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Vernon County Official Hold Joint Enforcement Effort – July 28-31

Starting July 28th and through the July 31st, law enforcement agencies in Vernon County, will be involved in a joint enforcement effort made possible by NHTSA funding. The funding is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety.   Officers from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Viroqua Police Department, Hillsboro Police Department, La More >

New Lisbon School District Sets Registration

Registration for all students attending the School District of New Lisbon will be held Thursday August 6th from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the district multipurpose room.  All parents are encouraged to attend to accomplish the following:   Update a census verification form for each of your children Complete a free and reduced meal More >

Hellickson, Owings lead Diamondbacks past Brewers 3-0

PHOENIX (AP) — Jeremy Hellickson threw six strong innings, Chris Owings drove in two runs with a pinch-hit, two-out double and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Milwaukee 3-0 on Sunday to take three of four from the suddenly punchless Brewers, shut out in consecutive games for the first time this season. Jake Lamb tripled, doubled, drove More >

Cellphone signal leads searchers to crashed plane

BRISTOL, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say they tracked a cellphone to southeastern Wisconsin in their search for a small plane that was long overdue at the Experimental Aircraft Association convention. The bodies of two men were discovered in a crashed plane in a field in Kenosha County on Sunday. Authorities had picked up a signal More >

Lab that received anthrax decontaminated

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin commercial laboratory that mistakenly received live anthrax spores had been decontaminated and reopened. BBI Detection, of Madison, was one of 86 facilities in 20 states and seven other countries that received the anthrax specimens in May from the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. The Army said it More >

Police renew search for lion-like animal

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Officers armed with rifles and Department of Natural Resources staff carrying tranquilizer guns searched a ravine and surrounding neighborhood for an elusive lion-like animal after police were among those who spotted big cat in Milwaukee. Police called in canine units as they searched thick bushes near Lincoln Creek Sunday. Curious citizens joined More >

Motorcyclist killed in crash with car in central Wisconsin

PORT EDWARDS, Wis. (AP) — A 38-year-old man has died after a car collided with the motorcycle he was riding in central Wisconsin. The Wood County Sheriff’s Department says the man from Nekoosa was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday night in Port Edwards. The department said in a news release that the motorcycle slowed More >

Milwaukee County Zoo to add 2 snow leopard cubs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee County Zoo is getting two snow leopard cubs after the death of a snow leopard at the zoo earlier this summer. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1JoYOOF ) reports the pair of cubs could come from Germany, Sweden or Russia. The zoo’s curator of large mammals, Tim Wild, says six cubs More >

2 men die in plane crash in SE Wisconsin

VILLAGE OF BRISTOL, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in southeast Wisconsin say two men who were on their way to the Experimental Aircraft Association convention in Oshkosh have died in a plane crash. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office was contacted Sunday morning by Winnebago County authorities about an overdue plane. The Zenith CH601XL airplane was last More >

Law agencies seek better communication after trooper killing

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Officials from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are trying to improve their communication after a Wisconsin state trooper was killed earlier this year. Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1MuZ7cu ) the agencies plan to meet this week. Marinette County is where serial bank robber More >