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Suspicious, early morning fire damages Planned Parenthood

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A pre-dawn fire heavily damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic in the college town of Pullman, Washington and a regional terrorism task force is working to determine whether it was arson. The cause of the fire is not yet known, but FBI Special Agent Frank Harrill said federal agencies are involved because More >

Wisconsin lieutenant governor heading to Japan, Taiwan

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is headed to Japan and Taiwan on a seven-day trade mission this month. Kleefisch and a group of executives from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will be in Japan from Sept. 13 through Sept. 15. They’ll attend the 47th joint meeting of the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association, which More >

Mauston Man Arrested on Warrant and Operating After Revocation

While on patrol in the City of Mauston on August 27, a City of Mauston Police Officer observed a vehicle on the roadway that officers had recently received complaints about. A records check showed that the registered owner had a revoked license due to a prior operating while intoxicated charge. The officer initiated a traffic More >

Mauston Man Arrested for Bail Jumping

City of Mauston Police Officers took 57 year-old DeWayne Vernon into custody on September 1 for bail jumping. Officers were dispatched to a City of Mauston residence for a bond violation complaint at approximately 2 am. A complaint called to report Vernon was drinking and he was on an absolute sobriety bond. While speaking to More >

Mauston Man Arrested for OWI-1st Offense

A Mauston man was arrested for operating while intoxicated first offense. According to the Mauston police department, on August 28, while on patrol in the City of Mauston, an officer observed a vehicle operating left of the center line. A traffic stop was initiated and while speaking with the driver, 30 year-old Matthew Turner, an More >

New Lisbon Man Charged with Resisting an Officer and Possessing a Hazardous Substance

A New Lisbon man has been charged for possessing a hazardous substance with the intent to abuse it. According to the criminal complaint, on August 26, Mauston police officers responded to a call at a Mauston business for a man that employees found unresponsive. When officers arrived on scene, they observed the man, later identified More >

Republicans tweak fetal tissue bill to allow some research

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans pushing a bill that would make it a felony to perform research using tissue from aborted fetuses have amended the measure to allow some work. The bill would outlaw selling, donating and experimenting with cells, tissues, organs or other fetal body parts. University of Wisconsin researchers and private scientists have More >

Police: Madison officer faced threats in breaking up fight

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police say they’re alarmed by the anti-police sentiments expressed in a crowd when an officer intervened to stop a fight. The incident played out amid heightened tensions between police officers and some civilians, especially those in minority neighborhoods, both locally and nationally. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain says officer Caleb Johnson More >

Wisconsin Democrats target health insurance rates with bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats in the Wisconsin Legislature are pushing a bill that is designed to prevent large increases in health insurance rates. Democrats and supporters of President Barack Obama’s federal health care law unveiled the measure on Thursday, but it’s unlikely to gain traction in the Republican-controlled Legislature. But supporters say they hope More >

Vacancy on the Tomah City Council

There is a vacancy on the City of Tomah’s City Council. The vacancy for the 3rd Alderperson District is effective with the September 8th Council meeting. Residents in Wards 7 and 8 can submit letters of interest for an appointment to the position. This appointment will expire in April 2016 at which time there will More >