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Minneapolis Man Charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent

A Minnesota man has been charged with operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent. 24-year-old Erick Larkins of Minneapolis faces three years and six months imprisonment, could be fined no more than $10,000, or both. According to the criminal complaint, a state trooper stopped Larkins’ vehicle for speeding on I-90 on June 15 in the More >

Juneau County Board Approves Updates to Audio and Video Systems in Courtrooms

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors approved updates to audio systems and video system in Juneau County Courtrooms. The county board authorized the update to audio and video systems for an amount not to exceed $130,000. The audio system update will in Courtrooms 1 and 3 and the video system will be in Courtrooms 1 More >

Another Day, Another IRS Phone Scam Variation

A recent spike in reports about Internal Revenue Service (IRS) phone scam attempts to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) coincides with a warning from the IRS about a new variation on this never-ending scam. In this new twist, the IRS reports that phone scammers have recently begun telling taxpayers that More >

Grayside Elementary School to Pilot Universal Free Lunch Program

The Mauston School Board approved a Universal Free Lunch Pilot Program at its Grayside Elementary School during its meeting on Monday night. Before the board voted, Grayside Elementary School Principal Bobbi Steele, Business Manager Julie Lankey-Smallwood, Food Service Director Katina Ziebell and UW-Extension Family Nutrition Program Coordinator April Martell gave a presentation on why this More >

Wisconsinites Could Soon Be Able To Text 911

(Madison, WI)  —  Wisconsinites could one day text 911 instead of having to call for police, fire, and ambulance services. The governor’s proposed state budget would spend seven million dollars to modernize copper landline wires to dispatch facilities and create what’s called “Next Generation 911.” Kathy Sukus of the Rock County Communication Center says it’s More >

Second Teen Sentenced For Oshkosh High School Threats

(Oshkosh, WI)  —  A second teenager has been sentenced for making threats that closed Oshkosh North and West high schools for more than one day in January. Eighteen-year-old Andrew Monroe of Oshkosh was given a six month jail term and two years in probation after he pleaded no contest to making terrorist threats and a More >

Jury Deliberations Underway In Officer Shooting Trial

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Jury deliberations resume Wednesday to decide the fate of former Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan Brown. Jurors spent five hours late Tuesday reviewing almost one week of testimony, and they have the option of convicting him on one of two lesser charges. The 25-year-old Heaggan Brown is currently charged with first degree More >

Popular State Park Cancels Program Due To Bat Deaths

(Baraboo, WI)  —  One of Wisconsin’s most popular state parks has been hit hard with the fungal bat disease white nose syndrome. A naturalist at Devils Lake State Park near Baraboo says it lost nine of every ten brown bats during the past year. The park now has about 20 left, not enough to offer More >

Wisconsin Assembly to take up bill that would limit recounts

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly is set to vote on a bill that would make it far more difficult to request election recounts in the state. The measure up for a vote Wednesday comes amid anger from some Republicans that Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was able to request a recount in More >

Wisconsin Assembly to vote on woodchuck season

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It may soon be open season on woodchucks in Wisconsin. The state Assembly was set to vote Wednesday on a bill that would allow year-round hunting of woodchucks, also known as groundhogs. The proposal would remove woodchucks from the Wisconsin’s protected species list and establish a year-round open hunting and trapping More >