Madison’s mayor is proposing a ban on sleeping on public sidewalks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison’s mayor wants to ban sleeping on public sidewalks in the capital city’s downtown area. The Wisconsin State Journal reports ( that Mayor Paul Soglin’s new proposal would ban sleeping and lying on downtown sidewalks, public rights of way or on city office land between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. According to the More >

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Man Due Back In Court Thursday In 2014 Crash That Injured 13

(Baraboo, WI)  —  A man is due back in court Thursday in a 2014 drunk driving crash that injured 13 people on a Wisconsin Dells Army Duck ride. Joshua Armstrong, who now lives in Johnston, Iowa, has a 25-hundred dollar bond on three Sauk County felony charges of causing injuries by driving drunk with a More >

Mowing Mishap Kills Sauk County Man

(Rock Springs, WI)  —  A lawn mowing accident has killed a 76-year-old southern Wisconsin man. Sauk County sheriff’s deputies say John Elfers of Rock Springs was clearing brush when he fell off a tractor, and he was struck beneath mowing equipment that was mounted to the tractor. Deputies say Elfers died at the scene of More >

Three Arrested in Connection to Burglaries in Rural Areas

Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins reports that 3 people have been arrested in connection to several area burglaries in the rural areas of Tomah, Warrens, Oakdale, and Sparta.  Some of the suspects have also been linked to burglaries in Wood and Juneau Counties as well. The Sheriff’s Office sent out a notice on June 16th More >

No One Injured in Single Vehicle Accident in Vernon County

There was a one vehicle accident in the Town of Jefferson in Vernon County. Sheriff John Spears said 87-year-old Robert Hill of Viroqua was traveling on Helgeson Road going downhill when the vehicle began to hydroplane. The vehicle went off the right side of the road, into a ditch, then went across the road, down More >

Camp Douglas Teen Accused of LAX Bomb Scare Faces More Charges

Sentencing for a rural Camp Douglas teen accused of a bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport was postponed after more charges have been filed against him. Court records show that Clint Terrell was charged with four counts of bail jumping and two counts of disorderly conduct for violating court orders. Terrell is charged with More >

Juneau County DA Candidates Address the Mauston Common Council

Two candidates for the Juneau County District Attorney addressed the Mauston Common Council at its meeting on Tuesday night. Both Kenneth Hamm and Stacy Smith talked about their experiences as attorneys. Smith said he has the legal experience with 20 years’ experience as a lawyer and 14 years as a prosecutor as Assistant District Attorneys More >

Sparta Man Convicted of Sexual Assault of a Child

A Monroe County jury has convicted a Sparta man of three counts of first degree sexual assault of a child. Monroe County District Attorney Kevin D. Croninger said on Wednesday, June 29, after a three day trial, the jury deliberated for just over four hours before reaching their verdict. 50-year-old Harlan Swenson Jr. was previously More >

Madison Police Kill Home Burglary Suspect

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police say an officer fatally shot a man after he emerged from a lake, broke into a home and “aggressed” toward the officer with a pitchfork. Police Chief Mike Koval says the department received a call around 9 p.m. Thursday about a man who was chest-deep in Lake Monona, flapping and More >