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OWI Traffic Crash Injures Four

(Reedsburg, WI) A Platteville man was arrested for multiple counts of causing injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle after an afternoon crash on Wednesday. Reedsburg Police responded to Viking Drive and E. Main Street on Wednesday at 1:30pm for a two-car accident with injuries. Officers determined that a westbound vehicle on E. Main More >

We Energies Sends Crews To Puerto Rico

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Milwaukee-based We Energies says it is sending crews and equipment to help restore power to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The utility will send about 35 line workers and support personnel. Several other electric companies are sending help to rebuild the electric infrastructure heavily damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Marie. The team members from More >

Expect Long Lines If You Go To Pay Your Property Taxes

(Madison, WI)  —  With the new year comes a new tax law and the changes it contains have many people rushing to pay their property taxes now.  Friday is their last chance to get an income tax deduction and many Wisconsin offices will already be closed for the New Year’s holiday.  In Milwaukee, the treasurer’s More >

SkyWest flight makes emergency landing in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A SkyWest flight from Iowa to Detroit made an emergency landing in Milwaukee after a sudden loss of cabin pressure. SkyWest spokeswoman Marissa Snow tells the Journal Sentinel the plane with 38 passengers and three crew members landed safely at about 8 a.m. Thursday. She says a female passenger received treatment at a hospital More >

Ethics Commission co-chairs ask for confirmation hearing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bipartisan co-chairs of the Wisconsin Ethics Commission have written the Republican leader of the state Senate asking for a confirmation hearing for the agency’s administrator. Republican Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has called for administrator Brian Bell’s resignation, citing concerns over what he said are partisan influences leftover from when Bell worked More >

Milwaukee police officers rescue teens from burning car

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two young Milwaukee police officers are being hailed as heroes for rescuing two unconscious teenagers from a burning car. Officers Nicholas Schlei and Nicholas Reid, both 23, were on patrol Tuesday night when a Pontiac Grand Am crashed into a utility pole and overturned. Flames erupted from the car’s engine compartment. One More >

Wisconsin Legislature invites Walker to give Jan. 24 speech

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature has invited Gov. Scott Walker to give his annual State of the State speech on Jan. 24. Republican leaders of the Senate and Assembly sent Walker a letter Thursday with the invitation. The speech will be Walker’s eighth since he first took office in 2011. He is up More >

Ignorance Is Not Bliss. Is Radon Slowly Killing You?

Why does something really bad have to happen to someone close to use before we take it seriously? Especially when it comes to our heath!  The obvious answer is, we are all in denial, and we are!  This is true of radon testing.  Unfortunately it is only when someone that has never smoked gets diagnosed More >

DNR: No Final Decision On Higher Camping, State Park Fees

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hasn’t made its final decision on higher fees for camping or entering state parks.  A DNR spokesman says the agency hopes to have a plan early next year.  A fee schedule will be presented to the Natural Resources Board, but no action is going to be taken yet.  The More >

Local Unemployment Estimates Released

The Department of Workforce Development released Wednesday the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates of unemployment and employment statistics. According to the DWD, preliminary November 2017 rates decreased in all 72 counties when compared over the year to November 2016 rates and decreased or remained the same in 52 of the 72 counties over the More >