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Wisconsin fugitive found, sentenced 13 years later

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin man who was a fugitive for 13 years has been apprehended and will serve 18 months in prison after police found him on Facebook. Raul Olguin, formerly of Marshfield, was sentenced Thursday for conspiring to distribute cocaine. He went to Mexico while police were investigating him in 2000 for drug More >

Madison, teachers seek dismissal of lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Lawyers for the Madison School District and the teachers union want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the validity of recently agreed-upon labor contracts. The Wisconsin State Journal reports Thursday (http://tiny.cc/lx3gnx ) that the district and Madison Teachers Inc. asked that the lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and More >

Police: All-clear after report of gunman at MATC

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Police have issued an all-clear after a report of a gunman prompted authorities to lock down a building at Milwaukee Area Technical College. An alert on the college’s website says that MATC public safety officials and police investigated, but no threat was identified. Police were called to Building C at 8th and More >

Appleton officials criticize police Facebook page

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – Some Appleton officials are questioning a police practice of posting information about suspects on Facebook, saying it exposes them to public humiliation before they are proven guilty. Post-Crescent Media (http://post.cr/ZSi97r ) reports the posts meant to inform the public and solve crimes are often susceptible to hurtful comments, jokes and threats. Appleton More >

Woman dies days after Milwaukee apartment fire

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A 60-year-old woman who was not breathing when she was pulled from an apartment fire on Saturday has died. Authorities have announced that the woman died Tuesday at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital. They have not released her name, and say an autopsy is planned for Thursday. WISN-TV reports that firefighters found the woman More >

Spending on TV nearly equal for Burke, Walker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Spending on television ads in the race for Wisconsin governor is nearly equal between Gov. Scott Walker and Democrat Mary Burke. The latest tallies from the Center for Public Integrity released Thursday show estimated spending on ads that have run through Monday. The group’s totals show Walker and his backers have spent More >

Name Released in Death Investigation in Tomah

The 23-year-old Tomah woman who was found dead in a home in the 200 block of Hollister Avenue in Tomah Sunday afternoon has been identified. Tomah Police Chief Mark Nicholson said that an initial cause of death for Kathryn Jensen could not be determined. The county medical examiner performed an autopsy Monday. Chief Nicholson said More >

Veteran to march for PTSD awareness

U.S. Air Force veteran Travis Good will begin a 224-mile ruck march on Oct. 10, to raise awareness and money for healing and awareness for post-traumatic stress disorder. Good, a 15-year military veteran of the Air Force and the Army, will ruck march (the military equivalent to hiking with a pack) with other veterans from More >

Necedah Homecoming Court Announced, Plus Activities

Necedah is also celebrating Homecoming this week. Tonight, there is a volleyball game versus New Lisbon and a bonfire to follow the game. Then, tomorrow, Homecoming activities and competitions will happen between classes. The football game against New Lisbon at begins at 7pm. This game is also Senior Night for Necedah. The representatives for Necedah’s More >

WI Dept. of Workforce Releases Unemployment Rates

Wisconsin preliminary non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates are in for August and Juneau County unemployment is rate is down from July. According to the Department of Workforce Development, Juneau County’s unemployment rate was 6.3 percent in August, compared to 7.2 percent in July. That is still higher than the state’s unemployment rate of 5.1 percent. The More >