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Governor Walker Announces Over $108 million in Payments to Local Governments

Governor Scott Walker announced that local governments received quarterly payments totaling $108,187,044 for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). Payments to Wisconsin’s 1,925 local units of government include: $104,915,193 in General Transportation Aids; $3,015,876 to 117 municipalities entitled to receive Connecting Highway Aids; and More >

Tomah Man Suffers Minor Burns in Fire

A Tomah man suffered minor burns in a fire in the city of Tomah Friday morning. Members of the Tomah Fire Department responded shortly after 8:30 a.m. to a home at 711 Jefferson Street with heavy flames and smoke coming from the roof of the garage. Tomah Fire Chief Tim Adler said his crew was More >

One Person Injured in Two Vehicle Crash in Vernon County

One person was injured after a two-vehicle collision Sunday morning in Vernon County. Sheriff John Spears said in a release, 19-year-old Taylor L. Manders of Woodman was driving a passenger car west on Highway 82, and lost control, while negotiating a curve to the right. The vehicle partially left the right side of the roadway More >

Viola Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident

A Viola man died Friday after the motorcycle he was driving hit a tree. Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears said the accident occurred at about 9:10 p.m. when 24-year-old Kyle J. Turner was traveling south on County Road T near Glass Road in the Town of Kickapoo when he left the roadway, striking a More >

Prison Inmate Sentenced for Possessing Weapon

Jeffrey M. Anderson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Carlos Pena-Prado, 32, currently an inmate at Federal Correctional Institution at Oxford, Wis., was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 30 months in prison for possessing a weapon in the prison.  Pena-Prado pleaded guilty to this charge More >

Kenosha Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Girl In Reedsburg

(Baraboo, WI)  —  Authorities in Sauk County are charging a Kenosha man with felony sexual assault.  The 17-year-old girl says Richard A. Issleb forced her to have sex with him last month.  She says she repeatedly said “no,” but he wouldn’t stop, then he sent her messages on social media in an effort to stop More >

Retired solider to challenge Ron Kind for House seat

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A retired soldier has announced a bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Ron Kind next year. Republican Steve Toft of Osseo announced his candidacy in a news release on Friday. He planned news conferences in Eau Claire and La Crosse later in the day to discuss his plans with reporters. Toft served More >

Man Convicted of Sauk County Bank Robbery

Jeffrey M. Anderson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Julian Thomas, 41, Madison, Wis., was found guilty today of armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during that crime of violence.  The jury reached its verdict after 10 hours of deliberation following two days of testimony in federal court More >

Man Drives into Soybean Field After Feeling Ill

A Westby man driving in Vernon County said he began to feel ill and was forced to drive into a soybean field. Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears said in a release that 58-year-old Daniel Ellefson was traveling eastbound on County Road P in the Town of Coon Wednesday afternoon when he began to feel More >

Marketplace Open Enrollment For 2018 Starts November 1

Starting November 1, you can log in to HealthCare.gov, fill out an application, and enroll in a 2018 Marketplace health plan. You can also call the marketplace help center at:  1-800-318-2596 to speak with an operator who can assist to find out if you qualify for reduced cost insurance plans.  Enroll by December 15, 2017 More >