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Two Cited for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Two women were cited in separate incidences for possession of drug paraphernalia. Mauston Police say in the first incident, a Baraboo woman, 36-year-old Jamie M. Thomas was cited after a traffic stop on Saturday, January 3rd. Mauston K-9 Kantor and his handler assisted the other Mauston Officer at the scene of the traffic stop on More >

Two Arrested on Warrants

Two Mauston men were arrested on warrants. Mauston Police say that 21-year-old Dylan D. Belk was taken into custody on Monday, January 12th from the alley in the 800 block of South Hickory Street for a failure to appear warrant. In a separate incident, 31-year-old Anthony J. Peterson was taken into custody on Tuesday, January More >

Mauston Woman Charged with Uttering a Forgery and Bail Jumping

A Mauston woman has been charged with forgery-uttering and bail jumping. Mauston Police say 26-year old Taquisha Coleman was taken to Juneau County Jail Wednesday January 7th at approximately 6:30 p.m. resulting from an investigation that began on January 2nd. Coleman was identified from video surveillance after a fraudulent bill was passed at a business More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING January 19, 2015. 1/13  Renee Frye, Viroqua, lost control of her verhicle on West Smith Road, Town of Jefferson.  She went off road into a field, suffering possible injuries. 1/15  Raeann Marcou, Stoddard, lost control of her More >

Another push by Assembly Republican for 70 mph

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State Assembly Republicans hope the Senate’s new members will help pass a bill raising the speed limit to 70 mph in Wisconsin. The Assembly approved the 5 mph hike last year, but the measure died when senators declined to back it. Both houses were controlled by Republicans, as they are now. More >

Fitzgerald says right-to-work bill unlikely soon

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says debate over making Wisconsin a right-to-work state likely will not happen until after the April 7 spring election. Fitzgerald spoke about the issue on the WISN-TV show “UpFront with Mike Gousha” broadcast Sunday. He says he’s “hopeful that at some point there will be enough More >

Law Enforcement Reminds Citizens of Alternate Side Parking

Law enforcement is reminding citizens about the alternate side parking ordinance, even when there isn’t snow. In the event of snowfall, residents need to be parked on one side of the street to allow for street crews to do their job of clearing snow and ice. With a chance of snow in the forecast, enforcement More >

Two Vehicle Accident in the Town of Necedah

There was a two vehicle accident in the Town of Necedah last Thursday. 47-year-old Debra Zipperer of Necedah and 54-year-old Scott Johnson of Hixton were driving westbound on Highway 21 with Zipperer in front of Johnson. Zipperer slowed and signaled to make a left turn into a driveway, when Johnson started to pass her on More >

Special programs commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will be commemorated at the state Capitol and elsewhere in Wisconsin on this holiday. The program in the Capitol rotunda begins at noon Monday. The guest speaker is Anthony “Van” Jones, an author, attorney and president of the organization Rebuild the Dream. More >

Snowmobiler killed in Waupaca County

MANAWA, Wis. (AP) – One person has died in a snowmobile accident in Waupaca County. Sheriff’s officials say the driver of a snowmobile was killed Sunday after he struck a fallen tree on the Manawa Mill pond. The 26-year-old man was thrown from the sled and pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has not More >