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Wisconsin facing $700M transportation shortfall

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is looking for new ways to fund a state transportation budget that is projected to fall short by as much as $700 million by 2017. The Janesville Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1tCjSIo ) Walker was in Rock County on Tuesday for a Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. board meeting. The Republican governor More >

Half-eaten cinnamon roll leads police to car thief

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A half-eaten cinnamon roll helped Madison police track down a suspected car thief. The car was stolen Monday about 4:30 a.m. The driver parked at a hotel with the key in the ignition, and when he walked inside he heard his car start up. Surveillance video got a glimpse of the suspect, More >

Wisconsin investment officer gets biggest bonus

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Chief Investment Officer David Villa is receiving the largest bonus out of the $13.3 million being awarded the state’s pension fund managers as a reward for strong investment returns. The bonuses approved by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board are 66 percent higher than the $8 million awarded last year. The More >

Warrantless GPS tracking before court decision OK

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A state appeals court says Wisconsin police were within their rights to place GPS trackers on cars before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they need warrants. Police in Kenosha attached a tracker to Scott Oberst’s car without a warrant in 2011. They used the tracker to gather evidence to build a drug More >

Multiple Charges for a Reedsburg Man

A Reedsburg man was arrested and has multiple charges being brought against him. According to the criminal complaint, law enforcement was dispatched to the Lyndon Station Fire Station on Monday for a combative subject attempting to start a fight. Investigation revealed that 24-year-old Kevin Helm entered the building with a bump and a laceration on More >

Congressional Candidate Announces Withdrawal from Race

3rd Congressional District candidate, Chris Anderson, has announced that he is withdrawing from the race. Anderson said that the choice was not an easy one to make, but he felt it was necessary. For the sake of party unity, Anderson said he decided to withdraw from the race. Before Anderson’s announcement, there were four Republican More >

Wonewoc-Center School Board Approves Money for Storage Building Project

The Wonewoc-Center School Board took action on several items at its board meeting on Monday night. It approved up to $35,000 for a storage building project. District Administrator Steve Lozeau said that the district needs additional storage units and the district can do it within the current budget. It also approved retirement requests by Sue More >

Tomah Police: Lake Tomah is Off-Limits for “Cold Water Challenge”

The “Cold Water Challenge” that has been seen on many social media page has presented a problem in the Tomah area. The Tomah Police Department is asking the community to refrain from using Lake Tomah as part of the challenge. Police said the challenge, which entails jumping into cold water and then nominating three others, More >

Price, DeJesus key Rays’ 7-3 win over Twins

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – David Price allowed six hits in his first complete game of the season, David DeJesus drove in three runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Tuesday night. Price (3-1) struck out 12 in his ninth career complete game. DeJesus stopped an 0 for 24 skid with an More >

Cabrera homers, Tigers beat White Sox 8-6

DETROIT (AP) – Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings and the Detroit Tigers held on for an 8-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Cabrera was 4 for 23 on this homestand before going 3 for 5 on Tuesday – including a homer and a double off More >