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Man accused of holding woman captive dies following shootout

RIO, Wis. (AP) — Columbia County sheriff’s officials say a man who held a woman captive took his own life after a shootout with deputies who were pursuing him. Sheriff Dennis Richards says the woman was held against her will for two days by her boyfriend and was beaten. The woman says the man threatened More >

Police: ATV driver dies in rollover crash in Dodge County

TOWNSHIP OF HERMAN, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of an all-terrain vehicle has died in a rollover accident in Dodge County. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that it took a 911 call about an ATV crash around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday in the Township of Herman. The sheriff’s office More >

Madison-based AnchorBank to cut 101 jobs in next 3 months

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison-based AnchorBank is cutting 14 percent of its workforce as part of an effort to save money. The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1Ny9MAW ) reports AnchorBank is eliminating 101 jobs over the next three months. The company says 78 employees will leave by Sept. 30 after they took a voluntary separation package. More >

Sanders attracts 10,000 boisterous supporters in Madison

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders attracted about 10,000 boisterous supporters at a rally in Madison to show that his bid to snatch the Democratic nomination from front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton isn’t a longshot after all. Sanders told the crowd they made history by being part of the largest audience to see a More >

Governor OKs bill ending SAGE program

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill to end Wisconsin’s classroom SAGE program. The Student Achievement Guarantee Program provides aid to schools that maintain an 18-to-1 or 30-to-2 teacher-student ratio for poor students in kindergarten through third grade. Schools enter into five-year contracts under the program. The bill prohibits new SAGE More >

Governor signs GPS anti-tracking bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill designed to curb using GPS devices to track people. The measure makes placing a GPS device on another person’s vehicle without permission a misdemeanor punishable by up to nine months in jail and $10,000 in fines. The measure carves out exceptions for police, parents More >

Juneau County Jail Roster

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Some inmates are awaiting trial and these defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Construction on County Trunk Highway H in Sauk County to Start July 7

Rehabilitation of CTH H from Fawn Valley Road to North Frontage Road in Sauk County is expected to begin, weather permitting, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 according to the Sauk County Highway Department. During the reconstruction, CTH H will remain open. However, the highway will be reduced to one lane during the day with flaggers being More >

Local School District Receive Aid for Special Education

Several local school districts were part of 143 education agencies to receive high cost special education aid. Those school districts were Hillsboro, Mauston, Necedah, and Tomah. School districts across the state received high-cost special education aid payments earlier in June to reimburse a portion of the costs associated with the education of children whose educational More >

Walker approves changes to recount fees

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that revamps Wisconsin’s election recount fee structure. Currently recounts are free if the margin is less than 10 votes with fewer than 1,000 votes cast or less than half-a-percent in larger elections. Requesters pay $5 per ward if the margin is 10 votes in More >