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Outagamie County approves memorial for cemetery

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – Outagamie County residents and officials have been working to enhance an unadorned cemetery in which residents of an Appleton mental health facility were buried. Post-Crescent Media (http://post.cr/1DeQcFO ) reports the county’s board last week approved a site plan for the addition of a memorial and cornerstones to mark the boarders of the More >

Packers event brings in 600 coats for needy kids

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A Green Bay Packers charity event has brought in more than 600 winter coats to be donated to needy children. The team’s annual Coats for Kids collection happened Sunday before the Packers’ win over the Jets. Fans were asked to donate new and gently used winter coats. The team says More >

Wisconsin DOJ never launched GPS program

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Justice never launched a program outlined in the state budget that would have allowed judges to order GPS monitoring for people under restraining orders. Gov. Scott Walker proposed $3 million in the 2013-15 state budget for DOJ grants to local police and governmental units for GPS tracking people More >

Man accused of killing half-brother reaches deal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A man accused of fatally beating his autistic half-brother and hiding his body has reached a plea deal with prosecutors in Dane County. Jeffrey Vogelsberg returned to court Tuesday and pleaded no contest to second-degree reckless homicide in the 2012 death of 27-year-old Matthew Granville. Vogelsberg’s trial on charges of first-degree More >

Body of retreat owner found in submerged car

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say one of the owners of a western Wisconsin retreat has been found dead in a submerged car on the property. Polk County sheriff’s officials say the body of 39-year-old Blair Piper was discovered Sunday at the Big Rock Creek Retreat north of St. Croix Falls. The Star Tribune More >

Wisconsin needs $760 million more for Medicaid

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Health Services says it needs $760 million more over the next two-year state budget to pay for current services in the Medicaid program. The new estimate was included in the agency’s budget request submitted to Gov. Scott Walker’s administration made public Tuesday. That budget begins in mid-2015. The More >

Mauston Man Arrested for OWI-6th Offense After Chase in Downtown Mauston

A Mauston man was arrested for 6th offense OWI, after he led police on a brief chase at accelerated speeds through downtown Mauston. 47-year-old Brian L. Wilcox Jr. was observed traveling east on East State Street with no headlights on Saturday at approximately 10:30 p.m. Police say after the officer activated his emergency lights and More >

Team Work Saves the Life of a New Lisbon Woman

A Monroe County deputy and personnel from Shaw’s Wrecker Service worked together to save a New Lisbon woman who was trapped in her vehicle when it was submerged in water. Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said on Monday morning, around 10:40 the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a woman who said her More >

Necedah School Board Talks Safety Plan and 2014-2015 Budget

The Necedah School Board held its monthly meeting on Monday night. The board discussed the district’s safety plan. Superintendent Larry Gierach said they are just beginning the process of redoing the plan and updating it. When the safety plan is updated, it is taken to the board for its approval. The safety plan addresses procedures More >

Rep. Brooks Receives WI Restaurant Association Endorsement

State Representative Ed Brooks has received the endorsement of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA) for the November 2014 general election. Ed Lump, President and CEO of the WRA stated, “Rep. Brooks agrees with WRA on many key issues and knows what it takes to keep our economy moving forward. Additionally, he understands the important role More >