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Mauston Man Receives 3 Years Prison Sentence, Another 3 1/2 Year Prison Term for Drug Charges

A Mauston man was sentenced to a three year prison sentence after pleading no contest to a charge of Manufacture/Deliver THC. Juneau County Circuit Court Judge Paul Curran sentenced 20-year-old Jesse Willnow to 1 ½ years initial confinement and 1 ½ years extended supervision. Other charges were dismissed and read-in. This sentence is to be More >

New Lisbon Man Charged with Several Drug-Related Counts

A New Lisbon man has been accused of several drug-related charges. According to the criminal complaint, 25-year-old Librado Garcia has been charged with possession of THC with intent to deliver, maintaining a drug trafficking place, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The criminal complaint states that on June 21, law enforcement executed a search warrant at More >

Three Arrested After Vehicle Search Reveals Stolen Debit and Gift Cards

Three subjects were arrested after police found over one hundred stolen prepaid debit cards and gift cards in their vehicle. Officers from the Westby Police Department and Vernon County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to 419 N. Main Street in the City of Westby for the report of three males fighting in the parking lot on More >

Madison Teen In Viral Arrest Video Released From Jail

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A black teenager whose arrest at a Madison mall sparked protests alleging discrimination has been released from jail under orders from the Dane County district attorney. Eighteen-year-old Genele Laird was freed around 7:45 p.m. Thursday. District Attorney Ismael Ozanne declined immediate comment. Earlier Thursday, Laird’s supporters gathered for her initial court appearance, but More >

Milwaukee gets 1 million loan for lead pipe replacement

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee is getting a $1 million state loan to begin the costly task of replacing 70,000 lead water pipes throughout the city. Public works officials say the priority is replacing pipes to 385 state-licensed day care centers in Milwaukee, since none of the city’s public schools get their water through lead pipes. The More >

State Patrol Now Says Fond Du Lac Crash Victims Were Father, Son

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two people, including an 8-year-old boy, killed in a crash in Fond du Lac. The crash happened around 11:40 a.m. Wednesday in the northbound lanes of Interstate 41. The Wisconsin State Patrol says a semitrailer was slowing down when the crash happened. A vehicle behind More >

Body of man recovered at Appleton fire scene identified

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who died in a group home fire in Appleton. Police identify the victim as 24-year-old Milo Huempfner, a resident of the home. Huempfner’s body was recovered after firefighters extinguished the basement fire on Wednesday. A 55-year-old Appleton man who worked at the group home was More >

Milwaukee Police Probe Shooting Death By Tosa Officer

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Police say an officer in a Milwaukee suburb has fatally shot a man in a park. Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber says the officer encountered the man armed with a gun sitting in a vehicle at Madison Park about 3 a.m. Thursday. Weber says the officer feared for his safety and shot the More >

MATC briefly locked down as man with gun arrested

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The downtown campus of Milwaukee Area Technical College was briefly locked down after a man was spotted with a gun. The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/28TzXbD ) reports Milwaukee police responded to MATC just before noon Thursday and arrested the man. Police recovered a handgun. No one was hurt. — Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,http://www.jsonline.com

Tomah VA Announces an Open House for the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Services Unit

The Tomah VA Medical Center will host an Open House for the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Services Unit on Monday, June 27. The unit has been temporarily closed since September 4, 2015 and will reopen and begin accepting admissions on Tuesday, July 5. Acting Tomah VA Medical Center Director Victoria Brahm said having the unit reopen More >