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Tomah VA Dentist Involved in Infection Control Lapses Resigns

The dentist responsible for potentially exposing hundreds of veterans at the Tomah VA Medical Center to serious infections has resigned. The dentist under investigation was scheduled for a hearing before a summary review board Monday. The VA is currently offering free screenings for nearly 600 veterans who were treated by the dentist from October of More >

Ryan Won’t Let Trump’s Tweets Stop Them From Working Together

(Washington, DC)  —  House Speaker Paul Ryan of Janesville says he has patched up his previously tense relationship with President Elect Donald Trump. And he tells CBS’s “60 Minutes” that Trump’s occasionally exaggerated tweets won’t stop the two from working together. Ryan says he has spoken with Trump almost every day since the November eighth More >

Governor mulling money for teen prison

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he’s open to having the state help pay for a new juvenile corrections center in Milwaukee County. Currently, the state’s two secure juvenile facilities share a campus north of Wausau. Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls have been under criminal investigation for More >

Madison musician was to perform at deadly warehouse fire

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison-based electronic musician was supposed to perform at an Oakland, California, warehouse where a deadly fire broke out at a late-night dance party. Joel Shanahan performs as Golden Donna. The Capital Times (http://bit.ly/2gVnnJ7 ) reports Shanahan posted on Facebook that he is safe. In his post Saturday morning, Shanahan said More >

Authorities searching for robber who held up West Allis bank

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a robber who held up a bank in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis. Officers were called late Saturday morning to a BMO Harris Bank on a report of an armed robbery. Investigators say the man armed with a handgun entered the bank and demanded money. More >

Wisconsin Milk Prices Keep Dropping For Farmers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dairy farmers continue to struggle with declining business as the popularity of milk alternatives is continuing to rise. Alternatives to dairy milk, which include almond milk, soy milk and rice milk, are becoming more popular for various reasons. Madison’s Willy Street Co-op grocery category manager Dean Kallas said the biggest reason More >

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Warrens Man Pleads No Contest to Possession of Methamphetamine

A Warrens man pleaded no contest to a charge of possession of methamphetamine last Tuesday. Court records show 43-year-old Peter Bennett Junior had his sentenced withheld, and will serve one year on probation with no jail time for the charge. Prosecutors dismissed one drug related charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, but that charge read More >

Ryan, Johnson Slam Latest Problem At Tomah VA

(Washington, DC)  —  US House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Homeland Security chairman Ron Johnson are demanding more accountability at the Tomah VA Medical Center. The hospital that was heavily criticized two years ago for prescribing too many painkillers is now telling almost 600 patients that a dentist may have infected them with hepatitis or More >

Man Gets Life Sentence Without Change for Parole for Homicide at Tomah Hotel

The man convicted of stabbing another man to death at a hotel in Tomah has been sentenced. A Monroe County judge sentenced 27-year-old Zachary Davis Thursday afternoon to life in prison without the possibility of extended supervision. Davis was convicted in September in the stabbing death of 43-year-old Derek Magnuson in a Tomah hotel in More >