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2 Juveniles In Custody After Leading Police On High-Speed Chase

(Sparta, WI)  —  Sparta police say two juveniles are being held after leading officers on a high-speed chase last weekend.  It started at about 10:00 pm Saturday, when a Sparta police officers spotted a vehicle going the wrong way on a one-way street in the downtown area.  When a traffic stop was attempted, the stolen More >

Vernon County Posts Second-Fastest Population Growth In State

Vernon County has the second fastest-growing population in Wisconsin according to the US Census Bureau. New estimates show the county’s growth rate was just under one-percent in 2016. La Crosse County’s population was higher by just five hundredths of a percent. More than half of all the counties in Wisconsin posted population increases last year. More >

Governor Walker approves nearly $285,000 in County Forest Road Aids; Juneau County to Receive $1,759.80

Governor Scott Walker announced that $284,700 in state funds will help 24 Wisconsin counties maintain and improve public roads in county forests. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) administers the state’s County Forest Road Aids program. The 2017 fiscal year funding will help improve more than 900 miles of public roads within county forests. Marinette More >

Applications Being Accepted for 9th Annual Deer Hunt for Disabled Hunters

To help residents of all abilities enjoy one of the state’s signature traditions, the Wisconsin River Power Company (WRPCO) now is accepting applications for its 9th annual Deer Hunt for Disabled Hunters, Oct. 13 to 15 at the Petenwell Wildlife Area in Necedah. The three-day event is the only time each year members of the More >

Lightning Shortens Play at Puerto Rico PGA Event

(Rio Grande, PR)  —  Not everybody got in a full 18 holes for the first round of the Puerto Rico Open Thursday.  Trey Mullinax did, and his nine-under par round gives him the lead by a stroke.  D.A. Points is at eight-under.  Pewaukee native Mark Wilson also finished all 18 holes, shooting a two-over par More >

2nd baby co-sleeping death reported in Milwaukee in 24 hours

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee authorities are investigating the city’s second death of a baby in a co-sleeping incident within 24 hours. WISN-TV (http://bit.ly/2nsQubX ) reports emergency crews were called to a home just after 6:30 a.m. Thursday. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office confirms that a 1-month-old baby was co-sleeping with an older child in More >

Walker announces candymaker Haribo to build near Kenosha

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — German candymaker Haribo, which is known for its brightly colored gummy bears and bow tie-wearing gold bear mascot, plans to build its first North American factory in southeastern Wisconsin not far from Chicago, Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday. The facility is slated to be operational by 2020 and employ 400 people More >

Walker, Scott place friendly bet on Wisconsin-Florida game

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his Florida counterpart are making a friendly wager on Friday night’s Sweet 16 game. Walker is betting Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Cheese Curds and Haribo Gold-Bear Gummi Candy that the eighth-seeded Wisconsin Badgers will beat fourth-seeded Florida at Madison Square Garden. Walker announced Thursday that German candymaker More >

Madison police seeking suspect in Wednesday bank robbery

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police are seeking a man they say robbed a bank on the city’s east side. Officers were called to Associated Bank about 3 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the robber passed a note and fled with undisclosed cash.

$155 million Powerball ticket sold in Pewaukee

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Powerball lottery ticket sold in Pewaukee has won the $155 million jackpot. Wisconsin lottery officials say the ticket matched all five numbers plus the Powerball in Wednesday’s drawing. The winning numbers were 2, 9, 27, 29 and 42 with a Powerball of 9. The Power Play number was 2. The More >