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Kenosha man sentenced to life for 2012 homicide

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – A Kenosha man convicted of strangling a woman and leaving her body in a cemetery in 2012 will spend the rest of his life in prison. A Kenosha News report (http://bit.ly/1f0s01c ) says 53-year-old Javier Garcia was sentenced Monday afternoon. He continued to maintain his innocence, saying he did not kill Lisa More >

Steinhafel’s American TV purchase approved

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Dane County judge has approved the sale of five American TV & Appliance stores for a total of $21 million, including three to the Steinhafels furniture chain. American TV went out of business last month and shuttered 11 locations. Nearly 1,000 people in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa lost their jobs. More >

Hayes Pleas No Contest to Drug Charge

A Portage man has pleaded no contest to a charge of manufacturing/delivering heroin, a class F felony and has been sentenced. 25-year-old Andrew Hayes appeared with his attorney Tuesday morning in court before Judge Patrick Taggart to enter his plea. Hayes also waived his right to a pre-sentence investigation. District Attorney Michael Solovey asked that More >

Fatal Two Vehicle Accident in Vernon County

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Department has reported that a fatal two vehicle crash has occurred in the Township of Town of Bergen, north of Stoddard. Sheriff John Spears said that 45-year-old Eunice Beagle of Stoddard was operating a mini-van southbound on State Highway 35 just north of Windwalker Trail on Monday night. While attempting to More >

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, Saturday May 10th

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has announced it 22nd Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will take place on May 10th. Each year on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the country collect non-perishable food donations from their customers, including Mauston. Mauston Postmaster Scott Hughart said, “These donations go directly to More >

Milwaukee police investigate double homicide

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police say they’re investigating a double homicide. Officers responded to a report of shots fired about 8 p.m. Monday on the city’s north side. Two adult males were found with gunshot wounds in an apartment building. Investigators say it doesn’t appear to be a random shooting. No suspects are in custody.

Sheriff’s deputies search for teen who fired shots

TOWN OF GRAFTON, Wis. (AP) – A teenager accused of shooting at his sister’s boyfriend in Ozaukee County is still on the run. Sheriff’s officials said Tuesday deputies are still looking for the 16-year-old boy. Authorities say he was involved in a fight with the boyfriend at a home in the Town of Grafton Monday. Two More >

2 on motorcycle killed in collision with minivan

TOWN OF LINWOOD, Wis. (AP) – Sheriff’s authorities say two people on a motorcycle have died in a collision with a minivan in Portage County. The crash happened just before 5 p.m. Monday on Highway 66 in the Town of Linwood. Investigators say the minivan failed to yield the right of way and the motorcycle More >

Wisconsin’s next drug take-back day is Saturday

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Scores of Wisconsin law enforcement agencies will accept prescription medications this weekend as part of a national effort to safely dispose of expired and leftover drugs. The annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day happens Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous. Residents can find their nearest collection site More >

Firefighters rescue man from fuel storage tank

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay firefighters have rescued a man who collapsed in a large fuel storage tank. Crews from the Green Bay Metro Fire Department were called to the U.S. Oil Co. tank farm just after 11 a.m. Monday. Firefighters were able to rescue the man. But a floating floor inside the tank – More >