Man charged with gunning down ex-girlfriend

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 21-year-old Milwaukee man is charged with fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of a hospital as she arrived for work. Prosecutors charged Pierre Douglas Gardner with first-degree reckless homicide in the shooting of Nya Yesmine Nicole Hammond. Hammond left Gardner three weeks earlier, citing domestic abuse. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( More >

Boy, 4, fatally shot in Milwaukee north side home

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say a 4-year-old boy has died after he was shot in a home on the city’s north side. The shooting was reported just before 6 p.m. Friday. The Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office says the boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the gun was fired inside the home, and More >

City of New Lisbon Water Department to Flush Hydrants Monday, October 10

The City of New Lisbon Water Department will be flushing hydrants Monday, October 10th through Friday, October 14th. For more information or if you experience water quality problems lasting more than four hours following hydrant flushing, contact the Water Department at 562-3794.

Murphy Found Guilty of First Degree Reckless Homicide

A jury has found a former Necedah woman guilty of first degree reckless homicide and second degree reckless endangerment. 23-year-old Natalie Murphy of Camp Douglas was originally charged with first degree intentional homicide in the shooting death of 24-year-old Andrew Dammen. She also had been charged with first degree reckless endangerment of safety. Murphy and More >

Woman Medflighted After Jumping Out of a Moving Vehicle on I-90

A woman was medflighted after jumping from of a moving vehicle out on I-90 near Oakdale. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, they had received the report around 7 Friday morning. Two troopers arrived on scene and assisted EMS with the patient, who suffered head and face lacerations. The severity of the injuries is unknown at More >

DOT Warns Drivers to Watch for Deer on the Roads

This is the time of year when drivers are more likely to encounter deer darting onto roads and into the paths of their vehicles. Bucks will be chasing potential mates during the breeding season in October and November. Deer also will be especially active at dusk and dawn while moving back and forth between their More >

Health Fair at Mile Bluff Medical Center – October 13

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health.  Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease, diabetes and hearing loss can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices.  Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and keeping those under control, may even help to add More >

Monroe County Special Waste Clean-Up Saturday

Monroe County will be holding a special waste clean-up Saturday, October 1, from 8am to 2pm. Residents can bring their home and farm hazardous materials to the Monroe County Landfill on Junco Road in Norwalk. Acceptable Items at No Charge: Hazardous waste: lawn chemicals, household cleaners, insect sprays,  paints, medications, compact fluorescent bulbs (cfl’s), waste oil More >

State Flood Damage Update: Estimates Reach $21 Million

Damage estimates have risen to $21 million from last week’s rains and floods in the southwest third of the state. Wisconsin Emergency Management says almost half the damage is in Vernon County, where two people were killed and 44 homes and business were destroyed. Twelve counties now report almost $14 million of damage to roads More >

Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Expecting Bountiful Harvest

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin cranberry growers are expecting an above-average crop yield this year because of nearly ideal growing conditions. Ed Grygleski is president of Valley Corp., a cranberry producer near Tomah in west central Wisconsin. He tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( ) that it has been a great year for growing because there More >