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Reps. Kind, Moore and Pocan Call for Further Action to Ensure Quality Care at VA Hospitals Serving Wisconsin Veterans

Three Wisconsin members of Congress are writing letters to Wisconsin Veteran Affair facilities. Representatives Ron Kind, Gwen Moore, and Mark Pocan wrote letters to facilities in Tomah, Madison, and Milwaukee calling for further action to address the negligent treatment and substandard care occurring within the VA system. While the letter itself praises the Wisconsin facilities More >

Two Vehicle Accident on the Interstate by New Lisbon

On Tuesday morning, a crash occurred on I-90 at milepost 60 near New Lisbon, which involved four injuries. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the right lane of traffic was closed for a bridge inspection and the maintenance crew traffic was passing the work zone in left lane at a slower pace than usual. 41-year-old More >

Tomah VA to host Veteran Mental Health, Homelessness Summit

The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold its second annual Veteran Mental Health Summit on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cranberry Country Lodge in Tomah. This year’s Veteran Mental Health Summit will be combined with an annual Veteran Homelessness Summit. The purpose of the summit is to assemble More >

Crandon voters recall mayor

CRANDON, Wis. (AP) – Residents of a northeastern Wisconsin community have recalled their mayor. Voters in the Forest County community of Crandon removed Rob Jaeger from office Tuesday and replaced him with Dennis Rosa. WJFW-TV (http://bit.ly/1AycuB5 ) says Rosa received about two-thirds of the vote in the community of about 2,000 people. Recall supporters began More >

Pediatrician accused of assault gives up license

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – An Eau Claire pediatrician acquitted of the majority of sexual assault charges against him has agreed to give up his medical license so that the remaining counts will be dismissed. Dr. David Van de Loo was accused of having sexual contact with 15 juvenile male patients while working at Mayo More >

Crimes unit investigates teen’s death

RACINE, Wis. (AP) – Racine police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old man. WISN-TV (http://bit.ly/1s2gZA9 ) reports police aren’t saying how the man died, but say his death is a crime. The teen was found dead in a residential area on the city’s north side Tuesday about 7 p.m. — Information from: WISN-TV, http://www.wisn.com

Court to rule on granting new trial over insanity

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule in a case where a Beloit man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend was granted a new trial over an insanity defense. The court plans to issue a decision Wednesday in the case of Donyil Anderson. He was sentenced to life in prison for More >

Milwaukee archdiocese owes millions in legal fees

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Is the Archdiocese of Milwaukee too broke to pay its legal bills? That’s the question Bankruptcy Judge Susan Kelley will be asked to answer Wednesday. Kelley agreed more than a year ago that the archdiocese would not have to pay legal fees while its bankruptcy case was pending so it could keep enough cash More >

Wisconsin transportation grant to improve trails

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – Central Wisconsin officials are planning to improve bike and walking trails with the help of a $120,000 state grant. WLUK-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1ztUmqD ) the state Department of Transportation grant will fund projects connecting trails in Fox Cities and Oshkosh. A regional planning commission transportation planner says there isn’t consistency throughout the area. More >

Parents: Didn’t suspect kidnapped boy’s aunt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The parents of a baby boy who was taken from a Wisconsin home and later found in sub-zero temperatures say they trusted the relative now accused of taking him so much that they initially didn’t suspect her. Kristen Smith of Aurora, Colorado, is charged with kidnapping 4-day-old Kayden Powell Feb. 6 and More >