Man says driver ran over him after angry exchange

March 07, 2014 11:20 a.m. | A man called police to report he was run over by a driver near 76th Street and Layton Avenue about 1:55 p.m. Feb. 27.

According to the Greenfield police report:

The man called police to report he was run over by a driver near Red Lobster on 76th Street and Layton Avenue at about 1:55 p.m. Feb. 27.

The man said he had to walk around a black truck that was parked over the sidewalk, and some angry words were exchanged between him and the driver before the driver ran over him.

The man said he then started walking toward the bus stop when the truck drove past him and the female passenger threw snow at him. The vehicle was last seen traveling northbound on 76th Street.

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Police called in Greenfield neighbor dispute about snow fence

March 05, 2014 8:50 a.m. | A Greenfield resident called police to report her son was assaulted by a neighbor with a broom and the neighbor flagged down police car at about 2:25 p.m. March 2.

According to the Greenfield police report:

A resident in the 5600 block of South 43rd Street called police and said her neighbor struck her son with a broom and got snow inside of his truck.

The neighbor left before police arrived at the residence, but flagged down an officer on 43rd Street and Layton Avenue, and he claimed that the caller's son threw a can at him and assaulted him with a broom.

Police determined these complaints were part of an ongoing neighbor dispute, and the root of this particular problem seemed to be a snow fence between the two properties. Both the caller's son and the neighbor were given the option of both being arrested for disorderly conduct or dropping their complaints against each other.

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Milwaukeeans share paczki on social media

March 04, 2014 10:58 a.m. |

It's Fat Tuesday, which means paczki for a lot of Milwaukeeans.
Coworkers brought boxes full of the annual treat into offices around the suburban area. People lined up to wait for theirs despite the snow.

Here's a look at how some people are celebrating in the MyCommunityNOW social media story.

Greenfield man challenges law after he's denied gun, carry permit

March 03, 2014 7:30 a.m. | A Greenfield man who was refused the purchase of a gun over a 14-year-old disorderly conduct conviction has challenged whether it meets the federal definition of a domestic violence offense.

Carmelo Terranova, 68, tried to buy a gun from a licensed dealer in April, and was rejected on the grounds that his 2000 conviction prohibited him from ever having a gun.  His application for a permit to carry a concealed weapon was also rejected.

The state Department of Justice affirmed the denial in August, and in September Terranova petitioned a Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge to review the agency's decision.

Last week, the state Court of Appeals ruled against Robert W. Evans, another man who raised a similar challenge after he was denied a permit to carry a concealed weapon, and the opinion may now control the outcome of Terranova's claim.

Congress in 1996 banned people convicted of domestic violence from possessing guns, and some gun rights advocates have challenged the reach of the so-called Lautenberg Amendment ever since. It defines domestic violence as any misdemeanor that includes as an element the use or threat of force.

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