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Johnson Announces Staff Mobile Office Hours

Senator Ron Johnson announced Wednesday that his staff will be available for the mobile office hours. Johnson’s staff will be at the Oxford Public Library Friday, June 2 from 2 to 3pm. Mobile office hours allow constituents to meet with the senator’s staff to request assistance with a federal agency or regarding other federal matters.

Bench Warrant Issued for Necedah Man

A bench warrant was issued for a Necedah man Wednesday. Court records show that it was issued after 18-year-old James Cranfield failed to appear for court for a plea hearing. Cranfield is accused of theft, burglary, bail jumping, escaping arrest, resisting/obstructing an officer, violating a restraining order, and disorderly conduct in several different cases.

Tomah VA Hosting Memorial Day Ceremonies Friday

The Tomah VA Medical Center will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony Friday at 10am.  The ceremony will be held in Veterans Hall – Building 455 Auditorium. Veterans and their families are invited. Vietnam veterans attending will be recognized during the ceremony and will receive a lapel pin. There will be two speakers: Ho Chunk More >

Green Bay Packers wide receiver helps promote the need for foster parents

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Ty Montgomery is helping to promote the need for foster parents across Wisconsin. Montgomery’s mother, Lisa, has fostered 17 children as her son was growing up. Lisa Montgomery says Ty needed some brothers to play with, so she jumped into foster care. The Coalition for Children, Youth and Families More >

$1 million bond set for Brown Co. murder suspect

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Bond has been set at $1 million for a Brown County man accused of killing his live-in girlfriend. Thirty-four-year-old Douglass Detrie appeared in court Wednesday but has not been formally charged in the death of Nicole VanderHeyden. The body of the 31-year-old mother of three was found in a Bellevue field More >

Madison man seeks freedom in Gangster Disciples case

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a Wisconsin man targeted in a nationwide probe of Gangster Disciples street gang members say he should be freed while awaiting trial and allowed to return home, where he contributes to the arts and music scenes there. A pair of indictments unsealed this month in federal courts in Atlanta and Memphis, More >

Remains found in river confirmed as those of missing Mequon woman

MEQUON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say remains found in the Milwaukee River have been identified as those of a Mequon woman who disappeared in November. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office used dental records to identify 53-year-old Jacquelyn Ranallo. Mequon Detective Chuck O’Connell says the autopsy found nothing suspicious nor any signs of foul play, and the More >

Former “Saved by the Bell” star back in jail in Wisconsin

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Former “Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond is back in jail in Wisconsin after an official says he violated the terms of his parole. Ozaukee County jail records show Diamond, who was recently released after serving time for disorderly conduct and concealed-weapon convictions, was arrested Wednesday. An official at the jail More >

Wisconsin joins federal lawsuit challenging Obama on defining gender identity

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is joining a multi-state lawsuit against the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity. The lawsuit was announced by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and filed in federal court in Texas on Wednesday. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad More >

Shrader Addresses Mauston Common Council, Council Approves Resolution to Apply for Grant

Art Shrader spoke at the Mauston Common Council meeting on Tuesday night. Shrader is running as a Democrat for the 50th Assembly District against incumbent Representative Ed Brooks. He said he feels in Wisconsin we’ve become entirely too polarized.   “To me, whether you’re a Republican or Democrat should be secondary to being a Wisconsinite More >