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More Wisconsin grads take AP exams

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State education officials say more Wisconsin high school graduates are taking Advanced Placement exams and earning scores high enough for college credit. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s annual report on AP exam participation shows 34 percent of graduating seniors in 2014 took at least one exam. That’s up from 19 More >

Milwaukee police identify suspect in fatal shooting at party

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An 18-year-old Milwaukee man has been identified as a suspect in a fatal shooting at a house party. The man was arrested last week while driving a stolen car. He was charged in an unrelated shooting during an armed robbery in mid-March. Police also have identified the man as a suspect in More >

Charge dropped for Wisconsin woman who left gun in bathroom

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A 67-year-old Oconomowoc woman has been cleared of criminal charges for the second time after leaving her loaded handgun in a Brookfield church last year. Susan Hitchler forgot the weapon in a woman’s restroom while visiting Elmbrook Church last March. A janitor discovered the gun and turned it over to security More >

Oshkosh joins 2 other campuses with retirement offer

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is the third campus to offer voluntary retirement buyouts for faculty and staff as the UW System faces possible budget cuts. The university said Tuesday it’s offering eligible employees a one-time payment equal to 50 percent of an employee’s annual base salary. UW-Eau Claire and UW-Superior have More >

Lyndon Station Man Found Not Guilty of Sexual Assault of a Child

A Lyndon Station man accused of first degree child sexual assault and incest has been found not guilty. Jurors deliberated on Friday, March 27th after a two day trial before clearing 37-year-old Jeffrey Ramczyk Jr. He was accused of having sexual contact with a 10-year-old girl between April 2014 and June 2014 in the Town More >

Notice: Water Emergency Cancelled

On March 30th, 2015, the City of Adams and Village of Friendship cancelled the water emergency. All customers can now discontinue running their water. The City of Adams Water Utility

Alcohol Believed to be a Factor in Accident in Vernon County

There was a one vehicle accident in the Town of Christiana early Monday morning. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said the accident occurred on Highway 27 near County Road X. A vehicle driven by 33-year-old Gabrial L. Gore of Westby was northbound on Highway 27 when he lost control of his vehicle. He went off More >

Mauston Police Chief Set to Retire

After 40 years of policing and 20 of those years as the City of Mauston Chief of Police, Chief Mark Messer has officially submitted his letter of retirement effective June 1st, 2015. City Administrator Nathan Thiel said the City of Mauston wishes Mark and his family all the best in his upcoming retirement, and wishes More >

Service Tuesday for victim of suspected bank robber

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. (AP) – A funeral service is scheduled for the Marinette County man authorities say was killed by a bank robbery suspect who later fatally shot a state trooper. A visitation and service will be held Tuesday for 59-year-old Thomas Christ (krist) at the Presbyterian church in Wausaukee. An online obituary says Christ is survived More >

Vernon County Sheriff’s Office to Intensify Safety Belt Enforcement During April

To prevent deaths and injuries, the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, along with law enforcement agencies from all over Wisconsin, will intensify safety belt enforcement efforts during the month of April. In Wisconsin, approximately one out of five motorists does not buckle up, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said More >