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Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Wisconsin Bull Calves

(Madison, WI)  —  An outbreak of salmonella that’s resistant to several drugs has been linked to dairy bull calves sold in Wisconsin. The US Centers for Disease Control says 21 people in eight states were infected from January eleventh through October 24th, and Wisconsin had the most cases with 12 in eight counties. Of the More >

Judge Rejects Mandatory Hand Count Of Presidential Ballots

(Madison, WI)  —  A statewide recount is set to begin Thursday for the Wisconsin presidential contest and counties will not be required to count the ballots by hand. Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey Rihn heard both sides of that issue on Tuesday evening, and she ruled there was not evidence to show that a More >

Tomah VAMC Notifies 592 Veterans of Screening Due to Questionable Dental Care

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) — The health of hundreds of veterans is in question because a dentist at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center failed to meet proper cleaning standards. Tomah VA acting medical director Victoria Brahm said Tuesday 592 veterans that received care from the dentist can receive free screenings for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C More >

One dead in town of Newark house fire

TOWN OF NEWARK, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a body after a house fire in southern Wisconsin. Investigators recovered the body Tuesday afternoon from the house in the Town of Newark. An autopsy is scheduled Wednesday. Rock County sheriff’s Capt. Todd Christiansen says the cause of death was not immediately obvious. Christiansen says the More >

Court: Police can pursue drivers into their garages

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court says a sheriff’s deputy was within his rights when he chased a driver into his garage without a warrant over a broken taillight. According to the 4-3 decision, Richard Weber fled from Wood County Sheriff’s Deputy Calvin Dorshorst after Dorshorst tried to stop him in 2012. Dorhorst More >

City of Menominee removes nativity scene after complaints

MENOMINEE, Mich. (AP) — A nativity scene that’s been displayed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as part of a longtime Christmas tradition has been taken down following years of complaints. Menominee City Manager Tony Graff tells WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/2gJFTTx ) that the display was taken down shortly after being put up this year. He says the city More >

Racine man charged in crash that killed father, daughter

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Homicide charges have been filed in Racine County against a man accused of killing a father and daughter in a drunken driving crash. Twenty-five-year-old Levi Ruohonen, of Racine, was charged Monday with two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle in the deaths of 39-year-old Kevin Dalley and 9-year-old More >

Honor guard seeks to recognize nurses at the time of their deaths

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new organization is seeking to honor deceased nurses in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Nurses Honor Guard members will attend funerals of nurses around the state to honor the work they did during their lifetime, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2gCVOXz ) reported. The group’s co-founder and president, Jamie Bohacek, said the organization will perform More >

Governor Declares November 30 Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day

Proclamation calls on drivers to give snowplows room to work, stay off roadways if possible during severe winter storms Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed Wednesday, November 30 as Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin. The Governor’s proclamation highlights the important role snowplow operators play in keeping people and commerce moving throughout Wisconsin’s winter season. “At More >

Juneau County ADA to Work for Wisconsin Attorney General’s Office

An assistant district attorney, Jake Westman, has worked his last day in Juneau County. Westman accepted a position at the Wisconsin Department of Justice in the Attorney General’s Office in Madison. His last day was Friday, November 25. Westman has worked as a Juneau County ADA for five years. Juneau County District Attorney elect, Kenneth More >