Hurricane Michael was one for the record books. It made landfall Wednesday near Mexico Beach with 155-mph winds, making it the third-strongest hurricane on record to hit the U.S., when measured by barometric pressure. By wind speed, it was the fourth-strongest hurricane to make landfall and the strongest October hurricane on record to make landfall anywhere in the United States. More: 'I had that much longer with him': Wife held vigil over husband's body as hurricane roared Damage is estimated in the billions and residents will be rebuilding for years to come. TCPalm's Eric Rogers and Patrick Dove are in Panama City, about 20 miles from Mexico Beach, talking with residents about what they experienced. Below are their stories. Hurricane Michael destroys business 2 days after doors open On the Monday before the storm, Mahbubur Rahman and his wife, Farzana Akter, opened the doors to their new business for the first time. On … [Read more...] about Panama City residents share their fears, hopes after Hurricane Michael tore apart their lives
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What do the closure and sale of a local resort, a rattlesnake and JJ Watt have in common? All were featured in the top 10 headlines in Lake Country in 2018. 1. Olympia closes The top story of the year: Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc closes. Employees learned of the closure at a company Christmas party on Jan. 9. Long-term tenants were given just a couple weeks to move out, and events scheduled at the resort in upcoming month — including weddings — were canceled. 2. Missing Pewaukee teen found The second most-clicked-on story this year reported the happy news that missing Pewaukee teen Teresa Beltran had been found. Beltran, 17, went missing July 31. The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department said she voluntarily ran away. By Aug. 5, she had been found. 3. OHS principal Joseph Moylan out The Oconomowoc community was surprised in February when Oconomowoc High School principal Joseph Moylan abruptly resigned from his position effective Feb. 28. School officials … [Read more...] about Olympia Resort closure and sale are among the top Lake Country stories of 2018
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Photos: Fire at the Red Dot in Wauwatosa Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Buy Photo Emergency personnel work the scene of a fire inside the Red Dot bar/restaurant at 6715 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa on Monday afternoon, May 7, 2018. Scott Ash/Now News Group Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Emergency personnel respond to a fire inside the Red Dot bar/restaurant at 6715 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa on Monday afternoon, May 7, 2018. Scott Ash/Now News Group Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Emergency personnel inspect damage caused by a fire in the Red Dot bar/restaurant at 6715 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa on Monday afternoon, May 7, 2018. Scott Ash/Now News Group Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Emergency personnel work the scene of a fire in the Red Dot bar/restaurant at 6715 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa on Monday afternoon, May 7, 2018. Scott Ash/Now News Group Buy … [Read more...] about Red Dot owners are revising their plan to replace the Wauwatosa bar with apartments and retail
An anti-blight pilot apartment inspection program will be back before West Allis aldermen Jan. 15 after a couple of safeguards for both tenants and landlords were built into it. The proposed pilot apartment inspection program would apply only to buildings with at least three units and in the area south of the Wisconsin State Fair park. The proposed program's main goal is to bring help to families who put up with living in apartments in disrepair because they are afraid to complain, said Alderman Tom Lajsic, chairman of the safety and development committee that is reviewing the proposed program. To a lesser extent the goal is aimed at upgrading housing with the idea of attracting responsible tenants who will be diligent about shoveling snow and keeping the area free of litter, officials said. The safeguards One safeguard being built into the proposed program would make it clear that tenants can refuse an inspection. However in doing that, the city has to be … [Read more...] about Safeguards added to anti-blight apartment inspection program proposed in West Allis
EAST LANSING — Three weeks after leasing began, The Hub at East Lansing had already raised its prices twice. Because it could. Demand had been that strong. The 10-story student apartment building is still under construction on the eastern edge of downtown. It has just one exterior wall, but it's a stone's throw away from Michigan State University's campus. Students are already certain they want to live there. So certain that, when the leasing office hosted an open house on a Wednesday in mid-September, few students actually showed up to tour the small mock apartment set up for the occasion. They called instead, and let agents walk them through the leasing process for a building that doesn't open until August. The spread of cupcakes, soda and barbecue sandwiches went almost untouched. The Hub is one of three high-rise apartment projects greenlit by the East Lansing City Council … [Read more...] about What will nearly 1,000 new apartments mean for downtown East Lansing?