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Zemke, James Matthew, age 49, of Friendship

James Mathew Zemke, age 49, of Friendship, Wisconsin died Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Memorial Gathering will be from 12 Noon until 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at the Big Flats Town Hall. James was born June 17, 1965 in Friendship, Wisconsin to Norman Albert and Arley More >

Kessler, Roger D., age 64, of Adams

Roger D. Kessler, age 64, of Adams, Wisconsin passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Memorial services will be held later in the spring. Roger was born December 14, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Michael & Lorraine Kessler. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorraine Y. Kessler, one More >

Police: 4-year-old Milwaukee boy accidentally shot uncle

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Police say a 4-year-old Milwaukee boy accidentally shot his uncle in the stomach after finding a gun on the floor. Capt. Jason Smith tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/166IWA0 ) the shooting happened late Monday. He says the uncle told police he was going to a gun range, and that the firearm was More >

Court revokes license of lawyer charged with 34 counts

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Supreme Court has decided a Wausau lawyer charged with multiple counts of misconduct can no longer practice law in Wisconsin. The high court on Wednesday agreed with a referee’s recommendation to revoke Ryan Lister’s license. Lister faced 34 charges of misconduct including maintaining a sexual relationship with a client and More >

Dickinson, Gary L., age 70, of Cashton

Gary L. Dickinson, 70, of Cashton, WI, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at his home in Cashton. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cashton. Pastor Amanda Schultz will officiate. Burial will follow in the Moen Cemetery, rural Cashton. Family and friends are invited More >

Legler, Elinore L., age 97, of Camp Douglas

Elinore L. Legler, age 97, of Camp Douglas, passed away peacefully at Close to Home in Tomah, Wisconsin, on Monday, January 26, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00AM at the Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon, Wisconsin. Relatives and friends may call at the Hare Funeral Home on More >

Homicide trial postponed due to crime lab issues

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) – A Columbia County judge has postponed a homicide trial after questions were raised about the analysis of some evidence by the Wisconsin Crime Lab. Judge Alan White has delayed the trial of Leah Jean Waldhart who’s accused of killing her boyfriend, Curtis Wylesky, of Beaver Dam, in 2001. Columbia County District More >

Punk band tells Gov. Walker: ‘We literally hate you’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The punk rock band Dropkick Murphys is asking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to stop playing one of their songs, saying in a message on Twitter that “We literally hate you.” The band sent the message Saturday night after Walker took the stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit to their song “I’m Shipping More >

Cook, Martin O., age 84, of Nekoosa

Martin “Marty” O. Cook, age 84, of Nekoosa, was called to his eternal home on Saturday January 24, 2015 at Edgewater Haven Nursing Home in Port Edwards surrounded by his family. His celebration of life will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Edwards. Rev. Daniel Bohn will officiate. Burial More >

La Crosse County goes without heroin overdose death in 2014

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – There were no deaths from heroin overdoses in La Crosse County last year and officials are crediting naloxone, a drug that counteracts overdoses. The La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/1xKmAer ) reports more emergency responders are carrying naloxone, which is commonly known by the brand name Narcan. Two people died in La Crosse More >