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Federal judge asked to dismiss ‘coordination’ suit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Government Accountability Board has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s campaign coordination law. Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa granted the request to block the law from the Milwaukee-based group Citizens for Responsible Government Advocates while the conservative group’s underlying lawsuit challenging its constitutionality More >

Train strikes, kills pedestrian in Wauwatosa

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) – Wauwatosa police say a train has struck and killed a pedestrian. Authorities were called to a railroad crossing just before 3 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a pedestrian struck by an eastbound train. Police say the pedestrian died. Authorities say the victim was an adult from Wauwatosa, but the person’s name has More >

Sheriff: Report of Waupun inmate death unfounded

UNEAU, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have concluded that a report of the late 1960s death of an inmate from Waupun State Prison is unfounded. The Dodge County sheriff’s office received a complaint in June about a possible suspicious death of an inmate. The sheriff’s office did not have the name of the inmate. The sheriff’s office and More >

DNR board approves start to shooting range process

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources’ board has approved starting the process to establish a new public shooting range in Columbia County. County residents have been upset with shooters using parking lots at the Swan Lake and French Creek wildlife areas as makeshift ranges. The Natural Resources Board voted unanimously Wednesday to More >

Launch explosion slightly affects Madison company

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin company that makes products for use in space is only slightly affected by the launch explosion of a space station supply rocket. A spokesman tells the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1xErQAK ) that Madison’s Orbital Technologies Corp., better known as Orbitec, had only external LED lights on the rocket. Orbital Sciences Corp.’s More >

Burglar takes crime scene selfie, leaves phone

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) – Police in western Wisconsin didn’t have to work too hard to make an arrest in the burglary of a sporting goods store. Authorities say the 19-year-old suspect had taken a selfie of himself burglarizing the Black River Falls business, then inadvertently left his cellphone behind. The La Crosse Tribune More >

Wisconsin Boy Scout council gets $3M donation

WESTON, Wis. (AP) – A central Wisconsin Boy Scout council has received a $3 million donation to help send underserved kids to summer camp. Wausau Daily Herald Media reports (http://wdhne.ws/1tCUAuE ) the Samoset Council announced the gift Tuesday from Chicago real estate executive and former scout Albert Hanna. He designated the donation to support underprivileged children’s More >

Woodbury Man Charged With Disorderly Conduct and Resisting/Obstructing an Officer

A Woodbury, Minnesota man has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting/obstructing an officer. Early last Friday morning, Mauston Police were dispatched to a bar on Highway 82 East for a male subject passed out on the floor. While police were attending to the downed male, 40-year-old Daniel R. Harden was causing a disturbance. When More >

Criminal Damage to Property Incident in the Village of Necedah

There was a criminal damage to property incident in the Village of Necedah. According to the police report, the victim stated that he parked his vehicle in a parking lot on South Main Street, and when he came back he found that his driver’s side rear window had been broken. He told the officer that More >

Reedsburg Man Arrested After Grenade Threat

A Reedsburg man was arrested Tuesday evening after he made threats to blow up a downtown building in the City of Reedsburg with a hand grenade. Reedsburg Police Chief Timothy Becker said in a release, officers were alerted by Sauk County Sheriff’s Department that a subject had called them complaining about a disability issue and More >