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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 >

Adams PD: Alternate Street Parking Ordinance In Effect November 15

The Adams Police Department is reminding its residents that alternate street parking is in effect on Wednesday, November 15. From 12am – 8am vehicles need to be parked on the odd-number side of street on the odd-numbered days and on the even-numbered side of street on the even-number days. Non-compliance could result up to $30.00 More >

USDA Predicts Lower Crop Outputs After Wet Summer, Fall

Wisconsin farmers are expected to harvest less of their two largest crops, due mainly to a wet summer and fall. The USDA projects a corn crop for the year of 496 million bushels, almost 78 million less than 2016 with yields of 168 bushels an acre, ten less than last year. Soybean production is expected More >

Governor Scott Walker Proclaims November 13 – 19 Traffic Incident Response Week.

Every year, there are more than 116,000 traffic crashes on average throughout the State of Wisconsin. Many of these crashes create a need for emergency response because of property damages or urgent medical needs. Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed November 13 – 19 as Traffic Incident Response Week. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) joins More >

Active Shooter Training Program in Lake Delton Saturday

The Lake Delton Police Department and Lake Delton Emergency Management will conduct an active shooter training program from 9 a.m. to 11am Saturday at the Lake Delton Senior Center – Delton Room. Participates can learn about personal safety, awareness strategies, and dealing with threatening and aggressive behavior. This is a dynamic training intended to introduce More >

Rep. Brooks Authors Bill to Enhance Wisconsin’s Workforce

Following the adoption of several Rural Wisconsin Initiative health care bills in the budget, legislators have introduced four bills to boost the state’s workforce. One of the bills proposed is authored by 50th Assembly District Representative Ed Brooks. LRB 2330 would have the creation of rural opportunity zone, which would include a repayment incentive of More >