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Man accused of hiding body of woman who overdosed

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Kenosha man is charged with hiding the body of a woman who died of a heroin overdose. And investigators suspect the medical transport driver may have been using his job to lure women with drug problems to his home for sex. A criminal complaint charges Thomas Rutchik, 62, with hiding More >

5 arrested in school threats in Oshkosh, Fond du Lac

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Five people have been arrested in unrelated school threats in Oshkosh and Fond du Lac. Authorities say an 18-year-old man and two boys, ages 17 and 15, were arrested for threats that shut down Oshkosh’s two public high schools Thursday. The schools have reopened. Police say those threats were made in More >

Wisconsin superintendent candidate calls for creation of state board

(Madison, WI)  —  A candidate for Wisconsin state superintendent wants to create a statewide school board. John Humphries Thursday called for the creation of an Education Accountability Board, or a statewide school board. The state superintendent position runs the state Department of Public Education without oversight of a board. Humphries is challenging incumbent state superintendent More >

Trial set for ex-Milwaukee officer charged in fatal shooting

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former Milwaukee police officer will go on trial for the shooting death of a black man, attorneys told a judge Thursday, an indication that there’s no plea deal in the works. Former officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown has pleaded not guilty to a charge of felony reckless homicide in the August death of More >

State Supreme Court Reinstates Drunk Driving Conviction For Baraboo Man

The Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstated a drunk driving conviction Thursday, after an appeals court said the defendant’s blood was tested illegally. The justices ruled 5 to 2 against 41-year-old Patrick Kozel of Baraboo. He pleaded no contest to his second OWI arrest from August of 2013, but he later appealed, saying the blood draw that More >

Tomah Man Gets Probation for Drug Charges

A Tomah man has pleaded no contest to a charge of maintaining a drug trafficking place, party to a crime and possession with intent to deliver non-narcotics, also as party to a crime January 5. Court records show 44-year-old Robert Mason, formerly of Oakdale, had his sentenced withheld, but will serve seven months in jail More >

Necedah School Board Looks at Possible Referendum

The Necedah School Board will have another meeting this month to consider the possibility of an operational referendum. At its meeting on Monday night, a representative from Robert W. Baird & Company was in attendance to facilitate a discussion on the school’s finances. Superintendent Larry Gierach said this included past information since revenue limits and More >

Mauston Common Council Approves Policy Update and County Highway Aid Petition

The Mauston Common Council approved a personnel policy update at its meeting Tuesday evening. The policy had to do with the recovery of WRS employee contribution during short term disability. Before, the handbook was silent on this circumstance, and as the Personnel Committee reviewed senarios where it could come into play, they determined it was More >

Rollover Accident in Town of Fountain, Juneau County

Icy conditions were the cause of a rollover accident in the Town of Fountain in Juneau County. According to the accident report, on Tuesday, January 10, Sarah Schemlzle of Necedah was traveling west on County Highway A, when she lost control of her vehicle on the wet, ice covered road. The vehicle spun on the More >

Juneau County Fairest of the Fair Places in Top Five at Wisconsin’s Fairest of the Fairs

Juneau County Fairest of the Fair placed in the top five during the 51st Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair competition this week. Charitee Seebecker was the third runner up at the event. She competed with 39 other women from around the state. The 2017 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair title went to Rebecca Starkenburg from the Lodi More >