Wisconsin health officials defending investigation of a blood infection

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials are defending their investigation of a blood infection discovered in the state. The Division of Public Health responded Tuesday to Assembly Democrats who questioned last week why state health officials delayed telling people that Elizabethkingia was spreading in the state. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services began investigating the outbreak More >

Wausau Police Identify Those In Officer’s Shooting

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a Wausau police officer who fatally shot a suspect in a domestic disturbance last weekend. The Wausau Police Department identifies the officer who shot the suspect as James Martin. Martin became a police officer in January 2015 after working as a Wausau community service officer. Police also More >

City of Wisconsin Dells Receives BCPL Loan

The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) approved a State Trust Fund Loan totaling $2,500,000 to the city of Wisconsin Dells to finance an extension to the Riverwalk. The Board approved loans totaling slightly more than $12.3 million at Tuesday’s meeting.  They include: ·   Village of Albany, Green County / Finance street repairs / $200,000 More >

Man Trapped Under Skid Steer Loses His Life

A man is dead after a skid steer fell on him and trapped him in Kildare Township. Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said in a release, the preliminary investigation revealed a Lyndon Station man was working on the skid steer that was lifted up and sitting on concrete blocks at a residence on West Limits More >

Monroe County Saw an Increase in Tourism in 2015

Numbers from the Department of Tourism were released last week, and travelers to Monroe County spent $82 million in 2015. That’s up about 3 percent from the county’s 2014 total of $79.8 million. Steve Peterson, Monroe County Economic Development Coordinator, said everyone involved with tourism in Monroe County should be proud of their efforts and More >

Last April Tied for Fourth Safest Month of April in Terms of Traffic Deaths Since the End of WWII

Last month, 38 people died in traffic crashes on Wisconsin roads, which tied it for the fourth safest month of April in terms of traffic deaths since the end of World War II, according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).  The safest month of April since World War II occurred in More >

Vernon County to Conduct Child Car Seat Checks First Wednesday of the Month

Vernon County will conduct car seat checks Wednesday from 11am to 1pm. Sheriff John B. Spears said Sheriff’s Office has four Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technicians that will work to teach caregivers the basics of correct selection, direction, location, installation, and harnessing of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts.  The technicians will also inspect More >

Berlin Man Dies In Waukesha County Crash

(Delafield, WI)  —  Waukesha County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a two vehicle accident that killed a 77-year-old man from Berlin. Deputies say a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old Waukesha man veered out of control, and then hit the Berlin man’s pickup truck. It happened Monday afternoon on the Highway 16 expressway in Delafield, and the More >

Milwaukee officer accused of child enticement

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee police officer has been suspended without pay after he was accused of enticing a child. The 45-year-old officer has been booked into the Milwaukee County Jail and is being held on $10,000 bail. Milwaukee police investigators are expected to refer the case to the county district attorney in the coming days.

Shawano parents face fine if their children bully

SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) – Shawano is the latest Wisconsin community to adopt a policy that fines parents whose children repeatedly bully classmates. Police will first issue a warning to parents if their child is involved in demeaning behavior. If the bullying continues after 90 days, parents can be fined $366. Another offense in one year would cost the More >