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Omro couple charged in online sex scam targeting neighbor

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A man and woman from Omro are facing felony charges after they were accused of setting up an online sex ad that had men showing up at their neighbor’s doorstep. Becky Drake tells WLUK-TV the last three weeks have been a nightmare with men coming to her family’s house at all hours and More >

Rare cranes being introduced in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A dozen young whooping cranes from Wisconsin, Maryland, and Alberta, Canada, are being gradually introduced to the wild in a Louisiana refuge. The Audubon Species Survival Center’s assistant curator, Richard Dunn, says Tuesday was a big day. He brought the rare, endangered birds to the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge on the southwest More >

Juneau County Jail Roster

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Mauston Common Council Approves the 2018 Wages for City of Mauston Employees

Mauston Common Council members disagreed on one part of the proposed 2018 wages for the City of Mauston employees Tuesday evening. During the council meeting, Alderperson Katie Steinke proposed an amendment to raise the police clerk’s wage to $19 an hour and to set the court clerk’s wage to $17 an hour. Her reasoning was More >

New Lisbon School Board Approves Short-Term Borrowing

The New Lisbon School Board approved a resolution for short term borrowing at its meeting on Monday night. Superintendent Dennis Birr said each year at the annual meeting in August the district voters approve authorizing the school board to borrow money on short-term loans. The resolution was for the district to borrow from time to More >

5 Juveniles Arrest, 7 Injured in Chase Crash

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Five juveniles, including a 12-year-old, are in custody following a police chase and crash that injured seven people in Milwaukee. Police say officers were trying to stop a stolen Jeep that was tied to an armed robbery when it crashed west of the Marquette University campus downtown about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Five More >

Complaint filed for boy who wants to dance competitively

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for a Wisconsin boy who wants to compete with his high school dance team have filed a federal civil rights complaint after the Minnesota State High School League barred him from championship competition. The Star Tribune says the Pacific Legal Foundation filed the complaint Tuesday with the Office for Civil Rights in the More >

Georgia man convicted in death of Wisconsin woman

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (AP) — A Georgia man has been convicted in last year’s strangulation death of a Wisconsin woman. Crawford County jurors deliberated seven hours Monday before finding 50-year-old Jimmy McDaniel of Hampton, Georgia, guilty of first-degree reckless homicide and strangulation and suffocation in the October 2016 death of 53-year-old Linda Kline of More >

Walker udderly uninterested in ending ‘America’s Dairyland’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker thinks the push to replace “America’s Dairyland” on Wisconsin’s license plates is udderly ridiculous. So he’s putting the idea out to pasture. Walker told farm reporter Pam Jahnke in an interview Tuesday that there was “no way” Wisconsin would change the license plate. The head of the state More >

Democratic governor candidate Flynn favors legalizing pot

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Matt Flynn says if Wisconsin voters want to legalize marijuana, he’s all for it. Flynn on Tuesday called for the Republican-controlled Legislature to put a non-binding referendum on the November 2018 ballot asking if there’s support for the legalization and sale of marijuana. If it would pass, More >