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Two Vehicle Accident in Town of Lindina Leaves One with Minor Injuries

One received minor injuries in a two vehicle accident that happened Thursday in the Town of Lindina in Juneau County. According to the accident report, 37-year-old Catalina Lopez Penas of Mauston was traveling west on Highway 82 when she attempted to make a left turn into a driveway. She failed to yield the right away More >

Adams County Board to Hold Budget Public Hearing Nov. 21

The Adams County Board of Supervisors will hold its annual public hearing Tuesday, November 21 on the new 2018 county budget. The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in the County Board Room of the Adams County Courthouse in Friendship. All interested citizens will have the opportunity to give written and/or oral comment.

FBI report: Hate crimes down for 2nd straight year in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hate crimes in Wisconsin appeared to decrease for the second straight year in 2016. The FBI released its 2016 hate crime statistics report Monday. Wisconsin reported 34 hate crimes last year. That’s down from 43 in 2015 and 51 in 2014. The bulk of the crimes in 2016 were motivated by More >

Three Injured in Crashes Caused by Freezing Rain

Three people  were injured in separate crashes due to freezing rain Saturday in Vernon County. The first crash happened about 8:45am. 79-year-old Stephen L. Kozerowitz of De Soto, WI and Huntley, IL, was operating a vehicle eastbound on State Highway 82 in the Town of Wheatland and encountered ice from freezing rain. He lost control and More >

Mauston Man Taken Into Custody After Hit and Run

A Mauston man was arrested after a hit and run accident Thursday in the City of Mauston. Mauston Police said in a release, they were dispatched for a hit and run in the area of Elm Street and West State Street with severe damage to an unoccupied vehicle, a stop sign broken, and a fire More >

Two Injured in Tractor vs. Vehicle Accident in Sauk County

Two were injured in an accident in which a car rear-ended a tractor. Sauk County authorities said officials responded to a report of a crash involving tractor pulling a grain wagon on Highway 23 near Narrows  Creek Road in the Town of Westfield. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the driver and passenger in the car appeared More >

Hospice Love Light Scheduled in Mauston

Juneau and Adams county residents can remember a family member or friend during a special holiday event at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston November 26. Love Lights are now available for purchase as part of the annual Hospice Touch Love Light Tree ceremony. Hospice Touch has held the its annual Love Light program which Hospice More >

Walker eliminates Wisconsin’s minimum hunting age

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that eliminates a minimum age requirement to hunt in Wisconsin. The bill Walker signed a week before the start of the gun deer season allows a person of any age to participate in a mentored hunt. The law had previously required a child to More >

President of Fire Fighters Association to enter governor’s race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The president of the Professional Fire Fighters Association of Wisconsin is expected to launch his candidacy for governor. Mahlon Mitchell has a series of events in Green Bay, Milwaukee and Madison on Monday to make a political announcement. Mitchell would join the large field of Democrats hoping for a chance to More >

Man putting gas in car struck and killed on interstate

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man putting gas into his disabled vehicle was struck and killed by another motorist on a Milwaukee freeway over the weekend. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department says 27-year-old Angelo Quin of Greenfield was putting gas in the tank when he was struck by a car driven by a 30-year-old man Saturday More >