Wisconsin’s embattled jobs agency hires 6th CFO in 4 years

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s embattled economic development agency has hired its sixth chief financial officer in just over four years. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced the hiring of Brian Nowicki on Monday. His hiring comes after his predecessor Brandon Duck quit earlier this month after just seven months on the job. Nowicki has served as More >

Police officer dies in 2-vehicle crash in Dane County

TOWN OF ALBION, Wis. (AP) – A police officer has died in a two-vehicle crash in a rural area of Dane County. WMTV-TV ( ) reports it happened around noon Monday on County Highway N in the Town of Albion. Authorities say the officer had just started his shift. Dane County sheriff’s spokeswoman Elise Schaffer says a More >

Three Injured in Interstate Accident in Juneau County

Three people were injured in an accident that occurred on Interstate 90 at mile marker 59 Monday morning in Juneau County. The Wisconsin State Patrol said, 22-year-old John Vaughn of Nevada was traveling eastbound on Interstate 90 pulling a trailer, when it started to fishtail. Vaughn braked then overcorrected, which caused the pickup to lose control and More >

Data Breach Incident at Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells

The Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells announced a data breach in their computer processing systems. Guests who used a debit or credit card to pay for or place a hotel reservation, or made purchases at the on-site food and beverage or retail locations between March 9 and June 8 could be affected. If you bought More >

Mauston High School Choirs “Messiah” Alumni Concert, Dec. 12

On Saturday, December 12, the Mauston High School Choirs will carry on their tradition of singing Handel’s “Messiah” that began in our community over 35 years ago. The tradition was begun by Mrs. Eleanor Collins, choral director at Mauston High School in the 1970’s and 1980’s and carried on since then by current choral director, More >

Wisconsin DNR spent $5.2 million on property maintenance

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new report says the state Department of Natural Resources paid contractors about $5.2 million to maintain agency properties over the fiscal year that ended June 30. A law passed as part of the 2007-09 state budget require the DNR to submit a report on maintenance contract expenses to the Legislature’s finance More >

Hunter fatally shot in Columbia County

TOWN OF CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a hunter has been fatally shot in Columbia County. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources spokesman Jon King says a man was lifting a loaded rifle to a hunter in a tree stand when the gun fired and struck the 39-year-old man on the ground. The shooting happened More >

Boy killed in underage driver crash in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner is investigating the death of a 14-year-old boy who was a passenger in a car driven by a 13-year-old driver. Investigators say the 15-year-old lost control of the vehicle early Saturday in Milwaukee and struck a tree. The passenger was pronounced dead Saturday night at Children’s Hospital.

Driver held in fatal Oneida County crash

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) – A Rhinelander man has been arrested in an Oneida County crash that killed a passenger in the truck he was driving. Sheriff’s officials say 23-year-old Jacob Juedes died Saturday when the truck struck a power pole in Pine Lake. Investigators say the 20-year-old driver was apparently intoxicated when the crash occurred. WJFW-TV More >

Father of 4 fatally shot outside his home

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Police are investigating a shooting that took the life of a father of four outside his home on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Bridgett Macklin tells WITI-TV ( ) the victim killed Sunday morning is her brother, Timothy Houston. Macklin says her brother didn’t have any enemies, so his death is hard to understand. More >