West Allis bank robbery may be tied to 2 others

April 25, 2013 12:36 p.m. | A robbery at the West Allis Tri City Bank inside Pick 'n Save Tuesday afternoon may be related to two other armed robberies at a convenience and liquor stores, according to a release from West Allis Acting Chief of Police Charles Padgett.

A man police described as tall and large-nosed went into the bank at 6760 W. National Ave. about 2 p.m. and held up a note that said, "This is a robbery," then fled toward S. 70 St. There were no injuries and no one saw a weapon. The suspect is black and was wearing a dark coat with a "Lite" logo on the left chest, a black brimmed hat with a Celtic cross, and may be left-handed, the release said.

Stickups at a convenience store at S. 85th St. and W. Greenfield Ave. in March and a liquor store at S. 78th St. ad W. Becher St. in mid-April may be related, Padgett said. The suspect in those was armed with a semiautomatic handgun and drove away in a silver, four-door car, possibly a Nissan Maxima.

Anyone with information can call the West Allis Police Department at (414) 302-8000 or anonymously at 476-CASH.

West Allis mother pleads not guilty in fire deaths

April 25, 2013 9:50 a.m. | A West Allis mother whose three children died in an April 11 fire after she allegedly locked them in a bedroom pleaded not guilty Thursday to three counts of child neglect resulting in death.

Angelica D. Belen, 24, was repeatedly warned by child welfare officials to stop leaving her young children unattended and as recently as March 28, her children were found in need of protective services, according to court documents.

Belen, whose family has a history of fatal child abuse, is due back in court May 8.

West Allis man contestant on 'Let's Make a Deal'

April 22, 2013 7:16 p.m. | West Allis native Chris Giblin will be a contestant on the "Let's Make a Deal" television show airing at 9 a.m. Thursday on CBS Channel 58.

Viewers will be able to spot him - he is the one dressed as a cuckoo clock.

The show doesn't allow him to say anything before the show airs about whether he was a winner, but Giblin said he has been watching the game show ever since he was a kid. That's when Monty Hall was emcee.

But today's emcee, Emmy Award-winner Wayne Brady, is a wonderful successor, Giblin said.

"He's as much fun if not more so in person," he said.

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