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Travel Safely This Memorial Day Weekend

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation reminds drivers to be alert, to be patient and to buckle up this holiday weekend. Even though major construction projects were suspended Friday at noon, there might be potential delays. The heaviest traffic is expected Friday and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly More >

Apparent Lightning Strike Possible Cause in House Fire at Mt. Olympus Owners’ Home

An apparent lightning strike Wednesday evening led to a fire in the attic of the Lake Delton home belonging to Mt. Olympus owners Eva and Nick Laskaris, resulting in extensive interior damage.  The fire was controlled and extinguished within approximately 45 minutes, according to a news release from the Lake Delton Fire Department. No one More >

Stabbing in Vernon County Leaves Woman in Critical Condition

A Readstown man is facing attempted murder charges after stabbing a woman multiple times in the neck. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said in a release, police arrested 22-year-old Shayne Swadley, after responding to a stabbing at the Pine Crest II Mobile Home Park, in the Town of Wheatland, north of DeSoto. The victim is More >

Hospice, Palliative Care Groups Offer End-of-Life Care Film Screening June 2

Hospice and Palliative Care officials from Tomah Memorial Hospital and the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center are collaborating to bring a screening and discussion of the PBS film “Being Mortal” will be held Thursday, June 2 from 6 pm to 8 pm. The event will be held in the Clinical Recreation Therapy Building 455 at More >

Juneau County Child Support Warrants

WEDC reviewing 222 awards for tax credit discrepancies

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new report says Wisconsin’s job creation agency has erroneously awarded more than $412,000 in tax credits to companies over how many jobs they created. The Wisconsin State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1WpqhXr) the detail came out in a review by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. The agency first revealed the tax credit issue More >

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit From Walker John Doe Raid

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker who accused prosecutors of overstepping their authority. Judge Lynn Adelman’s ruling came in a case rooted in a so-called John Doe investigation of alleged misconduct in Walker’s campaign. Six Walker aides or associates were convicted in the More >

Republican National Committee plans to add 250 additional staffers in battleground states

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican National Committee says it plans to add 250 additional staffers in battleground states, including Wisconsin. The RNC issued a news release Thursday saying it will add staff in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. When the addition is complete it will bring More >

Walker’s Son Matt Joins North Carolina Governor’s Staff

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The son of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has taken a job working for North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. Twenty-one-year-old Matt Walker graduated from Marquette University on Sunday. His biography on Twitter says that he is working as the digital director for the Republican McCrory. He is running for re-election this year. Matt Walker More >

State Democrats To Consider Eliminating “Super Delegates”

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats are slated to debate a nonbinding resolution supporting the elimination of super delegates, the party insiders who can support whoever they want for president. The resolution made public Thursday is among 22 to be debated at the state party convention June 4 in Green Bay. Some supporters of Bernie Sanders More >