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No charges against Superior officer in arrest

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin special prosecutor has decided against charging a Superior police officer after an investigation into whether the officer used excessive force in arresting a woman. Bayfield County District Attorney Frederick Bourg found that Officer George Gothner’s actions “fell far short of what the public expects” of police. However, Bourg wrote that “not More >

Milwaukee County to release Doe emails

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Milwaukee County officials are planning to release thousands of emails prosecutors collected during the first secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s former aides and associates when he was county executive. A spokesman for Chris Abele, the county’s current executive, says Abele’s office will make nearly 16,000 emails and attachments that prosecutors seized More >

Becker, Howard Frederick, age 90, of Wonewoc

Howard Frederick Becker, 90, Wonewoc, WI; died October 18, 2014 at Gunderson-St. Joseph Hospital Hillsboro, Wisconsin. Howard was born August 25, 1924 on the Lee Pearson Farm on Bundy Hollow Road. Howard was baptized September 28, 1924 and was confirmed in 1940 at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wonewoc. He attended Long View School, More >

Burkhalter, Gale K., age 66 of Kendall

Gale K. Burkhalter, 66, of Kendall, died suddenly, October 19, 2014. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Kendall. Pastor Steven Neumann will officiate. Burial will be in the South Ridge Lutheran Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October More >

Mauston Man Tentatively Charged with Disorderly Conduct

A Mauston man was arrested and tentatively charged with disorderly conduct. On Wednesday, October 15th, Mauston Police and Juneau County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 300 block of Maine Street, and then to the 100 block of Arlington Avenue for a disturbance. Law enforcement said 27-year old Jacob J. Dekeyser attempted to run through yards in More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING October 20, 2014. 10/20  The Sheriff’s office responded to several reports and complaints of trespassers on private property. 10/20                12 reportable car/deer (other animal) crashes: Michael Haase, Milwaukee, on US Highway 14, Town of Viroqua; Cody Mullikin, More >

Wisconsin DOJ settles sand mine case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A sand mining company has agreed to pay the state and Trempealeau County $80,000 to settle allegations of storm water permit violations. Wisconsin Department of Justice officials said Monday that the storm water permit for Alpine Sand LLC’s Town of Arcadia operation was based on the representation that runoff would be More >

Mauston Man Cited for Resisting/Obstructing

A 27-year old Mauston man was issued a citation in connection with a burglary complaint made on October 4th. Mauston Police said the original burglary complaint was in regard to a residence being entered in the 100 block of LaCrosse Street. The complainant, William E. Parrish had stated that his medications were stolen in the More >

Search Still Ongoing for Missing Man Out of La Crosse

The search is still on for a missing man out of La Crosse. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports an extensive search was conducted on Sunday October 19th for missing person Goudensio Gayton. The Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with La Crosse Police Department, and the LaCrosse County Sheriff’s Office have been investigating tips and calls from More >

Criminal Damage to Property Incident in the Germantown Township

There was an incident of criminal damage to property on 19th Avenue in the Germantown Township. The victim told the Juneau County deputy that sometime between September 13 and October 18, an unknown person had cut the padlocks securing the cable across the end of the driveway and also the padlock securing the door of More >