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3 Face Drug Charges After Adams County Investigation

(Adams County, WI) Three people are facing heroin charges after Adams County deputies searched a Town of Adams home last year. Television station WISC reports that deputies searched a residence in the town of Adams late last year for a complaint of drugs in the home. Investigators found heroin and heroin paraphernalia. Fifty-year-old James Gollnick, More >

Viroqua Man Flown to Mayo After ATV Accident

A rural Viroqua man was flown to hospital with injuries after his ATV overturned on him in Vernon County Sunday evening. Sheriff John B. Spears reported that the ATV accident that occurred on private property off of Cherry Grove Road in the Town of Viroqua. 20-year-old Morgun G. Oldham was operating the ATV when he More >

Preliminary Total of 52 Wisconsin Traffic Deaths Last Month

According to preliminary data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), the 52 traffic-related deaths recorded last month make it tied with 2009 as the safest August along Wisconsin roadways since World War II. A total of 57 traffic deaths occurred in Wisconsin in August of last year and the five-year average for the month More >

Milwaukee Man Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in ATV Accident

An ATV accident in Monroe County left a Milwaukee man with life threatening head injuries. Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins said 58-year-old Ernest G. Martinez was injured when he lost control of his 1983 Honda 3-wheeler and crashed on Acorn Avenue near Bedford Road in the Town of Littlefalls. Martinez was transported to Black River More >

Juneau County Sheriff’s Office Asks for Public’s Help in Search for a Vehicle Involved in Hit and Run

The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office needs assistance in locating a vehicle that was involved in a hit and run on Highway 12 & 16 in Lyndon Township in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 9 around 2:25 a.m. The vehicle left the scene and was described as a sedan, similar body style to a More >

Friendship Woman Suspected of Drug Possession Bites Deputy

A woman suspected of having heroin and prescription drugs that weren’t hers is also accused of biting a deputy on the arm. According to a release from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, 44-year-old Tami Lemon of Friendship was arrested August 12. On August 12th, deputies were dispatched to the area of County Highway F and More >

Two Vehicle Accident in Vernon County

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports on September 8th at 3:03pm, Vernon County Dispatch Center received multiple 911 calls of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of US Highway 14 and Cut-A-Cross Rd in the town of Coon.  A vehicle driven by 17 year old Heaven M Saunders from Chaseburg was traveling south More >

Former Correctional Officer Sentenced for Receiving Bribes from Inmates

Jeffrey M. Anderson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Anthony Blevins, 43, Windsor, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to two years of probation for bribery of a public official. Blevins, formerly a correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institution at Oxford, Wis., pleaded guilty More >

West Nile Virus Found in Person In Juneau County

State and local health officials are advising residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites as they announce this year’s first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a resident of Juneau County. The chances of a person contracting WNV are very low and most people infected with WNV will not have More >

Online Public Comment For Recommendations on Preliminary County Deer Population Objectives and Management Unit boundary Begins Sept. 11

Early in September, County Deer Advisory Councils will provide preliminary recommendations on county deer population objectives for the next three years and potential changes to Deer Management Unit (DMU) boundaries for online public review and comment. The online public comment period regarding these recommendations will begin after noon on Sept. 11 and run through Sept. More >