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Volk Field Could Play Role if Madison Guard Base Is Selected to House New Fighter Jet

Volk Field near Camp Douglas could play a role if a Madison’s Air National Guard unit is selected to house the new F-35 fighter jet. The Air Force said Wednesday that the Guard base at Madison’s Truax Field is among five finalists as the next two locations for housing the F-35-A Lighting Two craft, which More >

Gundersen Health System Permanently Expanding its MedLink Air Fleet

Gundersen Health System is permanently expanding the size of its MedLink Air fleet. The medical center added a second MedLink helicopter to the Sparta/Fort McCoy airport on a trial basis back in June, but was recently approved to add the second helicopter on a permanent basis. The helicopter will be based there from 8 a.m. More >

Western Technical College to Close for Holidays

All Western Technical College campuses and regional locations will be closed for the holiday season from Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 2. College business and administrative offices, including counseling and registration, will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3. Spring trimester courses begin on Monday, Jan. 9. For more information on Western’s programs and services, please call More >

Village of Necedah Board Approves 2017 Budget

The Village of Necedah passed its 2017 General Operating Budget at its board meeting on Monday night. Village Administrator Roger Herried said despite the budget being tight, public services will be properly funded without a large increase in the tax levy. The tax levy for 2017 is $418,000 and the mil rate will have a More >

Mauston Woman Charged for Obstructing and Harboring a Felon

A Mauston woman has been charged with obstructing an agency and harboring/aiding a felon. According to the criminal complaint, on Saturday, December 3, law enforcement received a report that 30-year-old Joshua A. Campbell escaped police custody at Mile Bluff Medical Center by jumping out a window. The sheriff’s department received a tip from a local More >

Sixty-Three Badger Band Members Fall Ill At Big Ten Title Game

(Madison, WI) — Sixty-three members of the UW Madison marching band got sick while they were at the Big Ten Conference championship football game in Indianapolis. WISC TV says some musicians had nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting just before the game. Other members fell ill throughout last Saturday night’s event, 12 were taken to hospitals, and nine More >

State License Plate Number/Letter Combinations Are Running Out

(Madison, WI)  —  Wisconsin is running out of number and letter combinations for its license plates. And starting next year, a seventh character will be added to the standard three numbers and three letters the DOT has assigned to its standard plates since 1986. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Jim Stingl says the first plates started More >

Hacked UW Law School database affects more than 1,000 former school applicants

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin Law School has notified more than 1,200 former applicants that they could be at risk of identity theft because the school’s database was hacked. The university says Social Security numbers from 2005 to 2006 applicants were recently compromised. The Law School has taken down the affected server More >

Tomah Police: Medications killed woman at Tomah VA

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An autopsy report shows a woman who died on the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center grounds had ingested multiple drugs at once. The Tomah Police Department said Tuesday that 54-year-old Linda Purcell died at the Veterans Assistance Foundation on the center’s grounds Sept. 25. Purcell had been staying at the foundation. More >

Elections Commission explains St. Croix recount problems

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Elections Commission says it is confident that voting machines in St. Croix County that had broken warranty seals are accurately tabulating and reporting results there. The commission issued a statement Tuesday explaining why some of the machines had broken seals. It included an affidavit from a technician saying he More >