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Assistant U.S. Attorney: Human Trafficking Arrives In Small Towns

(Wisconsin Dells, WI)  —  A federal prosecutor says human traffickers are now preying on small-town Wisconsin. More than 100 law enforcement officials and advocates have been in Wisconsin Dells this week for a special state-wide conference on Human Trafficking.  Assistant US Attorney Diane Schlipper says she thinks trafficking is “evolving,” though she says she hates More >

Governor Walker Appoints Richard Radcliffe as Monroe County Judge

Governor Scott Walker Thursday appointed Attorney Richard Radcliffe to serve as a judge on the Monroe County Circuit Court, replacing retired Judge J. David Rice. “I am pleased to appoint Richard Radcliffe to the Monroe County Circuit Court,” said Governor Walker. “Rick is a distinguished attorney who brings valuable civil and business law experience in More >

Second Time in a Month: Bomb Threat Cleared at Lake Delton Walmart

The Lake Delton Walmart was closed for more than an hour Thursday following a bomb threat. Authorities said they searched the store and determined it to be safe just around 1pm. It was the second time within a month that the Lake Delton Walmart received a bomb threat. The first one was received on November More >

Mauston PD Asks for Information on Missing Mauston Teen

The Mauston Police Department and several other departments in the area have been searching for 17-year-old Grace Griffiths of Mauston, who has been missing since September 2, 2017. Mauston PD said in the past months, Griffiths has been reported to have been in Juneau County and Sauk County at different locations. If anyone has information More >

AAA Urges Drivers to Safely Secure Christmas Trees

AAA urges all drivers to transport their Christmas trees safely this holiday season. According to a new survey, an estimated 20 million Americans who purchased a real Christmas tree in the last three years did not properly secure it to their vehicle, risking serious vehicle damage and dangerous road debris. Director of public affairs for More >

Two Elroy Citizens Charged with Multiple Drug-Related Felonies

Two Elroy residents were charged with maintaining a drug trafficking place. Court records show that 32-year-old Rachel Murry and 31-year-old Dequantus Cleaveland were charged with multiple drug-related charges including delivery of methamphetamine, two counts of manufacture/deliver THC, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Murry was additionally charged with a count of delivery of More >

Tomah’s Annual Budget Hearing December 4

The city of Tomah’s annual budget hearing will be held on Monday, December 4th. It will be at 5 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Superior Avenue. For more information, contact the City Administrator Roger Gorius at 608-374-7422.

Big & Rich, Crystal Grand, and Cell Plus to Give Back to Local First Responders

Citizens will have an opportunity to show support for their local responders. Big & Rich, Crystal Grand, and Cell Plus will be extending their thanks during Big & Rich’s performance at the Crystal Grand on December 15, as they will be donating to one community’s first responders. This means that for every ticket purchased, a More >

Wisconsin Deer Harvest Down

Wisconsin hunters have shot their second lowest number of deer since 1982. In preliminary data released Tuesday, the Department of Natural Resources said almost 196,000 deer were registered for the nine day gun season that ended Sunday.  Kill numbers were down from last year: Down 8 percent in Adams County, 10 percent in Juneau County, More >

Two Nekoosa Teens Arrested for Recklessly Endangering Safety

Two Nekoosa teens were arrested for recklessly endangering safety Tuesday. Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said at about 1pm, the Sheriff’s Office received several reports of people being shot at on 24th Street in the Armenia Township. The initial investigation revealed four individuals went to a residence to sell some items. Two subjects at the More >