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Man gets 3 1/2 years prison for violin theft

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee man whose stun gun was used in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in January has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison. Universal K. Allah pleaded guilty in May to being party to felony robbery. Milwaukee County Judge Dennis Moroney told him Thursday it was “disconcerting” that More >

1 dead, several hurt in Vilas County bus-car crash

ARBOR VITAE, Wis. (AP) – One person was killed and at least six people were hurt when two vehicles collided with a small bus north of Minocqua. Wisconsin State Patrol Lt. Steve Krueger tells WAOW-TV (http://bit.ly/1rOWVA3) that the crash happened Thursday morning on Highway 51. The highway was shut down for about four hours. The More >

Public defender for violin-theft suspect withdraws

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A public defender has withdrawn from representing the Milwaukee man accused of masterminding the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in January. Salah Salahadyn was scheduled to enter a plea Thursday. But public defender Alejandro Lockwood asked to withdraw from the case. Lockwood provided few details except to say Salahadyn didn’t agree More >

Baldwin introduces bill to create more VA doctors

MILWAUKEE (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has introduced legislation aimed at increasing the number of doctors at Veterans Affairs medical centers and reducing wait times. The Wisconsin Democrat said in a statement Thursday that the bill would create 2,000 residency positions over five years at Veterans Affairs hospitals nationwide. Residency is the next step in More >

Agendas for School Boards and City/Village Meetings

City of Adams TBA Adams-Friendship School District TBA City of Elroy TBA Royall School District TBA Hillsboro School District TBA Village of Lyndon Station TBA City of Mauston TBA Mauston School District TBA Village of Necedah TBA Necedah School District TBA City of New Lisbon TBA New Lisbon School District TBA City of Tomah TBA More >

Motorcycle Accident Sends One to the Hospital

A serious motorcycle accident has injured one person on Highway 16 in the Town of Tomah on Wednesday night. Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports a 2002 Harley Davidson driven by 63-year-old Dana Crohn, of rural Camp Douglas, was east bound when a deer came out the north ditch. Crohn was unable avoid the deer More >

Two Charged After an Attempted Burglary

The Mauston Police and Juneau County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a burglary in progress at a residence on Tuesday evening. When law enforcement arrived on scene in the 500 block of Sherman Street, they could see a male moving around inside the residence. The male, 26-year-old Anthony Arcuri of Mauston was identified and complied More >

Mauston Man Charged with Bail Jumping

A Mauston man, formerly of Illinois, has been arrested for the second time in less than two weeks. 28-year-old James Beneventi violated bond conditions from a previous Domestic Abuse arrest on July 14th. According to the Mauston Police, he allegedly returned to the 500 block of Jefferson on Monday, July 21st and took possessions of More >

Wyss, Duane “Dewey”, age 86, of New Lisbon

Duane “Dewey” Wyss, age 86, of New Lisbon, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:00AM at St. Paul’s Catholic Church (408 W. River Street) in New Lisbon, with Father George Nelson Graham presiding. Relatives and friends More >

Body of Wisconsin Dells Man Found By Kilbourn Dam

The body of a Wisconsin Dells man, 23-year-old Alexander McNair, has been found at the Kilbourn Dam. Wisconsin Dells Police Chief Jody Ward said that a call from the Alliant Energy Dam personnel reported finding a body in the Wisconsin River at the dam Thursday morning. The Department of Natural Resources recovered the body and the Columbia More >