AG hopeful has plan to curb crimes against women

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican attorney general hopeful Brad Schimel has unveiled a plan to curb crimes against women. Under the multi-faceted plan, the state Justice Department would provide free date-rape drug testing kits to colleges; advocate for a law that would ensure victims and witnesses are immune form minor drug- or alcohol-related offenses; create a More >

Wisconsin prison worker sentenced for fraud

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal judge has sentenced a former Wisconsin prison worker to more than a year behind bars for claiming travel expenses he never incurred. According to prosecutors and court documents, Christopher Seifer submitted more than 1,380 false claims seeking federal reimbursement for traveling to health clubs to rehabilitate an injury he suffered More >

Royall School District Mil Rate Projected to Decrease for the 2014-2015 School Year

The Royall School District had its annual meeting on Monday night, where voters listened to a presentation of the district’s budget for the 2014-2015 school year. Business Manager Jeff Lankey noted that the projected mil rate for the district is $11.79 per $1,000 of equalized property value. This means tentatively, taxes on properties valued at More >

UW-L student shares her Ebola evacuation story

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse graduate student who was studying abroad in Sierra Leone is sharing her story after she had to leave the country amid the deadly Ebola outbreak. The La Crosse Tribune ( ) reports the UW-La Crosse Department of International Education decided to evacuate Alexandria Berg as the More >

TTM Technologies buying competitor

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) – A western Wisconsin technology company says it’s buying a competitor in a cash and stock deal worth $927 million. TTM Technologies, based in Chippewa Falls, makes printed circuit boards for electronic devices. The acquisition of Viasystems Group, Inc., of St. Louis, Missouri, is expected to be completed during the first More >

Packers ticket scam hit fans outside of Marshfield

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) – More Wisconsin residents have reported they were victims of a Green Bay Packers ticket scam through which police say a 37-year-old Marshfield man stole tens of thousands of dollars. Lt. Darren Larson of the Marshfield Police Department’s detective bureau tells the News-Herald Media ( ) that football fans from outside the department’s More >

Two Arrested In Connection to a Drug Bust In the City of Mauston

On Monday evening, Mauston Police officers and Juneau County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on Highway 82 East near the eastbound on ramp for the interstate. The traffic stop was conducted in relation to an earlier controlled drug buy in the city. With weapons drawn, law enforcement approached the vehicle after it was stopped. More >

Road Closure – CTH H – Dellona Township in Sauk County

On Wednesday, September 24, and Thursday, September 25, 2014, CTH H, between CTH P and STH 13, will be closed from approximately 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for culvert replacements. Detour is CTH P to STH 23.

Two Vehicle Accident in the Village of Lyndon Station

There was a two vehicle accident in the Village of Lyndon Station last Thursday. According to the accident report, 71-year-old Donna Beckwith was driving west on Flint Street when her vehicle was struck by another vehicle at the intersection of Wisconsin Street. That vehicle was driven by 60-year-old Terrance Kubach of Minnesota. Kubach told Juneau More >

Western Technical College to host Open House

Western Technical College will host the annual College-wide Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the La Crosse campus and regional locations in Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Tomah, and Viroqua. Admissions information, program information, facility tours, refreshments, and door prizes will be available at each location. For the fifth year, the More >