Review finds 24 deaths at Wisconsin nursing homes

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – A Gannett Wisconsin Media Investigative Team review has determined at least 24 assisted living residents within the 15 largest counties died following mistakes or mistreatment by caregivers in 2012 and 2013. At least 94 other residents were hospitalized or received emergency room care for broken bones, bed sores and other injuries More >

Adult smoking rates continue to drop in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Fewer than one in five adults smokes in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Monday that the adult smoking rate is 18 percent, a 2 percentage point drop from 2012. It is consistent with the national smoking rate of 17.8 percent. The 18 percent rate in Wisconsin is the lowest on More >

Wisconsin DNR enforcing new rules for ridding bats

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) – New state rules and regulations to protect bats are restricting property owners who want the pests out of their homes. Officials at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have been alarmed by bat mortality rates caused by white-nose syndrome. DNR mammal ecologist J. Paul White says the department saw a need More >

DNR: Wolf hunters exceeded quota by 4 kills

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wolf hunters exceeded Wisconsin’s statewide kill limit by four animals. The DNR decided to end the wolf season on Friday after tallies on Thursday showed hunters were one wolf over the 150-animal limit. The agency’s website shows the kill as of Friday was 154 wolves. State law allows the hunt to fun More >

Engineer Company returns to Camp Douglas

CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. (AP) – About 160 Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers return to Camp Douglas following their service in Afghanistan. The 829th Engineer Company will be welcomed home during a Monday afternoon ceremony at a Volk Field hangar. The unit is headquartered in Chippewa Falls and has detachment armories in Ashland and Richmond Center. The 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 December 8, 2014. 12/1  Arnold Svacina, Tomah, was leaving the County Market parking lot, Town of Hillsboro and Teena Revels, Hillsboro, was backing out of a parking space.  The two vehicles collided, but no injuries were reported. More >

CP Holiday Train Tonight! NOW92oneFM On Site

Today is the day! The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is scheduled to be rolling into Mauston at 4:15 this afternoon, and NOW92one FM will be on the train and will be interviewing the entertainment as the train approaches Mauston. The station will also be on site when the train arrives. Tune in around 3 as More >

Readstown Man Confesses to Stealing Village Christmas Tree

A Readstown man has confessed to stealing a community Christmas tree. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said the tree was stolen from the village park in the Village of Readstown in the early morning hours of November 26. At the time of the theft, the decorated Christmas tree was sitting in a village gazebo at More >

Tomah Memorial Reports 1st Confirm Case of Flu

The flu season has officially arrived at Tomah Memorial Hospital and earlier than years past. Hospital Infection Preventionist Jan Path said officials confirmed a Type A strain of influenza which was further identified as an H-3 strain of flu in an 11-year-old girl who was treated in the hospital’s emergency room November 30. Path said More >

Sauk County Holding Ag Plastic Recycling Date – December 17

Sauk County is holding another collection date for ag plastics recycling on Wednesday, December 17 from 10:00 a.m.-noon. Farmers will be able to drop off their silage bags, bunker covers, net wrap, bale wrap, plastic feed bags, and hoop film at the Sauk County Highway Shop at West Baraboo. Plastic feed bags and hoop film More >