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Madison Mayor: To Start Campaign For Governor “In A Few Weeks”

(Madison, WI)  —  Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is asking his supporters to spread the word that he will run for governor. Soglin says he will make his campaign announcement in a few weeks, but first he wants to see the potential benefits of using Facebook. He says social media will play an important role as More >

Police: Woman who died in car fire may have been disoriented

KAUKAUNA, Wis. (AP) — Police in Wisconsin say an elderly woman whose charred remains were found in her car may have caused a fire when she became disoriented and drove over railroad tracks. Kaukauna police say it could take weeks to confirm the identity of the woman officers found Saturday after reports of a fire. WLUK-TV reports More >

Doctor Commits Suicide, Ending Hospital Standoff

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  SWAT team members joined Milwaukee County deputies and hospital security in an effort to end a dangerous situation Monday.  A 43-year-old physician at Medical College of Wisconsin had pointed a gun at another worker Christmas day, then threatened to kill himself.  Law enforcement officers searched the hospital for Doctor Wayne A. Hendrix More >

Law Enforcement Officers Receive Life Saving Awards

Six law enforcement officers received Life Saving Awards at the Mauston Police and Fire Commission meeting Thursday night.  Juneau County Deputy Zac Board, Juneau County Deputy Danica Gordon, Mauston Police Officer Adam Noe, Mauston Police Officer Brian Raabe, Mauston Police Officer Mike Sturek, and Mauston Police Chief Mike Zilisch were all recognized. Life Saving awards More >

Juneau County Board Approves Land Sales

The Juneau County Board approved 15 land sales at its meeting Tuesday morning. The total of all the sales equaled over $96,500. Lands, Forestry, Parks and Zoning Committee Chairperson Ed Wafle said that the county was able to pay back about $40,000 in delinquent taxes and still netted about $56,000 on those properties. Wafle said More >

Alliant Energy Reports Record Numbers of Scam Complaints in December

Alliant Energy has received record numbers of customers reporting scam phone calls.  Customers also report that scammers are getting better at impersonating utilities. Since December 1, Alliant Energy received 150 reports of scam phone calls from Wisconsin customers.  Typically, scammers call customers claiming to represent Alliant Energy. They threaten to disconnect utility service if the More >

Madison named top choice for advanced F-35 fighter squadron

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Truax Field in Madison is the military’s top choice become home to an F-35 fighter squadron. Officials say the 18 advanced jets would be flown by the Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing and replace all of the old F-16 fighters currently based at Truax Field. The planes would arrive in More >

Police in Wisconsin city hand out hams instead of tickets

ALTOONA, Wis. (AP) — Police in the western Wisconsin city of Altoona have handed out something different to traffic violators – hams instead of tickets. WEAU-TV reports that an anonymous donor gave the police department $500 to spread some holiday cheer. With that money, officers partnered with a local Woodman’s supermarket and went on ham patrol Thursday. More >

Wisconsin unemployment rate lowest since 1999

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is the lowest since 1999. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the unemployment rate of 3.2 percent in November was down 0.2 percentage points from October. The national unemployment rate in November was 4.1 percent. The state rate is the lowest it’s been since November More >

Former Wisconsin prosecutor gets jail time in sex case

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A former Jackson County district attorney accused of posting bonds for women and paying for their drugs in exchange for sexual favors has been sentenced to 25 days in jail. The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports that 64-year-old James C. Ritland was sentenced Wednesday. He’s been a lawyer in Black River Falls More >