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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is a time to raise public awareness about sexual assault. Sexual violence occurs when someone is forced or manipulated into unwanted sexual activity without their consent. Pennie Meyers, who is the Executive Director of Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, said, “When talking about sexual assault, it is incumbent More >

Fatal shooting in Kenosha, 2 in custody

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Kenosha police are holding two men believed to be involved in a fatal shooting. The victim was driving a car that crashed into a house in Kenosha Monday about 10:30 p.m. The driver was found to have suffered a fatal gunshot. A juvenile passenger was not injured. WKOW-TV (http://bit.ly/P3eVHS ) says More >

Man accused of killing wife takes witness stand

MERRILL, Wis. (AP) – The Lincoln County man on trial for killing his wife and dumping her body in a swamp denies having anything to do with her disappearance or death. Fifty-year-old Mark Bucki took the stand in his own defense Tuesday. Daily Herald Media (http://wdhne.ws/1t5iPjJ ) reports Bucki testified he and Anita Bucki mutually More >

Coast Guard officer accused of assault in Wis.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A U.S. Coast Guard officer is accused of having abusive sexual contact with a colleague while he was stationed in Milwaukee last November. The Coast Guard said in a news release Tuesday the officer was assigned to the Lake Michigan facility in Milwaukee. The release doesn’t describe the alleged contact but says the More >

Walker kicks off re-election campaign with rallies

DANE, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he deserves a second term because he turned Wisconsin around by cutting taxes, making sure everyone in poverty has access to health insurance and improved the economy leading to the creation of 100,000 new jobs. Walker is making his re-election pitch at a series of rallies across the More >

Battery Charge Dismissed for NLCI Inmate

A charge of battery for an inmate at the New Lisbon Correctional Institution has been dismissed. At a plea hearing last Wednesday, 57-year-old Dale Knoll appeared before Judge John Roemer. The prosecuting attorney asked the judge to dismiss the case without prejudice, which Judge Roemer accepted. This means that the case could be tried again. More >

Mauston PD Investigating an Assault Incident

The Mauston Police Department is investigating an assault incident that possibly occurred early Sunday morning. Dispatch was notified by Hess Hospital ER that a male subject was assaulted “somewhere on State Street”.  The 29-year old Mauston man was eventually transported to UW Hospital in Madison with severe facial injuries. Mauston Police Chief Mark Messer said More >

Criminal Damage to Property Incident in the Township of Clearfield

There has been a criminal damage to property incident in the Township of Clearfield. The victim said that someone had entered her garage and damaged her vehicle. Police say it appeared that someone had tried to pry the passenger side door open. The metal was slightly bent and the paint popped off. The victim told More >

Rep. Ed Brooks Visits WRJC

50th Assembly District Representative Ed Brooks, a Republican from Reedsburg, came to visit the WRJC studios Tuesday morning. He recapped some of the bills that were signed into law by Governor Scott Walker that Brooks co-authored. One of the bills dealt with pedestrians at railroad crossings. They now are subjected to the same laws that More >

Agent: Vikings agree to deal with safety Coleman

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on a contract with free agent safety Kurt Coleman. Coleman’s agent, Blake Baratz, said Monday the deal was done. The Vikings have not yet made an announcement. Coleman visited the Vikings last Friday. The seventh-round draft pick in 2010 out of Ohio State played the last four More >