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Campus police chief Riseling to retire

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Longtime University of Wisconsin-Madison police chief Sue Riseling is retiring. The 55-year-old Riseling has been chief for 25 years and was the first woman and youngest person to lead a Big Ten university police force. UW-Madison announced Wednesday that she will retire effective Aug. 7. She will then lead the International Association of More >

Burglary Case Dismissed Against Baraboo Man

Charges of burglary, theft, and criminal damage to property have been dismissed against a Baraboo man. At a hearing in Juneau County on Tuesday, the case against 32-year-old Jamey Podoll was dismissed with prejudice. This means the prosecution cannot file charges on the same claim. The charges were not proven and have no legal effect More >

Local Unemployment Rates Released

Recent preliminary numbers show that May 2016 unemployment rates decreased or remained the same in all Wisconsin’s 72 counties compared to rates in April 2016. According to the Department of Workforce Development, Juneau County’s non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May was 3.9 percent compared to April’s rate of 4.8 percent. Wisconsin’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors Approves Plan to Move Forward in Purchasing Kastner Property

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors approved to move forward with negotiations to purchase the Kastner property from the City of Mauston to possibly build a new government building. During its regular monthly board meeting on Tuesday, board member Tim Cottingham gave a presentation on plans to replace or update the aging courthouse annex and More >

Two Cazenovia Men Arrested for Possession of Heroin

Two Cazenovia men were arrested for possession of heroin. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister  said on Friday, June 17th, the Sauk County Drug Task Force received a tip that a person would be transporting heroin from Madison to Cazenovia where they resided. This tip was in addition to information gathered in an ongoing drug investigation More >

One Person Suffers Life Threatening Injuries in Crash in Monroe County

One person suffered life threatening injuries in a two vehicle accident in Monroe County Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff Scott Perkins said a 1998 Ford Contour was eastbound on Highway 33 in the Township of Portland when the vehicle pulled out from the stop sign and was struck on the passenger side, by a 2014 Peterbelt Semi More >

Cougar May Be On The Loose In Kenosha County

(Wheatland, WI)  —  People in Kenosha County are being told to watch for a cougar, after two Wheatland residents claimed they saw one. Tara Propeck and Crystal Hart told sheriff’s deputies Tuesday that they heard and then saw a large cat which appeared to be a mountain lion. Hart said ten chickens disappeared from her home More >

Legal Challenge Possible, But Waukesha Scores Major Water Victory

(Chicago, IL)  —  A legal challenge is still possible but for now, Waukesha has scored a huge victory in a 13 year quest for radium free drinking water. Leaders of eight Great Lakes states voted unanimously in Chicago Tuesday to make Waukesha the first community outside of the lakes’ natural basins to tap in, giving More >

Walker Says GOP Delegates Should “Vote Conscience”

(Undated)  —  Governor Scott Walker is the latest to say that Republican delegates should vote their conscience at next month’s national convention. The Washington news outlet “The Hill” says there are several efforts nationally to remove delegate commitments to Donald Trump in the wake of his low fundraising totals, the firing of his campaign manager, More >

Wisconsin State Fair to add metal detectors at entry gates

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin State Fair officials are installing metal detectors at West Allis fairground entrance gates for the first time in order to ensure the safety of summer fairgoers. Officials who made the announcement Tuesday said that the metal detectors might slow things down a little bit for the thousands of people who More >