Health Advisory Related to the Current Circulating Influenza Strain

Influenza season has begun and this year’s flu season may be more severe. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory related to the current circulating influenza strain. Influenza A or H3N2 has been reported as the most frequent strain. Historically, it is known to cause increased hospitalization and death in very More >

Juneau County Employee Commended for Her Years of Service

A long-time Juneau County employee was commended for her years of service.  On Tuesday morning, the Juneau County Board of Supervisors recognized Charlyn Walter for her 27 years of service to the county. She was hired in December 1987 as a Clerk Typist I in the Human Services Department. Then in November 1988, she transferred More >

Elroy Family Medical Center to Host Health Fair – January 8

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health. That’s why Mile Bluff Medical Center is holding a health fair at the Elroy Family Medical Center on Thursday, January 8 from 7am till 10am. Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available, along with the opportunity to More >

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help Find Sparta Area Man

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for their assistance in locating a Sparta area man. 20-year-old Thomas Hartman was reported missing by his parents and was last seen on November 30 at a residence in the City of Sparta. The Sheriff’s Office and the Sparta Police Department have exhausted resources looking for More >

Officer wounds suspect in Dunn County

COLFAX, Wis. (AP) – Dunn County authorities say a law enforcement officer shot and wounded a suspect in the western Wisconsin village of Colfax after she showed a weapon. Sheriff Dennis Smith says it happened Thursday afternoon when the officer was serving a warrant at the woman’s apartment. He says the suspect pulled out a weapon, More >

Milwaukee man pleads guilty to drug charges

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee man whose girlfriend went missing in 2013 has pleaded guilty to drug charges related to the case. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports ( ) 39-year-old Kris Zocco pleaded guilty to keeping a drug house, possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine. Prosecutors dropped other drug charges in exchange for the pleas. Authorities More >

Milwaukee fatal shooting ruled self-defense

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police say a 42-year-old man fatally shot a man who was trying to rob him. A Milwaukee police spokesman said Thursday the Milwaukee County district attorney’s office reviewed the case Wednesday and determined the shooting was a justified self-defense homicide. Police say the 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the More >

Authorities: Milwaukee man crushed under car

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee County authorities say a man has died after his car slipped off a jack and fell on him. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports ( ) medical examiner’s office said Thursday that 50-year-old Frank Rogers was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident Oct. 31. Rogers was working on the car in More >

Wisconsin jury acquits man in fatal store stabbing

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A jury has acquitted a man who claimed self-defense in a fatal stabbing at a Kwik Trip store in La Crosse last year. The La Crosse Tribune ( ) reports jurors deliberated about seven hours Thursday before finding Mitrel Anderson not guilty. Prosecutors said Anderson killed DeMario Lee outside the convenience store More >

Milwaukee to speed police training in handling mentally ill

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee city officials say they plan to speed up training so that all Milwaukee police officers will get training to deal with mentally ill people. Mayor Tom Barrett said about 400 officers and dispatchers have received the 40 hours of training to be certified under the Crisis Intervention Team program since 2006. But More >