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New owner to start layoffs at foundry in November

BRILLION, Wis. (AP) — The new owner of Brillion Iron Works says it will start laying off workers at the foundry in eastern Wisconsin in November. Metaldyne Performance Group announced last week it plans to shut down the foundry. More than 300 people will lose their jobs. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development said Monday it was More >

Walker wants disaster declaration for northern counties

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is asking federal agriculture officials to declare a disaster in three northern Wisconsin counties in the wake of heavy rains and flooding. Walker’s office announced Monday that the governor asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday for a disaster declaration for Ashland, Bayfield and Iron counties. Farmers in More >

Early in-person voting is underway in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Early in-person voting is underway in Wisconsin. Voting began Monday in Wisconsin Rapids. The city clerk’s office said about 25 people had cast ballots as of late Monday afternoon. Early voting is set to get underway on Sept. 26 in Madison and Milwaukee, the state’s two largest cities. Republicans passed laws in 2011 More >

Transgender suit against Kenosha school advances

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal judge has declined to dismiss a transgender student’s lawsuit against a Wisconsin school district over its bathroom-use rules. U.S. District Judge Pamela Pepper rejected a request from the Kenosha school district to dismiss the suit Monday. The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2cMbyUa ) reports Pepper found the student had alleged enough facts to More >

Man sentenced in 2015 hit-and-run that killed bicyclist

WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — A Menomonee Falls man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist last year. Thirty-two-year-old Adam Neuhaus was sentenced Monday in the death of 50-year-old Keith Habenicht. WISN-TV (http://bit.ly/2cLSDZF ) reports Neuhaus sobbed in court and said “words cannot express the remorse More >

Police: 13-Year-Old Killed In Go-Cart Accident

CANTON, Wis. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy has died after driving his go-cart onto a rural highway in Buffalo County. Sheriff’s officials the boy was struck by a pickup truck Saturday afternoon on county Highway B in the town of Canton. The pickup was driven by a 16-year-old boy. The victim has not been identified. The State More >

Mauston Woman Charged with Possession of Narcotic Drugs

A Mauston woman has been charged with possession of narcotic drugs. According to the criminal complaint, officers from the Mauston Police Department received a call of assistance from the Baraboo Police Department in regards to 54-year-old Shallie Daines, who was wanted in regards to a shoplifting incident. The officers located Daines at her residence, were 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 September 19, 2016. 9/12             Verna Lawrence, Viroqua, was traveling north on County Road J, Town of Franklin, when she struck a legally parked vehicle in a private driveway.  Lawrence fled the scene.  This case remains under investigation. More >

Donors Needed to Meet Blood Demand

BloodCenter of Wisconsin officials are asking area residents to help meet demand by donating blood this Thursday from 1 pm to 6 pm at Tomah Memorial Hospital. Hospital marketing and public relations director Eric Prise said officials have reported that August was a tough month for donations.  Prise added that all blood types are needed, More >

Motorcycle Accident in Vernon County

A Genoa man suffered potentially serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in Vernon County. Sheriff John Spears said the accident occurred early Sunday morning in the Town of Genoa. 44-year-old Benjamin Smith was operating a motorcycle eastbound on Mundsack Road. Smith was unable to negotiate a curve to the left and the motorcycle went onto More >