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Schimel to host open government summit following uproar

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is hosting an open government summit this week, just weeks after he spoke out against proposed changes to the open records law that would have kept many government records private. Schimel tells the Wisconsin State Journal (http://tinyurl.com/nz5fp38) in a story published Monday that he wants to More >

Wildlife biologists hopeful for whooping cranes in Wisconsin

NECEDAH, Wis. (AP) — Wildlife specialists have hope for the population of endangered whooping cranes in Wisconsin, despite a high mortality rate for the young chicks. A record 24 cranes hatched from 37 nests in Wisconsin this year, but only three chicks have survived so far. If those chicks survive to the fledging stage, the More >

Tomah Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to Join “Cops on the Roof” Special Olympics Event

The Tomah Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will once again participate in the Cops on the Roof event to raise money for Special Olympics. Last year, the event raised over $28,000 throughout Wisconsin. Tomah Police Chief Mark Nicolson said Tomah did really well last year. “Because of donations, Tomah ranked number one in More >

Vernon County Official Hold Joint Enforcement Effort – July 28-31

Starting July 28th and through the July 31st, law enforcement agencies in Vernon County, will be involved in a joint enforcement effort made possible by NHTSA funding. The funding is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety.   Officers from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Viroqua Police Department, Hillsboro Police Department, La More >

New Lisbon School District Sets Registration

Registration for all students attending the School District of New Lisbon will be held Thursday August 6th from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the district multipurpose room.  All parents are encouraged to attend to accomplish the following:   Update a census verification form for each of your children Complete a free and reduced meal More >

Hellickson, Owings lead Diamondbacks past Brewers 3-0

PHOENIX (AP) — Jeremy Hellickson threw six strong innings, Chris Owings drove in two runs with a pinch-hit, two-out double and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Milwaukee 3-0 on Sunday to take three of four from the suddenly punchless Brewers, shut out in consecutive games for the first time this season. Jake Lamb tripled, doubled, drove More >

Cellphone signal leads searchers to crashed plane

BRISTOL, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say they tracked a cellphone to southeastern Wisconsin in their search for a small plane that was long overdue at the Experimental Aircraft Association convention. The bodies of two men were discovered in a crashed plane in a field in Kenosha County on Sunday. Authorities had picked up a signal More >

Lab that received anthrax decontaminated

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin commercial laboratory that mistakenly received live anthrax spores had been decontaminated and reopened. BBI Detection, of Madison, was one of 86 facilities in 20 states and seven other countries that received the anthrax specimens in May from the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. The Army said it More >

Police renew search for lion-like animal

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Officers armed with rifles and Department of Natural Resources staff carrying tranquilizer guns searched a ravine and surrounding neighborhood for an elusive lion-like animal after police were among those who spotted big cat in Milwaukee. Police called in canine units as they searched thick bushes near Lincoln Creek Sunday. Curious citizens joined More >

Motorcyclist killed in crash with car in central Wisconsin

PORT EDWARDS, Wis. (AP) — A 38-year-old man has died after a car collided with the motorcycle he was riding in central Wisconsin. The Wood County Sheriff’s Department says the man from Nekoosa was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday night in Port Edwards. The department said in a news release that the motorcycle slowed More >