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Rollover Crash in Vernon County Leads to Drug Arrest

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a crash in which the passenger in the car is facing a tentative drug charge. Sheriff John Spears says a rollover accident occurred on Saturday night on County Road SS near Hall Road in the Town of Liberty. The driver, 29-year old Ashley Fish of La Farge, was More >

Poynette Woman Arrested for 7th OWI in Sauk County

A Poynette woman has been arrested for OWI-7th Offense. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, 51-year-old Kristina Fahlgren was the driver of a blue Chevy Malibu was traveling westbound on Interstate 90/94 in Sauk County.  Dispatch received multiple calls reporting the vehicle swerving in and out of lanes and driving down the middle of both More >

One Injured in Two Vehicle Accident in Vernon County

One person was injured in a two vehicle accident Friday morning in Vernon County. Sheriff John Spears said a vehicle driven by 23-year-old Jennifer Larrabe of Chaseburg was traveling south on U.S. Highway 14 at the top of the East Coon Valley hill in the Town of Coon, when her vehicle was struck on the More >

Flu Season Underway at Tomah Memorial Hospital

Officials at Tomah Memorial Hospital have recorded its first hospitalized case of influenza marking the start of the flu season.  Hospital infection preventionist  and registered nurse Jan Path says even though the flu season is underway, there is still time to get a flu shot, the best preventive measure against the illness. To avoid spreading More >

Applications for 2017 Adams County Citizens Academy Available

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office has announced the Adams County Citizens Academy for 2017. The Adams County Citizens Academy is a community based program for the citizens of Adams County. “This is a way for the citizens of our community to gain a better understanding of how law enforcement works and meet the Deputies of the More >

Elroy Woman Charged with Fraud and Possession of Narcotic Drugs

An Elroy woman has been charged with credit card fraudulent use, identity theft – financial gain as a repeater. Court records show 26-year-old Katie Wood has also been charged with possession of narcotics – subsequent offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, and felony bail jumping. According to the criminal complaint: On November 24, a La Crosse More >

State Supreme Court Reinstates Drunk Driving Conviction For Baraboo Man

The Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstated a drunk driving conviction Thursday, after an appeals court said the defendant’s blood was tested illegally. The justices ruled 5 to 2 against 41-year-old Patrick Kozel of Baraboo. He pleaded no contest to his second OWI arrest from August of 2013, but he later appealed, saying the blood draw that More >

Tomah Man Gets Probation for Drug Charges

A Tomah man has pleaded no contest to a charge of maintaining a drug trafficking place, party to a crime and possession with intent to deliver non-narcotics, also as party to a crime January 5. Court records show 44-year-old Robert Mason, formerly of Oakdale, had his sentenced withheld, but will serve seven months in jail More >

Necedah School Board Looks at Possible Referendum

The Necedah School Board will have another meeting this month to consider the possibility of an operational referendum. At its meeting on Monday night, a representative from Robert W. Baird & Company was in attendance to facilitate a discussion on the school’s finances. Superintendent Larry Gierach said this included past information since revenue limits and More >

Mauston Common Council Approves Policy Update and County Highway Aid Petition

The Mauston Common Council approved a personnel policy update at its meeting Tuesday evening. The policy had to do with the recovery of WRS employee contribution during short term disability. Before, the handbook was silent on this circumstance, and as the Personnel Committee reviewed senarios where it could come into play, they determined it was More >