Sitter convicted in baby’s death will appeal

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – The baby sitter found guilty in Sauk County of killing an infant in her care plans to appeal her conviction. Jeanette Janusiak, of Reedsburg, was found guilty last month in the death of 4-month Payten Rain Shearer. The Baraboo News Republic ( ) says the woman’s attorney has filed paperwork in More >

Convicted Minnesota murderer seeks new trial

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A Minnesota man who was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a father and son has asked for a new trial. The La Crosse Tribune reports ( ) Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota, Minnesota filed a motion in La Crosse County Circuit Court. It claims nine of the 12 jurors believed More >

Wisconsin GOP files complaint over Trek ad

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Republican Party has filed a complaint with the state elections board over a full-page newspaper ad by Trek Bicycle Corp., saying it amounts to an illegal contribution to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. She is the sister of Trek president John Burke. Their father started the company in the 1970s More >

Railroad tracks open following Slinger derailment

SLINGER, Wis. (AP) – The railroad tracks have been cleared of derailed train cars in Slinger. Canadian National Railway spokesman Patrick Waldron said Tuesday the tracks are once again open to train traffic. More than a dozen cars and locomotives from Canadian National and Wisconsin & Southern Railroad derailed Sunday night at a rail intersection More >

Court: Whistleblower law doesn’t protect interns

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court says a state law protecting health care workers who act as whistleblowers doesn’t apply to unpaid interns. The court ruled Tuesday that a former intern at the Medical College of Wisconsin did not qualify as an employee under the law because she did not receive pay or any benefits More >

Democratic attorney general candidates at forum

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – All three Democratic candidates for attorney general are scheduled to appear together at a forum hosted by the Dane County Democratic Party. State Rep. Jon Richards, of Milwaukee, Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ and Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne are all scheduled to appear at Tuesday’s forum. The event comes exactly More >

Illinois Man Charged with Disorderly Conduct

Mauston Police responded to a disturbance on the 500 block of Jefferson Street. Police say the incident happened on the night of July 14. 36-year-old James Beneventi of Leaf River, Illinois was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with the victim at the residence. Beneventi admitted that there was a verbal dispute, but he denied More >

Citations for Worthless Checks

A City of New Lisbon woman was issued two citations for “issue of worthless checks” on July 11th. 47-year-old Donna McCrary was cited $202.20 for each violation. Mauston Police are also asking for restitution totaling $114.00 for both checks written to the business on East State Street in the city. Both checks were written to More >

One Vehicle Accident in the Town of Viroqua

A one vehicle accident has sent a Westby woman to the hospital. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears says the crash occurred on Monday evening on US Highway 14 in the Town of Viroqua. 48-year-old Ginger Jacobs was driving North on US Highway 14 when she lost consciousness, crossed the median into the south bound lane More >

Supreme Court sides with railroad in collision

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has sided with a railroad company in a case involving a train that hit a minivan that was stuck on the tracks during a parade. The court ruled Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by a couple whose van was struck by a freight train in the suburban Milwaukee More >