Wisconsin church bankruptcy plan to be put to vote

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Lawyers for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and victims of clergy sexual abuse are arguing over what creditors will be told before they vote on the archdiocese’s bankruptcy reorganization plan. The plan the archdiocese filed in February would provide about $4 million to compensate nearly 130 victims, but it would exclude hundreds of others. Bankruptcy More >

DPI won’t revoke license of porn-viewing teacher

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will not revoke the license of a teacher who viewed pornographic emails at work, despite Gov. Scott Walker’s request that swift action be taken to revoke the license. Andrew Harris was fired in 2010 from his job as a teacher at a Middleton middle school after More >

Governor extends propane emergency declaration

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker has declared another propane emergency. Midwestern states have been grappling with a propane shortage spurred by the cold winter, a temporary pipeline closure and heavy propane demand for drying grain last fall. Walker declared an energy emergency in October that lifted hour restrictions on propane delivery drivers. In January he More >

Wisconsin unemployment drops to 5.9 percent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s unemployment is down to 5.9 percent, its lowest level since November 2008. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in March, down from 6.1 percent in February. During that time the state added 6,400 private sector jobs. The national unemployment rate last month was More >

Baby gorilla dies at the Milwaukee County Zoo

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A baby gorilla born less than a month ago at the Milwaukee County Zoo has died. The gorilla, named Kassiu, was born March 19 to 13-year-old mother Naku and 27-year-old father Cassius. In a statement Thursday, the officials said zookeepers reported the baby and mother appeared normal Wednesday morning. But by the afternoon, More >

City of Adams and Village of Friendship – Water Emergency Cancelled

On April 17th, 2014, the City of Adams and Village of Friendship cancelled the water emergency. All customers can now discontinue running their water. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.   City of Adams Water Utility

Baraboo Man Charged with Operating While Revoked

A Baraboo man has been charged with Operating While Revoked. According to the criminal complaint, earlier this month, an officer pulled over a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign on Powers Avenue in the Town of Lemonweir. The driver identified himself as 35-year-old Christopher Nash and told the officer that his license More >

Flood Warnings for the Wisconsin River and Baraboo River

A flood warning has been issued for the following rivers: The Wisconsin River at Portage affecting Columbia County, and the Baraboo River at Reedsburg, Rock Springs, and Baraboo affecting Sauk County. The Baraboo River near Baraboo at 9:15 am this morning was 16.8 feet and the flood stage is 16.0 feet. Minor flooding is occurring More >

Brooks Announces Campaign for Re-election

50th Assembly District Representative Ed Brooks has announced that he will be running for re-election in 2014. Brooks, a Republican from Reedsburg, made the announcement at Seats Incorporated in Reedsburg Thursday morning. He says that Wisconsin has moved forward, but there were things that were left unfinished. If re-elected, Brooks says that he will continue More >

Wisconsin pharmacy owner facing federal charges

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – An Oshkosh pharmacy owner faces federal charges for allegedly selling muscle relaxants and pain relievers on the Internet to people without prescriptions. Prosecutors say Charles G. Schultz signed a contract with a website that distributes the drugs to customers nationwide. Oshkosh Northwestern Media reports ( Thursday that Schultz made more than $235,000 More >