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Sheriff: Wisconsin boy shoots father while hunting

MARATHON CITY, Wis. (AP) – Marathon County authorities say an 11-year-old boy has accidentally shot his father while hunting. Sheriff’s Lt. Randy Albert tells Stevens Point Journal Media that the boy mistook his father for a turkey on Sunday and shot him in the upper left area of his chest. Albert says the man was flown More >

Wisconsin gun group sues for Green Bay records

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A group promoting Wisconsin gun owner rights is suing the city of Green Bay for records that might indicate if the city has a policy on carrying guns openly. Press-Gazette Media reports (http://gbpg.net/1B19vi7 ) Wisconsin Carry Inc. has asked a Brown County judge to order city officials to relinquish public records. More >

Historical site offers cooking lessons for kids

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A southwestern Wisconsin historical site will offer 19th-century cooking lessons for kids later this fall. Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien will host “Kids in a Victorian Kitchen” on Nov. 15. The event offers hands-on cooking lessons for children in grades 3-8. They’ll get to experience life in an 1890s kitchen by More >

Nearly 700 complaints over waits at Madison VA

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Records show that over the last two years, there have been nearly 700 complaints about the timeliness of getting health care at Madison’s Veterans Hospital. The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1rqRicX ) reports that the records don’t indicate any evidence of harm, but several complaints outline potentially dire situations. Many complaints about More >

Milwaukee fraternity president faces drug charges

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The president of a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee fraternity faces charges while authorities investigate a party that left several people with memory lapses. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1AWtgYb ) Tau Kappa Epsilon president Thomas Kreinbring was charged Friday with possession of a prescription drug without a valid prescription, keeping a drug house and More >

WisDOT Providing Free State ID Cards

In light of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that stated that Wisconsin’s Voter ID law was constitutional, voters will need to present photo identification on Election Day. Examples of what is an accepted form of identification would be a driver’s license, passport, or Wisconsin identification card. If a person does not have any More >

Adams Community Forum – October 7th

The Adams County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, Adams County UW-Extension, and South Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition will be sponsoring a Community Forum with candidates from the 41st and 72nd Assembly Districts. The forum will be held October 7th at 7:00pm at the Adams County Community Center. Candidates will discuss critical issues facing Adams More >

Schroeder, Alice Rose, age 90, of Adams

Alice Rose Schroeder, age 90, of Adams, Wisconsin died Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Adams, Wisconsin.   Rev. John Krebs will officiate.  Interment will be at the Fordham More >

UWSP student, instructor teaming up on safety app

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) – Two members of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point community are developing a safety app that allows students to track the location of friends when they go out on the town. Stevens Point Journal Media (http://spjour.nl/1DmZSyb ) reports UWSP senior Jenna Furger and instructor Drew Frisk are working together to conduct the More >

Wisconsin AG hopeful drops defense lawyer donation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ has given a campaign contribution from a defense attorney who brokered a plea deal with her office to charity. Happ currently works as Jefferson County’s district attorney. In March her office agreed to defer prosecuting an alleged child molester who bought Happ’s house before he was More >