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Truck Driver Pleads Not Guilty To 10 Felonies In School Bus Crash

A truck driver has pleaded not guilty to 10 felony charges connected to a May accident involving a school bus.  Forty-two-year-old Wayne Murphy is accused of driving under the influence of prescription drugs.  Twenty people were injured when his semi-truck slammed into the rear of a bus carrying middle school students.  Murphy said he took More >

Juneau County Highway Department Morning Report for Thursday 9/6/18

Meteorologists Explain All The Rain

Meteorologists say the upper atmosphere is to blame for the record-setting rainfall which has filled waterways and caused extensive flooding.  A dome of high pressure sitting over the southeastern U-S has diverted tropical moisture to this part of the country, making this a humid summer for Wisconsin.  Moisture accumulated during the summer months and a More >

Juneau County Highway Department for Wednesday Morning 9/5/18

Flood Relief Efforts Ongoing in the City of Mauston

An emergency shelter has been established at Mauston High School.  Use Door #12 on the south side of the building.  Use the school entrance on Highway G.  This information is being shared on behalf of the Salvation Army and the Red Cross. The city of Mauston has sandbags available for the residents of the city More >

Mauston Man Arrested After not Cooperating with Authorities

A Mauston man is facing charges of Possession of THC, Disorderly Conduct, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after a July 10th incident.  Mauston officers reported to a residence on Division Street due to a disturbance.  The disturbance was a reported incident where a male had hit a female victim.  Authorities made contact with a woman More >

Lyndon Station Man Facing Charges After Bar Fight

A Lyndon Station man is facing charges of Strangulation and Suffocation, Felony Bail Jumping, and Misdemeanor Battery after getting into a fight with a friend of his girlfriend.  On August 24th authorities reported to a Lyndon Station establishment due to a fight that took place.  The victim was having drinks with the girlfriend of 52 More >

Monroe County Flood Precautions

With the forecast of heavy rain moving in from the west this afternoon and spreading east by evening. Amounts of 2 to 6 inches should be common. Localized to widespread flooding may develop. Expect river rises. Flooding could become life threatening across portions of southwest WI which has had significant rainfall and ongoing river flooding. More >


The Juneau County Health Department reports a dead crow found in New Lisbon on 8/17/18 has tested positive for West Nile virus.  This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Juneau County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1 of this year. “The positive bird means that residents More >

Baraboo Man Found Guilty of Repeated Sexual Assault of Child in Juneau County

Today, Attorney General Brad Schimel announced the successful prosecution of 53-year-old Sean G. Moore of Baraboo, Wis. Moore was found guilty in Juneau County Circuit Court of charges of Repeated Sexual Assault of Same Child (At Least Three Violations of 1st Degree Sexual Assault), and three other felonies relating to the sexual assault of a More >