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Icy Road Conditions Lead to Train v Car Accident: No One Hurt

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a car vs train accident. On Monday January 14th, 2019 at 5:46 pm, a vehicle driven by Jaimy A. Weber age 42, of Ferryville was traveling south on Highway 35 north of Stoddard in the Township of Bergen. The vehicle driven by Jaimy lost control due to weather More >

Traffic Stop Leads to Authorities Finding 33grams of Methamphetamine

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports that on January 13th, 2019 at approximately 11:05 PM, a Vernon County deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on Moore Road at State Highway 82 in the Town of Stark for having loud exhaust. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as Ashley M. Fish, age More >

Complaint: Patterson Admits To Extensive Planning In Kidnapping Of Closs

In a criminal complaint released Monday, 21-year-old Jake Patterson admitted to extensive planning in the kidnapping of Jayme Closs and the murder of her parents.  Documents show Patterson says he planned to kidnap Closs after seeing her get on a bus near her home and that he twice went to the home to try to More >

Bail Set At $5 Million In Closs Kidnapping Case

A judge has set bail at five-million dollars for the man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and murdering her parents.  Twenty-one-year-old Jake Patterson appeared in court through video feed from the county jail, speaking only to acknowledge that his name and address were correct on the paperwork.  He also agreed to waive a speedy More >

Gov. Evers Administration Faces Lawsuit Over Wedding Barn Liquor Laws

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty says it intends to file a lawsuit against Governor Tony Evers, Attorney General Josh Kaul and Wisconsin Department of Revenue Secretary Peter Barca in an attempt to bring clarity to whether wedding barn businesses are required to have a liquor license. The debate centers around whether wedding barns More >

Mile Bluff establishes SANE program for survivors of sexual assault

In recent months, a growing amount of national attention has been given to survivors of sexual assault.  To further meet the needs of local individuals impacted by this type of violence, Mile Bluff’s Emergency Department has developed a sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) program.   The role of a SANE includes evaluating and treating patients More >

Juneau County Meetings

January 18 – Health Committee January 21 – Committee on Aging & Disabilities

Dells Woman Arrested for 4th Offense OWI

Jennifer A Rhyner, 37 years of age, from Wisconsin Dells WI has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol DeForest Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 4th offense. Trooper observed a Toyota Corolla deviating from its lane on Highway 23 just west of interstate 39/90. After further contact with the driver she More >

Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings to Resume Feb. 5th At Tomah Memorial Hospital

After a month off for the holidays, the Tomah Memorial Hospital Parkinson’s Support Group will resume meetings Feb. 5 from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.in the hospital’s lower level meeting room. There is no formal topic, but rather a break out discussion will be held. For more information, contact Tomah Memorial Hospital community outreach health More >

Suspect In Jayme Closs Case Set To Appear Before Judge

Twenty-one-year-old Jake Patterson is scheduled to appear before a Barron County judge this (Monday) afternoon to face charges in the kidnapping of Jayme Closs and murder of the teenager’s parents. Patterson is expected to be charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping. The Barron County Sheriff’s Office says Patterson More >