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Waukesha DA Probes Facebook Comments During Jury Deliberations

(Waukesha, WI)  —  Waukesha County’s chief prosecutor says she’s investigating comments on Facebook, to see if a man had inside information from the Slender Man jury during its deliberations. District Attorney Sue Opper says the man who posted the comments could have been bluffing or made innocent predictions but she’s using caution by having an More >

Senate Could Act Next Month On Concealed Weapons Without Permits

(Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin Senate could act as early as October on a bill to let people carry concealed weapons without permits or training. The Republican measure was endorsed Tuesday by the Senate’s judiciary panel on a 3-2 party line vote. It would still keep Wisconsin’s permitting system in place for those who choose More >

18 men arrested in Milwaukee in nationwide drug operation

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eighteen people have been arrested in the Milwaukee area in a nationwide drug distribution and money-laundering operation. Law enforcement officials say about $1.3 million in cash was seized along with large amounts of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana. U.S. Attorney Gregory Haanstad in Milwaukee says the drug operation stretched from Mexico to More >

$1 million bond set for man in wife’s death, house explosion

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bond is set at $1 million for a Wisconsin man who authorities say killed his wife and tried to cover it up by blowing up their house. Steven Pirus appeared in Dane County Circuit Court on Tuesday, four days after his wife’s body was found in the rubble of their Madison More >

Timber sales increase at national forest in Wisconsin

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) — A national forest in northwest Wisconsin expects to sell its largest amount of timber since at least the mid-1990s. The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest may sell 123 million board feet of timber by the end of fiscal 2017, WJFW-TV reported . That would mark the fifth annual increase in a row for the forest, More >

Missing WWII soldier from Wisconsin to be buried Saturday

NEKOOSA, Wis. (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier from Wisconsin missing from World War II will be buried in his hometown this weekend. Twenty-three-year-old Pfc. Gerald F. Wipfli of Nekoosa was reported missing in action in November 1944 after his unit fought German forces in the town of Schmidt, Germany, during the battle of Hurtgen More >

Man Found Dead Along Highway Was Missing Since Sept. 11

(Adams, WI)  —  A 33-year-old man found dead along a central Wisconsin highway has been identified as Isaac Salinas, who disappeared September 11th in Adams County. Sheriff’s officials say an autopsy confirmed his identity, but the cause of his death is still being investigated as the county medical examiner awaits test results. A landowner found More >

Bank of Mauston Donates Land to Central WI Community Action Council, Inc.

MAUSTON – Bank of Mauston proudly donated two lots in the City of Mauston, located on Herriot Drive, just north of Western Technical College, to Central Wisconsin Community Action Council, Inc., earlier this summer. Development plans for the lots will serve low-income individuals and families, including the elderly. Central WI Community Action Council, Inc. (CWCAC) More >

Sauk County TRIAD Announces the 17th Annual “Vehicle Safety Check”

Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister, in conjunction with Sauk County Police Chiefs and the county’s TRIAD program, has announced the 17th Annual “Vehicle Safety Check”, occurring throughout Sauk County on various dates. TRIAD is a cooperative effort between senior citizens and police and sheriff departments in the community to reduce victimization of seniors citizens. Sauk More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING September 18, 2017. 9/15                      Tyler Turben of Westby was traveling westbound on Brinkman Ridge Road, Town of Hamburg, swerved to miss a deer, lost control of the vehicle, struck an embankment, and the vehicle overturned.  Turben was More >