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Walker to wait to talk about timeline for a successor for Department of Health Secretary

WATERTOWN, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he wants to wait until after the funeral for Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades to talk about a timeline for naming a successor. Walker said Tuesday he didn’t want to talk about it until after Rhoades’ funeral on Thursday. She died on Saturday after a brief More >

Mauston School District Approves Bleacher System; Contract for New Middle School Principal

The Mauston School Board approved a contract and several items relating to the replacement of the bleachers at its meeting on Monday night. A contract was approved with JW Industries, out of Green Bay, for bleachers/grandstand at the track and field for a base price of $296,300. The bleacher system will be elevated, seat over More >

Adams County Deputy Honored

An Adams County deputy was honored by the Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). On June 2, Deputy Brian Loewenhagen was awarded a “Commendation of Valor Duty Injury” award. Deputy Loewenhagen was recognized and honored for his actions on May 3, 2015 when during a felony arrest he received knife injuries from the suspect. Despite More >

Waukesha Man Charged with OWI-5th Offense

A Waukesha man has been charged with OWI-5th offense. According to the criminal complaint, on June 18, a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that has crossed the centerline on County Road B in the Town of Lisbon. Upon contact with the driver, 41-year-old Joseph Greene, the deputy noticed an odor of intoxicants More >

Sauk County Residents Encouraged to Purchase NOAA Weather Radio

Sauk County residents are being encouraged to purchase a NOAA weather radio. These radios will alert you to any severe weather condition and can be used anywhere in the United States. You are able to program the weather radio for the County(s) you want weather alerts. Weather radios operate on electricity and have battery backup More >

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker still owes more than $807,000 in campaign debt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker still owes more than $807,000 in campaign debt from his failed presidential bid that ended nine months ago. His latest campaign report filed Monday with the Federal Elections Commission shows Walker owes $807,675. That is down about $91,000 from the previous month. His debt stood at $1.2 million More >

Two pit bulls euthanized in Green Bay after they mauled a mother and her 15-month-old son

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Two pit bulls have been euthanized in Green Bay after they mauled a mother and her 15-month-old son who were walking in the neighborhood. Neighbors came to the rescue after hearing screaming Monday afternoon. The woman was pushing the toddler in a stroller when the dogs attacked and caused serious injuries More >

State Supreme Court agrees to hear Clarke’s appeal in records case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke in a public records dispute with an immigrant advocacy group. Immigrant group Voces de La Frontera filed a record request with Clarke in February 2015 seeking copies of all federal immigration detainer forms he had received More >

Man avoids trial, pleads guilty to lesser homicide charge for body anchored in Lake Mendota

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of two men accused of killing a drug informant has pleaded guilty. The Wisconsin State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/28K2nmp ) Rudy Ramirez-Milian pleaded guilty to a reduced count of being a party to second-degree intentional homicide Monday. Dane County prosecutors in exchange agreed to recommend he spend no more than 15 years More >

DNR pulls back plan for monitoring shoreline changes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources has pulled back a plan for monitoring shoreline changes that called for surveyors to take pictures of shoreline properties. The plan called for two people to circle in a small boat and take pictures of the shoreline. The protocol advises surveyors not to photograph people and More >