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2 dead in south-central Wisconsin crash

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) – Two people are dead after their car collided with a pickup truck in south-central Wisconsin. The Columbia County sheriff’s office says the crash happened around 2:45 p.m. Monday on Highway 22. Authorities say the northbound car apparently lost control and went into the southbound lane, where it collided with a pickup pulling a More >

Utility workers rescued from platform in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Four utility workers have been brought to safety after getting stuck on a platform about 150 feet above the ground at the We Energies plant in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley. A spokesman for the utility company said the workers were rescued late Monday after being stranded when an elevator traveling up a smokestack at More >

Hamilton’s supporters gather again at park

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Supporters and family members of a black man fatally shot by a white Milwaukee officer last spring have gathered again in the downtown park where the April shooting happened. About two dozen supporters of Dontre Hamilton put up signs Monday on the city Christmas tree at Red Arrow Park. The signs included messages More >

90K deer registered in Wisconsin season opener

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Hunters have registered more than 90,000 deer during the opening weekend of Wisconsin’s 9-day deer season. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources also says it was a safe opening weekend, with no hunting-related injuries recorded. Many hunters described Saturday’s conditions as ideal, but rain and fog made for a quiet Sunday. Of the 90,281 More >

Ex-youth minister sentenced for sex assaults

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A former youth minister has been sentenced to 37 years in prison for sexual assaults against four Milwaukee women and girls and the attempted kidnapping of a fifth. Twenty-three-year-old Isaiah D. Jordan will be on extended supervision for 11 years after he’s released from prison. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1uSyiG7 ) reports Jordan showed More >

Numbers Down in Total Deer Registration During Opening Weekend

With wildlife officials reporting a lower total in deer registered over opening weekend in the state of Wisconsin, Juneau and Adams Counties are also reporting lower numbers. The total number of deer registered for Juneau County was ­­­­1472 deer; 897 bucks and 575 antlerless deer. In Adams County, the numbers were 1074 total deer registered; More >

Red Cross Blood Drive in Mauston – December 1st

On December 1, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mauston will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive. It will be at the church on Grayside Avenue from 12:30pm to 5:30pm. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of More >

Dairy Margin Protection Program Registration Ends December 5

The Farm Service Agency has been authorized to administer the Margin Protection Program through the Agricultural Act of 2014.  This program will serve as a safety net for dairy producers by helping them manage the risk involved with the volatile fluctuations in milk prices and the cost of feed.  This voluntary program will allow dairy More >

Accidental Shooting In Vernon County Sends One to the Hospital

An accidental shooting occurred on Sunday in the Town of Sterling on Skrede Road in Vernon County. Sheriff John B. Spears said that 71-year-old Antonio A. Cruz of Viroqua was unloading his gun outside of his residence when the firearm accidentally discharged and the bullet went through the glass door to the residence and struck More >

Snow Emergency Declared for the City of Adams

A snow emergency has been declared for the city of Adams beginning Tuesday at 12 Midnight and Tuesday at 12 noon. A snow emergency means there will be no parking on any city streets during this time period. Vehicles that are parked in the street could be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.