A Thiensville teenager has been charged with soliciting provocative pictures from young girls and then using the photos to demand additional images.
Aaron Zenke, 18, faces eight charges in Ozaukee County and three in Jackson County.
Authorities said their investigation began when a 13-year-old from Black River Falls came forward. She said she was chatting online with Zenke when he demanded a nude picture of her, or else "he was going to come and find her." »Read Full Article(42)
A large indoor sports complex, featuring a soccer field, volleyball courts, sports medicine clinic and other facilities, is being proposed for Jackson.
The 188,000-square-foot building would be developed east of Highway P and north of Hasmer Lake, according to the conceptual plans filed with the village. The Plan Commission will conduct an initial review at its Thursday night meeting.
The sports complex would include 10 volleyball courts, five basketball courts, batting cages, a golf hitting area, a 12,900-square-foot fitness center, an 11,400-square-foot sports medicine clinic and 10,400 square feet of retail space, the proposal said. »Read Full Article
An 83-year-old Milwaukee woman was killed when she was hit by a truck as she crossed the street in Bay View, police said Wednesday.
The crash was reported about 11:35 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of S. Howell Ave. and E. Lincoln Ave., according to a police news release.
The woman was crossing the street when she was hit by a Dodge Ram truck driven by a 59-year-old Milwaukee man, police said.
Authorities say the truck driver remained at the scene, and police continue to investigate what led to the crash.
A 37-year-old Milwaukee man remained in custody Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of Alac L. Jackson, police said.
Jackson was shot and killed about about 3 a.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of W. Capitol Drive, according to a police news release.
Details about the circumstances of the homicide, including whether the two men knew each other prior to the shooting, have not been released. Police said Wednesday the investigation was ongoing.
ISTANBUL (AP) - Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 42 people and wounded hundreds at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport, apparently targeting Turkey's crucial tourism industry. The government blamed the attack on Islamic State extremists but there was no immediate confirmation from the group.
Scenes of chaos and panic unfolded Tuesday night as gunfire and explosions sent crowds fleeing in all directions.
Airport surveillance video posted on social media appeared to show one explosion, a ball of fire that sent terrified passengers racing for safety. Another appeared to show an attacker, felled by a gunshot from a security officer, blowing himself up seconds later. A growing stream of travelers, some rolling suitcases behind them, fled down a corridor, looking fearfully over their shoulders. »Read Full Article
The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee announced Wednesday a public-private consortium will provide $1 million to invest in the organization's urban mission.
The Milwaukee Y also named Jack Takerian as interim chief executive officer while the board identifies a permanent replacement for Julie Tolan, who previously announced she was stepping down at the end of June.
In recent years, the Milwaukee Y has suffered financially. It emerged from a Chapter 11 reorganization in early 2015. After fundraising fell short, it announced earlier this year that it was cutting $1.7 million in operating costs, resulting in a loss of 15 full-time and five part-time positions. »Read Full Article
Initial Reaction Podcast: A look ahead to US Open 2017, look back at Champions Tour event in MadisonMilwaukee Journal-Sentinel sports columnist and golf writer Gary D'Amato stops by to chat about the next U.S. Open, to be hosted at Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wisconsin. He also talks a little Bucks draft, and JP and JR focus on the selection of Thon Maker and the landing spots for former Wisconsin prep products Henry Ellenson and Diamond Stone. Plus, JP reports back from the inaugural PGA Tour Champions event, the American Family Insurance Championship, in Madison and the Kohler Grand Prix IndyCar race at Elkhart Lake. Each week, Lake Country/Now sports director JR Radcliffe and Time Warner Cable Sports Channel's JP Cadorin chat about the Wisconsin sports scene, with an emphasis on Milwaukee-area preps. Find the podcast on Stitcher and iTunes.$
Demond Means, the Mequon-Thiensville superintendent tapped by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele to lead a state-mandated school turnaround district, resigned on Wednesday.
"Over the last several months, it has become clear to me that efforts to implement the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program law will become increasingly adversarial at a time when adversity is the last thing our children need," Means said in a statement.
"Moreover, I made a promise when I volunteered for this position that I would not impose anything on Milwaukee Public Schools. »Read Full Article
Fond du Lac - The jury in the murder trial of Dennis Brantner, charged with killing Berit Beck in 1990, was discharged Wednesday morning after it was unable to reach a verdict.
The ruling by Fond du Lac County Judge Gary Sharpe came in the third day of deliberations. The jury indicated on Tuesday that it was at an impasse, but it resumed deliberations and continued until late-morning Wednesday, when the jury again indicated that it was unable to reach a verdict.
Earlier on Wednesday, the jury sent a note to Sharpe with questions about the charge of first-degree murder as opposed to reckless homicide. »Read Full Article
Chris Stegman, currently Gannett West Group vice president of sales, has been named president of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
He succeeds Elizabeth "Betsy" Brenner, who is retiring after more than 11 years at the Journal Sentinel.
"Milwaukee is an important market for Gannett, and filling Betsy's shoes is no easy task," John Zidich, president of domestic publishing for Gannett, said in a statement announcing the move Wednesday. "Having a senior leader like Chris ready to join the Journal Sentinel team ensures a bright future for our business and the community." »Read Full Article
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce plans to buy Chicago-based PrivateBancorp Inc., the parent company of The PrivateBank, for about $3.8 billion.
The cash-and-stock deal will give CIBC, the Canada's fifth-largest lender, a presence in 11 U.S. markets beyond Chicago — including southeastern Wisconsin — and leverage its existing wealth-management platform in the country, the Toronto-based bank said Wednesday in a statement.
PrivateBancorp, with about $17.7 billion in assets, serves largely middle-market companies, business owners and high-net-worth families. »Read Full Article
Marcus Corp. is considering preliminary conceptual plans for a large mixed-use development that would feature a downtown Marcus Theatres cinema, as well as housing, offices and restaurants.
The project, currently known as Edison Place, would be developed on 2.25 acres overlooking the Milwaukee River, north of E. Knapp St.
Katie Falvey, Marcus Corp. vice president of real estate, declined to provide details about the plans, which could change. »Read Full Article
Disciples came in flocks that sun-baked May afternoon in 1957, packing the pews at St. Mary's Catholic Church and spilling onto the streets outside the Irish parish in Appleton, where Joseph Raymond McCarthy had been baptized and now, just 48 years later, he was being eulogized.
It was the last of three memorials to the fallen senator, and the first in the state that had elected him in landslides. Twenty-five thousand admirers from Green Bay, Neenah and his native Grand Chute had paid their respects at his open casket. Others were keeping vigil outside the church alongside honor guards of military police and Boy Scouts.
Flying in to join them were 19 senators, seven congressmen, and other luminaries, most of whom had supported Joe McCarthy in his relentless assault on communism. The dignitaries were whisked in a motorcade from the airport in Green Bay to the funeral in Appleton. »Read Full Article
Meijer, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based supercenter retailer that has been expanding into Wisconsin, says its new Waukesha store will open on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 7 a.m.
The Waukesha supercenter, 801 E. Sunset Drive, is the second of two new stores Meijer is opening in Wisconsin this year. A Meijer supercenter opened in Sussex earlier this summer.
Store leadership is currently completing hiring for hourly positions at the Waukesha store. The company said interested candidates can begin the hiring process by applying online at https://jobs.meijer.com/new-stores, and entering Waukesha in the location search field. Details for each hourly or full-time position are outlined within the job postings.
Meijer operates 228 supercenters and grocery stores throughout in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
Check out what's happening at Summerfest, running June 29 through July 10. For complete Summerfest coverage, visit jsonline.com/summerfest.
Direct Hit! certainly has the credentials for the gig. A touring powerhouse with extensive festival experience, the band this year signed with revered punk label Fat Wreck Chords, co-founded by NOFX frontman "Fat Mike" Burkett. The label released the band's latest album, the ambitious and accomplished concept album "Wasted Mind," last Friday. »Read Full Article
When Patti Guerrero was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago, she joked with two breast cancer survivor co-workers that they were "contagious."
During seven years of kidney dialysis that followed, Guerrero somehow found the time to regularly take family members to northern Wisconsin for outdoor fun.
Just days after her hospital release from heart valve replacement surgery in 2015, she cooked enchiladas for her office buddies at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. »Read Full Article
City of Waukesha — One of three men allegedly responsible for causing $70,000 of damage to Wales Elementary School in a spasm of vandalism last summer has been convicted for his role in the destruction.
Ian Anderson, 19, of West Bend pleaded no contest recently in Waukesha County Circuit Court to felony criminal damage to property and misdemeanor entry into a building or construction site, according to online court records.
The Kenosha Police Department announced on Wednesday that it had completed an autopsy on the decomposing body found in Lake Michigan near the Kenosha North Pier Lighthouse on June 20.
The deceased was identified as Aaron J. Maegaard, a 20-year-old resident of Kenosha who had been missing since January.
Police do not suspect foul play.
City of Delafield — City residents are the latest of 72 Wisconsin counties and municipalities to push for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would eliminate big money from the election process.
Four representatives from the group Delafield United to Amend delivered a petition to the Delafield City Clerk's Office on Monday bearing 667 signature. The petition asks the city of Delafield to adopt a resolution that would call for removing the influence of money in elections.
The resolution has been adopted in many areas of Wisconsin as well as by 16 states. It stems from the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The court ruled that the government could not restrict political spending by nonprofit corporations because of a right to free speech, a decision Delafield United to Amend representative Barbara Begale said she strongly disagrees with. »Read Full Article
A judge has denied a Walker's Point strip club's request to block its closure while it appeals a 90-day license suspension imposed by the city earlier this month.
That means unless Texas Jay's, 813 S. 1st St., can get the Court of Appeals to reverse that decision, it will have to close no later than midnight July 8.
Even though some city officials originally wanted to revoke the club's license, a rare sanction for a business without a history of violence or numerous other violations, others acknowledged even a 90-day suspension might force the club out of business. »Read Full Article
A family is speaking out to warn the public about the dangers that fireworks can pose for war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after a recent shooting incident in Waukesha.
Last Friday night, a veteran who served in Afghanistan heard fireworks going off nearby while he was at his home. The sound triggered his PTSD, his wife said in an interview with WDJT-TV, and he proceeded to go outside with a rifle and shoot several rounds in the air while crouching near his truck.
No one was injured, though Waukesha police came and took the man into custody. His blood alcohol level was found to be above the level at which people are prohibited from handling a gun. »Read Full Article
In federal court this week, Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Kanter said the FBI still has months of recordings of Samy Mohamed Hamzeh that need to be translated from Arabic to English. Hamzeh was not in court Tuesday. His next hearing was set for Aug. 26.
Hamzeh, 23, is charged with five counts of illegally possessing two machine guns and a silencer, which he bought from undercover FBI agents. He is not facing terrorism-related counts, which experts said is not usual. »Read Full Article
Village of Mukwonago — The village board approved a new ordinance during its meeting June 21 regarding sex offender residency, which will make it more difficult for sex offenders to live in the community.
The ordinance insures no offenders live near designated child safety zones or any area a child might play or frequently visit including swimming pools, parks, libraries or schools.
The village of Mukwonago was the only municipality in the area that hadn't addressed the residency of offenders in its sex offender ordinance. Vernon, North Prairie, the town of Mukwonago, Big Bend and Eagle had all addressed the residency issue. »Read Full Article
Good morning, dear readers.
In the place normally reserved for sharing information about what's up in our city for the day, we state the obvious: Summerfest gets started today.
If you need to catch up on what's happening at The Big Gig this year, we've got you covered. Here are music writer Piet Levy's picks for the full festival, details about tonight's Instagram-famous headliner and a few tips on what to wear to look good and be comfortable.
If Summerfest is not your thing (we don't judge!), then there are certainly other events calling out for attention this fine summer day. Two wonderful artists will talk about their work tonight at Walker's Point Center for the Arts, for instance.
Have a great day, all.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., in a speech he gave while accepting an award in New York, made this claim:
"Doctors kill about 250,000 people a year in botched surgeries."
Spike Brewing LLC, a company that sells kettles for homebrewing, would not exist were it not for some empty beer kegs in a basement — and for the ability of Ben Caya, the company's 28-year-old founder, to recognize a potential market.
The company, founded about five years ago while Caya was earning a degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is on track to have revenue of more than $850,000 this year.
But its origins stem from those kegs that Caya came upon while renting a house with some friends. »Read Full Article
As much as Evan DeBauche wanted it to be true, this last-minute chance to perform at Summerfest, something about the offer didn't smell right.
A few things actually. The call he received on his cell Monday afternoon came from the 904 area code, Jacksonville, Fla., from someone who said his name was Jeff.
It took a great play and a very good play to prevent the Milwaukee Brewers from erasing a four-run deficit Tuesday night at Miller Park.
Those defensive gems allowed the Los Angeles Dodgers to hold on for a 6-5 victory and finally give 19-year-old rookie Julio Urias his first major-league victory.
The Brewers took a shot at clawing back from an early 6-2 hole in the eighth inning, only to be thwarted by Dodger defenders. After Jonathan Lucroy doubled in two runs off reliever Pedro Baez, Chris Carter sent a drive to deep left-center. »Read Full Article
Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls.
The pugnacious coach and defensive mastermind whose twin sons have been successful NFL coaches died Tuesday. He was 85.
His death was confirmed by the Buffalo Bills, where Rex Ryan is the head coach and Rob Ryan an assistant. James Solano, Buddy Ryan's agent, said he died in Kentucky but did not give a cause. Ryan lived on a ranch in Shelbyville, Ky. »Read Full Article
A Waukesha County teenager reported missing and endangered Tuesday has been found unharmed, the sheriff's office said.
Derrick Slawnikowski, 16, of the Town of Delafield, who had last been seen at his home shortly after 8 a.m., Sunday, was considered endangered because he was without the prescribed medication that he needs daily, according to a news release from the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office.
Temperatures in Milwaukee are expected to shoot up into the 70s Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Sullivan.
A high temperature near 74 degrees is expected in Milwaukee Wednesday, along with sunny skies and a northwest wind of about 5 mph that will become southeasterly in the afternoon, according to the weather service forecast.
The high temperature in Milwaukee Tuesday was 66, 13 degrees lower than the 79-degree high temperature that is normal for June 28th, according to the weather service.
Handing down its second major abortion action in as many days, the U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to rescue a Wisconsin law restricting abortion clinics and doctors in the state, leaving in place lower court rulings that had struck it down.
The unsigned order ends a three-year legal fight and was accompanied Tuesday by another rejection of an appeal by Mississippi that sought to reinstate a similar law requiring abortion doctors to be able to admit patients to nearby hospitals.
Wisconsin taxpayers now also face the potential of having to pay perhaps $1 million in attorney fees to abortion clinics, according to one lawyer's rough estimate. »Read Full Article
Fond du Lac - After telling a judge they could not agree on a verdict Tuesday, jurors in the Dennis Brantner murder trial decided to give it another try.
Deliberations will resume Wednesday morning, as the jury of 10 women and two men attempts to render a verdict in the case of the Kenosha truck driver who is charged with killing 18-year-old Berit Beck in the summer of 1990.
Jurors sent a note to Fond du Lac Judge Gary Sharpe on Tuesday afternoon that read, "we cannot agree to guilty or not guilty." »Read Full Article
Madison — State taxpayers are paying a radio host and his attorney $75,000 for his arrest three years ago at the state Capitol, under a settlement Attorney General Brad Schimel and Gov. Scott Walker's administration have signed off on.
The lawyer who won the case promised to file another lawsuit representing about 100 protesters arrested in 2013 during a crackdown by the Capitol Police of a singing protest that has been going on in and around the Statehouse for more than five years. If successful, that would add to the more than $180,000 the state has already agreed to pay protesters.
Under the agreement, the state Department of Administration will pay Philip Dominic Salvia $75,000 for damages and attorney's fees for violating his free speech rights. Salvia is one of the hosts of the "Devil's Advocates," a radio show on Madison's The Mic (92.1 FM) that frequently criticizes Walker. »Read Full Article
Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood is getting another apartment development aimed at millennials, this one involving the conversion of three former industrial buildings.
Minneapolis-based Sherman Associates plans to buy part of the former Pittsburgh Plate Glass complex, at S. Barclay and E. Oregon streets, and redevelop the property as a five-story, 115-unit apartment building, said Paul Keenan, the firm's senior developer.
Sherman plans to begin that work this fall, with the $23.5 million development, known as The Barclay, opening in early 2018, Keenan said Tuesday. »Read Full Article
The median cost of a personal care worker for someone who needs help with daily household tasks is estimated at $51,480 a year in Wisconsin, according to an annual survey of long-term care costs.
That's based on someone who receives 44 hours a week, or a bit more than six hours a day, of personal care.
The cost, up 7.14% this year, is higher than care at an assisted-living center but less than at a nursing home, according to the survey by Genworth Financial Inc. »Read Full Article
Milwaukee residents will see more officers on foot and bicycles patrolling in more locations this summer as city officials work to continue early year-to-year declines in homicides and nonfatal shootings.
"There are going to be very few eight-hour beats," Police Chief Edward Flynn said Tuesday. "Our goal is to move those foot officers and bicycle officers around clusters of beats so that more people will see them in more public spaces."
Flynn detailed the department's summer strategy at one of those public spaces — Triangle Square at S. 13th St., W. Mitchell St. and Forest Home Ave. — with Mayor Tom Barrett, Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton and south side Aldermen Bob Donovan and Jose Perez. »Read Full Article
The owners of Hal Leonard Corp., the Milwaukee company that describes itself as the world's largest print music publisher, have sold a majority stake to a private equity firm.
The move will leave the current management team in place and provide Hal Leonard with financial resources for acquisitions, digital initiatives and international expansion, CEO and chairman Keith Mardak said Tuesday
Buying into the company, which holds the rights to the printed music of artists ranging from Adele and the Beatles to Thelonious Monk, is Seidler Equity Partners, of Marina Del Rey, Calif. »Read Full Article
Verizon Communications Inc. is preparing to sell its first bonds backed by customer payments for mobile phones, a step that the company has said could help it cut its borrowing costs.
Bank of America Corp. is the lead underwriter of the the $1.17 billion offering, to be rated AAA by Fitch Ratings, according to a pre-sale report from the credit grading firm.The bonds are backed by the installment payments that customers make to buy their mobile devices, according to the report.
Representatives for Bank of America and Verizon declined to comment.
The deal from Verizon, the country's largest wireless carrier, is expected to be the first in a series of securitizations from the company and from competitors. Moody's Investors Service said in February that issuance of debt backed by monthly phone installment plans ultimately could reach into the tens of billions of dollars.
For Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, it's now all about the ground game.
Johnson announced Monday the launch of a "Badger Brigade" of supporters who have committed to his campaign against Democrat Russ Feingold.
Johnson's campaign claimed the recruiting effort has generated more than 100,000 grass-roots endorsements. Since early 2015, Wisconsin Republicans have made more than 750,000 volunteer voter contacts through phone calls and door knocks, officials said. »Read Full Article
Wisconsin could get up to $13 million to combat its growing opioid and heroin epidemic as part of a $1.1 billion plan proposed by President Barack Obama.
The state would be able to use the money to expand access to treatment programs for opioid addiction, federal and local officials said in a conference call Tuesday.
"This is a critical issue not just for the people of Milwaukee and Wisconsin, but for the people of our nation," said Michael Botticelli, director of National Drug Control Policy. "All of us are united in our efforts to ending this epidemic affecting communities all across the country." »Read Full Article
A 37-year-old Brown Deer man has been charged in a crash that injured two pedestrians Sunday at Cedarburg's annual Strawberry Festival.
Kunle Famakinwa Jr. faces three felony counts — reckless driving causing great bodily harm, second degree reckless injury and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute — and one misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the criminal complaint: »Read Full Article
New experiments have shown that one infection with Zika virus can provide immunity against subsequent exposure to the virus, a piece of good news published Tuesday as officials continue to wrestle with the mosquito-borne threat.
The results, published in the journal Nature Communications,are the result of a collaboration between scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Duke University that was led by UW-Madison professor David O'Connor. The study used monkeys as a model for how Zika might affect humans, and also explored the role of pregnancy in infection.
The findings bode well for the development of a Zika vaccine and provide hope for people who have already been infected. »Read Full Article
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on her way to becoming the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history.
The woman who lifted the sport to national prominence staring down players and officials with her icy glare will be remembered for far more than the impressive numbers she piled up over 38 seasons, including eight national titles.
Summitt, 64, died peacefully Tuesday morning at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most, according to her son, Tyler. Her death, five years and two months after being diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type, resulted in an outpouring of reactions from the president to people who never played for Summitt. »Read Full Article
Two West Allis residents who were pulled over by authorities in Colorado when they failed to dim their headlights have confessed to kidnapping and then killing a pregnant woman, according to charges filed Tuesday.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Milwaukee County Circuit Court:
Tiffany Simmons, 34, and Shanta Pearson, 44, were giving Tess White, 25, a ride to a mall when she and Simmons began to argue over whether White stole drugs from them. »Read Full Article
New York — Amazon is expanding its lineup of Dash buttons, its "Jetsons"-style devices that let you reorder a particular product with a single touch. The online retailer says the buttons offer "quick and easy" convenience — but they won't necessarily help you save money.
Amazon first introduced the buttons , which bear product logos and attach to household surfaces, around April Fool's Day in 2015. On Wednesday, it added 50 more brands to Dash, including Campbell's Soup, Nerf and V8 vegetable juice, bringing the total number of Dash buttons to 150.
Dash buttons are undeniably simple to use. You set them up with a smartphone via Wi-Fi, and can configure them to send order alerts to your phone in case you need to cancel. You'll need an Amazon Prime membership ($99 annually) and will get free two-day shipping in the U.S. »Read Full Article
San Francisco — Google is trying to make it easier for you to manage the vast pool of information that it collects about your online activities across phones, computers and other devices.
Among other things, a new privacy tool will enable the more than 1 billion people who use Google's search engine and other services to block certain ads from appearing on every device that they log into, instead of having to make a special request on each individual machine.
Some users of Google's search engine, Gmail and Chrome browser will start receiving notices about the new option beginning Tuesday, but it will take several more weeks before it's available to everyone. »Read Full Article
Summerfest gets underway Wednesday with the first bands striking power chords at noon and the first Marcus Amphitheater headliner, Selena Gomez, hitting the stage at night.
But even as the 49th edition of the "world's largest music festival," plays Wednesday through Sunday and July 5-10, the movers and shakers behind Milwaukee's Big Gig are pointing toward the future.
And it's not just next year's 50th anniversary that organizers are beginning to focus on. »Read Full Article
Johnson Controls Inc. and the Sacramento Kings announced Tuesday that the Glendale-based company has been named the building technologies partner for the Kings' new arena, the Golden 1 Center, now under construction.
Johnson Controls is installing its Metasys building automation system as well as a smoke control system, security access controls, closed circuit television, burglar alarm system, intercom and emergency phones.
The Metasys system will connect heating and cooling equipment as well as security and fire protection on a single platform, to help save energy and boost productivity and comfort, Johnson Controls said. »Read Full Article
A $20 million local financing plan for a proposed Milwaukee streetcar route extension — tied to new downtown commercial development — is being endorsed by a Common Council committee.
The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee voted 4-1 Tuesday to recommend the financing plan to the full council, with Ald. Jim Bohl the only opponent.
The council's next meeting is July 6. »Read Full Article