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Hundreds mourn Wisconsin trooper at memorial

KIEL, Wis. (AP) – Law enforcement officers from across the nation joined hundreds of people mourning a 21-year-old Wisconsin state trooper killed last week in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect. Trevor Casper was remembered during a memorial service at the high school in Kiel where he graduated in 2011. Casper was killed Tuesday in a More >

Body of missing fisherman found in northern Wisconsin lake

WASHBURN, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have recovered the body of a missing 77-year-old fisherman from a lake in northern Wisconsin. Bayfield County authorities say Louis Bickel of Mason had gone ice fishing on Perch Lake in the Town of Drummond on Saturday. His wife reported that night that he had not returned home. Deputies arrived to find More >

UW-Madison’s Regional Dictionary running low on money

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin project that shows regional differences in how Americans use the English language is running low on money. The Dictionary of American Regional English was founded at the University of Wisconsin-Madison more than a half-century ago. The dictionary pulls together regional words from 1,002 communities across the country. The dictionary has survived More >

Possible Overdose Death in Adams County

An Adams County man is dead after a possible drug overdose. The Adams County Sheriff’s office said in a release, authorities were called to a home on Cottonville Avenue in the Town of Strongs Prairie Thursday morning and found 40-year-old Kevin Bergeron in the bathroom area of the residence. Attempts to resuscitate Bergeron were unsuccessful, More >

Man pleads guilty to threatening governor’s son on Twitter

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Milwaukee man has pleaded guilty to threatening Gov. Scott Walker’s adult son on Twitter. Online court records show Robert Peffer pleaded guilty Friday to four misdemeanor counts of using a computer to send threatening or obscene messages. Judge Dennis Flynn sentenced him to 90 days in jail and ordered him More >

Mining company withdraws Wisconsin application

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources says a company that was looking to open a huge iron mine in northern Wisconsin has officially withdrawn its plans. Gogebic Taconite was considering digging a 4 1/2-mile long mine in the Penokee Hills just south of Lake Superior but announced last month it was closing More >

New rec area on old munitions site to get final inspection

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Final inspections are taking place this weekend at an old munitions complex in Sauk County that’s the site of a new state recreation area. The Capital Times (http://bit.ly/1GxjHFb ) reports the Saturday inspection is being done by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and about 200 soldiers from a Madison-based battalion of More >

Wisconsin agencies administered $12.1 billion in federal aid

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new state audit shows Wisconsin state agencies administered $12.1 billion in federal dollars during fiscal year 2013-14. The report released Friday found the Department of Health Services disbursed $4.6 billion in federal Medicaid dollars. Auditors questioned a handful of cases where it appeared participant eligibility wasn’t properly documented. The University of Wisconsin More >

Sheboygan man sentenced in fatal overdose

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – A Sheboygan man has been sentenced to four years in prison for selling heroin that resulted in an overdose death. Twenty-three-year-old Taylor Shannon will also spend six years on supervision for first-degree reckless homicide. Thirty-year-old Kael Klassen died of an overdose last April in Sheboygan. Detectives say they found numerous texts on More >

Two Face Multiple Drug Charges in Sauk County

Two Baraboo people are facing multiple drug charges. According to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, on March 19th, the Sauk County Drug Task Force arrested 49-year-old Sherry A. Fuller for two counts of delivery of cocaine. Further investigation into alleged cocaine trafficking in and around the Baraboo area led to a search More >