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Alcohol Believed to be a Factor in Single Vehicle Accident in Monroe County

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash that occurred early Saturday morning on Highway 71. Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins said 44-year-old Edilberto Perez-Vega of Sparta was westbound on Highway 71 in the Township of Angelo when he crossed the centerline of the road and traveled along the southbound shoulder of the More >

Mauston Common Council Approves Direct Seller Permits

The Mauston Common Council approved direct seller permit applications for Paladin Construction and The Edge Consulting on Tuesday night. At its last meeting, the board voted against granting seller permits to these companies. Ordinances, Licenses, and Permits Chair Francis McCoy said his position changed after reviewing the ordinance that if the city gets complaints about people More >

Swimmer’s Body Found At Lake Delton, Alcohol May Be Involved

(Lake Delton, WI)  —  Police in the Wisconsin Dells area say alcohol might have been a factor in the drowning of a swimmer in the Wisconsin River at Lake Delton. The man was in his 20s, and rescue divers found his body at midday Thursday near Newport Beach after he went down in the water about More >

Old Ringling hospital causes major headache for Baraboo police

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — Police in Baraboo say an abandoned building with a rich history has become a magnet for trespassers. The old building, now owned by the state, is a debris field of mold, glass and asbestos. It was once home to the Ringling family of circus fame. It later became St. Mary’s Ringling Hospital More >

Adams County Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep – July 23

The Adams County Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, July 23. It will be from 8am to noon at the Adams County Landfill.  This is a one day special event to help Adams County residents rid their bathroom cabinets of old prescription medications, plus garages, basements, sheds, farms and homes of hazardous materials. More >

Iowa Man Charged with Failing to Report to Jail

A warrant was issued for an Iowa man for not reporting to jail. Court records show that 51-year-old Patrick Johnson was convicted of Battery in Juneau County in April 2016. He was ordered to serve a 90 days sentence and the sentence was stayed on or before June 18. A check was made on June More >

Five Madison Residents Charged with Passing Counterfeit Money

Cornelius Stewart, 22, Danesha Phillips, 22, Dominique Gaunichaux, 18, Marlo Phillips, 19, and Parish Barbary-Wheatherby, 20, all of Madison, Wis., are charged with conspiring to pass counterfeit money with the intent to defraud and with multiple counts of passing counterfeit money.  Danesha Phillips and Marlo Phillips are sister and brother. The indictment alleges that between More >

Jason Simcakoski Legislation Passes Senate

A bill named after a veteran who passed away while under VA care is making its way to President Obama’s desk.  The Jason Simcakoski Promise Act passed the Senate with almost unanimous support. Representative Ron Kind said he was pleased to see the Senate pass this legislation, to address the opiate epidemic and give veterans More >

Wa Du Shuda Parade Winners and Duck Drop Winners

-Contributed- 2016 Parade winners Youth division: 1st place – Cub Scout Pack 103 and 2nd place – Generations Dance Academy Animal division: 1st place – Woodside Ranch and 2nd place – Wagenson Auction Organization/non-Profit: 1st place – East Lemonweir Lutheran Church and 2nd place – New Lisbon Pool Trucks: 1st place – Caledonia Haulers and More >

Two People Arrested in Narcotics Investigation

Two people were arrested as a result of a narcotics investigation in Vernon County. Sheriff John Spears said on Tuesday, July 12, 29-year-old Donald Lee Bell and 35-year-old Taeryn Kay Johnson were arrested at their residence on Tri-State Road in the Town of Viroqua and transported to the Vernon County Detention Center for multiple charges More >