Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Sandy's wrath could translate to a lousy deal in getting a used car if you're not careful; here's what to look for to make sure you don't get soaked.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), cars damaged by the floods in 2012 may become the used-car-buyer's nightmare of 2013. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy it's estimated that tens of thousands of vehicles sustained severe water damage, making a vehicle’s electrical system, including airbag sensors, prone to failure. Based on past experiences with flood-damaged vehicles associated with Hurricane Katrina, it is very likely that many states – including Wisconsin – will soon begin to see flood-damaged vehicles enter their used vehicle markets for sale, titling or registration. The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) is designed to protect consumers from concealed vehicle histories, but the …
Friday, December 28, 2012
National Weather Service recaps 2012, which was indeed hot enough for all of us, and continues to have an impact at the grocery stores.
With just a few days left in 2012, the Milwaukee area (that does include Muskego) stands poised to at least tie if not break the warmest year on record, since records have been kept in the late 1800s. The average temperature as of Dec. 26 was 53.1 degrees, tying the record set in 1931. It would be a worthy award to take away from a year that had its share of weather headlines, and not just for the heat. The National Weather Service, which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has come out with its top Wisconsin headlines from 2012, and we've added a few of our own links to local weather stories. Read on to remember what a weird weather year it has been. Snow....what snow? The story really began in 2011, as the …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The supermodel mom will help distribute supplies in partnership with the American Red Cross and Patch.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Supermodel Heidi Klum is lending her efforts to affected victims and families of Superstorm Sandy by distributing supplies, food, and water on Sunday at the American Red Cross Nassau Chapter in Mineola, NY, in partnership with the American Red Cross, AOL, and Patch. Klum's efforts are a reminder that these communities still need help rebuilding. You can help by donating to the American Red Cross, Long Island Cares, or Island Harvest. And, you can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by simply sending a tweet: Patch’s effort to help support devastated communities after the storm, Patch Rebuilds, will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. with every tweet sent with the hashtag…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, November 5, 2012
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Edward Jones' Advisor Katie Orvis said it's 'business as usual,' but trades can't be completed until the markets open on Wednesday.
With the financial heartbeat of the United States located in New York City, there's almost no one left unaffected by Hurricane Sandy, and Muskego investment advisor Katie Orvis had to break the news to her clients yesterday. "Due to Hurricane Sandy making landfall on the East Coast, the U.S. equity and bond markets are closed," she posted on Facebook. "First and foremost, my thoughts are with those who are in the path of Hurricane Sandy, and I hope it passes with as little damage as possible. Our concern is for the safety of our clients, associates and everyone living in that area," she wrote. Get great local stories like this on Facebook. Click to join us! Today, markets remain closed, and Orvis said while bond markets had closed midday …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Gov. Scott Walker says that Mitt Romney did the right thing by canceling Wisconsin visit in light of East Coast storm.
With Hurricane Sandy hitting the East Coast Monday, former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson and Gov. Scott Walker momentarily cast aside politics to share their concerns about those in the path of the storm. The two appeared at the Republican Party of Waukesha County’s headquarters the same day that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney canceled an evening campaign rally in West Allis because of the hurricane. “Both of us are sad tonight that Gov. Romney could not make it," Thompson said. "He made it his mission that because of the storm, that it would not be right for government to be involved in a rally, but we thought that it would be good just to come together as individuals here.” President Barack Obama also canceled his Wisconsin …
Presidential candidates were scheduled to appear in the state Monday and Tuesday.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
While the East Coast will get the brunt of the huge storm, the weather system also is prompting gale warnings on Lake Michigan, and thousands of flight cancellations.
As residents on the East Coast prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, the National Weather Service is warning of high waves and winds on Lake Michigan as well. The service has issued a gale watch in effect Monday night through Tuesday. The watch will be in effect for a stretch of the lake that starts in Sheboygan, goes through Illinois and Indiana, and ends up at South Haven, MI. The affected area will be from 5 nautical miles from the shoreline to about the middle of the lake, the weather service said. Waves are expected to get to 4 to 7 feet by Monday, and reach up to 16 feet high on Tuesday in southeastern Wisconsin, with winds building to 50 knots (about 58 mph) over the lake by Tuesday. Waves are expected to get as high as 25 …