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US Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin voter ID law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked Wisconsin from implementing a law requiring voters to present photo IDs. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday declared the law constitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union followed that up the next day with an emergency request to the Supreme Court asking it to More >

Court orders tribal night deer case re-opened

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court has ordered a judge to reconsider a decades-old ruling barring Chippewa tribes from hunting deer at night in northern Wisconsin. The Chippewa have pushed for years for a tribal night hunt in the ceded territory, a huge swath of northern Wisconsin the tribes handed over to More >

60 more Manitowoc Ice employees facing layoffs

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) – A second round of layoffs at a Manitowoc-based company that specializes in ice products is expected to affect about 60 employees. HTR Media (http://htrne.ws/1oVezz7 ) reports the upcoming Manitowoc Ice layoffs will happen in early December. A state Department of Workforce Development official says 50 workers were laid off in August and More >

Adams County Sheriff’s Office Joins MACH

  The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is the second Sheriff’s Office in the State of Wisconsin to join a multi-agency effort to work together.The Sheriff’s Office recently installed and implemented the Mobile Architecture and Communications Handling or MACH software program. This program was purchased jointly by the Wisconsin State Patrol and Department of Natural Resources, More >

Two Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Adams

Two Adams men were arrested for disorderly conduct. Last Sunday, an Adams Police officer responded to the 200 block of North Elm Street for a domestic disturbance between 55-year-old Charles Fee Senior and 20-year-old Charles Fee Junior. A witness told the officer the two were arguing and the fight had turned physical. Both men gave More >

Hit and Run Incident in the Town of Preston

There was a hit and run incident in the Town of Preston in Adams County. According to the police report, on September 29, an unknown vehicle was driving northbound on Highway 13 when it entered into the east shoulder and struck a mailbox. The vehicle travelled north in the ditch before entering back onto the More >

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 >