Investigation Continues In Crash That Killed Officer

(Albion, WI)  —  Dane County sheriff’s deputies are still trying to figure out why a state DNR employee caused a highway crash that killed a McFarland police officer. Authorities say 25-year-old Colleen Sutheimer of Fitchburg was picking up deer specimens when her DNR pick-up truck crossed a center line and hit an oncoming squad car More >

Authorities Seek Help In Investigating Deer Hunting Death

(Wild Rose, WI)   —   A second deer hunter has been shot to death during Wisconsin’s gun season, and authorities are asking for people’s help to figure out why. Fifty-six year old Gregory Welk was hit by a stray bullet late Monday afternoon while hunting on his property near Wild Rose in the Waushara More >

At Least Two GOP Lawmakers Propose Term Limits

(Madison, WI)  —  Two freshman Republican lawmakers want term limits for Wisconsin’s governor and Legislature. Slinger Representative Bob Gannon is the sponsor of a constitutional amendment to limit the next governor and lieutenant governor to eight years, and future lawmakers to 12 years. Rice Lake Representative Romaine Quinn says he’s co-sponsoring the amendment, which would need More >

Wildlife managers investigate shooting of sandhill cranes

SHAWANO COUNTY, Wis. (AP) – Wildlife managers are investigating to find out who killed a pair of protected sandhill cranes in Shawano County. Stockbridge-Munsee Conservation Warden Beau Miller says the large birds were standing in a field near a road when they were shot, likely with a high-caliber rifle. He says a few people heard More >

Wisconsin man charged in death of infant son

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) – Prosecutors have charged a Warrens man in the death of his 3-month-old son. According to the complaint, 26-year-old Troy Tralmer told investigators he dropped his son Chad on Nov. 5 while performing the Heimlich maneuver after the infant choked on milk. He says he tried CPR when his son stopped breathing and More >

Royall School Board Approves Tractor Purchase

There was a bit of disagreement at the Royall School Board meeting on Monday night over the purchase of a tractor. Director of Maintenance Tim Marshall said the current tractor is 15 years old and had a lot of issues. With a trade-in and a discount rebate, the district could purchase a new tractor for $12,000. More >

Former Thrivent adviser faces more charges

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Prosecutors in Winnebago County have leveled 20 theft charges against a former Thrivent Financial adviser. Oshkosh Police said in a news release that 56-year-old Jean Walsh-Josephson is suspected of stealing over $1 million from two elderly clients. Prosecutors filed the charges on Tuesday. A court commissioner set Walsh-Josephson’s bail at $10,000 during More >

Ejected Badger fan sends police 240 coconut doughnuts

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – University of Wisconsin-Madison Police say a California man sent them 20 dozen coconut doughnuts as payback after officers threw him out of a Badger football game Saturday. UW-Madison Police spokesman Marc Lovicott says the man traveled from Los Angeles to see the Badgers play Northwestern at Camp Randall Stadium. He was seated More >

Hunter killed by apparent stray bullet

TOWN OF MOUNT MORRIS, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a hunter has been killed by an apparent stray bullet in Waushara County. Sheriff Jeff Nett says the 56-year-old Wild Rose man was hunting on his property in the Town of Mount Morris north of Redgranite Monday afternoon when he was hit. The sheriff says the More >

Court: Wisconsin man can legally possess switchblade in home

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – An appeals court says an Appleton man can legally possess a switchblade in his home. Cory Herrmann cut himself with his switchblade in his home in 2012. He called 911 and was eventually charged with possessing a switchblade. He argued that Wisconsin’s ban on possessing switchblades violates his constitutional right to bear arms. More >