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Viroqua Man Arrested in Another Marijuana Bust

A Viroqua man has been arrested for manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office reports that an outdoor marijuana growing operation that was discovered in September, in the Town of Viroqua, near Mahoney Road.  Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office and the West Central Metropolitan Drug Task Force (MEG), located the More >

Theft of Storm Sewer Grates in the City of New Lisbon

The New Lisbon Police Department has reported that three storm sewer grates were stolen. The department was notified on Monday that sometime over the weekend of October 17-19, an unknown person(s) removed the grates in the City of New Lisbon. The 180 pound grates were taken from locations in the 600 Blocks of West Bridge More >

Recent Births at Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston

Jody and Damion Willey of Mauston are the parents of a baby girl, Brinley Ann Willey, born October 14 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.  She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 ½ inches.  Maternal grandparents are Jeffery Schultz and Janice Bowen of Mauston.  Paternal grandmother is Kathleen Willey of Arena, Wisconsin. More >

Two People Medflighted After Two-Vehicle Accident in Town of LaValle

A two vehicle accident in the Town of LaValle has injured two people. On Tuesday, the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two car crash on Highway 33, west of County Road V. The initial investigation revealed that a 37-year-old man from Reedsburg was eastbound on Highway 33 at which time he crossed the More >

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Thefts

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several incidents of theft in the Village of Oakdale that took place over the weekend. Officers have taken several reports of people finding their cars had been gone through and items taken. Residents are urged to make sure their vehicles are locked when parked outside. If anyone has More >

20 flu-related hospitalizations so far in October

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State health officials say the flu season is off to a strong start in Wisconsin. State epidemiologist Thomas Haupt says influenza hospitalizations have been unexpectedly on the rise in October. Twenty people have been hospitalized in the past three weeks. Haupt tells WISN-TV (http://bit.ly/1wo5JOD ) one or two hospitalizations are common More >

Kenosha man enters guilty plea to 2 slayings

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – The trial for a Kenosha man accused of fatally shooting two men during a robbery ended abruptly when he agreed to a plea deal. Nineteen-year-old Darshawn Frison pleaded guilty to two counts of party to first-degree intentional homicide Tuesday, on what would have been the second day of his trial in Kenosha More >

3 teens killed in Shawano County crash

TOWN OF BELLE PLAINE, Wis. (AP) – Three teenagers have died in a highway crash in Shawano County and a fourth person has been injured. Sheriff’s officials say a 15-year-old girl from Bonduel and two males from Shawano, ages 17 and 18, died when a car and SUV collided on Highway 22 in the Town More >

County councils to release deer recommendations

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s newly created county deer councils are set to release their first recommendations on local herd sizes next month. Forming the councils was a key part of recommendations Texas researcher James Kroll came up with in 2012 to help the Department of Natural Resources improve deer management. The councils are scheduled More >

Judge reviews mental state of stabbing suspect, 12

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Wisconsin judge is deciding whether one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally fit to stand trial. The girl’s public defender says she isn’t, and notes a psychologist who examined the girl questions whether she’d be able to help with her More >