in all three plans, according to School District documents.

Plan one is a traditional preferred provider organization plan and most similar to the employees' current insurance plan, with the exception of adding in-network coinsurance.

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Menomonee Falls police seek Red Bull thief targeting Pick 'n Saves

Oct. 29, 2012 2:49 p.m. | Menomonee Falls police are seeking a 48-year-old Menomonee Falls man for questioning after he shoplifted energy drinks at two local Pick 'n Saves on Oct. 10 and Oct. 18.

The man is believed to have participated in 13 similar incidents at Pick 'n Saves throughout Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.

According to the Menomonee Falls police log:

The suspect pushed a cart filled with 25 cases of Red Bull energy drinks and two packs of Dasani water out of Pick 'n Save, N95 W18273 County Line Road, shortly before 11 a.m. Oct. 10. The suspect, who was accompanied by two females, then came back into the store, filled another cart with cases of energy drinks and pushed it into the produce section.

After employees became suspicious of the suspects, the produce manager recovered the cart and pushed it out of the area. The suspects apparently got scared and left the store without purchasing anything. The manager told police the suspects got into a large, white vehicle that was parked at the far north end of the parking lot and fled the area.

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Germantown police seeking missing zombies

Oct. 29, 2012 2:16 p.m. | A resident called the Germantown Police Department after three zombies were stolen from her graveyard in the W196 N11500 block of Shadow Wood Drive on Oct. 23.

According to the police report:

The resident stated the zombies, which were made of plastic and Styrofoam, were stolen from her yard between the late evening hours of Oct. 22 and early morning hours of Oct. 23.

One of the zombies was attached to a headstone, and the other two have white hair with heads attached to a stick and their hands are chained together.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of the stolen/missing zombies they are asked to call the Germantown Police Department at (262) 253-7780.

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