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Show Dome to reopen Friday at Mitchell Park, 2 days early

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele says the Show Dome at Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory will reopen two days earlier than the target date. The Milwaukee landmark commonly known as the Domes was closed in February after a piece of debris fell inside one of the three structures in late January. The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1SzBWNg More >

Gomoll found guilty of murdering girlfriend

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A jury has convicted a 31-year-old Oshkosh man of killing his girlfriend last year. The jury convicted Samson Gomoll of first-degree intentional homicide on Tuesday in Winnebago County Circuit Court. Gomoll was accused in the Sept. 20 fatal shooting of 42-year-old Stacey Strange at the couple’s apartment. The trial began Monday, with jurors hearing More >

Man charged with death of 2-year-old girl who police say was abused

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison man is charged in the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter earlier this month. Twenty-five-year-old Joshua Gehde was charged Tuesday with first-degree reckless homicide. Cash bond was set at $300,000. According to the complaint, police and medical personnel were called on April 12 to an apartment on Madison’s far east side More >

Coroner: Prom Shooter Pointed Weapon At Officer Who Killed Him

(Antigo, WI)  —  The Langlade County coroner says the teen who shot two students outside the Antigo High School prom pointed his rifle at the police officer who killed him. Larry Shadick says an autopsy says the injuries to 18-year-old Jakob Wagner show that he was aiming at Antigo officer Andrew Hopfensperger when the patrolman More >

Ex-GB schools employee formally charged with stealing kids’ pills

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A former employee of the Green Bay Area Public School District is accused of stealing students’ medication. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Cameron Drake took nearly 200 doses of various drugs, including those which treat attention deficit disorder. Drake is charged with theft and drug possession. The complaint says the school district began an More >

Tomah Memorial Hospital Again Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

For the fourth consecutive year, Tomah Memorial has been named a top one hundred critical access hospital. Tomah Memorial scored in the top one hundred of the nearly 1,300 critical access hospitals across the United States according to a comprehensive rating conducted by the Portland based iVantage Health Analytics. Hospital CEO Phil Stuart said while More >

Adams County Man Convicted of Attempting to Sexually Assault a Child

The 40-year-old owner of an Adams County ambulance service was convicted Monday of attempting to sexually assault a young girl in 2011. According to online court records, Christopher Quinnell of Arkdale is to be sentenced July 18. Two other felony counts filed against Quinnell were dismissed in a plea deal. The criminal complaint alleges a social More >

Necedah Elementary Students Learn How to be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies

As severe weather season begins in Wisconsin, over 50 fifth graders at Necedah Elementary learned how to be prepared in the event of a disaster or emergency during an event at the school Tuesday morning. The students participated in the Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) program.  The statewide program teaches 5th graders how to be More >

Viroqua Man Medflighted After Vehicle Accident at Meats Business

A Viroqua man was medflighted after being pinned against a steel pen at a meats business in the Town of Viroqua Monday. 69-year-old Margaret Simmons was backing her vehicle into a loading dock and 57-year-old Timothy Rehbein of rural Viroqua was assisting her. Simmons hit a concrete lip and accelerated, hitting Rehbein and pinning him More >

Motorcycle Accident in Vernon County Leaves One Injured

A La Crosse woman was injured in a single motorcycle accident in Vernon County Monday. Sheriff John Spears said 30-year-old Katrina Jenkins was west bound on County Road Y in the Town of Jefferson when she went around a corner and hit loose gravel causing the front tire to slip. Jenkins then lost control and More >