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Senators Demand Action On Controversial Social Security Judge

(Madison, WI) — Both of Wisconsin’s US senators want the Social Security Administration to step up a probe into a controversial judge. Democrat Tammy Baldwin says an inspector general is looking into allegations that Administrative Law Judge John Pleuss of Madison used words like “buxom” and “gorilla like” in case notes of those seeking Social More >

Almost 10,000 State Storm Outages Reported

(Undated)  —  Almost 10,000 electric customers throughout Wisconsin were without power Friday morning, in the wake of the latest storms. About 68-hundred homes and businesses are waiting to get their power back after three waves of thunderstorms Thursday morning in northern and central Wisconsin. In the south, more than 3,000 customers were in the dark as of More >

Madison man pleads guilty to killing former grocery store co-worker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison man accused of fatally shooting a former grocery store co-worker has pleaded guilty to charges. Twenty-four-year-old Caroline Nosal was killed last February outside the Metro Market a say after Christopher O’Kroley was fired from the store. The 26-year-old O’Kroley blamed Nosal for losing his job after she complained to management More >

Heavy rain flooded streets and roads in Madison

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Severe storms with heavy rain flooded streets and roads in Madison, making some impassible. The Madison Fire Department says it responded to dozens of calls Thursday night related to the flooding, including stranded motorists and vehicles, downed power lines and other dangerous situations. Thousands of Madison Gas & Electric customers were without power More >

Ten people arrested amid protests in Madison

MADISON (AP) — Ten people have been arrested amid protests in Madison over police accountability after demonstrators blocked traffic and refused to move. WKOW-TV reports the protest began Thursday afternoon at a building that houses the headquarters for the statewide police union. Police said in a statement that the crowd of 50 to 75 protesters left the More >

Sen. Ron Johnson’s campaign distancing itself from Donald Trump

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s campaign is once again distancing itself from Donald Trump. This time it’s over comments Trump made suggesting that under his leadership the United States may not stick up for its allies under an attack from Russia. Johnson campaign spokesman William Allison said in a statement Thursday that Johnson sees More >

Mauston School Board Gets Update on Referendum Projects

The Mauston School Board received an update on referendum projects at its monthly school board meeting on Monday night. Building & Grounds Director Rick Noe said all the big equipment has been moved back down in the basement at Olson Middle School. “All the air handlers are in place, all the boilers are down and More >

Hot Weather This Week Increases Chances for Pavement Buckling

With substantially hot and humid weather conditions on the way, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reminding motorists of the potential for pavement buckling. Hot temperatures cause pavement to expand, and where there are expansion joints, the slabs of pavement push against each other. If the pressure becomes great enough, the pavement can buckle. More >

Long-Time Juneau County Telecommunicator Passes Away

Juneau County is saying goodbye to one of its telecommunicators.  Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said Telecommunicator Mike Pepper died at UW Hospital Wednesday afternoon. Pepper was hired by the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office in July 2005. Prior to that, Pepper worked as a police officer in Lake Delton and as a deputy sheriff for More >

Representatives for Congressman Kind Hold Open Office Hours

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced that next week representatives from his district offices will be available at open office hours in multiple counties in Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District. “Our office is always working to be available and help residents of central and western Wisconsin navigate issues,” said Rep. Kind.  “I hope that people will take More >