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Two Vehicle Accident Leaves One Injured in Vernon County

One person was injured in a two vehicle accident Thursday morning in Vernon County.  Sheriff John Spears said a 16-year-old youth was traveling east on State Highway 56 in the Town of Liberty, up Carrie Smith Hill and lost control after hitting a patch of ice. The youth’s vehicle crossed the center line and sideswiped More >

Free Fishing Weekend – January 21–22

This weekend is Wisconsin’s annual free ice fishing weekend. The Department of Natural Resources asks anglers to be aware of the “honeycomb effect,” which occurs after freeze-thaw-freeze conditions, and weakens ice. They ask those who venture out this week to stay safely on shore and cast into open water if the line can reach it. More >

Authorities Search for a Burglar in Adams County

Adams County authorities have released a surveillance video of a burglar who burglarized a property in the 600 block of Fern Avenue in the Township of Springville. According to the sheriff department’s Facebook page, on November 24, 2016, the suspect took spools of 14/2 and 12/2 wire, a gas can, a mud pump impeller, along More >

Medical center closes while DEA investigates

CADOTT, Wis. (AP) — A medical center in northwestern Wisconsin is closed indefinitely as federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration investigate. The DEA and the Wisconsin Department of Justice executed an administrative inspection warrant at Cadott Medical Center this week. A DOJ representative tells WQOW (http://bit.ly/2jwpm82 ) an inspection warrant can include criminal drug More >

Wisconsin legislators propose new gun crimes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of Wisconsin legislators is proposing a bill that would create a number of new gun crimes. The bill would make it a felony for people to possess a gun if they’ve had three misdemeanor convictions in five years. The measure also would make it a felony to buy a More >

Health Officials Investigate Rare Viral Illness Linked to Ratteries in Wisconsin and Illinois

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Illinois Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating illnesses caused by the Seoul virus, which a very rare type of hantavirus carried by Norway rats. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting six cases of Seoul virus in More >

New Lisbon Community Closet Announces Scholarship Recipient

For the past nine years the New Lisbon Community Closet Resale store has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a high school graduating senior. The 2016 recipient is Alyssa Allard. Allard is in her second semester at Winona State where she is majoring in athletic training. The Community Closet, located in New Lisbon has been in More >

Wisconsin unemployment rate drops to 4 percent in December

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is 4 percent, the lowest it’s been since January 2001. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the rate was 4 percent in December, down slightly from 4.1 percent in November. The national unemployment rate in December was 4.7 percent, up from 4.6 percent in November. More >

Pocan compliments Trump before skipping inauguration

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan has good things to say about President-elect Donald Trump as a businessman and negotiator, but he still plans to boycott his inauguration. Pocan told reporters at a news conference Thursday that he’d support Trump’s efforts to lower prescription drug prices, renegotiate trade agreements and rebuild the More >

UWM instructor hopes students can push for change

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee instructor hopes his students can help find a solution for Milwaukee’s lead water pipes. William Kort told WUWM-FM (http://bit.ly/2iWxiAX ) he put together a course on the topic after speaking to the Center for Water Policy. Approximately 70,000 lead service lines need to be replaced in Milwaukee. Lead More >