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Mauston PD K9 Unit Assists in Citation and Arrest

Thursday evening Mauston PD’s K-9 Unit was asked to assist the Sheriff’s Department with a traffic stop at West State and Beach Street in the City. While the deputy was conducting business in relation to the traffic stop, the K-9 handler approached the vehicle, and advised the passenger, that he had a trained drug detection More >

Divers end search of Sheboygan River

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – Authorities used chain saws to clear brush and reach the victim of a car crash along the Sheboygan River. Authorities say the driver struck several trees and a power pole in the crash early Friday in Sheboygan’s Kiwanis Park. He was found outside the vehicle along the river bank. Divers searched the More >

2 companies plan SE Wisconsin expansion

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Plans by two companies to expand operations in southeastern Wisconsin could bring more than 800 jobs to the area. The packaging materials company Uline says it will relocate its Midwest distribution center and 475 jobs from Waukegan, Ill., to Kenosha. The company plans to buy 200 acres and build a 1 More >

Wisconsin court grants new trial in homicide

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has granted a new trial for a Milwaukee man convicted of homicide. A jury found Jimothy Jenkins guilty of being party to first-degree intentional homicide in connection with a street shooting in 2007 that left Anthony Weaver dead. Jenkins was sentenced to life in prison. He argued that his More >

Extra money leads to more walleyes in Wisconsin

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s lakes will be more heavily stocked with walleyes this year thanks to extra funding from the state and private sector. Oshkosh Northwestern Media reports Friday (http://tiny.cc/315tix ) that hundreds of thousands of walleye will be stocked this year. In 2012, the state Department of Natural Resources raised 40,000 growth fingerlings for More >

Big retailers suing Janesville over tax bills

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) – Retailers Sears, Target, Blain Supply and Menards are accusing the city of Janesville of overcharging them on their property taxes. The Janesville Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1kdml51 ) the stores have filed lawsuits seeking refunds totaling $419,000, with the largest being $217,000 sought by Menards. They argue their 2013 city assessments are higher than More >

25 endangered chicks stomped or crushed to death

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials say someone either stomped to death or crushed 25 chicks that belong to an endangered species. Wisconsin State Journal reported Friday (http://bit.ly/1y3j1BP ) that the endangered common terns were killed on an island in Lake Butte des Morts near Oshkosh. DNR spokeswoman Joanne Haas says the chicks were discovered Tuesday More >

Missing kayakers found safe in Door County

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) – The woman and two boys who went missing while kayaking in Door County have been found safe about 12 hours after they were reported missing. The U.S. Coast Guard says the three were found in their kayaks about 14 miles from where they set out on Thursday afternoon. A U.S. More >

Wisconsin site to host old-time bicycle ride

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A group of antique bicycle enthusiasts will lead a ride at a southeastern Wisconsin historical site. The Wheelmen will visit Old World Wisconsin on July 19. Site visitors can bring their own bikes and join the Wheelmen for a 10-mile ride through the site and on area roads. The Wheelmen also will More >

Chicago Bears donate to damaged Wisconsin school

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (AP) – The Chicago Bears are donating $50,000 to help repair tornado damage at their former practicing grounds at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The team is expected to present a check to school officials Friday. The Bears held summer training camps at the Platteville campus from 1984 to 2001. The university was damaged June 16 More >