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Update: Person of Interest No Danger to the Public in Tomah

On October 17, 2014 information was supplied to the Tomah Police Department that a subject was  seen wearing a white mask carrying a sign saying “Wake Up America”.  Along with this information it was reported that the back side of the sign indicated “Watch what I do.”  Additionally one report indicated that the person was More >

1st Annual Autumn Scamper 5k Run/Walk a Success

Bundled in mittens and long sleeves, individuals of all ages braved the rain and cold to participate in Necedah Family Medical Center’s first annual Autumn Scamper 5k Run/Walk on October 4. To start the morning festivities, 23 kids took part in a run/walk inside the Necedah School.  After moving their little legs as fast as More >

Teen Driver Safety Week – October 19th-25th

To help protect teens from death and injuries, Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed the week of October 19th to 25th as Teen Driver Safety Week in Wisconsin. The annual Teen Driver Safety Week is to encourage teens to make better decisions behind the wheel and increase parental involvement as teenagers gain driving experience. David Pabst, More >

Adams County Man Formally Charged With Sexual Assault of a Minor

An Adams County man was formally charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 and one count of incest. 38-year-old Christopher Quinnell, owner of the Adams County Emergency Services, appeared in court on Tuesday for his initial appearance. The criminal complaint states a social worker, who had contact More >

Investigators Charged Lone Rock Woman for “Faking” Cancer

Several law enforcement agencies are charging a Lone Rock woman, 29-year-old Theresa Stub, for “faking” cancer and raising thousands of dollars from charities and individuals for the false diagnosis. According to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office: The investigation alleges Strub was the beneficiary of thousands of dollars that was raised through fundraisers, charitable More >

ADRC Puts On “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” Workshop

The ADRC of Eagle Country is sponsoring a “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” workshop. The program is designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend, by reducing stress, improving self-confidence, communicating feelings better, balance their lives and increasing their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful sources. More >

Man accused of fatally shooting wife in Sawyer Co.

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) – A man is accused of fatally shooting his wife in Sawyer County. The 26-year-old man is due in court Friday for a bond hearing. He’s being held on a possible charge of first-degree intentional homicide. Authorities say the man called 911 on Oct. 5 to report that his wife had been More >

Woman charged with trying to kill husband

CLAYTON, Wis. (AP) – A 22-year-old Polk County woman is charged with strangling and stabbing her husband, who survived the attack. Authorities say Samantha Blackwell told investigators she had been fighting with her husband about finances and household responsibilities Tuesday night. WQOW-TV (http://bit.ly/1sYXR8s ) reports Blackwell admitted to slapping and punching her husband, stabbing him More >

DNR urges waterfront owners to check for invasives

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin environmental officials are urging waterfront property owners to check for invasive species clinging to their docks and swimming rafts as they pull them out of the water for the winter. State law requires anyone pulling a boat or other items such as docks, lifts and rafts out of the water to More >

Madison police use armored vehicle in standoff

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Madison police used their new armored rescue vehicle to end a standoff with a man who fired toward officers. The man, who is in his 50s, was taken into custody Thursday night after the 90-minute standoff. He was taken to a hospital for an evaluation. Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain tells the Wisconsin More >