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Notice: Water Emergency Cancelled

On March 30th, 2015, the City of Adams and Village of Friendship cancelled the water emergency. All customers can now discontinue running their water. The City of Adams Water Utility

Alcohol Believed to be a Factor in Accident in Vernon County

There was a one vehicle accident in the Town of Christiana early Monday morning. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said the accident occurred on Highway 27 near County Road X. A vehicle driven by 33-year-old Gabrial L. Gore of Westby was northbound on Highway 27 when he lost control of his vehicle. He went off More >

Mauston Police Chief Set to Retire

After 40 years of policing and 20 of those years as the City of Mauston Chief of Police, Chief Mark Messer has officially submitted his letter of retirement effective June 1st, 2015. City Administrator Nathan Thiel said the City of Mauston wishes Mark and his family all the best in his upcoming retirement, and wishes More >

Service Tuesday for victim of suspected bank robber

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. (AP) – A funeral service is scheduled for the Marinette County man authorities say was killed by a bank robbery suspect who later fatally shot a state trooper. A visitation and service will be held Tuesday for 59-year-old Thomas Christ (krist) at the Presbyterian church in Wausaukee. An online obituary says Christ is survived More >

Vernon County Sheriff’s Office to Intensify Safety Belt Enforcement During April

To prevent deaths and injuries, the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, along with law enforcement agencies from all over Wisconsin, will intensify safety belt enforcement efforts during the month of April. In Wisconsin, approximately one out of five motorists does not buckle up, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said More >

Prison guard properly fired after bullying colleague

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A state hearing examiner says a prison guard who bullied a colleague who later committed suicide was properly fired. The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission examiner cites an internal investigation following the guard’s death in which dozens of staffers were interviewed at Oakhill Correctional Institution. The State Journal (http://bit.ly/1DkQo7P ) says examiner More >

Police search for driver who fled from chase

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Police in Kenosha are looking for a driver who fled on foot after crashing a vehicle in the front yard of a home. Debris scattered the yard in Kenosha where the suspect rammed into a parked car, flipping it over early Tuesday morning. WTMJ-TV reports police began chasing the driver about More >

Police declare South Milwaukee shooting death a homicide

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have declared the shooting death of a 68-year-old South Milwaukee woman as a homicide. South Milwaukee police initially reported Scheherazade Mae Chadwick was killed last week in an accidental shooting, but they said Monday that she actually was the victim of a homicide. Officers responded to a report of an accidental More >

Members of Congress grill VA officials over Tomah mishaps

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) – Members of Congress say they expect the Department of Veterans Affairs to hold responsible parties accountable as it continues investigations into an embattled VA hospital in Tomah. A pair of U.S. House and Senate committees heard testimony Monday from family members of veterans who died as a result of inadequate care at More >

Construction worker hurt during Wisconsin road project

ROTHSCHILD, Wis. (AP) – Rothschild police say a 53-year-old construction worker was injured when a beam fell and pinned him during a road project. WSAW-TV (http://bit.ly/1FaJMIl) reports the accident happened about 1:30 p.m. Monday as crews worked on a portion of Highway 29 west in Rothschild near the Wisconsin River. The man suffered a leg injury and More >