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Waukesha crews finally able to repair road signs damaged by Old Man Winter

WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) — If you’re searching for a sure-fire sign of spring — you can look no further than the signs themselves! The weather has finally allowed Waukesha Public Works crews to start working on replacing and repairing road signs damaged by Old Man Winter.

Mike Glatczak with Waukesha County DPW works to repair road signs throughout the northern portion of Waukesha County. Normally, he works by himself, but because his truck was in the shop, Thursday, April 17th was a rare day the man had a partner on the job.

“When you’re fighting that four-by-six (pole) out of the ground by yourself, it’s a lot longer! You hit it with a sledgehammer. You take the pry-bar along the wooden post, wiggle the ground a little bit,” Glatczak said.

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HAWS' Annie's Fund: Insurance for the Future

HAWS' Annie's Fund: Insurance for the Future

For the past few months, HAWS has been raising money for Annie’s Fund, the medical assistance program for homeless pets. Along the way we’ve shared stories of dogs, cats, rabbits – animals that look to HAWS for help.

Our goal for the Annie’s Fund campaign this spring has been to raise $10,000. With those funds readily available, we can jump in without hesitation to help the animals that come to HAWS needing special medical care.

We are so fortunate that our community has always been responsive to our pleas for help. Whenever we’ve needed help, YOU have generously stepped forward with your support. It makes us proud and confident that we can continue to serve the needs of the pets and people of the Waukesha County area.

Celebrate World Red Cross Day by donating blood in May

MADISON (WITI) – World Red Cross Day is a time to recognize worldwide efforts advocating for the relief of human suffering, whether from disease, disaster, war or famine. It’s celebrated May 8th — the birthday of Swiss businessman and social activist Henry Dunant, who founded the International Committee of the Red Cross in 1863. You can celebrate World Red Cross Day by donating blood.

The Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in communities large and small across the country, responding to natural and man-made disasters; offering health and safety training and disaster preparedness education; and assisting military members and their families.

About 40 percent of the country’s blood is also collected by the Red Cross, which meets the needs of patients at approximately 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

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“This is a game changer:” Investors to buy Bucks for $550 million

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Sen. Herb Kohl, Milwaukee Bucks President and Owner, has announced that he has entered into a signed purchase agreement to transfer ownership of the Bucks to Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry.  Mr. Edens and Mr. Lasry are highly regarded investors who are firmly committed to the success of the franchise and its importance to Milwaukee.

Furthermore, consistent with his commitment to the Bucks and Milwaukee, Senator Kohl has pledged a $100 million gift for the development of a new arena for the team.  In addition to honoring Kohl’s requirement that the team be kept in Milwaukee, the new owners have committed to contribute at least an additional $100 million towards the development of a new arena in the city.

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Rep. Bill Kramer to plead not guilty to two sexual assault felonies

WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) — Rep. Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) will plead not guilty to two counts of sexual assault (use of force), according to his attorney. Kramer has, in a sense, already been convicted by his colleagues in the state Legislature. They stripped him of his Majority Leader title after the sexual assault allegations surfaced, and many have called for his resignation. On Monday, April 14th, he appeared in court for the first time.

Kramer is accused of sexually assaulting women on a trip to Washington, D.C.

He was in court on Monday on a separate charge — sexually assaulting a GOP staffer outside a bar in Mukwonago back in 2011.

As he waited for his case to be called on Monday, he cast his head down and never looked up until his name was called.

Kramer faces two felony sexual assault charges stemming from the incident two years ago.

Power restored to nearly 4,000 We Energies customers

NEW BERLIN (WITI) — Power has been restored to nearly 4,000 We Energies customers in parts of southern Waukesha County on Saturday morning, April 12th.

The outages started around 6:30 a.m.

We Energies crews were able to restore power around 8 a.m., but are still investigating what exactly caused the outages.

In the meantime, you can monitor the outage by CLICKING HERE.

Marshals seek Derrick Jones, charged with child enticement

WAUKESHA CO. (WITI) — U.S. Marshals are looking for 23-year-old Derrick Jones.

Jones was charged with two counts of child enticement back in 2013, but when the court process began law enforcement says he fled. Marshals say he could be hiding out in Milwaukee or Waukesha.

Jones was accused of victimizing two young girls. Law enforcement is concerned if he’s left unchecked there could be move victims.

U.S. Marshals say he’s got a scar underneath his left eye and that can help identify the fugitive. If you’ve seen him, Marshals want to hear from you at 414-297-3707.