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Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING February 8, 2016. 2/1              A caller reported a red truck in a ditch at Saugstad Road and US Highway 14, in the Town of Chaseburg.  The dome lights were on, but no one was inside. Justin J. More >

Single Vehicle Rollover Accident in the Town of Armenia

There was a single vehicle accident in the Town of Armenia last Wednesday. 26-year-old Daniel Segovia of Nekoosa was traveling south on County Road G when he lost control of the vehicle on the snow, slush covered roads. The rear of the vehicle spun, and it slid into the ditch, where it rolled onto its More >

Wisconsin State Patrol Releases Friday Morning Interstate Accident Names

The Wisconsin State Patrol has released the names of the two subjects that were injured in Friday’s morning interstate accident. The driver of the container truck was 29-year-old Andrew Oswald of Warrens and the passenger was 69-year-old Jesse Rowell of Sparta. Both men were ejected from the container truck when it struck a Monroe County More >

Public involvement meeting for US 12 improvements, Baraboo

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southwest Region will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss preliminary design concepts for the improvement of US 12 between Terrytown Road and WIS 159 in Baraboo. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sauk County West Square Building (B24/30 room), 505 Broadway Street, More >

Attempted Murder-Suicide Investigated In Sparta

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — A shooting in Sparta has left one man dead and another seriously wounded. Officers were called late Saturday about a possible shooting. When police arrived they found a 23-year-old man lying by a vehicle in the driveway with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. WKBT-TV (http://bit.ly/1L8NTpD ) reports police then found More >

Elroy Woman Sentenced to Prison for Failure to Act/Sexual Assault of a Child

An Elroy woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for failure to act/sexual assault of a child. Court records show 30-year-old April Oldfield was sentenced in Juneau County Court Friday. She was found guilty of two counts of failure to act. Each count came with a sentence of two years in prison and More >

Wisconsin State Patrol Recruiting Troopers, Inspectors

The Wisconsin State Patrol is recruiting for new troopers and inspectors, with the recruits beginning training in October. The application deadline is March 14. Successful candidates who are admitted into the six-month training program will get a salary, meals and lodging while at Fort McCoy, the site of the State Patrol Academy. Applicants are required More >

Two Seriously Injured After Container Truck Struck an Overpass Bridge Near Tomah

One person received life-threatening injuries and another person has serious injuries after a container truck struck an overpass bridge Friday morning. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, a tandem axle roll-off container truck was traveling eastbound on I-94 near milepost 144 near Tomah. The container truck had its container hoist extended, which struck the Monroe More >

Sauk County Health Officials Talk Zika Virus

The Sauk County Health department is encouraging people who travel to the Southern United States, South or Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico or the Pacific Islands to be aware of the transmission of Zika Virus. Zika virus is transmitted to humans primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes can live indoors and will More >

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Reminds Public of Multiple Scams and Identity Theft

Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins is reminding the public about scams and ID Thefts. It’s that time of the year again (Tax time) and the scammers are out trying to take your money. The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public that if a money transaction doesn’t seem right, there is a good chance that More >