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Police: Helicopter crashes at Wisconsin airport, 1 injured

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say one person was injured after a helicopter crashed during takeoff at a small airport in southeastern Wisconsin. Kenosha police say the crash was reported around 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kenosha Regional Airport, about 30 miles south of Milwaukee. Police say there was just one man on board. Flight More >

Crews recover body of 3rd worker from Wisconsin mill rubble

CAMBRIA, Wis. (AP) — Crews have recovered the body of a third worker from the rubble of a corn mill that exploded in southern Wisconsin. Didion Milling said the body of packing machine operator Pawel Tordoff was retrieved Sunday afternoon. The company says Tordoff’s body was found on Friday, but that recovery was delayed until More >

Police investigating woman’s killing in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police are investigating a weekend homicide. Police say it happened about 10:30 p.m. Saturday on North Palmer Street. The victim is identified as 35-year-old Shakira Hicks. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say a 30-year-old family member turned himself in to police. The investigation continues. Police say they’ll present More >

Project begins to clean pollution from Wisconsin harbor

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — A project to remove contaminated sediments from a harbor on Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin is underway after years of planning and legal battles. Contractors have started to dredge the bottom of the Ashland harbor, which long has been tainted with cancer-causing pollutants and clogged with wood from shuttered lumber mills More >

Wisconsin college sees more international student interest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison is receiving more applications from international students as nearly 40 percent of colleges across the country report receiving fewer such applications. Campus officials told the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/2rl4iHe) the university received about 900 more applications to join its fall 2017 freshman class from overseas, an increase of More >

Paul Soglin says he’s considering running for governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison Democratic Mayor Paul Soglin says he’s considering challenging Gov. Scott Walker next year when the Republican is expected to seek a third term in office. Soglin told the State Journal Saturday (http://bit.ly/2rRfT1Z ) the surprising appeal of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in Wisconsin convinced him to rethink a gubernatorial run. More >

Minnesota group helps Wisconsin inmates train service dogs

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A Minnesota nonprofit is turning to prison inmates in Wisconsin to train puppies to help people with mobility challenges, hearing loss, autism, seizure disorders and diabetes. Can Do Canines arranged the canine/prisoner partnership at the Jackson Correctional Institute, the La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/2qwa9uo ) reported. Can Do Canines prison More >

Sauk County Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

The Sauk County Health Department reports a dead crow found in Sauk County has tested positive for West Nile virus on June 1, 2017. “The positive bird means that residents of Sauk County need to be more vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites,” Cynthia Bodendein, Health Officer/ Public Health Director said. More >

Hillsboro Annual City Clean-up Day – June 10

The City of Hillsboro will have its Annual Cleanup on Saturday, June 10. The event will be from 8am-1pm at the Hillsboro Public Works Building. Dumpsters will be available for the disposal of freon containing appliances ($10/item), tires with no rims (limit 8 per resident), television and computer monitors ($10/item), white goods ($10/item), and miscellaneous More >

Mauston Woman Has Sentence Withheld, Gets 18 Months Probation

A Mauston woman who used a set of brass knuckles to attack a man pleaded no contest to a charge of substantial battery Tuesday. Court records show 55-year-old Linda Heyroth had her sentenced withheld, but will serve 45 days in jail and 18 months on probation for the charge. Charges of second degree recklessly endangering More >