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UWSP student, instructor teaming up on safety app

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) – Two members of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point community are developing a safety app that allows students to track the location of friends when they go out on the town. Stevens Point Journal Media (http://spjour.nl/1DmZSyb ) reports UWSP senior Jenna Furger and instructor Drew Frisk are working together to conduct the More >

Wisconsin AG hopeful drops defense lawyer donation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ has given a campaign contribution from a defense attorney who brokered a plea deal with her office to charity. Happ currently works as Jefferson County’s district attorney. In March her office agreed to defer prosecuting an alleged child molester who bought Happ’s house before he was More >

Body of missing boater found in Kenosha County

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Sheriff’s officials say the body of a missing fisherman has been recovered from a lake in Kenosha County. Authorities say the body of 66-year-old John Spoor, of McHenry, Illinois, was found in about 7 feet of water Friday morning. The search on Silver Lake began Tuesday night after family members reported More >

Man convicted of 8th drunken driving charge

JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) – Prosecutors say a Wisconsin man sent to prison for his eighth drunken driving conviction told investigators he had gotten behind the wheel while intoxicated hundreds of times. Fifty-five-year-old George Gamboeck, of Reedsville, has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years behind bars after pleading no contest to drunken driving in Dodge County. More >

Economic development corporation handed out $60m

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new report shows Gov. Scott Walker’s economic development corporation handed out $60 million in grants and loans over its first two years. The Legislative Audit Bureau released a report Friday showing the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation handed out about $29.9 million in grants to businesses, economic development organizations and local governments More >

Slater, Virginia L., age 73, of New Lisbon

Virginia L. Slater, age 73, of New Lisbon died on Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 at Meritor Hospital in Madison, WI. Funeral services will be held on Sunday September 21, 2014 at 1:00p.m. at the Hare Funeral Home (217 W. Pearl St.) New Lisbon, WI.    Relatives and friends may call at the Hare Funeral Home on More >

Rep. Ron Kind Introduces Bipartisan “Teacher Tax Relief” Act

U.S Representative Ron Kind partnered with five other representatives, Dave Reichert (R-WA), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Aaron Schock (R-IL), Pat Tiberi (R-OH), and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), to introduce the Teacher Tax Relief Act. The act is intended to make permanent the deduction allowed for teachers who purchase classroom supplies out of pocket and expands the deduction More >

Tomah PD Teams Up With TestMyTeen.Com to Offer Free Drug Test Kits

To help both parents and teens with the battle against drug involvement, the Tomah Police Department is implementing a new “Test My Teen” drug-prevention program that is designed to keep parents in touch with their teens and give teens a way to stop peer pressure when friends urge them to experiment with drugs. The department More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center to Hold Health Fair

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health. Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston is holding a health fare on Thursday, October 9th from 7am to 11am.  Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available, along with the opportunity to discuss specific risks for developing diabetes More >

One Vehicle Accident Leaves One Injured in the Town of Greenfield

Monroe authorities are reporting a one vehicle accident in the Town of Greenfield that resulted in injuries to one person. Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin said the crash was located on State Highway 21 approximately point 4 miles west of Fireworks Avenue. 51-year-old Penny Thorpe of Tomah was traveling west on State Highway 21 when More >