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Federal gun charges filed against Jakubowski

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have filed additional weapons charges against a Wisconsin man accused of stealing numerous firearms and sending a threating anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western of District of Wisconsin said Wednesday Joseph Jakubowski now faces charges for allegedly stealing 18 firearms and two More >

Medical examiner: Probable opioid overdose killed 4-year-old

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Another young child has died of a suspected opioid overdose in Milwaukee County. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner says the death of 4-year-old Tyranne Beckless last week is being investigated as a probable opioid overdose, the seventh child under five to die in a similar way in the last 19 months in More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors Approve Sale of $8.7 Million General Obligation County Building Bonds

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors approved an $8.7 million bond sale for the new county administrative office building at its meeting on Tuesday morning. The approval came after some good news to the county in regards to its bond rating. Carol Wirth from the Wisconsin Public Finance Professionals, LLC told the county board Standard More >

Groups want Wisconsin to end solitary confinement of youth

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin juvenile advocacy groups are asking a federal court to order the state to stop using solitary confinement at its youth correctional facilities. The ACLU of Wisconsin and the Juvenile Law Center filed the request Wednesday as part of a pending lawsuit alleging poor treatment of juveniles at the Lincoln Hills and More >

Trump voices support for Democrat Baldwin’s ‘American’ bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he agrees “100 percent” with a proposal from Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin that would increase requirements to use American-made products in certain construction projects. Baldwin said Wednesday she hopes Trump will pressure Republican congressional leaders to take action on the bill. Trump voiced support for the More >

Stepmother charged in toddler’s death in Oneida County

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) — The stepmother of a 1-year-old boy is charged in Oneida County with reckless homicide in the child’s death. Twenty-eight-year-old Ellen Tran is being held on $50,000 cash bond in the death of Avery Edward. A criminal complaint says the toddler died of blunt force trauma to his head. The complaint says More >

Tribe asks judge to halt Ho-Chunk casino expansion

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Native American tribe in northern Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday asking a judge to block another band from expanding a competing casino, arguing the project violates both tribes’ gambling compacts with the state. The Ho-Chunk Nation wants to add hundreds of slot machines, table games, a restaurant and a More >

DNR Online Chat Will Dive Into Waterway and Wetland Regulations

Water regulation specialists from across the state will be available during a Department of Natural Resources “Ask the Experts” online chat Thursday, April 20, at noon. If you own property with frontage on a stream or lake this is an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about waterway or wetland regulations in Wisconsin More >

Sex Offender Release Information Bulletin

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has been notified Sex Offender Michael L. McGee will be released from Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center on or before May 1st, 2017.  McGee was convicted in Racine County of the following crime: Second Degree Sexual Assault (1987) McGee was initially sentenced to prison for the 1987 conviction.  McGee was More >

Western Technical College Announces Nursing Assistant Course in Mauston

Western Technical College is offering a Nursing Assistant course at the Mauston regional location beginning in May. The course will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays May 8th through June 29th from 7:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at the Mauston campus, 1000 College Avenue, Room 105.  This course prepares students for entry into health care occupations.  More >