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3 People Held In Adams County Death

(Friendship, WI)  —  Adams County authorities are holding two women and a man, accusing them of hiding the body of another man who likely died of an overdose.  Fifty-five-year-old Debra Phillips, 46-year-old Michael Mathewson and 46-year-old Susan Hall were taken into custody by deputies.  Toxicology tests are still pending in the death of 33-year-old Isaac More >

Mauston School Board Gets Update on New Middle School Schedule

The Mauston School Board received an update on the new Olson Middle School Schedule at its meeting on Monday night. Middle School Principal Brian Bauer said as they started the school year, the changes on the structure of the school day have been positive. With this new schedule, only about half of the students are More >

Wisconsin Rail Safety Week Sept. 24 – 30

Governor Scott Walker has declared September 24 – 30 as Rail Safety Week in Wisconsin. According to the DOT, the number of crashes at railroad crossings was up from 2015. In 2016, two people were killed and 15 people were injured as a result of 46 railroad crossing crashes. Additionally, 1 person died and three More >

Walker Signs Budget, Touts Highlights

(Neenah, WI)   —  Fourth and fifth graders surrounded Governor Scott Walker Thursday when he signed the new state budget into law. The Republican Walker approved the two year, $76 billion package at Tullar Elementary School in Neenah. The Republican Walker did not try to give the kids a civics lesson by explaining why the More >

Madison police will end school safety program

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police will end a school safety program because of budget constraints. Officers have taught the safety classes in the Madison School District and five private schools for the last 15 years. About 3,000 students in the fourth or fifth grade are taught each year about the dangers of drugs, alcohol More >

Evers speaks out against concealed weapons at schools

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Superintendent Tony Evers says he’s against allowing concealed weapons to be brought onto school grounds. Evers is a Democrat running for governor. He was asked Thursday about a bill in the Legislature that would allow concealed license holders to bring their weapons onto school grounds if they are in or More >

Trump lashes out at GOP opponents of health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at a Republican senator who opposes the last-ditch effort to overturn the Obama-era health care law. On Twitter Friday, Trump says: “Rand Paul, or whoever votes against Hcare Bill, will forever (future political campaigns) be known as ‘the Republican who saved ObamaCare.’” Republican Sen. Rand Paul More >

Leaders: $271B needed for creaky Great Lakes water systems

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — State leaders say the Great Lakes region needs to drastically improve public water systems. The Great Lakes Commission this week called for upgrading wastewater treatment plants, storm water pipes and drinking water filtration systems. The commission, which represents the region’s eight states, says a conservative cost estimate is $271 billion. Chairman More >

Mother says profanity toward son is free speech

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court is deciding whether a mother’s profane tirade against her 14-year-old son for burning popcorn amounted to free speech. Ginger Breitzman, 44, argued this week that her language wasn’t inciting violence or a true threat and therefore is protected speech, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported . Breitzman was charged with More >

Woman fatally shot at Appleton home, man arrested

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Appleton police are investigating a fatal shooting. Authorities say a 48-year-old woman was shot at a residence early Thursday morning. A 58-year-old man who lives at the house was taken into custody. WLUK -TV reports police say it’s a domestic incident and there’s no threat to the public. — Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com