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Police: Wisconsin man gropes 3 at haunted house

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have charged a Wisconsin man who they say groped patrons inside a Mount Pleasant haunted house. Daniel Rosmann of Kenosha is charged with three fourth-degree sexual assault charges, as well as disorderly conduct and lewd and lascivious behavior. Police say three people reported that the 51-year-old inappropriately touched them Sunday More >

Wisconsin officials consider bat protection plan

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials and timber industry representatives are trying to determine how to save the dwindling northern long-eared bat population while limiting the economic impact of preservation efforts. Press-Gazette Media reports (http://gbpg.net/1s255lI ) the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed protections for the bats, including adding it to the endangered species More >

Burke: Former Pres. Clinton will campaign in Wis.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Mary Burke’s campaign says former President Bill Clinton will be in Milwaukee Friday to rally support in her bid for governor. The former president’s visit is the latest in a growing list of those by high-profile Democrats in the race for Wisconsin governor. First lady Michelle Obama has campaigned twice in Wisconsin More >

Home sales hold steady in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wisconsin’s housing prices climbed slightly in September as the level of home sales remained about the same compared to a year ago. The latest figures from the Wisconsin Realtors Association show housing prices rose about 3 percent. The median price of a home rose from about $144,000 to nearly $149,000. Association president More >

Wisconsin DNR urges leaf composting, mulching

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is urging homeowners to compost or mulch fallen leaves to keep them out of landfills and reduce burning piles. DNR officials say composting means more room and landfill and less chance of errant sparks from burning piles starting wildfires. Fewer burning piles also helps maintain air More >

Halloween safety tips including safe costumes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s consumer protection agency is offering a variety of safety tips for trick-or-treaters heading out on Halloween. To prevent fires in homemade costumers, the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says to pick flame-resistant materials and avoid costumes that are billowy and baggy to minimize the risk of the fabric More >

Authorities Release Name of Farm Accident Victim

Authorities have released the name of the farm accident victim in Monroe County. Sheriff Pete Quirin said that 66-year-old Gale Burkhalter of Kendall was compacting silage when the tractor rolled over, killing him. The incident, which occurred on Sunday, remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office.

No charges against Superior officer in arrest

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin special prosecutor has decided against charging a Superior police officer after an investigation into whether the officer used excessive force in arresting a woman. Bayfield County District Attorney Frederick Bourg found that Officer George Gothner’s actions “fell far short of what the public expects” of police. However, Bourg wrote that “not More >

Milwaukee County to release Doe emails

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Milwaukee County officials are planning to release thousands of emails prosecutors collected during the first secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s former aides and associates when he was county executive. A spokesman for Chris Abele, the county’s current executive, says Abele’s office will make nearly 16,000 emails and attachments that prosecutors seized More >

Mauston Man Tentatively Charged with Disorderly Conduct

A Mauston man was arrested and tentatively charged with disorderly conduct. On Wednesday, October 15th, Mauston Police and Juneau County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 300 block of Maine Street, and then to the 100 block of Arlington Avenue for a disturbance. Law enforcement said 27-year old Jacob J. Dekeyser attempted to run through yards in More >