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One Person Injured in a Single Vehicle Accident in Monroe County

One person was injured in a single vehicle accident in Monroe County Wednesday morning. Monroe County authorities say the crash happened on Highway 16, east of Hedge Road in the Township of Adrian. The vehicle involved in the crash is a 2015 Peterbuilt Dump Truck. The driver, 45-year-old Stacey L Taylor of Tomah, was the More >

Tomah Memorial Hospital Schedules Special Holiday Blood Drive Dec. 26

BloodCenter of Wisconsin officials are asking area residents to consider giving the gift of life by donating blood at Tomah Memorial Hospital Dec. 26. Officials say during the holidays, donations decline, but the need increases. All blood types are welcome at the drive from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the hospital classrooms 321 Butts, More >

Statewide Crackdown on Impaired Drivers begins Friday, Runs Through New Year’s Day

To help deter impaired driving over the upcoming holiday period, state and local law enforcement throughout Wisconsin will patrol in greater numbers and for additional hours as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that begins Friday, December 15 and continues through New Year’s Day. “Drivers impaired by alcohol, prescription medications or More >

Man Sentenced to 42 Months for Fraud Scheme

Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that James Kolf, 64, Mauston, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 42 months in federal prison for wire fraud and money laundering.  Kolf, formerly a registered securities broker and investment advisor in Madison, pleaded guilty to these More >

Trial for man accused of staging wife’s death wrapping up

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Closing arguments are set in a trial for a western Wisconsin man accused of fatally beating his wife and trying to conceal her death by staging a car accident. The defense called family and friends to the stand on the eighth day of the trial for Todd Kendhammer in La More >

Democratic Senate head open to releasing harassment details

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Senate Leader Jennifer Shilling says she is open to releasing more details about sexual harassment claims made in the Legislature. Shilling said Wednesday that she’s trying to strike a balance between protecting victims and not shielding perpetrators. Shilling and Republican leaders who control the Legislature have defended keeping details More >

Wisconsin Foxconn plant may get $140M electricity project

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — A utility company is asking state regulators to approve a $140 million project to supply electricity to the massive Foxconn manufacturing complex in southeastern Wisconsin. American Transmission Co. says the massive plant is expected to draw six times more power than the next-largest factory in the state, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel More >

Fatal fire victims identified in Buffalo County

BUFFALO CITY, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in western Wisconsin have identified two family members who died in a mobile home fire. Thirty-year-old Douglas Shawley and 2-year-old Genevieve Shawley died when fire swept their home in the Buffalo County community of Buffalo City on Tuesday. A Buffalo County sheriff’s deputy arrived within minutes of the fire More >

New conservative group to push renewable energy launches

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new conservative group hoping to convince wary Republicans of the value of renewable energy announced its launch Wednesday in Wisconsin. Organizers of the Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum say the effort is part of a national push that began in Michigan four years ago to win over Republicans who have been More >

Schimel hopeful contempt proceedings lead to leak evidence

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorney General Brad Schimel says he hopes that contempt proceedings against nine people who worked on a now-closed secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign will lead to evidence revealing who leaked documents to a newspaper. Schimel said Wednesday that investigators have no leads to pursue in the case. Last week More >