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Police discover loaded weapon on drunken driver

Dec. 28, 2012 1:54 p.m. | Menomonee Falls police officers investigating a report of a car in the ditch found a driver who was loaded in more ways than one.

According to police:

The driver of a 1996 Ford truck left the roadway on the north side of Lisbon Road and drove about 70 feet before entering a deep ditch about 1,500 feet east of Graysland Drive East at about 11:30 a.m. Dec. 20. The truck damaged a fence during the accident and the driver had minor injuries.

Officers noticed an odor of intoxicants coming from the driver, a 52-year-old Menomonee Falls man. When questioned, the driver readily admitted drinking rum and Cokes that morning at home before driving his vehicle. He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for drunken driving. His blood alcohol content was 0.13.

During a vehicle search police also discovered the driver had a loaded .44 magnum revolver in his truck.

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Looking for something to do this winter? Check out WhatNOW

Dec. 28, 2012 12:34 p.m. | Winter can feel pretty long in Wisconsin, especially once all the holiday hoopla is over.

In that spirit, MyCommunityNOW invites you to check out our special WhatNOW? section for some tips on how to stay busy this winter. You'll find a list of stories on interesting winter activities, a map of some great places to spend time this winter and more.

We also invite you to share your own ideas on what you like to do during the winter. Your comments may appear in a future issue of NOW newspapers.

WhatNOW? A guide to staying busy this winter.

Germantown boys basketball team routs Arrowhead to improve to 10-0

Dec. 28, 2012 12:02 a.m. | Arrowhead boys basketball coach Craig Haase is in his 13th season at the helm at his school and has won conference titles and a state championship and is generally regarded as a knowledgable person when it concerns Wisconsin prep hoops.

He knows a good team when he sees one and his squad is one of them at 10-2.

So, it is probably safe to say no one will accuse him of exaggeration concerning his remarks after unbeaten and number one ranked in the state Germantown annihilated his crew by a 100-47 count in the nightcap of the WBBY Shootout at Concordia University Thursday night.

"The way they do things, they just play with a confidence that I've not seen before," he said of the Warhawks. "I don't think I've seen anything like them and I don't think we've ever played against anyone this good."

"They don't have any weakenesses and they play like they don't have any weaknesses and that is an extremely tough combination to crack."

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Man steals wallet from elderly woman at Menomonee Falls Pick ’n Save

Dec. 26, 2012 9:05 a.m. | Menomonee Falls — Police are looking for a man who stole a woman’s wallet out of her purse while she was shopping at Pick ’n Save last week.

According to the incident report:

The victim, an 82-year-old Menomonee Falls woman, was shopping at Pick ’n Save, N96 W18273 County Line Road, at 2:10 p.m. Dec. 18 when she was approached by a man who asked her questions about food.

While she was distracted the man removed her wallet from her purse, which was lying inside of her shopping cart. The wallet contained about $300 cash, a Visa card, a Wisconsin driver’s license and a Social Security card.

The suspect is described as a male between the ages of 35 and 40. The investigation is ongoing.

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