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Jurors will try again to reach a verdict in the trial of a man accused of killing an 18-year-old Wisconsin woman in 1990

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Jurors will try again to reach a verdict after telling the judge they were deadlocked in the trial of a man accused of killing an 18-year-old Wisconsin woman in 1990. Sixty-two-year-old Dennis Brantner is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Berit Beck. Jurors sent a message to the More >

State taxpayers will pay $75,000 in a settlement to a radio show host

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State taxpayers will pay $75,000 in a settlement to a radio show host and his attorney after the host was arrested three years ago at the state Capitol. Attorney Jeff Scott Olson announced the settlement Tuesday on the “Devil’s Advocate Radio Show” on 92.1 FM in Madison. The show’s co-host Philip Dominic Salvia More >

Milwaukee man charged in weekend crash at Cedarburg’s annual Strawberry Festival

CEDARBURG, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man is charged in a weekend crash that hurt two women at Cedarburg’s annual Strawberry Festival. Thirty-seven-year-old Kunle Famakinwa Jr. faces three felony charges and one misdemeanor in Ozaukee County. He is accused of striking the women with his vehicle as the festival was wrapping up Sunday. Police say Famakinwa crossed More >

Wisconsin to send 45 members of the State Patrol to the Republican National Convention

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin will be sending 45 members of the State Patrol to Cleveland next month to help with security at the Republican National Convention. That is 11 percent of the State Patrol’s 409 sworn staff members. Wisconsin Department of Transportation spokeswoman Patty Mayers says those going to the convention are being diverted from lower More >

UPDATE: Missing Necedah Woman Found

UPDATE: The search for a missing Juneau County woman has a happy ending. Authorities located 80-year-old Mary Myrdacz of rural Necedah Tuesday afternoon at 3:07pm. Myrdacz had been missing since Sunday evening. Juneau County Undersheriff Craig Stuchlik said Myrdacz was found within a mile of her home. She was found conscious and talking by the K-9 More >

Donald Coughlin to Get a New Trial

A Lyndon Station man will be receiving a new trial. Juneau County Circuit Court Judge John Roemer gave an oral ruling in the State of Wisconsin’s child sexual assault case against 59-year-old Donald Coughlin that found one of the jurors to be biased and vacated the guilty verdict. Coughlin’s defense raised the issue that the More >

Fort McCoy Commemorative Area Open July 8 & 22

The Fort McCoy Commemorative Area will be open for walk-in visitors from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, July 8, and Friday, July 22. The Commemorative Area consists of the Equipment Park, five World War II-era buildings with historical displays, the History Center, and Veterans Memorial Plaza. The History Center and World War II-era buildings contain More >

Lyndon Station Man Charged with Aggravated Battery and Disorderly Conduct

A Lyndon Station man was charged aggravated battery/domestic abuse and disorderly conduct/domestic abuse. According to the criminal complaint, Thursday, June 23, law enforcement was informed of a stabbing that occurred on Highway 12/16 in the Lyndon Township. The victim was at Mile Bluff Medical Center. Hospital emergency room staff told the Juneau County detective that More >

Probe Continues Into Fatal ATV Crash At Fort McCoy

(Sparta, WI)  —  The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command is looking into an ATV crash that killed one rider at Fort McCoy in western Wisconsin. Fort officials say 59-year-old Richard Iverson of Onalaska from thrown from his ATV early Sunday, when it struck a cable that marked the entrance to a closed training area. Chris Grey More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING June 27, 2016. 6/20             Hillsboro County Market reported taking in a counterfeit bill sometime within the past week. 6/20             Harold C. Nale reported a log splitter and some tools were stolen from his State Highway 33, Hillsboro, More >