Wisconsin county raises sales tax after power plant shutdown

KEWAUNEE, Wis. (AP) — A county in eastern Wisconsin is implementing an extra half percent sales tax after the closure of a nuclear power plant. Kewaunee County is the latest in a long string of Wisconsin counties to impose the optional tax, the Wisconsin Public Radio ( reported. County Board Supervisor Lee Luft said that More >

Hoverboard blamed in Racine home fire

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Hoverboard that caught fire caused $60,000 in damage to a Racine residence. Fire department officials say the scooter caught fire in a second-floor bedroom about 1 p.m. Saturday. The occupants were able to safely exit the house along with the family pets. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish More >

Wisconsin birch trees being axed by thieves

MILWAUKEE (AP) — People with axes and chain saws are plundering parks, forests and private land in Wisconsin’s Northwoods to cut down thousands of white birch trees. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources held a meeting Thursday for law enforcement agencies, county foresters and others to address the issue, the Journal Sentinel ( ) reported. Natural More >

Man dead after standoff with police in Waukesha County

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say a man was found dead inside a Waukesha County home after a shootout and standoff with police. The Journal Sentinel reports ( that New Berlin police responded to a call about shots being fired just before 9 p.m. on Friday. When officers arrived, the suspect fired on them and they More >

Tomah Man Convicted of 18 counts Related to Domestic Abuse

Monroe County District Attorney, Kevin D. Croninger, announced Friday that on Thursday, a Monroe County jury convicted 57-year-old, Torry E. Anderson Sr., of 18 counts; including Second Degree Sexual Assault while using a dangerous weapon, two counts of Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, two counts of False Imprisonment, Strangulation and Suffocation, Felony Intimidation of a More >

Necedah Man Charged with Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property

A Necedah man has been charged with burglary after a DNA test linked him to a 2015 Town of Germantown burglary. Court records show 22-year-old Alan Smallwood also faces charges of theft and criminal damage to property. According to the criminal complaint, on February 1, a detective was assigned to a 2015 burglary. After reviewing More >

Madison Man Sentenced for Scheme to Pass Counterfeit $100 Bills

MADISON, WIS. – Jeffrey M. Anderson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Dominique Gaunichaux, 19, Madison, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William Conley to eight months in federal prison for his role in passing counterfeit U.S. currency at numerous merchants in southern Wisconsin. Gaunichaux pleaded guilty More >

Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 29

Prescription Drug Take Back Day has been scheduled for April 29. The take back day is part of a nationwide campaign by the Department of Justice to curb prescription drug abuse known as Dose of Reality. In Juneau County, the Substance Abuse Free Environment (SAFE) has partnered up with Juneau County Sheriff’s Office and the Mauston More >

Planned Power Outage in Wonewoc Monday

The Village of Wonewoc will experience a planned power outage on Monday, April 10th. According to the village’s website, power will be off from 10am-2pm because Alliant Energy will be replacing a power pole that was damaged by a fire. If you have questions, call the village hall at 464-3114.

Former chancellor says no personal gain in foundation deals

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh chancellor accused of illegally transferring millions from the university to its foundation says he didn’t personally benefit. The Board of Regents have sued former Chancellor Richard Wells and former Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services Thomas Sonnleitner alleging they illegally transferred $11.3 million to cover construction projects More >