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White House: Obama to be in Milwaukee on Labor Day

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Milwaukee on Monday to speak at a Labor Day event. It gave no specifics about the event. A spokesman for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said she will attend Laborfest on Monday. Spokesman Joe Zepecki had no other details about whether Obama and More >

Milwaukee cook’s killer gets 42 years in prison

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee man has been sentenced to 42 years in prison for fatally shooting the cook at a restaurant last December. Twenty-nine-year-old Delorean Bryson was convicted last month of first-degree reckless homicide for the death of 21-year-old Reginald Evans at a George Webb restaurant on Milwaukee’s east side. Bryson had been charged with More >

Missing boy found in Fox River has died

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) – A missing 6-year-old boy found in the Fox River in Neenah has died. Police say Elijah Vanderhoof was in Riverside Park with his mother, older sister and cousins Tuesday afternoon when he went missing about 4:15 p.m. Neenah police responded and began a search. The boy was found in the river More >

Police reopen Wisconsin fun park restroom gun case

EGG HARBOR, Wis. (AP) – The Door County Sheriff’s Department has reopened a case involving a man who left a loaded gun at Egg Harbor Fun Park after learning his wife had been involved in a similar incident. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1AV806P ) reports 76-year-old Gerald Hitchler of Oconomowoc wasn’t initially charged because he has More >

Marklein Receives “Building Wisconsin Award”

PDC Electrical Contractors presented State Representative Howard Marklein with the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin (ABC-Wisconsin) 2014 “Building Wisconsin Award” at the PDC offices in Monroe, Wisconsin on Wednesday. Rep. Marklein received the award for his work during the 2013-2014 legislative session on behalf of Wisconsin’s construction industry.  Specifically, Marklein supported the Commercial Building More >

Rollover Accident in the Town of Seven Mile Creek

A New Lisbon woman received non-incapacitating injuries after a one vehicle rollover accident in the Town of Seven Mile Creek last Friday. 37-year-old Wilma Jackson was traveling west on Highway 12 and 16 when she lost control of the vehicle, went off onto the shoulder and in the ditch of the eastbound lane. The vehicle More >

Royall School Board Passes Resolution

The Royall School Board held its monthly meeting on Monday night. It accepted the resignation of Kate Ziegler and approved the hiring of Ryan Olson as a new 5th grade teacher. The board also passed a resolution that authorizes the borrowing of but not to exceed $2,600,000, and provides for the issuance and sale of More >

Mauston Woman Pleas No Contest to Battery and Theft

A Mauston woman pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery and theft. 26-year-old Taquisha Coleman appeared before Judge Paul Curran last Thursday. In an unrelated case, charges of 2nd degree sexual assault of an unconscious person and bail jumping were dismissed, but read in for sentencing. Judge Curran sentenced Coleman to two years of probation. The More >

Highway 80 Between New Lisbon and Elroy Back Open

Highway 80 is back open after several hours of a semi recovery situation. The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office was on scene of a semi rollover on State Hwy 80 near Lechner Road between New Lisbon and Elroy earlier this morning.The driver of the semi was transported to Mile Bluff Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. More >

Necedah Man Arrested After Physical Altercation

Last Friday afternoon, the Mauston Police responded to the 400 block of West Avenue to investigate a disturbance between a male and female. Juneau County deputies arrived on scene first. The female victim received injuries in the physical altercation, and was later treated for her injuries. There was damage to the residence from the male party More >