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Madison police say a suspect is in custody in the fatal shooting of a woman

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police say a suspect is in custody in the fatal shooting of a woman in a grocery store parking lot. The man was taken into custody early Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly shot at an officer during a sweep of a shopping area. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain says the officer returned fire, More >

Officials say they had more than 150 applications for high-capacity water wells pending

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials say they had more than 150 applications for high-capacity water wells pending as of December. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos contends confusion over the extent of the DNR’s authority to regulate high-capacity wells stemming from conflicting court rulings has led to a backlog of applications. The Assembly More >

Gov. Scott Walker plans to pay off presidential campaign debt by end of 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he plans to pay off his presidential campaign debt by the end of the year. Federal reports show Walker’s campaign owed $1.2 million at the end of 2015. The governor told reporters following a speech to the Wisconsin Counties Association at a Madison hotel on Wednesday that he More >

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to Give UW-Madison Commencement Address

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin says Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will return to Madison this spring to give the school’s commencement address. Wilson spent his final college season at Wisconsin after starring for three seasons at North Carolina State. The university said Wednesday that Wilson will speak to graduates at Camp Randall More >

Traffic Deaths in January Were the Second Lowest Since WWII

Last month 28 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes, which made it the second safest month of January in terms of traffic fatalities since World War II, according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). The safest month of January was in 2010 with 20 fatalities. January 2010 also had the lowest More >

Go Wild – A DNR Initiative to Encourage Outdoor Adventure

Starting this spring, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is launching a campaign that encourages people to “Go Wild” by heading outdoors and enjoying the numerous recreational opportunities made possible by the sound management of the state’s natural resources. The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board received an informational briefing on the project from Mark Rappe, of More >

Cars Detach From Trailer in Interstate Accident

No injuries in an interstate accident near New Lisbon that occurred early Wednesday morning. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, 30-year-old Bayram Mamedov of Louisville, Kentucky, was operating a semi unit with a car trailer on Interstate 90/94. The unit entered the ditch, then came back onto the interstate and rolled onto its side. This More >

Mauston School Board Looks at Field Renovation Project Possibilities

The Mauston School Board reviewed information from a contracting firm at a special meeting on Monday night. The board looked at options for the campus fields renovation project from Rettler, Incorporated, regarding preliminary planning for the improvement of Mauston High School’s track, field, and bleachers. Based on the firm’s preliminary cost estimate, the total cost More >

Two Vehicle Accident Leaves One Injured in Vernon County

One person was injured in a two vehicle accident on US Highway 14 near Town Hall Lane in the Town of Coon on Tuesday. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 44-year-old Dennis J. Purvis of rural Viroqua was traveling west on Highway 14 operating a plow truck for the Town of Coon and 55-year-old Brian More >

Law Enforcement: Be Aware of IRS Scam Calls

Local law enforcement agencies have taken reports regarding people receiving phone calls from the IRS and they remind residents that this is a scam. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail, will not require that you pay your taxes a certain way, and More >