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Grand jury to hear ricin possession case

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A federal grand jury will hear the case against a University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh student accused of attempting to make the deadly toxin ricin. The case will be forwarded to the grand jury now that Magistrate Judge James Sickel found probable cause exists that Kyle Smith knowingly possessed ricin. Jurors will More >

Dassey takes appeal to federal court

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The man convicted of helping his uncle kill Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County is taking his legal challenge to federal court. Lawyers for Brendan Dassey recently filed a petition in federal court asking a judge to decide whether his arrest and conviction were legal. Dassey was 16 when Halbach was killed in More >

AG-elect Schimel names transition team

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney General-elect Brad Schimel has named his transition team as he prepares to take over the state Justice Department in January. Schimel announced Tuesday he has chosen attorney Andrew Cook to serve as his deputy attorney general and lead the seven-member transition team. The group includes Avie Bie, a former state More >

Mauston Food Drive Results Are In

The Mauston High School Food Drive has come to a close, and the results are phenomenal. The students raised the equivalent of 32,464 pounds of food for the Mauston Area Community Food Pantry. In addition, there was matching donations from the Bank of Mauston and a Walmart donation making the final total over 43,575 pounds. More >

Be Safe While Traveling Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and many people will be on the roads traveling this week. According to AAA, 46.3 million Americans are projected to journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007. WRJC Now 92one FM/SMASH Country 92.9 ask travelers to be safe this More >

Mailbox Stolen From Warrens

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a missing U.S. Mail Drop box. It was taken sometime between 1:00 pm on November 22nd and 8:00 am on November 24th from outside the Warrens Post office. The box was unbolted and removed. If anyone placed mail in the drop box over the weekend, you are encouraged More >

Zucker scores twice to lead Wild past Panthers 4-1

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Jason Zucker scored two goals to lead the Minnesota Wild over the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Monday night. Nino Niederreiter also scored for the Wild, and Mikko Koivu had two assists. Zach Parise added an empty-net goal with 1:29 left. Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 shots to help the Wild win for More >

Marquette nips NJIT 62-57

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Duane Wilson scored five of his 18 points in the final 1 1/2 minutes and Marquette held off NJIT 62-57 on Monday night. Wilson’s three-point play with 1:17 left put the Golden Eagles (2-2) up 59-55, the first two-possession lead for either team in over 4 minutes. NJIT (1-4) closed to 59-57 with 23 More >

Milwaukee beats Louisiana-Lafayette 56-52

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Steve McWhorter had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Milwaukee snapped a two-game skid on Monday with a 56-52 win over Louisiana-Lafayette in the MGM Grand Main Event tournament. McWhorter assisted Matt Tiby’s layup to give the Panthers (2-3) the lead for good at 52-51 with 43 seconds left. Milwaukee followed with a More >

Green Bay coasts past East Carolina 66-49

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) – Greg Mays scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Green Bay to a 66-49 victory over East Carolina on Monday in the Gulf Coast Showcase. Keifer Sykes added 12 points and five assists for Green Bay (2-1). The Phoenix shot 55.3 percent from the floor compared to 31.9 for East More >