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Employee Appreciation Lunch at Sandridge

Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center will be holding an employee picnic appreciation lunch all day Tuesday, July 26. Workers in the Therapy Department have had raffles and events throughout the year to help pay for the lunch and to boost morale. Co-organizer Karen Holzl said they have been trying to get items to give away More >

Mauston Woman Charged with Possession of Methamphetamine

A Mauston woman has been charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. According to the criminal complaint, on July 21, state troopers initiated a traffic stop on I-90 in the Town of Lemonweir for excessive speed. They made contact with the driver, 33-year-old Amanda Coleman, and informed her of the reason for the stop. More >

Shrader Picks Up Additional Endorsements for 50th Assembly District

The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, the Wisconsin Restaurants Association, the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and the United Automobile Workers have endorsed Democrat candidate, Art Shrader, for the 50th Assembly District.  Shrader has already received the endorsement of Wisconsin Progess, several labor unions, and several local and state representatives, such More >

Tomah VA Medical Center To Host Veteran Benefit & Job Fair and Mental Health & Homeless Summit

The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center will be holding a two-day event for area Veterans on August 16 and 17, 2016.  This year, the Tomah VA has partnered with the Ho-Chunk Nation and Viterbo University to host the event at the Nursing Center, Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  This will be the fourth year More >

Walker Could Announce Supreme Court Choice Today

(Madison, WI) — Governor Scott Walker will soon name a new State Supreme Court justice to replace the retiring David Prosser. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the announcement could come as early as Friday, and the front runners appear to be Waukesha attorney Daniel Kelly and Second District Appeals Judge and former state Assembly Republican More >

Senators Demand Action On Controversial Social Security Judge

(Madison, WI) — Both of Wisconsin’s US senators want the Social Security Administration to step up a probe into a controversial judge. Democrat Tammy Baldwin says an inspector general is looking into allegations that Administrative Law Judge John Pleuss of Madison used words like “buxom” and “gorilla like” in case notes of those seeking Social More >

Almost 10,000 State Storm Outages Reported

(Undated)  —  Almost 10,000 electric customers throughout Wisconsin were without power Friday morning, in the wake of the latest storms. About 68-hundred homes and businesses are waiting to get their power back after three waves of thunderstorms Thursday morning in northern and central Wisconsin. In the south, more than 3,000 customers were in the dark as of More >

Madison man pleads guilty to killing former grocery store co-worker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison man accused of fatally shooting a former grocery store co-worker has pleaded guilty to charges. Twenty-four-year-old Caroline Nosal was killed last February outside the Metro Market a say after Christopher O’Kroley was fired from the store. The 26-year-old O’Kroley blamed Nosal for losing his job after she complained to management More >

Heavy rain flooded streets and roads in Madison

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Severe storms with heavy rain flooded streets and roads in Madison, making some impassible. The Madison Fire Department says it responded to dozens of calls Thursday night related to the flooding, including stranded motorists and vehicles, downed power lines and other dangerous situations. Thousands of Madison Gas & Electric customers were without power More >

Ten people arrested amid protests in Madison

MADISON (AP) — Ten people have been arrested amid protests in Madison over police accountability after demonstrators blocked traffic and refused to move. WKOW-TV reports the protest began Thursday afternoon at a building that houses the headquarters for the statewide police union. Police said in a statement that the crowd of 50 to 75 protesters left the More >