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Lunch N’ Learn Session Provides Insight to Community Discussions

The Juneau County UW Extension’s latest Lunch N’ Learn on April 30 was about engaging citizens in the exploration and development of civil, civic discussions. The session, which was held at the UW-Extension conference room in Mauston, was led by James Schneider and Pete Shively from the Interactivity Foundation (IF). Schneider and Shively talked about More >

Mauston Police Department Reports

On May 8, 2015 approximately 9:15 pm, a call came into Juneau County Communication Center of a three story apartment complex in Mauston and that there were two people trapped in their apartment due to smoke, one of which was a two-year-old child. Mauston Police Officers and Juneau County Sheriff Deputies were the first on More >

WIS 21 lane closures begin Monday in Adams County

Work on WIS 21 over the Big Roche A Cri Creek in the town of Strongs Prairie is scheduled to begin Monday, May 11. Motorists can expect to encounter temporary traffic signals and flagging operations. The lane closures are necessary for crews to complete bridge deck and sidewalk repairs. All work is scheduled for completion before the More >

Richland Center Man Arrested for OWI – 5th Offense

A Richland Center man was arrested for OWI – 5th offense. On Thursday, a Wisconsin State Patrol officer stopped a vehicle on Highway 80 in Richland County for erratic driving and an expired registration. Upon contact with the driver, 39-year-old Ryan James Nimocks, the trooper noticed he was not wearing a seatbelt and that there More >

Madison man convicted of 13 felonies in video voyeurism case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison man has been convicted of taking nude videos of unknowing customers at a tanning salon. Twenty-eight-year-old Benjamin Brossard pleaded no contest Thursday to 13 felony counts and two misdemeanor counts. The Wisconsin State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1FTAUJb ) that most of the incidents involved patrons at Sun Tan City near More >

Wisconsin DNR reports 1st case of H5N2 bird flu in wild bird

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An owl found dead in northeastern Wisconsin is the first wild bird in the state to test positive for a bird flu strain that has swept through poultry farms in the Midwest. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the snowy owl died from the H5N2 virus, the same strain that has More >

Teen charged with stabbing father of former prom date

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 17-year-old Madison boy stabbed and wounded the father of his former prom date because her parents asked him to help pay for the prom dress she wouldn’t get to use. The criminal complaint charges the McFarland High School student with attempted first-degree intentional homicide for allegedly stabbing Matthew More >

Police: Milwaukee ice cream vendor struck, killed by vehicle

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police say a Milwaukee ice cream vendor has died after getting hit by one of two vehicles that was in a crash on the city’s south side. The Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office identified the man as 49-year-old Andres Marin. Police say Marin was on a pedal cart Thursday morning when he More >

Police: Woman buried her dead newborn in yard 5 years ago

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — Police say a Sauk County woman buried her newborn child that died during childbirth in her family’s yard five years ago. Baraboo Police Chief Mark Schauf says 33-year-old Brenda Bomstein didn’t notify any proper authority that the infant had died, and she was arrested Tuesday. According to online court records, she More >

Committee OKs solicitor general office for DOJ

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans on the Legislature’s finance committee have approved creating a solicitor general’s office within the state Department of Justice. DOJ officials asked Gov. Scott Walker to create the office in his state budget. The agency says it needs the office to help deal with appellate litigation. Walker’s budget calls a five-person More >