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Two People Dead After Adams County Explosion

Two people are dead after an explosion and a structure fire in Adams County. Sheriff Sam Wollin said the explosion happened at a mobile home on the 900 block of East Trout Valley Road in the Town of Big Flats around 2 p.m., causing it to go up in flames. Emergency personnel located the fire More >

Mauston Man Arrested on Warrant

A Mauston man was arrested as a result of a failure to appear warrant. According to the Mauston Police Department, on July 24, a routine traffic stop was performed on a vehicle that had a false registration decal on his license plate. The driver was 31-year-old Anthony Peterson. After completing the traffic stop, Peterson was More >

Mauston Man Charged with Disorderly Conduct

A Mauston man has been charged with disorderly conduct. Mauston Police Officers were dispatched to a Mauston restaurant on July 28 for a disturbance. The restaurant manager called to report two males who had entered the restaurant and were asked to leave when it was observed they were not wearing shoes. One of the men More >

Mauston Woman Charged with Obstructing an Officer

A Mauston woman has been charged with obstructing an officer. According to the criminal complaint, Mauston Police Officers were dispatched to a City of Mauston residence on July 24 for a reported disturbance. Upon arriving at the scene, officers observed 34 year-old Tina Anderson exiting her vehicle and going into the residence. When she was More >

Walker names his chief attorney to appellate court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has tapped his chief attorney to serve as a state appeals court judge. Walker announced Friday that he had appointed Brian Hagedorn to replace Judge Richard Brown on the 2nd District Court of Appeals. Brown plans to retire on Aug. 1 after 37 years on the bench. Hagedorn More >

Wisconsin man arrested for shooting street lights

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — Police have arrested a Wisconsin Rapids man after he allegedly fired his gun at street lights, saying he was protecting the universe from aliens. WAOW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1hbtxDG ) that police in Wisconsin Rapids found the 36-year-old man after a 911 caller reported someone was shooting at street lights early Wednesday More >

Report: Polling places pose problems for disabled

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new report has uncovered hundreds of accessibility problems for the disabled at Wisconsin voting sites. The state Government Accountability Board conducted inspections at 808 sites over the past seven elections and found nearly 4,000 accessibility problems. The GAB’s report said 42 percent of the violations were serious enough that they More >

Madison mayor says bench time for homeless should be limited

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison’s mayor says he has a way to deal with the city’s growing transient population. Paul Soglin would limit the time one could spend sitting on a bench in the downtown area. Lying down on the bench would be prohibited. Soglin planned to talk about his idea with City Council members More >

American Red Cross Blood Drive in Adams – August 10

The American Red Cross is seeking eligible donors to help offset a seasonal decline in donations and prevent a shortage this summer by giving blood. An upcoming blood donation opportunity will take place Monday, August 10, from 12:30pm – 5:30pm at the Adams Friendship Community Center. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable More >

Incident of Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property in the Town of Necedah

There was an incident of burglary and criminal damage to property.  Juneau County authorities were dispatched to a residence on Aroma Lane in the Town of Necedah July 10. The victim told the deputy that somebody broke into his home and stole some of his property. The deputy observed the door had been pried open More >