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Pediatrician accused of assault gives up license

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – An Eau Claire pediatrician acquitted of the majority of sexual assault charges against him has agreed to give up his medical license so that the remaining counts will be dismissed. Dr. David Van de Loo was accused of having sexual contact with 15 juvenile male patients while working at Mayo More >

Crimes unit investigates teen’s death

RACINE, Wis. (AP) – Racine police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old man. WISN-TV (http://bit.ly/1s2gZA9 ) reports police aren’t saying how the man died, but say his death is a crime. The teen was found dead in a residential area on the city’s north side Tuesday about 7 p.m. — Information from: WISN-TV, http://www.wisn.com

Court to rule on granting new trial over insanity

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule in a case where a Beloit man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend was granted a new trial over an insanity defense. The court plans to issue a decision Wednesday in the case of Donyil Anderson. He was sentenced to life in prison for More >

Milwaukee archdiocese owes millions in legal fees

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Is the Archdiocese of Milwaukee too broke to pay its legal bills? That’s the question Bankruptcy Judge Susan Kelley will be asked to answer Wednesday. Kelley agreed more than a year ago that the archdiocese would not have to pay legal fees while its bankruptcy case was pending so it could keep enough cash More >

Wisconsin transportation grant to improve trails

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – Central Wisconsin officials are planning to improve bike and walking trails with the help of a $120,000 state grant. WLUK-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1ztUmqD ) the state Department of Transportation grant will fund projects connecting trails in Fox Cities and Oshkosh. A regional planning commission transportation planner says there isn’t consistency throughout the area. More >

Parents: Didn’t suspect kidnapped boy’s aunt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The parents of a baby boy who was taken from a Wisconsin home and later found in sub-zero temperatures say they trusted the relative now accused of taking him so much that they initially didn’t suspect her. Kristen Smith of Aurora, Colorado, is charged with kidnapping 4-day-old Kayden Powell Feb. 6 and More >

Agendas for School Boards and City/Village Meetings

City of Adams Agenda 2014-07-29-Change to 7-31-14 Adams-Friendship School District TBA City of Elroy TBA Royall School District TBA Hillsboro School District TBA Village of Lyndon Station TBA City of Mauston TBA Mauston School District TBA Village of Necedah TBA Necedah School District TBA City of New Lisbon TBA New Lisbon School District TBA City More >

Racine officers cleared in fatal shooting

RACINE, Wis. (AP) – An investigation has cleared two Racine police officers in the shooting of a man they said was wielding a knife. Rajko Utvic, 37, was killed July 6 by officers responding to a 911 call from a man who said he had taken 100 Ibuprofen pills. Police said the man refused to drop More >

Burke attacks Walker over jobs promise

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s latest television ad returns the focus of the campaign to Gov. Scott Walker’s 2010 promise to add 250,000 private sector jobs over four years. The ad unveiled Tuesday is airing statewide beginning Wednesday. It comes after two weeks of battling between Burke and Walker over outsourcing of More >

Public Meeting Involving Highway 27 Corridor Study in Monroe County

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss the study of Wisconsin Highway 27 from Interstate 90 to westbound Wisconsin Highway 71 in Monroe County, including a segment through the City of Sparta. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 19 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Sparta More >